Meet the Best & Shop the Square
The San Elijo Hills Foundation and SHARE San Marcos are hosting a fun, family-friendly community business expo on Saturday, November 7 from 10AM to 2PM. Bring your family, friends and neighbors for some local fun around the town square in the heart of San Elijo Hills. There will be food trucks, fun activities & a great opportunity to meet local area businesses who bring so much value to our community! It’s FREE to attend! For information, visit www.SHAREsanmarcos.com/expo.
17th Annual Crystal Ball Gala
The 17th Annual Crystal Ball Gala hosted by Casa de Amparo is happening on Saturday, November 7 at 6PM. This elegant evening will take place at the premiere and private Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Highlights include a lavish cocktail reception, gourmet dinner by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, dancing to one of San Diego’s top local bands, Something Simple, and exclusive live auction items. Since 1999, visionary Crystal Ball Gala patrons and community members have raised substantial funds to help Casa Kids look into their own crystal ball and see a brighter future. All proceeds raised at Crystal Ball Gala benefit Casa de Amparo. Visit www.casadeamparo.org for ticket information.
Casa de Amparo’s 13th Annual Holiday Drive
Members of the community are invited to help make a happy home for all Casa Kids by contributing to Casa de Amparo’s 13th Annual Holiday Drive. Each year, Casa de Amparo supports over 1,000 Casa Kids. They could not do it without generous gifts from people like you. Help spread the holiday cheer this year by making wishes come true. There are lots of ways to give: sponsor a kid’s wish list, provide a gift, sponsor a kid’s room, give a cash gift and more. For details, contact Tania Paniagua at email@example.com or (760) 566-3559.
Head out to Woodland Park Bible Church on Saturday, November 21 for this year’s Bazaar from 9AM to 3PM. This event continues to grow and thrive each year raising funds for charities. This year, the 5th Annual Bazaar will support the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund based at Camp Pendleton. The church does not keep a penny of the funds raised. All expenses are paid through separate fundraising efforts (car washes, rummage sales) so that all the funds raised from the Bazaar can go to the organization they support. In addition to vendor booths, there will be food booths, a kids activities booth, live music and other performances, and a raffle. For information, contact Yolanda Perrault at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Photos & Visits With Santa & Free Train Rides
Bring the entire family to enjoy a free photo* with Santa at Old California Restaurant Row and then enjoy a free train ride on the holiday express on Sunday, December 6 from noon until 2PM. Santa will be giving away free holiday activity pads to every child sharing their Christmas wishes with him. (Photos will be emailed, so email addresses will be required to receive the free photo.)
Fun Friday Nites! – November 6 & December 11
Register now for Fun Friday NItes on November 6 & December 11 at the San Marcos Community Center and the San Elijo Recreation Center, 6 – 10PM. It’s a great way to have a night out and give your kids a break, too. www.san-marcos.net
San Elijo Holiday Boutique – November 14
The City of San Marcos and the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club will present the San Elijo Holiday Boutique on Saturday, November 14 from 10AM to 3PM at the San Elijo Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road. This free event will feature 50 arts and crafts vendors selling jewelry, home and holiday décor, clothing and accessories, scarves, crocheted items and more. This indoor/outdoor event will also feature free entertainment and a great way to get your holiday shopping started. For more information, please call (760) 744-9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net/specialevents
MustDash to Benefit JDRF – November 15
Dash, walk and skip to cure Type 1 Diabetes. Join your community at Must Dash for a Cure on November 15 at the San Elijo Hills Park – lower softball field for a fun family event! The MustDash Run/Walk takes place from 1-4PM. All are welcome and all proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Register at www.mustdashforacure.org
Santa’s Magical Village
Don’t miss Santa’s Magical Village on the weekend of December 5 and 6. On Saturday from 3 to 8PM, enjoy shopping with local arts and crafts vendors. Let the kids visit Rudolph and participate in a craft project. There will be Gourmet Food Trucks, outdoor entertainment, and visits and photos with Santa himself! The Tree LIghting will be at 6:30PM. On Sunday, you can keep the fun going from 9AM to 3PM with more shopping and activities. Santa will be there from 12-3PM. Come celebrate the holidays San Marcos style!
20th Annual San Marcos Holiday Parade
Don’t miss the 20th Annual San Marcos Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 6 at 1PM hosted by the San Marcos Kiwanis Club. Over the years, the parade has enjoyed an amazing record of good weather and hometown participants. More than 1,000 participants have marched or walked in front of up to 10,000 spectators bringing a small town flavor at the Holidays, reminding smiling spectators that San Marcos is truly a special place. Over the last several years, The Kiwanis “Captain Book” and his mates have given out up to 2,000 books to children along the parade route as part of the Kiwanis focus on literacy in our schools. This year, the Grand Marshal will be Irma Cota, the CEO of North County Health Services, and a long time advocate of community clinics and health care to everyone who needs it. Announcers Stands are on Mission Road at Palomar College Lot 14 (by the cactus garden), Marcos Street (in Spanish) and in front of Fire Station One. Register your entry for the parade on-line. Visit: www.kiwanisclubofsanmarcos.org/holidayparade.html