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COUNT DOWN TO THE HOLIDAYS IN CHARMING VISALIA, CALIFORNIA

From Sensory-Friendly Santa to the Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree
Visalia, California is the best destination for holiday spirit


Visalia, Calif. (Dec 5, 2022) Visitors are invited to celebrate the season in one of the best destinations for Holiday Spirit - Visalia, California. This charming destination is just 3 hours from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and San Francisco in Central California. Holiday lights adorn the tree-lined Main Street and garlands stretch across the seasonally named “Candy Cane Lane.” The countdown to Christmas continues all through the season with this fun and charming long weekend itinerary and events sure to make holiday memories that will last a lifetime.

A Holly-Jolly Itinerary

One of the best ways to celebrate the best of the season is by spending time with friends and family. Plan a long weekend getaway in this family-friendly destination and enjoy these top holiday events with your crew. 

Thursday, December 8

Friday, December 9

Saturday, December 10

Sunday, December 11


Sensory-Friendly Events

Many of Visalia’s hotels and tourism-based businesses have earned the designation as Certified Autism Centers. Individuals with autism or other sensory needs will enjoy these holiday events especially geared for their needs.


Along with all the holiday activities, there is more to explore. Take a self-guided walking tour of downtown to learn about Visalia’s history, take the kids to Imagine U Children’s Museum for interactive and creative play. 

Bird lovers will want to see the Sand Hill Cranes at the Pixley Wildlife Refuge who winter here as part of their migration each year or take part in the Annual Christmas Bird Count in Sequoia National Park. This annual event is hosted by Sequoia Parks Conservancy and welcomes all abilities.

View our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide on our website. This gift buying guide with our top-ten best buys will steer you to shops, products and experiences that represent the best of Visalia. More information about all these activities as well as how to book your stay, go to www.visitvisalia.com.  


Visalia is known for having the famous Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in its backyard, but natural charm, welcoming locals and abundance of experiences are why this Central California city is much more than a gateway to the great outdoors. This charming and vibrant city welcomes visitors for a nostalgic holiday experience creating memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to greeting travelers this winter. 



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ABOUT VISIT VISALIA:  

Visit Visalia is a collaboration of the Visalia Tourism and Marketing District and the Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCVB) dedicated to marketing, advertising, public relations and other promotional efforts that inspire travel to the City of Visalia. Visit Visalia works closely with local lodging properties, restaurants and attractions to foster interest in Visalia as a year-round destination for leisure, family, and meeting and convention travelers. For more information about Visit Visalia go to www.VisitVisalia.com and follow Visit Visalia on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and Pinterest. 



Media contact

Suzanne Bianco

Suzanne@visitvisalia.com
(559) 334-0141






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