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Solvang *CHRISTMAS* 2010 ! Julefest Schedule


Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

By: Solvangusa.com (Expired article)

Solvang, CA -

Also known as "Julefest" by it's European ancestry, Solvang is in the midst of the traditional Chanukah and Christmas season. The real local start of the season is marked by the Solvang parade. Shown here, winner exhibit is Solvang's Baptist church with a Nativity scene float.

2010 Solvang Julefest Events Schedule Announced

The “Danish Capital of America” has transformed into a Northern European-style Christmas village now through January 7, 2011, for Solvang’s annual Julefest Celebration. This year’s theme is “Wrap it Up - Countdown to Solvang’s Centennial”-- featuring many open houses at local retailers and special events taking place throughout the season complemented by concerts and caroling around the village. As is tradition, downtown Solvang twinkles with thousands of sparkling white lights. Events are free and open to the public (except where fee is specifically noted).

Here is the schedule of events. FOR THE LATEST UPDATES, CLICK HERE.

ONGOING
SOLVANG FARMER’S MARKET – 2:00-6:00 PM every Wednesday, First Street between Mission and Copenhagen Drives.

SOLVANG TROLLEY & CARRIAGE – Evening holiday light-sighting tours and caroling rides. Dec. 4 –14, Friday – Sunday 6PM – 8PM and Dec. 16–Jan 2, Thursday – Monday 6PM – 8PM. Fee. 805-794-8958

ONGOING: December 1-December 31, 2010
HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD HOUSE AT OLSEN’S DANISH VILLAGE BAKERY– 1529 Mission Drive. Fourth generation-Danish baker Bent Olsen creates this impressive 10-foot tall gingerbread house using an estimated 250 lbs. of gingerbread dough, 150 lbs. of powdered sugar and 3 gallons of egg whites. On display daily. 805-688-6314.

Friday, November 19, 2010
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY HARDWARE ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – 6-8 PM, 1665 Mission Drive. Refreshments & entertainment. 805-688-4191

Saturday, November 21, 2010
BOOK LOFT ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – 9 AM–9 PM. 1680 Mission Drive. Food, entertainment, family games and specials. 805-688-6010

THE JULE HUS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – 10AM – 4 PM, 1580 Mission Drive. Solvang’s Christmas House celebrates the season with refreshments and door prizes. 805-688-7000

SOLVANG VILLAGE FOLK DANCERS PERFORM - 1PM - 3PM, at the intersection of Copenhagen & Alisal Rd.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
HAPPY CHANUKAH !

Friday, December 3, 2010
****SOLVANG JULEFEST TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY***** - 5 PM, Solvang Park, corner of Mission Dr. (HWY 246) and First St. Live entertainment coordinated by Alan Satchwell including Valley Wind Ensemble, Fossemalle Dancers, and Kay Baldwin’s Jazz Band plus Andrew Philpot, one of our local PCPA’s top leading performers. Cookies & Hot Chocolate available. Special visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free admission.

SOLVANG ANTIQUE CENTER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 4PM – 8PM, 486 First St. Champagne & light hors d’oeuvres. 805-688-6222

LUCAS & LEWELLEN VINEYARDS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 5PM - 8PM, 1645 Copenhagen Dr, Taste Silver King Port paired with Societe Bee Roquefort and chocolates from Chocolate Maya. $20 pp, no RSVP required. (888) 777-6663

THE SOCK LOFT HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE –5PM - 8 PM, 475 First St. #2, prizes and discounts, serving apple cider and cookies. Extended Holiday Hours throughout November & December. 805-686-0135

CHIFFON PAMPERING PARLOR & BEAUTY BOUTIQUE OPEN HOUSE - 5-7 PM, 475 First St. #5, Serving hot apple cider and complimentary face painting. 805-686-1155

PRESIDIO VINEYARD & WINERY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 5:30 – 8:30PM, 1603 Copenhagen Dr. #1, Wine tasting, light hors d’oeuvres provided, special discount on wine purchases. Cost is $10.00 person. Cheers! 805-693-8585

MOLE HOLE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE –6 - 7:30 PM, 1656 Mission Drive, Variety gift shop; will provide hot cider and cookies and live entertainment by the Sweet Adelines singers. 805-729-2959

Saturday, December 4, 2010
****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 who will be in Solvang Park following the parade for visitation & photographs.

SALVATION ARMY BRASS QUARTET FREE CONCERT Noon-1 PM, Solvang Park after parade.

SOLVANG BAKERY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE -11AM – 9PM, 460 Alisal Rd., 805-688-4939. Come and enjoy live music and refreshments. 1-Hour Gingerbread house workshops, by appointment only - Fee applies. ARLENE’S BASEMENT HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - Noon – 6PM, 486 First St. free cider, punch and cookies. 805-686-2324

WANDERING DOG WINE BAR FEATURING CHEF KURT. 2PM – 6PM, 1539-C Mission Dr. Sample Chef Kurt’s amazing gourmet sauces and dips from his culinary line The Chef’s Touch. Kurt uses all local produce to make delicious items like Eggplant Caponata and Apple Cranberry Chutney. 805-686-9126

VIN HUS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 4PM – 8PM, 440 First St., Gourmet food and wine shop; join us for treats and special discounts, 10 – 30% off and more! 805-686-2324.

SOLVANG NEEDLEWORK HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE -5PM – 6PM, 1578 Mission Dr. Free Needlework lessons & refreshments. 805-688-6151

HOME CONNECTION HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 5 - 8 PM, 425 Alisal Rd. #D, Holiday Open house in our courtyard with homemade desserts & appetizers and live entertainment. 805- 686-4553

Sunday, December 5, 2010
SOLVANG TOYLAND HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE –11 AM – 3 PM, 1664 Copenhagen Dr. Mention Julefest program and receive 10% off your entire purchase. 805- 688-7577

MIRABELLE INN & RESTAURANT HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 4PM – 6PM, 409 First St. 12 Days of Cookies! Boutique Sale – Art & Jewelry. Complimentary cookies and eggnog. 805- 688-1703

Friday, December 10, 2010
FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK WITH KAY BALDWIN’S JAZZ BAND- 3:30 – 4:30PM, Gazebo in Solvang Park, corner of Mission Dr. (HWY 246) and First St. Z FOLIO GALLERY HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 4PM – 7PM, 1685 Copenhagen Dr. Open house means art, jewelry, mulled wine and one of a kind appearance by Jack Morrison reception, a Santa Ynez Best Kept Secret! 805-693-8480

Saturday, December 11, 2010
NATIVITY PAGEANT – SOLVANG FESTIVAL THEATER- Performances at 5 PM & 7 PM, 420 Second St. Produced by a community group, this 24th 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

Saturday, December 11, 2010 Continued
THE ARTISTIC PONY STUDIO HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – 11AM-6PM, 446 First Street, 805-686-9899

BEAUTE POTPOURRI HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 11AM – 4PM, 1693 Mission Dr. Food, wine and sale throughout store and complimentary treatments. 805-688-5221 WANDERING DOG WINE BAR WORLD’S BEST TOFFEE SAMPLING & HOLIDAY PORT TASTING - 11AM – 6PM, 1539-C Mission Dr. Sample amazing artisan toffee and stock up on holiday gifts and party favors. A special port tasting will be available as well for customers looking for a little zing in their wine collection. 805-686-9126

BACKDOOR BOARD SHOP & BELLAGIO HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 10AM – 7PM, 1511 Mission Dr. #B, Annual Open House. No TAX all day! Refreshments will be served. 805-686-5886

SOLVANG VILLAGE FOLK DANCERS PERFORM - 1PM - 3PM, at the intersection of Copenhagen & Alisal Rd.

Sunday, December 12, 2010
THE ARTISTIC PONY STUDIO HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – 11AM-6PM, 446 First Street, 805-686-9899

ST. MARK’S IN-THE-VALLEY EPISCOPAL CHURCH WELCOMES THE SANTA BARBARA CHORAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY CONCERT- 4:00PM (Doors open at 3:30PM, first come, first seated), 2901 Nojoqui Avenue at the corner of Alamo Pintado Avenue in downtown Los Olivos. Concert will feature Benjamin Britten's “Ceremony of Carols” and other favorites. Donations at the door (suggested $10 per person). 805-688-4454

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
SOLVANG’S “3RD WEDNESDAY” HOLIDAY CELEBRATION & WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST Special sales & discount offers all day at over 60 Solvang businesses. Guide listing the participating merchants available at the Visitors Center, 1639 Copenhagen Drive.

WINE WALK AT SOLVANG TASTING ROOMS - 3 – 7 PM - $20 per person, tickets available at the Olive House, Sort This Out Cellars & Wandering Dog Wine Bar. 805-686-9126

JULEFEST SING-ALONG - 3:30 – 4:30PM, caroling through the Village starting at the Gazebo in Solvang Park, corner of Mission Dr. (HWY 246) and First St. Join the Christmas Caroling Quartet us as they go around village; and present awards to the winners of the Julefest window decorating contest.

Friday, December 17, 2010
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY MASTER CHORALE HOLIDAY CONCERT - 7:30PM, Church at the Crossroads; 236 La Lata Dr., Buellton. Ticket info: 805-350-4241

CENTERPIECE – STROLLING CAROLERS- 3:30PM – 6PM, beginning at the Solvang Park Gazebo; corner of First St. & Mission Dr. and continuing throughout the Village. Come join the fun!

Saturday, December 18, 2010
WANDERING DOG WINE BAR PRESENTS SPARKLE & SHINE TASTING - 11AM – 6PM, 1539-C Mission Dr. Enjoy five fun sparkling wines, each paired with a gourmet cheese. Customers can also browse the amazing jewelry offers from 2Hearts Vintage Jewelry, which specializes in costume and designer pieces. 805-686-9126

FREE CONCERT WITH CHRISTMAS “WRAP” TRIO FEATURING WOODY DE MARCO - 2PM – 3:30PM, Solvang Park Gazebo; corner of First St. & Mission Dr.

CAROLING IN THE PARK PRESENTED BY SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY CHURCH - 5- 7PM, Solvang Park Gazebo; corner of First St. & Mission Dr. Free refreshments. SANTA YNEZ VALLEY MASTER CHORALE HOLIDAY CONCERT - 7:30PM, Church at the Crossroads; 236 La Lata Dr., Buellton. Ticket info: 805-350-4241

Sunday, December 19, 2010
FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK FEATURING HOLIDAY HORNS - Noon – 2:30PM, Solvang Park Gazebo; corner of First St. & Mission Dr.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY MASTER CHORALE HOLIDAY CONCERT – 3:00PM, Church at the Crossroads; 236 La Lata Dr., Buellton. Ticket info: 805-350-4241

Sunday, December 26, 2010
FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK FEATURING HOLIDAY HORNS - Noon – 2:30PM, Solvang Park Gazebo; corner of First St. & Mission Dr.

Sunday, December 26 through Friday, December 31, 2010
WANDERING DOG WINE BAR NEW YEAR’S WEEK SPARKLING SPECIAL -11:00AM-6PM, 1539-C Mission Dr. The tasting includes five sparkling wines ranging from local bubbles to fine Champagnes. 805-686-9126

Saturday, January 1, 2011
FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK FEATURING STEVE OCHOA - Noon – 2:30PM, Solvang Park Gazebo; corner of First St. & Mission Dr.

Friday, January 7, 2011
****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 1-6, 2011. 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 2010 Julefest Program, please call the Solvang Conference and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-468-6765 or 805-688-6144 or visit www.SolvangUSA.com





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