Saturday, Nov 30 And Sunday Dec 1, 2002
~ from 10:00am to after sunset ~

Thanks to all who visited and everyone who helped make our 2001 Rancho Christmas such an enjoyable celebration! Come join us Saturday, November 30 and Sunday Dec 1, 2002 for the annual Christmas festival at Rancho Guajome Adobe. Enjoy an Old World Christmas blended with the charm of Old California.

Rancho Guajome was a focal point of social life in San Diego in the late 1800s, and their parties drew people from all over Southern California. We want to rekindle the spirit of this magnificent rancho and re-establish its role as a centerpiece in the culture of Southern California.

Experience the thrill of California's gold rush ~ for $5.00 ($4 each for 2 or more in family or group) learn to pan for real gold and take home a little bit of California's history.

Rancho Guajome Christmas 2002

Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas this Nov 30 and Dec 1, 2002 at Rancho Guajome Adobe in Vista. Built in 1852; this spacious adobe will be decorated to replicate an 1800's Christmas, with period craft vendors mixed in to help with anyone's gift list.

Children's activities include candlemaking, panning for real gold, tractor wagon rides, candy apple making, and much more. The resident blacksmith will also be on hand making "reindeer shoes" children can take home!

The event culminates at sundown with the lighting of the luminary in the private inner courtyard. Sip hot cider and enjoy Christmas caroling until nightfall.
  • Tours of the Rancho
  • Holiday Decor
  • Music
  • Food & Drinks
  • Hay Rides
  • Candy Apple Making
  • Candle Making
  • Pan For Real Gold (and keep the gold ~ $5 each person or $4 each for 2 or more in a group)
  • Vintage Craft Demonstrations
  • Black Smithing Demonstrations
  • At Sunset ~ Lighting Sundown Luminaries, Traditional Holiday Music, Free Hot Cider

Hours: 10:00AM to after sunset (with most activities underway by noon)

Donation: $5 adults (13 and over), $3 children (5 ~ 12)

Rancho de Guajome Adobe

photo - Rancho de Guajome AdobeRancho Guajome hacienda depicts a unique example of Anglo-Hispanic architecture built on an original Mexican land grant. Distinguished as a National Historic Landmark for its contribution to our nation's history, the rambling twenty-room adobe ranch house, built with huge profits from the cattle boom of the 1850's, bustled in its heyday with extravagant fiestas, lively rodeos, and constant visitors. Noted author Helen Hunt Jackson stayed at Guajome while she gathered material for her famous novel Ramona. Guajome County Park also offers a rich riparian area, marshes, spring-fed lakes, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and camping.

Address 2210 N. Santa Fe Ave
Oceanside, CA 92056


I-5 to Hwy. 76 East, past Mission San Luis Rey 2.4 miles. Turn right on North Santa Fe, proceed 2 miles to Guajome Adobe Ranch House.

Phone (760) 724-4082 ~ Information

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