Oceanside Christmas Tree Lighting 12/4

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Hope you are enjoying December in San Diego as much as we are!  There are so many fun activities it is hard for us to share all of them!  We wrote a few weeks ago about everything Oceanside has to offer this season and we wanted to remind you of the tree lighting tonight.  It is Thursday, December 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Oceanside will kick off the holiday season with a grand Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Regal Center Plaza at 401 Mission Ave. in downtown Oceanside.

This family-friendly event will be filled with activities for the whole family. Children can visit with Santa Claus, create a craft, enjoy the zip-line, tree climb, bounce houses, and games or take a ride to the pier in the horse-drawn carriage. After the tree lighting ceremony, visitors can head over to the Sunset Market for all their holiday gift needs, plus music, and a children’s activity area.

Christmas tree lighting

Also this Friday, December 5 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. is the 4th Annual Christmas Concert at Mission San Luis Rey – The historic church at Mission San Luis Rey is a majestic, spiritual setting for listening to traditional Christmas carols.   Holiday carols are performed by Premier Brass and singers from the San Diego Opera Chorus. The concert will be followed by a delicious dessert reception in the Sacred Garden surrounded by thousands of holiday lights. Tickets range in price from $40 to $60 per person and proceeds benefit preservation and maintenance of the church. Register online by clicking here or call (760)757-3651, ext. 161. The mission is located at 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside.

missionDon’t forget about the “12 Days of Christmas” including giveaways and rewards for “buying local” with the California Welcome Center of Oceanside!  Whether you are visiting Oceanside or live here stop by the welcome center (located at 928 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054) anytime between now and December 18th to enter to win.

For more events happening in Oceanside check out our full post about it here.  Enjoy!

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