Pixel Tracker

Saturday, January 19 , 2019, 12:59 pm | Fair 70º

 
 
 
 

Solvang Says Glaedelig Jul

Tree-lighting ceremony opens weekend of Christmas festivities

On a crisp Friday evening, hundreds of Santa Ynez Valley residents and visitors turned out for the annual tree-lighting ceremony at Solvang Park: Solvang Julefest 2009 — Village of Music.

Revelers enjoyed performances by the Valley Wind Ensemble, Fossemalle Dancers, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Chorus and Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church Choir — all coordinated by Alan Satchwell, local musician and vocalist. The culmination of the 75-minute program was the lighting of Solvang’s Christmas tree by Cameron Clarno, music director at Santa Ynez High, followed by Fossemalle ballerinas dancing around the illuminated tree. Guests were welcomed by Mayor Jim Richardson and his wife, Jeannette.

Solvang Julefest festivities continue Saturday with the traditional Julefest Parade starting at 11 a.m. at Mission Santa Ines, 1760 Mission Drive, and proceeding west on Mission to Fourth Place to Copenhagen Drive and back to the Mission. Parade grand marshals are Santa and Mrs. Claus, who made a brief visit to Solvang Park prior to the tree-lighting celebration — and welcomed kids of all ages and pets, too!

Click here for more information.

Glaedelig Jul (Merry Christmas) from Solvang!

— Laura Kath is media relations director of the Solvang Visitors Bureau.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.