november, 2019

sat30nov1:30 pmsat7:00 pmJulian's Country ChristmasTree Lighting Ceremony Kicks off Julian Country Christmas1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Details

Julian Offers Old Fashioned Holiday Fun

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, yuletide carols being sung by the fire and folks dressed up like Eskimos. At over 4200 feet elevation, Julian is one of the few places in San Diego County where “it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas” and the chance of snow is always in the air.

Julian’s Country Christmas festivities begin at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 30th with a Tree Lighting Celebration between 5:30 & 6:00pm of the town’s huge living Christmas tree.

This popular annual event draws hundreds of visitors who gather at Pioneer Park to watch the tree lighting, drink hot cider, and visit with Santa.

The entire town has been decorated with Christmas wreaths and garlands. Entertainment includes a Living Nativity scene, Santa’s arrival and more.

“Julian offers holiday visitors the perfect Norman Rockwell Christmas experience,” according to Tracy Turner, President of the Julian Merchants Association, “with its nostalgic, small town atmosphere and cold temperatures.”

Program for the Day – All Times are Approximate

1:30 – 2:00 pm Payton Howie

2:15 – 2:45 pm Jake’s Mountain

3:00 – 3:30 pm Full Circle

Additionally – 3 pm in the Town Hall, the Ramona/Julian Dance Academy performs a 30 minute show.

3:45 – 4:15 pm Sandé Lollis

4:30 – 4:45 pm Julian Chorale

5:00 – 5:35 pm Joe Rathburn

Santa & Tree Lighting: Between 5:30 and 6pm

A Living Nativity will take place at The Julian Cider Mill immediately following the tree lighting.


(Saturday) 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Julian Chamber of Commerce