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The Cambria Christmas Market returns this Winter!

The Cambria Christmas Market is open to the public until December 23, 2021, but hotel guests can enjoy the lights through January 1. Book your overnight stay today for the most magical holiday experience. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.

The Market and light displays open Friday, November 26th, 2021 and close Sunday, January 1st, 2022. The Market and light displays are open to the public most nights. Gates open at 5pm and close at 8:30pm every night. No entry is permitted after 8:30pm and the Market closes at 9pm.

Looking for a more intimate experience? The event will be closed to the public, open to hotel guests only Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7, 13-14, and Dec. 26 – Jan. 1.  Book a hotel room during our ‘Hotel Guests Only’ nights! This is a great time to enjoy all 2 million lights with no crowds. On these nights, event entertainment and food booths will be limited, and vendor booths will be closed so they can spend time with their families.

We are committed to guest health and safety and are actively monitoring public health situations. We will continue to follow guidance from local, national and international health agencies. We will notify all guests and update our website and social media pages if we have to adjust our event layout.

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.

The price varies each night, ranging from $15-$25 if purchased in advance. If tickets are available, prices increase by $10 at the door. Children 10 & under are always free!

Yes, we are open rain or shine! There are several covered areas to enjoy, including our Pizza Nook, 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.

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

Yes, this is a cashless event. All vendors and food booths accept credit cards.

We offer a wide variety of food including German dishes like bratwurst and warm potato salad as well as other options like wood-fired pizza and desserts. Drinks for sale include hot chocolate, coffee, our famous Glühwein, a traditional German mulled wine served warm and other festive alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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 handicap parking. Please visit our PARKING page for more detailed information including shuttle sites and VIP parking, which can be purchased for $25 in advance.
We do not currently offer any discounts and everyone over the age of 10 is the same price. The best way to save is to book a hotel package. Please visit our Lodging page for more information.
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.
Please contact Mike at You can also check the CALENDAR for available dates.
For information about becoming an employee at the Cambria Christmas Market, please visit our Employment page!
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.
Sorry, there are no refunds. In the event that the event closes unexpectedly, tickets will be refunded automatically.
All bags are subject to search. No weapons or outside alcohol are allowed in the event.