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Lompoc Holiday Fun Guide 2022

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The holidays don’t have to be stressful. Step into relaxing, small town holiday charm with a weekend getaway in Lompoc! Celebrate the season with an activity calendar of family-friendly activities, specialty retail shopping, or go wine tasting at one of 30+ local wine tasting venues. After the fun, kick back for a relaxing evening at one of our comfy hotels.


Children’s Christmas Season Parade – Holiday Nights, Lights & Sights
December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Ring in the holiday with the Lompoc Children’s Christmas Season Parade. Enjoy a community tree lighting with free hot cocoa, and cookies provided to the community afterward at Centennial Square.

Cabrillo High School Aquarium Open House – SEAsons Greetings
December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This popular, seasonal event at the aquarium features holiday décor and fun, family holiday-style activities!

Santa Visits
December 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Invite Santa Claus for a visit to your hotel accommodations this holiday season! Book your visit with Santa ahead of time and enjoy a fun, intimate visit with the big man.

Las Posadas at La Purisima Mission
December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A 400-year-old tradition in Mexico, this event reenacts the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem. One of the most anticipated events of the year, visitors to La Purisima Mission join costumed docents as they lead the Las Posados procession through the mission grounds with songs in Spanish and English. This free event is open to the public and refreshments will be offered afterwards.


Searching for the perfect gift? Skip the crowds and big box stores, and spend the weekend in Lompoc. We’ve got you’ve covered with gift ideas that everyone on your list will love! Shop our collection of quaint specialty stores where you can find local, one-of-a-kind and handmade gifts. Here are our top picks for the best places for holiday shopping on the Central Coast.

Lompoc Antique Mall

The Lompoc Antique Mall is a fun spot for holiday shopping. The store is filled with antiques, vintage items, household goods, and fashion accessories. Locals say they love the selection and prices.

Lazy F & Co.

A Mercantile of curated good and gifts, Lazy F & Co. is a main street gem and the idea place to stop for local foods, clothing, candles, teas and more!

Cypress Gallery

Discover the perfect gift for your favorite art lover! The Cypress Gallery is an art showcase with 60 well-known local artists and features watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, photography, ceramics, jewelry, souvenirs, and more.

The Garden Shoppe

If you have a green thumb on your shopping list, The Garden Shoppe is the place to go. The store features unique garden gifts including hand-made rustic birdhouses and garden decor, garden signs, and other garden art.

Flower Valley Country Store

The quaint, downtown Flower Valley Country Store in Old Town Lompoc is a farm-to-table boutique specializing in local gifts and seasonal organic produce.

A Little Something Special and More

A Little Something Special and More is a Lompoc treasure and the perfect place to find a unique, handmade local gift for that special someone on your list! The locally owned shop has an eclectic mix of treasures for home and garden, clothing, and fresh cut flowers.

Certain Sparks Music

You’ll find something special for your favorite music-lover or a musician this holiday season at Certain Sparks Music. Explore a wide range of records, musical instruments, music books, and sound equipment at this locally owned store.

Mike’s Trains & Hobbies

Did you know that Lompoc is home to one of the West's largest model train parts dealers west of the Mississippi River? Lose yourself at Mike's Trains & Hobbies where you'll find a fantastic collection of hobby supplies and local gifts for your favorite enthusiast! Stop by their convenient downtown location on your next visit!

Deasee’s Boutique

Ladies, we’ve found your next favorite boutique in Lompoc! Stylish and affordable, Deasee’s Boutique specializes in women’s fashion and accessories.

The SURF Connection

The SURF Connection is a surf and skateboard shop in Lompoc popular with locals and visitors alike. The store offers a wide selection of new and used gear, clothing and accessories.


Once you’re finished shopping, relax and recuperate at one of our comfy Lompoc hotels!

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