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December 1 - 31, 2016 ~ Month of December

CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIA  -

Welcome to "CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIA". Throughout the month of December the seaside village of Cambria invites you to enjoy our Village and the many events that will delight you, your family and friends. Enjoy the festive ambiance as the village of Cambria celebrates the season with fabulous decorations and brilliant holiday lights. Cambria is extremely pet friendly and you will find hotels and restaurants that will welcome your precious companion. Forget the shopping malls and mail order catalogs this year. Come and enjoy your Holiday shopping at a relaxed pace and find unique gifts for everyone on your list, including your pets. There will be hotels, restaurants and merchants that will offer discounts, sponsor events and give away prizes. We look forward to seeing you at this magical time of the year.  


December, 2016

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December 
RESTAURANT HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2016 -
Restaurant schedules
Web site: http://www.cambriachamber.org/pdf_files/Holiday%20Restaurant%20Schedule%202016-aBC.pdf  

December 
VISIT COASTAL DISCOVERY CENTER - CA State Park/Hearst Beach
OFF SEASON HOURS: December 2016 - (Open 11-5) on Sat, Sun and Mon  

December 1 - 31
LITTLE GEMS - 6:00-8:30pm 1350 Main St.
ART SHOW SALE of original 8x8's. Opening reception Dec. 2nd. Enjoy refreshments as you select the perfect artist gift. Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

December 1 - 31
CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIA - Throughout Cambria
A month long celebration that will light up the town and feature lots of fun events including live music, and discounts at many lodgings, shops and galleries.
Contact: Chamber of Commerce Phone: 805-927-3624  

December 1 - 31
CHRISTMAS AT HEARST CASTLE - Hearst Castle 6 miles north of Cambria
At Christmas time, The Assembly Room, The Refectory, and the Morning Room all contain lavish decorations of hand made garlands, brilliant red poinsettias, and two 18 foot Christmas trees, fully decorated with lights and traditional ornaments. The Experience Tour during the daytime includes these rooms for viewing.Prices are $24 for adults and $12 for youth ages 6 through 17. Phone: 800-444-4445
Web site: http://www.hearstcastle.com  

December 1
HOSPITALITY NIGHT - 5-8 pm Throughout Cambria
Experience the Chamber of Commerce Business District Open House, Thursday Dec.1ST. We invite you to join in the tree lighting ceremonies, food, cheer & song, photos with Santa, and much more. For info. Call 805-927-3624. This is a night when the businesses thank the locals for their support and show their appreciation. Visitors to Cambria are also welcomed to join in the merriment. Cambria Trolley will run along Main Street from 5-8 pm. on Hospitality Night, only. Phone: 805-927-3624
Web site: http://www.cambriachamber.org  

December 1 - 29
PIEDRAS BLANCAS LIGHTHOUSE - 9:45 am
From SEPT. 1-JUNE14th tours are offered Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. From June 15 - August 31st. tours are offered Monday through Saturday. No reservations needed for groups less than 10 people. No tours offered on federal holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, etc.) $10 adults, $5 ages 6-17, no fee for ages 5 and under. Tours last about 2 hours and include a 1/2 mile of easy walking. Visitors meet at 9:45 a.m. at the former Piedras Blancas Motel located 1.5 miles north of the light station on Highway 1. Do not wait at the gate to the light station! Wheelchairs and strollers are available upon request. No pets. Tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather. For tour information, special arrangements, or groups of 10 or more, call 805-927-7361 or go on-line to purchase tickets: www.recreation.gov search Piedras Blancas Lighthouse tours
Web site: http://www.piedrasblancas.org  

December 1
HOSPITALITY NIGHT at PEWTER PLOUGH PLAYHOUSE - 824 Main St.
Always fun. Come join us. Phone: 927-3877
Web site: http://www.pewterploughplayhouse.org.  

December 1 - 23
CAMBRIA CHRISTMAS MARKET - 5:00pm-9:00pm Cambria Pines Lodge
Dates: TBA. Outdoor Market in the German American Tradition. Food, drinks, music and gift items. Ornaments, toys, jewelry, woolen goods, hand- blown glass, candles and more! Nightly entertainment. Phone: 800-966-6490
Web site: http://www.cambriachristmasmarket.com  

December 1 - 18
ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW -
TBA. Phone: 927-3877
Web site: http://www.pewterploughplayhouse.org.  

December 1 - 31
LIMITED TIME-NEW TOUR HEARST CASTLE-THE ART OF SAN SIMEON - 750 Hearst Castle Road
Hearst Castle will be offering a new tour option for visitors. The Art of San Simeon, a special semi-private, art-focused tour. Hearst Castle is world-renowned for the celebrities of the 1920s and 30s who enjoyed its magnificence. For complete details please go to our website. Phone: 1-800-444-4445
Web site: http://www.hearstcastle.org  

December 3
LION'S CLUB CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY - 11:00-3:00pm Pinedorado Grounds
A holiday celebration for the children will be held at the Pinedorado Grounds and Vets' Hall. Santa, games, clowns, stockings & more. Free! Rain or Snow.
Contact: Jim Hollingshead Phone: 805-927-9903  

December 4
STRINGS AT OLD SANTA ROSA CHAPEL - 5:30 pm & 7:45 pm 2353 Main St.
It is time to come to the Hilltop for the annual "Strings at the Chapel" Christmas Concert. It is Sunday, December 4th and we have two shows this year, 5:30 pm and 7:45 pm. Tickets are $25 each and are tax deductible. Please call 805.927.5212 and leave your name, phone number, the number of tickets needed and which performance you would like to attend (both performances are the same). Olallieberry Inn will be hosting a cider and cookie party between the shows to add to the Holiday fun.....I look forward to seeing you on December 4th.
Web site: http://www.Santarosachapel.com  

December 4
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & ARTISAN SHOWCASE - 11:00 AM-4:00 PM 3255 Harmony Valley Road
Swing by for some holiday cheer! Enjoy mulled (spiced) wine and holiday sweets as you stock up on gifts at our first ever Artisan Showcase featuring locally made jewelry and rustic home art. Wear festive, holiday attire and be entered into a raffle to win wine related swag (drawings will be held throughout the day!). Special discounts on wine and merchandise, too. No reservations. Free for all guests. Phone: 805.927.1625
Web site: http://www.harmonycellars.com  

December 7
PRESERVING THE PAST & INVESTING IN THE FUTURE - 4-6 PM
Cambria Historical Society's final Sesquicentennial Year Event - "Preserving the Past and Investing in theFuture!" with a fete at the Pewter Plough Playhouse/Harmony Cafe, 824 Main Street. Light fare and Sangria, to benefit the restoration of the Blue/Maggetti House, and provide scholarships for local seniors. Live music by Marcus DiMaggio. Tickets in advance, only $25., available at the Cambria Historical Museum or on-line, or call Chairman Penny Church at 927-1442.
Web site: http://www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com  

December 10 - 11
CCA&CCAT/ALLIED ARTS GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY - 1350 Main St.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW. "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE" ALL seats FREE.Dec. 10th 7:30pm, Dec. 11th, 3:00pm
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

December 10
WALK THE BLUFF TRAIL - 10:00 am
Walk the Bluff Trail with a docent from Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Enjoy gorgeous ocean views as we learn about the flowering plants, animals, seaweed, the Native American history of the area, and more. We might even sight some sea mammals during our walk. Bring binoculars, if you have them. Children welcome with adult supervision. The walk will be about two miles on level ground. The walk begins at 10AM and will be about two hours. For more information go to: http://www.cambriaranchwalks.com/page4/index.html or call (805) 400-5366.
Web site: http://www.cambriaranchwalks.com/page4/index.html  

December 10
SONGS FOR THE SEASON - 2:00 PM-4:30 PM
Come usher in the holiday season while helping the Ranch! Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (FFRP) annual "Songs for the Season" will be held at Fog's End Barn, 2735 Main St, Cambria. Great food, wine, beverages, holiday music and a raffle/auction will all be part of the festive afternoon. Tickets ($20) available at the Chamber, FFRP Office (927-2856) and at the door. See you there!  

December 11
CAMBRIA CHORALE CONCERT - 2pm-5pm 2250 Yorkshire
Enjoy this annual wonderful Christmas event. Tickets are $16.00. Held at the Community Presbyterian Church. Tickets may be purchased at the Cambria Chamber, the Josyln Center, or at the door.
Contact: Barbara Mac Donough Phone: 805.927.2989  

December 17
WALK THE FOREST LOOP TRAIL - 10:00 am
Walk the Forest Loop Trail with a docent from Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. Learn about the plants, animals, human history and trails in this special area of Cambria. The walk is about 2.5 miles with very little change in elevation. The walk will be about two hours long. Children welcome with adult supervision. For more information go to: http://www.cambriaranchwalks.com/page4/index.html or call (805) 400-5366.
Web site: http://www.cambriaranchwalks.com/page4/index.html  

December 18
CAMBRIA CHORALE CONCERT - 2-5 pm 2250 Yorkshire
Enjoy this annual wonderful Christmas event. Tickets are $16.00. Held at the Community Presbyterian Church. Tickets may be purchased at the Cambria Chamber, the Josyln Center, or at the door.
Contact: Barbara Mac Donough Phone: 927-2989  

December 26 - 31
CELEBRATE WITH THE DISCOVERY CENTER - 11AM-5-PM
Discover San Simeon Bay with family friendly activities at the Coastal Discovery Center! Join us to explore interactive exhibits, become a CA State Parks Junior Ranger, solve a family scavenger hunt for a prize, or check binoculars for your walk on the pier. We are located at Hearst Memorial State Beach, across from the Hearst Castle Visitor Center.
Web site: http://www.montereybay.noaa.gov  

December 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH - 824 Main St.
New Year’s Eve Special Show: Clue—The Musical (in the Theater), and Special Dinner and Show in The Harmony Café. $120 per Person / $230 per Couple—All Inclusive. Phone: 805.927.3877
Web site: http://www.pewterploughplayhouse.org.  

December 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT MADELINE'S RESTAURANT - 788 Main St.
New Year's Eve is $75/person including a glass of Champagne DON'T MISS OUT — RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW! Phone: 805-927-4175
Web site: http://www.madelinescambria.com