Paso on Holiday
While we’re known the world over for our wines, the holidays are when Paso Robles’ small-town charm takes center stage. The entire town is decked out with lights and decorations, our central Downtown Park transforms into a winter wonderland (where Santa Claus holds court), and there’s plenty of festive feasting, family activities and exciting once-a-year events.
Many of our 300 wineries, our award-winning restaurants, breweries, shops and attractions remain open with special hours throughout Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, so there’s no better place to spend the holidays than in Paso Robles.
Here’s your ultimate guide for holidaying in the heart of wine country.
Save the Date for Thanksgiving Events
Friendsgiving Experience at Cypher Winery
When celebrating with friends this year, why not make it effortless? There’s no need to prep a big meal, instead, make a reservation at Cypher and enjoy a Thanksgiving-themed wine experience with each wine paired perfectly with a tantalizing tapas-style small plate. This is sure to be the Friendsgiving that everyone will remember for years to come!
Black Friday at Barton Family Estate
Join us for Black Friday at Barton Family Estate! Extended hours Friday only! Live Music with Martin Paris 12:30 - 4:30, Grain + Vine Bloody Marys, bbreakfast burritos and food specials!
- Library Wines - 50% off for members, 30% off for non- members
- Grain + Vine - 20% off bottles for members, 10% off bottles for non-members
- Christmas Shopping! 20% off all merchandise
Annual Downtown Lighting Ceremony (November 25, 2022 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm)
Enjoy a traditional holiday festivity in our Downtown City Park! Christmas and holiday lights will illuminate the way to this year’s holiday festivities in Downtown City Park! Mrs. Claus will arrive and light the downtown, inviting all to share in the holiday joy! So bring your family and friends, to enjoy live music, speeches, candlelight caroling, free cookies and hot chocolate!
The Hatch (November 24, 2022 | 1:30 - 6:30 PM | $65/per guest)
Join The Hatch for a special holiday menu including Autumn Salad, Savory Her Bread Pudding, Mashed Potatoes, Haricot Verts, Turkey Two Ways, and Pumpkin Pie). Full menu details here.
The Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn
Visit The Steakhouse at Paso Robles Inn for Thanksgiving breakfast 7:00 - 10:00 am and again for Thanksgiving Dinner Specials from 12:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 24th. Thanksgiving Dinner reservations are required. Call (805) 226-4925 to reserve. Choose between classics like Sage Rubbed Turkey Breast and dishes with a modern, fall twist like Pumpkin Ravioli or the fan-favorite, Lobster Dinner. Full menu details here.
Save the Date for Paso's Holiday Traditions
Annual Christmas Light Parade (December 3, 2022 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm)
Nothing says holiday spirit quite like a parade and Christmas lights. Bring the family to Downtown Paso Robles on December 3 to join in on the Annual Holiday Light Parade. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday spirit with an illuminated parade featuring an array of light spectacles from local businesses! A variety of awards will be also be given for best in show! Join Santa and Mrs. Claus and watch downtown light up with holiday spirit! This year’s theme is “Deck the Halls”. Learn more
Annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase (December 10, 2022 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm)
Paso Robles may not see snow, but it boasts an abundance of small-town charm and glistening Christmas spirit worthy of a Hallmark Channel original Christmas movie. So grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate and join in on the massive, annual block party this holiday season. Main Street and Historical Society invite you to take a drive down Vine Street this holiday season! Ebenezer Scrooge, the Snow Queen, Mr. & Mrs. Claus and the whole crew will be on-hand on Vine Street! Community caroling, illuminated floats, entertainers and live music. Don’t miss this sure-to-please holiday mainstay in Paso Robles! Learn more
Give the Gift of Paso
The season of giving is here and we're helping you check off everyone's wishlist this year. Ring in the holidays with locally sourced goods, once in a lifetime wine country experiences and all the gifts they actually want. Paso Robles is making holiday shopping fun again with holiday markets and sip & shop events. Whether you're shopping for yourself or you're shopping for a loved one, shop local this season. Visit our Shopping page to learn more.
Ring in the New Year in Wine Country
City of Paso Robles Presents New Year's Eve (December 31, 2022 | 7:00 - 11:00pm | Downtown City Park)
The City of Paso Robles is hosting a free community event on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2022, from 7- 11PM. The New Year’s celebration will be held downtown, at City Park, and will feature live music, a DJ, fire dancers and a bonfire. The event welcomes the JC Smith Band, a high energy Chicago blues-style group that promises to have the crowd dancing into the New Year. Adding to the excitement will be DJ Chad Fortin, resident DJ for the San Diego Padres and a proud North County resident and The Dancing Fire, a fire dancing troupe. A bonfire, refreshments and food trucks round out the evening. A 9PM ball drop is set to coincide with midnight on the East Coast so attendees can enjoy ringing in the New Year and still be home before midnight.