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Festival of Lights kicks off Friday at Santa Maria Fairpark
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Festival of Lights kicks off Friday at Santa Maria Fairpark

From the What you need to know for Wednesday, December 2 series

The Santa Maria Fairpark will kick off the holiday season this weekend with the Festival of Lights drive-through event and a holiday market featuring offerings from local vendors. 

Tickets are now available for the Festival of Lights, which will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 937 S. Thornburg St. Residents can purchase tickets for half-hour time slots on each of the three nights to see the winter wonderland created with help from local businesses. 

Admission is $20 for vehicles with nine passengers or less, and $30 for vehicles with 10 or more passengers. 

While driving through the Fairpark, attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles and drivers are asked to maintain a safe distance between other vehicles. 

Along with a light show in the evenings, the Fairpark will host its second Jingle Mingle Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

At the market, 20 local vendors will sell items including handmade jewelry, clothes and other gifts inside the Park Plaza building, with mask-wearing and social distancing enforced. 

Admission to the market is free. 

Festive poinsettia plants also will be available for $10 at the Fairpark during the weekend.  

To purchase tickets for the Festival of Lights, visit

For more information, contact the Fairpark Main Office at 805-925-8824. 


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