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Lights, sights, & family fun in Mission Plaza

Presented by CoVelopIn partnership with the City of San Luis Obispo

Open Now!

Mission Plaza is the centerpiece of downtown San Luis Obispo — it all happens here! This holiday season, visit Santa at Santa's House, ride the Classic Carousel, take family photos in front of the 20-foot tree, walk through animated lighted displays, experience a music-synced light show, and more!

Classic Carousel

Sponsored by Lamplighter Inn & Suites

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

Hours sync with Santa's House Open Hours.

Dazzling Displays & Photo Spots

Photo spots sponsored by Tenet Health Central CoastMeathead Movers, and Toyota San Luis Obispo

Find show-stopping photo opportunities, including animated light tunnels, a dazzling walk-through ornament, a lighted 10-foot wreath, a 15-foot lighted sleigh, and more.

Musical Light Show

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

Stunning lights all throughout the Plaza will synchronize with music every evening. Timing and more information to come!

Watch a video from 2022!

Holiday Tree

Sponsored by Swinerton

Admire the 20-foot lighted and decorated holiday tree in the center of the Plaza.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors & partners!

In partnership with

Holiday Parade presented by

Holiday Plaza presented by

Santa's House sponsored by

Holiday Tree sponsored by

Photo Spots sponsored by

Lights & Sights in Mission Plaza Built By

Light Show sponsored by

Holiday Parade Announcer Booths
sponsored by

Small Business Saturday sponsored by

Family Holiday Guide sponsored by

Letters to Santa sponsored by

Holiday Parade sponsored by


Holiday Parade Bike Valet sponsored by

Lighted Tunnel sponsored by

Classic Carousel sponsored by

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