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  1. California's Changing Landscape: The Way of Water I George Rose

    November 18, 2023 - July 8, 2024

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  2. The Magical World of Eyvind Earle

    November 25, 2023, 11:00 AM - January 15, 2024, 5:00 PM

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  3. Nisser Adventure

    December 12, 2023, All Day

    November 24 – January 6, anytime / at your leisure, rain or shine.

    Join in on the city-wide hunt for the mischievous Solvang Nisser (Danish for “gnome”)! This group of Nisser have hidden themselves throughout Downtown Solvang and we need your help tracking them down. Find one, or find them all as you enjoy all that Downtown Solvang has to offer. Fun for the whole family!

    All Julefest long, pop into the Solvang Visitor Center for a list of clues to the various hiding spots the Nisser frequents. Once you find each Nisser, head back to the Visitor Center to receive a special Solvang keepsake.


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  4. Julefest Light & Music Show

    December 12, 2023, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Daily, November 24 – January 6, showtimes 5pm, 6 pm, 7pm, 8 pm, and 9pm, rain or shine.

    Every evening during Solvang Julefest, Solvang Park will come alive with all that sparkles and shines! Enjoy a 10-minute light and music display on the hour each night, right in the center of all of Solvang’s holiday magic. Light show times will be 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. 

    There will be two show variations. The first will be played 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm and is more traditional holiday music. The second will be at 6pm, 8pm and geared towards a more modern holiday soundtrack.


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  5. Holiday Trolley Rides

    December 12, 2023, 6:00 PM



    Enjoy the magic of the holidays in a Trolley Tour

    Solvang Trolley invites you to tour the Christmas lights through the Santa Ynez Valley! Featuring fresh hot chocolate, and a jolly good time!
    Tour dates: Tues Dec 12, Thurs Dec 14, Fri Dec 15, Sat Dec 16, Tues Dec 19, Thurs Dec 21, Fri Dec 22, Sat Dec 23
    Tour times: 6:00pm and 7:30pm
    Seating is limited, so please reserve in advance!

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