Laguna’s Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival

aerial photo of the sawdust winter fantasy festival in laguna

There’s a wonderful sight every winter in Laguna Beach, California and it’s the Sawdust Art Festival’s Winter Fantasy. Visitors have the opportunity to explore and enjoy homemade goods, live entertainment, photos with Santa, winter-themed art classes, glassblowing, puppet shows, fake snow, carolers, and plenty more. What’s more, you can enjoy any of the 7 outdoor cafes and restaurants within the festival. If you or your family are looking for something festive to do this winter, look no further than Sawdust’s 29th annual Winter Fantasy.


About Sawdust

The Sawdust Art Festival is a nonprofit organization committed to educating the public and promoting local arts and crafts in Laguna Beach. The two main events each year are the Sawdust Art Festival Summer Festival from June to August and of course the Winter Fantasy Festival from November to December. Additionally, Sawdust also runs a long list of year-round art programs onsite called Sawdust Art Classes and they feature a wide range of art and studio workshops taught by working Sawdust artists.

When is the Winter Fantasy Festival? 

The Winter Fantasy Festival runs on weekends from November 23 up until December 22nd. Every day of the festival runs from 10am to 7pm.


Where is the Winter Fantasy Festival? 

  • Sawdust Art Festival Grounds: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Click here for a map and detailed directions


How much does it cost to attend?


  • Adults: $8.00
  • Kids (6-12): $4.00
  • Seniors: $6.00
  • Military: Free entry plus 3 family members 


  • Children 5 and under: Free


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to purchase tickets prior to arriving or can I buy them at the door? 

Tickets may be purchased online here for a digital emailed copy, or they can be bought in person at the Sawdust box office upon arrival. For further information, call 949.494.3030. 


Where and when can I pick up pottery made in the ceramic center during the festival? 

Pottery will not be available for pick-up, but greenware is free to take home with you.


Do you offer discounted rates for large groups? 

The festival offers a group rate of $6 for adults when in groups of 15 or more. In order to book a large group, you’ll need to call 949.494.3030.


Where do you park for the Winter Fantasy Festival 

Metered parking spots are located in front of the festival on the canyon and alongside Laguna Canyon Road. All meters in Laguna beach take credit/debit cards, so you won’t have to come prepared with quarters. There is also additional parking further down the road where you can take the free trolley up to the festival. 


Are Pets allowed on the festival grounds? 

The Sawdust Festival, unfortunately, does not allow pets inside their events. Only service animals will be allowed in and no exceptions will be made. 


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