Paso Robles’ Annual Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase

Maybe the largest free outdoor celebration of the year in Paso Robles happens every second Saturday in December with the Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase.  Thousands gather together on Vine Street between 8th and 21st Streets each Christmas for a huge block party that runs roughly between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Numerous homes are magnificently decorated on Vine Street in Paso Robles for the Victorian Christmas Showcase.

Numerous homes are magnificently decorated on Vine Street in Paso Robles for the Victorian Christmas Showcase.

The homes, churches and even some businesses are lit up for an illuminating extravaganza that probably makes the power company more than happy.  People stroll along on both sides of the street, stopping occasionally to listen to carolers or any other assortment of live entertainment.

Much like Pioneer Day in October, the city and a few other associations put on the gathering and again, it’s free to one and all.  2014 will mark the 28th annual Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase.  With such an enormous amount of people in one place, for safety reasons, there are no cars or pets allowed.

A parade starts the festivities and bring your walking shoes plus, as usual, bundle up with clothes because Paso Robles’ evenings are brisk (figure on temps in the 40s although in can dip into the 30s).  Free hot chocolate and cider are along the route to help keep you warm and many other free foods are available.

Christmas is quite a magical time in Paso, so come out and enjoy enchanting holiday fun.

Cheers,

Daryle W. Hier

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One thought on “Paso Robles’ Annual Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase

  1. jomommerz@yahoo.com

    Once again, it was great and lots of folks turned out. If you are out-of-shape, the total walk up one side of Vine Street and back down the other side can be a bit … long. Gads!! But there was a lot of singing groups and some homes/churches served up coffee or hot chocolate or hot apple cider which helped keep you warm, plus popcorn. Yes, it was fun.

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