Each year, Solvang’s weeks-long holiday celebration lights up the region, making the Danish-American hamlet one of the “Most Christmassy Towns in America.” Julefest offers something for everyone in the family, too. Memories are made when children visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and embark on a season-long Nisse Adventure, which invites families to come to Solvang and hunt for the Jule Nisse, mischievous elf-like Danish figures hidden throughout town. Nostalgia runs deep with the community tree lighting, annual windmill lighting, and the Julefest Parade. The annual Solvang Holiday Food Tour adds a taste of the region’s wine country flavors. And the Elverhoj Makers Market offers holiday shoppers a chance to find truly unique gifts. Julefest is the event that will undoubtedly get you into the spirit.