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December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ City Hall
December 9, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Hall
December 23, 2019, 6:30 PM @ City Hall
November 28, 2019 - January 3, 2020
RUNS THROUGHOUT ALL OF JULEFEST
JOIN IN ON THE CITY WIDE HUNT FOR THE MYSTERIOUS SOLVANG NISSE! THIS NISSE HAS HIDDEN THEMSELVES THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN SOLVANG AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TRACKING THEM DOWN!
ALL JULEFEST LONG, USING NISSEADVENTURE.COM, WE WILL PROVIDE CLUES WE HAVE GATHERED TO THE VARIOUS HIDING SPOTS THE NISSE FREQUENTS. ONCE YOU FIND THE NISSE, YOU WILL SCAN A QR CODE TO CONTINUE YOUR ADVENTURE AND EARN A SPECIAL PRIZE AT EACH SPOT!
December 10, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Meet up with Solvang library staff at the Wandering Dog to share what you’ve been reading with other library readers, hear about their recent favorites! Sign up online at goletavalleylibrary.org. December’s theme is Graphic Novels! Wandering Dog Wine Bar, Solvang 1539 Mission Drive; info 805 688-4214
December 11, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A free concert for both adults and children. Folksinger and autoharp virtuoso Miller is also a master of the art of storytelling, skillfully interweaving folksongs and the stories behind them. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214.
December 12, 2019 - December 14, 2019
CHRISTMAS MARKET LIGHT SHOW
DEC 5-7 | DEC 12-14 | DEC 19-21 | DEC 26-28
THE CHRISTMAS MARKET LIGHT SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE ON COPENHAGEN DRIVE EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY IN DECEMBER.
THE LIGHT SHOW WILL INCLUDE VARIOUS SOURCES OF LIGHT CHOREOGRAPHED TO MUSIC. THERE WILL BE MULTIPLE SHOWS EVERY NIGHT, EACH WITH A UNIQUE SONG AND LIGHT PERFORMANCE! MAKE SURE YOU CATCH THEM ALL!
SHOW TIMES WILL BE RELEASED SOON.
December 13, 2019, All Day @ Downtown Solvang
SOLVANG’S CELEBRATION OF SAINT LUCIA DAY IS A NEW ADDITION TO THE JULEFEST CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2019!
SAINT LUCIA DAY IS A FEAST DAY CELEBRATED TO HONOR THE 3RD CENTURY MARTYR KNOWN FOR BRINGING FOOD AND AID TO CHRISTIANS HIDING IN CATACOMBS DURING THE DIOCLETIANIC PERSECUTION.
THE PARADE PROCESSION WILL BEGIN WITH A YOUNG WOMAN, “SAINT LUCIA”, DRESSED IN ALL WHITE, A RED SASH, WITH A CROWN OF CANDLES ON HER HEAD. SHE WILL LEAD A LARGER PROCESSION OF WOMEN HOLDING CANDLES.
December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Find something magical in our holiday sale: tons of used and new books, audiovisual materials, as well as unique handmade gifts created by library volunteers & friends! All proceeds benefit the library. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214.
December 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DECEMBER 14 & 15
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO!
THE SKÅL WINE AND STEIN STROLL IS A TWO DAY WINE AND BEER TASTING THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN SOLVANG. WE WILL BE FEATURING WINES FROM OVER 15+ WINERIES AND BREWERIES, WHILE ALSO JUDGING AN ANNUAL GLØGG COMPETITION.
GLØGG IS A HOT, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE FEATURING RED WINE, LEMONS, CARDAMOM, CLOVES, CINNAMON, GINGER, PORT, ALMONDS, AND RAISINS. THE CLOSEST “ENGLISH” VERSION OF GLØGG IS MULLED WINE.
ALL TICKETS COME WITH A COMPLEMENTARY WINE GLASS AND STEIN. A ONE DAY PASS IS $25 AND A TWO DAY PASS IS $45. ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE 21+ AND WILL BE ID’D AT CHECK-IN.
December 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
NOVEMBER 30, DECEMBER 7, DECEMBER 14, DECEMBER 21
SANTA’S VILLAGE IS OPEN EVERY SATURDAY LEADING UP TO CHRISTMAS DAY. COME ON OUT TO SOLVANG PARK WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES TO MEET MR. AND MRS. CLAUS WITH THEIR CHRISTMAS LISTS READY!
WE ALSO ENCOURAGE FAMILIES TO ENJOY THE WONDERFUL RETAIL AND RESTAURANT LOCATIONS WHILE IN DOWNTOWN SOLVANG. YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE YOU MIGHT FIND THAT ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFT FOR A SPECIAL SOMEONE!
WE INVITE YOU TO ENJOY THE BRAND NEW “SANTA’S LADE” EXPERIENCE. THIS IS A PAID EXPERIENCE FOR YOU TO ENJOY AFTER SANTA’S VILLAGE. WE WILL HAVE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS REAL SNOW AND LIVE ANIMALS! TI CKETS WILL BE $5 AND CAN BE PURCHASED ONSITE!
December 14, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Solvang Visitor Center
NOVEMBER 30, DECEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28
GUESTS AND LOCALS WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN A GUIDED TOUR LED BY A COSTUMED GUIDE. EVERY PARTICIPANT WILL RECEIVE AN LED CANDLE TO HOLD WHILE LEARNING ABOUT SOLVANG, LISTENING TO CHRISTMAS CAROLS, AND EXPERIENCING THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS. THIS EXPERIENCE IS FREE. PLEASE MEET OUTSIDE OF THE VISITOR’S CENTER, AND WE WILL LEAVE PROMPTLY AT 5PM.
VIP CANDLELIGHT TOURS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A FEE. THESE TOURS OFFER A MORE INTIMATE EXPERIENCE AND A PRIVATE MEET AND GREET WITH MR. CLAUS! PLEASE CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW FOR TICKETS!
December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall
The Santa Ynez Valley Chorale and Chamber Orchestra are delighted to announce their Holiday Concert Series, “CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD” on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th. On Saturday, the concert will start at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, at 3 p.m.
December 15, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
December 15, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall
December 16, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Veterans' Memorial Building
The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Thursday created a standing committee to address issues along Highway 154. The safety committee meeting will be holding a public forum on December 16 at 7 p.m. at the Solvang Veterans Hall. Childcare will be provided during the meeting.
December 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM @ Solvang Veterans Hall
Christmas light tour through the Santa Ynez Valley. See the many houses in our quaint valley that get into the Christmas spirit with their light display and decorations.
There are 2 tours available: Tuesday December 17: 6pm-7:15pm 7:30-8:45pm All tours leave from the Veterans Hall parking lot. Must pre-register for this event:
6pm tour: https://secure.rec1.com/CA/solvang-ca/catalog?filter=c2VhcmNoPTkxMzk1MQ==
7:30 tour: https://secure.rec1.com/CA/solvang-ca/catalog?filter=c2VhcmNoPTk0NzYyMA==
December 19, 2019 - December 21, 2019
December 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
A free drop-in craft workshop for all ages (under 8 need adult supervision). We’ll have materials and instructions for several different handmade holiday ornaments. Make a gift or a holiday decoration for yourself. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214.
December 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Solvang Visitor Center
December 21, 2019, 6:00 PM
Experience Christmas Magic this season. Only in Solvang. Southern California’s first ever Christmas Drone Show takes to the sky as part of Solvang’s annual Julefest celebration. Stare in awe as hundreds of autonomous drones move in a choreographed show highlighting some of your favorite holiday imagery. Visible from 5 miles in every direction, the show will delight and fascinate for nearly 15 minutes. For an extra special treat, limited Grandstand seating is available for an up close encounter and a fully immersive experience including a custom soundtrack, concessions, holiday vendors and more.
December 26, 2019 - December 28, 2019
December 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
Free screenings on the 4th Saturday of the month! December’s film is the 2019 release of Disney’s “Aladdin” with Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, and Billy Magnussen. Rated PG, 128 minutes. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214.
December 28, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Solvang Visitor Center