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Huge traditional holiday celebration returns to the Santa Ynez Valley

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Julefest has returned to Solvang this year

It’s a time of year when many communities on the Central and South Coast have holiday events.

After a pause last year because of the pandemic, Julefest (which is pronounced Yule-fest) is bringing holiday cheer to one of the nation's most Christmassy towns – Solvang.

Anna Ferguson-Sparks from Julefest, says it’s the perfect location to get into the holiday spirit.

"Solvang itself is almost like a storybook that's come to life, due to its Northern European and Scandinavian architecture," she told KCLU.

"This years Julefest is a triumphant return, and we were able to bring back almost all of the traditional events which have been running for decades and decades, in a somewhat COVID safe environment."