Old-Fashioned Lighting Ceremony mixes with shopping, art & wine

Friday, Dec. 2nd, at 6 p.m., Atascadero will celebrate its annual holiday lighting ceremony in the Sunken Gardens in the heart of the historic downtown Colony District. The event will feature a community sing-along, hot chocolate and cookies and a chance for the kids to visit with Santa Claus.

The evening will also include the quarterly Art & Wine Tour in Atascadero's downtown from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.. $5 gets you a drink bracelet that entitles you to an evening of wine-tasting featuring the best from several local wineries. Stores will be open and holiday shopping will beckon, plus you will see the art of many local artists on display.

It's a holiday combo that appeals to many different audiences. You're invited to experience it all!