Atascadero is the place for the 11th Annual Winter Wonderland festival Friday, Dec. 9th from 5 to 9 p.m. in the center of the historic downtown Colony District. Tons of snow, bounce houses, music, food, arts & crafts, and antique carousel, BMX competition, rock wall climbing and Santa Claus.

There' s no admission charge for the event.  Food and rides (except the Elks Little Train, which is free) cost a little bit.

This is a tremendous holiday event that draws thousands from all over the state every year.

For more information: www.atascaderomainstreet.org