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Cambria Christmas Market

The Cambria Christmas Market returns on November 24, 2023 and is open until December 23! 

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TICKETS

2023 tickets are traditionally on sale in July and include admission to the lights, Vendor Market, train ride, Biergarten, live music, Santa and more. Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know when tickets go on sale! Several ’22 ticket dates sold out weeks before the event started. 

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Unfortunately, if you do not see the date listed on our Eventbrite page, that date is sold out. Once tickets are sold out online, we will not be selling tickets at the door. Please select another night to visit – we recommend visiting on a weeknight to skip the crowds!

Due to the popularity of this event, there are no refunds or exchanges for purchased tickets. Event tickets are only valid for 1 entry for the date on the ticket. The event is open rain or shine.

Yes, we are open rain or shine! There are several covered areas to enjoy, including our Biergarten and Amphitheater. While the majority of the light displays and Market are not covered, we do sell rain ponchos and we suggest bringing an umbrella. Wet nights are actually a great time to see the event since the crowds are generally smaller and the lights glisten even more.

If the Market is ever forced to close for any reason, our Facebook page will have the most up-to-date information. Follow us at facebook.com/CambriaChristmasMarket.

VISITING

Gates open at 5pm and close at 8:30pm. No entry is permitted after 8:30pm and the lights turn off at 9pm.

The Cambria Christmas Market is very similar to other attractions such as Six Flags, Disneyland and Universal Studios in Hollywood in that weekends are much more popular than weekdays. So, if you are planning on a weekend visit, please prepare for larger crowds and longer wait times. Additionally, as we get closer to Christmas, every day (weekends and weekdays) become much busier with larger crowds attending.

We suggest spending 2 to 3 hours at the Market. Please plan accordingly and arrive early.

The entire walking distance of The Cambria Christmas Market is approximately 1.25 miles. Various seating areas are available along the way.

Yes, this is a cashless event. All vendors and food booths accept credit cards.
No, all parking is off-site, with free shuttles to and from the event. There are no parking or drop-off areas at or near the event. All parking at the Cambria Pines Lodge is reserved for hotel guests and limited handicapped parking. Please visit our PARKING page for more detailed information including shuttle sites and VIP parking, which can be purchased for $25 in advance.
No, unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the shuttles, so we are not able to allow them at the event. Guests of the Cambria Pines Lodge staying in a pet-friendly room are allowed to bring well-behaved dogs on a leash to the event.
You may bring your printed ticket to the event or show it on your smartphone at the gate. Tickets can also be looked up by your last name at the gate, just present your ID.
All bags are subject to search. No weapons or outside alcohol are allowed in the event.

Yes! We welcome wagons and strollers of all kinds. We want your kids to keep cozy while they experience the Christmas magic!

For information about becoming an employee at the Cambria Christmas Market, please visit our Employment page!