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Celebrate the holidays in North County San Diego

Carlsbad Food Tours

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So, enjoy holly jolly fun throughout the Resort with our festive shows and décor. Let  your whole family will feel the holiday spirit when they see our 30-foot LEGO® Christmas tree trimmed with awesome LEGO ornaments as it sparkles each night with music and light.


If you gather up your family and friends and stroll through the all new Botanic Wonderland at the San Diego Botanic Garden you will sure to have a good time! Enjoy live entertainment, a spectacular poinsettia display, a holiday musical light show, a snow mound, kids’ crafts, face painting, mulled wine and beer, food trucks, a holiday market place and, of course, pictures with Santa
Guests can enjoy the dazzling Holiday of Lights at Del Mar, taking place Nov. 24 – Jan. 1, 2012 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  This is the largest animated drive-through light show on the U.S. West Coast with more than 400 brilliant holiday light displays.


Cape Rey Carlsbad is an idyllic retreat any time of the year. During the holidays, the Cape combines beach vibes with the cozy traditions we all know and love. Little ones can take part in the countdown to Christmas, complete with events that include cookie decorating, holiday films, hot cocoa, and custom ornament creation.
Jump into the fun with Mrs. Claus to get the full experience. You’ll be able to park your board on the sand and pretend you’re in a winter wonderland complete with Santa’s elves, the Polar Express, and the infamous Grinch who stole Christmas.
1 Ponto Road
Carlsbad, CA 92011


The Carlsbad Village is a focal point for this year’s festivities. , kickoff the holiday season by enjoying caroling and jazz performed by Carlsbad High School students. The Village will come alive with cheer, offering special deals from merchants, festive decor, and discounts at restaurants throughout. Be sure to get a head start on shopping while kicking off the holidays and keep an eye on continued events at the Village throughout the month. Photo ops with Santa and the Pet Parade on December 10th are just a few of the family friendly festivities available.
430 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008


Following the Night of Lights, take part in the Carlsbad Village’s famous Tree Lighting ceremony by joining in a community bike ride to the event. With two rides to choose from, families can bring little ones to participate in a 1.5 mile ride that connects with an antique fire engine and Santa parade or a longer 6 mile route that runs throughout the Village and allows riders the option to arrive at the tree lighting at their leisure.
Magee Park
258 Beech Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008


Another exciting way to begin the holiday season is at the Carlsbad Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. A festive tree lighting complete with a visit from the resort’s very own skydiving Santa (weather permitting) will ring in the holidays like no other. Sip hot chocolate and cider, listen to carolers and enjoy crafts and fun for the whole family.
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad CA 92008

Carlsbad Food Tours also offer private tour experiences for Christmas parties and or Corporate Team Building Events.  If you are want to have a party without all the fuss and mess, we can help.  Let, Carlsbad Food Tours do the work and you can have all the fun!  Learn more about our Private Tour Experience.  The Holidays are for celebrating right? Then let’s get this party started!

Schedule your tour today at Carlsbad Food Tours.

Let the village be your venue of choice this season!

Photos with Santa

  • Celebrate the Holidays at The Shoppes at Carlsbad

Post-worthy pics with Santa!

‘Tis the season! If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday season in Carlsbad, CA, look no further—we’re offering photos with Santa at The Shoppes at Carlsbad!

  • Live Concerts at Museum of Making Music
Enjoy the roster of entertaining artists coming to the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad

The museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays year-round

Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA
For added holiday shopping opportunities this weekend, drop by the Holiday Bazaar hosted by EVRBOTTLE. Shopping from local vendors provides support to the Carlsbad community and energizes the economy by adding incentive for local artisans to continue their crafts. It is a free event where you can enjoy live music, food trucks, and a variety of hand crafted gifts to purchase for loved ones this holiday season. So, from jewelry to apparel, you’ll be sure to check a few items off of your shopping list while supporting your community.
December 2nd: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
2860 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008

  • Written by Cherimarie Poulos founder/owner of  Carlsbad Food Tours.  Eat Like a Local!
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