Fletcher Cove lights up

It may not have the aerodynamics of a sleigh and reindeer, but Santa’s Sunday night escort into Solana Beach on a fire truck is pretty cool, too.

Santa landed around 5:20 p.m. Sunday, just in time for the annual Solana Beach holiday tree-lighting ceremony. The event included free cookies and cupcakes, live music and giveaways for youngsters. Of course, the children also had the opportunity to tell Santa what they want this holiday season.

“The night of the event is intended to just bring the community together,” said Chris Antonelli of the Parks and Recreation subcommittee. “Over the holidays, the days are shorter and you’re not seeing your neighbors as often, so it’s an opportunity to get everybody together for a free event and just to celebrate.”

This year, Santa also got some new perks, including a new platform and chair to sit on.

“Every year we try to add something new,” said Gerri Retman-Opper, chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission.

But one thing that has become a staple of this event is the city’s 18-foot-tall holiday tree. Sunday night it made its return to Fletcher Cove where the LED lights switched on, kicking off the holiday season in Solana Beach.

— Jonathan Horn

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