Julian Country Christmas

When: November 30 – December 25, 2013
Where: Main Street and surrounding area
Julian, CA (map)
Phone: (760) 765-1857
More info: Events website

Julian Country Christmas will celebrate the holiday season from thanksgiving weekend through early January. Downtown shops will be decked out in holiday decor and offer one-of-a-kind gifts.

The celebration will have several activities, including the following:

Country Christmas Tree Lighting

Kicking off the holiday celebration is the annual tree lighting. Festivities include Christmas carols sung by local vocalists and Santa arrives aboard a fire engine just before 6, when the tree is lit. This event draws 100s of people each year.

When: November 30, 2013
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Where: 2811 Washington Street,
Memorial Park, next to Pioneer Museum (map)

Victorian Christmas Teas

Julian Tea and Cottage Arts will give tea parties throughout much of December. The tea and lunch menu includes finger sandwiches, soups, salad, scones, breads, and desserts and of course a pot of tea. Call 866/765-0832 for reservations (which are required).

Where: 2124 Third Street (map)
Phone: (866) 765-0832

A Christmas Carol

The Julian Stage Company will give several performances throughout December of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The play is adapted and directed by Don Winslow, and features local kids in key roles.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. seating on Saturdays, 7 p.m. (dates to be announced), seating on Thursday & Fridays. – Tickets available at the Julian Chamber Office (no assigned seating and reservations for groups only) Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5
Where: Town Hall, 2129 Main Street (map)
When: December (TBA)
Phone: (760) 765-3789

Doves & Desperados

Comical skits of Julian history will be performed by Doves & Desperados, Julian’s own re-enactment group.

When: Every Sunday of the year,
(weather permitting)
Time: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm performances
Where: 2202 Main Street
(Stage area is between Cabbages & Kings and the Julian Market & Deli) (map)
Phone: (760) 765-1857

Living Nativity

The re-enactment of the Navity is staged by locals at the Cider Mill on Main Street, on Saturdays, throughout the season celebration.

When: Every Saturday After Thanksgiving
and Before Christmas:
Time: 5pm
Where: Cider Mill on 2103 Main Street (map)
Phone: (760) 765-1857

Handel’s Messiah

Julian Community Choir will perform Handel’s Messiah.
When: December 15, 2013, 7pm
Where: Town Hall, 2129 Main Street (map)
Phone: (760) 765-1857

Holiday Home Tour

A tour of country homes in the Julian area. The event is sponsored by the Julian Woman’s Club. Transportation is provided by the club members.

Where: Departs from Julian Community United Methodist Church
2898 California 78 (map)
When: December 13, 2013, 9am and 1pm
Price: $20: Tickets are available at Julian Tea and Cottage Arts, 2124 3rd Street, Julian.
Phone: Reservations (760) 765-0832

Breakfast with Santa at the Pine Hills Lodge

December 8th: Breakfast with Santa at the Pine Hills Lodge – 9 am to 1 pm – Enjoy an old fashioned Christmas Brunch every Sunday in December, but, Santa will only be at Lodge on the 9th! $15.95 Adults, $10.95 Children 10 & under, $5 for a high chair. Please call for reservations 760-765-1100, www.pinehillslodge.com.