Staff Report

The Santa Maria Fairpark and Santa Maria Fairpark Foundation will host the inaugural Festival of Lights Holiday Event and second annual Jingle Mingle Holiday Market, Dec. 4-6 at the fairpark. The event will include fair-themed food trucks, Santa and Mrs. Claus and thousands of lights.

The Festival of Lights, taking place from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4-6, will be a drive-thru event along the paths and roadways of the fairgrounds, with local businesses and organizations turning the fairgrounds into a winter wonderland.

Each ticket holder will receive an activity book with a variety of activities, along with sponsor ads and food menus for the food trucks that will be in the parking lot at the end of the Festival of Lights drive.

The Jingle Mingle Holiday Market craft fair showcases local artists and crafters. Paired this year with the Santa Maria Fairpark Festival of Lights event, the market is expected to bring in hundreds of shoppers. Holiday Market hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 and 9 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

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