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Things To Do This Week SLO County 12/16 to 12/22

Monday, December 16th

Motherload Screening & Bike SLO County Fundraiser – 4:15p to 9p (San Luis Obispo)

Attend a screening of the new film Motherload, a recently produced documentary about how cargo bikes will save the world!

Christmas at Doc Burnstein’s – 5:30p to 7:30p (Arroyo Grande)

Meet with Santa, take some pictures and treat yourself to free Doc Burnstein’s Gourmet Hot Chocolate!

Tuesday, December 17th

Intro to Bee Keeping – 6:30p to 7:30p (Templeton)

This intro class gives you all the basics in owning bees. Further lessions will take you from building the hive to your first harvest.

Paint Your Pet on a Stocking – 7p to 9p (San Luis Obispo)

Paint Your Pooch Acrylic Painting Workshop on a Stocking with Aja Goare! The class includes canvas, all painting materials, a canvas stocking, 2-hours of instruction, and your first glass of wine! 

Wednesday, December 18th

Hometown Coastal Christmas Celebration – 5p to 9p (Pismo Beach)

A special evening of Classic California Christmas! You’ll receive a passport which each participating business will have on hand. Your passport will enter you in to win various gift cards that will be sponsored by local businesses.

Winter Beer Pairing – 6p to 8p (Arroyo Grande)

Enjoy a night of good food paired with great beers! This event is exclusive for Figueroa Mountain Co’s Arroyo Grande Taproom.

Alcohol Ink Ornaments – 6p to 8p (Atascadero)

Have a relaxing evening applying alcohol inks to glass bulb ornaments to create glass effects that are sure to impress. 

Thursday, December 19th

Tin City Lights + Forklift Parade – 5p to 8p (Paso Robles)

Tin City Paso is getting lit! Bundle up and bring the whole family down. The parade starts at 6:30pm! Wander through the Tin City neighborhood for some holiday fun and gather up those last-minute holiday gifts!

Ceramic Wine Tumbler Workshop – 7p to 9p (San Luis Obispo)

Enjoy a Ceramic Wine Tumbler Workshop with Adriana Lemus and Chad Franco from Night Owl Pottery! You will learn the basics of working with clay by using a slab construction method. 

Friday, December 20th

Fremont Theater’s Holiday in Whoville – 5:30p to 9:30p (San Luis Obispo)

Come to The Fremont Theater for some FREE holiday cheer! Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be here for pictures and fun. Cookie and ornament decorating are available for you take a special gift home.

Bingo Night & Ugly Xmas Sweater Contest – 6:30p to 8:30p (Atascadero)

Tis’ the season! Enjoy an fun evening of BINGO and brews with an added ‘ugly christmas sweater’ contest! Winners will be taking home a Dead Oak gift certificate.

“Bad Santas” Party – 7:30p to 11:30p (Morro Bay)

“Bad Santas” Party featuring Moonshiner Collective and Special Guests Silk Ocean at the Siren in Morro Bay. Holiday drink specials, ugly sweater/holiday spirit contest, general good tidings and/or cheer to be had!

Saturday, December 21st

Tamale Class – 9a to 12p (Arroyo Grande)

Come learn to make tamales we will show you how to make them from start to finish. During class you will have a hands on class where you make your own tamales to bring home and cook for your holiday season.

Holiday Magic at the Charles Paddock Zoo – 10a to 1p (Atascadero)

Charles Paddock Holiday Magic
Spend the holidays visiting the Charles Paddock Zoo

Enjoy a visit with Santa and start the holiday season with tons of animal fun!  Check the front entrance for schedules to avoid missing out!  Plan to come out to join Santa and the staff for some Holiday Magic at the Charles Paddock Zoo to enjoy the festivities!

Paso Robles Children’s Museum Holiday Party – 10a to 4p (Paso Robles)

Bring the kids to the Paso Robles Children’s Museum! $5 Admission All Day. There will be
special holiday crafts for the kids to enjoy. Free Holiday Cookies and Cocoa (served while supplies last).

The Creston Christmas Light Parade is back!!! This a parade like you’ve never seen! Bring a chair, get out to Creston early, and find a spot.

Sunday, December 22nd

Family Holiday Concert – 2p to 5p (Arroyo Grande)

Join the Performing Arts Center Outreach Services Program in a benefit concert featuring Central Coast Youth Chorus, Vocal Arts Ensemble & University Organist Paul Woodring on the majestic Forbes Pipe Organ.

Bone Thugs N Harmony – 8p to 11p (San Luis Obispo)

Bone Thugs N Harmony busted into the Scene from Cleveland with their massive hits, “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “Tha Crossroads.” They will returning to the Fremont Theater this Sunday.


Cambria 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! 

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  1. You forgot the San Miguel Electric Light parade and Peddlers Faire on Dec 21st. Also SAnta & the Fire trucks are coming to Shandon Dec 21st at 5:30pm ❤️❤️

    • Thank you for sharing!! I tried to look all over the web for more info about these events online but I couldn’t find anything 🙁

      Please feel free to send us the links or submit the event on our site. We’d love to share <3


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