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Thanksgiving in the Santa Ynez Valley

Joyous Thanksgiving –

As the traditional start to the holiday season, Thanksgiving is an incredibly special time of year in the Santa Ynez Valley.


Instead of putting all the stress on yourself this November, why not plan to spend Thanksgiving in the Santa Ynez Valley with your family and friends? The weather is mild, the vineyard views are breathtaking, and the food and wine is plentiful.

Your Guide to Thanksgiving Experience in the Santa Ynez Valley

Here you will find a list of what restaurants and wineries usually plan to open, and which restaurants offer special holiday menus. For the best experience, we highly recommend calling the restaurants and tasting rooms ahead of time to ensure they still have seating availability.

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Solvang Farmer’s Market

On First Street in Solvang, between Mission Dr. and Copenhagen Dr, every Wednesday, 2:30-5:30PM.

Get your Thanksgiving shopping done on Wednesday, November 22.  The farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard.

These listings below are from 2022, please check back later for updates.

El Rancho Marketplace | 805-688-4300

Thanksgiving Meal Menu  | A La Carte Menu

2886 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA  93463

Open on Thanksgiving Day this year, 6 AM – 5 PM

solvang-turkey-trotSolvang’s Turkey Trot:

After stuffing yourself with turkey, pie, and other holiday goodies, come work it off with a “just for fun” 5K run/walk the day after Thanksgiving. Friday Nov 24, 10 AM Sunny Fields Park,
900 Alamo Pintado Road,
Solvang, CA 93463,  (805-688-5575)
$25. Register at cityofsolvang.com
Proceeds from this special 10th annual event help support a local charity.

Thanksgiving Dinner

These listings below are from 2022, please check back later for updates.


Open on Thanksgiving Day

Please call restaurants directly to confirm and to make reservations.


The Ballard Inn







Ballard Inn Gathering Table | (800) 638-2466

2436 Baseline Ave, Ballard, CA 93463


Pea Soup Andersen’s | (805) 688-5581

Open 8 AM – 9 PM | 376 Ave of Flags, Buellton, CA 93427


Pico Los Alamos | 805-344-1122

458 Bell St, Los Alamos, CA 93440

Pico will be offering a ‘traditional’ Thanksgiving dinner again this year for $85 per person from 3-6pm (with the last seating at 6pm).  There will be optional food and cocktail pairings. Reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner at Pico.

Norman at the Skyview Los Alamos | (805) 344-0104

The Maker’s Son (Dine-In) | (805) 344-1926


Petros Winery | (805) 680-5417

3360 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos, CA 93441

We are serving Thanksgiving dinner from 2-7PM. Reservations can be made on open table.


Chumash Casino Resort (takeout)

To place your order, please visit Grains & Grounds
Turkey To Go Place Your Order – ORDER BY NOVEMBER 18
Our friendly staff will take your order and make sure you are taken care of for the Holidays
PICKUP YOUR ORDER Wednesday, November 23 or Thursday, November 24 at the Cafe.

The Lucky Hen Larder | (805) 691-9448

1095 Meadowvale Rd, Santa Ynez, CA  93460
We will be open until 12pm on Thanksgiving for Cheese & Charcuterie board pre-orders.


First & Oak | 805-688-1703

409 1st St, Solvang, CA 93463

We earned the coveted Michelin Award for restaurants in 2021.

Click on our Thanksgiving Dinner menu to see what we will be serving at First & Oak restaurant at the Mirabelle Inn in Solvang.

the landsby patio areaMad & Vin at The Landsby |
(805) 688-3121

1576 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463

Serving breakfast 8:30 am – Noon on Thanksgiving Day.
The dining room opens at 4pm for Thanksgiving dinner and last seating is at 8.30pm.
We have a very limited set menu and NO regular menu.

The Bar opens at 4pm. The bar menu will be available from 4pm – 9pm only.
The bar will close at 9pm.
There will be no Happy Hour on Thanksgiving Day. 

(available for hotel guests of The Landsby and Santa Ynez Inn only).

Contact the hotels directly to make both hotel and dinner reservations:
The Landsby: 805-688-3121, Santa Ynez Inn: 805-688-5588

Silk Road’s Kitchen (805-697-6960)

Copenhagen Sausage Garden | (805) 697-7354 |

Open 11 AM – 8 PM | 1660 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang, CA 93463

Viking Garden (Dine-In) | (805) 688-1250  Open 11 AM – 7 PM


The Hideway Wine Co | (805) 697-7892

We will be open 10 AM – 2 PM, 2990 Grand Ave #A, Los Olivos, CA 93441

Maverick Saloon (Dine-In) | (805) 686-4785

Breakfast / Lunch / Treats / Charcuterie

Good Seed Coffee Boutique | (805) 693-2132 | Open 7 AM – Noon

Olsen’s Bakery & Cafe | (805) 688-6314 |  Open 7 AM – 1 PM

Old Danish Fudge Kitchen | (805) 688-9932

Solvang Bakery  | Closes by noon

Wineries / Tasting Rooms /
Brewpubs with Meals

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. in Buellton | (805) 694-2252

Rosenson Wine Creations / Coquelicot Estate Wines | (805) 688-1500

The Good Life | (805) 688-7111

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Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding | (805) 944-0493

Space VR – by appointment

320 Alisal Rd, Suite 104
Solvang CA 93463
(805) 325-9769

Need a little exercise before dinner? Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA

Thanksgiving is a time when people often welcome family from all parts of the country to our home to celebrate the holiday. If your travels are taking you to the Santa Ynez Valley, you are in luck.

Located in northern Santa Barbara County, Santa Ynez Valley is only thirty-five miles north of the Santa Barbara beaches. There is so much to do and see here that you will not want or need to go anywhere else.

We are always thankful for the wonderful visitors to our area.

Happy Thanksgiving from Visit the Santa Ynez Valley!

VisitSYV.com offers a wealth of information about things to do in Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley restaurants, and Santa Ynez Valley hotels and inns.

Also, make sure to check out our Events Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

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