Peltzer gets holiday season started with two days of tree lightings

Peltzer Winery lights up its Christmas tree twice during the annual kick-off to Christmas at the Farm Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Valley News/Jeff Pack photo

Thousands of people donned sweaters and beanies and headed out for some holiday magic on the farm at Peltzer Winery for two tree lighting celebrations Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

Christmas at the Farm featured Makers Market, Food Truck Alley, craft beer, Peltzer wine and photos with Santa Claus and live music on both days.

Visitors waited in long lines to take a few spins on the ice rink and sipped hot chocolate, wine or beer while watching movies on an inflatable screen located near the rink.

When the tree lighting time came, most everyone gathered near the Peltzer Christmas tree, sang carols and ultimately watched the tree light up to cheers.

“It’s an annual tradition that we look forward to,” Carrie Peltzer said. “It’s a magical event that we share proceeds with Our Nicholas Foundation who are near and dear to our hearts.”

The Peltzer ice rink will be open throughout the month of December.

Peltzer Farm and Winery is located at 40275 Calle Contento, in Temecula. Visit for more information.

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