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Santa Ynez Valley Event Calendar

Don't miss these SYV events in the upcoming months!


November

  • Solvang Farmers Market - Local, seasonal, and certified bounty! Every Wednesday in Downtown Solvang at 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm. More details!
  • Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest - More than 200 scarecrows are on display throughout the Valley. Vote for your favorites! More details!
  • Wandering Dog Blind Tasting Thursdays - Test your knowledge of varietals and regions each Thursday at Wandering Dog Wine Bar in Solvang. 4pm - 7pm. More details!
  • Quick Draw & Arts Festival - A celebration of arts throughout the Valley! It's the 30th Anniversary of the iconic Quick Draw event, where over 20 artists complete an original work of art within 60 minutes, and much more. November 4 - 6. More details!
  • Quick Draw and Arts Free "Kick-Off" Festival Reception - Meet many of the Quick Draw artists ahead of time and chat before the big event. Location: Elverhoj Museum of History & Art. November 4, 4 - 6pm. More details!
  • Winter Eagle Cruises - Cachuma Lake - Santa Barbara County Park Naturalists lead 2-hour winter season cruises highlighting resident and migratory Bald Eagles and waterfowl. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. More details!
  • 8th Annual Buellton Holiday Bazaar, Arts and Craft Fair - Start your holiday shopping early and enjoy all of the creative talent the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer! Saturday, November 5, 10am -3pm. More details!
  • Paint in the Vineyard at Saarloos + Sons Vineyard - A beautiful, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and indulge the wine-lover in you. November 5, 10:30am - 1pm More details!
  • Standing Sun LIVE presents: The Contenders and special guest - Join The Contenders at Standing Sun for an intimate pre-show dinner in their modern art gallery attached to the winery! November 5. More details!
  • Wildling Museum "Wrap-Up" Reception - A special artist panel will be offered, and guests will be able to explore the variety of unique exhibits on display throughout the multi-storied building. November 6, 3 - 5pm. More details!
  • 32nd Annual Vaquero Show and Sale - A celebration honoring the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero, including food, demonstrations and live music. Location: Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House. November 11 -13. More details!
  • Vino de Suenos - Benefit Wine Sale & Auction - Special wine release event including tasting, appetizer stations, live music, and a silent auction, including original wine label art. Location: Santa Ynez Valley Marriott. November 12, 3 - 6pm. More details!
  • Paint in the Vineyard at Gainey Winery - Grab your glass of wine and a paintbrush and unleash your creative spirit! November 12, 10:30am - 1pm. More details!
  • KidKraft: Painting with Yarn - Nature-inspired crafts and environmentally friendly "upcycling" project for children 5 -13 years old. November 12, 2 - 3pm. The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, Solvang. More details!
  • Solvang 3rd Wednesday - A special day to Shop, Eat (& Drink), and Play in Solvang. More than 60 unique vendors. November 16. More details!
  • Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk - Enjoy tasting at 5 places of your choice for just $20 per person. November 16, 3 - 7pm. Location: Village of Solvang. More details!
  • Turkey Trot - Solvang's 5K fun run/walk to benefit the local Salvation Army chapter. November 25. More details!

December

  • Solvang Farmers Market - Every Wednesday in Downtown Solvang at 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm. More details!
  • Wandering Dog Blind Tasting Thursdays - Test your knowledge of varietals and regions each Thursday at Wandering Dog Wine Bar in Solvang. 4pm - 7pm. More details!
  • Solvang Julefest Tree Lighting Ceremony - Let the festivities begin! Christmas music, dancing ballerinas, and tap dancers perform along with Christmas tree lighting. December 2, 5pm. More details!
  • Solvang Julefest Shop Mingle Jingle - Thousands of twinkling lights, open houses, special concerts, and much more throughout the village of Solvang. December 2 -4 and 9 - 11. More details!
  • Visits and Pictures with Santa in his Village in Solvang Park - December 2 - 4, and 10 - 11. More details!
  • Solvang Julefest Parade & Children's Performance- Christmas Play - Danish dancers, musical groups, vintage vehicles, horses, carriages and animals. December 3, 11am. More details!
  • Old Fashioned Christmas in Los Olivos - A fun-filled day of activities for the entire family, including a variety of crafts and activities for the kids and shopping for adults. December 3, 4 - 8pm. More details!
  • Buellton Winter Fest - Breakfast with Santa, an afternoon concert, and an evening of fun on the Avenue of Flags featuring 20 tons of snow for the kids, music, food, wine, beer, spirits, vendors, light parade, tree lighting, and Santa. December 4. More details!
  • Santa Ynez 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - Enjoy the lighting of a 75-foot tall redwood tree, the largest Christmas tree in the Santa Ynez Valley, along with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, visits with Santa, live entertainment, cookies and cider. December 6, 4 - 5:30pm. More details!
  • Paint in the Vineyard at Brander Winery - You'll be amazed at what you can create in just a few hours- even if you've never picked up a paintbrush in your life! December 10, 11am - 1:30pm. More details!
  • 2nd Saturday Artisans - Shop original, handmade objects d'art. Chat with the artists and learn more about their history and process. Location: Los Olivos. December 10, 12pm - 5pm. More details!
  • KidKraft: Christmas Village at Wilding Museum of Art and Nature - Nature-inspired crafts and environmentally friendly "upcycling" project for children 5 -13 years old. November 12, 2 - 3pm. December 10, 2 - 3pm. More details!
  • Solvang's Annual Nativity Pageant - An elaborate stage presentation of the nativity story featuring live animals, musical accompaniment, and narration. December 10, 5 - 9pm. More details!
  • Solvang Julefest 2-day passport Holiday Wine and Beer Walk - 2-day wine and beer tasting passport at more than 13 wine tasting rooms in Solvang. December 10 & 11, 11am - 4pm More details!
  • Solvang 3rd Wednesday - A special day to holiday Shop, Eat (& Drink), and Play in Solvang. More than 60 unique vendors. December 21. More details!
  • Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk - Enjoy tasting at 5 places of your choice for just $20 per person. December 21, 3 - 7pm. Location: Village of Solvang. More details!

January

  • Solvang Farmers Market - Local, seasonal, and certified bounty! Every Wednesday in Downtown Solvang 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm. More details!
  • Natural Materials: Fallen Trees, Local Artisans and Trees in Transition - The photography of David Paul Bayles at Wildling Museum, 3 - 5pm. Exhibit runs through February 13, 2017. More details!
  • Winter Eagle Cruises - Cachuma Lake - Santa Barbara County Park Naturalists lead 2-hour winter season cruises highlighting resident and migratory Bald Eagles and waterfowl. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. More details!
  • Solvang Third Wednesday Wine & Beer Walk - Enjoy tasting at 5 places of your choice for just $20 per person. January 18, 3 - 7pm. Location: Village of Solvang. More details!
  • Wandering Dog Blind Tasting Thursdays - Test your knowledge of varietals and regions each Thursday at Wandering Dog Wine Bar in Solvang. 4pm - 7pm.- More details!
  • "Wine and Wisdom"- Trivia Night at Sevtap - Every Friday night at the Sevtap Tasting Room from 7:30pm - 9pm. More details!
  • Comedy Night at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company - Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company. Every Third Thursday from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. More details!
  • Screen Print & Surface Design Demonstration - Elverhoj Museum, Saturday January 14. More details!
  • Wine Tasting with the Winter Pass - Self guided wine tasting tour through the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. One Pass--One Price--14 Wineries! Now through January 31 More details!

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