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Solvang Christmas 2022-2023

This Danish-style month-long Christmas celebration welcomes you to have lots of fun


Last updated: by Anna Andrukh
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Are you a Hygge lover? Say no more and read this article to the end. Here, we want to share with you the most hygge Christmas celebration—Solvang Christmas or Julefest. This Danish-style month-long festival occupies Solvang, one of the “Most Christmassy Towns in America” (Time Magazine), a.k.a. “The Danish Capital of America.”

Usually, it lasts from late November to early January and turns the city into a winter paradise full of twinkling lights. One of the main Julefest events is the Tree Lighting Ceremony, held at Solvang Park. The ceremony includes live entertainment, ballerinas, and caroling. Another ondoing event is called Nisse Adventure—the city-wide hunt for the mischievous Solvang Nisse. You definitely have to participate in it while visiting Solvang Christmas to enjoy this event to the fullest.

Julefest Parade is one more long-awaited event. It cruises down Alisal Road, Copenhagen Drive, and adjacent streets and features over 400 participants. Plus, you can try Candlelight Tours and travel up and down the streets of Solvang while singing carols and learning Danish traditions. And, of course, Julefest has a market called Makers Market. There, you can find handcrafted gifts and goods made by talented artisans. Solvang Christmas is filled with fun events and offers everyone to enjoy true Hygge Christmas in California. For more detailed information and accurate dates, please visit the official website in the External Resources section below.

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