Holiday Magic at Charles Paddock Zoo

Zoo Holiday Magic  at Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on  Saturday, Dec. 15. The annual event offers a chance to deliver special gifts to animal friends. For more information, go to  or call the zoo at 805-461-5080.

Musical Holiday Walk Around Atascadero Lake

The 20th annual  Musical Holiday Walk Around the Lake at Atascadero Lake will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on  Saturday, Dec. 1. Hot cider, popcorn and other refreshments will be available as attendees walk around the lake. There will be free entry into Charles Paddock Zoo from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. If there is steady rain prior to or during the event, some of the street activities may be cancelled. Bring a flashlight and a warm coat. For more information, go to or call 805-550-3147.

Atascadero Light Up the Downtown Holiday Celebration

The lighting ceremony will take place Friday, Nov. 30. The Atascadero Art & Wine Tour will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the tour will be for sale the night of the event at City Hall or at Grape Encounters Wine Empourium for $20 per person. At 6 p.m., everyone will gather in front of City Hall for the lighting of Sunken Gardens and historic City Hall. Santa will arrive at 6:10 p.m. The Atascadero Fine Arts Academy Honor Choir will perform on the steps of City Hall. Free docent-led tours of City Hall will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. along with free horse-drawn hayrides and Model-A fire truck rides and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For more information, go to Visit to purchase Art & Wine Tour tickets or call 805-466-2044.