Magical History - Holiday Events in Paso Robles

from Paso Robles has a fondness for history and a way of making it come alive in new and exciting ways during the holidays every year. Nostalgia is celebrated in such a way as to make all that is old seem new and fresh, and the easiest way to truly experience the magic of the holidays is to attend one of the following events and watch faces young and old light up all over town.

The magic kicks off the day after Thanksgiving and culminates on New Year's Eve, here is the roster of events coming up:


Light the Downtown  Holiday Tree Lights
Friday, November 29, 2013 
5:30 p.m.
Paso Robles City Park

Mrs. Claus will officially kick off the holiday season when she lights the holiday tree in all its glory. Enjoy caroling, live music, cookies and hot chocolate. Trees throughout the park will be lit up in remembrance and support of those affected by cancer in association with Light Up the Night, put on by the Cancer Support Community. For more information call (805) 238-4103 or visit


Paso Robles Downtown Christmas Light Parade  ChristmasParade10
Saturday, December 7, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Downtown Paso Robles

A cherished Paso Robles holiday tradition is the town parade. Grab some warm blankets and chairs and head downtown to enjoy the sights of twinkling lights and spectacular floats. You don't want to miss the parade this holiday season featuring local establishments and of course, Santa Claus who is taking time off from his busy toy making schedule to visit Paso Robles.


Vine Street Victorian Showcase  Scrooge House
Saturday, December 14, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Vine Street between 8th and 21st Streets

For one night only, historic Vine Street comes alive with lights, live music, community open houses, cotton candy, free cookies and hot chocolate,  community caroling, fun... friends and festivities! Join your friends and neighbors in this beloved annual celebration filled with historic charm, nostalgia and Scrooge! Free admission and goodies.


FireworksGlow in the Park New Year's Eve Celebration 
8 p.m. to Midnight
Paso Robles City Park

Join us on New Year’s Eve for a family-friendly event and a park full of free activities to kick off 2014 and the City's 125th Anniversary year! The park will be filled with glow in the dark activities followed by fireworks at midnight. Glow in the dark activities include: Croquet, Horseshoes, Bocce Ball, face painting and more. Music, food trucks, warming stations, free admission and memories to last a lifetime.