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NOVEMBER 27 – JANUARY 1, 2022
Held in one of the “Most Christmassy Towns in America” (Time Magazine), Julefest is a month of lights, celebration, and holiday cheer. Enjoy family fun, music, shopping, culinary delights, wine & beer, and more.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Kick off this holiday season with Solvang’s annual tree lighting! The lighting will take place at Solvang Park (First Street and Mission Drive), in the heart of Downtown Solvang. The Tree Lighting includes various festivities including ballerinas, live entertainment, caroling, and the much anticipated arrival of Santa Claus.
Celebrate with Solvang as parade floats will be traveling along the village streets. Marching bands, horses and more!
November 27 – January 1
Join in on the city-wide hunt for the mischievous Solvang Nisse (Danish for “gnome”)! This group of Nisser have hidden themselves throughout Downtown Solvang and your help is needed to track them down. Visit nisseadventure.com for clues.
November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 21
Santa’s Village is open every Saturday leading up to Christmas Day. Meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus and enjoy free photos and activities including “Santa’s Lade” (Danish for “barn”), a winter wonderland experience with real snow, live animals (including reindeer on Dec 21), and holiday treats.
November 27, December 4, 11, 18
Guests and locals will invited 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 and will leave the Visitor’s Center at 5:30pm. Purchase your tickets here.
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