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Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Courtyard at South Coast Winery

About the Event

This annual South Coast Winery Resort & Spa event is a favorite of locals and of guests who are enjoying a stay at the resort for the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s a time for seasonal fun, foods and activities for the whole family, as well as the opportunity to have photos taken with Santa Claus. The outdoor Tree Lighting Festival is highlighted by wonderful, seasonally inspired fare, assorted Christmas cookies and a hot chocolate and dessert bar. There are tractor rides, horse and carriage rides, face painting, a petting zoo, arts and crafts and plenty of photo ops. The thrilling tree lighting begins at 6 p.m. Beer, wine and Christmas cocktails will be available for purchase. Every year, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa gives back to the community and is proud to be an official Toys for Tots drop-off location. Guests are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate to less fortunate kids.

Tickets are $40 for guests 13 and older; $20 for children ages four to 12; complimentary for ages three and under. Pricing is inclusive of taxes and gratuities. Tickets are required for this event and may be purchased at


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