Staff Report

The City of Buellton in partnership with the Buellton Rec and the Buellton Visitors Bureau & Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for a Christmas Farmer’s Market and Poker Run, being held on the weekend of Dec. 5 and 6. 

The Poker Run will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. In this fun, family event that can be done socially distanced and at your own pace, participants drive around to the various stops in town (to be announced closer to the event). 

At each stop, contestants will select a card and record it on a game sheet they will receive at check-in. After completing five stops, they will then have a complete poker hand. The final stop will be at the Chamber & Visitors Bureau office where all hands are then collected. Winners will be announced following the event and prizes will be given. 

It is $20 to participate in the Poker Run and extra hands may be purchased for $5. Prizes will be given for the most spirited team as well, so dressing up for the holidays and decorating your car is encouraged. 

The Buellton Christmas Farmer’s Market will take place Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Village Park from 2 to 6 p.m. with Santa & Mrs. Claus making an appearance from 3 to 5 p.m.  

The Christmas Farmer’s Market will feature local farmers selling their produce, a Cal Taco food truck, arts & crafts kits for the kids to take home, a photo op with Santa and Mrs. Claus (in a socially distanced way), music by the Santa Ynez Valley Jazz Band and a beautiful light display at 6 p.m. 

Children are encouraged to bring their letters for Santa Claus and drop them in his mailbox, as sitting on Santa’s lap will not be allowed this year. Guests are asked to bring their phones to take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will be under the Gazebo from 3 to 5 p.m.