Solvang Julefest is Here, Better Than Ever!
Solvang Julefest is Here, Better Than Ever!
Solvang Julefest is Here, Better Than Ever!
Solvang Julefest is Here, Better Than Ever!

Solvang's Month-long Holiday Celebration, Danish Style

Solvang's Danish-style month-long Holiday Celebration begins now, with tons of new additions and fun-filled events; it runs November 27-January 1, 2021.

It’s almost time for Solvang’s annual Julefest Christmas celebration extraordinaire! Held in one of the “Most Christmassy Towns in America” (Time Magazine), Julefest is a month of lights, celebration, and holiday cheer, spanning from November 27 - January 1. Join us for tons of family fun, music, shopping, culinary delights, wine & beer, and more. Skål! Don’t miss our traditional weekend, December 3 - 5, filled with holiday experiences the whole family will love!

Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 3, 5-6:30pm

Come out and help us kick off this holiday season with Solvang's annual Tree Lighting Friday night! The Lighting will take place at Solvang Park (First Street and Mission Drive), in the heart of Downtown Solvang.

The Tree Lighting includes various festivities including ballerinas, live entertainment, and caroling.

Julefest Parade

December 4, 11am

Celebrate with Solvang as parade floats will be traveling along the village streets Saturday morning. Marching bands, horses and more!  Join us along with 400+ participants and 50+ contingents as we march and cruise down the streets of Solvang. Don't miss out on this opportunity to bring more hygge (Danish coziness) into your holiday season, and a free opportunity to meet Mr. Claus.


Make sure to join the fun of our ongoing Julefest events like our hunt for Danish gnomes (nisser), visiting Santa in his village, and interactive candlelight tours of quaint Solvang (see ongoing events below).  

Ongoing Events

Nisse Adventure

Nov. 27-Jan. 1, anytime

Join in on the city-wide hunt for the mischievous Solvang Nisse (Danish for “gnome”)! This group of Nisser have hidden themselves throughout Downtown Solvang and we need your help tracking them down. Find one, or find them all as you enjoy all that Downtown Solvang has to offer. Fun for the whole family!

All Julefest long, using, we will provide clues we have gathered to the various hiding spots the nisse frequents. Once you find each nisse, you will scan a QR code to continue your adventure and at the end, earn a special prize for finding them all.

Santa's Village

Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, & 18, 12pm-4pm

Santa's Village is open every Saturday leading up to Christmas Day. Come on out to Solvang Park with your little ones to meet Mr. Claus with Christmas lists ready! Pictures with Santa are free to all.

Candlelight Tours

Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, 5:30-6:30pm

The Candlelight Tours will continue this year to provide special experiences for visitors as they travel up and down the streets of Solvang, singing carols and learning popular Danish traditions. Guests and locals will invited to take part in a guided tour led by a costumed guide. Every participant will receive an LED candle to hold while learning about Solvang, listening to Christmas carols, and experiencing the sights and sounds of Christmas. Purchase your tickets here.

Get more info on the entire schedule of Solvang Julefest events here!