This Christmas season, wander toward the 5th Annual Cambria Christmas Market, a festive ongoing gathering that models of the authentic Christmas Markets in Germany. The event will host several local vendors, nightly entertainment, food, music, and Christmas lights for all to enjoy. The event has already begun and runs until Friday, December 23rd from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission fees generally are $5, $10, or $15, depending on the night. However, children 5 years old and younger are always free.
The Christmas Market originated back in the late Middle Ages in Europe, but has now spread to areas all over the world, including California. In Germany and Austria, the Christmas Market, Weihnachtsmarkt, still kicks off the holiday season. The Cambria Christmas Market features some traditional German foods, such as bratwurst, fresh baked goods and treats, and Glühwein, traditional German hot-spiced wine.
This year’s market’s vendors include:
- Alane Tapia
- Allocco’s Bakery
- Brigitte’s Creations
- Cyndi’s Sheep Shack
- Ellis Charm & Design
- Forever Santa
- Gay Melody
- He Saw She Saw
- K&S Kreations
- La Bella Olives
- Lavender Oaks Farm
- Mehlenbacher Taffy
- NaturaDeezeacs by Erika Cannon
- SLO Coast Jerky
- Spin Copter
- Sugar + Spoon
- Yvonne Rand
The Cambria Christmas Market features live entertainment each night. Each night, performances are from 5:30-6:30 and 7:00-8:30 p.m. Enjoy the following musicians to the Christmas Market ambiance:
- Wednesday, December 14th: Ed Hughes and Singers
- Thursday, December 15th: Bone Appetite
- Friday, December 16th: Loren Radis
- Saturday, December 17th: Phil & Shannon Harmon
- Sunday, December 18th: Sax Quartet
- Monday, December 19th: Mid Skippers
- Tuesday, December 20th: Rosetree
- Wednesday, December 21st: Dennis Mack
- Thursday, December 22nd: Dennis Mack
- Friday, December 23rd: Judith & the Jazz Krewe
Purchase tickets for admission to the market online via eventbrite.com. Also, enjoy free parking with complimentary shuttles from Coast Union High School. There will additionally be limited free parking with complimentary shuttles from other downtown locations as well, such as The Brambles and East Village. The shuttle does stop at all locations.
Allegretto Vineyard Resort is about a thirty-minute drive away from the Cambria Christmas Market.