Christmas Extravaganza at Broken Earth

PASO ROBLES — Not unlike the North Pole, Broken Earth Winery has been preparing all year long for the upcoming Christmas Extravaganza to take place Saturday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with the “grand illumination” happening at 6 p.m.  

After a two-year break, what is deemed to be the largest holiday light display in the North County, boasting approximately $350,000 in lights alone, aims to be a fun-filled evening for the entire family.

“I think most of the wineries in the area seem too focused on adults, obviously because it’s alcohol,” said Chris Cameron, EVP and winemaker of Broken Earth Winery. “Very few I think really take the opportunity to involve families. Children in particular. So we have focused on a number of events over the years that are very family-driven and this is a fun time of year, a special time of year and we involve all the kids. And there are lots of big kids that come along as well.”

There will be more than 50 animated light displays that have take about a week and a half to put up and sequence, performances by The Central Coast Gilbert and Sullivan Chorus and Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation (PRYAF), a snow machine, and pictures with Santa. Attendees can also take home a custom labeled bottle of wine with their photograph and/or a holiday greeting.

Entrance to the event is a suggested donation of $10 per vehicle and all of those proceeds will benefit the PRYAF.

“This event represents the true spirit of the season and we are so excited to share this family-friendly event with everyone in our community while supporting the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation,” Cameron said.

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