Solvang, California October 5, 2017/Best of Life PR/–One of the “Most Christmassy Towns in America” according to Time Magazine is Solvang, California. One of the many Solvang holiday events is its annual Julefest (pronounced Yule-Fest). Julefest will begin on December 1, 2017, and go through January 5, 2018.
There are many Solvang holiday events that have helped earn the town the title of being one of the most “Christmassy towns” in the US from Time Magazine.
This year, Solvang will be hosting its annual holiday event known as Julefest. During Julefest, there will be many different Solvang holiday events to fill everyone’s day. The theme of Julefest 2017 is “A Danish Tradition” and it will feature Santa, shops, wine and beer walks, a tree lighting ceremony, parade and pageants.
Santa will be taking pictures and accepting guests for free on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 4-6pm and Saturday, December 2, 9, and 16 from 10 am until 4 pm.
Solvang Julefest Holiday Events to Attend
Community Tree Lighting Ceremony | Friday, December 1, 2017 | Solvang Park | 5-6:30 pm
During the tree lighting event, there will be live entertainment, dancing, caroling and more leading up to the big event.
Shop, Mingle & Jingle | Friday, December 1, 2017-Sunday, December 3, 2017 | Local Merchants
Local merchants will all be hosting specials and sales during this event. Many different merchants are partaking in this event.
Julefest Parade | Saturday, December 1, 2017 | Starts at Solvang Veterans hall and ends near the Post Office
The Julefest Parade will be starting at the Solvang Veterans Hall. The route will take all 300+ participants west on Mission Drive. The route will make another left on Fourth Place, and then again on Copenhagen Drive. It will end at the Post Office on Alisal Road.
Solvang Julefest Wine & Beer Walk | Saturday, December 9-10, 2017 | 11 am-4 pm
This event is for the 21+ only with tickets starting at $45 per person for a 2-day passport and souvenir wine glass.
Nativity Pageant | Saturday, December 9, 2017 | Outdoor Solvang Festival Theater | 5 pm-7 pm
Performances are free with seating on a first come, first serve basis. If the rain stops the event, the location will be adjusted and announced.
Holiday Lights & Sights Trolley Tour | Monday, December 11, 2017 and Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Solvang Veterans Hall | 6-7:15 pm and 7:30-8:45 pm
This tour takes guests around the area to see all of the light displays throughout Solvang and Santa Ynez Valley. Two trips are offered each night with tickets starting at $13 per person.
Solvang 3rd Wednesday Holiday Edition | Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | 2-6 pm
Solvang’s Annual Christmas Tree Burn | Friday, January 5, 2018 | Old Mission Sant Ines | 5-7 pm
This event is supervised by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and is one of the largest fire safety demonstrations on the Central Coast of California.