ATASCADERO — The City of Atascadero will present its annual Light Up the Downtown Holiday Celebration on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Sunken Gardens, in Downtown Atascadero.
The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce’s Art and Wine Tour begins at 5:30 p.m. The “Fairweather Four” Barbershop Quartet will be strolling through the downtown and serenading shoppers and families to get everyone in the holiday spirit. At 6 p.m., gather in the Sunken Gardens area in front of Historic City Hall as City officials and the community counts down to the lighting, community children are invited to help flip the giant PG&E switch which turns on the lights to showcase the beautiful Rotunda Building. Soon after the lights come on, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving on an antique Model-A fire truck to the tune of “Here Comes Santa Claus.” The public is invited to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the North Pole entrance located at the back of City Hall that faces Atascadero Jr High.
Entertainment includes performances from the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy Honors Choir along with the Atascadero Community Band, followed by Medina Light Show and Designs playing holiday favorites. The fun continues with complimentary tours of City Hall from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with the Atascadero Historical Society docents; rides on the Model-A Firetruck around Downtown, along with Hayrides around City Hall from Harris Stage Lines; hot chocolate by Lighthouse Coffee and Riptide Club (while supplies last). The event is free.
Art and Wine Tour tickets are available for purchase at $20 per person in front of Historic City Hall and at Grape Encounters Empourium. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass and wristband that entitles you to enjoy over 15 merchants serving wine throughout the downtown.
The City of Atascadero would like to thank community sponsors: Coastal Communities Physician Network/ CCPN, Pacific Premier Bank, Idler’s Home, American General Media/ KJUG/ Coast 104.5 FM, New Times and KPRL.
For information on this and other Atascadero events, visit VisitAtascadero.comevents.