31 Holiday Activities In Temecula With Treats, Shopping, Events: 2022

TEMECULA, CA — There’s much to look forward to during the holiday season in Southwest Riverside County. In 2022, Visit Temecula Valley is once again giving us all a season to “live glass full” with Temecula Chilled winter-themed fun.

Organizers have planned 31 days of spectacular holiday fun and activities to discover across the Temecula Valley, in Old Town and in Wine Country, as well as Pechanga Casino and Resort.

The 31 days of chilled fun begins on December 1 and runs until New Year’s Eve.

  • Thursday, Dec. 1 – Holiday Market, Europa Village. Discover an enchanting holiday wonderland at this European-inspired market, for beautiful seasonal gifts and decorations.
  • Friday, Dec. 2 – Santa’s Electric Light Parade, Old Town Temecula. Join Santa on his first big night of the season! The parade will begin at 7:00 PM sharp.
  • Saturday, Dec. 3 – Europa Village, The Nutcracker. The Ballet Studio & Norris Performing Arts Center, outdoor Piazza at Europa Village. Holiday Market at Vail Headquarters.
  • Sunday, Dec. 4 – Dinner with Santa at Lorimar Winery. Christmas in the Air concert at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.
  • Monday, Dec. 5 – Take pictures with Santa and enjoy beautiful holiday trees and decorations while finding the perfect gifts at Promenade Temecula.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6 – Big Horse Feed. From 5-7 p.m., register in-store for your Holiday Wish List.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Holiday Taste of Old Town will feature restaurant samples, wine-tasting discounts, and goodie bags: oldtowntemecula.org
  • Thursday, Dec. 8 – Marvel at Pechanga Resort & Casino’s dazzling display of holiday decorations including a not-to-be-missed assortment of holiday gingerbread houses.
  • Friday, Dec. 9 – A Christmas Carol at Old Town Temecula Community Theater.
  • Saturday, Dec. 10 – Christmas Speakeasy at the Merc. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Dec. 11 – Visit Santa in his comfy, cozy cottage in the Pennypickle’s Workshop’s outside area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday afternoons through Dec. 18. 
  • Monday, Dec. 12 – GrapeSeed Spa, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. After all the holiday hustle & bustle, take time to relax and renew.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13 – Old Town. Visit Temecula Olive Oil Company for beautiful gift ideas. Walk over to Old Town Spice & Tea Merchants for herbs, spices, salts, blends, and loose teas. 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14 – Old Town Blues Club, Motown Christmas Party It’s a Holiday Motown Celebration!
  • Thursday, Dec. 15 – Grazing Theory. Wine + Cookie Pairing with our guests The Cookie Crew. Includes five cookies and five 2oz perfectly paired wine pours. 
  • Friday, Dec. 16 – Santa’s Workshop, Temecula Carriage Company. Enjoy a lovely, holiday-themed horse-drawn carriage ride.
  • Saturday, Dec. 17 – Temecula On Ice returns to Old Town for another exciting holiday season with a state-of-the-art ice rink.
  • Sunday, Dec. 18 - Celebrate Chanukah at Lorimar Winery with a Menorah Lighting, Latkes, and more. Visit the Craft Fair at Maurice Car’rie Winery and mingle with vendors.
  • Monday, Dec. 19 - Bolero lobby, Europa Village. Experience a sweet and dazzling gingerbread village created by Executive Chef Hany Ali and his culinary team.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Gather with friends for a festive holiday dinner at Small Barn, located in a historic building in Old Town.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21 – Last-minute shopping at Farmer’s Market, Promenade Temecula. Find local, fresh, artisan foods and goods.
  • Thursday, Dec. 22 – Visit Temecula Lavender Company in Old Town for beautiful last-minute gifts for bath, body, and home.
  • Friday, Dec. 23 – Uncorked with Michael LeClerc at Wiens Family Cellars. Relax before the big weekend with live music. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 24 – Have a rustic yet elegant Christmas Eve dinner at The Gambling Cowboy, Old Town. Visit www.visittemeculavalley.com for additional restaurants serving holiday dinners. 
  • Sunday, Dec. 25 – Europa, Christmas Dinner at Bolero Restaurante taking you on a culinary journey throughout Spain.
  • Monday, Dec. 26 – Give back by donating blood at the Promenade Temecula, in the Plaza in front of the theater  
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27 – Visit Peltzer Winery’s Ice Rink which features 8,400 square feet of skating space.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28 – Stock up on champagne for New Year’s by visiting Thornton Winery and dine in its award-winning Café Champagne Restaurant 
  • Thursday, Dec. 29 – Visit Vail Lake Village and have an unforgettable camping adventure during the Winter Wonderland Weekend .
  • Friday, Dec. 30 – Take a wine tour with Grapeline Wine Tours or Temecula Cable Car Wine Tours. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 31 – Ring in the new year Temecula style with the infamous Grape Drop at Civic Center in Old Town. Or, if wine country is more your speed, ring in the new year at Fazeli Cellars New Year’s Eve party or at Wilson Creek Winery’s black tie event.  

For a full list of continuously updated events and activities as well as lodging and hotel accommodation options, go to www.visittemeculavalley.com.

Be sure to get out and check out the participating wineries and businesses for the annual Chilled Decorating contest.

Visit Temecula Valley is holding its annual holiday decorating contests to encourage local tourism businesses to create a festive atmosphere for travelers and employees this season. Categories that are voted on are Best Decorated Tree In A Hotel, The Best Decorated Winery, and VTV partners with Old Town Temecula Association in sponsoring The Best Decorated Old Town Business!

See the 2022 Flyers for instructions on how to enter this year’s contest here.