Holiday Plaza

November 25, 2022 – January 2, 2023

Always open!

Lights, sights, & family fun in Mission Plaza!

Presented by the San Luis Obispo Collection

Mission Plaza is the centerpiece of downtown San Luis Obispo — it all happens here! Enjoy show-stopping photo opportunities and light tunnels, a 20-foot Holiday Tree (sponsored by Dignity Health), and even a brand-new Musical Light Show! Bring the kiddos to meet Santa at Santa's House and ride the Classic Carousel.

Santa's House

Sponsored by American Riviera Bank

A beloved tradition, Santa's House returns to the Plaza. Young visitors can meet and pose for photos with Santa!

Santa's House

Events & Live Entertainment

Find happenings in the Plaza and all around downtown here!

Letters from Santa

Sponsored by Tenet Health Central Coast

Stop by Santa’s House to drop off letters for Santa — Include your child’s return address and keep your eyes out for a hand-written response from the North Pole in your mailbox! Be sure to mail your letter before Friday, December 16, 2022, so that Santa has time to write back before Christmas!

Classic Carousel

Sponsored by Lamplighter Inn & Suites

Children of all ages can ride the Classic Carousel in Mission Plaza!

Carousel Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 12 – 7 PM
Friday – Sunday: 10 AM – 8 PM

$3 single ride
$10 five rides

Musical Light Show

Sponsored by PG&E, Lola & Ivy, Wallace Group, RRM Design Group, and Thoma Electric

The stunning lights in the Plaza will synchronize with music as part of the brand-new Musical Light Show, which will occur nearly every evening in the Plaza.

Festive Photo Ops

Sponsored by Meathead Movers

Dazzling walk-through light tunnels, sparkly SLO letters, and more larger-than-life decorations. Bring your camera!

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Presented by the JCC-Federation of SLO

Sunday, December 18, 2022 – Monday, December 26, 2022
Nightly at 5:00 PM

The SLO Jewish community is honored to continue its annual tradition of lighting the public menorah outside Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa each night of Hanukkah at 5:00 PM.

Holiday Plaza presented by
Santa's House sponsored by

Holiday Tree sponsored by


Light Show sponsored by

Photo Spots sponsored by

Letters to Santa sponsored by

Special Thanks to