Throughout the month of December, Del Mar will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, ringing in the season with a host of holiday events and festivities.
Saturday, Dec. 7, kicks off “Holidays in the Heart of Del Mar Village” with a full day of interactive events, including Winter Wonderland, the annual Tree Lighting ceremony, and an outdoor movie.
The West corner of Camino Del Mar, 15th Street, and the Del Mar Plaza will be the locations for the day’s festivities, including taking your own personal holiday pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, or dressing up with goofy props and ugly sweaters in the outdoor Holiday Photo Booth. Seasonal tunes will be performed by the Original Dickens Carolers, and real snow can be found at St. Peter’s Church. The Del Mar Village Restaurant’s Holiday Cookies competition will be accepting votes for the best cookie, while serving warm drinks. Local dance studios will perform on the Del Mar Plaza Ocean View Deck.
Children can also participate in the Passport to the North Pole, receiving points from participating retailers to redeem for special prizes. The celebration will come to a close with the Tree Lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. and an outdoor movie showing of the holiday comedy, “Elf”, at the L’Auberge Amphitheater at 5:15 p.m. Picnic baskets can also be ordered from local participating restaurants to accompany the movie night for an evening family-picnic.
“Holidays in the Heart of Del Mar Village” continues on Sunday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 21, with “Santa By the Sea”
at the L’Auberge Amphitheater, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. These two festive days are the perfect opportunities to take personal pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus while listening to the Original Dickens Carolers. For more information on the events of “Holidays in the Heart of Del Mar”, visit www.delmarmainstreet.com.