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Holiday Tree Lighting in Carlsbad Village 🎄

This Sunday, December 3rd, is Carlsbad Village’s 38th annual Holiday Tree Lighting. As always, Tree Lighting is installed at the front entrance to the Carlsbad Village Faire shopping center located at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive. 

This annual celebration, always attended by a crowd of Carlsbad residents, is sponsored by the Carlsbad Rotary Club. 


Photo Opportunity with Santa in Carlsbad Village

The official Carlsbad Village Holiday Tree Lighting celebration begins with Santa arriving around 2:00 in an antique fire truck with his elf and Mrs. Claus. There will be candy cane handouts, visits, and free photos with Santa.


The Annual Tree Lighting Tradition

The annual tree lighting will be led by Carlsbad Mayor-Elect Keith Blackburn at 4:30, just as it’s getting dark. Kids will enjoy holiday crafts and storytelling courtesy of the Carlsbad Library’s Learning Center. The Carlsbad Rotary Club will also provide cookies, coffee, and hot cider. Here’s the tree from 2019.


Carlsbad Christmas Tree

Carlsbad Christmas Tree

This event begins at 2:00 and will end at 4:30 pm!

12:00–2:00 pm Holiday Music program in the Courtyard with Adrienne Nims

2:15–4:45 pm Holiday Activities

2:15 pm Santa Arrives

2:15-4:30 pm Holiday Entertainment

  • Renaissance Institute of Music Orchestra
  • Christmas Carol Sing-along & Magic Show
  • Carlsbad High School Jazz Band
  • Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers and XCalibur dance teams
  • Free cookies, coffee, and cider
  • Story-telling and crafts courtesy of the Carlsbad Library’s Learning Center

4:30 pm Mayor Keith Blackburn lights the Holiday Tree 

The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting is a fun way to usher in the holiday season in our Village. We hope to see you there!

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