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6 things to do this weekend on the Central Coast

Posted at 11:05 AM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 14:05:09-05

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Jingle All the Way 5K & Kids 1-Mile Fun Run
8 a.m. – 5K
9 a.m. – 1-mile Kids Loop
Templeton Fire Department, 206 5th Street, Templeton
Participate in a 5K run or 1-mile kids run. Santa Claus will be attending the festivities, and prizes will be awarded to top finishers as well as best dressed runner, best dressed team, ugliest holiday sweater, and best decorated stroller runners.
Registration: $30
Click here to register.

Old Town Orcutt Christmas Parade
Noon
Old Town Orcutt
The small town parade includes kids, dogs, floats, animals, cars, bands, and Santa Claus. The parade begins at Broadway and Pinal Ave. and ends at Dyer St. and Clark Ave.
Free event.
Click here for more information.

Lighted Boat Parade
6 p.m.
Morro Bay waterfront
Watch as fishing boats, yachts, and other motorized vessels decorated with thousands of holiday lights parade around the harbor. The event also includes live music by the Home Town Band, cocoa and treats for sale, and other holiday-themed activities.
Free event.
Click here for more information.

Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase
6-9 p.m.
Vine Street between 8th and 21st Streets, Paso Robles
Stroll Vine Street and enjoy the view of lavishly decorated homes, offices and schools. Many homes have specific themes, such as snow, Scrooge, carolers, actors in period costume, and Santa Claus.
Free event.
Click here for more information.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

The Nutcracker
Two San Luis Obispo County dance groups are presenting this classic Christmas ballet:
North County Dance & Performing Arts Foundation at the Templeton Performing Arts Center
Saturday – 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Sunday – 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$29
Click here to purchase tickets.
Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo at the Performing Arts Center
Saturday – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday – 2 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$60
Click here to purchase tickets.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9

Santa Barbara Parade of Lights
5:30 p.m.
City of Santa Barbara waterfront
Position yourself at Stearns Wharf, the breakwater, or East Beach for a parade of illuminated boats, followed by a fireworks show at West Beach. Family-friendly activities begin at 3 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Harbor.
Free event.
Click here for more information.

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