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Winterfest Celebrated Daily - December 1 through February 28

Crisp, cool mornings melt into warm afternoons. Twinkling lights fill the evening skies, providing a perfect setting for a fun-filled holiday season. 


  • December 1 - 31 - Temecula Chilled

Temecula Valley transforms into a holiday fantasy for families and friends to start traditions and create memories. Temecula Chilled is a way of us inviting the community and its guests to relax in our winter sunshine while sipping chilled wine, ice skating outdoors, strolling under colorful light displays, enjoying "chilled" menu items, and taking in the sights, sounds and festivities of the season. 

      ▪ December 9 - Pennypickle's Winter Wonderland

A magical evening for families to have fun and make memories with TONS of snow to play in!

      ▪ December 8-January 2 - Holiday Ice Skating Rink

A 3,500-square foot holiday ice skating rink on Town Square in Old Town Temecula.

      ▪ December 31 - New Year's Eve Celebrations

New Years's Eve Celebrations in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country. Stellar new year events are held at a variety of winery venues in Old Town, and at Pechanga Resort & Casino where a variety of amazing celebrations rival those of Las Vegas as nearly 80,000 people people join the fun.

  • January 1-31 - California Restaurant Month 

January starts the year off with California Restaurant Month. Over 20 Temecula restaurants are participating! Visit www.RestaurantMonth.org for a list of local restaurants and their menus

  • February 14 - Valentines Day  

25 Great Winterfest Things To Do in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

Relax, warm your heart, renew your spirit, play, escape-from-the-everyday! Those plus 25 other, great WinterFest Things To Do are possible daily throughout January and February! Here are 5 ideas each for Food and Wine Lovers, the Great Outdoors, Authentic and Cultural Experiences, Romantic Get-Aways, and The Ladies – or mix and match! It’s easy to experience so much of Old Town Temecula, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and Temecula Valley Wine Country in just a few days!

For Food & Wine Lovers

Temecula Fest Number 1
  • Delicious! Old Town Temecula’s ‘Tasting Trail!’ 19 shops; luscious wines, local artisan foods.
  • Best-in-the-valley! Saturday AM Old Town Farmers Markets; amazing Asian pears; Fuerte avocados; tangerines, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes.
  • Savor at Old Town’s 19, excellent restaurants/cafés: Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, much more!*
  • Taste! Temecula Valley Wine Country: purchase varietals/vintages = ‘tastings to go;’ host wine-tasting party at home.
  • Finest! Pechanga Resort & Casino restaurants: freshest seafood, oyster/sushi bar; prime beef + exceptional wine list.*
  • * Reservations required or recommended.

In The Great Outdoors

Temecula Fest Number 1
  • Golf! Awe-inspiring Journey @ Pechanga, Temecula Creek Inn; daily, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day.*
  • Explore! Old Town Temecula; Mission Revival, Western, Classic Revival, Bungalow architecture.
  • Discover! New nature trail (wheelchair accessible) at Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve.
  • Hot air balloon! Temecula Valley Wine Country (daily, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day).*
  • Taste winter! Touch the vine/taste the wine; Wine Country vineyards; winery tours/tasting, too!*
  • * Reservations required or recommended.

For Authentic & Cultural Experiences

Temecula Fest Number 1
  • Greatest! at Pechanga Theater: Willie Nelson; Styx; Aaron Lewis; Smokey Robinson; Daniel Tosh; Roger Hodgson.*
  • Genuine! Old Town Temecula’s antiques/vintage/collectibles; 10 excellent shops.
  • Innovative! BalletX and Nai-Ni Chen dance. Nostalgic! Harry James, Frank Sinatra tributes. Music/ song! Troubadour Joe Henry. Old Town Temecula Community Theater.*
  • Hail purists! “Moments Preserved” before digital @ Temecula Valley History Museum.
  • The Miracle Worker; every-seat-is-a-great-seat Old Town Temecula Community Theater.*

    * Reservations required or recommended.

For A Romantic Get-Away

Temecula Fest Number 1
  • Embrace extended weekends! Ideas: Martin Luther King Jr., Valentine’s, and Presidents’ Weekends.*
  • Indulge! Pechanga Resort & Casino: get lucky; dine; entertainment/nightlife; golf Journey; spa!*
  • Stroll! Old Town Temecula; 60+ shops/boutiques; live music at The MERC; upscale/casual cafés.*
  • Amazing! Fairy shrimp/vernal pools, Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve. Fog/pools, photo opp!
  • BE HERE for Valentine’s Day! Marry: Old Town Chapel; Pechanga Resort & Casino; Temecula Valley Wine Country; Stonehouse, Temecula Creek Inn.*
  • * Reservations required or recommended.

For The Ladies (Friends, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters)

Temecula Fest Number 1
  • With 1—11 friends! Hot air balloon, Temecula Valley Wine Country (daily including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day).*
  • Shop! Old Town Temecula; 60+ shops; fashions/accessories; bath/body/beauty; French table linens. Dine! 19 terrific restaurants/cafés.
  • Old Town Latte or Mocha then… Protea flowers; Saturday AMs Old Town Farmers Markets.
  • Skip Vegas! Pechanga Resort & Casino: OC Register People’s Choice BEST casino! Poker; dine; spa!*
  • More Wine Country! 30+ tasting rooms; 15 gift shops; restaurants/bistros; craft fairs.
  • * Reservations required or recommended.

***PLEASE NOTE: Information is believed to be accurate but is subject to change. Please call ahead for the latest details.


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