Paso on Holiday
Small town charm along with family-friendly events, award-winning food, and, of course, world-renown wines are just some of the reasons why Paso Robles is the perfect place to celebrate a holiday. Here are the top reasons you should head to Paso Robles for the holidays.
RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN WINE COUNTRY
City of Paso Robles Presents New Year's Eve (TBA)
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.
Date Night in Paso
Upgrade your date night with a stroll through Paso's charming downtown city park hand-in-hand, soaking in the sights and savoring the local flavors. With plenty of downtown lodging options to choose from, you can enjoy a brief walk from your hotel to downtown Paso's shops, restaurants and tasting rooms. Make a day of it — spend the afternoon shopping and wine tasting before heading back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. Make your way back downtown for drinks at Tetto's Rooftop Lounge, enjoy a romantic dinner at one of Paso's delicious downtown restaurants (try sharing all the apps at The Hatch!), then catch a live performance at AMSTRDM Piano Lounge or Libretto.
Harvest & Halloween
Things to Do
Pick Your Pumpkin
Start a new holiday tradition and pick the perfect porch pumpkin at Chesebrough Farms, only open annually for the month of October. Or make your way over to Jack Creek Farms for a corn maze, fresh produce, and Pumpkin Palooza to-go craft kits!
Sip Seasonal Beverages & Sample Fall Menus
Pumpkin spice lovers rejoice – Drink in the halloween spirit with seasonal specialties at local cafes, bars and breweries. Don't miss the Autumn Specialty Drink List at Spearhead Coffee or the Fall Release Menu at Alchemist's Garden.
Plan Your Harvest
Wine harvest season in Paso Robles is like Christmas and Fourth of July wrapped into one, and is by far one of the best times to visit. Located midway between Los Angeles and the Bay Area, harvest is a weeks-long celebration of the bounties of the region. Use our insider’s guide to plan your trip and experience harvest in Paso Robles.
Paint + Sip: The Halloween Sessions (TBA)
Paso Pumpkins and Ponies at Paso Robles Horse Park (TBA)
Halloween Yappy Hour at ONX Wines (TBA)
Harvest Dinner at Oyster Ridge (TBA)
Boos & Brews Halloween Party at The Pour House (TBA)
Castle Costume Ball: Halloween Party at Tooth & Nail (TBA)
Tooth & Nail Winery's epic Costume Ball is back and we're ready for all you witches and warlocks to STORM THE CASTLE. Come dressed in your Halloween best to be entered into the castle costume contest. We will have food and wine available to purchase and music going all night. Let's get spooky at The Castle! (Adults 21 and over only.)
Fall Fair Market at Paso Robles Event Center (TBA)
The Mid-State Fair Market at the Paso Robles Event Center features local crafters and artisans from throughout San Luis Obispo County selling handmade and unique items. Find jewelry, apparel, fashion accessories, home décor, health and beauty products, art, antiques, handmade eats, used items and more. Free admission and parking!
Annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treat Downtown at Main Street (October 31)
The annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treat Downtown will take place on Halloween in Downtown Paso Robles. Costumes required, admission is free. Come take your picture with our witches! Dance Demos, Trick or Treat, and Hot Dog BBQ.
Save the Date for Thanksgiving Events
Cass Soms Class: Holiday Wine Pairing (TBA)
Turkey Trot & Jump Horse Show (TBA)
Friendsgiving at Cass Winery (TBA)
The Hatch (TBA)
The Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn (TBA)
Save the Date for Paso's Holiday Traditions
Annual Downtown Lighting Ceremony (TBA)
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!
Annual Christmas Light Parade (TBA)
Nothing says holiday spirit quite like a parade and Christmas lights. Bring the family to Downtown Paso Robles 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!
Annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase (TBA)
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!
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.
Events in Paso
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Things to Do
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