Holiday Guide 2021 

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HOLIDAY TEAMWORKCal Poly Meats purchases commercial pigs from the Cal Poly Swine Unit to produce holiday hams. Proceeds from pig and ham sales go back into both departments to boost hands-on learning.
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ONE OF A KIND The Junk Girls on Monterey Street in SLO expects a busy holiday season, but owner Jenny Kompolt said her store’s largely handmade selection will help avoid some of the supply chain issues that many other businesses are tackling.
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HOLIDAY SPIRIT The SLO Holiday Parade (pictured) returns on Dec. 3—with a few changes—after being canceled last year due to COVID-19.
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Crafty Christmas: Art Central in SLO presents its annual Holiday Art Exhibition, Little Treasures, which debuts on Friday, Dec. 3, and is scheduled to remain on display through Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The show features artworks of various media, which are also available for sale as holiday gifts (prices vary, no higher than $100). All pieces were created by local artists. Call (805) 747-4200 or visit for more info. Art Central is located at 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. Pictured: holiday ornaments by Kenny Standhardt.
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Winter waltz Everybody Can Dance and the Santa Maria Civic Ballet presents Diane Rose Zink’s 35th annual Nutcracker production at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m. Audience members are required to wear masks during the show. Admission is $25 for adults and $20 for children. Visit for more info. The venue is located at 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.
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Who’ll stop the reindeer? Costa Gallery in Los Osos is currently featuring a selection of local artist Larry Le Brane’s fused glass reindeer (pictured) and holiday-themed dishware, through Friday, Dec. 31. For more info on Le Brane, who also frequently hosts local classes on fused glass art, visit Costa Gallery is located at 2087 10th St., Los Osos.
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Blizzard wizards: The ARTery in Atascadero hosts a felting workshop, Needle Felted Snowmen: Sculpting with Wool, on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. Attendees will learn the basics of felting and will craft their own felted snowmen. The class is recommended for ages 16 and older. Admission is $45. Call (805) 464-0533 or visit for more info. The ARTery is located at 5890 Traffic Way, Atascadero.
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Harmonious holiday The second annual Harmony Christmas Market takes place on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This open-air market features a variety of local vendors and food trucks, including Harmony Valley Creamery’s ice cream truck (pictured). A wide selection of locally made holiday gifts will also be available for sale. For more info on the event, visit
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Deck the dining hall Cass Winery and Vineyard in Paso Robles hosts its Holiday Estate Beef Winemaker Dinner on Friday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a five-course prime rib dinner, paired with a selection of award-winning wines. Tickets to the dinner are available in advance at Call (805) 239-1730 or visit for more info. The winery is located at 7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles.
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