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2017 Holiday Happenings in SLO CAL

2017 SLO CAL Holiday Guide

Holiday cheer is making its way onto the streets, bays and ports of SLO CAL. We've compiled a list of countywide holiday happenings with everything from streets lined with lights to parades aplenty (including one exclusively for boats). Grab your scarves, heat up some cocoa and play in snow. Yes, snow. No matter your fancy, we’ve got an event, parade and tree lighting for everyone this holiday season. Check them out and plan your trip today!

Paso Robles

Holiday Craft Bazaar- Downtown City Park - November 24

Downtown Lighting Ceremony – Downtown City Park – November 24

Christmas Light Parade – Downtown Paso Robles – December 2

Illuminating Evening – Vina Robles Winery – December 3

Santa’s Holiday House – Downtown City Park – December 3-24

31st Annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase – Vine Street – December 9

27th Annual Victorian Teddy Bear Tea – Park Ballroom – December 16

Atascadero

Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony – Sunken Gardens – December 1

Holiday Musical Walk Around the Lake – Atascadero Lake Park – December 2

Winter Wonderland – Sunken Gardens – December 8

Holiday Magic at Charles Paddock Zoo– Charles Paddock Zoo – December 16

San Luis Obispo

Santa’s House in Mission Plaza – Mission Plaza – November 24-December 24

Classic Carousel in Mission Plaza - Mission Plaza - November 24-December 26

Elf the Musical - Performing Arts Center - November 29

Holiday Parade – Downtown SLO – December 1

A Christmas Story – SLO Repertory Theatre – December 2-23

Cal Poly Choirs’ ‘A Holiday Kaleidoscope’ – PAC – December 2

Santa Arrives by Amtrak - SLO Railroad Museum - December 2

The Nutcracker - Christopher Cohan Center - December 8-10

Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show - Performing Arts Center - December 19

Avila Beach

Polar Bear Plunge – January 1

Pismo Beach

Monarch Butterflies– Pismo Beach Butterfly Grove – Now-February 28

Holiday Harmony – Dinosaur Caves Park – December 1

Grover Beach

51st Annual South County Holiday Parade – W Grand Ave – December 2

Santa's Workshop Fine Art & Craft Faire - Ramona Garden Park Center - December 2

Arroyo Grande

Christmas Parade – Downtown Arroyo Grande – November 26

Elegant Christmas in the Village – Downtown Arroyo Grande – December 3

Oceano

Holiday Extravaganza - Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville Show - December 16-30

Morro Bay

Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain - Embarcadero - November 23 - December 12

Santa's House - Embarcadero & Front Street - December 1-12

Lighted Boat Cruise – Embarcadero – December 1

Lighted Boat Parade - Embarcadero - December 2

Morro Bay Paddle Parade - Waterfront - December 3

Citywide Holiday Tree Lighting - Various locations - December 2

Santa Crawl - Waterfront and Downtown - December 8

Gingerbread House Competition - Inn at Morro Bay - December 9

Tall Ships Battle in Morro Bay - Waterfront - December 9

Real Snow in Morro Bay - Tidelands Park - December 10

Cayucos

Cayucos Christmas Tree Lighting – Ocean Ave and D Street – December 3

Christmas in Cayucos – Ocean Ave – December 9

Polar Bear Dip – Cayucos Pier – January 1

Cambria

Cambria Christmas Market – Cambria Pines Lodge – November 24-December 23

Cambria Festival of Trees - Cambria Vets Hall - November 30

Christmas in Cambria - Various Locations - December 1-31

Hospitality Night - Main Street - December 7

San Simeon/Hearst Castle

Holiday Twilight Tours – Hearst Castle – November 24-25 and December 16-30 (excluding Christmas Day)

For a complete guide to all of SLO CAL's holiday happenings, click here!

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