Enjoy a gorgeous holiday season at Julian!
Julian is a picturesque mountain town in San Diego County and the ideal place to celebrate the holiday season! They will host many delightful activities from November until the new year. Among these, you can pick one-of-a-kind holiday gifts made by local artists at the winter market.
So we decided to make a guide for you to enjoy Julian this holiday season!
From November 24 until December 23, kids will be able to write their letters to Santa and put them directly in Santa’sSanta’s Mailbox! There will also be a kids craft table inside town hall.
Date: November 24- December 23
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main Street, Julian
Get ready for good old-fashioned holiday celebrations at this fun-filled event. There will be hayrides, caroling, ornament making, candle dipping, a petting zoo, a reptile show, archery, tomahawk throwing, a treasure hunt, and more! You can now get their Early Bird Discounts at their website.
Date: November 26-27
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, 4425 Hwy 78, Santa Ysabel
Nothing says Merry Christmas more than a beautiful Christmas tree lighting ceremony! This year the Julian ceremony has moved to a new location on the corner of Main Street and Washington. The tree lighting will take place between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. This FREE event will have music and Holiday performances throughout the afternoon, as well as a Christmas Market and Santa Clause! Kids will be able to meet the man in red and tell him about their Christmas list. However, if you want even more holiday cheer, you can get a VIP ticket for $30. The tickets include reserved seating under a tent, hot chocolate, a charcuterie snack box, and a Julian Goodie Bag!
Date: November 26
Time: 1 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Julian Town Square, Main and Washington, Julian, CA
This iconic tradition will be held six days a week (closed on Wednesdays), starting on December 01 until December 23. Tea will be served indoors and outdoors. The tea served will be of incredible quality and will include a delicous menu. A variety of finger sandwiches, savories, tea breads, and scones with curd, jam, and whipped cream, along with a special children’s menu.
Date: December 01 – 23
Time: 11:30 am – 3:45 pm
Location: Julian Tea and Cottage Arts, 2124 Third Street, Julian
This beautiful Christmas market is a free event, but the activities are priced separately. These include train rides for $3, axe throwing for $5, gem mining for $15, candle dipping for $5, and so much more! There will be a food truck serving Mexican food.
Date: December 03
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Julian Mining Company, 4444 Highway 78, Julian
This Julian tradition will transport you back to a Dicken’s Victorian Christmas! The performances take place at Julian High School, and it’s the perfect family-friendly holiday event.
Date: December 09 – 18
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Julian High School, 1656 California 78, Julian
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