Art & Wine Tickets are $25 between Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 and $30 on the day of the event

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce and City of Atascadero are collaborating again to host the Art & Wine Tour and the Light Up the Downtown Holiday Celebration on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art & Wine Tickets are $25 between Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 and $30 on the day of the event. Every ticket comes with a complimentary wine glass. The Light Up the Downtown Holiday Celebration is free and takes place in the Sunken Gardens area in front of Historic City Hall.

At 5:30 p.m., Art & Wine Tour ticket holders can begin shopping while sipping wine, beer, coffee, cider and enjoying holiday treats from 20+ participating businesses in downtown Atascadero.


At 6 p.m., Atascadero City officials will join the community and count down to the holiday lighting of City Hall. Afterwards, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive via an antique Model-A fire truck to the tune of “Here Comes Santa Claus” performed by the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy. Additional entertainment will be offered by the Atascadero Community Band, and Medina Light Show Designs. Complimentary hayrides by Harris Stage Lines and rides on the Model-A Firetruck by the Atascadero Fire Association will also be offered.

According to Montse Cross, Art & Wine Tour Event Coordinator, “This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season. We’re thrilled to host the Art & Wine Tour on the same night as the City’s holiday celebration. There is truly something for everyone downtown on Dec. 2.” 

Some of the beverage participants include Aged & Infused, Bristols Cider House, Bubble Butt, Carbon 6 Wine Bar, Central Coast Distillery, Dubost Winery, Ella’sVineyard, Epoch Estate Wines, Felten Cellars, Grape Encounters Wine Bar, Grey Wolf & Barton Family Wines, Hoyt Family Vineyards, Hubba Wines, Kula Vineyards & Winery, Lapis Luna Wines, Lone Madrone Winery, MEA Wines, Midnight Cellars, Mystic Hills Winery, Slayton Wines, Timshel Vineyards, and Wild Fields Brew House.

Downtown businesses participating include 805 Boardshop, Ametza, Anna & Company, Atrium Mercantile, Baby’s Babble, Belnano Coffee, Black Sheep, Bloke, Bramble Pie Company, Century 21 Hometown Realty, Edward Jones, Farron Elizabeth, Gordon’s Good Games, Haven Blue Salon, Indigo Clothing, Juice Boss, Little Bit 805, Morjesis Salon, Oracle, Salon AER, SLODOCO Donut, Specs by Kyla, The Book Odyssey, The Lot, Tyndall Tile Showroom & Supply, and Totum. Additional food vendors include Alex’s Roasted Corn, Carndonagh Kitchen, and Templeton Pizza & Greek Food.

Local artists participating include Adam Eron Welch, Amber Allena, Charles Matthews, Claudia Mapes, Guy Kinnear, Lisa Falk, Madeline Persin, Page of Art History, Jenna Hartzell & Janet Wallace, Riana, Tea’ Jolon, and Wendy Tuttle.

For more information or to purchase tickets call (805) 466-2044 or go to