Santa’s House and Classic Carousel in Mission Plaza


Celebrate the holidays and join Downtown SLO as we open Santa’s House on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 10 AM! Children who visit Santa receive a complimentary activity book, toy, and candy cane. Pictures are also available for purchase: $5 take-your-own, $8 framed souvenir photo, and $11 for a souvenir package including both the framed photo and take-your-own.

Santa’s House will be open until December 24. Hours vary; please see the calendar below for daily times.


Classic Carousel

Children of all ages can ride the Classic Carousel in Mission Plaza from November 29 until December 26. Carousel rides cost $3 per person; 5-ride packages are available for $10. Hours vary; the Classic Carousel operation hours are dependent on weather and will not operate in rain due to public safety. The Classic Carousel is sponsored by Lamplighter Inn & Suites

Santa’s House is Sponsored by:








Special Events in Mission Plaza:


December 1, 11AM – 2PM

Coloring Station with Cal Poly RPTA 210 Class


December 6, 3PM – 4PM

Lamplighter Carolers


December 7, 5PM

Cal Poly A Cappella Group


December 8, 5PM – 7PM

Sax Quartet “Simply Saxes”


December 13, 4PM – 7PM

Face Painting by Enchanted Hasna


December 14, 5PM – 7PM

Sax Quartet “Simply Saxes”


December 15, 1PM – 4PM

CORE Dance Holiday Performances


December 21, 12PM – 3PM

Face Painting by Enchanted Hasna


Volunteer Opportunities:

The holiday season is here and Downtown SLO is looking for volunteers for Santa’s House. Santa’s House is open from November 29 to December 24. To view the schedule and sign up to be an elf at Santa’s House click HERE. Volunteers will be greeting visitors, taking pictures of Santa and guests, printing pictures, running an iPad register, and spreading holiday cheer!