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ENCINITAS: Visit historic home for the holidays this December

Teten House holiday display. (San Dieguito Heritage Museum)

December 22, 2019

ENCINITAS — Step back into Encinitas holiday history with a visit to the Teten House at the Heritage Ranch, part of the nonprofit San Dieguito Heritage Museum. The house, furnished with Teten family possessions, is currently decorated for Christmas. Decorations include classics such as vintage bubble...

ENCINITAS: 25th holiday tree-lighting set for Dec. 6

Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido. (Moriah Farmer, FreeImages)

November 30, 2019

ENCINITAS — The community is invited to the 25th Annual Encinitas Heritage Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the corner of 4th and C streets overlooking Moonlight Beach. To commemorate the event’s 25th anniversary, the Encinitas Historical Society has brought together local...

Cool on the Coast: Wrap up 2015 with festive events, food and theater

December 20, 2015

While those from many other places don’t often think of San Diego County when they think of winter and the holidays, a palm tree can be wrapped in holiday lights just as well as a spruce. It’s also a heck of a lot warmer. Coastal San Diegans can enjoy beautiful sunsets over the ocean while sipping eg...

CARDIFF: Mingle with Kringle on Dec. 7

December 5, 2014

CARDIFF — Cardiff 101 Main Street hosts the seventh annual Kringle Mingle on Dec. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cardiff Town Center, 2087 San Elijo Ave. in Cardiff. The event includes music, food from local restaurants, a decorated tree and photos with Santa. More information: 760-436-0431. Online: www.cardiff101.com/kringlemingle. The North Co...

ENCINITAS: Drop in on Encinitas holiday parade Dec. 6

December 4, 2014

ENCINITAS — The annual Encinitas holiday parade returns Dec. 6 with the theme “Droppin’ in for the Holidays!” with appearances from pro surfers, skateboarders and snowboarders, and themed floats along the route. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. and end with a tree-lighting at The Lumberyard at...

From challenging times to community celebrations, North Coast residents recall season’s magic

Local newspaper Coast Dispatch often marked the local holiday season with special coverage. (North Coast Current archive)

Helen Hawes

December 21, 2013

Some people lament the merging of the holidays into one long shopping spree. It’s hard to imagine a time when there was no such thing as “Black Friday.” But once upon a time ... Back before Cardiff was a town and was, instead, a collection of houses on a hill, the holidays were exciting but...

Preserved Home: Bake sugar cookies with royal results

Out of all the cookies you could possibly make, sugar cookies say Christmas best of all. Cut in shapes such as reindeer, sleighs, and angels, painted with colorful frosting and embellished with sprinkles of all sorts, sugar cookies are the jolliest cookie jar offering. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey-Macklem)

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

December 16, 2013

Out of all the cookies you could possibly make, sugar cookies say Christmas best of all. Cut in shapes such as reindeer, sleighs, and angels, painted with colorful frosting and embellished with sprinkles of all sorts, sugar cookies are the jolliest cookie jar offering. My cousin labors over her sugar cookie...

Share your local holiday memories

November 29, 2013

Is it the people? Maybe the season itself? Or simply a sense of magic that comes from living in the communities that make up coastal North County? Share your North Coast holiday memories with fellow readers of the North Coast Current. Between now and Dec. 31, the Current invites you to submit a short,...

SAN MARCOS: Rock for Tots Toy Drive on Dec. 7

November 28, 2013

SAN MARCOS — Freedom to Rock and The Jumping Turtle Bar and Grill cohost the Rock for Tots Toy Drive for the Marines’ Toys for Tots Program on Dec. 7 starting at 7:30 p.m. The 21-and-over event will be held at The Jumping Turtle Bar and Grill, 1660 Capalina Road, Suite C, in San Marcos. Tickets ...

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