Thursday, November 24 2022

There is lots of fun in the coming weeks to get you and your family in the holiday spirit.

NORTH COUNTY – Sometimes it feels like it takes forever to get to the season when it’s finally socially acceptable to play Christmas music, eat candy canes, and set up trees and trees. lights. Then when that moment finally comes, it’s gone in a flash.

If you can’t wait to take part in some of North County’s traditional holiday events and don’t want to miss a thing, you’re in luck. We have everything you need to know here:

Go through this together, Paso Robles


Friday November 26: 35th Annual Downtown Illumination Ceremony & Lights of Hope Fundraiser

What: Christmas and holiday lights will light up the path to this year’s festivities at Downtown City Park! Mrs. Claus will arrive and light up the city center, inviting everyone to share in the joy of the holidays! So bring your family and friends to enjoy live music, speeches, candlelight singing, free cookies and hot chocolate!

Time: 5:30 p.m., community invited to come together and chat at the downtown park bandstand, at 6 p.m. Ms. Claus lights up downtown

Saturday November 27: Small Saturday shop

What: Where everyone comes together to support Main Street! Support your local retailers and entertainment venues. They are your neighbors and they value your business.

December 3-4: Mid-State Fair Market

What: Shop for unique items from local artisans as holiday gifts or for yourself during this outdoor shopping experience! Free entry and parking. Visit for more details.

When: December 3 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. / December 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Paso Robles Event Center (2198 Riverside Ave.)

Saturday 4 December: 60th Annual Christmas Lights Parade

What: Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday spirit with an illuminated parade featuring a range of light shows from local businesses! A variety of prizes will also be awarded for the best performing! Join Santa and Mrs. Claus and watch the city center light up with the holiday spirit!

When: The parade starts at 7 p.m. The parade route begins at 10th Street and follows Spring Street to 14th Street, then down Pine Street to end at Park Street.

Saturday December 11: 35th Annual Vine Street Victorian Storefront

What: Ebenezer Scrooge, the Snow Queen, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the whole team will be on Vine Street! Community songs, lighted floats, artists, live music, don’t miss this vacation staple that is sure to please Paso Robles! CROSS ONLY.

When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

From 12 to 24 December: Santa claus at holiday home

What: Santa Claus is available for tours and photos at the Holiday House in City Park

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit


Saturday, December 18: 31st Annual San Miguel Christmas Lights Parade

What: The parade route crosses Mission Street between 11th and 14th Street, the heart of San Miguel. Photos with Santa Claus follow the parade and the San Miguel Firefighters Association distributes toys to children.

When: The parade begins at 6 p.m. on Mission Street.

From December 1 to 23: Illuminate San Miguel Contest

What: People are welcome to decorate their home, business, or property for the holidays for a price. The top three decorators will receive an award from the San Miguel Firefighters Association.

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December: 2nd annual trail map of the Holiday Lights Trail

What: Know exactly where to take an evening car ride or walk around the neighborhood to see all of the wonderfully decorated local homes, guaranteed to get everyone in the holiday spirit! You can find information on registering your own address to participate or to obtain the Trail of Lights card at

Friday December 3: Art, Wine and Beer Tour

What: Sip and shop at your leisure in downtown stores; tickets are $ 20 in advance and $ 25 at the door.

When: The tour starts at 5.30 p.m.

Friday December 3: Light up the city center

What: Gather in the Sunken Gardens as the countdown begins for the lighting of the historic Town Hall. Next, meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Noel, who will arrive aboard a vintage Model A fire truck. Enjoy carols from the Atascadero High School Choir with the Atascadero Community Group, followed by Medina Light Show Designs playing vacation favorites! Visit for more details.

When: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Town Hall, Sunken Gardens and throughout downtown Atascadero

Friday December 10: Winter wonders

What: A free event with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, huge snow slide, shows, food and craft vendors, and downtown businesses open for holiday shopping.

When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sunken Gardens

Saturday December 18: Holiday Magic at Charles Paddock Zoo

What: Santa Claus and zookeepers dressed as Santa’s elves will greet visitors and give gifts to the animals. New this year, a magician to engage all ages. Enjoy the zoo decorated for the end of year celebrations!

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Charles Paddock Zoo


Saturday 4 December: 18th annual craft fair and sale of pastries

What: Shop from 24 local artisans and craft vendors and more local products. Additionally, the friends of the Santa Margarita Library will be selling hot coffee, cider, and water to accompany a range of delicious baked goods.

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Margarita Community Hall

Sunday December 5: The annual lighting of the trees of Santa Margarita

What: The community is invited to start the evening by going to the Santa Margarita Community Church. Then, continue for a deliciously hot soup and take-out dinner roll, served by the Lions Club of Santa Margarita, before heading for the main event at the Santa Margarita Community Park. You will then be treated to a cup of hot coffee, chocolate or cider and a cookie donated by the Community Church of Santa Margarita while meeting and mingling with your friends and neighbors before the start of the lighting festivities. trees.

When: Start at 4 p.m. by driving to 22525 I Street, then make your way to the Santa Margarita Community Park at 2101 H Street where the festivities begin at 5 p.m.

Saturday December 11: Santa Margarita Beautiful Vacation Walk

What: Support local businesses, get a Holiday Passport to collect stamps overnight at participating locations for a raffle, and don’t forget to visit Santa!

When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Santa Margarita


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