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The Rasin To Celebrate: Spending the New Year in Solvang

Updated: Sep 4, 2022

Solvang is known as the little Denmark of California. It has a rich Danish history and was founded by immigrants in 1911. The architecture embodies Danish style with its thatched roofs, windmills, and old-world craftsmanship.


Sunset magazine crowned Solvang as number one on the “Most Beautiful Small Towns in Western United States.” With so many interesting things to do in this little town, 2019 should be looking busy for you!

Here are some of the upcoming events in Solvang you don’t want to miss:

WFC 98 Boxing Live

A new year and a new World Fighting Championship! This boxing championship is a much-awaited event in the town. Amateur and professional boxers travel to Solvang for their matches.

This adrenaline-pumping event attracts many from nearby towns too. Mark your calendars; the championship begins on the 11th of January.

Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week

Everyone loves food, what better way to start off the year than with a restaurant week? This celebration of flavors is not one you want to miss! Participating restaurants offers three-course menus for only $20.19!

We recommend you make your reservations as soon as possible! Every participating restaurant will promote their menu and serving hours ahead of the event date. Hotels in the area are also offering special deals for those visiting the area during these two weeks.


Ray Strong: A Collector’s Passion Opening Reception

Santa Barbara is known for its artists, but none shine brighter than Ray Strong! His diverse, influential and abundant pieces of art speak his legacy till today. Ray Strong’s paintings were often his way of documenting subjects.

With over thirty pieces in his portfolio, this event is surely one to mark your calendars for. The opening reception of the collection is on the 2nd of Feb.

The Greyhound Gathering Returns to Solvang!

The Solvang gathering was first launched in 2004. Greyhound gatherings were popular in Mississippi and they eventually came to Solvang. Every year this event has grown in size and popularity. This fundraiser is a way to embrace greyhounds and their owners. An oak tree was planted in honor of them too!

The proceeds of the event are used to rehabilitate ex-racing greyhounds by finding a loving home for


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Solvang wine tasting tours

It’s no secret that Solvang is most popularly known for its wineries. Solvang Wine Tours offers the best wine tours the town has to offer, all though January. With over 12 years of experience, locals and visitors love our tours.

The stunning vinery is a treat for the eyes, making Solvang a perfect place for a quick getaway. We offer vintage vines and the latest wines too. Find some hidden gems you never knew about with our tours. Book a tour today or call 805-734-7565 for more information.

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