Santa comes to Atascadero on Friday

Atascadero’s Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony is planned for Friday, Dec. 4, at Sunken Gardens and the steps of city hall downtown.

The free event, which begins at 6 p.m., includes a countdown to turn on holiday lights in the trees in the Sunken Gardens, along with musical entertainment and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The public will be invited to visit Santa in the lower rotunda of the historical city hall. The Atascadero Historical Society will also offer evening tours of city hall from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Correction: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect day in the headline.