Solvang Julefest to return with slightly modified events calendar Nov. 27 | Entertainment

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Solvang’s annual Julefest celebration will return to Santa Ynez Valley Nov. 27 through Jan. 1 with a marginally modified gatherings calendar that consists of the regular tree-lights ceremony at Solvang Park and the elf-tracking Nisse Journey, in accordance to occasion organizers. 

“Solvang’s Julefest festivities are creating a triumphant return this calendar year, just after last year’s really modified model of the beloved annual event,” mentioned Scott Shuemake, IDK Situations president. “We will however have some slight modifications in location this 12 months to accommodate the ongoing pandemic, but we will also be introducing some new Julefest elements for the enjoyment of our locals and website visitors.” 

Even though party information are anticipated to take shape in the coming months as COVID-19 restrictions allow, Solvang will nevertheless gentle up with holiday getaway cheer in the type of new displays and scenescapes that twinkle at night, holding with its status as just one of “the nation’s most Xmas-y cities,” in accordance to the announcement.

A groups of Jule Nisse will be concealed through the metropolis of Solvang till Jan. 1.

“Solvang Julefest is an iconic holiday break time ‘thing’ together California’s Central Coast,” Shuemake mentioned. “It shines a twinkly light-weight on Solvang’s Danish heritage. We’re so energized to be equipped to bring it back this yr, for anyone hunting for a little bit of a European holiday in Southern California.” 

The preliminary activities calendar includes:

  • Solvang Julefest Tree Lights Ceremony: Friday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. at Solvang Park, to include dancing ballerinas, dwell enjoyment and caroling
  • Solvang Julefest Parade: Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. The parade route will be announced.
  • The monthlong Nisse Journey search returns on Nov. 27, where contributors can be part of in a citywide hunt for the mischievous Solvang Nisse (Xmas elves). Individuals can refer to to come across animated films containing clues to Nisse hiding spots. Visitors will be in a position to scan a QR code to proceed finding Nisse and gain a particular prize on completion.

All Solvang Julefest functions are open up to the general public with both absolutely free or compensated admission.

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