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  1. Nisse Adventure

    November 28, 2019 - January 3, 2020

    RUNS THROUGHOUT ALL OF JULEFEST JOIN IN ON THE CITY WIDE HUNT FOR THE MYSTERIOUS SOLVANG NISSE! THIS NISSE HAS HIDDEN THEMSELVES THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN SOLVANG AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TRACKING THEM DOWN! ALL JULEFEST LONG, USING NISSEADVENTURE.COM, WE WILL PROVIDE CLUES WE HAVE GATHERED TO THE VARIOUS HIDING SPOTS THE NISSE FREQUENTS. ONCE YOU FIND THE NISSE, YOU WILL SCAN A QR CODE TO CONTINUE YOUR ADVENTURE AND EARN A SPECIAL PRIZE AT EACH SPOT!

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  2. Christmas Market Light Show

    December 19, 2019 - December 21, 2019

    CHRISTMAS MARKET LIGHT SHOW DEC 5-7 | DEC 12-14 | DEC 19-21 | DEC 26-28 THE CHRISTMAS MARKET LIGHT SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE ON COPENHAGEN DRIVE EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY IN DECEMBER. THE LIGHT SHOW WILL INCLUDE VARIOUS SOURCES OF LIGHT CHOREOGRAPHED TO MUSIC. THERE WILL BE MULTIPLE SHOWS EVERY NIGHT, EACH WITH A UNIQUE SONG AND LIGHT PERFORMANCE! MAKE SURE YOU CATCH THEM ALL! SHOW TIMES WILL BE RELEASED SOON.

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  3. Ornament Workshop II

    December 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    A free drop-in craft workshop for all ages (under 8 need adult supervision). We’ll have materials and instructions for several different handmade holiday ornaments. Make a gift or a holiday decoration for yourself. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang; 805-688-4214.

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  4. Santa's Village

    December 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    NOVEMBER 30, DECEMBER 7, DECEMBER 14, DECEMBER 21 SANTA’S VILLAGE IS OPEN EVERY SATURDAY LEADING UP TO CHRISTMAS DAY. COME ON OUT TO SOLVANG PARK WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES TO MEET MR. AND MRS. CLAUS WITH THEIR CHRISTMAS LISTS READY! WE ALSO ENCOURAGE FAMILIES TO ENJOY THE WONDERFUL RETAIL AND RESTAURANT LOCATIONS WHILE IN DOWNTOWN SOLVANG. YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE YOU MIGHT FIND THAT ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFT FOR A SPECIAL SOMEONE! WE INVITE YOU TO ENJOY THE BRAND NEW “SANTA’S LADE” EXPERIENCE. THIS IS A PAID EXPERIENCE FOR YOU TO ENJOY AFTER SANTA’S VILLAGE. WE WILL HAVE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS REAL SNOW AND LIVE ANIMALS! TI CKETS WILL BE $5 AND CAN BE PURCHASED ONSITE!

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  5. Julefest Candlelight Tours

    December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Solvang Visitor Center

    NOVEMBER 30, DECEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28 GUESTS AND LOCALS WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN A GUIDED TOUR LED BY A COSTUMED GUIDE. EVERY PARTICIPANT WILL RECEIVE AN LED CANDLE TO HOLD WHILE LEARNING ABOUT SOLVANG, LISTENING TO CHRISTMAS CAROLS, AND EXPERIENCING THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS. THIS EXPERIENCE IS FREE. PLEASE MEET OUTSIDE OF THE VISITOR’S CENTER, AND WE WILL LEAVE PROMPTLY AT 5PM. VIP CANDLELIGHT TOURS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A FEE. THESE TOURS OFFER A MORE INTIMATE EXPERIENCE AND A PRIVATE MEET AND GREET WITH MR. CLAUS! PLEASE CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW FOR TICKETS!

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  6. Christmas Drone Show: Aurora Dronealis

    December 21, 2019, 6:00 PM

    Experience Christmas Magic this season. Only in Solvang. Southern California’s first ever Christmas Drone Show takes to the sky as part of Solvang’s annual Julefest celebration. Stare in awe as hundreds of autonomous drones move in a choreographed show highlighting some of your favorite holiday imagery. Visible from 5 miles in every direction, the show will delight and fascinate for nearly 15 minutes. For an extra special treat, limited Grandstand seating is available for an up close encounter and a fully immersive experience including a custom soundtrack, concessions, holiday vendors and more.

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