Saturday, December 7 kicks off Holidays in the Heart of Del Mar Village with a full day of interactive events including Winter Wonderland, the annual tree lighting ceremony. The west corner of Camino Del Mar at 15th Street, and Del Mar Plaza, will offer photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the opportunity to dress up with goofy props and sweaters in the outdoor holiday photo booth. Seasonal tunes will be performed by the Original Dickens Carolers, and real snow can be found at St. Peter’s Church. Dance studios will perform on the Del Mar Plaza Ocean View Deck, and children can participate in Passport to the North Pole, receiving points from participating retailers to redeem for special prizes. The celebration will come to a close with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5pm and an outdoor movie showing of Elf at the L’Auberge Amphitheater at 5:15pm. Picnic baskets can be ordered from local participating restaurants to accompany the movie night.
Of note — the City of Del Mar will offer free parking on weekends in downtown Del Mar throughout the holiday season. This includes complimentary parking along 15th Street, and the metered parking under L’Auberge Del Mar and along Camino Del Mar from 15th Street to 4th Street. (www.delmarmainstreet.com)