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2007 Solvang Winterfest
By Journal Staff
2007 Solvang Winterfest Events
For its annual Winterfest Celebration, the “Danish Capital of America”
has transformed into a European-style Christmas village
now through New Year’s Day.
Solvang village streets are illuminated with thousands of twinkle lights,
carolers emerge around corners and street musicians enhance the authentic scene.
All events are free and open to the public except where admission fee is specifically noted.
Saturday, December 1
Winterfest Parade, 11 a.m. Starts at Mission Santa Ines, west on Mission Dr., left on Fourth St., left on Copenhagen Dr., and ends on Alisal Rd. at the Post Office. Theme: Yuletide, A Scandinavian Christmas. Danish dancers, musical groups and Santa! 688-6144
Open House Solvang Toyland, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1664 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang
Meet & Greet Santa in Solvang Park following the parade. Caricatures by Aidan Terry. Noon to 1 p.m.
Gingerbread House Workshop & Cookie Decorating, Solvang Bakery. Noon to 8 p.m., 460 Alisal Rd., Solvang
Holiday Open House House Laura’s Trading Co. & Zarabella, 4 to 6 p.m., 444 Atterdag, Solvang
Holiday Open Home Connection, door prizes, refreshments, 5 to 8 p.m. 425-D Alisal Rd., Solvang
Sunday, December 2
Elverhoj Museum of Art presents Annual Christmas Party. Open-faced sandwiches, beverages, music and dancing. 6 to 9 p.m., 1624 Elverhoj Way, Solvang.No charge for members, Non-members $10. 686-1211
Holiday Home Tour & Tea Old Mission Santa Ines Benefit, 1 to 4 p.m., 1760 Mission Dr., Solvang,688-4815 x20
Saturday, December 8
Nativity Pageant, Solvang Festival Theater, 420 Second St., narrated by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., choir, costumes, live animals. FREE. First come, first served. 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sparkle & Shine Wandering Dog Wine Bar, Jewelry designer Kelly Collins/KC Designs craft custom pieces, sip & shop, 4 to 8 p.m., 1539 Mission Dr., Solvang
Brighton Your Holiday First Street Leather & Brighton factory reps will donate 20% of all sales to Direct Relief International, 6 to 8 p.m., 1634 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang
Holiday Open House Pamela’s Country Cupboard, Lamplighter Carolers, 6 to 9 p.m., 1525 Mission Dr., Solvang
Sunday, December 9
Sparkle & Shine Wandering Dog Wine Bar, Jewelry designer Kelly Collins/KC Designs craft custom pieces, sip & shop, Noon to 5 p.m., 1539 Mission Dr., Solvang
Bent Myggen American and Scandinavian songs and stories, 1:30 to 4 p.m., various Solvang locations
Saturday, December 15
Sweet Adelines Strolling holiday singers 1:30 to 4 p.m., various downtown Solvang locations
Solvang Village Dancers performing 1 to 3 p.m., corner of Copenhagen Dr. & Alisal Rd.
Saturday, December 22
Holiday Horns Brass Quintet, 1:30 to 4 p.m., various downtown locations
Holiday Gingerbread House, Danish baker, Bent Olsen created a 8’ X 11’ gingerbread house using about 250 lbs. of gingerbread dough, 150 lbs. of powdered sugar and 3 gallons of egg whites, Royal Scandinavian Inn lobby, 400 Alisal Rd., Solvang