Christmas time at Solvang, a charming Danish-themed village in California’s Santa Ynez Valley. Solvang, which means “Sunny Field” in Danish, is a Danish Town located in Santa Ynez Valley. It is also known as the “Danish Capital of America” & “Little Denmark”. Solvang was founded by Danish-Americans in 1911 who moved from Midwest to California. It’s about 125 miles from Los Angeles and about 35 miles from Santa Barbara.