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

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Colorful WinterFest ambiance, festive holiday glow, and great cheer beckon in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, November 26 through January 2.

TEMECULA VALLEY Southern California Wine Country: November 17, 2010 – Colorful WinterFest ambiance, festive holiday glow, and great cheer beckon in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, November 26 through January 2. “VisitTemecula.org is happy to share 25 of the greatest ways to celebrate the season,” explains Kimberly Adams, Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. “These 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 – make it easy to experience so much of WinterFest in just a few days!” The casual, picturesque valley is centrally located about an hour southeast of Orange County and southwest of Palm Desert; and one and a half hours southeast of Los Angeles.

For Food & Wine Lovers
1. Old Town Temecula 10 specialty food shops (white truffle olive oil, wild game jerky) and Saturday Farmers Markets (dragon fruit, fingered citron).
2. Temecula Valley Wine Country, 30+ wineries: wines for family celebrations, entertaining, gift-giving.
3. Dine @ Pechanga Resort & Casino: greatest steaks, Italian, seafood, Pan-Asian, pub, clubhouse; plus Caffé Cocoa’s handmade truffles.*
4. Old Town’s 8 wine establishments (port-style Bacio, Tribordo) and 19 unique, restaurants, cafés.*
5. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day: extraordinary menus; Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula Creek Inn, Old Town Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country.*
*Reservations required or recommended.

In The Great Outdoors
1. Greatest golf (courses recently over-seeded): Journey at Pechanga, Temecula Creek Inn (daily including 12/24-25, 31; 1/1).*
2. Old Town Temecula Holiday Ice Skating: go for a spin (daily including 12/24-25, 31; 1/1). After: gingerbread lattes, peppermint mochas.*
3. Join friends, family: Temecula Valley Wine Country hot air balloon ride; lifetime memory. Available daily including 12/24-25, 31; 1/1.*
4. Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve: spectacular @ 2000 feet; trails for hiking, dogs on leash.
5. MUST do: walk Old Town Temecula after-dark; 10s of 1000s twinkling holiday lights. Photographer’s dream!
*Reservations required or recommended.

For Authentic and Cultural Experiences
1. Be enthralled: Christmas Carol, Old Town Temecula Community Theater; toast kindness, goodwill w/ peppermint martinis.*
2. Don skates, glide: Holiday Ice Skating Rink, Old Town Temecula (daily including 12/24-25, 31; 1/1).*
3. Old Town Temecula Farmers Markets, Saturday AMs: sweetest navel oranges, tangerines; more.
4. Catch dazzling Nutcracker ballet, Old Town Temecula Community Theater. After: dine in Old Town.*
5. BE HERE for New Year’s Eve! Pechanga Resort & Casino’s 7 mega-parties; The Great Temecula Grape Drop: both East Coast, West Coast countdowns.
*Reservations required or recommended.

For A Romantic Get-Away
1. Romantic holiday excitement, Pechanga Resort & Casino: slots, table games; luxurious spa; delicious dining; live headliner entertainment; buzz-worthy clubs; lucky you!*
2. Glide together: Holiday Ice Skating, Old Town Temecula (daily including 12/24-25, 31; 1/1); romantic dinner after.*
3. Romance of nature: Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve; picnic, listen for wintering songbirds.
4. Romantic dinner and cruise, Temecula Valley Wine Country: vine dining; magical, holiday lights.*
5. Wine Country spa experience: ‘Time to Breathe’ couples massage; happy, relaxed, holiday sigh.*
*Reservations required or recommended.

For The Ladies (Friends, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters)
1. Old Town Temecula’s 60+, fascinating shops; pomegranate margaritas, carne asada.
2. Winery to winery (30+; 15 with gift shops), Temecula Valley Wine Country; plus do holiday lunch.
3. Pechanga Resort & Casino: exciting, 24/7 slots, table games; dining; entertainment; lucky ladies!*
4. Escape at Journey, then spa: wonderful golf along Pechanga Creek; hot stone massage, quiet serenity bath.*
5. Holiday Ice Skating, Old Town Temecula. After: raspberry kiss coffee with Godiva chocolate.*
*Reservations required or recommended.

To learn more about Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country please go to http://www.VisitTemecula.org or call 888/363-2852.

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

Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau:
VisitTemecula.org is the official website of the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, a 501(c)6 non-profit organization that is the region’s official resource for visitors, and that stimulates tourism and economic development by promoting Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country.

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