Winter celebrations abound in Paso Robles

Season’s Greetings! Paso Robles is abuzz with the sights and sounds of the most wonderful time of the year! It’s a time when we gather with friends and family to share the warmth together through the cold and dark of the winter frost, and Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association is ringing in the season with three great events.

Together, the three events count for more than 100 years of winter celebration for Paso Roblans — 56th annual Christmas Light Parade, 31st annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase, and 27th annual Victorian Teddy Bear Tea.

Main Street executive director Norma Moye wants to remind you to get prepared to join in the holiday spirit!

“Come get your Song Book and Black-Out Bingo card from our Main Street office, or any participating stores,” Norma said. Main Street is located at 835 12th St. #D.

Norma also reminded that the Blackout Bingo drawing will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Holiday House at the City Park, where kids of all ages can visit Santa.

Santa Claus is coming to Paso
Saturday, Dec. 2
Mrs. Claus paid us a visit on Nov. 24 and flipped the giant switch to light our town for Santa’s arrival, and will join the big guy on Saturday as he flies into town for the 56th annual Christmas Light Parade.

The theme of this year’s festive cruise is “There’s no place like home for Christmas” and it all begins at 7 p.m. The parade filled with floats, marching bands, and the grand finale of Santa and Mrs. Clause will wind its way around the downtown streets carrying the sounds and sights of the season of good cheer. Cash awards
go to category winners. Parade applications are available at the Main Street office.

The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank and H&R Block.

And you don’t have to wait! Santa is already here! Visit the jolly old elf at the Holiday House at Paso Robles Downtown Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, Dec. 3, 10, and 17, and Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 21-24.

Vine Street Victorian Showcase
Saturday, December 9
In three decades, Paso Robles has welcomed and entertained hundreds of thousands of people for a holiday walk down the Vine Street Victorian Showcase, and the 31st installment awaits the wonderstruck eyes and bright smiles of those visiting for the first time.

“Vine Street” is the product of a partnership between the City of El Paso de Robles, El Paso de Robles Historical Society, and Paso Robles Main Street Association, and of course the amazing businesses and residents of Vine Street between 8th and 21st streets.

Together, they bring to life the winter season like nowhere else, with Ebenezer Scrooge harassing onlooking visitors from his balcony, the Snow Queen bringing her soft touch to the harshness of winter, and Mr. and Mrs. Clause ho-ho-ho-ing with the community carolers.

Vine Street will be filled with entertainers, community open houses, live music, and lots of tasty treats.

Teddy Bear Tea
Saturday, December 16
If you just can’t get enough of Santa Claus, the Teddy Bear Tea is another chance to visit the jolly old elf, along with special guests — the Snow Queen & King, Santa’s Elves, and Victorian Friends.

Enjoy music, singing, and entertainment, Teddy Bear tea cups to take home, gingerbread cookies, candy canes, pictures to color and door prizes.

Seating is limited and will sell out! Tickets are available at the Main Street office.

Norma and the Main Street volunteers wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Contact Norma at info@pasoroblesdowntown.org, 808-238-4103, or visit pasoroblesdowntown.org for more info.