Solvang Julefest Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 08, 2018 at 12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Solvang Julefest


One of the top 10 most "Christmassy" towns in America! 

Enjoy a variety of delightful lights and spirited events during Solvang's annual Julefest (Yule-Fest) every December. The Danish Tradition of Julefest continues this year, bringing back the popular Nisse Adventure. These mischievous elf-like Danish figures will be hiding throughout the town and if you find them all, you get a prize! Also returning is the hugely popular free Candlelight Tours on Saturday nights in December. 


New this year will be our VIP Candlelight Tours. Walk with an expert guide through the festive streets of Solvang, stopping from time to time for caroling, cookies and surprises along the way! Tickets for the VIP Tour will be available soon at


The Skål Stroll! will bring back Solvang's amazing wine and beer
 2-day passport experience throughout downtown, including the now traditional gløgg making contest (Congrats to Sort This Out Cellars on their inaugural win!). Skål Stroll! are online (and selling in July!) at


Solvang traditions return with the Tree lighting Ceremony, Julefest Parade, Holiday Light Tour, Nativity Pageant and visits with Santa Claus himself! The big finale of Julefest is the Solvang Christmas Tree Burn Fire Safety Demonstration that will take place the first weekend in January.


Note NEW 2018 Dates!

DECEMBER 1 - 31, 2018 

Nisse Adventure


DECEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Candlelight Tours & VIP Tours


DECEMBER 1, 7, 8, 15, 22

Visit Santa Claus


DECEMBER 7, 2018

Solvang Julefest Tree Lighting


DECEMBER 8, 2018

Solvang Julefest Parade

DECEMBER 7 - 9 AND 14 - 16, 2018

Shop, Mingle & Jingle

DECEMBER 15 - 16, 2018, 11 AM - 4 PM

Skål Stroll!



The Solvang Nativity Pageant


Solvang Christmas Tree Burn Fire Safety Demonstration


Don't miss these great opportunities!

Be a wine or beer participant in the Skål Stroll! 

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