Celebrate the holidays in North County San Diego! Enjoy the theater, live music, art and great food!
Join North Coast Repertory Theatre for holiday performances of three delightful shows: “Dickens Unscripted” (Dec. 8-10); “From Berlin to Brooks: Celebrating Broadway!” (Dec. 16-17); and “Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of The Magi’s Gold” (Dec. 20-24). Tickets
Eat Like A Local
With Carlsbad Food Tours!
Stroll about enjoying bites, sips and a fascinating look at Carlsbad’s culinary scene with Carlsbad Food Tours. A comfortably paced walking excursion features eight tastings at various restaurants and shops in Carlsbad Village, paired with commentary on the history and architecture of this charming seaside city. Tours are offered seasonally (May 20-Dec. 31 in 2017) and run from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. every day of the week except for Wednesday. Call (760) 990-0690 or visit Carlsbad Food Tours online
Live Concerts at Museum of Making Music!
Enjoy the roster of entertaining artists coming to the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad in December! Pictured above is internationally renowned pipa virtuoso, Wu Man, who will be joined on mandolin by multi-instrumentalist and Emmy Award-winning composer William Bradbury for the Museum of Making Music’s Global Strings Concert Series at 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets The museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays year-round. For $1 off regular admission, Click here: Museum of Making Music Coupon
Visit the Oceanside Museum of Art During the Holidays!
Explore the elegant Oceanside Museum of Art, a premier regional art museum and a leader of arts and culture in San Diego. In addition to several highly praised contemporary art exhibitions per year, museum programming includes classes, lectures, docent tours, parties, concerts, films, culinary events, and chartered travel to other cultural art venues and destinations. The venue is located in the historic Gill Building in the heart of downtown Oceanside and the perfect indoor day for holiday visitors and children off from school. Call (760) 435-3720 or visit OMA online.
Oceanside Tree Lighting and Holiday Gift Market
The City of Oceanside and MainStreet Oceanside will host the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. at the Regal Cinema Plaza, 401 Mission Ave in Oceanside, After the tree lighting ceremony, be sure to head over to the Holiday Gift Market for all your holiday gift needs, plus music, and a children’s activity area! Why go to the mall, when the Market has it all! The Holiday Gift Market will be open Thursdays in December from 5-9 p.m. Come enjoy an evening with family and friends in Downtown Oceanside. Mainstreet Oceanside Holiday Gift Market
Celebrate the Holidays at The Shoppes at Carlsbad
Shop for unique gifts, meet Santa and enjoy holiday concerts and other festive events at The Shoppes at Carlsbad, the shopping, dining, and entertainment destination serving the greater North County San Diego area.
• Pose for Photos With Santa through Dec. 24. Santa Photo Schedule
• Enjoy Holiday Concerts in December. Concert Schedule
• Enjoy Art at The Shoppes! Watch local artists bring their canvases to life through paint from noon-6 p.m. Dec. 9. Details
The Shoppes at Carlsbad are open daily. View mall directory and hours h
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Commercial service from Carlsbad to Las Vegas has taken off! Cal Jet by Elite Airways offers direct service with two flights daily between McClellan-Palomar Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Flights out of Carlsbad depart at 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., and return flights from Las Vegas leave at 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. The service gives North County residents a convenient alternative to San Diego International Airport – saving more than one hour of commute time. McClellan Palomar Airport features a restaurant, car rental services and $5 overnight parking. Learn more here
Holiday Tree Lighting at Village Faire in Carlsbad!
This traditional event, set for 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, begins with the arrival of Santa after which family and friends can take in a delightful holiday program, concluding with the mayor lighting the Holiday Tree. Enjoy free coffee, hot cider a and tasty cookies during the event, which is sponsored by The Rotary of Carlsbad and numerous others local businesses. Other holiday events include Selfies With Santa in the courtyard from noon-2 p.m. followed by Carlsbad Village Night of Lights from 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 2; ‘Tis the Season’ Holiday Open House from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9, which includes shopping discounts and live holiday music; and “Pets on Parade” from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Shop for apparel and gifts at colorful boutiques at the complex and cap off the afternoon with pasta, pizza and more at Gregorio’s Italian Restaurant. Village Faire Restaurants & Shop.
Enjoy Holiday Sweet Treats at San Luis Rey Bakery
Celebrate the season at San Luis Rey Bakery & Restaurant, where life is always sweet. The family-owned business offers its cookie platters/baskets, Christmas stollen bread and other sweet treats for your holiday gatherings! The family-owned Oceanside restaurant also wants everyone to enjoy their delicious authentic Mexican food and offers Catering Services, focusing on providing the highest quality customer service and food. Catering Services are available to any size party. Open daily. San Luis Rey Bakery & Restaurant