Lighting Up!

Solvang Community Tree LIghting Ceremony Features BallerinasHave you noticed the nip in the air now? Yet it feels perfect for the start of 2013 Solvang Julefest! (Say Yule-fest and you’ll sound like a native). Did you see the living Christmas trees sprouting in front of 100+ businesses? It’s the third year for this display and such a fragrant one (not to mention the amazing creative decorations).Speaking of living trees, this Friday at 5:00 p.m. it’s time to light the Community Tree in Solvang Park. Don’t miss the caroling, live entertainment and dancing ballerinas. This year’s Julefest Parade starts on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. with participants marching, rolling, trotting and strolling west along festively decorated Mission Drive; to Fourth Place then east on Copenhagen Drive. I’m really looking forward to announcing the parade again, too! Don’t forget, Solvang on Ice, our first-ever public ice skating rink is ready for you to glide on December 6-8. For all the fun and festive Julefest events, visit