Cambria Christmas Market Returns!

The Cambria Christmas Market officially opens next week, returning to its pre-pandemic grandeur, tickets and hotel packages are selling fast! The vendor market and train ride return this year after a multi-year hiatus, and new interactive light displays will be added to the 2+ million lights – making 2022 the event’s largest year yet.

“We are so excited for the Market’s full return this winter,” said Mike Arnold, event manager for the Cambria Christmas Market. “It’s been a while since we were able to sell tickets to the public, and we know our guests have really missed shopping with our amazing vendors. We can’t wait to get back to helping everyone make magical holiday memories with their families.”

This joyous holiday experience is perfect for all ages – walk through an immersive path packed with more than two million lights, take a train ride, snap a picture with Santa, enjoy live music and a local beer in the Biergarten, taste international cuisine and drink (including gluhwein) and shop for handmade gifts and imported German goods at the authentic German Christmas market booths.

The neighboring Cambria Nursery and Florist will also participate in the festivities, with thousands of lights, a Christmas Museum and plenty of shopping opportunities, including imported German Christmas collectibles and ornaments.

The Market starts on Friday, November 25th and runs through Friday, December 23rd, 5-9 p.m. (closed Mondays and Tuesdays through Dec. 13th). Admission ranges from $15-$25 per person ages 6+, depending on the evening; children 5 & under are free. Tickets are available online in advance and tend to sell out quickly. A limited number of VIP parking passes are also available for $25, at the Cambria Nursery, and free shuttles will be provided throughout town.


Don’t wait to book an overnight stay, our partner hotels typically sell out for the season before opening day.

All hotel packages include event admission for each person on the reservation, a hotel room and breakfast:

  • Cambria Pines Lodge: Stay just steps away from the action, some hotel room decks even overlook the lights! Large suites for the whole family and pet-friendly rooms are available.

  • Sea Otter Inn: The charming Inn across from Moonstone Beach is a quick shuttle ride to the light display. This hotel features newly renovated rooms, breakfast basket delivery, fire pits overlooking the ocean and more.

  • The J. Patrick House & Inn: Across the street from the light display, this is the perfect location for couples or solo travelers (not ideal for children) and includes fresh cookies daily and a breakfast basket delivery.

For those who want to avoid the crowds and enjoy just the lights, each hotel also offers access on Lights Only nights on Mondays and Tuesdays, Nov. 28 – Dec. 13 and daily Dec. 26 – Jan. 1. On these nights, only the lights will be on, there will be no vendors, Santa, train, food, beverage, live music, etc. This special light access is only available to those staying at our partner hotels. 

PRESALES END AT 5PM EACH DAY FOR THAT NIGHT’S EVENT. After 5pm, if the event is not sold out, tickets will be available at the door. Buy in advance! Ticket prices increase by $10 at the door.

Michelle B
Meet Michelle! Fellow foodie, owner of EnjoySLO and founder of At Her Table.

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