Germany at Christmas is nothing short of magical. Think twinkling lights galore, wooden stalls with handmade gifts and treats, and endless cups of mulled wine and hot cider. Has the envy kicked in yet? Californians, you’re in luck. A German-inspired Christmas market is coming to Cambria next month, and it’s bringing sweet treats, gifts, and shopping to you.
Cambria Christmas Market will be back at the Cambria Pines Lodge from November 29 - December 23 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $10 - $25 a person.
If you weren’t able to join in the holiday joy last year, it’s your turn to celebrate. This is the eighth year the Cambria Christmas market has come to town, and it’s already a beloved tradition by many.
Come and get a taste of what Germany is like during the winter!
There will be artisan markets, live music and carolers, train rides, a Biergarten, Christmas dinner, and (of course) Santa! The weather can get a little chilly here, so make sure to plan accordingly.
We highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance as they sell out quickly and increase by $10 when purchased at the event. Gates open at 5 pm every night, and admission closes at 8:30 pm.
Since there is so much to see, you should plan on spending at least two to three hours at the market.
All of the parking for the event is off-site, but the market offers complimentary shuttle service to guests from select hotels and designated parking lots.
As you walk through the market, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful twinkling lights, music, and cheer. The outdoor market stalls are a great place to get adorable souvenirs and stocking stuffers for your friends and family.
There’s also live music and opportunities to taste test traditional German food and drinks (say that ten times fast). We don’t know about you, but we’re heading straight for the Glühwein. If you get a little chilly, it’s the perfect way to warm up.
After loading up on traditional foods and last-minute family gifts (let’s be honest), you can hop aboard the train ride. It will take you through tunnels of lights and adorable Christmas decorations you can only see from the ride! Train ride tickets are $4 per person.
December is a time to gather together with friends and family and find joy in the little things. We love this little slice of Germany in California.
Cambria Christmas Market
Price: $10 to $25 a person
When: November 29 - December 23 from 5 pm to 9 pm
Location: Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr, Cambria, CA 93428
Why You Need To Go: You can experience what Germany is like in the winter. The markets are full of magical sights, goodies, and Christmas cheer.