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6 things to do this weekend on the Central Coast

Posted at 12:09 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 15:34:26-05

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are some of the events happening around the Central Coast:


South County Holiday Parade
10 a.m.
16th Street and W. Grand Avenue, Grover Beach
The theme for this year’s parade is “Gingerbread Dreams.” It ends at the Ramona Garden Park Center where Santa’s Workshop Fine Art and Craft Faire will be open until 3 p.m. The event includes live music, a children’s craft area, pictures with Santa Claus, and more.
Free event.

Los Olivos Olde Fashioned Christmas
Noon-7 p.m.
Los Olivos (throughout town)
Shop the Holiday Market featuring artisan goods and gifts, enjoy local food in the Food Court, meet Princess Elsa, ride the Summerset Farm Christmas Train, visit a Gingerbread Wonderland, take pictures with Santa Claus, listen to Christmas carolers, attend the official lighting of the town Christmas tree, and more.
Free event.
Click here for more information.

Santa Maria Christmas Parade of Lights
5:20 p.m.
Broadway between Main Street and Stowell Road
The Rotary Clubs of Santa Maria and Nipomo present the 24th annual parade featuring brightly lit floats, marching bands, and other entries from local businesses and organizations.
Free event.
Click here for more information.

Paso Robles Christmas Light Parade
7 p.m.
Downtown Paso Robles
The 57th annual parade travels north on Spring Street from 10th Street to 14th Street, east to Park Street, then around the Downtown City Park on Pine Street to 11th. This year’s theme is “Cowboy Christmas.”
Free event.
Click here for more information.


Holiday Gift Studio Tour
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Studio 1: 1279 2nd Street, Los Osos
Studio 2: 387 Quintana Road, Morro Bay
Visit the two studios and browse handmade ceramics, planters, jewelry, glass art, succulent wreaths, and other unique gifts by local artists. A portion of the sales will benefit RISE.
Free event.
Click here for more information.

Hanukkah Downtown
5 p.m.
Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo
The community is invited to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with a candle-lighting, Hanukkah story, dreidel spinning, menorah making, sweet treats, and other activities.
Free event.
Click here for more information.

For a listing of additional events and to add your own, check out our online community calendar.

The Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade, which was originally scheduled for Saturday night has been postponed to Saturday, Dec. 8 for safety reasons because of the forecasted rain storm.