Christmastime in Cambria

Head to Cambria to awaken your holiday spirit! Visit the Cambria Christmas Market and complete some of your holiday shopping during your next stay on the Central Coast.

Every year, the Cambria Christmas Market spreads light and love in the community. With more than two million lights on display, the Christmas Market attracts visitors from around the world—you truly have to see it to believe it. The magic begins the moment you walk in, and kids and adults alike will be enchanted by this holiday favorite. Enjoy live performances, hot chocolate, traditional German fare, and a meeting with Mr. Claus this winter in Cambria. If you are staying at a lodging property that offers a Christmas Market Package, you also have access to a FREE shuttle that will pick you up at your hotel and take you back after you’re done from 4:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Properties offering shuttle packages include the Sea Otter Inn, Castle Inn, Fireside Inn, El Colibri Hotel & Spa, Cambria Landing Inn, Oceanpoint Ranch, Fogcatcher Inn, and Pelican Inn & Suites. Call your lodging property for more information. For more details about the Cambria Christmas Market, click here.
This event sells out quickly, so purchase your tickets in advance!

When you’re not strolling through the Christmas Market, you can stroll through East and West Village to find some holiday gifts. Use our helpful gift guide to become the holiday hero among your family and friends.

For the wine lover, a bottle of wine from any of the tasting rooms in Cambria

Each tasting room offers a different specialty, but whether your wine-loving friends are more into red or white, they’ll be sure to toast to you over a glass of their new favorite vino, crafted on the Central Coast.

For the artistic spirit, a special antique or piece of local art

While you’re browsing the many local antique shops and art galleries in Cambria, look for something that reminds you of them—they’ll love the heartfelt gesture, and will treasure your gift for years to come.

For the aspiring chef, a cookbook featuring special Cambria recipes

Whether they are a whiz in the kitchen or just learning how to use the stove, they’ll be able to impress all of their future dinner guests with recipes from this cookbook, which all come from residents of Cambria.

For the outdoorsman or woman, a gift certificate for a trail ride on horseback

While horseback riding in Cambria, visitors will enjoy the gentle horses, rugged trails, and views of the Pacific Ocean. Any lover of the outdoors will appreciate this gift—and if you’re lucky, you might be able to tag along for the ride.

For the wordsmith, a cute sign from a local gift shop

Signs with charming and funny sayings are in style, so find one in one of the many delightful gift shops in Cambria that will perfectly adorn the wall of any home.

For the green thumb, a potted succulent

Grow is full of gorgeous gifts, but your gardening buddy will love the many adorable succulents they offer. They offer succulents of all sizes—including pots with a blend of various colors and types.

For the foodie, a variety of olallieberry goodies

Olallieberries are delicious year-round, but their vivid pinkish-red hue makes them perfect for the holidays. Treat your food-loving friend to a bake-at-home olallieberry pie, or pick up some olallieberry jam for their morning toast.

For your significant other, the gift of a weekend getaway in Cambria

There is nothing more romantic or thoughtful than the gift of time spent alone together. Plan an escape to Cambria after the holidays and reconnect with your loved one while admiring ocean views and dining on delicious meals.

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