Here’s a list of all sorts of events & activities for the whole family. Enjoy!
San Elijo Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony – San Marcos 12/2 from 6:30-8:30
San Elijo Town Center. Take Holiday photos with the tree and Santa, sip some hot chocolate, nibble on cookies, and see the Elf Variety Show!
Vista Winterfest Celebration – Vista Downtown Main Street 12/2 from 5-8pm & Parade on 12/4 1pm.
Main Street trees from South Santa Fe Avenue to Vista Village Drive will be filled with lights at the direction of Mayor Morris Vance. Take pictures with Santa & sing Christmas Carols. On Saturday, the City of Vista invite the public to attend this annual holiday event. The parade will include floats, vehicles, horses, bands, Santa Claus and an antique airplane fly over!
Holiday Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland at California Center for the Arts – Escondido 12/3 4-8pm
Everything from a 20-ton snow play area, strolling costumed carolers, holiday craft activities, a spectacular concert by the Marine Band San Diego, a traditional tree-lighting ceremony, and visits with Santa.
Encinitas Holiday Parade – Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas 12/3 at 5pm
Festivities will kick off with the Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa in the “Lumberyard” on Coast Highway 101 at 5pm. The Parade will begin down the route at 5:30pm from D St. on the Coast Highway all the way down to J St. The Holiday Parade “elves” will be hard at work this fall organizing the parade and selecting this year’s theme.
Santa’s Magical Village – San Marcos Civic Center 12/3 from 3pm-8pm & 12/4 9am-4pm
Stroll through the “streets” where children can create ornaments, decorate cookies, and make holiday decorations while parents shop at arts and crafts booths! Have your picture taken with Santa and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! Gourmet Food Trucks on Sat 12/3
Carnivale on Cedros – Solana Beach 12/3 from 3-8pm
Stroll the Avenue while experiencing the magic of The Dragon Knight Stilt Walkers. These performers bring life to fairies, dragons and elves through puppeteers all while balancing on stilts. A favorite of all ages! Spend some time watching The Steam Powered Giraffes: An act that combines steam punk and futurism with mime and music to create a truly unforgettable experience.
Kringle Mingle 2011 – Cardiff 12/4 from 2-6pm
The celebration will feature a variety of engaging musical performances throughout the evening. More than 20 local artisans will showcase their specialty crafts at a gift fair for holiday shoppers. There will be treats & a free children’s crafting table.
Old-Fashioned Holiday Wonderland – Del Mar 12/4 from 2-5pm
The event features horse-drawn carriage rides, local restaurant tastings, a choir, band and dance performances, and a cake walk. Children’s attractions include a snow play area, a holiday crafts and fun zone, face painting, and a special visit from Santa. At 5pm, the annual tree-lighting ceremony takes place at the L’Auberge Del Mar Resort amphitheater.
Hometown Christmas and Craft Fair – Fallbrook 12/4 from 10am-4pm.
Crafty artisans like local jewelry designer V|H Veronika Howard will be displaying and selling their hand-made items and tasty goodies right here at Myrtle Creek Nursery. Get that unique gift for your loved one. No charge for admission. Event is being held at Myrtle Creek Nursery 2940 Reche Road Fallbook 92028