Happy Holidays North County! Thanksgiving is this week. Can you believe it? Neither can we! It goes by so fast so we thought we’d bust out some holiday cheer by posting a blog about all of the holiday happenings in and around town. There are so many fun things happening to help you celebrate the season! Grab a pen and fill your calendar with the holiday events of your choosing:
Winter Festival Friday December 4th
Let the fun begin at Winterfest in Downtown Vista on Friday Dec 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm! There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, caroling, along with arts and craft vendors selling items perfect to festive decorations and gifts. At 6:15pm the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will ensue in front of the Cinepolis Theatre. Plan on dinner at one of our local eateries, then to take a stroll over to the AVO Playhouse, and throughout downtown Vista, to hear carolers singing your favorite holiday tunes.
For more info visit: http://www.vvba.org/specialevent/winterfest-bazaar-2015/
Vista Christmas Parade Saturday December 5th
Come see the Seussical Christmas Parade on Saturday December 5th at 1:00pm in downtown Vista, hosted by the Vista Chamber of Commerce. There will be over 80 parade entries, which include marching bands, equestrian team’s, Star Wars characters, team mascots, numerous community groups and even Santa himself. The Vista Library will be the Grand Marshall. Did you know they just celebrated their Centennial?! This event will be super fun with carnival rides open before and after the parade, as well as ice sculptures, and snowfoam brought to you by local North County brand, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap. After the parade take a walk over to Cineopolis for a photo session with all of the parade mascots.
For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/731275070335803/
Holiday Homes Tour Sunday December 6th
This is such a fun and festive tradition that celebrates our community in a neighborly fashion. Make plans to take part in the Holiday Homes Tour on Sunday, December 6th. Visitors will get an up close-up and personal look at four distinctive Vista residences with exceptional architectural merit and exquisite interiors. Add a dash of holiday decor courtesy of some extremely talented designers, and you’ll really be feeling the holiday spirit. You may even be inspired with your own holiday decor, as the tour also offers visitors great holiday decorating ideas for their own homes.
An added bonus to the tour attraction is the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, which is considered one of the more well-preserved historic structures in our region. And why not do a little shopping for some unique hand-crafted gifts at the Holiday Gift Bazaar?! You can even enter to win some dazzling gift baskets!
Angel in the Wings at the Avo Playhouse
We love our local theatre scene here in Vista! We can’t think of a better way to bring on the holiday spirit than with a little story telling, acted out by some incredible local actors. This holiday, the Avo Playhouse presents, along with the Teri Players, a heartwarming play entitled, “Angel in the Wings.” Here’s a little synopsis of the show:
A group of friends believes an abandoned theater is the perfect place to stage their holiday show to bring cheer to others during this season of giving.
When they are aided by the caretaker who says he owns the theater, they call him an “angel” for helping them.
Is divine intervention helping their good intention? You decide…
Directed by Performing Arts Director George Thompson and Dona Mara, this one is a must.
For more info see their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/620738798029822/
Purchase tickets here: VisTixOnline.com
Better yet, be a VIP and get preferred seating and access to their Wine Reception at Art Beat on Main Street before the show (21+ up).
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