European Inspired Christmas Market Returns to Cambria

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Friday, November 29, 2019 - 11:00 to Monday, December 23, 2019 - 20:00


The perfect holiday festival to spend time with family enjoying live entertainment, a magical train ride, shopping and of course Christmas light.

Located at the Cambria Nursery & Florist and Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, Calif., the Cambria Christmas Market features 30 artisan vendors, two million Christmas lights, photos with Santa, Christmas dinners, fire pits and live music every night.

Now in its eighth year, the Cambria Christmas Market will bring holiday charm to the Central Coast, on select dates November 29 through December 23. This authentic German Christmas Market boasts traditional food and drink, and plenty of nearby lodging options for a festive holiday getaway.

The event is family-friendly, with children 10 years and younger receiving free admission.

Event admission prices vary per night, ranging from $10 to $25 per person. Tickets are sold online in advance. With an attendance maximum each evening, some nights will sell out. On those evenings, at-the-door tickets will not be available. Details are available online.

Free parking is available at Coast Union High School (2950 Santa Rosa Creek Rd., Cambria), with free shuttles to the event. Parking at the event is only reserved for Cambria Pines Lodge hotel guests and limited handicapped parking. Overflow parking will take place at The Brambles and East Village Public Parking, as needed. The last shuttle pick-up is at 8:00 p.m. and admission to the event closes at 8:15 p.m. each evening. The last shuttle leaves the event at 9:15 p.m. New this year, there will also be a shuttle from select hotels on Moonstone Beach, including the Sea Otter Inn, FogCatcher Inn, Sand Pebbles Inn and Oceanpoint Ranch.

Event Type: Outdoor holiday festival, featuring artisan vendor market, two million Christmas lights, photos with Santa and live music.
Dates: Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, Dec. 3 - 8, Dec. 10 - 23
Hours: 5-9 p.m.

Expected Delays: Delays are not expected. However, on weekend nights and the days leading up to Christmas, higher attendance is expected.
Event Coordinator: Mike Arnold, 805-927-6108, [email protected]

About Moonstone Hotel Properties: Moonstone Hotel Properties started in 1983 with the building of the Sea Otter Inn in Cambria, Calif. From there, the family-owned company went on to open garden-themed properties in Oregon and California. Today, Moonstone Hotel Properties owns the Sea Otter Inn, Cambria Pines Lodge, Cambria Nursery & Florist, the Monterey Hotel, The Village Green, and the Oregon Garden Resort and manages The Oregon Garden. Moonstone Hotel Properties remains committed to retaining a reputation for exquisite boutique hotels with beautiful grounds in desirable West Coast destinations.​

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