A cherished holiday tradition enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors. The holiday season kicks off with the Holiday Open House at 6pm. Merchants keep their doors open until 9pm serving seasonal refreshments. At approximately 6:30pm at the foot of First Street the public can view the lighting of the Christmas tree and enjoy Kris Kringle & The Mistletones. Attendees can enjoy open-air, horse-drawn carriage rides; cost is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children under 12. Wine and beer station at Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street. Holiday carolers dressed in period costume and other local musicians add to the festivities.