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Holiday Event Guide: Encinitas & Nearby 2018

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – Ho-ho-ho! Holiday time is here! Make the most of it, and enjoy community events that abound throughout the San Diego region.

Peruse our annual event guide — a round-up of the region’s top festivities.

And Happy Holidays, from Patch!

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ALPINE:

DEC. 1: Lions Tigers & Bears Christmas Festival Fundraiser. An uplifting event viewing rescued lions, tigers and bears & more animals now at a sanctuary and enjoying the holidays.

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DEC. 2: Chanukah Celebration 2018: East County Chabad. At Crown Hills.

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CARLSBAD:

DEC. 1: 2nd Annual “Crafter’s Showcase.” Unique & handcrafted items.

DEC. 1: Holiday At The Rancho 2018: Leo Carrillo Ranch. Tree lighting, Santa & The Muppet Christmas Carol .

DEC. 2: Holiday Concert For Meals On Wheels San Diego Co. With the award-winning Coastal Communities Concert Band.

DEC. 2: Harpist Leah Panos – Free Holiday Concert. Repertoire ranges from Beethoven to The Beatles.

DEC. 2: Carlsbad Village Tree Lighting Ceremony. Free photos & visits with Santa.

DEC. 2, 8-9, 15-16, 20-23: Teddy Bear Tea 2018: Vivace, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Guests asked to bring teddy bear to donate to Rady’s

DEC. 6: Mariachi Divas Trio – Free Holiday Concert. Celebrated group of musicians.

DEC. 6-8: 2018 Lancer Dancer Showcase. Carlsbad High’s annual holiday showcase.

DEC. 6, 13, 20: Family Friendly Christmas Nights. Free family fun.

DEC. 9: Pet Photos With Santa 2018: Outlets. Dogs love Santa, too!

DEC. 9: Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi – Free Holiday Concert. “A fusion of traditional klezmer, new Jewish music, Gypsy, khasadic, world beat and Balkan music.”

DEC. 31: The Westin Carlsbad’s 2018 New Year’s Eve Bash. With 1920s theme.

Through DEC. 31: Holidays At LEGOLAND . Open daily with giant LEGO Christmas Tree & other festivities.

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CARMEL VALLEY:

DEC. 1: Christmas Tree Lighting 2018: Piazza Carmel. Free photos with Santa.

DEC. 5: Hanukkah 2018: Del Mar Highlands Town Centre. A lighting of the fourth night candles.
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CORONADO:

Through JAN. 1: ‘Skating By Sea’ Outdoor Ice Rink 2018-19: Hotel Del Coronado. A spectacular beachfront ice rink with stunner views of the Pacific.

DEC. 2, 9, 16, 23: Brunch With Santa 2018: Hotel Del Coronado. Tickets on sale for event that the kids will love!

DEC. 5: Chanukah On Ice & Menorah Lighting 2018: Hotel Del Coronado. Nightly menorah lightings also planned in lobby.

DEC. 7: Annual Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting. A Coronado tradition.

DEC. 7: Snow Mountain & Santa Arrival 2018: Ferry Landing. Santa, crafts, games & snow!

DEC. 15: Skating by the Sea, Skate with Tara Lipinksi. Hotel Del Coronado. Tickets on sale.

DEC. 15 & 22: Holiday Movies On The Beach 2018: Hotel Del Coronado.Bundle up for fun family night.
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DEL MAR:

DEC. 2: Santa By Sea & Christmas Tree Lighting 2018: L’Auberge Del Mar. Free to public.

DEC. 4: Hanukkah Menorah Lighting 2018: Flower Hill Promenade. With snow, latkes, donuts & cocoa!

DEC. 8: Countryfest Christmas 2018: Fairgrounds. Starring: Lee Brice, Granger Smith, Walker Hayes & Jimmie Allen.

DEC. 15: Breakfast With Santa 2018: San Dieguito Co. Park. Breakfast & entertainment.

DEC. 22: Breakfast & Story With Bergie The Elf 2018: L’Auberge Del Mar. Storytime is free to all, but book your reservations for the breakfast.

DEC. 24: Holiday Concert with Peter Sprague 2018: L’Auberge Del Mar. A Christmas Eve tradition, and free to the public.
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ENCINITAS:

DEC. 1: San Dieguito Art Guild – 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar. Find one-of-a-kind gifts.

DEC. 1: 2018 Encinitas Holiday Parade. A community tradition in its 61st year!

DEC. 1-30: Holiday ‘Garden Of Lights’ 2018: SD Botanic Garden. Snow, Santa, wagon rides, marshmallow roasting & 125,000 sparkling lights.
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ESCONDIDO:

DEC. 1: Winter Wonderland Festival. North Pole comes to Escondido, with real reindeer, too!

DEC. 6-9, 13-16: ‘Mark Twain’s Christmas Carol’: North County Players. The beloved tale you already know, but different.

DEC. 7-8: 29th Annual Carols by Candlelight Benefit Concert. Proceeds from country show benefit Rady Children’s Hospital.

DEC. 15-16: Winter Wonderland, Snow & Santa 2018: Welk Resorts. Expected to be a sell-out, so get your tickets!

DEC. 16: A Totally POP Christmas. At the Ice-Plex.

Through DEC. 16: Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)“A madcap romp through the holiday season!”

DEC. 17: Winter Wonderland on Ice! Holiday music & decorations on ice!

DEC. 22-23: West Coast Ballet’s Nutcracker. A staple of the season.
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FALLBROOK:

DEC. 15: Fallbrook Airpark’s Annual Toys for Tots Collection Drive. Help children in need, and see U.S. Marines in dress blues, airplanes, classic cars and more.
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IMPERIAL BEACH:

NOV. 30: ‘Christmas Comes To IB’ Tree Lighting. Planned at the Farmers Market.

DEC. 8: Annual Holiday Bazaar In IB. Accompanying Toy Drive benefits Burn Institute.

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LA JOLLA:

DEC. 1-31: Seas ‘n’ Greetings Holiday Celebration at Birch Aquarium. We love Scuba Santa!

DEC. 2: Holiday Storytime Breakfast 2018: Estancia La Jolla. Hosted by La Jolla Library, then guests transported to parade.

DEC. 2: Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival. A La Jolla tradition!

DEC. 4-30: The Year to Come. A funny, touching New Year’s Eve on stage with La Jolla Playhouse.
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LA MESA:

DEC. 7-8: Holiday In The Village: Snow, firepits, reindeer games and more …

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LEMON GROVE:

DEC. 7: Annual Holiday Community Bonfire. Fun, food and fire kicks off holiday season!
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OCEANSIDE:

DEC. 5: Glow-In-The-Dark Hanukkah Menorah Lighting. A glowing affair, to be sure!

DEC. 6: Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa On Firetruck. Milk & cookies, crafts & more!

DEC. 7-8: Annual Christmas Concert 2018: Mission San Luis Rey. “Enjoy your favorite Christmas carols in the beautiful historic church.

DEC. 7: Annual Tree Lighting, Toy Drive & Art Walk. Hosted by Springfield Suites.

DEC. 8: Harbor Holiday Parade Of Lights. Don’t miss this! It’s beautiful.

DEC. 9: Holiday Home Tour & Library Fundraiser. Tour homes dressed up for the holidays.

DEC. 14-16, 21-23: ‘A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play’ 2018: Brooks Theatre. Entertaining twist on the Dickens classic for the whole family.
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PACIFIC BEACH:

DEC. 15: Pacific Beach Holiday ParadeA community tradition on Garnet Avenue.
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POWAY:

DEC. 2: Home Depot Menorah Workshop. RSVP to save your spot!

DEC. 8: Christmas In The Park – Tree-Lighting & Santa. Festive evening with hay rides, train rides, caroling, crafts & more.

DEC. 15-16: The Nutcracker by Southern California Ballet. Award-winning dancers bring holiday magic.

JAN. 11-12: Winter Festival – Snow & Ice Skating. Bundle up & build a snowman!
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RAMONA:

DEC. 1: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting 2018: Main St.. A town tradition with Sleigh rides, caroling & Santa!

DEC. 8: Ramona Airport’s Annual Toys for Tots Collection Drive. Help children in need and see U.S. Marines in dress blues, seven-ton military trucks, airplanes, classic cars and more!
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RANCHO BERNARDO:

DEC. 15: Hot Cocoa With Santa & Snow In Park Day. With food trucks, bounce house and sledding.

DEC. 17-22: Breakfast With Santa 2018: Bernardo Winery. The little ones will love it!

DEC. 17-22: Holiday Nights 2018: Bernardo Winery. Fun evening with artisans, carolers, carriage rides, mulled wine & more.
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RANCHO SANTA FE:

NOV. 30: Olde-Fashioned Christmas & Santa 2018: Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Tree-lighting, bounce house, plus tasty soup benefit.

NOV. 30-DEC. 2: A Charlie Brown Christmas 2018: Village Church. Sing-along, crafts and refreshments, too.
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SAN DIEGO:

Through JAN. 5: Holiday by the Bay at Hilton San Diego Bayfront. An ice and snow adventure park!

DEC. 1-2, 8-9, 15-23: Holiday ‘Teddy Bear Tea’ 2018: Westgate Hotel. A magical, holiday tradition.

DEC. 3: Liberty Station’s Hanukkah & Menorah Lighting. Live entertainment, plus skating at Rady Children’s Ice Rink.

DEC. 7: Drink, Play, Create: A Holiday Party. At New Children’s Museum.

DEC. 7-8: Balboa Park December Nights. Free museum admission and much more!

DEC. 8: Free Winter Wonderland 2018: Princess Del Cerro Park. Santa, reindeer, craft & more!

DEC. 9 & 16: San Diego Bay Holiday Parade of Lights. A beloved tradition in its 47th year.

DEC. 13: Zoo’s Wild Night Out & Jungle Bells Preview. For ages 21 and up.

DEC. 14- JAN. 6: Zoo’s Holiday ‘Jungle Bells’ Festivities. “Animal experiences, costumed characters, lighted displays and live entertainment—including zany Dr. Zoolittle and jolly elf himself—Santa.”

DEC. 15: Wake Up Santa 2018: Clairemont Town Square. Free fun for the little ones!

DEC. 16: Nutcracker Tea Party with Santa 2018: Liberty Station. With a narrated, interactive performance of The Nutcracker by San Diego Ballet.

Through DEC. 29: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 2018: Old Globe. A San Diego favorites in is 21st year.

Through DEC. 31: ‘Clint Black’s Looking For Christmas’ 2018: Old Globe. Based on country music legend’s holiday album, and sure to become a seasonal favorite!

JAN. 1-6: Three Kings Celebration 2019: SeaWorld. New to the park.

Through JAN. 5: Holiday By The Bay & Ice-Tube Slide 2018-19: Hilton San Diego. New this year: two-story 100 ft. ice tubing slide!

Through JAN. 6: Rady’s Holiday Ice Rink 2018-19: Liberty Station. an outdoor rink with a very worthy cause.

Through JAN. 6: SeaWorld Christmas Celebration. A bevvy of holiday fun.
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SAN MARCOS:

DEC. 1: Santa Breakfast, Village & Tree Lighting. Join Santa for breakfast, and stay all day!

Through DEC. 30: Christmas on Knob Hill. Santa Claus will be available on select nights.
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SANTEE:

DEC. 6: ‘Taste of Santee’ & Santee Santas Benefit. Consider a donation to the bike drive.

DEC. 9: Santa At The Lakes & Snow Hill. Crafts, pony rides & more planned.
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SOLANA BEACH:

NOV. 30, DEC. 1-2: The Snow Queen at North Coast Rep Theatre School. Your children will love this. Audience participation, too!

DEC. 18: For The Sender Holiday Show 2018: Belly Up Tavern. “Grammy-winning, platinum-selling artists presenting powerful songs and stories of love, loss, redemption and hope, all inspired by real-life letters.”
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VISTA:

DEC. 1: 2018 Candyland Christmas ParadeA free, festive event to kick off the holidays.

DEC. 2: Vista Community Clinic’s Holiday Home Tour. Exquisite homes plus the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe decked out for holidays.
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If we missed your organization’s or city’s event, email details and online links to susan.schena@patch.com
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TRAVELING OVER THE HOLIDAYS?

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