Monday, December 2
1Holiday Treasures Boutique – 1p to 4p (San Luis Obispo)
Treasures Abound! It’s the perfect time to shop for holiday gifts. The Monday Club members have gathered and created amazing vintage finds, home decor, jewelry, handcrafted art. This event is free and open the public!
Tuesday, December 3
2Diva Night Sale – 5p to 6:30p (San Luis Obispo)
This annual evening for shopping, champagne tasting, and chocolate treats will feature 35% off all retail items (excluding packaged food and wine). The first 25 people in the door will receive an extra goody!
Wednesday, December 4
3Creamery Tour – 3p to 4p (Grover Beach)
Take a tour of Doc Burnstein’s Creamery and learn about a cool subject…ice cream! Tours include a little history of ice cream, background on the company, and a guided tasting of several of our most popular flavors.
4Holiday Fest at the Outlets – 5p to 7p (Pismo Beach)
Simplify this busy season with a fun, festive evening of one-stop shopping with a holiday ambiance. Visit our Chamber member booths, sample delicious food, take a free photo with Santa Claus, and enjoy festive music.
5Bristol’s Holiday Paints and Pints – 5:30p to 7:30p (Atascadero)
A fun night filled with Paints and Pints. Family-friendly environment; furry family welcomed too. Ticket price includes all of your art materials, your own canvas and your first pint of Bristol’s hard cider… or glass of Lone Madrone wine!
6YPNG Social Networking: Broad Street Public House – 5:30p to 7:30p (San Luis Obispo)
YPNG is holding an ugly sweater contest!!! So dust off that holiday sweater, outfit, hat, whatever you’ve got and enter to win a prize for the Best-Worst Holiday outfit! This event is FREE and open to members and nonmembers – so bring a friend and we hope to see you there!
Thursday, December 5
7Ovines in the Vines 101: Field Day & Lamb Roast – 9a to 7p (Paso Robles)
Join us after the field day for a lamb roast dinner to further engage with other vineyard managers and representatives, grazing operators, and land stewardship industry members. This field day is a beginner-level all-day intensive workshop geared towards prospective vineyard/orchard managers interested in learning about integrating livestock into their management systems.
8Supper with Santa – 5p to 8p (San Luis Obispo)
Visit the Apple Farm and enjoy holiday crafts as well as photos with Santa Claus. Ticket will include all food, a non-alcoholic beverage, activities, a goodie bag per child, and photos with Santa Claus!
9Christmas Camper Painting – 6p to 8p (Paso Robles)
Visit Concur Tasting room in Tin City and paint a Christmas Camper. All supplies are included to paint this adorable holiday painting. It also includes a complimentary glass of Rosé or Sparkling Brut and some tasty snacks
10Cooking Class: Asian Party Foods – 6p to 9p (San Luis Obispo)
Have fun learning how to make Asian party foods for your next social gathering. You will learn how to make seven different Asian dishes! Bring your friends and make it a fun night out!
11Prohibition Party at Luna Red – 8p to 11p (San Luis Obispo)
Miss Leo and her Bluegrass Boys will get you on your feet as you dance the night away with your favorite guy or gal. Drink your fill of liquid courage and join us! 1920s attire is encouraged!
Friday, December 6
12City Wide Holiday Tree Lighting – 5p to 6p (Morro Bay)
Come to Morro Bay for a simultaneous lighting of the MANY Holiday Trees around the City! Get ready for the holidays!
13Annual “Light Up The Downtown” Holiday Celebration! – 5:30p to 8:30p (Atascadero)
The City of Atascadero is delighted to present our annual Light Up the Downtown Holiday Celebration. Celebrate the holidays with family and sip and shop at the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce’s ever-popular Art & Wine Tour!
14Holiday Harmony at the Park – 5:30p to 7:30p (Pismo Beach)
Visit Dinosaur Caves Park for a Free fun-filled family event! There will be snow! Santa! Cookie Decorating! Bounce Houses!
15Friday Night Lights – 6p to 8p (Morro Bay)
Make dinner reservations at one of Morro Bay’s many waterfront restaurants to enjoy large vessels and commercial boats cruising up and down the Embarcadero waterway during this fun Lighted Boat Parade Preview event.
1644th Downtown SLO Holiday Parade – 7p to 9:30p (San Luis Obispo)
Join Downtown SLO for the cherished 44th annual Holiday Parade! This year’s theme is Holidays Around the World. Join thousands of spectators on the Central Coast’s favorite holiday parade.
17Nice or Naughty Costume Party! – 10p to 12:30a (San Luis Obispo)
Whether you’re an elf, Santa’s little helper or the big man himself or maybe just someone in an ugly sweater – help us kick off the most festive time of the year!
Saturday, December 7
18SLOcally Made – December 7 to 24 (San Luis Obispo)
SLOcally made is a lady-run collective of 25+ local makers and artists who have come together to bring form, identity, and purpose to the concept of shopping local this holiday season.
192019 Reindeer Run 5K – 8a to 10a (San Luis Obispo)
Dust off your antlers and lace up your running shoes because Reindeer Run is just around the corner! Enjoy a 5K Fun Run/Walk, pancake breakfast, costume contest, photos with Santa, and holiday cheer!
2053rd Annual South County Holiday Parade – 10a to 11a (Grover Beach)
To commemorate the City of Grover Beach’s 60th Diamond Anniversary, the theme for the 2019 South County Holiday Parade is “Holiday Sparkle”. Bring out the family and enjoy time with your community.
21Holiday Barnfest – 10a to 4p (San Luis Obispo)
Rita’s Rainbow’s will be holding their 8th annual holiday artisan fair with a new venue, new name, and updated experience. Formerly known as the “Rainbow of Treasures Gift Fair”, the event has been renamed, “Holiday Barnfest” to celebrate the popular events’ move to the historic Octagon Barn
22Handmade Holiday Market and Brunch on Wheels! – 10a to 2p (Avila Beach)
Time for the Third Annual Handmade Holiday Market and Brunch on Wheels! Enjoy the best of the county’s local food trucks serving up specialized brunch menus, with the beach and Local Holiday Shopping at your toes!
23Slo-made Holiday Faire 2019 – 11a to 3p (San Luis Obispo)
The 3rd annual slo-made Holiday Faire. Vendors. Treats. Kids Crafts. Kids Activities. Free laser-cut snowflakes and gift tags. Tours of SLO MakerSpace. Bring your friends and family out to come and experience the creativity of SLO county makers and the holiday season!
24Santa Paws Holiday Party – 12p to 3- (San Luis Obispo)
Celebrate for a great cause! Wood Humane Society is having their Santa Paws Holiday Party! There will be pet portraits with Santa, kids activities, real snow..and MORE!
25Real Snow in Morro Bay! – 1p to 4p (Morro Bay)
Enjoy 3 areas of snow for children of all ages to safely play on. There will also be a sledding hill and under 5 area for the little elves.
26Boogie Boutique Vol. 4 at The Station – 2p to 12a (San Luis Obispo)
Shop over 20 racks of second hand clothing, local hand made goodies, your favorite dj’s playing the best house, disco, and techno tunes, wine and drinks presented by The Station, a food truck, and for this Boogie Boutique only, GIFTS GALORE.
27Reserve Tasting at The Sneak – 3p to 5p (San Luis Obispo)
Wine Sneak presents its final tasting sale event of 2019! Taste 50 library-quality collectibles and pre-order at the BEST prices ever! Strictly limited to 50 guests so grab your tickets ASAP!
28Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Celebration – 5p to 7p (Grover Beach)
Bring the kiddos for cookie decorating, ornament hanging, cocoa, SNOW and Santa at Ramona Garden Park Center as they celebrate their annual holiday tree lighting ceremony!
29Lighted Boat Parade – 6p to 8p (Morro Bay)
Visit Morro Bay’s nighttime waterfront for the 34th Annual Lighted Boat Parade. Cheer for your favorite nautical display as our fishing, leisure and yachting community take to the water with decorated boats, dazzling lights and holiday fun.
30Caskmas – 6p to 10p (San Luis Obispo)
It’s time for Libertine Brew’s Caskmas celebration! Don’t miss this if you are a beer lover! Enjoy unlimited pours on casks from over 20 breweries!
31Paso Robles Christmas Light Parade – 7p (Paso Robles)
Enjoy an illuminated parade featuring an array of light spectacles from local businesses. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus and watch downtown light up with holiday spirit!
Sunday, December 8
32Holiday Paddleboard Parade – 11a (Morro Bay)
This is Morro Bay’s Non-Motorized Lighted Boat Parade with the kayaks, SUPs, small sailboats, surfboard or anything that floats, decorating their sea crafts. On land, there will be paper boat building, along with other family-friendly activities.
33Adelaida Local Market – 11:30a to 4p (Paso Robles)
Join local purveyors, producers & craftsmen as they gather at the Halter Ranch historic barn to create a festive sip & shop experience. The market is FREE, and dog & family-friendly!
34Elegant Evening In The Village – 4p to 8p (Arroyo Grande)
Put on your elegant attire and stroll through the Village. Store owners and employees are dressed up serving food and drink. Live music, lots of entertainment, and photo opportunities.
35Community Christmas Tree Lighting – 5p to 8p (Cayucos)
Come to Cayucos and join in on the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be caroling, refreshments and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their lovely little Victorian Home.
36SLO Wedding Planners: 5th Annual Holiday Party – 6p to 10p (Paso Robles)
Join the SLO Wedding Planners for their 5th Annual Holiday Party: WONDERLAND. As with previous events, all proceeds will be donated to Rita’s Rainbows, a San Luis Obispo-based non-profit that helps local children and teens in need. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, dancing, and an abundance of raffle prizes.
37Cambria Christmas Market – Till December 23rd (Cambria)
Enjoy the 8th annual Cambria Christmas Market, a festive, ongoing gathering in the style of German Christmas Markets. Shop with artisan vendors, take photos with Santa, enjoy live entertainment, and taste traditional German food and drink at this charming outdoor festival with over 2 million Christmas lights!
38Sensorio – Till January 5th (Paso Robles)
Internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro will premier his largest artwork to date—an enormous multi-acre walk-through installation. The Field of Light at Sensorio uses an array of over 58,800 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics, gently illuminating the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing color that describe the undulating landscape.