Free ballet performance during the annual
tree-lighting ceremony in Solvang Park (Mission Drive & First Street).
Solvang Tree Lighting Ceremony is usually held in late November or early
December on a Friday night.
2009 Solvang Christmas Winterfest
Solvang transforms annually into a
European-style Christmas setting, just in time for its annual Winterfest
Celebration. The village streets and shops are aglow with illuminated
twinkling lights that lend to holiday celebrating in the old-fashioned
Christmas village that remains decorated from Thanksgiving through New Years
Day. Solvang , California, USA's Julefest Celebration, has transformed into
a Northern European-style Christmas village with “ Village of Music ”
free concerts, holiday musicals and caroling complemented by many open
houses at local businesses and special events throughout the season.
Solvang, known as the Danish
Capital of America, celebrates Christmas by offering annual
traditions local families and vacationers seek. Carolers emerge around
corners and street musicians enhance the authentic scene of this free event
that's open to the public (except where admission fee is specifically
Holiday musicals, open houses and special
events will take place throughout the season.
SOLVANG FARMER’S MARKET
Time: 2:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays
First Street between Mission and Copenhagen Drives.
Santa Claus is scheduled to visit on December 9 & 16.
SOLVANG TROLLEY & CARRIAGE – Evening holiday light-sighting tours
and caroling rides. Fee. 805-794-8958
HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD HOUSE
- Lobby, Royal Scandinavian Inn, 400 Alisal Road. Fourth generation-Danish
baker Bent Olsen of Olsen's Danish Village Bakery created this impressive
8-foot by 11-foot gingerbread house using an estimated 250 lbs. of
gingerbread dough, 150 lbs. of powdered sugar and 3 gallons of egg whites.
Friday, December 4, 2009
SOLVANG JULEFEST TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY- 5 PM, Solvang Park , corner of
Mission Dr. (HWY 246) and First St . This year's theme--the Village of
Music ! Live entertainment coordinated by Alan Satchwell including Santa
Ynez Valley Union High School Choir, Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian
Church Choir and Fossemalle Dancers. Special visit by Santa and Mrs.
Claus. Gingersnaps (brunekage) provided by Olsen’s Danish Village
Bakery. Enjoy merchant open house events, as well.
EDELWEISS GERMAN CHOIR OF SANTA BARBARA AT BETHANIA LUTHERAN CHURCH -
7:30 PM, 603 Atterdag Rd., Free Christmas concert, all ages welcome.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
SOLVANG JULEFEST PARADE- 11 AM - Parade begins at Mission Santa Ines,
travels west on Mission Dr., turns left on 4th Street, turns left on
Copenhagen Dr. and concludes at the Solvang Post Office on Alisal Rd.
Featuring local groups, bands, vehicles and Santa & Mrs. Claus (as Grand
Marshalls this year), who will be in Solvang Park following the parade
for visitation & photographs.
SALVATION ARMY BRASS QUARTET FREE CONCERT Noon-1 PM, Solvang Park after
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP & COOKIE DECORATING – 1–5 PM Solvang Bakery
460 Alisal Rd. Make your own or purchase readymade. 805-688-4939
WANDERING DOG WINE BAR - PORT TASTING WITH CHEESE & WINE - 11 AM – 7 PM,
1539-C Mission Dr . Back by popular demand, get the holidays started
with some yummy ports! 805-686-9126
OWEN PLANT OF THE SUNSHINE BOYS FREE CONCERT – 2 PM, Corner of
Copenhagen Drive & First Street . Featuring Jamaican and contemporary
HOME CONNECTION HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 5-8 PM, 425 Alisal Rd. #D.
Refreshments and Holiday entertainment. Plus specials throughout the
PRESIDIO WINERY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 6–8:30 PM, 1603 Copenhagen Dr. #1 .
Free for Wine Club Members, $8 for public. Enjoy new release wines,
holiday treats and special discounts. 805-693-8585
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS CONCERT IN THE
SANCTUARY- 7–8:15 PM, 1825 Alamo Pintado Road , 805-688-6323
Thursday, December 10, 2009
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP & COOKIE DECORATING- 1-5 PM –Solvang Bakery
460 Alisal Rd., Make your own or purchase already decorated.
Friday, December 11, 2009
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY JAZZ BAND FREE CONCERT - 5–6 PM, Solvang Park Gazebo,
corner of Mission Dr. (HWY 246) and First St. Holiday medley of
Saturday, December 12, 2009
BEAUTE POTPOURRI OPEN HOUSE - 11 AM – 4 PM, 1693 Mission Drive . Sample
Salon Services, Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and champagne, plus
storewide sale. 805-688-5221
WANDERING DOG WINE BAR OPEN HOUSE - 12–7 PM, 1539 Mission Dr. Get ideas
for holiday parties with our themed wine and cheese tasting! $15 Wine
Society; $20 Public. 805-686-9126
MIRABELLE INN & RESTAURANT OPEN HOUSE - 3–5 PM, 409 First Street . “Meet
the Artist” Royanna Robertson and experience her paintings.
Complimentary wine tasting, appetizers & entertainment. 805-688-1703
NATIVITY PAGEANT – SOLVANG FESTIVAL THEATER- Performances at 5 PM & 7
PM, 420 Second St. Produced by a community group, this 23rd annual event
includes choir, actors in elaborate costumes, and live animals.
Fossemalle Dancers perform recital at 4 PM. Free admission, first come,
first seated. Rain cancels this event 800-468-6765
Thursday, December 17, 2009
SOLVANG TROLLEY & CARRIAGE FREE RIDE DAY – Times & route info:
Friday, December 18, 2009
SOLVANG WINTER SOLSTICE CAROL SING & CANDLE LIGHTING 6 PM - Solvang Park
at the corner of Mission Dr. (HWY 246) and First St. Join in the singing
and celebration featuring the Lamplighters A Capella choir.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
VALLEY WIND ENSEMBLE CHRISTMAS BRASS FREE CONCERT – 11 AM at Corner of
Copenhagen Drive & First Street PLUS 1 PM at Corner of Copenhagen Drive
& Atterdag Road .
SOLVANG VILLAGE DANCERS PERFORMANCE - 12–2 PM, Corner of Copenhagen
Drive & Alisal Road .
WANDERING DOG WINE BAR – THIRD
ANNUAL SPARKLING TASTING - 11 AM – 7 PM 1539-C Mission Dr. Stock up for
New Year’s with some amazing sparkling wines, each paired with a gourmet
cheese! Plus local artists hand crafted designs will be on display. $15
- Wine Society $20 - General Public 805-686-9126
SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH CAROLING IN THE PARK – 5- 7 PM,
Corner of Mission Dr. (HWY 246) and First Street in Solvang Park. All
are welcome to join in song.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
HOLIDAY HORNS BRASS QUINTET FREE CONCERT – 12-2 PM, Corner of Copenhagen
Drive & Alisal Rd
Friday, January 8, 2010
SOLVANG ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE BURN 6 PM, fields of Old Mission Santa
Ines, 1760 Mission Drive
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department will supervise the burn at one
of the largest fire safety demonstrations and community gatherings on
the Central Coast . All area residents are invited to bring their tree
(stands & ornaments must be removed) to the burn pile between January
1-7, 2010. Fire Department info: 805-686-8184
Many open houses, holiday musicals, and special events will be taking
place throughout the season. For more information and a printed 2009
Julefest Program, please call the Solvang Conference and Visitors Bureau
at 1-800-468-6765 or 805-688-6144 or visit SolvangUSA.com
Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau, Box 70 , Solvang , CA 93464
Visitor Center: 1639 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA
TOLL-FREE: 1-800-468-6765 SolvangUSA.com
The Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau promotes the culture, cuisine,
shopping, arts and attractions of the village known as the "Danish Capital
of America," centrally located in Santa Barbara County, California.
Major sponsor of the 2009 Julefest is Solvang’s Wine Valley Inn
with support from the City of Solvang and other area businesses.