Hot, Hot, Hot–NOT! Solvang Annual Christmas Tree Burn Canceled for 1-8-16

If you’re like me, you’re happy about all the recent rains here in Solvang and throughout California–however, one side-effect is the cancelation of our annual Christmas Tree Burn scheduled for Friday, January 8, 2016, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the fields of Old Mission Santa Inés, 1760 Mission Drive. According to our Solvang City Manager Brad Vidro, recent rains have made the staging and viewing area in the field extremely wet and muddy, creating unstable conditions. The City of Solvang is committed to working with contractor Waste Management to remove the trees already piled high and will recycle them via chipping for future use as mulch. So that’s a good thing, yet it IS disappointing to miss the tree burn this year! 

Remember, Solvang was named one of Time Magazine’s “Most Christmas-y Towns in America” and we conclude our annual Julefest Celebration with a Christmas Tree Burn event each January. The Christmas Tree Burn is totally supervised by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and is one of the largest fire safety demonstrations and community gatherings on California’s Central Coast. It’s all coordinated by the Solvang Parks & Recreation Department featuring live entertainment, food & beverages available for purchase in a popular family-friendly environment.

So, be sure to mark your calendar for the next Solvang Annual Christmas Tree Burn  scheduled for Friday, January 6, 2017.

For more information about visiting Solvang year-round, please stop by the Solvang Visitors Center at 1639 Copenhagen Drive (open daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.); call 805-688-6144 or visit