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Annual Light Up the Downtown Holiday Celebration

December 2, 2022

5:30pm - 8pm


The City of Atascadero is delighted to present our annual Light Up the Downtown Holiday Celebration to be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:30-8:00 pm in the Sunken Gardens, Downtown Atascadero.


Beginning at 5:30 pm, you can sip and shop with the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce’s ever-popular Art, Wine & Brew Tour! At 6 pm, gather in the Sunken Gardens area in front of Historic City Hall as our City officials and the community counts down to the lighting of our beautiful building. Soon after the lights come on, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving via an antique Model-A fire truck to the tune of “Here Comes Santa Claus” performed by the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy! You will then be invited to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the North Pole entrance located at the back of City Hall that faces Atascadero Middle School.


Entertainment includes music by the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy Honors Choir along with the Atascadero Community Band, followed by Medina Light Show Designs playing holiday favorites! Enjoy complimentary Hay Rides by Harris Stage lines and rides on the Model-A Firetruck by the Atascadero Fire Association around Historic City Hall and the Sunken Gardens. Plus lots of complimentary hot chocolate (while supplies last)!


Art & Wine Tour tickets are available for purchase in front of Historic City Hall and at Colony Market & Deli. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass and wristband that entitles you to enjoy a variety of merchants serving wine throughout the downtown. A great way to enjoy shopping and strolling the downtown along with enjoying the festivities of the season! For ticket information, go to OR Call (805) 466-2044. 


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