Santa visit, menorah lighting coming up at Del Mar Highlands Town Center

The Del Mar Highlands Town Center recently announced these holiday happenings:

Holiday Celebration with Santa, 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3:

Spectacular holiday laser light show, complete with falling snow and visits with Santa! Take your own photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sing along with Dickens Carolers, bring something to support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots, and enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies.

Representatives from 16 local schools will be on hand to accept a check for $1,000 each for the “Save the Arts program.” Some of these schools will also be doing performances throughout the center — dance, poetry readings, choirs, a “live” painting, violinists.

Menorah Lighting hosted by Congregation Beth Am, 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21:

Enjoy a special blessing by the rabbi, the temple choir and refreshments.

For information about the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, at Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real, visit