Holiday Tree Lighting in Carlsbad Village December 5, 2021

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This Sunday, December 5th, is the 36th annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Carlsbad Village.

The Tree Lighting takes place, as always, at the front entrance to the Carlsbad Village Faire shopping center located at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive. This event begins at 2:00 and will end at 5:00 pm!

This annual celebration, always attended by a crowd of Carlsbad residents, is sponsored by the Carlsbad Rotary Club. Here’s the tree from 2019.

Carlsbad Annual Tree Lighting

The official Carlsbad Village Holiday Tree Lighting celebration begins with Santa’s arrival around 2:15 in an antique fire truck along with his elf and Mrs. Claus. There will be candy cane handouts, along with visits and free photos with Santa.

The holiday program begins after Santa arrives, with several performances until the tree lighting.

          2:30  Renaissance Institute of Music Orchestra

          3:15  Carlsbad High School Band

          4:00  Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers & XCalibur Dance Teams

The annual tree lighting will be led by Carlsbad Mayor Hall at 4:30, just as it’s getting dark.

Kids will enjoy holiday crafts and story telling. Plus there will be cookies, coffee and hot cider provided by the Carlsbad Rotary Club.

The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting is a fun way to usher in the holiday season in our Village. I hope to see you there!


Other holiday events in Carlsbad the same weekend include the Holiday Showcase Markers Market on Saturday December 4th. The Holiday at the Rancho, at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is also on the 4th.