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Atascadero Holiday Lighting Ceremony slated for Dec. 6 

–The City of Atascadero will present the annual Light Up the Downtown Holiday Celebration on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Sunken Gardens, Downtown Atascadero.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., you can sip and shop with the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce’s ever-popular Art & Wine Tour. The “Fairweather Four” Barbershop Quartet will be strolling through the downtown and serenading shoppers and families to get everyone in the holiday spirit. At 6 p.m., gather in the Sunken Gardens area in front of Historic City Hall as our city officials and the community counts down the lighting, flips the giant PG&E switch and turns on the lights to showcase our beautiful building. Soon after the lights come on, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving via an antique Model-A fire truck to the tune of “Here Comes Santa Claus.” You will then be invited to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the North Pole entrance located at the back of City Hall that faces Atascadero Jr High.

Entertainment includes performances from the Atascadero High School Show Choir along with the Atascadero Community Band, followed by Medina Light Show and Designs playing holiday favorites. The fun continues with complimentary tours of City Hall from 6:30 – 8 p.m. with the Atascadero Historical Society docents. Complimentary rides on the Model-A Firetruck around Downtown, along with Hayrides around City Hall from Harris Stage Lines. Free hot chocolate will be provided by Lighthouse Coffee, NCI Affiliates, and Orange Dog Café (while supplies last!)

Art & Wine Tour tickets are available for purchase in front of Historic City Hall and at Grape Encounters Empourium. Tickets include a commemorative wine glass and wristband that entitles you to enjoy a variety of merchants serving wine throughout the downtown.

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