Calico Ghost Town Shines Bright for the Holiday Season

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– On Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Calico Ghost Town will transform into a holiday festival with a photo op with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas caroling and the annual tree lighting that is sure to amuse the merriest of little spirits in this picturesque Old West mining town.

Festival goers can sing along or simply listen to your favorite holiday melodies. There will be a reading of the favorite “T’was the Night Before Christmas”, contests for the whole family, crafts for kids, gunfights performed by our very own Calico Mountain Volunteers and The High D Boys will perform on the Main Street Stage.

Avoid the lines and parking nightmares at shopping malls and browse the specialty arts & craft shops for that hard-to-buy-for relative, neighbor or friend. Some of the shops will be offering special discounts for holiday shopping.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 11 a.m. with a cheery “Ho! Ho! Ho!” for photos with the children and will light the Calico Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m. After the tree lighting, Lil’s Saloon will provide complimentary cookies and hot chocolate.

Calico will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Prices are $8 per adult, $5 children ages 4-11, and 3 years and under are FREE.

This year do something out of the ordinary. Come to an old Western town and share the experience of its beautiful decorations and the lighted tree high above the hills of Calico. The views are breathtaking!

Calico Ghost Town offers full and partial camping at the park. Reservations may be booked directly online at www.sbcountyparks.com. Cabins and bunkhouses are also available. Please call 800-86-CALICO to reserve.

Calico Ghost Town is located off I-15 at Ghost Town Road in Yermo, just 10 miles north of Barstow. Visit www.calicotown.comfor detailed information on Calico and upcoming events.

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