The most wonderful time of the year is *almost* here. It’s true, somehow the rest of the year is behind us and the holidays are right around the corner! But before you start worrying about that never-ending shopping list, schedule some fun into your holiday season! We’ve put together a collection of the most festive and fun holiday festivities to partake in around the Paso Robles area.
Elegant Evening in Paso Robles
We kick off this year’s holiday events in early November with a night to get glammed up - Elegant Evening! Paso Robles’ Main Street and Downtown Paso Merchants invite you to kick off the holidays with this FREE family-friendly event! The whole town gets “dressed to the nines” in their formal wear and the downtown businesses keep their doors open late to enjoy. They’ll be providing wine, light bites, refreshments and one of our favorite parts, entertainment! Live “mannequins” grace the storefront displays and musicians line the corners, truly putting on a magical show that’s bound to get you in the holiday spirit.
Annual Paso Robles Downtown Lighting Ceremony
The Annual Downtown Lighting Ceremony is held the day after Thanksgiving and we believe it’s the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season! On November 25th, join the Paso Robles community downtown for live music, greetings from city officials, as well as some group candlelight caroling. Downtown businesses stay open late for your dining and shopping needs and there’s even a special guest appearance. Who’s the secret guest of honor? Mrs. Claus and her Elves of course, ready for a meet and greet and the perfect family photo-op!
Vine Street Christmas Victorian Showcase in Paso Robles
One of our local holiday favorites unique to Paso Robles is the “event” on Vine Street! If you’re not familiar, let us share the details… Vine Street is one of the first built residential streets in Paso Robles with a plethora of Victorian homes - and the owners are quite festive! Almost every house decorates the outside of their home *to the max* with lights and decor. Rumor has it that one night a year there’s even a Grinch and Scrooge that “yell” from their balconies at guests passing by. With some houses offering hot chocolate, carolers, dancers, and even Kris Kringle himself, we encourage you to put on your walking shoes and visit Vine Street for a one of a kind Paso Robles Christmas experience.
Paso Robles’ 61st Annual Christmas Light Parade
Who doesn’t love a good parade? Paso Robles’ 61st Annual Christmas Light Parade is back on December 3rd! With this year’s theme being “Deck The Halls”, it’s bound to be a holly jolly night that you won’t want to miss. Set your lawn chairs out around the downtown area and be ready to see twinkling lights, community floats, Santa Claus, and more! Click the link to see the full parade route.
Holiday Lights Tour
If one of your favorite childhood memories was taking a hot chocolate drive with your family to check out the neighborhood's Christmas lights, we've got just the thing for you. Book an Uncorked Wine Tour vehicle for a private & personalized holiday lights tour! Get decked out in holiday spirit and hop on board for a jolly tour sure to get you feeling merry. Opt to add a bottle of champagne chilled & ready for you when you get seated!
Cambria Christmas Market
Ok, this one isn’t in Paso Robles but we promise you it’s worth the trek! The Cambria Christmas Market is a German-styled Christmas Market. It’s a Central Coast gem with a light display holding 2 MILLION twinkling lights, artisan vendors, live entertainment, and Santa Claus himself. Gather the entire family for a magical Christmas experience and make sure to get your tickets ASAP, this event sells out every night!
Whichever holiday events you choose to partake in, we’re here to help plan your most festive Paso Robles experience. Let’s fit in a wine tour while you wait for the sunset to start the holiday lights twinkling! This time of year provides gorgeous weather, festive decor at all of the wineries to get you in the spirit, and of course, award-winning wine bound to get you jingling all the way. Visit Uncorked Wine Tours for your reservations today!