Film Solvang
Special Events & Film Liaison Services

Special Event & Film/Photo Shoot Liaison Services


Film Solvang is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International and a part of their global directory. 

For more information, contact us.

Solvang Special Event Guidelines and Application

Solvang Special Event Applicaitons are currently suspended. For more information, please email us.

It is our goal to assist event organizers in planning safe and successful events that create a minimal impact to the surrounding community. Please complete this form and submit to Solvang City Hall to request dates for your event in Solvang. If your event extends outside Solvang city limits you must also submit a request form to Santa Barbara County offices.

2021 Solvang Film Permit Application

For a 2021 Solvang Film Permit Application, please email us.

This application is required to be completed for any still photo shoot, motion picture, or television production within the City limits of Solvang. Motion picture and television production includes cinematography, videotaping and other similar processes. The application should be submitted not less than two (2) weeks prior to the proposed shoot date to ensure consideration. For an "easy shot" that does not require City services, applications must be submitted at least one (1) week in an advance.

Movies Filmed in Solvang

The scenic vistas of the Santa Ynez Valley and the architectural beauty of Solvang make our area ideal for creating stunning movie backdrops, so it’s no surprise that many movies are filmed here.

Suggested Film Shoot List



4 Solvang Windmills

  • Paaske Windmill By Post Office on Alisal Road
  • Blue Windmill At Heidelberg Inn Restaurant, 1618 Copenhagen Drive
  • Solvang Brewing Company Windmill, 1547 MIssion Drive
  • Sorensen Windmill, Fredensborg Canyon Road


Historic Churches


  • Solvang Park: Hans Christian Andersen Sculpture, Bandstand
  • Little Mermaid Sculpture
  • Thatched Roof (Dascomb Winery, Corner of First St. & Copenhagen Dr.)
  • Ingeborg’s Chocolates
  • Old Danish Food Farm and Fudge Kitchen
  • Solvang Shoe Store (Famous Big Clog Shoe Outside)
  • Solvang Gardens Lodge (First Hotel In Solvang)
  • Rasmussen’s Store (Oldest Importers Of Danish Goods)
  • Bell Tower
  • 20 Wine Tasting Rooms
  • River Course At The Alisal (Championship Golf Course)
  • Petersen Village
  • Hans Christian Andersen Park (Skateboard Park)
  • Sunny Fields Children’s Park (Built By Community)

5 Authentic Danish Bakeries

  • Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery
  • Solvang Bakery
  • Mortensen’s Bakery
  • Danish Mill Bakery
  • Birkholm's Bakery & Cafe


  • “Honen” Horse Drawn Streetcar
  • Wheel Fun Surrey Bike Rentals
  • Segway

Nearby in the Santa Ynez Valley

  • Nojoqui Falls
  • Ostrich Land
  • Lake Cachuma (Nature Boat Cruises)
  • Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch
  • Chumash Casino & Resort
  • Neighboring Towns: Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Ballard
  • Over 90 Vineyards & Wineries
  • Cycling Trails (The professional cyclists train here)
  • Neverland Ranch (Gated Entry)
  • Windhaven Glider Rides (Santa Ynez Airport)
  • Horseback Riding (Alisal Ranch, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch)

Don't Miss

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Visitor’s Guide

View our online Solvang Visitor Guide. Santa Barbara County Wine Country, California, in the Santa Ynez Valley. 

Sweet treats trail

Sweet Treats Trail

Hungry for some sweets? You'll find delicious Danish pastries, aebleskiver, hand-dipped chocolates, hand-made fudge, European and American candies and more in Solvang!


Wine Country

Solvang, CA, has more than twenty wine tasting rooms and there are more than 120 wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley. 

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Make a Group Reservation in Solvang

Bring your group to Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country. Solvang is ideally suited for weddings, reunions, VIP conferences and much, much more!

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