Get in the Holiday Spirit in North County

The holiday season is officially here! Between now and the end of the year there are so many inspiring events happening in North County San Diego. If your inner Scrooge needs a little cheering up, then any one of these events fits the bill. From concerts to markets, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorites.

Christmas Concert & Sing-A-Long

Is there anything better than a live concert to get you in the holiday spirit? Head to Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside on December 6 and 7 for their Christmas Concert & Sing-A-Long. Enjoy an evening of traditional holiday music performed by the San Luis Rey Chorale inside the beautiful historic church. After the concert on December 6, enjoy a dessert reception in the Sacred Garden. All proceeds benefit Old Mission San Luis Rey. For more information please call 760-757-3651.

Tree Lighting in San Marcos

On Saturday, December 7, from 1 – 7 pm, the city of San Marcos will host its annual Tree Lighting and vendor market. Get your photo taken with Santa from 1 – 4:30 pm and enjoy the tree lighting at 5:35 pm. There will be live entertainment in the courtyard, an array of vendors selling their wares, and free festive crafts and activities to enjoy. Stick around to enjoy the “snow” right after the tree lighting!

Holiday Homes Tour Pt. Loma

Get some serious inspiration for your holiday décor at the Holiday Homes Tour Pt. Loma in Vista. Happening on Saturday, December 7, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, this self-guided home tour in Point Loma will provide plenty of holiday cheer. Five homes bursting with holiday decorations will be open for tours. Be sure to stop by All Soul’s Episcopal Church parish hall for their holiday bazaar and food trucks.

Holiday at the Rancho

For classic holiday fun that’s appropriate for the whole family, head to Holiday at the Rancho at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park in Carlsbad. Happening on Saturday, December 7 from 5 – 8 pm, the park transforms into a classic holiday setting with lights and decorations. Santa will be on hand to find out what you want for Christmas this year, and the tree lighting will take place at 5:45 pm. Activities include decorating holiday cookies, creating crafts, live entertainment, and a classic holiday film showing at 6 pm. For more information, please call 760-602-7519.

Irish Christmas in America

Enjoy the traditional Christmas songs, dances, and stories of Ireland at Irish Christmas in America. Coming to the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on December 18 at 7:30 pm, the show features lively tunes on the fiddle, flute, harp, and uilleann pipes. Legendary singers Niamh Farrell and Seamus Begley perform alongside Irish dancer Samantha Harvey. Ticket prices range from $40 to $55 and will sell out, so be sure to get yours in advance.

Contact the Clark & Gilman Team

Is buying or selling a North County home on your holiday wish list? Then contact the Cristine Clark and Jamie Gilman Team at 760-758-1211 or [email protected]. We would love to help make your holiday real estate dreams come true!

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