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8 Holiday Dates

December is here, and County Parks and Recreation has eight events that are sure to spark some holiday spirit. Festivities kick off with a traditional tree lighting ceremony in Fallbrook, followed by plenty of meet-and-greets with Santa Claus across the County. 

Official Fallbrook Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit quite like a tree lighting ceremony! Visitors of all ages will enjoy live entertainment, activities, food, booths, shopping and more. Can’t make it to the ceremony? See the tree nightly through Dec. 31.

  • Where: 341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028
  • Date: Friday, Dec. 6
  • Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 760-728-1671
  • Price: Free
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Breakfast with Santa
Santa Claus is coming to a park near you! Make sure the little ones are on Santa’s nice list. The entire family will enjoy breakfast and an opportunity to snap some photos with the jolly gentleman. His sleigh will be touching down at San Dieguito, Felicita and Fallbrook Community Center.

Breakfast with Santa at San Dieguito County Park

  • Where: 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Phone: 858-755-2386
  • Price: $8 for ages 2 - 6, $10 for ages 7 and older, *$3 parking fee
  • Follow the event on Facebook

Breakfast with Santa at Felicita County Park

  • Where: 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido, CA 92029
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 14
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Phone: 760-745-4379
  • Price: $3 parking fee
  • Follow the event on Facebook

Breakfast with Santa at Fallbrook Community Center

  • Where: 341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 21
  • Time: 8:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Phone: 760-728-1671
  • Price: $5 for all ages
  • Follow the event on Facebook


Holidays at the Lake
Join the festivities at Otay Lakes County Park! We’re hosting a light breakfast, games, arts and crafts to get you in a holly, jolly mood. Get excited: a very special holiday guest will be making an appearance, so bring your cameras to capture all the magical fun.

  • Where: 2270 Wueste Road, Chula Vista, CA 91915
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 14
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Phone: (619) 482-7361
  • Price: $3 parking fee
  • Follow the event on Facebook


Little Elves Workshop at Lakeside Community Center
The little ones will learn the ins and outs of becoming one of Santa’s little helpers at this creative, holiday-themed workshop. They’ll craft some toys, write letters to Santa, sing carols, and even snap some photos with Santa himself! Stick around for a special screening of “The Grinch” at dusk.

  • Where: 9841 Vine St., Lakeside, CA 92040
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 14
  • Time: 3 – 7 p.m.
  • Phone: (619) 443-9176
  • Price: $5 for all ages
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Cookies and Milk with Santa
Celebrate the season with Santa Claus at Spring Valley Community Center! Santa’s favorite food – milk and cookies – will be served as you enjoy entertainment, activities and arts and crafts. You’ll even have a chance to snap a selfie with the man in red!

  • Where: 8735 Jamacha Blvd., Spring Valley, CA 91977
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 21
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Phone: (619) 479-1832
  • Price: Free
  • Follow the event on Facebook


Santa Meet and Greet
Santa will be making his last stop at Sweetwater Summit Regional Park before heading back to the North Pole. This will be your final chance to take photos with him while enjoying some snacks in this vibrant park setting.

  • Where: 3218 Summit Meadow Road, Bonita, CA 91902
  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 22
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Phone: (619) 472-7572
  • Price: $3 parking fee
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