Get festive: The Central Coast puts up holiday cheer every year 

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This year, we decided to take ourselves on a little tour of the magic that happens from Cambria to Solvang—and we’re happy to share.
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CLASSIC CAMBRIA Mari Tess and Brett Provence take photos in the Cambria Christmas Market’s iconic tunnel of lights.
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CAROLS OF CHEER The Templeton Middle School Uke club performs at the Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase in Paso Robles on Dec. 14.
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THIS TREE IS LIT Nipomo celebrated the Olde Towne Nipomo Family Christmas on Dec. 8, sprinkling a 20-foot Christmas tree with 14,000 glowing bulbs of holiday cheer.
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SECRET SANTA A portion of the money made from visits with the Cambria Christmas Market Santa went to the Homeless Animal Rescue Team in Cambria.
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BAH HUMBUG Ebenezer Scrooge talks to the crowd gathered below as part of the annual Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase, which took place on Dec. 14 in Paso Robles.
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RIDING IN THE RAIN The 2019 Holiday Parade in downtown SLO was definitely a rain-and-shine affair on Dec. 6, and some participants carried festive umbrellas as they pedaled their bicycles along the parade route.
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NEWBIES Ryan and Beth Minkus’ home won the best decorated rookie category for Santa Maria’s 2019 Lights, Sights, and Holiday Nights contest.
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GAWKERS Climbing the barrier for a better view, kids watch the Holiday Parade in downtown SLO on Dec. 6.
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PHOTO FRIENDLY Alyssa Alley, 9, and Ellie Horton,10, pose for a photo at Olde Towne Nipomo Family Christmas on Dec. 8.
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FIRST TIMER Six-week-old Madison Lammers hangs with Santa in the Olde Towne Nipomo Family Christmas Candyland Village.
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PHOTOS BY JAYSON MELLOM
CLASSIC CAMBRIA Mari Tess and Brett Provence take photos in the Cambria Christmas Market’s iconic tunnel of lights.

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