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Carlsbad, Things to do Fall & Winter 2016

There are so many things to do in Carlsbad to kick off you holiday shopping season at our shops, restaurants and services.  Bring the whole family and enjoy our holiday events and decorations.
Carlsbad Food Tours will be celebrating the holidays at all of our tours with a surprise stop at the Village Faire to enjoy some of the great holiday events.  Come and enjoy a taste of Carlsbad while listening to holiday music in the village.

Merry Christmas from Carlsbad Food Tours

Merry Christmas from Carlsbad Food Tours

Holiday Events at Village Faire: 300 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad
On the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive & Carlsbad Blvd
Nov 16, 11-3 pm
Girlfriends Care, Charity Fundraiser
“Carlsbad Cares & Shares”

Nov 18, 12-1 pm
Alejandra & Maritza Flamenco Concert

Nov 26, 12-1 pm
UCSD All Male a cappella

Dec 3, 11:30 am
Carlsbad Singers Company perform
Selfies with “Santa”, courtyard fountain area

Dec 4, 12-2 pm
32nd Annual Rotary Holiday Tree Lighting!
2-4 pm                Holiday activities
2:45 pm              Santa Arrives
3:15-4:30 pm     A delightful Holiday Program
4:30 pm               Mayor Hall lights the Holiday Tree

Dec 10, 11-3 pm
“Tis the Season” Holiday Open House” Music, shopping discounts, “goodies”, Selfies with “Santa” courtyard fountain area, 12-2 pm, Robert Parker on Piano

Dec 11, 10-1:30 pm
Pets on Parade
Vendors & Raffles 10 am to 1:30 pm
Group photos by Holiday Tree 12:30 pm
Pup Parade to follow at 12:45 pm

Dec 16, 12-1 pm
Holiday Program performed by Adrienne Nims in the courtyard

Dec 17,  12-2 pm
Selfies with “Santa”, courtyard fountain area
Music by Adrienne Nims
Violin Holiday Concert

Dec 18, 12-2 pm
“Sonny” Variety Music Act, vocal, keyboard, trumpet & sax

Dec 22 12-1 pm
Flamenco Concert
Alejandra & Maritza

Dec 23 & 24 3-5 pm
Holiday music in the courtyard

Carlsbad celebrates the holidays

Carlsbad celebrates the holidays

The Christmas House” is located at 7607 Romeria St Carlsbad, CA 92009. There are many wonderful exhibits to see such as, an animated window display, swimming penguins, multiple dancing Santa 15-ft hot air balloon, animals frolicking in the waterfall, three snow machines, and much much more.
This is a wonderful local house to visit at Christmas time. It’s local and it’s free. There are no crowds. Each time we have been it’s just us. The owners of the home welcome visitors. When they see you coming they turn on the snow machine and bring out candy-canes. There are tons of neat little exhibits to marvel at. The picture above does not do it justice. The whole family loves it especially the kids! There are many other larger and more extravagant Christmas light shows to look at in San Diego, but we consider this one to be one if the best. Maybe it gives off a bit of small town charm (in part due to its lack of crowds no doubt), in the otherwise bustling city of ours.


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Experience a magical photo-op with Santa himself. Santa will be here during our annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Carols.


Saturday, November 26 & Saturday, December 3, 2016

During our Christmas Tree Lighting and Carols, browse holiday treats, treasures, and La Costa favorites for the whole family. There will also be fun activities for children.


Saturday, November 26 – Friday, December 30, 2016

In celebration of the poinsettia plant, come experience California’s largest display of poinsettias in the Plaza and throughout the resort.


Children from local elementary schools present a showcase of holiday music on the festive Plaza. Donations to the Carlsbad Education Foundation are accepted.


November 25 – January 1, 2017

Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND with music, twinkling lights and nightly snow fall in Heartlake City. Enjoy live entertainment with LEGO Friends Live and a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and Reindeer make the perfect family photo.

Rancho Tree Lighting December 3, 2016, 5 to 8 p.m.
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
6200 Flying L.C. Lane
Carlsbad, CA
(760) 434-2843
Join a special community event, Holiday at the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park.   Holiday themed activities, face painting, crafts, holiday shopping, food and beverage sales offer an evening of entertainment food, and Santa Claus! Tree lighting ceremony with Santa and photos with Santa afterward.

Carlsbad, Things to do Fall & Winter 2016