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Solvang at Christmas Time

For those of you not familiar with Solvang, here is a little history:  Solvang was founded in 1911 on almost 9,000 acres of the Rancho San Carlos de Jonata Mexican land grant, by a group of Danes who traveled west to establish a Danish colony far from the mid-western winters. The city is home to a number of bakeries, restaurants, and merchants offering a taste of Denmark in California. There is a copy of the famous Little Mermaid statue from Copenhagen, as well as one featuring the bust of famed Danish fable writer Hans Christian Andersen. A replica of Copenhagen's Round Tower or Rundetårn in the scale 1:3 was finished in 1991 and can be seen in the town center.

And there isn't a better time to visit than at Christmas with all the lights and sounds of the holiday season along with all the fresh danish bakery items.

Hotel will book up quickly.  Prices aren't bad if you book through hotels.com and use this link:  https://refer.hotels.com/x/hIsMTw you'll save $50 and rooms will be $128 each +Tax and this will include a free breakfast buffet-  Holiday Inn Express.

We are still working on the details, so watch for updates.  But for now, please book your room.  And if by chance we don't get lucky and rain is forecasted, we are still going to go but in cars for those that do not enjoy riding in the rain.  It will be a magical time for all!


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  • Russell P.

    Where are we meeting?

    Yesterday

  • Lee

    Everyone here safe and sound, ready for a fun night 😀🍺😎

    Yesterday

  • Pam

    Arthur - Peggy, Ron, Partyman, Lee, Terry, Me - will meet at the restaurant at 6:30pm

    Yesterday

  • Pam

    Meet in the lobby at 440 for shopping. Or at 615 to walk to dinner. In the lobby. Or meet at restaurant 630. P am. [masked]

    Yesterday

  • Terry M

    dress warm everyone, it's c-c-cold out there :)

    1 · Yesterday

    • Pam

      Terry keep telling me it's 80 degrees out there - I need to by psyched in to believing that....all my winter riding gears, chaps, jackets, heated gear are all in storage in Hollister :( I'm going to be a big block of ice going down the highway, lol.

      Yesterday

    • Pam

      Oh...I discovered that last night at around 8pm!

      Yesterday

  • PARTYMAN

    Good night FRIENDS
    See you morning

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Arthur R.

    its all good Ron, if I forget I just look in my wallet!! :)

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Ron G.

    Opps so ther's no confusion, I meant Rogers, with an "s", of course referring to Sir Arthur! :o)

    2 days ago

  • Ron G.

    Oops, Sorry Roger, I didn't see your post on dinner arrangements, works for me. I would suggest for those interested, we head over to the Brewery for music and holiday cheer. Good job in organizing this run! You're the man, my brother.

    3 · 2 days ago

  • Arthur R.

    We will have our safety talk at 10:20: gas tanks full, please, and KSU at 10:30-.

    2 days ago

  • Arthur R.

    I called the Motorcycle museum, and got a message: they are open Saturday and Sunday, 11-4, $10.00 CASH at the door-. The reviews say this is a gem!

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Arthur R.

    The route is very straightforward: we will stop in King City for gas and rest break, then on to Paso Robles for lunch, and down to Solvang. I will ask for a dinner count, and adjust the reservation accordingly, if some folks want to eat elsewhere-. Mad and Vin is a 5 minute walk from the hotel-.

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Ron G.

    It looks like the sun god will be shining upon us this weekend! Excellent! For those interested, the Brewing Company (Restaurant and Lounge) located in the heart of Solvang, has an excellent menu and will have live music this weekend. This is very likely where we'll end up after shopping at the local shops! http://solvangbrewing.com/locations/solvang/

    4 · 4 days ago

    • Pam

      I was looking earlier and Solvang is a pretty sleepy town but this looks like fun! And yep....you and Arthur both have lucked out on your rides - sunshine both days but it's going to be chilly

      1 · 4 days ago

    • Peggy

      This looks awesome.

      1 · 3 days ago

  • Arthur R.

    Pam reminded me to remind you all that we are meeting at Vertigo Coffee, not the Windmill. We will however, come looking for you if you're not at the coffee shop, next door!!

    4 · 5 days ago

  • PARTYMAN

    Last time I was in there the motorcycle museum closed on Sundays
    So we need to visit by Saturday plz plan to reach before 2 - 3 pm
    Thanks

    5 days ago

  • Arthur R.

    The Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum is open from 11:00-5:00 every day, and admission is $10.00. this looks like an interesting spot to visit, lots of vintage bikes in a private collection, for those of you who want to take a side trip-.

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Arthur R.

    We will be stopping at Los Robles Cafe in Paso for lunch: they don't take reservations, but they say they can accommodate us.

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Arthur R.

    OK All: We have reservations for dinner at Mad and Vin in Solvang for 6:30 on Saturday night, for 15 people. The reviews and menu look good!
    I am exploring options in Paso Robes for lunch, and will find out about the museum. Stay tuned, its going to be a great ride-!

    2 · 5 days ago

  • Marisol

    Any updates or other details? We're interested in visiting the motorcycle museum...

    6 days ago

  • PARTYMAN

    Okay I may join with you FRIENDS. If someone like to share room
    Let me know
    Thanks

    1 · November 24

  • PammyAnne

    Is it the Holliday Inn Express in Lompoc? The one in Solvang has a minimum 2 night stay.

    November 20

    • PARTYMAN

      Rain or shine or snowing or strom we are the RIDERS
      Love to ride togather

      1 · November 27

    • PARTYMAN

      Hope I have a couch to sleep

      3 · November 27

  • Ron G.

    Cool, glad to see we got such a positive early response. It's going to be another great weekend! I hope Marisol is able to break away from Hollywood. I heard the talent scouts will be knocking on her door soon, after her well received debut last weekend :0)

    3 · October 26

    • Pam

      I was looking for places to go after dinner, but it's looking like a very quiet family friendly town....but I don't give up easily. ;)

      1 · November 3

    • MNB

      I recommend AJ Spurs or Hitching Post II, both in Buellton, which isn't too far from Solvang.

      2 · November 14

  • Pam

    Has anyone had trouble booking their room through hotels.com with the $50 coupon? I had a message from someone and they are having issues - they were told to call the hotel directly. :(

    October 27

    • Marisol

      The only issue i had is that the coupon didn

      November 3

    • Marisol

      didn't apply to me bcuz i'm not new to the website....

      November 3

  • Arthur R.

    We are booked! We want to have dinner with the group: I'm looking at restaurants close to the hotel, stay tuned-

    2 · October 31

  • Doug W.

    Love the Xmas lights but we're traveling to other lands that weekend.

    1 · October 29

  • Pam

    Tom and I are now booked! Can't wait! :)

    2 · October 25

    • Peggy

      HAHAHAHA, then you gotta share, Pam xox

      1 · October 27

    • Pam

      He's a very private man - no one will probably even see him that weekend, he's very elusive. :)

      1 · October 27

  • Jenny C.

    I would love to do this, but wouldn't you know, I have a wedding that day, my only wedding in December. Darn! Have a great time!

    October 26

    • Pam

      Oh Bummer!! The nerve of people getting married in December! :)

      1 · October 26

    • Peggy

      Awwww, I totally agree with Pam, what a bummer, Jenny. It will probably be a great place to photograph too. We'll miss you :(

      October 26

  • Pam

    And sorry, I forgot to put the name of the hotel - it's Holiday Inn Express. :)

    October 26

  • Terry M

    Booked our room @ Holiday Inn Express, YAY :)

    2 · October 26

  • Peggy

    Ron's and my room is booked!!! Woo-Hoo

    October 25

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