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Five Festive Reasons to Celebrate the Holiday Season in Lompoc, California

Happy Holidays

Celebrate the season in Lompoc with holiday wine, music, food, gifts and more!

Lompoc shows off its festive side during the holiday season, when visitors will find holiday concerts, historic events, fun outdoor activities, plus an opportunity to relax while wine tasting or browsing for unique holiday gifts at the specialty stores throughout town.

Holiday Wines

Sip LompocNovember 24, 2017 – 1 to 4 pm

Skip the Black Friday shopping hustle and bustle, and instead leisurely sip wine with friends and family while enjoying the hospitality of over a dozen tasting rooms in town.  Sip Lompoc tickets ($40) include an exclusive Sip Lompoc logo glass, a reusable logo wine tote, Sip Lompoc bucks and more!  This fun, day-after-Thanksgiving event is presented by the Hispanic Business Committee of the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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Las Posadas at La Purisima MissionHoliday Events

Las Posadas at La Purisima Mission – December 16, 2017 – 2 to 4 pm

The pristine and historic La Purisima Mission takes visitors on a journey back in time during the holiday season with the annual Las Posadas event.  Join in as costumed docents lead the Las Posadas procession through the mission grounds with songs in Spanish and English.  The tradition dates back over 400 years in Mexico and reenacts the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem.  Parking is $6.

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Lompoc Pops Orchestra:  Flavors of the HolidayHoliday Music

Lompoc Pops Orchestra:  Flavors of the Holiday – December 3, 2017 – 7 pm

Favorite holiday classics will be performed by the Lompoc Pops Orchestra in the “Flavors of the Holiday” concert taking place at First United Methodist Church in Lompoc. The ensemble, comprised of professional and semi-professional musicians plus talented music teachers, brings a hometown flavor to this not-to-be missed musical event.  Tickets are $20.

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holiday restaurants in LompocHoliday Eats

Lompoc offers a tasty selection of one-of-a-kind, locally-owned restaurants including authentic Italian, Asian Fusion, Mexican, and Thai cuisine as well as wine bars and brew pubs.  Just opened in October: 805 ChopHouse, providing a friendly and inviting atmosphere for rib eye steaks, filets, pork chops as well as chicken and seafood specialties. And Valle Eatery & Bar in the new Hilton Garden Inn Lompoc, specializing in farm-to-table food and signature cocktails. Other popular options for a holiday meal include La Botte Italian Ristorante, and Sissy’s Uptown Cafe.  And for spicy Mexican fare and seasonal tamales, Floriano’s is the place to go!

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holiday shopping in Lompoc CAHoliday Shopping

Bypass the big box shopping experience, and spend an afternoon in Lompoc, where you’ll find antiques and vintage goods, hand-crafted local gifts, musical instruments, local art, sporting goods and more.  Browse through A Little Something Special and More, filled with artisan gifts and hand-made local products. Find antique treasures at T & T Sweet Repeats, a 17,000-square foot emporium located in the heart of Old Town.  For one-of-a-kind vintage, shabby chic and rustic home furnishings, stop in The Maple Cottage. Local artwork is featured at Cypress Gallery, home to the Lompoc Valley Art Association.  At Lompoc’s full-service surf and skate shop, Surf Connection, buy boards, equipment, specialty apparel and super cool gifts.

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