Celebrating the holidays on the Central Coast

December 6th, 2017

9th Annual Christmas in Cayucos

December 9

Participating merchants along Ocean Avenue
Merchant open house. Free horse drawn carriage rides, children's activities, tree lighting, strolling carolers and a visit from Santa. Holiday shopping with gift ideas, special offers, giveaways, refreshments and entertainment. 805-995-1200

Bluff Walk hosted by the Cayucos Land Conservancy

December 9

As part of the town's annual Christmas in Cayucos celebration, the Cayucos Land Conservancy is offering a nature walk. Walks are 1-1.5 hours long.

Cambria Hospitality night

December 7

Stroll the streets of Cambria Thursday Dec. 7th. from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm as businesses open their doors for your enjoyment. They will be offering refreshments, and many will be offering special discounts. Attend a tree lighting ceremony in the East and West Villages. Have pictures taken with Santa at the Cambria Historical Society. Enjoy live music, entertainment and festivities throughout the Village. For more information contact the Cambria Chamber of Commerce at 805-927-3624 . The Cambria Trolley will run on Hospitality Night, along Main Street from 5:00-8:00pm.

Cambria Christmas Market

What: Marvel at elaborate light displays while munching bratwurst and sipping warm gluhwein (mulled wine) as you explore this German-style holiday market. (The adjacent Cambria Nursery & Florist is also decked out in seasonal style.) You can even get some holiday shopping done at the same time.

When: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 24 through Dec. 23

Where: Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Drive

How much: $5 to $20, free for ages 5 and under

Info: 805-927-6108 or cambriachristmasmarket.com

Hearst Castle Holiday Twilight Tour

Nov. 24 and 25, Dec. 16 through 30

What: Explore how the other half lived at La Cuesta Encantada, as media magnate William Randolph Hearst called his mansion on the “Enchanted Hill.” A 75-minute guided evening tour offers an overview of the Casa Grande (big house), cottages, gardens and grounds, all lavishly decorated for the holidays.

When: Various times, Nov. 24 and 25, Dec. 16 through 30

Where: Hearst Castle, 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon

How much: $30, $15 ages 5 to 12

Info: 800-444-4445 or hearstcastle.org

37th Annual Carlin Soule' Memorial Polar Bear Dip

January 1

Festivities begin at 9:30am, dip at noon, Cayucos Pier

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