Celebrate the holidays at Cardiff Kringle Mingle

Cardiff 101 Main Street invites the public for a special community holiday celebration, its ninth annual Cardiff Kringle Mingle from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.

Centered in the north courtyard of the Cardiff Town Center, the event will feature musical performances by the Ada Harris Band and Bucket Ruckus throughout the afternoon, and the California Coast Credit Union DIY Craft Zone for the kids.

Local favorites will supply delicious baked goods and holiday treats, while a beautifully decorated tree and a professional photo-op with Santa by Ashley Strong Photography will help set the holiday mood.

New this year at the Kringle Mingle is a celebration of the Helen Woodward Animal Center and its 18th annual Blue Buffalo Home 4 The Holidays campaign, which is designed to raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption during the holiday season. The campaign partners with over 4,000 rescue groups in all 50 states and 26 countries, and last year placed its 12 millionth pet into a loving forever home.

Adopted pets and their new families are encouraged to attend on Dec. 4 as pet-themed holiday festivities will include gifts for adopted pets, a pet holiday photo-station with backdrops and costumes perfect for seasonal photos and cards, pet-themed make-n-take crafts and Helen Woodward Animal Center Pet Encounter Therapy animal-greeters to ease the wait in line to see Santa Clause.

All activities are free to the public and their fuzzy family members.

For more information about the Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays campaign, or to adopt an orphan pet this holiday season, go to home4theholidays.org.

For more details about Kringle Mingle, visit cardiff101.com/events.

— Submitted press release

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