Old-Fashioned Holiday Cheer | Julian, California

The historic town of Julian is known for its quintessential small town charm. During the winter season, light snowfall fills the downtown district with undeniable holiday spirit. Visit the hillside community and experience it for yourself! Step back to a simpler time and appreciate the classic American architecture, local businesses, and genuine hospitality.


Tucker Peak Lodge

The Tucker Peak Lodge is a scenic and peaceful hideaway nestled among the Pine Hills Mountains. Relax, unwind, and immerse yourself in the beautiful sights and sounds of nature. The lodge provides comfortable rooms and expansive views of the surrounding countryside. Simply mention this coupon and receive 10% off each night stay!

CarriageCompany_644x270Main Street Carriage Company

Ride through downtown Julian on a horse-drawn surrey! There’s no better way to feel the holiday spirit than a carriage ride through the snow-covered streets. The Main Street Carriage Company takes you around the charming community and teaches you about the history of the town. Take a brief, 15-minute narrated tour or reserve a one-hour ride. They are also able to accommodate large parties and special events.Tea_644x270

Julian Tea & Cottage Arts

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Julian Tea & Cottage Arts. The 21st annual Victorian Christmas Teas will be served daily throughout the month of December. A special menu will include finger sandwiches, pastries, tea breads, and seasonal desserts. After you enjoy your tea, browse their selection of intricate china and tea sets available for purchase. The hospitable staff are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and making your visit as pleasant as possible!


Julian Station

Julian Station is a historic collection of buildings housed around an original 1943 apple packing facitlity and cider house. Browse the quaint shops, antiques, tasting rooms, and restaurants. The charming little district is a breath of fresh air from the big city bustle. With exciting lights and decorations and an occasional dusting of gentle white snow, Julian Station is your one stop shop for old-fashioned holiday cheer!


Julian Grille

Dine at the Julian Grille for classic American fare in a cozy neighborhood cottage. Mr. Robinson, the original owner, built the property for his wife in 1920. Through the years it became an artist’s home, an antique store, a deli, and finally The Julian Grille in 1989. Enjoy intimate dining and a welcoming atmosphere with lunch daily and dinner served from Tuesday to Sunday. Try all of their house favorites, served with rice and seasonal vegetables. We recommend the filet mignon. It’s flame broiled, stuffed with crab meat, and smothered with sautéed mushrooms and bordelaise sauce.