Christmas Tree Lighting Events

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Well we are about half way through November so that means it’s time to get ready for Christmas. I know it seems a bit early but many of the Holiday season’s events are already starting. Just like Christmas Tree Lightings at many malls and other city locations. Some lightings also feature a very special guest that’s right the big man in the red suit himself, Santa! So here are some awesome tree lighting events to check out.

Riverside County

Temecula Promenade

Saturday November 21st

The fun begins at 6pm with pre-lighting activities. Santa will be making his debut at the mall during this event. There will be two large screens up so attendees can catch a clear view of the magic. This will be a very magical evening with Snowfall, Fireworks and music. For more information visit promenadetemecula.com

The Shops at Dos Lagos

Saturday November 21st

Come early to enjoy a family fun screening of the Polar Express. The movie will be played for FREE at 10am in the Dos Lagos Luxury Theaters. Then in the evening enjoy a very special tree lighting event. There will be crafts, face painting, ballon artist and entertainment for kids to enjoy. And watch the skies because Santa will be making his arrival there that night! The tree lighting fun starts at 5pm. For more information visit
shopdoslagos.com

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Sunday November 29th

Take a holiday trip out to Temecula’s Wineries for a fun family tree lighting event. Special performances by Murrieta Dance Company and RCC Chambers Singers, who will be dressed up in vintage costumes. There will be a viewing of Disney’s Frozen. Enjoy some coco, wine and snacks available for purchase at the concession. Catch a tractor ride through the holiday lite vineyard. And be sure to spot Santa and some of his elves as they will be making appearances. This wonderful is FREE to attend be sure to check it out! For more information visit
southcoastwinery.com

Temecula Duck Pond

Thursday December 3rd

Come join the 18th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. There will be special treats and live vocal performances. And a special visit from Old Saint Nick! Guest help countdown to a very special tree lighting at 7pm. This is a great tradition put on by the city of Temecula. For more information visit
temeculaevents.org

Menifee Town Center

Saturday December 12th

Menifee will be throwing quite a tree lighting celebration from 4pm to 8pm. There will be live entertainment and a outdoor holiday movie playing. As wells as a very fun Elves Ornament workshop where you can make a special holiday keepsake. Plus there will be a kids snow play zone! Vendors will be there selling delicious treats and holiday crafts. And of course see and take a photo with Santa. For more information visit cityofmenifee.us

Orange County

Fashion Island

Saturday November 13th – January 3rd

Enjoy nightly tree lightings starting November 13th until January 3rd. With the help of some Disney magic watch the lights twinkle and glitter to Disney Holiday music. For more information visit shopfashionisland.com

San Diego County

Santee Trolley Square

Friday November 20th

So much fun is going on at the Santee Trolley Square from 5:30 to 8:30pm for the Tree Lighting Celebration. There will be games, crafts, carriage rides and snow! Don’t forget to visit Santa and get a photo taken with him. There is no cost to enter this event or for the crafts and games, only for select activities with prices ranging from $2 and up.
For more information visit ci.santee.ca.us

The Headquarters at Seaport District

Friday November 27th

Come celebrate the start of a three-week donation program to benefit active-duty military families. This special event is not only filled with fun but with the holiday spirit of giving. Enjoy FREE hot cocoa and treats. Visit and take a photo with Santa. Listen to the talented All American Boys Chorus perform for the Giving Tree Lighting celebration. The 25 foot tall Giving Tree will be light up at 6:30pm. For more information visit theheadquarters.com

Little Italy

Saturday December 5th

Downtown San Diego’s Little Italy transforms for the holiday season. The kick off for this is during the Tree Lighting and Christmas village event. Visitors on this day are treated to FREE Italian cookies, cider and coffee. Enjoy live music and entertainment. Keep a look out for St. Nick who be arriving on a fire engine (at 4:30pm). Watch the 25 foot tall Poinsettia Tree be lite up, you can also be apart of the tree by sponsoring a poinsettia plant. For more information visit littleitalysd.com

This is just a few of the great events I have found so far. Be sure to check out your city’s events or even malls for any special happens going on for the holiday season.

Cruzin Mama

Egg Hunts and other EGGcellent Events

Egg Hunts and other EGGcellent Events

Many Egg Hunts and Events will be going on this weekend, so here is a helpful guide to finding one! Also remember these events, especially the Egg Hunts start promptly and end quickly so be sure to arrive early!

Riverside County

Canyon Crest Towne Center Spring Fling – Free Easter Bunny Photo, Egg Hunt, contests, crafts and more!
April 4th 11am
5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside 92507

Calvary Presbyterian Church – Free Egg Hunt after Sunday Service for ages 0-11 years
April 5th 11:40am
4495 Magnolia Avenue, Riveside 92501

Victoria Gardens Mad Hatter Tea Party – VG Kidz Club event; special appearance by the Easter Bunny and a chance to meet Alice and the Mad Hatter, games and prizes, eggs, crafts, and more!
April 4th 10am – 1pm
12505 N. Main Street, Rancho Cucamonga 91739

Lake Elsinore Children’s Fair and Egg Hunt – games, eggs, prizes and fun with the Easter Bunny!
April 4th 10am
29355 Grand Avenue, Lake Elsinore 92530

Diamond Valley Lake Community Park – Free community egg hunt!
April 4th 10:30am
1801 Angler Avenue, Hemet 92543

Menifee Valley Cemetery – photos with the Easter Bunny, egg hunts, look out for Golden Eggs with special prizes!
April 4th 10am
26770 Murrieta Road, Sun City 92585

Hans Christian Middle School – Free community egg hunt!
April 5th 1p
– 3pm

27625 Sherman Road, Menifee 92584

French Valley Communtiy Center and Park – Free community egg hunt for children 12 and under.
April 4th 10am
31757 Browning Street, Murrieta 92563

Los Alamos Hills Sports Park Eggstravaganza – family fun egg hunt complete with a petting zoo and Easter Bunny visit and photo opportunity.
April 4th 9am – 11am
36700 Ruth Ellen Way, Murrieta 92563

Harveston Community Park – Free community egg hunt, Easter bunny photo opportunity, music, games and special prizes!
April 4th 10am
28582 Harveston Drive, Temecula 92591

Temeku Hills Park
– Free community egg hunt, Easter bunny photo opportunity, music, games and special prizes!
April 4th 10am
31367 La Serena Way, Temecula 92591

Patricia Birdsall Sports Park
– Free community egg hunt, Easter bunny photo opportunity, music, games and special prizes!
April 4th 10am
32380 Deer Hollow Way, Temecula 92592

San Diego County

Kenny’s Strawberry Farm/Easter at the Farm – special Easter celebration at the farm, with an egg hunt, strawberry picking and crafts! Cost of $4 per child.
April 4th 10:30am
953 Rainbow Valley Blvd, Fallbrook 92028

Fallbrook Community Center Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt – Have a special breakfast with the Easter Bunny then find as many hidden eggs as you can at the egg hunt that follows. Pancake breakfast is from 7:30am to 10am and is a cost of $4 for children 12 and younger, $5 for adults.
April 4th 10:30am
341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook 92028

Carlsbad Eggstravaganza Spring Festival – Games, crafts, music, eggs and more! For unlimited fun zone play, $6 wristbands are available.
April 4th 10am – 1pm
6600 Hidden Valley Rd, Carlsbad 92011

San Marcos Spring Egg Scramble – Take a phot with Peter Cottontail and find the eggs he has hidden in the park some filled with special prizes. There will also be carnival games!
April 4th 10:15am
1950 Sycamore, San Marcos 92078

Encinitas Community Park Spring Egg Hunt – Free community egg hunt!
April 4th 10am – 1pm
425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas 92024

Solana Beach Children’s Spring Festival and Egg Hunt – Games, refreshments and of course eggs! This event is for children in 3rd grade and under.
April 4th 10:30am
715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach 92075

Santee Spring Eggstravaganza – Crafts, games, pony rides, petting zoo and continuous egg hunts! Activites range between 1 to 4 tickets, tickets are $1 each. Also there is a $5 parking fee.
April 4th 9am – 3pm
9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee 92071

Belmont Park Easter Bash – Go on an very fun egg hunt through out the park and on the beach! Also go store to store looking for eggs. Free photos with the Easter Bunny from 2pm to 4pm. And just spend a fun family day at the park by riding the rides or play laser tag.
April 5th 9am – 12pm
3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego 92109

Scripps Aquarium Spring Eggstravaganza – Explore animal eggs, participate in crafts,science lessons, and an underwater egg hunt.
April 4th and 5th 11am – 3pm
2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, California

Have a HOPPing good time!

Cruzin Mama

O’ Christmas Tree (Lighting) and Santa’s Arrival

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Well we are about half way through November so that means it’s time to get ready for Christmas. I know it seems a bit early but many of the Holiday season’s events are already starting. Just like Christmas Tree Lightings at many malls and other city locations. Some lightings also feature a very special guest that’s right the big man in the red suit himself, Santa! So here are some awesome tree lighting events to check out.

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Temecula Promenade

Saturday November 15th

The fun begins at 6pm with pre-lighting activities and also a FREE gift for the kids who arrive early. There is a limited supply of the free gift and it is for children 10 and under. Plus Santa will be making his debut at the mall during this event. There will be two large screens up so attendees can catch a clear view of the magic. This will be a very magical evening with Snowfall, Fireworks and music. With this nice cooler weather finally here the evening should be the perfect setting for the Holiday season. For more information visit promenadetemecula.com

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Fashion Island

Saturday November 15th

Come join Mickey and his Friends at this tree lighting filled with Disney magic! The fun starts at 6pm, but you can reserve seating starting at 8am. Guests will be treated to exclusive performances and are encouraged to sing-a-long to some holiday favorites. Plus with the help of some Disney magic there will be snowfall! The magic will remain until January 4th. So every night enjoy the beautifully lit tree along with Disney holiday music. For more information visit shopfashionisland.com

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Santee Trolley Square

Friday November 21st

So much fun is going on at the Santee Trolley Square from 5:30 to 8:30pm for the Tree Lighting Celebration. There will be games, crafts, carriage rides and snow! Don’t forget to visit Santa and get a photo taken with him. There is no cost to enter this event or for the crafts and games, only for select activities with prices ranging from $2 and up.
For more information visit ci.santee.ca.us

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The Shops at Dos Lagos

Saturday November 22nd

Come early to enjoy a family fun screening of the Polar Express. The movie will be played for FREE at 10am in the Dos Lagos Luxury Theaters. Then in the evening enjoy a very special tree lighting event. There will be crafts, face painting, ballon artist and entertainment for kids to enjoy. And watch the skies because Santa will be making his arrival there that night! The tree lighting fun starts at 5pm. For more information visit shopdoslagos.com

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The Headquarters at Seaport District

Friday November 28th

Come celebrate the start of a three-week donation program to benefit active-duty military families. This special event is not only filled with fun but with the holiday spirit of giving. Enjoy FREE hot cocoa and treats. Visit and take a photo with Santa. Listen to the talented All American Boys Chorus perform for the Giving Tree Lighting celebration. The 25 foot tall Giving Tree will be light up at 6:30pm. For more information visit theheadquarters.com

Image from temeculaevents.org

Image from temeculaevents.org

Temecula Duck Pond

Thursday December 4th

Come join the 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. There will be special treats and live vocal performances. And a special visit from Old Saint Nick! Guest help countdown to a very special tree lighting at 7pm. This is a great tradition put on by the city of Temecula. For more information visit temeculaevents.org

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Menifee Town Center

Friday December 5th

Menifee will be throwing quite a tree lighting celebration from 4:30 to 7:30pm on December 5th. There will be live entertainment and a outdoor holiday movie playing. As wells as a very fun Elves Ornament workshop where you can make a special holiday keepsake. Plus there will be a kids snow play zone! Vendors will be there selling delicious treats and holiday crafts. And of course see and take a photo with Santa. For more information visit cityofmenifee.us

Image from littleitalysd.com

Image from littleitalysd.com

Little Italy

Saturday December 6th

Downtown San Diego’s Little Italy transforms for the holiday season. The kick off for this is during the Tree Lighting and Christmas village event. Visitors on this day are treated to FREE Italian cookies, cider and coffee. Enjoy live music and entertainment. Keep a look out for St. Nick who be arriving on a fire engine (at 4:30pm). Watch the 25 foot tall Poinsettia Tree be lite up, you can also be apart of the tree by sponsoring a poinsettia plant. For more information visit littleitalysd.com

This is just a few of the great events I have found so far. Be sure to check out your city’s events or even malls for any special happens going on for the holiday season.

Cruzin Mama