Updated: Dec 29, 2020
Christmas in Julian will be a bit different this year. The town will still be decorated. Please check with the event host to verify the event is happening this year and see what their COVID-19 modifications are.
As the chilly air moves in, Main Street gets decked out for Christmas. While most of SoCal is ice skating on the beach, in Julian we do Christmas the small-town way. The local schools collect nonperishable food, local organizations fundraise to make Christmas wishes come true, the town gets busy with Christmas shoppers, and with a little luck, Mother Nature may dust the town with fluffy white snow. Winter in the San Diego mountains is significantly cold that winter near San Diego beaches. Make sure to dress appropriately before making the drive up the mountain.
Julian Country Christmas
In early November, a group of volunteers starts to decorate Main Street for Christmas. The Julian Country Christmas celebration kicks off the Saturday after Thanksgiving with our small-town Christmas Tree Lighting at the Julian Pioneer Museum. The day is filled with Christmas carols, fresh hot apple cider, and Christmas cheer.
Small Business Saturday
Come spend Small Business Saturday with us! Our town is made up of an amazing variety of small businesses. You're sure to find a gift for everyone on your shopping list.
The Christmas Carol
The Julian Theater Company has brought back the local tradition of a live production of the Christmas Carol. It is always a great show that is sure to leave you feeling the Christmas spirit.
The Living Nativity is another great showcase of local talent. It can be seen taking place in front of the Julian Cider Mill (Main Street Julian) on Saturday evenings in December.