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Businesses Open for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

Christmas in the Santa Ynez Valley –

With so much holiday spirit in the Valley, we couldn’t pick just one event to share for the month of December. Find out what is happening in the Santa Ynez Valley Businesses Open for Christmas and New Year’s holidays.


Los Olivos

If you’re looking for some good old family Christmas fun, then make sure you check out the Olde-Fashioned Christmas in Los Olivos. Expect lots of fun-filled activities for the kids, including Gingerbread Wonderland, crafts, petting zoo, and a visit from Santa Claus. Don’t miss the Official Lighting of the Christmas tree at the flagpole, and make sure you bring a new toy for the Christmas charity collection.


Santa Ynez

Stop in to Santa Ynez for their Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, which boasts the largest tree lighting in the Valley on Sagunto Street.


Buellton

Be sure to bring the kids to Buellton Winter Fest. After Breakfast with Santa, they’ll have the chance to play in 20 tons of snow on Avenue of the Flags.


Los Alamos

Then head over to Los Alamos for their Holiday Evening Stroll. Businesses stay open late, offering hot cocoa and treats, as friends and family stroll Bell Street, lined for the evening with beautiful luminaries.


Solvang

Next, get ready for Christmas Danish style at the annual Solvang Julefest. There are also plenty of opportunities for Christmas gift shopping at one of the town’s many boutique shops, a traditional nativity play, and the annual Christmas tree burn.


See the guide below to make the most of your Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day experience in the Santa Ynez Valley.

For the best experience, we highly recommend calling the restaurants and tasting rooms ahead of time to ensure they still have seating availability.


Christmas Eve   

ATTRACTIONS

Santa Ynez

Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 944-0493

Solvang

Elverhøj Museum of History & Art
1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang  |  (805) 686-1211

Moke Experience
1510 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (866) 523–MOKE

The Ultimate Escape Rooms
485 Alisal Rd., STE 120, Solvang  |  (805) 857-0777

Nearby

Santa Barbara Sailing Center
302 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara  |  (805) 962-2826


COFFEE HOUSES

Solvang

The Good Seed
1607 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 693-2132

Santa Ynez 

Queen Cup Coffee
1095 Meadowvale Road, Santa Ynez


RESTAURANTS

Ballard

Bob’s Well Bread 
2449 Baseline Ave., Ballard  |  (805) 691-9549

Los Alamos

Bob’s Well Bread 
550 Bell Street, Los Alamos  |  (805) 344-3000

Norman at the SkyView Los Alamos Restaurant
9150 US-101, Los Alamos

Pico Los Alamos
458 Bell Street, Los Alamos  |  (805) 344-1122

Los Olivos

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos  |  805-390-0442

Santa Ynez

The Baker’s Table
 3563 Numancia St, Santa Ynez  |  (805) 688-4856

Trattoria Grappolo
 3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez,  |  (805) 688-6899

Solvang

Big Bopper
1510 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-6018

Copenhagen Sausage Garden
1660 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 697-7354

 

First & Oak
409 1st St, Solvang  |  (805) 688-1703

 

Mad & Vin
1576 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-3121

Osteria Grappolo
1546 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-8281

Sear Steakhouse
478 4th Place, Solvang  | (805) 245-9564 (w)

Solvang Brewing Company
1547 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-2337

Solvang Restaurant
1672 Copenhagen Dr #2759, Solvang  |  (805) 688-4645

The Red Viking
1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-6610


RETAIL

Solvang

Broken Clock Vinegar Works
1210 Mission Dr Ste 103, Solvang  |  (805) 679-1723

Renaissance Antiques
496 1st St, Solvang  |  (805) 688-1976


WINE/BEER

Buellton

Alma Rosa Winery
1623 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (707) 227-8503

Los Olivos

Coquelicot Tasting Room
2884 Grand Ave, Los Olivos  |  (805) 688-1500

Petros Winery
3360 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos  |  (805) 680-5417

Saarloos & Sons
2971 Grand Ave, Los Olivos  |  (805) 688-1200

Santa Ynez

CrossHatch Winery
1090 Edison St #104, Santa Ynez  |  (805) 691-9192

Gainey Vineyard
3950 CA-HWY 246, Santa Ynez  |  (805) 259-8559

Maverick Saloon
3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez  |  (805) 686-4785

Solvang

Cali Love Wine
1651 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-1678

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards Tasting Room
1645 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 686-9336

The Good Life
1672 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-7111

Toccata Wines
1650 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang  |  (805) 686-9336

Nearby

Ampelos Cellars
312 N 9th St, Lompoc  |  (805) 736-9957


Christmas Day

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ATTRACTION

Solvang

Elverhøj Museum of History & Art
1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang,  |  (805) 686-1211

Moke Experience
1510 Mission Dr, Solvang   |  (866) 523–MOKE

COFFEE HOUSE

Solvang

The Good Seed
1607 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463  |  (805) 693-2132
7 a.m. – noon

RESTAURANT

Solvang

Big Bopper
1510 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-6018

Copenhagen Sausage Garden
1660 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 697-7354

 

First & Oak Christmas Dinner
Christmas Dinner Menu at First & Oak at Mirabelle Inn

 

 

 

First & Oak
409 1st St, Solvang  |  (805) 688-1703

 

 

 

 

Mad & Vin
1576 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-3121


WINE/BEER

Solvang

Cali Love Wine
1651 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-1678

Santa Ynez

Maverick Saloon
3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez  |  (805) 686-4785


 


 

New Year’s Eve

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ATTRACTION

Santa Ynez

Vino Vaqueros Horseback Riding
Santa Ynez, CA 93460  |  (805) 944-0493

Solvang

Elverhøj Museum of History & Art
1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang  |  (805) 686-1211

Moke Experience
1510 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (866) 523–MOKE

The Ultimate Escape Rooms
485 Alisal Rd., STE 120, Solvang  |  (805) 857-0777


COFFEE HOUSE

Solvang

Cafe Dolce
475 1st St , Solvang  |  (805) 693-1222

The Good Seed
1607 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 693-2132


RESTAURANT

Ballard

Bob’s Well Bread 
2449 Baseline Ave., Ballard  |  (805) 691-9549
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Buellton

Hitching Post 2
406 E Hwy 246, Buellton  |  (805) 688-0676

Los Alamos

Bob’s Well Bread 
550 Bell Street, Los Alamos  |  (805) 344-3000

Pico Los Alamos
458 Bell Street, Los Alamos  |  (805) 344-1122

Norman at the Skywiew Los Alamos Restaurant
9150 US-101, Los Alamos

The Maker’s Son
346 Bell St, Los Alamos  |  (310) 595-5617

Los Olivos

Bar Le Côte
 2375 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos  |  (661) 805-3993

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos  |  (805)390-0442

Santa Ynez

The Baker’s Table
 3563 Numancia St, Santa Ynez  |  (805) 688-4856

Trattoria Grappolo
 3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez  |  (805) 688-6899

Solvang

Big Bopper
1510 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-6018

Birkholm’s Bakery
460 Alisal Rd, Solvang  |  (805) 688-8188

Brekkies
1655 Mission Drive, Solvang  |  (805) 691-9749

Cecco Ristorante
475 1st Street Solvang  |  (805) 688-8880

Copenhagen Sausage Garden
1660 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 697-7354

Danish Mill Bakery
1682 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-5805

Don Nachos Cafe
446 Alisal Rd suite # 5, Solvang  |  (805) 693-2349

Dominos Pizza
1655 Mission Drive, Solvang  |  (805) 686-1177

First & Oak
409 1st St, Solvang  |  (805) 688-1703

Fitzpatricks Tavern
490 1st St Suite A, Solvang CA 93463 | (805) 688-5500

Leonardo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
632 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang   |  (805) 686-0846

Mad & Vin
1576 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-3121

New Frontier Natural Foods & Deli
1984 Old Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 693-1746

Olsen’s Danish Villlage Bakery
1529 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-6314

Osteria Grappolo
1546 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-8281

Panino
475 1st St, Solvang  |  (805) 688-0608

Ramen Kotori
1618 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 691-9672

River Grill
150 Alisal Rd, Solvang  |  (805) 688-7784

Sear Steakhouse
478 4th Place, Solvang  |  (805) 245-9564

Solvang Brewing Company
1547 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-2337

Solvang Flavors
436 Alisal Rd  |  (805) 688-3080

Solvang Restaurant
1672 Copenhagen Dr #2759, Solvang  |  (805) 688-4645

Succulent Cafe
1557 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 691-9444

Taco Roco
606 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang  |  (805) 686-1901

The Red Viking
1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-6610

The Solvang Bakery
438 Alisal Rd, Solvang  |  (805) 688-4939

Viking Garden
446 Alisal Rd, Solvang  |  (805) 688-1250


RETAIL

Solvang

Broken Clock Vinegar Works
1210 Mission Dr Ste 103, Solvang  |  (805) 679-1723

Cailloux Cheese Shop
1623 Mission Dr Suites K&L, Solvang  |  (805) 350-8328

Old Danish Fudge Kitchen
 441 Alisal Rd, Solvang  |  (805) 688-9932

Renaissance Antiques
496 1st St, Solvang  |  (805) 688-1976


WINE/BEER

Buellton

Alma Rosa Winery
1623 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (707) 227-8503

Los Olivos

Coquelicot Tasting Room
2884 Grand Ave, Los Olivos  |  (805) 688-1500

Petros Winery
3360 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos  |  (805) 680-5417

Saarloos & Sons
2971 Grand Ave, Los Olivos  |  (805) 688-1200

Santa Ynez

Gainey Vineyard
3950 CA-HWY 246  |  (805) 259-8559

Maverick Saloon
3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez  |  (805) 686-4785

Solvang

Dana V. Wines
 1588 Mission Dr suite b, Solvang  |  (805) 350-1124
12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards Tasting Room
1645 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 686-9336

The Good Life
1672 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-7111

Toccata Wines
1650 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang  |  (805) 686-9336

Nearby

Ampelos Cellars
312 N 9th St, Lompoc  |  (805) 736-9957
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


New Year’s Day

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ATTRACTION

Solvang

Elverhøj Museum of History & Art
1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang,  |  (805) 686-1211

Moke Experience
1510 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (866) 523–MOKE

The Ultimate Escape Rooms
485 Alisal Rd., STE 120, Solvang  |  (805) 857-0777


COFFEE HOUSE

Solvang

Cafe Dolce
475 1st St , Solvang  |  (805) 693-1222

The Good Seed
1607 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463  |  (805) 693-2132


RESTAURANT

Ballard

Bob’s Well Bread 
2449 Baseline Ave., Ballard  |  (805) 691-9549
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Los Alamos

Bob’s Well Bread 
550 Bell Street, Los Alamos  |  (805) 344-3000

Pico Los Alamos
458 Bell Street, Los Alamos  |  (805) 344-1122

The Maker’s Son
346 Bell St, Los Alamos  |  (310) 595-5617

Los Olivos

Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos  |  (805) 390-0442

Santa Ynez

Trattoria Grappolo
 3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez  |  (805) 688-6899
4 p.m. to closing

Solvang

Big Bopper
1510 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-6018

Brekkies
1655 Mission Drive, Solvang  |  (805) 691-9749

Copenhagen Sausage Garden
1660 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 697-7354

Dominos Pizza
1655 Mission Drive, Solvang  |  (805) 686-1177

First & Oak
409 1st St, Solvang  |  (805) 688-1703

Fitzpatricks Tavern
490 1st St Suite A, Solvang CA 93463 | (805) 688-5500

Leonardo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
632 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang   |  (805) 686-0846
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Mad & Vin
1576 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-3121

Olsen’s Danish Villlage Bakery
1529 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-6314
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Osteria Grappolo
1546 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-8281

Ramen Kotori
1618 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 691-9672

Solvang Brewing Company
1547 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-2337

Solvang Flavors
436 Alisal Rd  |  (805) 688-3080

Subway
1641 Mission Dr Suite 102, Solvang  | (805) 688-7650

Succulent Cafe
1557 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 691-9444

The Red Viking
1684 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-6610

Viking Garden
446 Alisal Rd, Solvang  |  (805) 688-1250


WINE/BEER

Los Olivos

Coquelicot Tasting Room
2884 Grand Ave, Los Olivos  |  (805) 688-1500
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Petros Winery
3360 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos  |  (805) 680-5417
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Santa Ynez

Maverick Saloon
3687 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez  |  (805) 686-4785
Bar 11am-1:30am
Regular Menu 11-9pm
Kitchen closes at 9pm

Solvang

Dana V. Wines
1588 Mission Dr suite b, Solvang  |  (805) 350-1124

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards Tasting Room
1645 Copenhagen Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 686-9336

The Good Life
1672 Mission Dr, Solvang  |  (805) 688-7111

Toccata Wines
1650 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang  |  (805) 686-9336


RETAIL

Solvang

Broken Clock Vinegar Works
1210 Mission Dr Ste 103, Solvang  |  (805) 679-1723

Cailloux Cheese Shop
1623 Mission Dr Suites K&L, Solvang  |  (805) 350-8328

Old Danish Fudge Kitchen
 441 Alisal Rd, Solvang  |  (805) 688-9932


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