Ho Ho Ho!
The holiday season has arrived and there is no shortage of things to experience in Lodi’s vibrant community and charming downtown! While it's hard to limit our recommendations, these are our five can’t miss things in Lodi during the holidays!
1. Zoo Lights
This wonderful holiday tradition, Zoo Lights, is back and it’s bigger and better than ever! Micke Grove Zoo will be Santa’s headquarters from December 7-9 and again from December 14-16.
Families can play snow games (including a big snowball fight) in the Faux Snow Play Dome, tell Santa their Christmas wish list, and enjoy:
- hot beverages and so much more.
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2. Savor Lodi Food Tours
A walk about Downtown Lodi is made better by eating and drinking all of the great local cuisine, wine, cider, beers and more! If you’re looking for cooking inspiration during the holidays, or just looking to eat and drink some really good things, the Savor Lodi Tours are perfect for you!
This journey is only for those 21-years-old and over and a reservation is required. Click here to make your reservation now!
3. Holiday Shopping in Lodi
While there’s no shopping stops scheduled on the Savor Lodi tours, it’s never a bad idea to stop at some of the cute shops and pick up those last-minute gifts for your loved ones.
Whether it’s antiques, children’s gifts or one-a-kind items, there are so many places to lose yourself in. Take a look at all of the shopping you can do in Lodi by clicking here!
There are a couple pop-up events to shop at in Lodi, both on December 8. Check out Hutchins Street Square for their Winter Wonderland Boutique, which features local crafters and artists selling their designs and don’t miss local vendors selling one-of-a-kind creations at Heritage Oak Winery’s Christmas Boutique.
If you’re more into the giving spirit, don’t miss Klinker Brick Winery’s Toys 4 Music event on December 13. Enjoy an evening of great music, great wine, and great company but in order to gain entry, you must bring a new, unwrapped toy ($10 value) to donate!
While you’re at the wineries, don’t forget to stop and get some Lodi Wine at each of their shops for those on your gift list!
4. Bokish Vineyards Holiday Open House
Speaking of Lodi Wineries, Bokish Vineyards will be hosting a special wine and tapas tasting, along with some fun, holiday-themed festivities during their Holiday Open House on December 8 and December 9.
- Take Santa’s Porrón Challenge
- create cork ornaments
- and shop for great deals on Bokish wines during the event!
Don’t forget to try their bottled Estate Grown Olive Oil, which of course makes a great hostess gift for your holiday parties you attend, and enjoy live music by Spanish Guitarist Travis Vega by the firepits!
5. New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
It’s one of the hottest parties in town and you’re invited! Get your tickets now (because they’re going fast) for Viaggio Estate & Winery’s Masquerade Ball on New Year’s Eve.
You’ll dine like kings and queens with a three-course meal and enjoy unlimited wine and beer (so be sure to book one of Lodi’s comfortable and close accommodations here)! Don’t forget to wear your nicest suit or dress and bring your dancing shoes as DJ Elite will usher us into the New Year with music until midnight!
With too many great things happening in Lodi to count, always keep Visit Lodi’s number in your phone, 209-365-1195 or better yet, come visit us on 25 N. School Street to pick up a local guide and ask any question you have about Lodi events, places to visit, things to do and places to lay your head down.
Be sure to keep up to date with all the latest events happening in Lodi with our events calendar, which is updated all the time!