Snow fun returns to Atascadero on Friday, Dec. 9, from 5-9 p.m.

ATASCADERO — Over 75 tons of snow on the Central Coast is on its way. Winter Wonderland is back for another snow-driven event in Downtown Atascadero on Friday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Atascadero’s Sunken Gardens and the entire downtown will be transformed into a magical snowy paradise. Experience snow piles and a massive snow slide built by Kiwanis Club of Atascadero, Cuesta Springs Ice Company and Premier Ag. This year’s snow themed events also include Joe’s Little Train operated by the Elks Club of Atascadero, a variety of obstacle courses, gladiator joust, bounce houses, and bungy jump from Bubble Fun 101, a special visit by the California Mid-State Fair Queen’s court, face painting, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

If you are looking to check off a couple of items from your holiday shopping list, this event offers shopping from our Downtown merchants to over 50 craft and food vendors. Visitors can experience musical entertainment at Historic City Hall! Following is the Entertainment Schedule:

  • Announcement of the Trail of Lights Winners | 5 p.m.
  • Fine Arts Academy Monarch Choir & All District Elementary Choir | 5:05 p.m.
  • Motions Academy of Dance | 5:30 p.m. 
  • Fine Arts Academy of Dance 5:55 p.m. 
  • Atascadero High School Choirs | 6:20 p.m.
  • Atascadero Middle School Choirs. | 6:40 p.m. 
  • Holiday Music by Medina Light Show Design | 7 to 9 p.m. 
  • Scooter Demonstrations by A-Town Park | All evening

To kick off the evening, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance at the massive snow slide area and Santa is planning to take the first sled ride along with an Elf or two. If you miss Santa and Mrs. Claus at the snow slide, you can catch them at Historic City Hall until 8 p.m. The North Pole entrance for Santa will be on the West Mall side of the building.

The City would not be able to put on an event like this without the help of its sponsors. They thank the following for all their hard work, dedication, and support to bring our community together: 

Exclusive Sponsor: Cielo Ristorante & Rooftop Bar

Presenting sponsors: AJ Excavating, American West Tire & Auto, Chicago Grade Landfill, Cuesta Springs Ice Company, Kiwanis Club of Atascadero, Premier Ag of Paso Robles and Supervisor Debbie Arnold;

Supporting Sponsors: Filipponi & Thompson Drilling, Kirk Consulting, Perry’s Parcel & Gift, and Stout Pediatric Dentistry.  

Snow Sponsors: Atascadero 76, Atascadero Insurance, Coastal Communities Physicians Network (CCPN), Delta Liquid Energy, Hayner, Hayner, Miller & Crist (HHMC) Tax Services, Healing the Quantum Way, Idlers Home, Mechanics Bank, Nick Medeiros CPA, Pambrun Bracing — Dr. Jason Pambrun DDS MS, Primary Eyecare, Radiology & Associates, Starna Cells, Summers Real Estate, Taco Bell & Western Janitorial Supply. 

In-Kind Sponsors, School & Entertainment Groups: Special thanks to A-Town Park, Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, Atascadero All District Elementary School Choir, Atascadero High School & Middle School Choirs, Bubble Fun 101, Elks Lodge #2733, Fine Arts Academy Monarch Choir, Fine Arts Academy Dance Group, Frank Sommers, Medina Light Show Designs, Motion’s Academy of Dance, and Waste Management. 

Media Sponsors: American General Media — KVEC, KJUG, Dimes Media — The Beach 96.3 FM & 100.5 FM, KPRL & New Times.

Atascadero’s Winter Wonderland is one of the MUST-DO events this season! The event is free to attend, but don’t forget to bring along your wallet for holiday shopping, great food and all of the extra fun that abounds! Invite your family and friends to enjoy an evening of holiday fun!

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