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Annual Outdoor Tree Lighting Ceremony Celebrated on November 26

TEMECULA, Calif. – South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, located in the heart of Temecula wine country, sets the gold standard of excellence, producing thousands of award-winning wines since its inception in 2003. A winter holiday destination for locals and guests from far and near, the resort will offer a bountiful Thanksgiving buffet served in the wood-beamed, cozy and elegant The Vineyard Rose Restaurant, where wine lovers can enjoy the winery’s distinguished collection. Then, on Sunday, November 26, the resort throws its annual spectacular, ticketed Tree Lighting Ceremony – complete with refreshments, holiday beverages, exciting family-focused activities and a jolly visit from St. Nick.

Bountiful Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at The Vineyard Rose Restaurant

Thursday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Vineyard Rose Restaurant’s Thanksgiving brunch buffet starts with guests visiting the Apps Table for Assorted Artisan Cheese & Charcuterie with seasonal compotes and relishes, Veggie Display of asparagus, grilled baby carrots, baby squash, broccolini, cucumber, roasted potatoes, hummus and ranch or blue cheese dressing, as well as breakfast breads, assorted muffins and cinnamon rolls. The Seafood Display features shrimp, mussels, clams and sauces, ahi poke pups with goma wakame (seaweed salad) and pickled ginger. There is also Smoked Fish including Indian Candy Salmon, Smoked Scallops and Smoked SalmonSalads are Caesar Salad and Spinach Salad with dried cherries, hazelnut, gorgonzola and muscat vinaigrette. The Mains Table offerings are Cinnamon Raisin Pancakes, Corned Beef Hash and Rotisserie Chicken with roasted mirepoix and chicken jus. Traditional sides include Mashed Potatoes, Sage and Pancetta Stuffing and Green Beans Almondine. The Carving Station satisfies hearty eaters with Pork Loin with whole grain mustard jus, Traditional Turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce and Prime Rib au jus with creamy horseradish sauce. There’s an Omelet Station with an array of filling choices such as diced ham, bacon, jalapenos, spinach, mushrooms, cheese and more. For the yummy ending to a delicious Thanksgiving feast, Chef Choice Desserts will definitely please all family and friends.

$79 all guests 12 and over; $39 for guests five to 11. Reservations are required at OpenTable or by calling (951) 719-8356. The Vineyard Rose Restaurant will serve a Turkey Dinner Special and its regular dinner menu from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Courtyard at South Coast Winery

Sunday, November 26, from 5 to 8 p.m.

This annual South Coast Winery Resort & Spa event is a favorite of locals and of guests who are enjoying a stay at the resort for the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s a time for seasonal fun, foods and activities for the whole family, as well as the opportunity to have photos taken with Santa Claus. The outdoor Tree Lighting Festival is highlighted by wonderful, seasonally inspired fare, assorted Christmas cookies and a hot chocolate and dessert bar. There are tractor rides, horse and carriage rides, face painting, a petting zoo, arts and crafts and plenty of photo ops. The thrilling tree lighting begins at 6 p.m. Beer, wine and Christmas cocktails will be available for purchase. Every year, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa gives back to the community and is proud to be an official Toys for Tots drop-off location. Guests are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate to less fortunate kids.

Tickets are $40 for guests 13 and older; $20 for children ages four to 12; complimentary for ages three and under. Pricing is inclusive of taxes and gratuities. Tickets are required for this event and may be purchased at

Where:           South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
                        34843 Rancho California Road
                        Temecula, California 92591
                        (951) 587-9463

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