Vine Street Victorian Christmas is Dec. 14
‘Step Back in Time’ at Paso Robles’ Victorian Showcase
The 27th Annual Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase will be held on Saturday evening, Dec. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. with the Paso Robles High School Bearcat Marching Band opening the evening’s free festivities.
Located on historic Vine Street between 8th and 21st Streets in Paso Robles, the showcase will feature beautifully decorated homes, music, hot drinks, cookies, snow, Santa Claus, elves and more.
Vine Street, one of the first residential streets in Paso Robles with many vintage Victorian homes, is closed for several blocks to accommodate the pedestrian traffic. Within this 13-block area all of the homes, offices and schools are beautifully decorated and lit. Many of the homes have entertainment such as choirs, The Grinch, bands, Scrooge, and the Snow King & Queen, who grant your wishes, Santa’s Elves, etc. on their lawns or porches – and, a mountain of snow for sliding and playing.
There is a Santa Claus House with Santa to meet the children and throughout the route there are people giving away hot cider, hot chocolate, cookies, roasted chestnuts and popcorn. In addition there are strolling groups of carolers and people in costumes from times past.
Local ice sculptor David Faber will be carving a snowman from a 300 lb. block of ice during the festivities. Look for him at 1229 Vine Street. Faber recently took 6th place in the World Ice carving Championships in Fairbanks Alaska.
This is a very special “Christmas Present” from the Vine Street neighbors, friends and businesses, the El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society, the Downtown Main Street Association and the City of Paso Robles. It takes many different people and organizations to make our celebration come together. In addition to the individual neighbors and businesses the following participate: Dancers, choirs, high school marching band, and schools. For further information call: Norma Moye, Chairperson at (805) 238-4103.
Source: Paso Robles Main Street Association.