April 15, 2024
The favored vacation occasion begins within the south car parking zone of the
Carlsbad Village Faire purchasing heart. Credit score: Carlsbad Village Affiliation

The Rotary Membership of Carlsbad‘s thirty eighth annual Vacation Tree Lighting Ceremony will return to downtown Carlsbad Village Sunday from 2:15-4:45 p.m.

The favored vacation occasion will start within the south car parking zone of the Carlsbad Village Faire purchasing heart at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive at 2:15 p.m. with the arrival of Santa Claus in an vintage hearth engine, accompanied by Mrs. Claus and his trusty elf, adopted by Carlsbad Mayor Keith Blackburn. Santa and Mrs. Claus will hand out free sweet canes to youngsters.

As youngsters line up for visits and pictures with Santa, leisure will begin with the Renaissance Institute of Music Orchestra, adopted by the Carlsbad Excessive Faculty Jazz Band and the Carlsbad Excessive Faculty Lancer Dancers and XCalibur dance groups.

“Between units, we could have vacation sing-alongs and a free magic present for the children,” an announcement from the Rotary membership stated.

Free cookies, espresso, and cider will likely be served, and youngsters will be capable of take pleasure in story-telling and crafts, courtesy of the Carlsbad Library’s Studying Heart.

“Annually the group will get greater,” stated Thomas Ok. Arnold, occasion organizer. “The leisure is actually first-class, and seeing the look of pleasure on the youngsters’s faces after they see Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive is solely priceless.”

At 4:30 p.m., Blackburn will formally mild the tree, which for the following three weeks will likely be one of many metropolis’s most-photographed landmarks.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.