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November 2017
November 9, 2017 - January 28, 2018

Holiday Ice Rink in Conejo Valley

Visitors can celebrate the holiday season at the annual Holiday Ice Rink at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks. This family fun activity is a great way to get in the holiday spirit! Tickets cost $15. Days/Hours TBD.

January 2018
January 6 - March 25

Rain Forest Weekends at Roaring Camp

Learn about California’s own rain forest…its forests of coastal redwoods. Roaring Camp is offering weekend excursions of the rain forest by rail Saturdays and Sundays from Jan 6 to Mar 25, 2018. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains just a few miles from the ocean, winter in California’s rain forest is most dramatic. As visitors ride at branch level through a virgin forest by steam train, a narrator imparts fascinating information about the local eco-system of California redwood forests.

January 14 - January 28

Gilroy Restaurant Week “Taste of Garlic”

As part of the California Restaurant Month celebration, 15 different restaurants in Gilroy are featuring special garlic-themed dishes during Gilroy Restaurant Week (January 14-28). Spice up your winter road trip and stay a night or two in Gilroy so you can sample these delicious offerings. If you try at least five, you can enter to win a $500 prize!

January 19 - March 1

Internationally Renowned Performances at the Sunset Center

Carmel-by-the-Sea’s historic Sunset Center will host incredible, internationally acclaimed performances, making a road trip to quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea well worth the journey. Highlights include author Anne Lamott (Jan 19), The Second City (Feb 15), Black Violin (Feb 16), One Night of Queen (Feb 21) and the incomparable k.d. lang (March 1). What began as a public school in 1926 has been transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts center with an intimate 718 seats, stunning gothic architecture and incredible acoustics.

January 21 - January 27

Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

January 21 – 27, 2018 is Restaurant Week in Buellton! Part of Santa Ynez Valley’s Restaurant Week, work up an appetite exploring Buellton and then discover the culinary delights this charming town has to offer. Special three-course meals are just $20.18! Since this is wine country, some tasting rooms and wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley will be offering special wine and small bite pairings to go along with the three-course dinner specials.

February 2018
February 19 - February 25

Lompoc Restaurant Week

Tasty offerings can be found in Lompoc during Lompoc Restaurant Week, presented by the Lompoc Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, February 19-25, 2018. Approximately 20 restaurants participate with plenty of choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner at special discounted rates. Visitors can also sip on Lompoc’s delicious wines at the 30 wineries located in Lompoc including the Wine Ghetto and at the wineries throughout the Sta. Rita Hills.

March 2018
March 18

Buellton Wine & Chili Festival

The Buellton Wine & Chili Festival returns Sunday, March 18, 2018! Held annually at the beautiful Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground, guests can sample from a number of wineries, craft breweries and spirit companies. Not only can attendees enjoy local wine and brews, but also warm up with some of the best chili on the Central Coast, and all while listening to live music.