Christmas in Paso Robles is a magical time of the year. In the weeks leading up the holidays, the city comes alive and offers numerous things to see and do to help you get into the holiday spirit.
Here are just a few of the events happening around Paso Robles:
Holiday Craft Bazaar – November 29
Get a jump on your Christmas shopping at the Holiday Craft Bazaar on November 29th. The market features array of handmade artisan goods and delicious treats waiting to be taken home. The event starts at 10am and goes until 4pm. Should the rain put a damper on the day’s event, the Holiday Craft Bazaar will be moved to Saturday December 7th.
Downtown Paso Robles Holiday Lighting Ceremony – November 29th
After you’ve rested from a full day of holiday craft shopping, head back to the Downtown City Park to watch the Holiday lighting ceremony of Downtown Paso Robles - Only a 5 minute drive from the Adelaide Inn. The community will gather at the Downtown City Park Bandstand at 5:30pm for live music, community speeches and a candle lighting ceremony and Christmas caroling. And at 6pm sharp, Mrs. Claus herself will be there to flip the switch. Free Cookies and hot chocolate will be also available.
52nd Annual Christmas Light Parade – December 7, 7pm
On Saturday December 7th, you won’t want to miss the 2013 “Cristmas in Toyland” Christmas Light Parade. In its 52 year, the Holiday Light Parade is a long standing Paso Robles’ tradition that marks the arrival of Santa Claus in downtown Paso Robles. Grab some cozy blankets, hot chocolate and chairs and head downtown to enjoy the incredible floats and their twinkling lights.
23rd Annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase – December 14, 6-9pm
Take part in one of Paso Robles’ most cherished holiday traditions on one of the first residential streets. The Vine Street Victorian Showcase is filled with hot beverages, yummy stacks, snow, live entertainment and 13 blocks of twinkling lights. The showcase takes place on December 14th on Vine Street, between 8th and 21st Streets. The event kicks off with the Paso Robles High School Bearcat Marching Band at 6pm and is free to attend. If you plan to walk the streets, be sure to check out Scrooge’s house for a real treat!
23rd Annual Victorian Teddy Bear Tea – December 21, 2-4pm
Enjoy a holiday fun-filled day at the Victorian Teddy Bear Tea at the Paso Robles Park Ballroom. In its 23rd year, the event will have storytelling, cookie decorating, face painting, door prizes and a teddy bear tea cup for all of its guests to take home. There will even be a special visit from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the Snow Queen & King, the Elves and Victorian Friends. Seating is limited so don’t wait too long to get your tickets. Tickets go on sale December 1st, at the Main Street office located at 835 12th Street. Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for children and free for their teddy bears.
All of these special holiday events are minutes away from the Adelaide Inn. Be sure to ask our friendly front desk staff about other upcoming festivities during your stay in Paso Robles. Book your stay with us today!
Need a bit of excitement with your vino? Look no further – you can now (literally) get off the beaten path in a custom 4x4 Jeep tour that will show you the highlights of the Paso Robles wine country. Grab your hat, sunscreen, camera and some friends and hop aboard for a truly unforgettable day with Cloud Climbers Wine Tours
Starting from right here in Paso Robles (or any of the surrounding areas) the jeeps make their way through the Paso Robles back country, much of which is inaccessible to a normal vehicle. You’ll be whisked from tasting room after tasting room, truly taking the ‘scenic route’. You’ll head right through vineyards, wind through canyon trails, and go up and over some high peaks on dirt road ridgelines. Photo opportunities abound, including scenic overlooks of the entire Paso Robles wine region.
You can also expect to taste some outstanding wines from some of the Paso Roble’s top vineyards. Sit back and relax with a glass of Chardonnay at the Adealaidia Winery, which was awarded 92 points in 2012’s Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine. Sip on a decadent Syrah at the Rancho de Cielo (Ranch in the Sky), the newest addition to the Carnia Cellars family. For a unique (and delicious!) taste, try the wines at the Whalebone Vineyard – where fossilized seashells and ancient whale bones are found amongst the shale and limestone soil, giving the grapes a very distinct flavour. All this and many more vineyards and wineries await you on this very unique tour.
In between tasting rooms, you’ll also get the opportunity to learn some of the rich history of the region. The “Paso” area was first known for its thermal mineral springs thousands of years ago by the Salinan Indians. During the late 18th century, the region and its hot springs became a popular stop along the Camino Real Trail, and as word spread visitors were coming from the Pacific Northwest, Idaho, and eve Alabama. As the region grew in popularity the fertile soil of the area drew ambitious farmers to establish cattle ranches, dairy farms, and various orchards for fruits and nuts. Today the region is best known for its world class wines, year round pleasant weather, and abundance of outdoor recreation activities.
Cloud Climbers Wine Tours can accommodate up to 5-7 passengers in each vehicle, but groups of 8 or more and family tours can be arranged by contacting them ahead of time. Each Jeep is equipped with safe and comfortable seating, a professional driver, and a removable canopy for days where the weather won’t cooperate. Tours typically run for a full 5-6 hours, so its recommended guests dress for the weather. When you arrive back at the hotel you can dive into our onsite pool, practice your short game on our mini golf course, or simply kick back and relax in one of our spacious guestrooms at the Adelaide Inn.
Maria of Sculpterra Winery & Sculpterra Garden hosted out latest Complimentary Wine Pouring, exclusively for guests of the Adelaide Inn. We all celebrated good company, good times, great wine and ... an eleven year wedding anniversary!!
We were happy, once again, to host Targa California during their annual tour of the best roads that California has to offer. The Adelaide Inn was the main headquarters for the 5th annual run, a non-competitive, low pressure adventure in motoring, open to models 1975 and older. The Adelaide Inn parking lot was transformed into a virtual car show for two days, and we look forward next year’s running of Targa California!
What better way to rejoice in the coming of springtime than with some of the world’s finest Zinfandel, the heritage grape of Paso Robles. At the much anticipated Grow Zinfully Wild Weekend, March 15-17, over 130 wineries will treat enthusiastic oenophiles to barrel tastings, elaborate dinners, vineyard tours, live concerts, BBQs, and a host of unique activities, all centering around a celebration of the complex palate and vibrant colors of Zinfandel wines.
A sprit of fun and freedom runs through this festival that encourages exploration of great wines and relaxation in the idyllic Paso Robles wine country. Leave the stresses of the workaday world behind and savor the finer things in life as you make your way through the tasting rooms and banquet halls of charming vineyards.
With so many wineries participating, you’ll need to plot your course carefully to make the most out of this unique weekend. Have a look at the event brochure to see which events interest you the most and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
With smartphone in hand, you can check in on social media to share your Zinfully Wild experience and learn more about what the festival offers. Stay posted with @PasoRoblesWine on Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook and be sure to share your #PasoWine Instagram photos.
In the heart of Paso Robles wine county, there is no better place to spend your Zinfully Wild Weekend—or any weekend—than the Adelaide Inn. Book your relaxing stay in one of our elegant rooms or suites today.
A big crowd turned out Friday November 9th for a special complimentary wine tasting event, exclusively for guests of the Adelaide Inn. We would like to send a special thanks to Clayhouse Winesfor their generosity, and especially to Laura for her friendly hospitality and expertise. Keep an eye out for more Adelaide Inn wine tasting events coming up in 2013!