The ideal California town to visit for Christmas is this one.

This is the best California town to visit for Christmas

If you’re looking for a winter getaway (minus the snow) and hoping to stay in a quaint town out of a Hallmark made-for-TV movie, you won’t have to drive too far.

This is the best California town to visit for Christmas

Solvang was listed as California’s best town to visit for Christmas, according to the website.

This is the best California town to visit for Christmas

The tiny village, located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County wine country,  is a sleepy town with European architecture and sensibilities, and the town definitely goes all out for Christmas.

This is the best California town to visit for Christmas

The town has dozens of boutiques that sell traditional Danish items, including clogs and other knickknacks, and that’s not even mentioning the world famous aebleskivers.

This is the best California town to visit for Christmas

During the winter, much of the town is decked out with holiday lights and wreaths, and there’s a palpable holiday spirit as you walk along the streets of the quiet town.

This is the best California town to visit for Christmas

Each year, Solvang celebrates Julefest, a month-long celebration that “harkens back to a simpler time and holiday memories of days gone by".

This is the best California town to visit for Christmas

Julefest features holiday parades, musical performances and a nightly light show that features holiday music synced to flashing lights.

This is the best California town to visit for Christmas

There’s also an annual “Nativity Spectacular” production that has been held for nearly 40 years and brings performers together to tell the story of Christmas.

This is the best California town to visit for Christmas

The festival comes to an official end after the new year when residents of the Santa Ynez Valley gather for a 

This is the best California town to visit for Christmas

massive Christmas tree burn which acts as both a bookend to the holiday season and an important demonstration about fire danger.

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