Christmas Tree Lighting in San Diego County – NBC 7 San Diego

Pull on your most festive sweater, grab a hot chocolate, and look no further for lightning holiday events to immerse yourself in the ho-ho-holiday spirit.

Here’s where you can find Christmas tree and Menorah lighting in San Diego County this year.

November 26: Lighting of the Liberty station tree

It might be one of the tallest trees on this list! Head to Liberty Station on Friday November 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to watch an 88 foot tall Norfolk pine come to life. The tree will be lit between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm The rest of the evening will include festive fire truck rides, free photos (yes, free) with Santa Claus and a screening of a favorite Christmas movie fans. While you’re there, the Rady Kids’ Rink is open to skaters from November 18 through January 9, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

November 27: Julian’s Country Christmas Tree Lighting

If you are looking for a more rustic tree lighting experience, Julian’s Country Christmas is the place to be. The small mountain town, with its fresh air and the smell of freshly baked pies, will put you in the mood. There will be entertainment all afternoon at Pioneer Park, with tree lighting between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

November 28: Liberty Station Hanukkah and Menorah Lighting

Visit the central promenade at Liberty Station for public lighting of the menorah to kick off the first night of Hanukkah on Sunday November 28 at 5 p.m. The Chabad of Downtown San Diego and the Chabad of Pacific Beach will host the lighting ceremony, as well as activities and music for families, as part of Liberty Station’s Salute the Season.

November 30: Lighting of the Menorah of Seaport Village

Celebrate Hanukkah by the water with menorah lighting at Seaport Village. There will be music, as well as traditional menorah lighting. It’s holding up Tuesday November 30 at 5:30 p.m. through a partnership between the Chabad of downtown San Diego and Seaport Village. If you want even more of the vacation, Seaport Village also offers photos with Santa Claus and the singers throughout the month of December.

December 3: Coronado Holiday Parade 2021 Tree and Menorah Lighting

Coronado is starting to look a lot like Christmas – or it will be soon, anyway. The Coronado Chamber of Commerce will have a variety of cars, tanks, bands and groups strolling down Orange Avenue to celebrate the holidays on Friday, December 3. 7:00 p.m. There will also be Christmas carols as the lights come on in the park.

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December 4: Little Italy Christmas tree lighting and Christmas village

Not one, but two trees will shine brightly this year thanks to the Little Italy association. The festivities at Little Italy’s Christmas Village will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will include vendors, live music and more. If you want to see the traditional Italian lighting of the countdown tree, it will be in Piazza della Famiglia in 6.30 p.m.

December 4: 2021 Encinitas Holiday Parade, Encinitas Rocks! and Tree lighting

The town of Encinitas is going wild this year for its holiday parade, which will showcase music across generations. Before the start of their parade, they will have a lighted tree at 5:00 p.m. at the lumber yard. Santa Claus should also be there to help ring the bell during the season. If you are planning to stay for Encinitas Rocks !, the city is asking all parade participants and spectators to wear face coverings.

December 4: 29th Annual Ramona Christmas Tree Illumination

For almost three decades, the Ramona Chamber of Commerce has hosted a tree lighting event – and this year is no different. This year’s event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and include vendors, kids’ crafts, photos with Santa, live artists and more. The lighting of the tree itself will take place at 6 p.m. If you can’t do it, don’t worry. You can enjoy the festive event via Facebook live.

December 4: Lighting of the San Marcos tree

The town of San Marcos adorns the corridors of 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. A special guest from the North Pole is available for photos until 4:30 p.m. There will also be vendors selling various products and snacks, as well as crafts and activities. The annual tree lighting will take place at 5:35 pm Hint: The city urges you not to miss the “snow” after the tree is lit!

December 5: Del Mar Village North Pole by the Sea Tree Lighting

You can write your letter to Santa this year while you wait for the trees to light up at the North Pole by the sea in the village of Del Mar. The festivities will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and include hot chocolate for the kids during the tree lighting at 5 p.m., with a visit from Santa himself. It will be held at the Jim Watkins Amphitheater at L’Auberge Del Mar, where they will also have drink specials for adult visitors.

December 11: Lighting of the Christmas tree in the park of Poway 2021

The town of Poway is hosting its old-fashioned holiday celebration this year on Saturday, December 11. The event is free and will feature singers, horse cart rides, treats, crafts, and a visit from Santa, among others. The annual lighting of the Christmas tree will be at 5:15 p.m. Free shuttles are available to and from the event from Poway Town Hall and Poway Adult School. Look here for more details on how to take a ride.

No lighting for Balboa Park

As for The Old Globe’s annual tree lighting at Balboa Park, a spokesperson said they will not be hosting an event this year. Instead, visitors are encouraged to visit the tree by the end of the year. They will also broadcast the virtual lighting of trees from last year on The Old Globe’s YouTube channel, rather than gathering a large crowd in person, the spokesperson added.

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