Holiday Plaza

November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Holiday Plaza & Santa's House Grand Opening

Presented by the San Luis Obispo Collection

The Holiday Plaza is the centerpiece of Downtown holiday happenings. Admire dazzling displays, pose with California-inspired photo backdrops (special thanks to Canned Pineapple), explore a magical lighted forest, and much more! Don’t forget your camera!

Santa's House

Sponsored by Tenet Health Central Coast

Visits with Santa are taking place outside Santa’s House in 2021. Hours will vary and there will be no in-person visits in inclement weather.

Work as a photo elf!

Santa's House

Letters from Santa

Sponsored by Lola & Ivy

Stop by Santa’s House to drop off letters for Santa — Include your child’s return address and keep your eyes out for a response from the North Pole in your mailbox!

Classic Carousel

Sponsored by Lamplighter Inn & Suites

Friday, November 26, 2021 – Friday, December 24, 2021
Monday & Tuesday 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Children of all ages can ride the Classic Carousel in Mission Plaza; carousel rides cost $3 per person; 5-ride packages are available for $10.

Lights & Sights

Explore dazzling displays, festive photo ops, a 20-foot holiday tree, and more!

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Presented by the JCC-Federation of SLO

Sunday, November 28, 2021 – Monday, December 6, 2021
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.

Event Details

Holiday Plaza presented by
Santa's House sponsored by
Letters from Santa sponsored by
Classic Carousel sponsored by
Special thanks to