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Hyatt House Offering Holiday “Suites” Starting At $99/Night It’s a holiday dream come true! The newly renovated Hyatt House in Carlsbad, near the beach, and about a mile from Legoland California is letting the North County Sun advertise their absolutely beautiful, spacious suites, complete with comfortable sofas and full kitchens starting at only $99 for the months of December and January! The Hyatt House, near Carlsbad Beach, Legoland California, and the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Stores, is offering our friends, and neighbors and all their visiting holiday guests, not just hotel rooms...but spacious hotel suites at a very discounted rate through the holidays. It gets even better . . . all Hyatt House guests receive complimentary full breakfast buffets, complimentary appetizers and drinks Monday through Thursday, complimentary high-speed fiber optic WiFi, free parking, and free shuttle service to Legoland, the Carlsbad Premium Outlets (with

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Kids Marathon Mile at Legoland January 26, Saturday, 8am Throw some sneakers on the kids and get them moving in the annual Kids Marathon Mile at Legoland! The Kids Marathon Mile is in conjunction with the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Full and Half Marathon which takes place on Saturday, January 26. Though the race is intended for kids 12 and under, anyone can participate. Moms, dads, and big kids are invited to join the fun in this non-competitive 1-mile run/walk through Legoland. All registered race participants 12 and under receive an event T-shirt, free Child Hopper ticket to Legoland California and Sea Life Carlsbad Aquarium, a shiny finisher’s medal, plus a free child UltraStar Cinemas movie pass with a coupon for free popcorn! Parents can either be registered participants, or sign up to be companions for a lower fee. Cost is $20 per individual; or sign up a child 12 & under with a parent companion for $25. Registration

begins at 7am. The mile races are staggered by age group starting at 8am, and the Diaper Dash is at 9am. Come join the gang at Legoland for some fun entertainment, kids activities and more! Legoland is located at 1 Legoland Drive in Carlsbad. For more information call (760) 692-2900 or visit www.carlsbadmarathon.com.

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North Coast Repertory Theatre – Solana Beach We’re giving away free pairs of tickets! Spotlight on Playwright: Willy Russell–A Reading Event December 4, Tuesday, 7:30pm As a rare treat, Rosina returns to the NCR Stage in a solo reading performance of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine. Rosina earned a San Diego Critic’s Circle Award for her performance as Shirley Valentine on the North Coast Rep Stage in a co-production with Renaissance Theatre in 2004. Shirley’s a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband’s chip’n’egg, wondering what happened to her life. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world and herself, in a different light.  An UnScripted Carol: A Holiday Comedy Inspired By The Works Of Charles Dickens December 17–20, 7:30pm An UnScripted Carol is a show where keen imaginations steeped in Dickens and Christmas work feverishly to create theatre on the spot. The pace is swift, and the performers are pushed to the peak

of their abilities as they attempt to juggle character, plot and staging all at once. An UnScripted Carol is a holiday treat that is never, ever the same story twice and gives fans of A Christmas Carol a whole new way to celebrate the season! Sister’s Christmas Catechism: A holiday comedy inspired by the works of Dickens December 13 – 30 It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? (“We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri they were in a barn after all.”) Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir as well as a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you’ve ever seen. With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, Sister’s Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.

Pygmalion January 12 – February 17 Renowned director Nicholas Martin returns to the Globe to direct Shaw’s most popular modern masterpiece, which Lerner and Loewe adapted as the musical My Fair Lady. The poor flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, is in the right place at the right time, just as speech professor Henry Higgins makes a friendly wager that he can change her accent and pass her off as the epitome of English society. But will she sur-

vive Higgins’ boorish bullying? Brought to lavish life as only The Old Globe can, Pygmalion is funny, touching, unforgettable battle of wits between two of the theatre’s most iconic characters. The Brothers Size January 26 – February 24 Come see what The Chicago Tribune says is “The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more.” The New York Times says “Listen closely, and you might hear that thrilling sound that is one of the main reasons we go to the theater, that beautiful music of a new voice.” Am I my brother’s keeper? Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney creates an emotional and theatrical tour-de-force infused with music and the rhythms of the South. Blending West African mythology with a modern day story of two brothers reuniting in the Louisiana Bayou, The Brothers Size is a distinctive and unforgettable event that bends theatrical conventions. Contains strong language and adult situations. The Old Globe Theatre is located at 1363 Old Globe Way in San Diego. For more information call (619) 234-5623 or visit www.TheOldGlobe.org.

STAR Theatre presents Annie December 13 – 16 Leapin’ lizards! America’s most beloved musical Annie is once again presented at the Historic STAR Theatre in downtown Oceanside, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.” and the ever-optimistic “Tomorrow,” Annie is a delightful theatrical experience

for the entire family! Showtimes are 7:30pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. The STAR is also hosting a pre-show Wine, Food, and Silent Auction Gala to benefit the STAR Theatre at 5:30pm on Saturday (cost is extra for this event). Tickets to the show are $7-$15. The STAR Theatre is located at 402 North Coast Highway in Oceanside. For more information call (760) 721-9983 or visit www.startheatre.biz.

La Jolla Playhouse December 1-16 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots – A Musical Yoshimi must choose between two boyfriends, but first she’s got to take down an army of pink robots. This technological stunner, set on a science fiction landscape, features the music of Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips. The show integrates

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The Old Globe Theatre How the Grinch Stole Christmas – A Dr. Suess Musical Through December 29 Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a wonderful, whimsical musical based on the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 15th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day,” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Whohash. Tickets start at $24.

Educating Rita – A Comedy January 12 – February 3 From the author of Shirley Valentine: In this award winning comedy, Frank, a university lecturer, needs to earn some extra money, so he agrees to tutor Rita, a brash, earthy hairdresser with a recently discovered passion for higher education. The result is a delightful Pygmalion-style comedy filled with self-discoveries, temptation, and heartfelt humanity that tackle personal and social issues with insight and grace. Made into a highly successful film starring Michael Caine and Julie Walters, see why the play captivated audiences from London to New York with it’s humor, heart, and intelligence. Previews January 9-11. The North Coast Rep Theatre is located at 987D Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. For more information call (858) 481-1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org.

lights, video, puppetry, and innovative technology that has never been seen on stage before. Tony Awardwinning director Des McAnuff (The Who’s Tommy, Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar) helms this powerful musical about a young artist who faces the battle of a lifetime. Tickets start at $48. Performance times vary. The La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre is located at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive in La Jolla. For more information call (858) 550-1010 or visit LaJollaPlayhouse.org.

The Nutcracker December 1-2, Saturday 7:30pm & Sunday 2:30pm Co-produced with the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale, directed and choreographed by Robin Sherertz-Morgan and Javier Velasco, come enjoy Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, The Nutcracker. “…While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads…” Leaping cossacks and flurries of snowflakes delight your senses. See them all swoop and soar across San Diego stages in America’s Favorite Holiday Event! In its 23rd year, this ballet fantasy features a cast of over 100 beautifully costumed dancers, reveling in Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Join the San Diego Ballet on an enchanting journey through a landscape of Yuletide dreams. Bring the entire family. White Christmas – The Musical December 13 – 23 San Diego Musical Theatre presents White Christmas! Based on the beloved timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is The Ocean and the perennial favorite White Christmas. Nostalgic and charming, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of becoming a year round tradition. Show times are Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday 2pm and 7pm. Tickets $42-$72. An American Story – for Actor and Orchestra January 4 – February 3 An American Story features an original book as well as the score by Felder, performed with live orchestra. Drawing upon the songs of great American composer Stephen Foster (Beautiful Dreamer, My Old Kentucky Home, Oh Susanna, etc.) as well as President Lincoln’s own words, An American Story is based on true events as seen through the eyes of a simple young man who suddenly finds himself at the center of world history. The Birch North Park Theatre is located at 2891 University Avenue, San Diego. For more information call (858) 560-5740 or visit www.sdmt.org.


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An Irish Christmas Comes to California Center for the Arts Escondido We’ve Got Free Tickets! Dec. 21, Friday, 7:30pm

“….music, dance and song that leaves everyone breathless” (The Village News) “…Magical…glorious Irish music…electric… remarkable….pure joy…a great Irish night”. (The Irish Herald)

The National Comedy Theatre Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and 9:45pm Since opening night in 1999, the National Comedy Theatre has performed over 3000 times and is the longest running show in San Diego. The National Comedy Theatre is San Diego’s nationally acclaimed improvisational comedy show. Based completely on audience suggestions, the cast of NCT creates an entire show on the spot. Shows are fast moving, funny and appropriate for all audiences. Thursday and Sunday shows are at 7:30 pm with tickets at $10. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm and 9:45pm with tickets ranging from $12-$15. College Team performances are on Sunday nights at 9pm with tickets at $8 and there is a special Midnight Show for ages 16 and up at 11:45pm on December 29 and January 26. The National Comedy Theatre is located at 3717 India Street in San Diego. For more information call (619) 2954999 or visit www.nationalcomedy.com.

New Village Arts Theatre Forever Plaid – Plaid Tidings Through December 30 A nostalgic holiday extravaganza! Deck the halls with Plaid as Sparky, Jinx, Smudge and Frankie – those original celestial Guardians of Harmony – return for a command performance that rings in the holiday season. Take a break from the hustle and bustle for a show that’s sure to send you back to the days of Ed Sullivan and get you humming along to your favorites from the jukebox era. Show times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8pm, with additional matinees on Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 2pm. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State Street, Carlsbad. For more information call (760) 433-3245 or visit www.newvillagearts.org.

The Laguna Playhouse Plaid Tidings – A Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid Through December 23 Plaid Tidings – The hilarious, heavenly quartet is returning to The Laguna Playhouse to croon their tight swingin’ harmonic renditions of musical hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s. This nostalgic holiday extravaganza is the very best of Forever Plaid wrapped up in a nifty package with a big bow on top! Stuffed with such “Plaid-erized” Christmas standards as “Mr. Santa,” “Let It Snow” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” in four part harmony as only the Plaids can do, Plaid Tidings is one holiday treat that is truly heaven sent. Chapter Two – A Comedy January 8 – February 3 Finding his way through life changes in the pre-Match. com era, Chapter Two is Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy about George, a middle-aged writer who is trying to deal with life after his wife’s untimely death. His brother Leo, a born matchmaker, is determined to help George get out of his emotional tailspin by setting him up on a series of unsuccessful dates. Eventually, Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she actually turns out to be a winner. Be a front row witness to George’s witty and all too recognizable journey of contradictory impulses between embracing a new and exciting future with Jennie or remaining faithful to the loving memory of his past. The Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. For more information call (949) 4972787 or visit www.lagunaplayhouse.com.

Begin your holiday celebrations with a magical visit to Ireland! Magic of the Dance stars Ciaran Maguire and Collette Dunne, join members of the Kerry Dance Troupe with sensational Irish musicians from the Kerry Trad Orchestra, along with a host of actors and singers in a sparkling Irish night celebrating Christmas in Ireland. With glorious music, traditional dance, storytelling, laughter and plenty of Irish soul, An Irish Christmas takes us on a journey to beautiful Ireland—dancing on the half door, the wren, storytelling with Irish actor Sheelagh Cullen, brush dances, incredible traditional music, spectacular dance from the Kerry Dance Troupe, and Christmas carols from Ireland and beyond. This is an annual sell-out at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Book your seats NOW!

California Center for the Arts Escondido is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 92025. Tickets range from $35 to $39. Call (800) 988-4253 or visit www.artcenter.org www.artcenter.org/performances/12march/index.html. Win Free Tickets! It’s easy to win a pair of tickets to An Irish Christmas at the California Center for the Arts Escondido. Just visit our website at www.HotinNorthCounty.com and fill in the simple ticket giveaway form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. Best of luck! See you at An Irish Christmas at the California Center for the Arts Escondido.

San Diego Theatres Under the Streetlamp December 1, Saturday, 8pm Under the Streetlamp, America’s hottest new vocal group, delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook. These four magnetic vocalists bring their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite Doo-Wop, Motown, and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll hits from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons, and more. The quartet is composed of recent leading cast members of the smash hit Jersey Boys: Michael Cunio, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, and Shonn Wiley. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, Under the Streetlamp proves why retro never sounded so now! Tickets are $52.50. At the Balboa Theatre. Shen Yun December 26 & 27, Wednesday & Thursday, 7:30pm From the myth of creation to the tale of the Terracotta Army, from the plateaus of Tibet to the forest of Yunnan, from the snow-capped Himalayas to the Yangtze River: Shen Yun takes you on a magical journey through ancient dynasties and diverse ethnic religions. Immerse yourself in sublime beauty and grace, and experience the glory of an ancient civilization with Shen Yun’s all new programs accompanied by a live orchestra. This season, dis-

cover what art was meant to be–Discover Shen Yun. Tickets $60-$200. At the Civic Theatre. Neil Berg’s 103 Years of Broadway January 20, Sunday, 2:30pm Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows, features a dazzling cast of Broadway stars accompanied by an allstar New York band! Listen and enjoy as the performers recreate some of the greatest moments from the finest Broadway productions of the century. Critics have described the show as a “...breezy, sprawling revue that romped gleefully through the American musical theatre’s greatest hits.” Tickets $29-$60. At the Balboa Theatre. The Civic Theatre is located at 1100 Third Avenue; the Balboa Theatre is at 868 Fourth Avenue in San Diego. For more information call (619) 570-1100 or visit www.sandiegotheatres.org.

California Center for the Arts, Escondido The Elves and the Shoemaker December 5, Wednesday, 9:30am & 11:30am A pair of merry elves arrives in a small Black Forest village during the holiday season and encounter a shoemaker who clearly needs assistance. With some clever thinking and a little yuletide magic, they save the shoemaker from an unhappy holiday. Laugh and cheer during this California Theatre Center classic suitable for grades Pre K-5. Center Stage is a program of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Education Department, introducing students to live theater through weekday matinee performances that connect to curriculum areas such as history, literature, science, music, and dance. In the Concert Hall. A Christmas Carol, the Musical December 8-9, Saturday and Sunday Enjoy all the nostalgia of the holidays wrapped up in this lively musical retelling. A Christmas Carol, the Musical surprises and delights those who are familiar with the original, while entertaining the entire family with a holiday classic and an experience they’ll not soon forget. Presented by Broadway Theatre Arts Company. Showtimes are 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, and 1pm and 6pm on Sunday. Tickets $15-$17. At the Center Theatre. An Irish Christmas December 21, Friday, 7:30pm Enjoy a great ‘round the hearth’ Irish night celebrating Christmas with glorious music, traditional dance, storytelling, laughter and

plenty of Irish soul. ‘Fast feet’ Ciaran Maguire and Collette Dunne, of Magic of the Dance fame, join Kevin Horton of Riverdance and the Kerry Dance Troupe in what promises to be an electrifying dance display! Tickets $35-$39. At the Center Theatre. Shen Yun: Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization December 28-31, Friday-Monday From the myth of creation to the tale of the Terracotta Army, from the plateau of Tibet to the forest of Yunnan, from the snow-capped Himalayas to the Yangtze River, Shen Yun takes you on a magical journey through ancient dynasties and diversified ethnic regions. Immerse yourself in sublime beauty and grace with Shen Yun’s all-new 2013 programs, accompanied by a live orchestra. Experience the true China at 2pm shows each day and 7:30pm shows Friday and Saturday, in the Concert Hall. Tickets $60-$200. Aladdin Jr. January 24-27, Thursday-Sunday Disney’s Aladdin Jr. is a fantastic tale of a street rat who becomes a prince, featuring an amazingly talented cast of over 50 children. Filled with magic, mayhem, and carpet rides, audiences’ spirits will soar with excitement. Enjoy songs including the Academy Award Winning “A Whole New World,” and “A Friend Like Me!” Presented by Star Repertory Theater, performances are held in the Center Theatre at 7pm on Thursday and Friday, 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, and 12pm and 5pm on Sunday. Tickets: $15. The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall and Center Theatre are located at 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. For tickets or more information call 800-988-4253 or visit www.artcenter.org.


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Food and the Brain: Good Fats, Bad Fats

YMCA Poinsettia Ball Set to Make Holiday Merriment

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA and the Paul Ecke, Jr. Poinsettia Ball Volunteer Committee is striving to raise $100,000 for community outreach and YMCA scholarship opportunities. On Saturday, December 8, the Poinsettia Ball rings in its 22nd year of black tie festivities in the spirit of the giving season benefiting North County Coastal youth, families and seniors in need. This year’s event honors longtime Y supporter, Gary Biszantz, for which the Magdalena Ecke Family

By Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. Omega-3 essential fatty acids have an important role in the human nervous system. They seem to be crucial for healthy neuronal structure and function. And the healthy structure and function in our brains is what allows for healthy behavior. Plenty of research has been conducted on the role of diets and behavior, particularly in children, with a lot of interest in the ever-controversial role of sugar. But let’s turn our attention to fats for a moment. Essential fatty acids comprise parts of phospholipids and cholesterol esters, which are imperative in the structure and development of synaptic and dendritic cell membrane structures in the brain. When lacking essential fatty acids, such as omega-3s, our brain uses non-essential fatty acids to do its job instead. Or, at least, it attempts to do its job. When we don’t feed our brains well, and the only fats we consume are bad fats, the brain resorts to using what is available. And this leads to changes in membrane-bound receptors and certain neurotransmitters. This then leads to psychological and behavioral changes. Bad fats = bad news. Researchers have noticed that the tremendous shift in the Western diet away from omega-3 essential fatty acids parallels the large rise in psychiatric disorders, including ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and depression. For this reason, a wide variety of studies have found that essential fatty acids might have a significant effect on the neurotransmission of serotonin and associated behavioral disorders. The following is a cursory review of a few of these findings. One study found that fatty acid plasma levels were lower in children with ADHD than other children of the same age and sex. The same thing was found in studies of rats and monkeys with behavioral hyperactivity. In other studies, children with dyspraxia, dyslexia, and ADHD showed behavioral improvement following the addition of essential fatty acids to their diets. Another study looked at violent male subjects with antisocial personality and found low omega-3 plasma concentrations. This agrees with yet another study that found lower hostility and depression scores in those of hundreds of subjects who consume a diet high of fish. A study of prison inmates found a significant reduction in aggressive and violent behaviors after supplementation with essential fatty acids. The same result was found in another study of clinical populations of subjects suffering from various personality disorders. So why might essential fatty acids affect behavior? Because they affect our physiology, and the physiology of our brains especially. Physiological studies of lab animals found that diets deficient in essential fatty acids result in more serotonin receptors in the frontal cortex. This might sound like a good thing; but actually, more of these types of serotonin receptors means less free-floating serotonin, a condition thought to contribute significantly to depression. Other studies show that frontal cortex concentrations of serotonin, tryptophan, dopamine, homovanillic acid, and noradrenaline––stuff we want to have at healthy levels in our brains––are nearly doubled in animals supplemented with daily essential fatty acids compared to animals fed substandard diets. To sum this up, a number of clinical disorders and behavioral problems have demonstrated an association with decreased levels of omega-3 fats. Even more, correcting this deficiency by supplementation leads to clinical improvement, probably by way of the transmission of serotonin and other neurotransmitters. Unfortunately, science is not ready to make a statement that good fats will calm a hyperactive child or make a depressed person happy. But hey, they can’t hurt! Information in part from “Essential fatty acids and their role in the treatment of impulsivity disorders,” Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 71 (2004) 211-16. Jennifer Lee is a behavioral scientist who received her Ph.D. in psychobiology and learning. She is a psychology instructor, researcher, and writer in studies of human and animal behavior.

December 8, Saturday YMCA’s gymnasium is named and serves as the location for this gala. The guests experience holiday merriment while dining on fine cuisine by Roppongi Catering, dancing to entertainment by Atomic Groove, bidding on luxurious auction items and hearing from local YMCA alum and severe car accident survivor, Derek Thomas. To purchase tickets or find contact information please visit www.ecke.ymca.org/poinsettiaball.html.

San Diego Restaurant Week January 13-18 Yay, it’s back . . . six scrumptious days and over 180 participating restaurants throughout San Diego! This edition of the North County Sun features North County Destination Dining. Our theme is a perfect recipe of delightful dining, not only throughout the holidays, but for San Diego Restaurant Week, January 13-18. It’s a great way to try some new culinary hot spots at reduced prices. San Diego Restaurant Week is sponsored by the

California Restaurant Association. During this special week, residents and visitors can experience cuisine that delights palates and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus. No tickets or passes are required. Food lovers may dine at as many participating restaurants as they like during San Diego Restaurant Week. For more information or for a list of some participating restaurants, visit www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com.

Moonlight Stage Productions January 17 – February 3 Leading Ladies – A New American Comedy Experience this new comedy from Moonlight Stage Productions at their AVO Playhouse. Christopher Williams, who directed last season’s smash hit Beau Jest, returns to stage Leading Ladies. Ken Ludwig centers his play on two young English actors who are so broke that they are performing their Shakespearean shows at Moose Lodges in Amish country. When they hear about an elderly lady about to die leaving her fortune to her long-lost English nephews, the actors decide to pass themselves off as her relatives to get the cash. The catch? The lost nephews are actually nieces. Romantic entanglements ensue, disguises are devised and hilarious comic moments abound. Tickets $15-$72. The AVO Playhouse is located at 303 Main Street, Vista. For more information call (760) 724-2110 or visit www. moonlightstage.com.

Park Hyatt Resort Aviara Holiday Events It’s holiday time at the Park Hyatt Resort in Aviara; time to take a day or evening adventure in your own neighborhood. The AAA four diamond rated resort will be offering holiday cheer throughout December and January including Christmas and New Years. In the lobby you will find the Festival of Trees all decorated for a charity auction from December 1st to the 28th. You’ll also find their famed Gingerbread Mountain as their holiday lobby centerpiece until December 26th. Teddy Bear Teas are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 23rd. Teas are $42$49 for adults and $20 for children. Happy Hour at the Argyle Steakhouse is from 4 to 6pm Tuesday to Friday. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners are being served at the Argyle off their regular menu. The Vivace restaurant will have a very special Christmas and New Year’s Eve menu. The California Bistro will have their amazing Sunday Brunches throughout the holiday season and will offer an amazing Christmas Eve Seafood Buffet for $78. There is also a New Year’s Eve Party in the Lobby and Lounge. Live music, drinks and food will be served. See details for menus in our Restaurant Section and read about the New Year’s Eve Party they will have with

live music, a champagne toast and balloon drop on our New Year’s Eve Party page (see page A-17). Lastly, the Park Hyatt is offering gingerbread decorating classes for adults and children throughout the month of December. Cost for adults is $60 and children is $40. For more information and complete schedule of classes ask for extension 5056. Park Hyatt Resort Aviara is located at 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad 92011. Call (760) 448-1234 or visit www. parkaviara.hyatt.com.


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Join us for the Holidays

All locations will be open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Book your holiday party and ask about special incentives.

Vigilucci’s Ristorante & Pizzeria and Robbie’s SPECIALS Monday–Wednesday Up to 50% Off Select Bottles of Wine Monday $5 Wine by the Glass Tuesday–Saturday Live Music

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North County Destination Dining Now serving beer and wine along with Happy Hour and beer and wine pairings, this family owned and operated seafood grill, located in Encinitas, is the talk of the town! Their motto, “Reel Fish. Done Right. Done Fast” is a mouthful and pretty much says it all. They are now serving live Maine Lobster dinners for an unbelievable price of $24.95. These dinners come with cole slaw, corn on the cob, French fries and lemon butter. You will most likely pay over $40 for a dinner like this anywhere else! They also offer Maryland Crab Cakes dinner for $14.95, and Sweet Snow Crab Leg dinners for $17.95. This is how Off the Hooks works: First you select your favorite fish; then you choose your favorite flavoring; and then you tell them how you want it–either 1) as a sandwich; 2) as a salad; 3) in a bowl; or 4) on a plate. Off the Hook fresh fish selections include favorites such as ahi, halibut,

swordfish, mahi mahi, ono, salmon, trout, snapper, shark, etc. Flavor selections include lemon butter, garlic butter, Cajun, blackened, lemon olive oil, garlic olive oil, or teriyaki. They serve great appetizers such as Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Deep Fried Calamari, Coconut Shrimp, as well as Grilled Fish Tacos, Fish and Chips, Halibut and Chips, Salmon and Chips, Grilled Fish Wraps, delicious Red or White Clam Chowder, Cole Slaw, Fresh Veggies, Green Salad, Brown Rice and Garlic Bread. They have a kid’s menu, cater for any occasion, and sell fresh fish by the pound. If you like fish and chips, you’ll love this place! Off the Hook is open everyday from 11:30am -8pm and is located in the Target/Barnes & Noble shopping center on the corner of Leucadia Blvd and El Camino Real at 1042 N. El Camino Real, Suite E, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 6328553 or visit www.offthehookseafoodgrill.com.

signature restaurant continues in the holiday tradition of providing the finest culinary experience available. Vivace features contemporary Italian cuisine with a twist by Chef de Cuisine, Jesse Paul. Vivace is a well-known destination for those who appreciate the culture of great food. All pastas are made in-house daily, using only organic ingredients. Meat and seafood dishes are prepared using the best products from local farmers, cheese makers and artisans. The robust wine list features some of Italy’s finest wines as well as some hidden gems from lesser-known regions throughout the country. Enjoy a special New Year’s dinner and party at the Vivace and Park Hyatt. A very special five-course dinner will be served at the Vivace on New Year’s Eve from 5:30-9:30pm. Highlights of the Menu includes Prosciutto, Poached Pear, Gnocchi Fritti, Honey Mascarpone; Grilled Prime N.Y., Butternut Squash Soup,; and White Chocolate

and Mango Mousse Cake, just to name a few. The Cost is $120 per person and includes admission to the Lobby Lounge New Year’s Eve Celebration complete with live music, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight! There’s an abundance of holiday happenings at the Park Hyatt Aviara. Every year they adorn their front lobby and hallways with a beautifully created Gingerbread Mountain and their Festival of Trees. The Festival of Trees is a decorated Christmas Tree charity auction of beautifully decorated Christmas trees on display. Other Park Hyatt holiday events include their very popular Teddy Bear Tea, Happy Hours, Sunday Brunches, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day special dinners, New Year’s Eve dinners and a New Year’s Eve celebration in the Lobby Lounge. Vivace at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is located at 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, 92011. For hotel and dinner reservations call (760) 448-1234 or visit www. parkhyattaviara.com.

The AAA Four-Diamond rated Argyle Steakhouse at the Park Hyatt offers an impressive menu of the finest

cuts of expertly prepared California Natural, American Wagyu and Australlian Wagyu steaks and beef. With it’s elegant setting overlooking the breathtaking views of the resort’s signature 18th golf hole with the wildlife of the Batiquitos Lagoon as its backdrop, offers a memorable fine dining experience for locals, friends and guests. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners will be served off their regular menu. A Brunch on Christmas Day will be from 10am to 2:30pm. A special dinner is planned for New Years Eve. New Year’s Eve at the Argyle prepared by Chef de Cuisine, Kurtis Habecker, features Seafood Martini, Chestnut Truffle Soup, American Bison New York Steak, with sides of Sweet Potato Gratin and Brussel Sprouts. Dinner is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Admission to the Lobby Lounge New Year’s Eve Celebration is an additional $25.

The Argyle Steakhouse offers lunch daily, featuring light California specialties, including pasta, fresh seafood, and a variety of sandwiches and salads, and a wonderful Sunday Brunch that shouldn’t be missed. There’s an abundance of holiday happenings at the Park Hyatt Aviara. Every year they adorn their front lobby and hallways with a beautifully created Gingerbread Mountain and their Festival of Trees. The Festival of Trees is a decorated Christmas tree charity auction of beautifully decorated Christmas trees on display. Other Park Hyatt holiday events include their very popular Teddy Bear Tea, Happy Hours, Sunday Brunches, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day special dinners, New Year’s Eve dinners and a New Year’s Eve celebration in the Lobby Lounge. Argyle Steakhouse at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is located at 7447 Batiquitos Drive Carlsbad, 92011. For hotel and dinner reservations call (760) 603-6908 or visit www. parkhyattaviara.com.

Nattiya’s Thai and Northern Spirits Lounge

Nattiya Sontisup, owner of Nattiya’s Thai, has created a warm, casual atmosphere with a sophisticated and delicious authentic Thai menu. It is truly a gourmet delight for those who know and love Thai cuisine. Nattiya’s offers a complete sit-down menu as well as take-out and local delivery. Try any one of her soups and curries, specialty entrees, noodles and rice dishes and you will fall in love with Nattiya’s just as we have over the years. They are open everyday including Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Eve and Day. This holiday season, if you are thinking about authentic and delicious Thai food in a casual and sophisticated setting and are looking for the real deal, then Nattiya’s is the place to be. Northern Spirits Piano Lounge next door to Nattiya’s has just opened and we are predicting that this will be another

winner for Nattiya Sontisup. The décor is absolutely gorgeous with soft lights, comfortable chairs and sofas, large picture windows, with a beautifully back-lit bar and a black baby grand piano. Northern Spirits offers a hip fusion menu complete with cocktails and drinks from their full bar. They offer Happy Hour food and drink specials from 3-6pm. Try their sliders or calamari appetizers along with a Chili Mango Martini or a Thai Old Fashioned. Find their ad in this publication and bring it in for $10 OFF any purchase of $30 or more. Must present coupon. Nattiya’s Thai and Northern Spirits are located at 727 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos 92078. Nattiya’s (760) 736-9999 and Northern Spirits (760) 736-9996 www. nattiyathai.com.

Crust Pizzeria

Look for their ad in this publication and get $10 OFF Dinner or $5 OFF Lunch! Charlie Meola, Italian American and serious Pizza Pie Chef, has put together what many now say is some of the tastiest pie around. Drive by any night of the week and you’ll see plenty of cars parked in front of this wonderful neighborhood pizzeria. Once you venture in to see what the fuss is all about, you’ll soon understand why. Chef Meola’s passion for making the best pizza is evident as he brings his unique touch, Italian heritage, and flavor to all his finely crafted masterpieces. At Crust Pizzeria you’ll experience handcrafted, artisan, New York-style pizza with a modern flair. Crust is a classy but unpretentious neighborhood pie shop with a lot of character.

Crust isn’t just about great pizza. They also serve nightly dinner specials and pasta dishes such as Spaghetti and Meatballs, Penne Pasta, Mediterranean, and Capellini Alla Checca. Their many salads and desserts are all really great. For a tasty treat, try their Chocolate Lava Cake! They have TV sports, fine crafted beers and select bottles of wine. Happy Hour is nightly from 3-6pm and on Monday all day long! Half-off bottles of wine are very popular on Wine Wednesdays. Find their ad in this publication: Dinner Special for two and if you spend over $40 you’ll get a free bottle of wine! Must present coupon. Crust Pizzeria is open seven days a week and is located at 3263 Camino de Los Coches, Carlsbad 92009 (in the Sprout’s Shopping Center). Call (760) 944-1111 or visit www.crustpizzeria.com.

Off the Hook

Off the Hook is open everyday and is a great place to impress family, friends and guests over the holidays.

Vivace Restaurant at Park Hyatt Resort Aviara

Vivace, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort’s AAA Four-Diamond

Argyle Steakhouse at Park Hyatt Resort Aviara


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North County Destination Dining Pacifica Del Mar offers five distinct event venues: 1) Private Reserve—is a state-or-the-art private dining and presentation space great for corporate parties from 54 to 75 guests. 2) Breeze Café—is a heated outdoor covered patio with stunning ocean view sunsets. Accommodates 72 to 85 guests. 3) Wine Room—is an intimate room displaying hundreds of fine vintage wines and will comfortably accommodate 12 guests. 4) Pacifica’s Patio—is perfect for casual fine dining parties up to 120 guests. The patio overlooks Old Del Mar with spectacular Pacific Ocean views. 5) The Gallery – is an interior portion at the end of the Ocean Bar. It has lively special effects lighting with a Pacific Ocean backdrop. It’s perfect for up to 60 guests. Open everyday, including Christmas Eve (regular menu) and Christmas Day 12-9 with a special prix fixe menu. New Year’s Eve will be amazing with two seatings: 5-7:30 and 8-12, with a special prix fixe menu. The New Year’s

Eve Party has NO COVER and includes a midnight toast and complimentary midnight hors d’oeuvres! Pacifica Del Mar offers breathtaking ocean views and a recently completed half-million dollar renovation. The Ocean Bar and restaurant is one of North County’s gems and a local gathering place, where high style and Del Mar culture come together for lovely libations and exquisite cuisine. They are recipients of the Gold Medallion for “Best Seafood Dining in San Diego,” and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.” Happy Hour is nightly from 4-6:30 and all night long on Mondays and Tuesdays. Over 150 Vodkas! Holiday Gift Cards are now available where you will receive free gift certificates and can earn and redeem points! Pacifica Del Mar and Breeze Café are located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 792-0476 or visit www.pacificadelmar.com.

the one that brings it all together and makes you want to come back again and again. And, no one does it better than Chef Adam Stuart at SBICCA in Del Mar. Chef Stuart is a native San Diegan with an impressive array of experience and accolades. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas with honors. After doing so he then went on to work with some of the best chefs in the world including Charlie Palmer, Vincent Poussell and Mike Minor. After soaking up knowledge from the greats, he made his way back to San Diego to further his very impressive culinary career. He spent time at Whiskenladel and the Sky Room at La Valencia before moving on to the Vivace at the Four Seasons Aviara (now the Park Hyatt) where he honed his skills in handmade pasta and pizza made in their wood burning pizza oven. His culinary journey then led him to Bernardo’s in Rancho Bernardo where he was the Sous Chef for 2 years before joining SBICCA to

head up the kitchen. Adam’s passions for great food and local ingredients are a perfect fit for SBICCA and have brought new flavors and creativity to their already flavorful, multi-award winning kitchen. With superb service, an amazing white water ocean view, tasty fare and a casual but elegant atmosphere, this holiday season bring your loved ones and out of town guests to this quaint Americana bistro nestled in the heart of ol’ Del Mar. Tuesday nights half-off bottles of wine is a popular weekly event. Happy Hour is 7 days a week from 4-6:30 and all night on Wednesday; get 1/2 off all bar menu items and $2 off all specialty cocktails, wines by the glass and beer. One of their amazing new menu items that you simply must try is their Main Lobster Mac and Cheese. SBICCA is located at 215 15th Street, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 481-1001 or visit www.sbiccabistro.com.

in the Del Mar Heights shopping center in Carmel Valley, just east of the I-5 freeway on Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real, this neighborhood restaurant is a real find. The food is prepared fresh everyday and has many special qualities, including great prices. Upon entering, the first thing you will notice is their friendly professional service. It will definitely make an impression on you as it did on us. Tavérna Blu offers some of the finest vegetarian and gluten-free meals in North County. We can’t say enough about the quality of their cuisine and great prices. Their “small plates” aren’t so small with plates of Mama Ganoush, Hummus, Spicy Feta, Tabouli, Marinated Olives and Cheese and prices range between $5 and $7. Experience a lovely glass of wine, or better yet, a bottle from their impressive and reasonable wine list (over 30) as you enjoy

entrées, house specialties, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, new sampler platters and fine desserts, including the house favorite Baklava Sundae. Try the Wild Salmon, Gyros Plate, or their Lamb Kabob Plate. Also, the pasta dishes are absolutely wonderful as well as their Country Greek or Athenian Greek Salads. Sandwiches include Gyros, a Spicy Gyro Wrap, Chicken and a wonderful local favorite, their Lamb Wrap, and always check out their Blackboard Specials. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating under an umbrella on a mild, sunny afternoon. And congratulations to Tavérna Blu for their newest location at the Irvine Spectrum! Tavérna Blu is a refreshing local spot to impress your holiday guests. They are located at 12873 El Camino Real, M-1, Carmel Valley, 92130. Call (858) 509-3950 or visit www.tavernablu.com.

Urban Plates is one of North County’s and Carmel Valley’s most popular new restaurants with a fresh and truly unique dining experience. Urban Plates has an open

kitchen where you can watch everything being made right in front of you! Upon arrival, simply grab a tray and head to the station of your choice. All food ingredients are beautifully displayed in front of you. You simply order as you walk through the fast moving line and their chefs and staff will prepare your meal while you watch. Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan or simply a health conscious individual, Urban Plates has something for everyone! Their diverse menu is designed to appeal everyone, everyday! They offer creative entrée salads, entree plates, sandwiches, braises, soups and pizzettes all at $10 or less per plate! We recommend their fresh grilled fish, grilled and hand carved steak, wonderful salads and soups and their delicious mac and cheese. Virtually all of their food is prepared from scratch throughout the day using the finest natural or organic ingredients whenever possible and whenever it makes sense.

The restaurant provides a truly terrific experience led by a team of dedicated professionals, several of whom have culinary degrees. Enjoy their dining experience for lunch, dinner, or late evening at home, or in the comfort of their beautifully designed restaurant. Enjoy their two patio areas and their outdoor fire pit. Urban Plates also offers a variety of baked goods including made-from-scratch cookies, cupcakes, pastry bars, brownies, layer cakes, tarts and much more! The beverage offering includes a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages consisting of refreshing house-made urban replenishers, natural sodas, wines by the glass and bottle, as well as local craft beers either by the bottle or on draft. Urban Plates is located in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center at 12857 El Camino Real, Carmel Valley, 92103. They are open seven days a week. Online ordering is available at www.urbanplates.com/order-online or call (858) 509-1800.

Urban Pi

Urban Pi (as in pizza pie) is coming soon to Del Mar, just east of the I-5 Freeway on Via De La Valle. Urban Pi is a unique, fast, casual pizza concept driven to serve only the highest quality, good-for-your-body food possible. The concept centers on using fresh, locally sourced, and organic ingredients for the entire menu. The Urban Pi is a 10” custom “creative” pizza that starts with the best ingredients including organic flour, organic tomato sauce and organic mozzarella. Pi encourages you to be as unique as the concept, by creating your own unique pizzas. You will be able to order their pizzas directly from a pizza maker who will then pass the pizza to a server who will then top the pizza with any toppings desired, right before your eyes! The pizza will then be

baked in a hearth oven and will be ready in about 5 minutes. In addition to pizza, Urban Pi will serve custom made salads, a limited offering of sandwiches, desserts, “creative” sweetie pi’s and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The menu and service system are designed to feed one person or an entire group. You can enjoy the experience for lunch, dinner, or late evening at home or in the comfort of their beautiful restaurant. If you dine in, they have a back patio area for your enjoyment. Urban Pi is located at 2673 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, 92130. (Across from the Flower Hill Mall). It will be open daily from 11 am until 10 pm. For more information, visit www.urbanpi.com or www.facebook.com/UrbanPi. DelMar. Follow Pi on Twitter at www.twitter.com/urbanpi.

Pacifica Del Mar and Breeze Café

This is one of the best places around to hold your business holiday party, family celebration, or private affair.

SBICCA Everyone knows that a restaurant is only as good as it’s menu and its chef. Yes, quality, excellent service, and atmosphere are very important too, but the chef really is

Tavérna Blu If you are craving casual Mediterranean/Greek Cuisine in a friendly and social atmosphere, this is the place. Located

Urban Plates


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North County Destination Dining

Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot

Look for Ignite’s ad in this publication and get $20 OFF your dining experience, or families with kids clip their (2) Kid’s Eat Free coupon with purchase of one adult entrée. Ignite is a great place to meet friends and family, impress

Vigilucci’s

Vigilucci’s Ristorante and Pizzeria and Robbie’s located side-by-side in the heart of Leucadia, offer two completely

Casa de Bandini

The flavor of Old Mexico greets you the minute you walk through the door at Diane Powers’ Casa de Bandini, located at The Forum in Carlsbad. Bandini is the premier North County destination for delicious and authentic regionally inspired Mexican fare.

The Original Pancake House

Locate their ad in this publication for a special 15% OFF coupon. If you’ve never tried The Original Pancake House,

Jersey Mikes/ Solana Beach/ Encinitas/La Jolla

a client or a date, or just hang out, to relax and dine. There isn’t a bad seat in the house inside or outside on their beautifully decorated Spanish-style patio garden. The patio has an outside bar and fireplace. Located in La Costa, overlooking La Costa Green’s expansive rolling hills, Ignite Bistro and Wine Spot is one of North County’s popular hangouts. They offer an extensive wine collection to accompany their delectable appetizers, entreés and popular wood-fired, hand crafted Neopolitan-style pizza. Other offerings include sizzling juicy burgers, fresh local seafood, and tender choice steaks. Uncork, drink and enjoy from a large selection of domestic or imported wines at retail bottle prices. You can also purchase a bottle and take it home. Happy Hour is Mon-Fri from 3-6pm and offers $3 or $5 drink specials as well as food specials. Happy Hour is all day on Sundays! They have a late night Happy Hour Fri-Sat from 9pm to closing. Sunday Brunch is from 10-2pm. Enjoy live music

on Saturday nights. Celebrate the New Year at Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot. Dinner for two is $99. and is a 3-course pre-fixed dinner menu from their regular menu. Add a “Manager’s Pick of the New Year”, bottle of wine for $20.13. Make your Reservation Today and when you dine-in on New Year’s Eve, you’ll receive a “Goodbye 2012 Gift Certificate” ($20.13 Value). Good for your next visit in January of 2013. Headfirst, a local Carlsbad classic rock band takes the stage at 9:30pm. There’s NO COVER CHARGE! Door Prizes and Drink Specials are offered throughout the night with a complimentary Champagne Toast at 12am to Ring in the New Year. They are open New Year’s Day with Brunch and Bottomless Mimosas. Catch all the Bowl Games with the sound on! Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot is located at 6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92011. Call 760-438-7800 or visit www.ignitecarlsbad.com.

different award winning menus with their own style, flavor and atmosphere. If the delicious garlic aroma on Coast Highway 101 doesn’t draw you in, the casually elegant ambience and at-home feel will. Robbies California style offerings such as Snug Harbor Clam Chowder, Chicken Satay, and Blackened Sashimi will satisfy discerning finicky foodie adults and children alike. Vigilucci’s Ristorante and Pizzeria offers traditional Italian fare such as Trenette alla Genovese, Grilled Eggplant, and of course their signature pizzas. All pizza, appetizers and cuisine use the finest, freshest and purest ingredients available. With flat screen TVs and a full bar, Vigilucci’s and Robbies offer live music Tuesday through Saturday. Both are comfortable, relaxing and great places to hang out and listen to live music with a friend, family, or out of town

guests. Enjoy Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 7pm with drink and food specials. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays select bottles of wine are up to 50% off. Fridays, take-out pizza is 15% off and a Sunday Brunch is great with eggs benedict, omelet al filetto, French toast, breakfast burritos and $3 mimosas. All six Vigilucci locations including Robbies, Vigilucci’s Ristorante and Pizzeria, Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana, Vigilucci’s Seafood and Steakhouse, Vigilucci’s Ristorante in Coronado, and Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana, will be open Christmas Eve. Both Robbies and Vigilucci’s Ristorante in Coronado will have live music on New Year’s Eve. Dining rooms are now being booked for holiday parties and special events. Vigilucci’s Ristorante and Pizzeria and Robbie’s are located at 530 N. Highway 101 in Leucadia. Call (760) 6342365 or visit www.vigiluccis.com.

Casa de Bandini is an esthetic delight, decorated down to the tiniest detail with hand-crafted furnishings, fine Mexican folk art and colorfully hand-painted murals. Intricately-designed lanterns and stars of tin, brass and glass illuminate the Cantina, where guests enjoy their famous bird bath-size Margaritas in tasty flavors like mango, peach, strawberry, raspberry and lemon lime. Guests are also invited to dine under color-drenched umbrellas in the outdoor patio, reminiscent of the vibrant haciendas found throughout the Mexican countryside, complete with lush landscaping of succulents, cacti, palms and flowering vines. Diners are charmed nightly by strolling mariachis playing popular Mexican ballads. Bandini chefs use only the freshest ingredients for their ambitious menu, which includes more than fourteen salsas and sauces made daily, delicious selections of homemade salad dressings, and hot corn and flour tortillas prepared throughout the day between the cantina

and dining room. Popular dishes include their flavorful Carnitas a la Michoacan, offering golden brown succulent morsels of pork served with hot tortillas, guacamole, salsa and beans. Seafood lovers will delight in Enchiladas Del Mar, chock full of crab, shrimp and pescado blanco and smothered in a creamy, spicy jalapeño sauce. Carne Asada Tampiqueña pleases steak-lovers with deliciously seasoned carne asada, grilled and topped with mild green California chile and onion, served with a cheese enchilada, beans and guacamole. Making its grand debut is the new Grilled Chicken and Spinach Chimichanga. Already a favorite, this crispy burrito is stuffed with seasoned chicken and sautéed spinach, topped with fresh avocado slices, jalapeño cheese sauce, salsa verde and served with flavorful achiote vegetables. Casa de Bandini is open seven days a week and located at 1901 Calle Barcelona Carlsbad, CA 92009. Call (760) 6343443 or visitwww.casadebandini.com.

you’re long overdue. But, if you’re already a regular customer, then you know what we’re talking about. Founded by the Hueneke family in 1953 in Portland Oregon, there are two locations in North County located in Encinitas and Vista. Experience the flavor, the atmosphere, the attention to quality and service, and the ultimate breakfast favorite for San Diegans for nearly 30 years. The Original Pancake House has been the choice for the ultimate breakfast in San Diego ever since they opened their first Original Pancake House franchise in Kearny Mesa in 1979. There are currently four locations in San Diego County, Kearny Mesa, Encinitas, and Vista. Their world famous “original” recipes are just that– they’re from all over the world, and contain only the finest of ingredients, such as USDAA grade butter (not margarine), pure 36% whipping cream (not half & half), fresh

grade AA eggs, hard wheat unbleached flour, and their own homemade sourdough starter recipe. You can taste the difference with batters and sauces that are prepared fresh in each restaurant’s kitchen. They never compromise quality and their prices are very reasonable. Try their famous Apple Pancakes, Cherry Kijafa Crepes, or one of their egg specialties or wonderful omelets, thickly sliced bacon, and add a fresh glass of orange juice with a hot special blended cup of coffee. Don’t forget to top off your pancakes with some pure maple syrup! The Original Pancake House is located at Encinitas: 160 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd (Santa fe Plaza Shopping Center at Encinitas Blvd and Rancho Santa fe Rd) (760) 943-1939 Vista: 435 S. Melrose Dr. (760) 758-3441. www.originalpancakehouse.com.

Locate our ad in this publication and bring in to redeem 10% OFF your order! Dine in or pick up some Jersey Mikes for all you holiday parties and events! Jersey Mike’s Jersey Shore was devastated by the recent destruction of Hurricane Sandy. Jersey Mikes in New Jersey and all the Jersey Mikes across the nation are pulling together to do whatever they can to help restore the Jersey Shore to the vibrant community it once was. Please visit their website at www.jerseymikes.com for the link to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Jersey Mikes thanks all their store owners and patrons that have

been instrumental in helping in the great endeavor. Jersey Mikes provides their customers with the freshest, highest quality sandwiches available, prepared right in front of them and served with energy and enthusiasm. That’s why Jersey Mikes has the best sub sandwiches and is the fastest growing sandwich chain in America with over 750 stores nationwide. Always fresh sliced and always fresh grilled! Simply the best since 1956! Encinitas: 1070 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas (760) 634-6800. Solana Beach: 915 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach (858) 259-9111. La Jolla: 7836 Herschel Ave., La Jolla (858) 200-9888


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Savory Spice Shop

This place is unique and amazing! Savory Spice Shop at the Lumberyard on Hwy 101 in Encinitas is the first full-ser-

vice spice shop to open in San Diego County. Owner/operators and North County residents, Jason and Stephanie Birn, are thrilled to join the Encinitas business community and bring their passion for food and spices with them. Savory Spice Shop offers more than 400 fresh ground herbs and spices, 140 hand-blended seasonings, organic selections and gift sets. Spices are ground and blended weekly to ensure superior freshness. The multi-sensory experience begins as you enter the store. A wave of aromas greet you from the hundreds of large glass apothecary jars on shelves lining the walls and the barrels filled with fragrant spices on seasoned wood floors. Coupled with a great selection of quality spices are abundant ideas from a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Customers are encouraged to sample products and have packaged only the amounts that they need. Customers have the option

to buy as little as a half ounce, which allows everyone the opportunity to try new tastes and new recipes, and later, buy larger quantities. It’s a spice shop for every type of cook. From the griller to the gourmet chef, visitors will be offered a variety of options for creating a successful dining experience. Savory Spice Shop prides themselves on offering high quality and hard-to-find items at lower than grocery store prices. They also carry cookbooks and spice accessories for purchase and provide recipe cards. Holiday gift sets are available and cover everything from barbeque to curry. Savory Spice Shop Encinitas is located at 937 South Coast Highway 101, Suite C-110 (at the Lumberyard) Encinitas, California. Call (888) 677-3322 or visit them on Facebook at SavorySpiceShopEncinitas or at www.savoryspiceshop. com/Encinitas.

2013 San Diego County Fair “Best Pass Ever” a Great Stocking Stuffer! The “Best Pass Ever,” the San Diego County Fair’s favorite season pass, is now on sale and just in time for the Holiday Season. Terrific as a stocking stuffer, the “Best Pass Ever” gets patrons into the 2013 San Diego County Fair for $1 a day! The $24 season pass allows fairgoers to come to the Fair whenever they want and stay as long as they want. The “Best Pass Ever” is valid

June 8 – July 4, 2013 and can be purchased online at www.sdfair.com. Get Ready to Play! “GAME ON” is the theme for the 2013 San Diego County Fair! The summer of 2013 promises to be filled with fun and games galore for 24 days. The “Game On” theme invites everyone young and old to have the time of their lives. The Fair will spotlight classic and nostalgic games we grew up with and show how games have evolved over the years. From board games and Pinball, to televi-

sion, videos and computers, technology has enhanced the gaming culture beyond our wildest dreams. The 2013 San Diego County Fair will open on Saturday, June 8 and run through Thursday, July 4. The Fair will be closed the first three Mondays, June 10, 17 & 24. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the top five Fairs in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually. For more information visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com.


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Pelly’s Fish Market Over the holidays, especially getting ready for Christmas and New Years Eve, families are turning to a healthier alter-

Bruegger’s Bagels

Bruegger’s will be open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. Try a Bruegger’s Breakfast Sandwich for the perfect

Tip Top Meats

Our congratulations go out to Tip Top Meat’s owner/ butcher/philanthropist, John Haedrich, for receiving the

Kasi

Locate their ad and coupon in this publication for 50% OFF any entrée!

Cinépolis Luxury Theaters

Dinner and a movie, together at last! What a great way to spend an afternoon, an evening, or holiday with some-

native...fresh fish! Pelly’s will be open Christmas Eve but not Christmas Day and will be open New Year’s Eve. Pelly’s Fish Market offers locals and visitors the freshest fish in town. It’s fresh, fast, and delicious! Pelly’s is one of the original fresh fish markets in Coastal North County. On any given day, depending on the season Pelly’s offers large fillets of fresh ahi, yellowtail, albacore, mahi-mahi, halibut, Atlantic salmon, swordfish, sea bass, and a wide assortment of local shellfish including oysters, clams, crab, shrimp and local lobster. Pelly’s offers Holiday Seafood Platters that will suit any family get-together, bowl game, or corporate holiday party. Ask them about special orders for the holidays. Big sellers are their ceviche, stone crab, or bay shrimp salads, as well as their popular fresh local lobster. Pelly’s has a reputation as the best place for delicious

fresh fish lunches and dinners, especially their shrimp scampi dinner, char-grilled mahi-mahi, char-grilled halibut, and of course their unbelievable crab cakes and grilled fish tacos. Their coconut shrimp appetizer comes with a spicy plum sauce. If you’re in the mood for a salad, try their fresh ono salad, or bay shrimp and stone crab salad. We highly recommend their famous Manhattan red or Boston white clam chowder. A cup is only $3.25 and a large bowl is only $4.50. Pelly’s is not a fancy, sit down restaurant, but the quality of their freshly prepared seafood more than makes up for it. Their prices are very reasonable. Check their board for their Catch of the Day. Pelly’s Fish Market is open 7-days a week. They are located in the Poinsettia Village Shopping Center at 7110 Avenida Encinas #101, Carlsbad CA 92011. Call (760) 4318454 or visit www.pellysfish.com.

way to start your day. Their classic breakfast sandwiches combine egg and your choice of peppered bacon, ham, sausage or turkey sausage on a hot fresh bagel. We recommend their Better Cheddar Sandwich. This delicious sandwich comes with an egg patty with cheddar cheese, peppered bacon, and light garlic herb cream cheese on a fresh baked bagel, toasted if you wish. Of course, our all-time favorite is their classic Smoked Salmon and cream cheese on a fresh bagel with tomato, red onions and capers. Yum! In addition to their famous bagels, breakfast sandwiches and bagel sandwiches, Bruegger’s also offers a healthier “Under 500 Calorie” menu. If you are a calorie counter, try one of their Skinny Bagels. Guests can now order any of Bruegger’s 15-plus varieties “skinny,” due to Bruegger’s unique slicing process. Instead of changing the recipe of its time-tested, New York-style bagel, Bruegger’s slices the

bagels thinner using a process that removes approximately one-third of the bagel’s center but preserves its unique eggshell crust and delicious toppings. The result is a lower calorie bagel without sacrificing variety or taste. Another healthy choice is their Skinny Zesty Egg White Sandwich. This comes with an egg white patty on a skinny sesame bagel, with turkey sausage, Swiss cheese and sundried tomato spread. Founded in 1983, Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc. operates 300 Bruegger’s bakeries in North America. Renowned for its award winning bagels, Bruegger’s offers a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options made with high quality ingredients served with its unique brand of hospitality. Visit www.brueggers.com for a bakery location near you.

Lifetime Achievement Award from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. If it’s a traditional holiday dinner you want, you will love Tip Top’s USDA Prime and Choice steaks, beef, roasts, lamb, veal, and fresh, direct-from-the-farm, hormone-free all natural Diestel Turkeys. Tip Top Meats, Europeanstyle delicatessen and butcher shop in Carlsbad, has been providing the very best meats, poultry, and hand-made sausages for North County residents since 1967. They are by far the best value butcher shop, German-style delicatessen, and European Market in North County. They are one of the last butcher shops that purchase meat hanging, not boxed. Tip Top Meats also produces a wide variety of fine meat products, including smoked bacon, ham, chicken, turkey,

pastrami and corned beef. Some of their specialty meats include boneless Cajun-style Turkduckn, fruit stuffed pork roasts, barons of beef, suckling pigs, pork, veal and lamb crown roasts, ducks, and geese. They specialize in the most extensive variety of hand-made sausage in San Diego County. Their ground beef is ground several times daily. Try the Big John Breakfast, the Big John Burger, and, of course, their famous Steak and Stein dinner consisting of a huge steak served with vegetables, potato, kraut, bread, salad and a stein of beer from $10.98. When family and visitors come into town, impress them by treating them to Tip Top Meats! They’re located at 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad 92011. Call (760) 438-2620 www.tiptopmeats.com

Kasi Indian restaurant is now open in the Bressi Ranch shopping center in Carlsbad. Kasi [pronounced kah-shee] is a delicious, healthy, no frills Indian restaurant. It’s literally, “fresh, fast, and Indian.” If you are searching for some great, authentic Indian food with the right amount of flavor and spice, this is the place. Their Indian cuisine is not only delicious, it’s nutritious and very well priced. We recommend trying their Shrimp Tikka Masala (shown in photo) or their Chicken Tikka Masala, which we are told is their best seller. The chicken is a marinated chicken breast in Masala sauce. Order it served in a bowl over Basmati rice for only $6. A side of naan is only $1.95, and soft drinks are under $2. Combo Plates for $8 include any two items with Basmati

or salad. Tandoori Platters are $10 and include Tandoori Chicken with Basmati rice, salad, daal, and naan. You can also order other dishes including Chicken Curry, Chicken Saag, Shrimp Tikka Masala, Shrimp Saag, Daal, Saag Paneer and more. Happy Hour is offered daily from 3-6pm. They have Stella and Heineken for only $1.89. Don’t forget to save some room for dessert. Kasi proudly serves Vijay’s Cheesecakes. For only $3.50 every bite of their all-natural mango, pistachio or classic cheesecake is absolutely divine. This is a great item to stock up for holiday parties. Catering starts at $11 per person. Kasi is located at 2675 Gateway Road (Bressi Ranch Village Center), Carlsbad 92009. Call (760) 602-6299 or email customerservice@kasifoods.com.

one special, family, and friends! There are three Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas now open in La Costa, Del Mar and Laguna Niguel. Their leather reclining seats are extremely comfortable. Each seat has its own little side table with a service button to call for a server. The food is really great, the service is top notch and the theatre is clean and luxurious. If you’re just in the mood to hang out, they offer a full bar with sports on TV in a comfortable setting. It’s a great place to just relax and unwind. Cinépolis is a luxury-style family restaurant and theater experience. For adults 21 years or older, stop at the bar, order a drink and then move to the theater where you can recline in a very comfortable leather seat. You can also lift up the arm between seats so you can snuggle with a loved one. You can still get your movie favorites like hot dogs, popcorn, candy bars and sodas, but now you can enjoy a more

diverse menu such as salads, delicious paninis, a slice of all natural flat bread pizza, or a slice of Godiva chocolate raspberry cheese cake. We recommend their beef sliders and ice cream sundaes. Ever go to a movie on a date and after the movie just want to get to know each other? Enjoy each other’s company a little longer and have a nice conversation over a cold beer, a glass of wine or a cocktail at the bar. Cinépolis is the biggest cineplex chain in Latin America and the fourth largest in the world with 3000+ screens in more than 65 cities. Cinépolis is opening two more theaters this year, in Westlake Village and Rancho Margarita. The La Costa location is at 6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92009 call (760) 603-8638. The Del Mar location is at 12905 El Camino Real, in Del Mar 92130 call (858) 794-4045 or visit www.cinepolisusa.com.


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NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER AND PARTY DIRECTORY New Year’s Party at the Park Hyatt Resort Aviara A very special fivecourse dinner will be served at the Vivace on New Year’s Eve from 5:30-10pm. Highlights of the Menu includes Prosciutto, Poached Pear, Gnocchi Fritti, Honey Mascarpone; Grilled Prime N.Y., Butternut Squash Soup,; and White Chocolate and Mango Mousse Cake, just to name a few. The Cost is $120 per person and includes admission to the Lobby Lounge New Year’s Celebration complete with live music, a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight! New Year’s Eve in Argyle (Chef de Cuisine is Kurtis Habecker) features Seafood Martini, Chestnut Truffle Soup, American Bison New York Steak, sides of Sweet Potato Gratin and Brussel Sprouts. Price is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Admission to the Lobby Lounge New Year’s Eve Celebration is an additional $25. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is located at 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad 92009. Hotel and dinner reservations, and party tickets call (760) 448-1234, or visit www. parkhyattaviara.com La Costa Resort and Spa New Year’s Dinners and Celebration The Blue Fire Grill will be open on Christmas and Christmas Day. On new Year’s Eve they are offering a fresh spin on holiday fare with a four-course a la carte menu with two seatings at 5-7pm and again at 8-9:30pm. The second seating includes a midnight champagne toast to celebrate the New Year. Menu items include choice of Fish, Duck, Beef Fillet or Artichoke Soufflé. Desserts include Chocolate Hazelnut Dacquoise and White Chocolate Mousse. Diversions Sport Lounge spices things up New Year’s Eve with the broadcast of the NYC ball drop. Enjoy a fun evening with friends and family with some signature cocktails and champagne while enjoying some great live music from 7pm-12:30am. On New Years Day, beginning at 10am, order a tasty Bloody Mary or Mimosa and stay for some great football. La Costa Resort and Spa is located at 2100 Costa del Mar Road, Carlsbad 92009. For hotel reservations or dining reservations at one of La Costa’s fine restaurants call (800) 864-5000 or visit www.lacosta.com. Pacifica Del Mar New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party New Year’s Eve will be delicious and lively at Pacifica Del Mar with two dinner seatings; one from 5 to 7:30 and the other from 8 to 12, with a special prix fixe menu. The New Years Eve Party has NO COVER and includes a midnight toast and complimentary midnight hors d’oeuvres! This is a fun and lively party complete with a DJ that you won’t want to miss! Pacifica Del Mar offers breathtaking ocean views and a recently completed half-million dollar renovation. The Ocean Bar and restaurant is one of North County’s gems and a local gathering place, where high style and Del Mar culture come together for lovely libations and exquisite cuisine. They are recipients of the Gold Medallion for “Best Seafood Dining in San Diego,” and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.” Happy Hour is nightly from 4-6:30 and all night long on Mondays and Tuesdays. Over 150 Vodkas! Holiday Gift Cards are now available where you will receive free gift certificates and can earn and redeem points! Pacifica Del Mar and Breeze Café are located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 792-0476 or visit www.pacificadelmar.com. SBICCA Ring in the New Year on New Year’s Eve in this quaint Americana bistro nestled in the heart of ol’ Del Mar. Always great food, great service, excellent wine, beer and cocktails. Celebrate in an intimate setting with friends and make some new ones. Try their steak, and new Lobster Mac and Cheese! SBICCA is located at 215 15th Street, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 481-1001 or visit www.sbiccabistro.com. Vigiluccis New Year’s Eve All six Vigilucci locations including Robbies, Vigilucci’s Ristorante and Pizzeria, Vigilucci’s Trattoria Italiana, Vigilucci’s Seafood and Steakhouse, Vigilucci’s Ristorante in Coronado, and Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana, will be open Christmas Eve. Both Robbies and Vigilucci’s Ristorante in Coronado will have live music on New Year’s Eve. Dining rooms are now being booked for holiday parties and special events. Vigilucci’s Ristorante and Pizzeria and Robbie’s are located at 530 N. Highway 101 in Leucadia. Call (760) 634-2365 or visit www.vigiluccis.com. Ignite Bistro and Wine Spot Celebrate the New Year at Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot. Dinner for two is $99 and is a 3-course pre-fixed dinner menu from their regular menu. Add a “Manager’s Pick of the New Year” bottle of wine for $20.13. Make your reservation today and when you dine on New Year’s Eve, you’ll receive a “Goodbye 2012 Gift Certificate” ($20.13 Value). Good for your next visit in January of 2013. Headfirst, a local Carlsbad classic rock band, takes the stage at 9:30pm.

There’s no cover charge! Door Prizes and Drink Specials are offered throughout the night with a complimentary Champagne Toast at 12am to Ring in the New Year. They are open New Year’s Day with Brunch and Bottomless Mimosas. Catch all the Bowl Games with the sound on! It’s the place to be! Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot is located at 6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92011. Call 760-438-7800 or visit www.ignitecarlsbad.com.

with a plated gourmet dinner, followed by dancing and partying all night to one of San Diego’s finest DJ’s. Enjoy exotic Fire and Ice shows, flaming desserts, and exciting surprises. Come and be dazzled by performers, intrigued by delectable dining, dance the night away to their hot DJ sounds and ring in the New Year in style! Cocktail dress required. Firefly at the Dana Mission Bay is located at 710 W. Mission Bay Drive in San Diego. Call (619) 225-2252.

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort New Year’s Eve Bash Ring in the New Year at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Enjoy a bright future, a prosperous New Year, health, happiness... and join in the celebration Dec. 31 as we look optimistically towards 2013. The Carlsbad New Year’s Eve Dinner is at the Twenty/20 Wine Bar & Grill, serving a 4-Course Pre Fixe Menu. Dining from 5:30-6:30pm is $65 and from 8-9pm is $85. This bash will sell out, so make advanced reservations. The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa’s Twenty/20 Grill & Wine Bar is located at 5480 Grand Pacific Drive in Carlsbad. For reservations call (760) 8272500 or visit twenty20grill.com.

Sailing into the New Year The USS Midway invites everyone to their annual on board New Years Eve Gala. Enjoy views of the bay and sip champagne while watching the city lights from the flight deck. Experience fine dining at elegant dinner stations and dancing to live music. The party begins at 8 pm and lasts until 1am. Black tie (optional) dinner includes open bar. $169/person. 910 North Harbor Drive. (619) 575-5500 or visit www.peartreescatering.com.

Belly Up Tavern New Year’s Eve Party Happy Hour 5:30-8pm with music by Candye Kane. Then enjoy the manic humor and famous psychobilly music of Reverend Horton Heat starting at 9pm. This is a party not no be missed! The Belly Up is located at 143 S. Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. Call (858) 481-8140 or visit www.bellyup.com. The Grand Del Mar Opt for a more intimate, swanky setting. Ring in the New Year at Club M. Entertainment which includes an exclusive lineup of guest DJs. Party lasts from 7pm to 1:30am. Cover charge: $45 per person; bottle service starts at $180. Valet parking: $10. Or, until 11:30pm, sip on cocktails and nibble on artisan charcuterie and cheeses in the Lobby Lounge, while pianist/vocalist Jon Sandoval entertains with his versatile and eclectic repertoire, featuring indie, lounge and classic rock sounds. For more information call (877) 814-8472 or visit www.TheGrandDelMar.com. Kids’ New Year’s Eve at Legoland Midnight strikes at 6pm in Legoland California with the earliest New Year’s celebration in San Diego County! Kid’s New Year’s Eve begins with a mini-concert in Fun Town from 12-2pm and continues from 2:30-6pm in Miniland U.S.A. with games and special musical performances such as Justin Roberts & NR4NP. Like the famous Times Square party, Kids’ New Year’s Eve features a countdown followed by a huge LEGO® brick dropping 22-feet into 2013 and then dazzling fireworks cap off the night. For more information on Kids’ New Year’s Eve, visit www.legoland.com or call (760) 918-LEGO. Lumberyard Tavern New Year’s Eve Party The Lumberyard Tavern offers an affordable way to spend your New Year’s Eve with American cuisine. This classic restaurant and sports bar has an exciting day and evening planned with a different drink special at the turn of every time zone beginning at noon. The Lumberyard Tavern is located at 967 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 479-1657 or visit www.lumberyardtavernandgrill.com Westin Gaslamp Quarter Celebrate at the New Year’s Eve 2013 party at the Westin San Diego’s California Ballroom. San Diego’s #1 New Year’s Eve party features DJ Scotty Boy, an all-night open bar, the Top Shelf Premium Open Bar for VIPs, tasty bites and appetizers, and an incredible sound system and light show in Westin’s Luxury Ballroom. Excellent room and ticket packages available. Join over 1,000 people having the time of their lives for a spectacular Balloon Drop & Countdown to 2013. Semi-formal and formal attire only. The Westin Gaslamp Quarter is located at 910 Broadway Circle in San Diego. Call (619) 239-2200. Hilton San Diego Bayfront Big Night NYE Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve is back at the Hilton Bayfront! Enjoy this high-class, all-inclusive night. Leave your wallet at home, because your ticket includes everything: fully stocked bars and buffet all night, and entertainment throughout the twelve different themed party areas. Try your luck on the casino tables, get your groove on in the Retro Zone or one of the several Club Zones, or enjoy the best party bands going on the main stage. All the while, a dozen popular artists and DJs play throughout the gala’s many party areas. This is an unforgettable night of pampering, down to the last detail. Conveniently located on the waterfront in downtown San Diego, right on the trolley line (no shuttles needed)––come ring in the New Year inside the massive, magnificent “Countdown City.” For tickets or more information visit www.bignightsandiego.com. New Year’s Eve Fire and Ice Party at the Firefly The New Year’s Eve party at the Dana on Mission Bay is a party to remember! This chic, electric evening kicks off

Beach Party and VIP New Years on the Catamaran in Mission Bay Capacity is expanded to 2100 with an optional VIP Party Boat Upgrade this year due to the massive popularity of this New Years event! All-inclusive ticket includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and top local entertainment such as DJ Who & Paulo de Rosa, Artistic, and Jon Sautter. Commemorate the year in themed photo booths, win prizes, and take advantage of the free shuttle throughout PB. VIP boat upgraders party on the Sternwheeler as it floats around Mission Bay. Two party times are: 8:30-10:30pm and 10:45pm-1am. For tickets visit www.newyearsevesandiegoparty.com. Hotel Del Coronado Ring in 2013 at The Del’s New Year’s Eve Gala: “A Time To Celebrate.” The evening begins with a champagne reception in the magnificent Crown Room, followed by a lavish dinner in the oceanfront Ballroom, dancing, and a champagne toast. The reception begins at 7pm in the Crown Room followed by dinner in the Ballroom. Kids and teens ages 4-17 have special parties 7pm-12:30am. Kids’ celebrations include dinner, a Velcro wall, inflatable bounce house, crafts, games, bonfire and a sparkling cider toast at midnight. Activities are scattered according to age group. Open to hotel and gala guests ($100 for the first participant and $60 for each additional child). Keep the party going on January 1 with the annual New Year’s Day champagne brunch in the historic Crown Room from 10am-2pm. Advance reservations required. Call (619) 5228490 or visit www.hoteldel.com New Year’s Eve at The Shout! House Shout in the New Year with a live rock ‘n’ roll dueling piano show, food, drinks and fun. Party packages can be purchased with or without food. Dinner package includes guaranteed seating, prime rib buffet, dessert, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Everyone goes home with a souvenir champagne glass. Packages run from $50 to $150. VIP Bottle Service also available. For more information and to buy tickets call (619) 231-6700. 333 Pacific Steak & Seafood New Year’s Eve Dinner 333 Pacific is a member of the renowned Cohn Restaurant Group. Make your reservation early for New Year’s Eve. Dinner will be served from 4pm-11pm consisting of a 4-course menu and a Champagne toast for $54.95. Come to dine or just to ring in the New Year. 333 Pacific Steak & Seafood is located at 333 Pacific Street, Oceanside 92054. Call (760) 433-3333 or visit www.333pacific.com US Grant Hotel New Year’s Eve Party The US Grant Hotel is throwing a New Year’s Eve Party in their Palm Court just off of the lobby. Dress in cocktail attire and enjoy a free drink, party favors, and entertainment from 9pm to 1:30am. The US Grant Hotel New Years Eve party features an ice bar, a prohibition punch bowl station, and a regular premium bar. For an additional cost you can enjoy unlimited punch bowl drinks or bottle service. This annual festive event is sponsored by Remy Martin and Contreau. Reservations 619-744-2077. $60$90. In the Gaslamp District at 326 Broadway in San Diego. For more information visit www.usgrant.net.


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San Diego Maritime Museum

Tim Flannery & Friends in Concert Aboard the Star of India December 15, Saturday, 8pm Once again, Tim Flannery and friends perform their colorful blend of folk, country and traditional music and storytelling aboard the Star of India. Some of San Diego’s most popular artists have been known to join Tim for this special night of music; so you never know who might show up this year. Tickets are $40. Annual Holiday Buffet and Viewing Party on Board the Historic Berkeley December 9 & 16, Sunday, 5-9pm The best place to see the annual Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay is from the historic ferryboat Berkeley at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The parade judges are stationed aboard the Berkeley and the brightly decorated boats pull out all the stops when they pass by. Enjoy a delicious holiday buffet and no-host bar. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 6-12. Children under 5 are free. Tickets to the buffet and parade include museum admission. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program. Winter Family Day following the Holiday Bowl Parade December 27, Thursday, 3pm Find out what all the excitement is about at the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Winter Family Day. On December 27, kids 12 and under can take home a nautical craft they make themselves. A Historic Bay Cruise on San Diego Bay aboard the historic Pilot boat is available for just $5 plus the cost of admission. And best of all, kids 12 and under get free museum admission all day! This event follows the Holiday Bowl Parade that takes place from 11am to 3pm. Two kids are admitted free with each paying adult. Free crafts for kids of all ages. The Maritime Museum is located on the Embarcadero downtown at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. For more information call (619) 234-9153 or visit www. sdmaritime.org.

A Touch of Red: Art Quilts Exhibit at the Carlsbad City Library Through January 2 Exhibiting Carlsbad artist, Jill Le Croissette, is a studio artist whose work has been shown at numerous juried national, international and regional exhibits, as well as many local group shows. A selection of her recent work is now on exhibit. See her remarkable art in person at the Carlsbad City Library, where her quilts are displayed on the wall like paintings. In this solo show, the quilts express artistic concerns common to other forms of visual art, using layered and stitched construction techniques. The exhibit is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9am to 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm, and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Admission is free. The Carlsbad City Library is located at 1775 Dove Lane in Carlsbad. For more information, call (760) 434-7491 or visit www.artquilts.us.

Oceanside Museum of Art 333’s Jazz at the Museum Featuring Allison Tucker December 6, Thursday, 7-9pm Get into the holiday spirit at OMA’s 333 Jazz at the Museum featuring Allison Tucker on Thursday, December 6, from 7 to 9 pm. Tucker is playing a selection of world jazz, weaved together with a fun holiday mix of classic jazz songs and stories from around the world. She is playing with her quartet featuring Danny Green on piano, Evona Wascinski on upright bass and Julien Cantelm on drums. Join OMA and 333 Pacific Restaurant for this dynamic jazz series with a new improved cocktail format. Guest enjoy gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines throughout the show with plenty of room for dancing and mingling. Jen Trute Retrospective Exhibit December 8–April 21 Recognized for her environmentally-conscious oil paintings, Oceanside Museum of Art is mounting a retrospective exhibition featuring Jen Trute’s artwork from 2000-2011. Trute had a short, but successful career as an artist exploring her passion for combining Renaissance style techniques of glazing with her desire to create greater awareness for our changing ecology through art. This exhibition features large-scale paintings from her many different series along with a selection of never-before-seen drawings. This is the first museum exhibition of Trute’s work since her passing in Carlsbad, CA on July 23, 2011. Using her knowledge and dark sense of humor to express her concern for environmental issues, Trute’s oil paintings earned her awards and were exhibited in various galleries and museums. She also served

on the board of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild and had her work featured in a number of publications. Flavia Gilmore: Paper, Wood, Metal December 8–April 28 In her playful assemblages, Flavia Gilmore creates surprising juxtapositions of utilitarian objects that evoke a poignant look at consumer culture. Primarily working with found material and domestic debris, the work in this exhibition will take a focused look at Gilmore’s long and distinguished career in San Diego over the last 25 years. The Beauty in the Beast: Crafting Creature by Neville Page Through January 6 Neville Page is internationally recognized for his character and creature design in numerous films such as James Cameron’s Avatar (2009) and J.J. Abram’s Star Trek (2009). His ability to create mythical anatomy, believable surface detail and personality through his drawings allows the audience to identify with the character and immerse itself in an alternate reality. The Beauty in the Beast: Crafting Creatures by Neville Page presents original designs from blockbuster films he has worked on such as Prometheus (2012), Super 8 (2011), Green Lantern (2011) and Tron (2010), among others. These works showcase Page’s use of traditional media as well as digital tools such as Photoshop and Zbrush to create fantastic creatures and exotic characters. Featuring early pencil sketches to final digital concepts and 3D models, this exhibition explores Page’s complex developmental design process. The Oceanside Museum of Art is located at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Visit www.oma-online.org or call (760) 435-3721 for more information.

Art Quilts at the Adobe in Vista Through January 5, Thursdays-Saturdays, 10am-3pm Pacific Quilt Artists are a juried group of studio artists in San Diego County who are dedicated to making, exhibiting, and promoting the quilt as an art form. Members frequently show their work at juried national and international visual art exhibits, as well as prestigious art quilt venues. View some of the state’s best quilt art at Art Quilts at the Adobe 2012, a biennial exhibit by Pacific Quilt Artists. This event is held at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gallery. Take an opportunity to appreciate this traditional art form

from 10am to 3pm every Thursday through Sunday, except holidays. Admission is free. Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gallery is located at 640 Alta Vista Dr. in Vista. For more information, call (760) 434-7491 or visit www.artquilts.us.

San Dieguito Heritage Museum Activities Every Saturday and Sunday in December, 12-4pm Families can learn about the history of the poinsettia and how important it was to North County San Diego. Paul Ecke bought property in the 1920s and turned the relatively unknown plant into the holiday icon it is today. To celebrate this heritage, visitors can paint and fold their own poinsettias and take them home for a wonderful holiday decoration. Each weekend there are free hands-on experiences that highlight a particular era of San Dieguito history. The historic eras and corresponding activities include: Native American Period rock painting and acorn grind-

ing; Rancho Period adobe brick making, cattle roping and soap making; Pioneer Days butter making, washboard clothes washing and quilt making; seed planting, plant identification and plant dyeing. While at the Museum, check out Al’s Barbershop exhibit. It’s a re-creation of the barbershop that was on Coast Highway 101 from the 1930s to the 1950s. See the antique chair and all the tools of the trade that will bring back memories of your first trip to the barber. The San Dieguito Heritage Museum is located at 450 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. For more information call (760) 632-9711 or visit www.sdheritage.org.

John Williams Performs at Copley Hall December 7-8 Tickets are now on sale for John Williams at Copley Symphony Hall. Arguably, one of the most prolific composers of our time, Williams will be performing music from blockbuster movies such as Harry Potter and Star Wars at Copley Hall on December 7 and 8. In a career spanning over six decades, John Williams has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures, including the Star Wars saga, Jaws, Superman, the Indiana Jones films, E.T. the ExtraTerrestrial, Home Alone, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, War Horse, and the first three Harry Potter films. He also has had a very close association with director Steven Spielberg,

composing the music for all but two of Spielberg’s films. Other works by Williams include the theme music for four Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, the NBC Nightly News, and the television series Lost in Space. Williams has also composed numerous classical concerti, and he served as the principal conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980 to 1993; he is now the orchestra’s conductor laureate. With 47 Academy Award nominations, (only second to Walt Disney) Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven BAFTA Awards, and 21 Grammy Awards. Copley Symphony Hall is located on 7th Ave and B Street in Dan Diego. For tickets, call (619) 235-0804 or visit www.sandiegosymphony.com.


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Legoland New Year’s Eve

Balboa Park December Nights

Midnight strikes at 6pm in Legoland California with the earliest New Year’s celebration in San Diego County! Kid’s New Year’s Eve begins with a mini-concert in Fun Town from 12-2pm and continues from 2:30-6pm in Miniland U.S.A. The party continues with games and special musical performances such as Justin Roberts & NR4NP. Similar to the famous New York Times Square party, Kid’s New Year’s Eve features a countdown followed by a huge LEGO® brick dropping 22-feet into 2013 and then dazzling fireworks cap off the night. For more information on Kid’s New Year’s Eve, visit www.legoland.com or call (760) 918-LEGO.

December 7 – 8, Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, takes place for the 35th consecutive year on Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8. The event brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy, learn more about the cultural value of Balboa Park and kick-off the “most wonderful time of the year.” Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 pm both evenings and more than 300,000 visitors are expected to experience the joy of San Diego’s largest free community festival. Those who attend participate in a truly multicultural experience, enjoying food, music and entertainment from around the world. Revelers at this year’s Balboa Park December Nights can watch top-notch musical and dance performances, enjoy

delicious and diverse food choices and help spread a heavy dose of holiday cheer. Some of the more well-known traditions include food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California; unique gift shopping at the museum stores and the artisans of Spanish Village; and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Del Cerro Baptist’s Christmas Story Tree, and more. Balboa Park is located at 1549 El Prado in San Diego. For more information call (619) 239-0512 or visit www. balboapark.org.

Annual Garden of Lights at the San Diego Botanic Garden December 8-23 and 26-30

Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo December 15–January 6

After the sun goes down, the San Diego Botanic Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience. Leave the hustle and bustle of the malls behind and enjoy a relaxing evening strolling through the lighted Garden, festively decorated with many varieties of Poinsettias. Live music fills the air nightly from 6-8pm, including the Peace on Earth Christmas Carolers and lively Mariachis. Enjoy winter fun in the snow! Bring your own disc or sled (no metal runners please). Beginning on December 15th, a team of big Blond Belgian draft horses provides enjoyable wagon rides through the lower area of the Garden, the only way to see the lights in this part of the Garden at night. Don’t miss the Nutcracker exhibit in the Ecke Building, displaying a collection of over 50 Nutcrackers.

Huddle around the Lawn Garden Campfire to roast marshmallows. Santa greets young and old alike each night before Christmas from 5:30-8:30pm, in the brightly lit Gazebo, providing a terrific photo opportunity. To keep you warm, enjoy hot mulled wine for purchase in the Lawn House Garden. Additionally, The Coffee Hut offers hot coffee and cocoa, and kits to make S’Mores to enhance your marshmallow roasting experience. El Pollo Loco provides healthy Mexican fare each night. In the Ecke Building children create a variety of special holiday crafts to take home. The San Diego Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. For more information call (760) 436-3036 or visit www.sdbgarden.org.

Cavalia’s Magical Encounter Between Human and Horse Familiar holiday traditions get a wild twist this Yuletide season as part of the Jungle Bells celebration at the San Diego Zoo. This annual event sees the Zoo transformed into a wild, whimsical wonderland filled with dazzling light displays, melodious bell ringers, jumping elves, tasty treats, a nightly tree-lighting ceremony and the Zoo’s special animal encounters. Take a ride on the North Pole miniature train outside the Zoo entrance and share your wish list with the jolly ol’ elf himself at Santa’s Workshop, just steps away from turtles, lizards and snakes. Find out who’s really stirring during Dr. Zoolittle’s “The Night Before Christmas” show at the Children’s Zoo; applaud the Jumpin’, Jammin’ Elves as they perform astounding acrobatic feats to holiday tunes in the Urban Jungle; and see the Zoo from the perspective of the most famous reindeer of all aboard Rudolph’s Skyfari aerial tram. For the wildest of holiday Zoo experiences, try “Animal Magic for the Holidays”—special encounters with our animal friends—at Discovery Outpost. No holiday celebration is complete without colorful and twinkling lights and Jungle Bells is no exception. There are more than 50,000 individual lights used in the Jungle Bells décor and displays, all recently replaced with LED bulbs to save energy. To view the more than 40 animal-shaped light sculptures around the Zoo, guests hop aboard the Tinseltown Trolley on Front Street and take a mini tour. New to Jungle Bells this year is Chocolate Town, with a Chocolate Holiday Tree made up of chocolate-colored plants. The Mayor of Chocolate Town welcomes visitors who choose yummy chocolate morsels from a brightly decorated Chocolate Food Truck. Encounter favorite animal ambassadors and see the all-new “12 Days of Christmas” light display set to music. During this threeweek celebration, the Zoo is open until 8 pm, except on Dec. 24, when the Zoo closes at 5 pm. Jungle Bells activities are most concentrated in the late afternoon and early evening. For San Diego Zoo ticket information call (619) 2311515 or visit www.sandiegozoo.org.

The multimedia equestrian and acrobatic spectacular has added additional performances to its San Diego engagement. Created by Normand Latourelle, one of the cofounders of famed Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia is now playing under the gleaming White Big Top next to Petco Park and has added shows until December 30. Cavalia features 50 horses and 42 riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers, and musicians from around the world, performing under a 110-foot-tall White Big Top. In the show, spectators are drawn into a dream-like world, as

horses and artists interact in front of a constantly changing 200-foot-wide digital projection screen. Delightful, thrilling and poignant, Cavalia explores humankind’s longstanding relationship with the horse. Juxtaposed with the vibrancy of the production is a subtle thematic line that takes audiences through the evolution of horses and human’s interaction with them. The tone of the show, embraced by the entire company, is one of mutual respect, kindness, patience, and trust. Audiences have found Cavalia exhilarating in scope, yet touching in the compassion shown by both horse and human. Cavalia’s White Big Top is located in the parking lot adjacent to Petco Park
at 1020 Imperial Avenue, San Diego 92101. For tickets visit www.cavalia.net.

Holiday of Lights and Holiday Hayride at the Del Mar Fairgrounds December 1–January 1 The Holiday of Lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is a spectacular drive-through light show and exhibit, themed for the holiday season, with more than 400 crowd-pleasing, family-oriented displays. The displays are organized into themes, which include: Candy Cane Lane; Toyland; San Diego County Fair; Treasures by the Lake; Del Mar Racetrack; the Twelve Days of Christmas; and Elves at Play.

This is the largest animated drive-through light show on the West Coast. Open Sundays through Thursdays 5:30pm10pm; Fridays and Saturdays 5:30pm-10:30pm. Closed on December 3rd and 10th. A new feature, the Holiday Hayride, was introduced in 2009 to great success. Visitors can tour the light display in the back of an open hay wagon. Enjoy holiday music, carolers, fire pits for roasting marshmallows, hot chocolate or cider, and a great big Christmas cookie–both included in the $10 per-person cost; children under 3 are free. Settle into a big pile of hay on an open hayride and have fun! Additional food and “holiday spirits” (for those over 21) may be purchased in the Paddock. Advance purchase of tickets for this event is highly recommended to guarantee your space on the hayride. The Holiday Hayride will operate every 30 minutes on December 7 and 14 from 5:30pm–9:30pm. The Del Mar Fairgrounds are located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard in Del Mar. For more information call (858) 755-1161 or visit www.holidayoflights.com


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San Diego Natural History Museum Vavra’s Vision: Equine Images Now through January 2 The exhibition showcases the photographs in the book of the same name. The images are of fascination to anyone who loves horses or appreciates the finest of photography. Robert Vavra is the author of 37 books accounting for more than 3,000,000 volumes in print, in eight languages. Vavra’s Vision: Equine Images delves into the world that Vavra has created through his lens for the past 60 years while circling the globe. The Horse Now Through January 20 The horse-human relationship started as a prey-predator dynamic. Humans domesticated horses some 6,000 years ago, and over time, we have created more than 200 breeds, from the powerful Clydesdale to the graceful Arabian. As we have shaped horses to suit our needs on battlefields, farms and elsewhere, these animals have shaped human history. Investigate the extraordinary qualities that have made horses so useful to humans. BOLD–The Art of DNA Barcoding Now Through February 18

Joseph Rossano’s interactive BOLD sculpture series interprets the work of innovative biodiversity scientists, including Dr. Daniel H. Janzen, distinguished Kyoto Prize Laureate, Crafoord Prize recipient, BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge awardee, and University of Pennsylvania Professor. BOLD shares the acronym of Barcode of Life Datasystems and the Canadian repository for the International Barcode of Life project, for which Janzen is a passionate proponent and contributor. Chocolate–The Story of Chocolate Now Through March 10 Get the complete story behind this crave-worthy treat in Chocolate. Discover the unique cacao tree, whose seeds started it all, and unearth the origins of chocolate consumption. Discover how chocolate was transformed from a bitter drink of kings into the indulgence we love today. Chocolate will engage your senses and reveal facets of this sumptuous treat that you’ve never before considered. From seed to sweet, unwrap the story of chocolate! The Natural History Museum is located at 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park. Admission $11-$17. For more information call (619) 255-0210 or visit www.sdnhm.org.

Teen Scene in Carlsbad Showcases Local Teen Bands and Artists January 26, Saturday, 4-9pm Be a part of the scene! The City of Carlsbad is hosting its 8th annual Teen Scene event on Saturday, January 26 from 4 to 9 pm at Calavera Hills Community Park at 2997 Glasgow Drive in Carlsbad. Local bands, filmmakers and artists ages 13 to 19 showcase their talents and compete for exciting opportunities and prizes. All ages are welcome to join in this night of creative expression by teens. As part of Teen Scene, eleven teen bands battle it out for the title of “Carlsbad 2013 Battle of the Bands Champion.” Bands are judged by music industry professionals on stage presence, vocal ability, instrumental talents, originality, and crowd response. The winning band will receive a oneday recording session in Hurley’s professional recording

studio, Big Bear Mountain Resort ski lift tickets and paid gigs with the Rock the Library Concert series. Entries are limited and the entry deadline is January 4. Other activities include a film festival featuring fiveminute shorts created, produced, directed and edited by teens. The Teen Scene art gallery features original art work from local teen artists including paintings, drawings, ceramics and photos. Teens can also create original art on slam boards, play video games in the Gametruck or find their groove in the dance room. For more information on entry rules or event details visit www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec or call special events hotline (760) 434-2843.

Poway Center for the Performing Arts An Evening with Clint Black January 18, Friday, 8pm Clint Black, heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars, hosts an intimate evening of stories and songs. Black has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide including his 1989 debut album, Killin’ Time, which went triple

platinum and yielded five #1 hits including “Nothin’ But the Taillights,” “A Better Man” and “Put Yourself in My Shoes.” CMT lists this album as one of the 100 Greatest Albums in Country Music. Now Black takes to the road backed by a pair of musicians for a one-of-a-kind acoustic show, perfect for the Poway stage. The Poway Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office is located at 15498 Espola Road in Poway. Call (858) 7480505 or visit www.powayarts.org.

East Holistic Reflexology Opens Second Carlsbad Location–La Costa Massage If you are looking for complete relaxation over the holidays, East Holistic Reflexology and La Costa Massage will take you on a mini vacation for your soles, body and soul. Find their ad in this publication and receive a 1/hour full body massage coupon for $39.99. Please present coupon. La Costa Massage now offers a free table shower with each visit. They are celebrating their 4-year anniversary in La Costa and because their business continues to grow they recently opened their second location. They have a very clean, relaxing, far east-style atmosphere. The service is professional and you will be a very satisfied customer.

They offer foot reflexology, Sweedish massage, headache massage and a new 4-hand massage. They use 100% allnatural Chinese herbs. Holiday Gift Cards are available and they accept Visa and Mastercard. Both locations are open 7 days a week from 9:30am to 9pm. East Holistic Reflexology: 7750 N. El Camino Real, B-C, Carlsbad 92009 at the La Costa Town Center (760) 633-1188. La Costa Massage: 6986 El Camino Real, C-1, Carlsbad 92009 at Alga and El Camino Real. (760) 431-1188

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San Diego Theatre Music Bob Weir–Solo Acoustic Performance at Balboa Theatre December 7, Friday, 8pm With a touring history that has made him one of the most traveled road musicians of all time, and a restless music personality that has kept him occupied for over 50 years, Bob Weir knows a thing or two about staying fresh and living in the moment. Although best known as one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, adding Dead staples such as “Truckin’,” Sugar Magnolia,” and “Cassidy” to the band’s catalog, Weir achieved a long and affluent music career that has allowed him to do what he loves and share it with others for nearly his entire life. KPRI Holiday Soiree featuring Mat Kearney with Allen Stone & ZZ Ward December 12, Wednesday, 7:30pm Mat Kearney didn’t set out to write just another collection of songs for Young Love. Instead, he penned a pastiche of honest, heartfelt, and hypnotic stories that’ll make you move your feet and put a smile on your face. Allen Stone’s been called a “pitch-perfect powerhouse” (by USA Today) and his socially conscious music is likened to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, and Bill Withers (by the NY Times). ZZ Ward grew up listening to her dad write and sing the blues and started performing with him in his blues band when she was a kid. Hear them all for one night only at the historic Balboa Theatre. The Nutcracker December 15–23 Celebrate The California Ballet’s 45th Anniversary of performances at the Civic Theatre. Family tradition and the holidays meet with this annual production staged by San Diego’s own California Ballet Company. With music by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Maxine Mahon, this celebrated classic is the perfect way to enjoy a holiday treat with the entire family. An Evening with Primus 3D December 27, Thursday, 8pm Their unique 3D show will be making a stop at San Diego’s historic Balboa Theatre. Their first ever traveling 3D-enhanced live musical performance, this groundbreaking show from Primus is sure to provide a one-of-a-kind psychedelic experience, further enhanced by Quad Surround Sound. Rain–Experience the Beatles at Civic Theatre January 4–6, Friday–Sunday Direct from Broadway, Rain returns! Experience the Beatles with Rain, the internationally acclaimed Beatles concert, which returns by popular demand. “The next best thing to seeing The Beatles!,” (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography, mastering every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. Balboa Theatre is located 868 4th Avenue, San Diego. www.BalboaTheatre.org. San Diego Civic Theatre is located at 100 3rd Avenue, San Diego. www.sandiegotheatres.org.

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North County Destination Dining Holidays are often steeped in tradition, with loved ones gathered ‘round to share stories, laughs and delicious food. This year, make more time to share stories and create new memories with a new tradition and let La Costa cook for you and your loved ones. This holiday season, meal options are endless at La Costa Resort and Spa with varying menus in multiple restaurants. The Blue Fire Grill will be open on Christmas and Christmas Day. On new Year’s Eve they will be offering a fresh spin on holiday fare with a four-course a la carte menu with two seatings at 5-7pm and again at 8-9:30pm. The second seating includes a midnight champagne toast to celebrate the New Year. Menu items

include choice of Fish, Duck, Beef Fillet or Artichoke Soufflé. Desserts include Chocolate Hazelnut Dacquoise and White Chocolate Mousse. Diversions Sport Lounge spices things up New Year’s Eve with the broadcast of the NYC ball drop. Enjoy a fun evening with friends and family with some signature cocktails and champagne while enjoying some great live music from 7pm-12:30am. On New Years Day, beginning at 10am, order a tasty Bloody Mary or Mimosa and stay for some great football. La Costa Resort and Spa is located at 2100 Costa del Mar Road, Carlsbad 92009. For hotel reservations or dining reservations at one of La Costa’s fine restaurants call (800) 864-5000 or visit www.lacosta.com.

Wow! $1 Oysters for Happy Hour! This cozy neighborhood fish restaurant located on Highway 101 in Leucadia absolutely knows what fish is all about and applies a modern twist to traditional west coast fish houses. Local and seasonal fish and shelfish are served in a way that’s simple, accented, and not overdone, so the flavors remain intact. All their seafood is sourced in accordance with Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program. The husband and wife team of John and Jessica Park, along with business partner Ray Lowe, are the visionaries and creators of Fish 101. John and Jessica are graduates of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. John is an executive chef, and Jessica is a highly skilled pastry chef. The threesome opened Fish 101 about a year ago and well,

the rest is history. On any given night Fish 101 jumps and is the place to be to enjoy a fun and lively atmosphere and really good cooking at very reasonable prices. Beer and wine are available as well as Jessica’s amazing desserts. They offer an extensive selection of locally brewed craft beers. We recommend the halibut or any Fish Plate from the Grill and their daily oyster selection. They also have calamari, shrimp cocktail, Albacore tuna poke, steamed mussels, fish and chips, salads and wonderful fish tacos. Happy Hour Tues – Fri from 4-6pm includes $1 Oysters and $2.50 fish tacos! Fish 101 is located at 1468 N. Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia, 92024. Call (760) 943-6211 or visit www.fish101restaurant. com.

The Broken Yolk Café is open 365 days a year including all holidays from 6am to 3pm. It’s one of the most popular breakfast and lunch restaurants in San Diego and there’s a pretty good reason for this. They provide great food, great service, and great prices. Consistency in their food and

service is what makes this place a true winner. It’s what everyone has come to expect time after time. Early birds: Did you know that they have a great early bird breakfast menu for only $4.99 served everyday of the week from 6am to 8am? It’s the best deal around! Iron Men and Iron Women: Did you know that they have a Broken Yolk Iron Man and Iron Woman Special? It’s a 12-egg omelet filled with mushrooms, onions and American cheese, smothered with their own house-made chili and more cheese. It’s served on a 15-inch pizza pan with a generous pile of home fries and two biscuits. This is for one person only and you get a one-hour time limit to gobble it down. If you can eat it within one hour the omelet is free, you get a t-shirt and you will go down in Broken Yolk history and get your name engraved on their Hall of Fame plaque. Cost is $24.99. Go for it! If you’re not quite up for the Iron Man Omelet, their other omelets are still super large size meals. Between

$9.49 and $9.99 you can build your own 4-egg omelet with a selection of cheese and as many ingredients as you like. They are famous for their omelets. For something truly healthy, try their fresh fruit bowls. We’ve never seen such gigantic fruit bowls anywhere else! Lunchtime at the Broken Yolk includes a wide selection of burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and paninis. And again, all of their menu items are large portions. For something really special, try their Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Panini. It’s grilled eggplant, zucchini, red onions, roasted red peppers, alfalfa sprouts and goat cheese, served on crispy focaccia bread with pesto mayo for $8.99. You can’t beat it! We also highly recommend their Club Sandwich. It’s gigantic and super delicious. There are nine Broken Yolk Café locations throughout San Diego with four in North County: La Costa location is 7670 El Camino Real 92009, and San Marcos location is 101 S. Las Posas Rd. San Marcos 92078. Call (760) 943-8182 www.thebrokenyolkcafe.com.

Buca di Beppo

Buca is well know for family gatherings and parties and a wonderful place to bring your friends and guests over the holiday season. It’s perfect for office and holiday celebrations with groups of any size. It has a casual and lively atmosphere and is famous for its eclectic collection of celebrity photos and themed party rooms, such as their famous “Pope Room.” Buca will be open Christmas Day at 11am and both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Serving portions are absolutely gigantic. Try one of their many famous dishes such as their Seafood Trio Platter, Stuffed Mushrooms, Fried Calamari, their oven fresh Garlic or Mozzarella Garlic Bread or Bruschetta. Their fresh sal-

ads are gigantic and delicious. Or try their Pizzas, Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Parmigiana, Chicken Limone, Chicken Marsala or their many Pasta dishes and pasta specialties such as their Baked Rigatoni and of course their famous Lasagna. You can either dine-in or pick up Buca to go! Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! Try their delicious Tiramisu, Double Dark Chocolate Cake, Italian Cream Cake, or a plate of Chocolate Chip Cannoli. Bucca di Beppo is located at the Forum in Carlsbad at 1921 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad CA 92009. Call (760) 4792533 or visit their website for one of their many other San Diego Locations at www.bucadibeppo.com.

the Julian Pie Company Store and enjoyed some really great apple, pumpkin and strawberry rhubarb pie. What surprised us more than anything is that we found that Carlsbad Ranch Market sells their pies for a dollar less than the pies right from the Julian Pie Company Store! As a matter of fact, Carlsbad Ranch Market sells their pies for less than anywhere we have found in North County! Julian Pie Company pies are fresh-baked and without preservatives, so you know, when you buy one, it will be fresh. If you want to impress everyone at your family gettogether or your company’s holiday party, Carlsbad Ranch Market is the place to stock up on your special holiday and everyday shopping needs. This time of the season, Carlsbad Ranch Market has a wide assortment of apples, persimmons, figs, locally grown tomatoes and winter squash. A very popular store item is their San Marzano

canned tomatoes for only $3.79. And, they have a really great selection of hard to find Lithuanian food products. Carlsbad Ranch Market is an indoor fruit and vegetable stand and much more. There isn’t a salad bar around that compares to the price and selection of their hot and cold salad bar. Daily made delicious soups, tortilla pie, lasagna, pastas, rice dishes, hot vegetable dishes and cold salad bar items are sold by weight. Buy a little or pile it on; either way, it’s so hard to hold back when you see their amazing selection. We highly recommend their daily homemade Mexican Tortilla Dip, Guacamole Dip, and Salsas along with their huge assortment of locally made Tortilla Chips. Carlsbad Ranch Market (located next door to Tip Top Meats) is located at 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Call (760) 438-3202. You can also find them on Facebook.

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Disney on Ice — Dare to Dream! at the Valley View Casino Center We’re Giving Away Free Tickets! Join a celebration of royal proportions when Rapunzel, Tiana and Cinderella star in the all-new ice skating production of Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream! Relive memorable moments from Tangled, The Princess and the Frog and Cinderella as a cast of world-class skaters brings the romance, humor and adventure of the films to life in this contemporary skating spectacular. Combining the contemporary stories of two modern-day princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, with the classic elegance of Cinderella, Dare to Dream whisks audiences away on exciting journeys where dreams really do come true. Experience Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a

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fateful kiss. And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. All your favorite princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale at the ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime! Experience the beauty, sparkle, and spirit when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream comes to San Diego! Ticket prices range from $17 to $40 (VIP) and $60 (Front Row). The Valley View Casino Center is located at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd in San Diego. For tickets and more information call (619) 224-4171 or visit www.valleyviewcasinocenter.com Win free Tickets! It’s easy to win a free pair of tickets to Disney on Ice—Dare to Dream! Just visit www.hotinnorthcounty.com and fill in the simple ticket giveaway form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. Best of luck! See you soon at Disney on Ice –Dare to Dream! at the Valley View Casino Center.

Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo We’re Giving Away Tickets! Familiar holiday traditions get a wild twist this Yuletide season as part of the Jungle Bells celebration at the San Diego Zoo. This annual event sees the Zoo transformed into a wild, whimsical wonderland filled with dazzling light displays, melodious bell ringers, jumping elves, tasty treats, a nightly tree-lighting ceremony and the Zoo’s special animal encounters. Take a ride on the North Pole miniature train outside the Zoo entrance; share your wish list with the jolly ol’ elf himself at Santa’s Workshop, just steps away from turtles, lizards and snakes; find out who’s really stirring during Dr. Zoolittle’s “The Night Before Christmas” show at the

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Children’s Zoo; applaud the Jumpin’, Jammin’ Elves as they perform astounding acrobatic feats to holiday tunes in the Urban Jungle; and see the Zoo from the perspective of the most famous reindeer of all aboard Rudolph’s Skyfari aerial tram. For the wildest of holiday Zoo experiences, try “Animal Magic for the Holidays”—special encounters with animal friends—at Discovery Outpost. No holiday celebration is complete without colorful and twinkling lights and Jungle Bells is no exception. There are more than 50,000 individual lights used in the Jungle Bells décor and displays, all recently replaced with LED bulbs to save energy. To view the more than 40 animal-shaped light sculptures around the Zoo, guests hop aboard the Tinseltown Trolley on Front Street and take a mini tour. New to Jungle Bells this year is Chocolate Town, with a Chocolate Holiday Tree made

up of chocolate-colored plants. The Mayor of Chocolate Town welcomes visitors who choose yummy chocolate morsels from a brightly decorated Chocolate Food Truck. Encounter favorite animal ambassadors and see the allnew “12 Days of Christmas” light display set to music. During this three-week celebration, the Zoo is open until 8 pm, except on Dec. 24, when the Zoo closes at 5 pm. Jungle Bells activities are most concentrated in the late afternoon and early evening. For San Diego Zoo information call (619) 231-1515 or visit www. sandiegozoo.org. Win Tickets! It’s easy to win tickets to the San Diego Zoo this winter. Just visit www.hotinnorthcounty.com and fill in the easy entry form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted. Best of luck! See you soon at the world famous San Diego Zoo!


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12/1 Santa comes to Bressi Ranch Shopping Center ho, ho, ho! Lots of fun and goodies. 12/1 KinderNights at the San Diego Zoo, 6-7:30pm. Learn about the animals you share Earth with. $12-$15. (619) 557-3962 for reservations; www.sandiegozoo.org 12/1 San Diego Civic Theatre presents Under the Streetlamp. 8pm (619) 570-1100 www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/1 Poway Center for the Performing Arts presents Vicki Lawrence 8pm. $55 (858) 748-0505 www.powayarts.org 12/1 Annual Vista Christmas Parade, downtown Vista. Theme: “Vista: 50 and Fabulous” Begins 1 pm. (760) 726-1122 www.vistachamber.org 12/1-2/28 Whale Watching Season 12/1 Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 3-8pm. Free. 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. (800) 988-4253 www.artcenter.org 12/1 Encinitas Holiday Parade, Encinitas 101 from D Street to J Street. Tree lighting 5pm, parade begins 5:30pm. (760) 943-1950 ci.encinitas.ca.us 12/1 31st Annual Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, 5pm down Main Street. (760) 728-5845 www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org 12/1 Holiday at the Rancho at Leo Carillo Rancho Historic Park in Carlsbad, 5-8pm. Tree lighting ceremony, Santa, holiday stories and outdoor movie (A Christmas Story). Tickets $8. (760) 476-1042 www.carlsbadca.gov 12/1 Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village at the Piazza Natale 4-8pm; (760) 630-6270 www.littleitalysd.com 12/1 Discover San Marcos Hike at the Leo Carrillo Ranch (4 miles). 8:30am; Free. Hike begins at the Carrillo Elementary School. (760) 744-9000 www.san-marcos.net 12/1 A Holiday Wonderland and Tree Lighting in Del Mar. Includes horse carriage rides, restaurant tastes, Santa and more. Holiday activities 2-5pm, (858) 755-1179 www. delmarmainstreet.com 12/1 Holiday Bazaar at the Off Track Gallery 10am-4pm. 937 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas. www.offtrackgallery.com 12/1-2 Gatorade Championship Surf Tour Event at South Harbor Jetty 7am-5pm www.ci.oceanside.ca.us 12/1-2 Birch North Park Theatre presents The Nutcracker Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm (858) 229-7922 birchnorthparktheatre.net 12/1-2 Annual San Marcos Holiday Santa’s Magical Village and Tree Lighting at the San Marcos Community Center. Sat 3-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Tree lighting on Sat, 6:45pm, (760) 744-9000 www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us 12/1-2 Annual USTA National Tennis Championship hosted by at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. National Men’s and Women’s 40 Hard Court Championships. Free and open to public. (877) 346-8842 www.ljbtc.com 12/1-2 San Marcos Theatre West Youth Theater presents The Year Without a Santa Claus. 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. Sat 2pm & 7:30pm, Sun 2pm & 6pm. $7-$10. (760) 744-9000 www.san-marcos.net 12/1-2 Jingle Bell Saddlebred Horse Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds. 8am-5pm; Free; www.delmarfairgrounds.com 12/1-2 The Great Train Expo at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm $7 www.trainexpoinc.com 12/1-16 Snow World at Sea World. Weekends only; (619) 222-6363 www.seaworldparks.com 12/1-16 La Jolla Playhouse presents Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. (858) 550-1070 www.lajollaplayhouse.org 12/1-23 Laguna Playhouse presents Plaid Tidings. $40-$70. 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. (949) 497-2787 www.lagunaplayhouse.com 12/1-23 Festival of Trees Charity Auction at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, (760) 448-1234 www.parkhyattaviara.com 12/1-23 Park Hyatt Resort Teddy Bear Tea. Fri, Sat & Sun, 1:00-3:00pm, $42 for adults, $49 for luxury tea (includes a glass of sparkling wine, port or sherry), $20 for children. (760) 448-1234 www.parkhyattaviara.com 12/1-23 Traditional Teddy Bear Teas at the Westgate Hotel, Sat & Sun 2:30pm-5pm, $26 Children, $39 Adults (619) 557-3655 www.westgatehotel.tix.com 12/1-24 Nightly Tree Lightings at Legoland. A lucky child is randomly selected each night to light up the tree lights. (760) 918-5340 www.california.legoland.com 12/1-26 Gingerbread Mountain on display at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, (760) 4481234 www.parkhyattaviara.com 12/1-28 Teri Inc. , Special Exhibition at the Off Track Gallery. 10am–6pm (760) 942-3636. 937 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas. www.offtrackgallery.com 12/1-29 The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park presents Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (619) 234-5623 www.oldglobe.org 12/1-29 Winter Nights at Legoland. Saturdays 5-7pm; Trees, buildings and holiday festivities shine under twinkling holiday lights; www.legoland.com 12/1-30 Paint and Fold Your Own Poinsettia at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, Sat & Sun, 12-4pm, (760) 632-9711 www.sdheritage.org 12/1-30 New Village Arts Theatre presents Plaid Tidings. $22-$33. 2787 State Street, Carlsbad. (760) 433-3245 www.newvillagearts.org 12/1-31 Celebrate the holidays at San Diego’s La Costa Resort and Spa. Gingerbread House competitions, special holiday dining, Stories with Mrs. Claus, family s’more making and much more. www.lacosta.com 12/1-31 Holiday Snow Days at Legoland. The park is transformed into a winter wonderland with a snow play area. www.legoland.com 12/1-1/1 Annual Holiday of Lights at Del Mar Fairgrounds Racetrack, Sun-Thurs, 5:3010pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10:30pm. $15-50 per car. www.holidayoflights.com 12/1-1/2 A Show Within a Show Small Image and more Exhibition at the Off Track Gallery. 10am–6pm (760) 942-3636. 937 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas. www.offtrackgallery.com 12/1-1/2 SD Natural History Museum presents Vavra’s Vision: Equine Images; 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 255-1210 www.sdnhm.org 12/1-1/2 A Touch of Red: Art Quilts Exhibit at the Carlsbad City Library, Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm, (760) 434-7491 or visit www.artquilts.us 12/1-1/5 8th Annual Skating by the Sea at Hotel Del in Coronado. Outdoor skating rink on the beach. www.hoteldel.com 12/1-1/5 Art Quilts at the Adobe in Vista, Thur-Sat, 10am-3pm, (760) 434-7491 or visit www.artquilts.us 12/1-1/20 SD Natural History Museum presents The Horse; 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 255-1210 www.sdnhm.org 12/1-1/31 Park Hyatt Resort Happy Hours in Argyle Restaurant Bar; 4pm-6pm TuesdayFriday. (760) 448-1234 www.parkhyattaviara.com 12/1-1/31 Hotel Del Coronado Walking Tour. 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12/1-3/10 SD Natural History Museum presents Chocolate–The exhibition of chocolate is at 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 255-1210 www.sdnhm.org 12/2 55th Annual La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival, 2-4:30pm. Theme is “Christmas in the Village.” Kicks off at Kline and Girard Street and ends at La Jolla Recreation Center. www.ljparade.com 12/2 26th Annual Holiday Homes Tour in Vista. Fundraiser for the Kare for Kids Fund.10am-4pm. (760) 631-5000 www.vistacommunityclinic.org 12/2 La Jolla Music presents The Romeros and Concerto Malaga. 3pm (619) 570-1100 www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/2 5th Annual Cardiff Kringle Mingle holiday celebration at the Cardiff Town Center. 1-5pm. (760) 436-0431 cardiff101.com 12/2 Live music and a visit with Santa in Solana Beach. Tree Lighting at 5pm in Fletcher Cove Park. (858) 720-2453 12/2 NFL San Diego Chargers vs Cincinnati Bengals; 1:15pm; Qualcomm Stadium; (877) 242-7437 www.chargers.com 12/2 18th Annual Holiday Concert at the California Center for the Arts with the Costal Communities Concert Band featuring Fred Lee; 2pm $15-$20; Presented by Meals On Wheels. (800) 988-4253 www.artcenter.org 12/3 Annual Holiday Book Boutique at the Dove Library; 10am. 760-602-2020 or email carlsbadfriends@sandwich.net 12/4 North Coast Repertory Theatre presents A Spotlight on Playwright Willy Russell–A Reading Event 7:30pm (858) 481-1055 www.northcoastrep.org 12/4 Percussionist Steven Schick performs at St. Michael’s by the Sea Chapel in Carlsbad, 6:30pm; $100; www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org 12/5 Wow First Wednesdays–Highland Way – Monthly Musical Events. California Center for the Performing Arts. Free. 4pm and 7pm. www.artcenter.org 12/5 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents The Elves and the Shoemaker; Wed 9:30am & 11:30am; $3; www.artcenter.org 12/5 Holiday Laser Light Show at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 5-7pm, Free, (858) 699-1530 12/5 Camera Lucida presents Mozart String Quintets at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on the UC San Diego campus. 7:30pm, $20-$25, (619) 235-0804 musicweb.ucsd.edu 12/6 333’s Jazz at the Museum featuring Allison Tucker Holiday Concert at Oceanside Museum of Art. 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. 7pm-9pm. $20-$30. (760) 435-3721 www.oma-online.org 12/6 6th Annual Holiday Celebration and Toys for Tots Drive at West, 5-8pm. 4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad. (866) 431-9378 12/7 Holiday Hayride at Del Mar Fairgrounds; 5:30-9:30pm; www.holidayoflights.com 12/7 2nd Annual Christmas Concert in the historic church at Mission San Luis Rey. 7pm $40-$60; (760) 757-3651 www.sanluisrey.org 12/7 San Diego Civic Theatre presents Bob Weir with Special Guest Jackie Greene. 8pm (619) 570-1100 www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/7 San Marcos offers Fun Friday Nites! at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. $20 per child. (760) 744-9000 www.san-marcos.net 12/7-8 23rd Annual Carols By Candlelight. California Center for the Performing Arts. 8pm $27-$200; www.artcenter.org 12/7-8 Balboa Park December Nights; Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 12pm-10pm. (619) 239-0512 www.balboapark.org 12/7-9 Jingle Bell County Horse Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds. 8am-5pm Free www.delmarfairgrounds.com 12/8 hanukkah begins at sundown 12/8 22nd Annual Poinsettia Ball fundraising event at Paul Ecke YMCA, Encinitas. Formal evening includes gourmet dinner, live entertainment, and silent auction. (760) 942-9622 www.ecke.ymca.org 12/8 Christmas in the Park at Old Poway Park, 3:30-8:30pm. Tree lighting at 5:20 pm and Santa arrives by train at 5:30 pm. Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. (858) 668-4576 www.poway.org 12/8 Small Image Show with a Show Art Exhibition and Reception at the Off Track Gallery 5pm-7:30pm. 937 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas. www.offtrackgallery.com 12/8 San Diego Derby Dolls at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Doors open 6pm, Bout starts at 7pm $13-$20 www.sd.derbydolls.com 12/8 Becky Stuart Outrigger Race at Oceanside Harbor 7:30am-3pm www.ci.oceanside.ca.us 12/8 Santa’s Coaster Express Train at the Oceanside Transit Center. 10am & 12:30am. (760) 966-6500 www.gonctd.com 12/8 Chanukah O’ Chanukah Family Extravaganza at Temple Solel in Cardiff by the Sea, Time: 4-7pm (760) 436-0654 www.templesolel.net 12/8 Oceanside Parade of Lights in Oceanside Harbor, 7pm-9pm. All sorts of boats cruise by, decked out in holiday lights. (760) 722-5751 www.oceansideyc.net 12/8-9 Crossroads of the West Gun Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm $12 www.crossroadsgunshows.com 12/8-9 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents A Christmas Carol, The Musical; Sat 2pm & 7pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm; $15-$17; www.artcenter.org 12/8-9 SoCal All Star Recreational Championships Soccer Tournament at Mance Buchanon Park 7am-6pm www.ci.oceanside.ca.us 12/8-9 MiraCosta Jazz Collective/MiraCosta Latin Jazz Orchestra, Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm. $10. (760) 795-6815 www.miracosta.edu 12/8-9 Scholastic Surf Series, LA-SB Middle and High School Divisions, Heavens /Leo Carillo in Malibu. (760) 518-2727 www.surfsss.org 12/8-9 Scholastic Surf Series, San Diego Middle School and Division 1 & 2, Avalanche. (760) 518-2727 www.surfsss.org 12/8-23 Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanical Garden, 5-9pm. $6-$12. (760) 436-3036 www.sdbgarden.org 12/9 Poinsettia Regatta Boat race, Harbor Drive North 12pm-3pm www.ci.oceanside.ca.us 12/9 The Forum Carlsbad Hanukkah Menorah Lighting, 3-6pm. (760) 943-8891 www.theforumcarlsbad.com 12/9 Parade of Lights Dinner on the Berkeley Steam Ferry at the SD Maritime Museum. 4pm; $25-$50–reservations required ; (619) 234-9153 www.sdmaritime.org 12/11 Blown Sugar Christmas Ornaments Demonstration at Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio. 6:30-8pm $35 (760) 744-0447 www.rozsweetartstudio.com 12/12 KPRI Holiday Soiree featuring Mat Kearney with Allen Stone & ZZ Ward, 7:30pm, $42-$100, (619) 570-1100 www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/12 Headlines the Salon open house and Toys for Tots drive. 6:30-8:30pm. (760) 436-1812 www.headlinesthesalon.com 12/12 MiraCosta College’s orchestra and choirs presents holiday music, 7:30pm. $10. (760) 795-6815 www.miracosta.edu 12/13-16 Star Theatre presents “Annie”. 402 North Coast Highway, Oceanside. (760) 721-9983. www.startheatre.biz 12/13-23 Birch North Park Theatre presents White Christmas The Musical Thurs 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm & 7pm; $21-$72 (858) 229-7922 birchnorthparktheatre.net 12/14 Congregational Chanukah Shabbat Potluck Dairy Dinner at Temple Solel in Cardiff by the Sea. 6:30pm (760) 436-0654 www.templesolel.net

12/14 Doggie Café at San Diego Humane Society’s North Campus, 6-8pm. Have your dog socialize with other dogs (on-leash). 572 Airport Rd., Oceanside. (619) 299-7012 www.sdhumane.org 12/14 San Marcos offers Fun Friday Nites! at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. $20 per child. (760) 744-9000 www.san-marcos.net 12/14 Holiday Hayride at Del Mar Fairgrounds; 5:30-9:30pm; www.holidayoflights.com 12/14-15 KinderNights at the San Diego Zoo, 6-7:30pm. Learn about the animals you share Earth with. $12-$15. (619) 557-3962 for reservations; www.sandiegozoo.org 12/15 San Diego Sockers vs. Tacoma at Valley View Casino Center. Game begins 7:05pm. www.sdsockers.com 12/15 Tim Flannery & Friends in concert on the Star of India, 7:30pm. $40-$70; (619) 234-9153 www.sdmartime.org 12/15 4th Annual Cake Show at Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio, Theme is “I Will Be Home For Christmas” 10am-2pm. (760) 744-0447 www.roxsweetartstudio.com 12/15-16 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents The Nutcracker. Sat 1pm & 7pm, Sun 1pm; $12-$39. (800) 988-4253 www.artcenter.org 12/15-16 CA Ballet Company Presents The Nutcracker with Orchestra Nova. Saturday 2:30pm & 7pm, Sundays 1pm & 5:30pm; www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/15-16 San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus presents Ice and Spice; Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm; www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/15-16 Scholastic Surf Series at South Harbor Jetty; Orange Co. and Division 3 & 4, 7am-4pm (760) 518-2727 www.surfsss.org 12/15-31 Victorian Tea at the Hotel Del in Coronado. Daily 12pm-4pm (except 12/25). (619) 435-6611 www.hoteldel.com 12/15-1/6 Jungle Bells at San Diego Zoo. Nightly tree-lighting ceremony, bell ringers filling the air with music, and lighted animal figures dotting the grounds. (619) 2311515 www.sandiegozoo.org 12/16 Parade of Lights Dinner on the Berkeley Steam Ferry at the SD Maritime Museum. 4pm; $25-$50–reservations required ; (619) 234-9153 www.sdmaritime.org 12/16 NFL San Diego Chargers vs Carolina Panthers; 1:05pm; Qualcomm Stadium; (877) 242-7437 www.chargers.com 12/17-21 Traditional Teddy Bear Teas at the Westgate Hotel, Mon-Fri 2:30pm-5pm, $26 Children, $39 Adults (619) 557-3655 www.westgatehotel.tix.com 12/17-24 The Hotel Del in Coronado presents the annual production of An American Christmas. (619) 437-0600 www.hoteldel.com 12/18 Learn how to make italian cookies for Christmas at Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio. 6:308:30pm. $45 (760) 744-0447 www.rozsweetartstudio.com 12/18 Poinsettia Bowl March through the Gaslamp with marching bands and spirit squads,.. (619) 285-5061 www.poinsettiabowl.com 12/19-21 Decorate an Ornament at The Hotel Del in Coronado. 5pm-6pm. $5 per ornament and all ages are welcome. (619) 522-8815 www.hoteldel.com 12/19-23 CA Ballet Company Presents The Nutcracker with the San Diego Symphony. Wed-Fri 7pm, Saturdays 2:30pm & 7pm, Sundays 1pm & 5:30pm; www. sandiegotheatres.org 12/20 Poinsettia Bowl, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego. 8pm kickoff on ESPN. (619) 2855061 www.poinsettiabowl.com 12/20 Wellness Week Opening Day Festival at the Encinitas Library. (760) 943-1950, www.encinitas101.com 12/20-26 Wellness Week 12/21 First day of winter 12/21 Plant Day and Orchid Odyssey at the San Diego Zoo. (619) 231-1515 www.sandiegozoo.org 12/21 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents An Irish Christmas, Music, dance, and storytelling. 7:30pm; $35-$39; www.artcenter.org 12/22 San Diego Sockers vs. Anaheim Bolts at Valley View Casino Center. Game begins 7:05pm. www.sdsockers.com 12/22 Encinitas Ballet Academy & Arts Center presents The Nutcracker at the Carlsbad Cultural Center. Sat 2pm & 6pm; $20-$25; (760) 632-4947 www.encinitasballet.com 12/22 Balboa Theater presents A Peter White Christmas featuring Mindi Abair & Rick Braun; 8 pm; www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/22-31 Snow World at Sea World. Daily; (619) 222-6363 www.seaworldparks.com 12/24 christmas Eve 12/25 christmas day 12/25 NBA Basketball Thunder vs Heat and Lakers vs Knicks 12/26 Kwanzaa begins 12/26 San Diego Opera presents Daughter of the Regiment. 7pm; www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/26-27 San Diego Falun Dafa Association presents Shen Yun 7:30pm; www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/26-30 Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanical Garden, 5-9pm. $6-$12. (760) 436-3036 www.sdbgarden.org 12/26-31 Legoland Holiday Fireworks in Carlsbad, Wed-Sun 7pm, Mon 6pm. (760) 918-5340 www.legoland.com 12/27 AEG Live presents An Evening with Primus 3d, 8:00 PM; www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/27 Balboa Theater Classics 4 Kids presents Mariachi Mania. 2pm; www.sandiegotheatres.org 12/27 Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade and Family Festival. Parade begins at 10am in downtown San Diego. For more info call (619) 285-5061 or visit www. holidaybowl.com 12/27 Maritime Museum Family Day. After the Big Bay Balloon Parade from 11am-3pm. (619) 234-9153 www.sdmaritime.org 12/27 Holiday Bowl, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego. 9:45 pm kickoff on ESPN. (619) 285-5061 www.holidaybowl.com 12/27 Two Wheel Thursdays at the Encinitas City Hall Parking Lot. Free. 7pm. (760) 9431950 www.encinitas101.com 12/27-28 Winter Art Camp at San Diego Zoo for students in grades 4-adult, 9am-4pm. www.sandiegozoo.org 12/28 Holiday Festival at the Hotel Del in Coronado. St. Nick, games and prizes from 4pm to 7pm. Fireworks at 6:15pm (619) 435-6611 www.hoteldel.com 12/28-31 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Shen Yun: Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization with a live orchestra; Fri & Sat 7:30pm; Sat-Mon 2pm; $60-$200; www.artcenter.org 12/29 Freedom Surf Series at South Pier Beach 7am-5pm www.ci.oceanside.ca.us 12/29 San Diego Opera presents Daughter of the Regiment. 7pm; www. sandiegotheatres.org 12/30 NFL San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders; 1:15pm; Qualcomm Stadium; (877) 242-7437 www.chargers.com 12/31 new year’s Eve see our New Year’s Eve Party Directory on page A-17. 12/31-1/4 Improv Camp! An improv class for students ages 11-14; 1-3pm New Village Arts Theatre; Carlsbad; $125.00

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JANUARY

1/1 new years day- Happy New Year! 1/1 Annual Polar Bear Swim, La Jolla Shores Beach, 10am. Non-competitive event. www.lajollacoveswimclub.org 1/1 New Year’s Day Brunch at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort www.parkaviara.hyatt.com 1/1 Nattiya’s Thai is open www.nattiyathai.com 1/1 Ignite Bistro is open www.ignitecarlsbad.com 1/2 Wow First Wednesdays–San Diego Dance Theater – Monthly Musical Events. California Center for the Performing Arts. Free. 4pm and 7pm. www.artcenter.org 1/2-4 Winter Art Camp at San Diego Zoo for students in grades 4-adult, 9am-4pm. www.sandiegozoo.org 1/4-6 Broadway San Diego presents Rain–A Tribute to The Beatles. Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm; www.sandiegotheatres.org 1/4-2/3 Birch North Park Theatre presents Hershey Felder’s An American Story Thurs/Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm; (858) 229-7922 www.birchnorthparktheatre.net 1/5 Ecke YMCA Open House Membership Drive. Only day to save $150 on Joiners fee! 1/5 San Diego Sockers vs. Turlock Express at Valley View Casino Center. Game begins 7:05pm. www.sdsockers.com 1/6 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Pablo Sáinz Villegas, Spanish guitar 3pm; $30-$47; www.artcenter.org 1/8-2/3 Laguna Playhouse presents Chapter Two. $35-$65. 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. (949) 497-2787 www.lagunaplayhouse.com 1/10-2/2 Artist Carlos Vega is the artist-in-residence at the Lux Art Institute. (760) 44366611 www.luxartinstitute.org 1/11 Doggie Café at San Diego Humane Society’s North Campus, 6-8pm. Have your dog socialize with other dogs (on-leash). 572 Airport Rd., Oceanside. (619) 299-7012 www.sdhumane.org 1/12-13 Scholastic Surf Series at South Pier Beach; Orange Co. and Division 1 & 2, 7am-4pm (760) 518-2727 www.surfsss.org 1/12-13 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Handel’s Messiah Sat 7:30 Sun 3pm; www.artcenter.org 1/12-2/17 North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Educating Rita Wed-Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm & 7pm (858) 481-1055 www.northcoastrep.org 1/12-2/16 The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park presents Pygmalion (619) 234-5623 www.oldglobe.org 1/13 Petco Walk-Run-Wag 5K9 at Del Mar Fairgrounds. 6am-2pm $29-$49 www.delmarfairgrounds.com

1/31 Keane plays at House of Blues in San Diego, 8pm. 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego. (619) 299-2583 www.houseofblues.com 1/13-18 San Diego Restaurant Week 1/15 Camera Lucida presents Beethoven and Mozart at the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on the UC San Diego campus. 7:30pm, $20-$25, (619) 235-0804 musicweb.ucsd.edu 1/16 Tots and Tales at San Diego Humane Society North Campus, 10:30am. $3 per child. 572 Airport Rd., Oceanside. (619) 243-3432 www.sdhumane.org 1/16-19 Dance Theatre Thesis Works at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre on the UC San Diego campus. 8pm, (858) 534-4574 theatre.ucsd.edu 1/17 Compaigne Marie Chouinard (dance) at the Mandeville Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus. 8pm, $39-$46, (858) 534-8497 artpwr.com/events 1/17-2/3 AVO Playhouse presents Leading Ladies Thurs-Sat 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm; $15$30; www.moonlightstage.com 1/18 Plant Day and Orchid Odyssey at the San Diego Zoo. (619) 231-1515 www.sandiegozoo.org 1/18 Clint Black at the Poway Arts Center. 8pm; (858) 748-0505 www.powaycenter.com 1/18-20 Gem Faire at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fri 12pm-6pm,Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm $7 www.gemfaire.com 1/18-20 Del Mar Antique Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fri/Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm $8 ($5 with coupon) www.delmarfairgrounds.com 1/19 Monster Jam Trucks at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. 7pm; $34-$41; www.monsterjam.com 1/20 San Diego Theater presents Neil Berg’s 103 Years of Broadway. 2:30 pm; www.sandiegotheatres.org 1/20 California International Young Artists Competition (CIYAC) Winners Concert at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 2pm; $10-$20; www.artcenter.org 1/20 NFL–AFC and NFC Championships; Games and half-time shows by National Football League. www.nfl.com 1/20 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run at Poinsettia Park, Carlsbad (Thorp Field). Walk begins at 10am. Kids games, raffle, and entertainment. www.mitchellthorp.org 1/21 Martin luther King, jr. day 1/21 MUSE Live in Concert at Valley View Casino Center. 7pm. $35-$65. valleyviewcasinocenter.com 1/21-27 PGA Farmers Open Golf Championship at Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla. (904) 285-3700 www.pgatour.com 1/23-27 Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream. Valley View Casino Center. Wed–Fri 7pm, Sat & Sun at 11am, 3pm and 7pm. $12.50-$62.50. valleyviewcasinocenter.com

Hotel del Coronado Skating by the Sea and Historic Walking Tour December 1–January 31 Enjoy the beauty of the Hotel del Coronado and learn the story of how it came to be built in 1887 on what was then a barren island. The Del’s visionary founders dreamed of building a seaside resort that would be “the talk of the western world.” Since then, the resort has become a living legend, visited by celebrities, dignitaries and U.S. presidents. In fact, publisher Rand McNally recognized the Hotel del Coronado for enjoying “more fame and historical significance than perhaps any hotel in North America.” Docents of the Coronado Museum of History and Art lead tours on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am, and on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Reservations are required. Private group tours may be arranged. Price for adults is $15 and children 12 and under are free. For an even more historic day, include some ice skating by the Pacific Ocean before or after your walking tour. The Del is celebrating the eighth anniversary of Skating by the Sea, a unique Southern California experience – outdoor ice-skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The oceanfront Windsor Lawn is transformed into a spectacular ice rink with skating sessions offered daily. A portion of the skating proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego. The ice skating experience is open now through December 14, and January 2-5 from 2pm to 5pm,

Holiday Wonderland & Tree Lighting in Downtown Del Mar December 1, Saturday, 2-5pm Celebrate the holidays along the historic Highway 101 corridor from 15th Street to 13th Street, including the Del Mar Plaza, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and Del Mar Library. This is an old-fashioned Holiday Wonderland that offers something for the whole family and all your friends to enjoy. Proceeds support local schools and the Del Mar community. This year, holiday festivities include photos with Santa, holiday arts and crafts, music and dance performances, snow, a fun zone, a cake walk, horse and carriage rides, face painting and henna tattoos, restaurant tastes and much more! Don’t miss out on the annual holiday tree lighting at the L’Auberge Del Mar Resort Ampitheatre at 5pm to conclude your special afternoon at the Del Mar Plaza. Tickets sold in books of 20 are $20. The Holiday Wonderland is located at the west corner of Camino Del Mar/Hwy 101 and 15th Street in Del Mar. For more information, visit delmarmainstreet.com.

1/24-27 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Aladdin Jr. Thurs/Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sun 12pm & 5pm; $15; www.artcenter.org 1/24-27 San Diego Sunroad Boat Show. Free boat rides, food, music, spirits and more. (619) 497-5254 www.bigbayboatshow.com 1/24 Carving Workshop: Learn how to carve cake to create novelty cakes at Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio. 6:30-8:30pm. (760) 744-0447 www.rozsweetartstudio.com 1/25-27 Home Improvement Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fri/Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm Free www.delmarfairgrounds.com 1/26 California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents All New Best of Doo Wop 7:30pm; $23-$45; www.artcenter.org 1/26 Grom Bomb Surf Contest at South Pier Beach 7am-3pm www.ci.oceanside.ca.us 1/26 Annual Teen Scene: Battle of the Bands at Calavera Hills Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad. 4-9pm. Ages 13-19. www.carlsbadca.gov 1/26 Kids’ Marathon Mile at Legoland, 8-11am. For children 12 and below. Registration fee $20-$25. (760) 692-2900 www.carlsbadmarathon.com 1/26-27 Scholastic Surf Series, LA-SB Middle and High School Divisions, Santa Monica. (760) 518-2727 www.surfsss.org 1/26-2/24 The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park presents The Brothers Size (619) 234-5623 www.oldglobe.org 1/26-27 San Diego Cat Fanciers CFA All-Breed Cat Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm $9 www.sandiegocat.org 1/27 Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon along gorgeous coastline sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center, 6am-12pm. (760) 692-2900 www.carlsbadmarathon.com 1/27 NFL Pro Bowl; AFC vs NFC; Aloha Stadium, Honolulu. www.nfl.com 1/31 Two Wheel Thursdays at the Encinitas City Hall Parking Lot. Free. 7pm. (760) 943-1950 www.encinitas101.com 1/31 Bestiaire (film) at the Calit2 Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus. 8pm, $8-$10, (858) 534-8497 artpwr.com/events 1/31 Pentatonix plays at House of Blues in San Diego, 8pm. 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego. (619) 299-2583 www.houseofblues.com February 2/2 Groundhog day 2/3 superbowl XlVii at Mercedes-Benz Superdome–New Orleans, LA. AFC Champions vs. NFC Champions. Beyonce to perform at Half-Time Show. www.superbowl.com.

Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village at the Piazza Natale December 1, Saturday, 4pm–8pm

and 6pm–9pm daily with weekend and holiday matinees from 11am to 1pm. From December 15 through January 1, come skate by the sea from 2pm to 5pm and 6pm to 9pm daily, with 11am to 1pm matinees. New this year: Avoid waiting in line at the skate shack! You can now pre-purchase your ice skating tickets online. Skating waivers must be printed out and signed for each participant in advance. Three-hour sessions cost $25 for adults and $20 for kids ages 10 and under. The two-hour skating session costs $20 for adults and $15 for kids ages 10 and under (skate rentals are included in the price). The Hotel del Coronado is located at 1100 Orange Ave in Coronado. For more information call (619) 437-8788 or visit www.coronadovisitorcenter.com.

Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland at California Center for the Arts, Escondido December 1, Saturday, 4pm–8pm Be our guest for a magical evening of holiday celebrations with a tree lighting ceremony in a winter wonderland. For almost a decade, this annual event has become a Center for the Arts favorite, and a special holiday tradition for families in North County and beyond. See the Center for the Arts sparkle with dancing lights as you enjoy seasonal music and Victorian Carolers, art activities, costumed entertainers, a special visit from the man up north, and everyone’s favorite–real snow! This is a free community event held in the Concert Hall and open to the public. You don’t want to miss this time honored tradition on the first of December. The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is located at 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. For more information call (760) 839-4138 or visit www.artcenter.org.

The Little Italy Association presents the kick-off to its annual holiday shopping, dining and pampering season with the annual Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village held at the Piazza Natale. Jolly Ole Saint Nick arrives at 4:30pm on Little Italy Fire Engine 3 to add additional holiday cheer. Various musical and dancing groups entertain attendees of this fabulous Christmas celebration, and the Association gives out free Italian cookies, cider and coffee. In addition, the Little Italy Mercato vendors sell holiday gifts to get the season started off right. The Piazza Natale is located on the corner of W. Date & India Streets in San Diego. For more information call (760) 630-6270 or visit www.littleitalysd.com

Santa’s Magical Village & Tree Lighting at the San Marcos Community Center December 1-2, Saturday 3pm-8pm & Sunday 10am-4pm Visit this special village where the magic of the season comes alive. Stroll through the streets where children can create ornaments, decorate cookies, and make holiday decorations while parents shop at arts and crafts booths. Have your picture taken with Santa and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and enjoy free entertainment throughout the event. Children in grades K-5 can participate in the Recycled Ornament Contest where they create holiday ornaments from discarded materials such as egg cartons, spools, straws, cardboard, plastic containers, broken toys, junk mail, newspapers and more. Enjoy a visit with Rudolph throughout the event. Kids win gift certificates, movie tickets and toys! Take photos and visit with Santa from 4:30-6:30pm on Saturday and from noon-3pm on Sunday. The Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday begins with outdoor entertainment starting at 5:30pm. The tree is lit at 6:45pm with the arrival of the Jolly Old Man to make this event special! Adults are $4 and children are $3. In addition, enjoy a pancake, egg and sausage breakfast with Santa on Sunday morning from 9am to 11:30am. The San Marcos Community Center is located at 3 Civic Center Drive in San Marcos. For more information visit www.san-marcos.net.


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Christmas at Old Poway Park December 8, Saturday, 3:30-8:30pm Are you looking for a great way to get into the holiday spirit and create family memories that will last a lifetime? Christmas traditions will come to life during Christmas in the Park. View the community Christmas tree lighting at 5:20 pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by train at 5:30 pm and you can have your picture taken with them in Santa’s Village. Ride on a horse drawn hayride from 4m to 8pm or watch scenes from the Nutcracker by the New West Ballet at 3:30pm. Experience the following list of activities: have your face painted; ride in the steam locomotive train; make holiday ornaments; pet animals at the petting zoo; listen to live musical holiday entertainment and caroling; enjoy children’s theater and singing performances; tap your feet to square dancing performances; purchase handcrafted holiday gifts; see an HO model train display; eat holiday sweets and warm dinner foods; visit the museum; and sing Christmas songs with the piano player. This funfilled extravaganza is guaranteed to entertain the whole family! The Old Poway Park is located at 14134 Midland Road in Poway. For more information, visit www.poway.org.

YMCA Open House Membership Drive— Save $150 on Joiners Fee! January 5, Saturday, 9am-2pm On January 7, from 9am – 2pm, the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA is hosting an exciting Open House Membership Drive on their campus located on Saxony Road. The gymnasium will transform into a Fun Zone, with live entertainment, inflatable obstacle courses, free lunch, arts and crafts, face painting, and a program fair. The YMCA has been helping people get in shape for over 150 years in America and over 130 years right here in San Diego County. With that kind of history and expertise, joining the Y seems like the obvious solution to help you achieve health and fitness success. With their annual Open House event coming up, now you really have the opportunity to reach your personal goals. On Saturday, January 5, the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA will join other YMCAs across the county to open their doors to new members. This is the only day of the year that the Joiners Fee is removed and families or individuals can save up to $150 to begin their path towards enrichment. With facilities, programs and classes to serve infants through seniors, the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA truly has something for everyone. Facilities and programs include: exercise classes, strength training, aquatics, sports leagues and more. Membership with the YMCA includes access to the 25-meter by 25-yard competition pool and warm water instructional pool, soccer arenas, gymnasium, various fitness rooms and studios, plus over 180 aerobic and fitness classes per week, including studio cycling, Zumba, yoga, and Pilates mat classes. The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA has become a home away from home for many in the community. The lobby hosts seniors sharing coffee together, kids build lifelong friendships in camps or at the Skate Park and friends and parents are linked to support each other. Join the fun at 200 Saxony Road in Encinitas, or for more information, visit www.ecke.ymca.org.

Kringle Mingle at the Cardiff Town Center December 2, Sunday 1pm–5pm Cardiff 101 Main Street presents the 5th Annual Cardiff Kringle Mingle, a holiday celebration for the entire community with music, treats, a gorgeous tree and a free professional photo op with Santa. Enjoy a variety of engaging musical performances throughout the evening from the Devine School for Guitar, Bucket Ruckus, Ada Harris Wildcat Band and Hullabaloo. Enjoy yummy

treats from VG Donuts, Starbucks, Sambazon and Rimel’s to tantalize your taste buds. The Kringle Mingle is held in the North Courtyard of the Cardiff Town Center in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Get in the spirit of the season with this festive holiday scene complete with a beautiful decorated tree donated by Teresa Barth, Encinitas Councilwoman and the photo op with Santa courtesy of Photography by Gabriela. Bring the family…. this special holiday celebration is for the entire community! The Cardiff Town Center is located at 2087 San Elijo Ave in Cardiff-By-The-Sea. For more information call (760) 436-0431 or visit cardiff101.com/kringlemingle.

Holiday at the Rancho in Carlsbad December 1, Saturday, 5-8pm Visit Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park for holiday themed activities, face painting, crafts, holiday shopping, food, and beverage sales. This is one of Carlsbad’s greatest holiday celebrations to kick-off the season with a fun-filled start, full of holiday spirit. Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park in Carlsbad is expected to entertain hundreds for a holiday evening and movie to remember. From 5 to 8pm, enjoy holiday entertainment and pony rides. At 5:15pm there is a tree lighting ceremony with Santa. Photos with Santa follow from 5:30-7:30pm. At 6pm

enjoy an outdoor viewing of the featured film It’s A Wonderful Life. The Carlsbad teen program, LITE, will sell hot dogs, bratwurst, nachos, chips, and popcorn for the movie. Also enjoy holiday story telling at 5:45, 6, and 7 pm, or Hacienda tours at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 presale and $8 at the door. The Leo Carrillo Ranch is located at 6200 Flying LC Lane in Carlsbad. For more information, call (760) 434-2843 or visit carlsbadca.gov.

Encinitas Country Day School Begins Celebrating Its 25th Year By the time the ceremony ended, 125 white doves were circling the Encinitas Country Day School’s Manchester Avenue campus, tumbling and swerving in a mid-air ballet that marked the beginning of the school’s 25th year serving families in coastal North County. September 28, 2012, was the first in a series of celebrations scheduled over the next 12 months that will include an Open House on January 27, 2013, from 1 to 4 pm, and culminate in a 25th Anniversary commemoration in late September, 2013. In September 1988 ECDS began operating at 2155 Encinitas Boulevard. It presently boasts a combined enrollment of nearly 500 students from preschool to 8th grade at its state-of-the-art 12-acre campus at 3616 Manchester Avenue that opened its doors in the Fall 2005, and its Encinitas Blvd location. The combined operations have served more than 6,500 students and currently employ nearly 70 staff members. ECDS alumni and prior staff are encouraged to contact the school at info@ecdschools.org to learn more about event plans and alumni participation. In May 2012 ECDS received accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), affirming the efficacy of its unique curriculum model that combines both Montessori and traditional instructional methods in its lower school, and a traditional college preparatory middle school program that continues the school’s emphasis on citizenship and character. All ECDS students enjoy small class sizes and a full complement of visual and performing arts, science and technology, foreign language and sports instruction as part of their regular curriculum. The school’s founder and Executive Director, Kathleen Porterfield summed up the school’s mission in this way: “At Encinitas Country Day School we are committed to guiding students to become well-rounded individuals of scholarship, integrity and service.” When asked for the key to achieving the school’s continuous growth rate over the

past quarter century she said, “Our formula for student success has proven to be broadly appealing to families from a wide range of cultural, religious, educational and professional backgrounds. I believe this is because we are committed to a balanced approach that includes an academically challenging program, integrated study of the arts and sciences, attention to citizenship and character and wherever possible, the use of hands-on, project or problem-based instructional methods. We believe this type of program supports students in developing a lifelong love of learning along with the skill, confidence, self control and moral strength they will need for success in higher education and in life.” Mrs. Porterfield and the entire ECDS staff invite the public to visit the Manchester Ave. campus for an Open House event on January 27, 2013, from 1 to 4 pm. Attendance is expected to be in the thousands, so overflow parking will be provided at the parking lot of nearby Mira Costa College, where shuttle buses will provide free transportation to and from the ECDS campus every 15 minutes. Interested parents are invited to call the school (760942-1111) to schedule a spot on one of the campus tours that begin at 9:30 every weekday morning.

Visit Hansen’s for the Best Selection in Ski, Snow Gear and Winter Clothing Hansen Surfboards in Encinitas carries a full selection of surf and snow gear for the whole family. This season they have a great selection of sportswear and winter gear, whether you need jackets, pants, goggles, boots, sandals, shoes, or anything else. They even carry great gift items! Get excited about the snow season with ski and snowboard equipment from Armada, Liberty, Line, K2, Volkl, Nordica, Head, Burton, Flow, Gnu, Lib-tech, Ride and Salomon, just to name a few. And if you are looking for snowwear , their selection includes merchandise from Bogner, Kjus, Spyder, Obermeyer, Nils, Descente, and North Face. Clothing and shoe labels include: UGG, Sanuk, Vans, Toms, Olukai, Billabong, Quiksilver, O’Neill, Volcom, Ruca, Hurley and Roxy. Hansen’s also has a fullservice ski and snowboard rental and repair shop. Hansen’s was one of the first to pioneer surf, ski and snowboard retailing in San Diego. As the story goes, in 1962, Don Hansen moved his surfboard business from

a small shack in Hawaii to a building in Cardiff. It was there that his shaping business really began to grow. By the mid-1960’s, Hansen Surfboards was shipping surfboards to many parts of the world. Hansen’s, now located in Encinitas on South Coast Highway 101, is the largest surf shop in San Diego County and they do a gigantic winter retail business as well. A great place to do all your holiday shopping & they offer free gift wrapping and hot cider and cookies while you wait! For ski and snowboard rentals and the finest outdoor winter apparel selection and equipment, shop at Hansen’s. Hansen’s is located at 1105 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas 92024. Call (800) 480-4754 or visit www.hansensurf.com.


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Snow World at SeaWorld Big Bay Balloon Parade has more Big Balloons than Through December Macy’s Parade The moment you arrive at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration you’ll feel a wave of holiday spirit splash over you. Christmas fills the air and the Skytower sparkles after dark. Shamu’s Christmas show brings the season to life beneath the stars in a way you have to see to believe. In their wintery, watery wonderland you can play in the snow at Snow World, enjoy stunning live shows inspired by the natural world, share a smile with a sea lion and get immersed in the wonders of The Polar Express 4-D Experience. This year, be sure not to miss the “pet-stravaganza” Christmas Tails show. With everything from elves to Elmo, and from Santa to Shamu, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where holiday memories are made. Event included with park admission. Event talent, dates and times subject to change or cancellation without notice. Sea World is located at 500 Sea World Drive in San Diego. For more information call (619) 222-6363 or visit www.seaworldparks.com.

Parade of Lights at Oceanside Harbor December 8, Saturday, 7pm-9pm Come see the fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys all dressed up for the holidays! The colorful and spirited seafaring vessels circle Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers, restaurant patrons and beach folk. Look closely as many of the boats feature Santa waving to the crowd. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station; because from that vantage point, you can see the parade twice. The Harbor Village at North Harbor has shops, dining, and seating areas; so the concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is a great spot for watching. It’s free to watch the Parade of Lights so come to the colorful festivities on December 8 from 7pm to 9pm! The Oceanside Harbor is located on North Harbor Dr. in Oceanside. For more information call (760) 722-5751 or visit www.oceansideyc.net

December 27, Thursday, 10am The 22nd Annual Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade makes the scenic bayside streets of downtown San Diego come alive with its energy. Once again, the Parade, presented by San Diego County Credit Union–A Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Production, will precede the Holiday Bowl football game at Qualcomm Stadium. This exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands from all over the country, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons, which is more than any other parade in the country, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Over 100,000 street-side spectators will line the streets to enjoy the parade along with a nationwide television audience on the USA Network. Parade festivities begin in the television broadcast area, where the final results of the annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener National Dog Races and the Bumble Bee Foods 5K are announced. After the parade, check out the Family Festival as activities continue at the Broadway Pier. There will be lots of games and a variety of entertainment continuing after the parade. The parade telecast is produced by Cox Communications and can be seen locally on

Channel 4 San Diego. The parade will also be nationally televised. For more information about the Parade, go to www.holidaybowl.com. Please be advised that Harbor Drive will be closed at 7:45am. No cars will be allowed on Harbor Drive after 8:30am, so please arrive early. For information about parade-day trolley service and transportation, visit www.sdmts.com.

Santa’s Coaster Express at the Oceanside Transit Center December 8, Saturday, 10am & 12:30pm This fun-filled, 90-minute experience takes passengers on a nonstop, roundtrip ride between Oceanside and Sorrento Valley. On-board elves lead Christmas carols amidst festive decorations as families are greeted by Santa Claus and his friends. Santa’s helpers are on hand to deliver commemorative tickets and goodie bags to all children riding the train. Tickets for the sell-out, holiday themed Santa’s Coaster Express are $6 per person. Tickets will not be sold the day of the event. All proceeds will be donated to the Community Resource Center, which serves at-risk women and chil-

dren, and the Mili­ tary Mentoring In­i­ tiative aimed at easing the transition from military service to the civilian workforce. The Oceanside Transit Center is located at 205 S. Tremont Street in Oceanside. For tickets or more information call (760) 9666500 or visit www.gonctd.com.

Holiday Laser Light Show at Del Mar Highlands Town Center December 5, Wednesday, 5pm-7pm This is a free spectacular holiday laser light show at Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Take your own Christmas photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves. Sing along with Dickens Carolers, enjoy performances by local schools, complimentary hot chocolate, and

cookies. Bring a toy to donate to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Those who come to this year’s lazer light show will also get a special holiday surprise. The Del Mar Highlands Town Center is located at the southeast corner of Del Mar Heights Rd. and El Camino Real in San Diego. For more information call (858) 699-1530.

Festival of Trees at the Park Hyatt Aviara December 1–23

Santa’s Coming to Bressi Ranch Village Center December 1, Sat, 12-3pm Share the holiday spirit with your friends and neighbors at Bressi Ranch Village Center in Carlsbad on Saturday, December 1, from noon to 3pm. Bring the kids and your cameras and snap a photo with Santa & Mrs. Claus in the courtyard area between Peet’s Coffee and Perfectly At Home. Santa will be giving away free holiday activity booklets to each child that visits with him, and Mrs. Claus will have free coupon booklets for adults. Bressi Ranch Village Center is located just off Palomar Airport Road at 2629 Gateway Road at the intersection with El Fuerte Street, in Carlsbad. This event is free. For more information, visit www.shopbressivillagecenter.com.

The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort continues its tradition of raising money this holiday season with the Festival of Trees, a silent auction of beautiful, professionally decorated trees. The annual holiday Festival of Trees fills the hotel lobby with a spectacular display of holiday trees created by professional designers who epitomize holiday style. Each year, bidders give the most important gift of the season thanks to the Park Hyatt Aviara Festival of Trees. The event allows guests, local visitors, and visitors from beyond to place bids on professionally trimmed trees in a silent auction that raises money for local charities. Past winners have bid as high as $3,000 to take home one of the trees. The trees are on display in the hotel lobby through December 23. This year, you can do your part for charity

and enjoy the most dashing Christmas tree on the auction block. The Park Hyatt Aviara is located at 7100 Aviara Resort Drive in Carlsbad. For more information call (760) 4481234 or visit parkaviara.hyatt.com.


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The Headquarters Salon The Latest in Holiday Hair and Makeup Trends By Haim Knister and Wig Store – New The holidays are a time for celebrations, festivities and Showing your best look by revealing the bright side Location in San Marcos events. of your personality is much more interesting, especially if Mention this article and get 10% OFF their 2013 wig collection and get a free cut and style! They have over 100 wigs on display or one can order from their catalogs. Haircuts are only $30 and manicures are $20. This is one of the best places in all of San Diego to get a wig or hairpiece. Owner, hairstylist, wig Raquel Welch 2013 Collection specialist, and complete sweetheart, Cathy Ketchum, is a little chagrinned about admitting how long she’s been working with wigs and styling hair. But experience really does matter in this business. Ketchum began working with wigs in East Lansing Michigan in 1975. She opened her first Headquarters Salon in San Marcos on Rancho Santa Fe Drive in 1985, and just recently opened a new, beautiful 2,700 square-foot salon and wig store in San Marcos on North Twin Oaks Road near Hwy 78, across the street from the US Post Office. The salon has a very private consultation and wig fitting room. The Headquarters will find and fit you with the perfect wig. And because they are a full service salon they will custom cut your wig to perfectly fit you, and to make it even more natural, they will also color it to match your hair color or give it a perm. If you purchase a wig from them, they will cut it and customize it at no additional cost...in a very private consultation room. Headquarters specializes in working with chemo patients. Cathy says, “My whole heart is in the chemo side of the business. I just love my work so much. It’s not about the money.” The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store is a full service salon. Services include: men’s and women’s hair cuts/ styling, razor cuts, colors, perms, weaves. They also offer complete nail services and wax services. The wig store carries synthetic and human wigs and hairpieces by Jon Renau, Raquel Welch, and Eva Gabor. They offer free consulting and products by Murad such as their shampoo, conditioner and hair serum to promote hair growth. Walkins are welcome, but it is recommended to call ahead for an appointment. The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store is located at 405 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd #114, San Marcos 92069. Call (760) 744-2911 www.theheadquarterssalonandspa.com.

you are willing to add some sizzle to your style. 2012/13 holiday hair trends include buns, updos, edgy hairstyles, retro waves, and braids, as well as the two-toned hair color. Buns are a new, hot trend for women. The style suits most face shapes except for the oblong shape, in which case you should avoid a top bun as it will add length to your face. Side buns, created by placing a low ponytail slightly off-center and braiding the hair loosely, tucking the braid under with pins, is an amazing look. A few pieces of hair can fall from the top; curl them for a touch of elegance. The slick updo-retro style is a good choice for both casual and elegant occasions. A glossy head-hugging updo goes perfectly with sequins. By rolling the hair inward, working horizontally across the head, and using pins to keep it in place, this look will turn heads. For a loose updo, the hair is gathered softly and pinned to create a simple effect with more volume. For a formal old-Hollywood look, retro waves are a beautiful option; use a side-sweep of long, soft waves to have a strong movement of waves around the face. Accessories such as beaded headbands, rhinestone bobby pins or jeweled clips can adorn this stunning look. This year has been fabulous for hair color with the creation of many unique and original color trends. One of the

most popular is Ombre hair color which has become much bolder over the year. The contrast between the dark roots and lighter ends is stronger and tones of rich browns will be used at mid shaft to add definition, giving a two-toned gradient color effect. Makeup is essential to complete your holiday style– something simple, yet chic and memorable. Two looks that are hot and classic right now are deep red lips balanced with a light eye and the smoky, shimmering metallic eye paired with light lips. Haim Knister is the owner of Haim Salon with three locations in the Del Mar Plaza, Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, and the Grand Del Mar Resort. His professional staff is dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest holiday styles to help their client’s look and feel stunning this season. If you would like to book an appointment, please call (858) 259-0559 or visit www.haimltdsalon.com. Haim Salon Wishes You a Happy Holiday Season.

What’s the Difference Between a Gym and a Medical Fitness Facility? By Jay Berry, MBA, General Manager, Tri-City Wellness Center All gyms are not created equal; some are not gyms at all. A Medical Fitness Facility looks like a gym, but it’s completely different. The main difference between a gym and a Medical Fitness Facility can be described by comparing access to support, education and instruction. Gyms sell memberships and grant new members access to their equipment and facilities. Medical Fitness Facilities provide not just access but support, education, and instruction on the use of these powerful tools. A gym’s success depends upon their ability to sell memberships and make as much profit as possible. They assume that most people will fail to use their memberships, but feel guilty about their lack of commitment; so they keep paying their membership dues. The end result is a gym that stays fresh and new because very few members are using it, while the revenue keeps pouring in. On the other hand, a Medical Fitness Facility’s mission is to improve the health of their community, decrease health care costs and make the process enjoyable. Through a genuine desire to help their members, Medical Fitness Facilities make profits by producing relationships and results that enhance the quality of life for their members

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and communities. Another difference between a gym and a Medical Fitness Facility is that a gym will promote its features, like exercise equipment, pools, showers, saunas, steam rooms, indoor tracks, etc. Medical Fitness Facilities have all the same features, but their focus is on the benefits that can be derived from the proper use of them. In other words, the Medical Fitness Facility’s focus is their ability to reduce body fat, decrease blood pressure, control blood glucose levels and reduce stress levels through the safe and effective use of the treadmill, strength equipment and pools. The focus is not on the equipment or the pool, but rather the benefits created through the regular use of them. The decision to join a gym versus a Medical Fitness Facility is a very important decision that will have a lasting impact on one’s health. Joining a gym and gaining access without the proper guidance is like having a surgeon give the patients access to the operating room, handing them the scalpel and allowing them to perform surgery. A Medical Fitness Facility is staffed with qualified, experienced experts who provide access to their equipment and also provide the expertise and guidance of a skilled surgeon. The choice is yours.


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So often we neglect taking care of our eyes and our vision. Sometimes we don’t pay Dr. Peterson-Salgado opened her private practice in Solana Beach in 2010 with a desire enough attention if we have dry eyes, blurred vision, or easily get eye infections. Don’t take to continue her medically based practice while also incorporating vision exams for the your eyes for granted and take the time to make an appointment with someone that has entire family. Dr. Peterson-Salgado enjoys fitting all types of contact lenses, including an extensive background in ocular diseases and conditions. If you are looking for a caring bifocal, monovision, rigid gas permeable, and astigmatic lenses. She also has an extensive and professional optometrist, then we recommend Dr. Kristin Peterson- Salgado of Solana background in the treatment of dry eye conditions. She is board certified in the treatment Job No.: Beach Family Optometry. and DD220649 management of ocular disease and can prescribe medications for eye infections, allerAd Size: 5.875” x 5” Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1993 City: gies,San and Diego, dry eyes.CA Engagement with high honors then went on and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley Dr. PetersonSalgado grew up in Del Mar and currently lives in Solana Beach ENTERTAINMEN with her 4c News Ad Section: Media: School of Optometry in 1997. For 13 years she has been practicing medically-based husband (4th generation Solana Beach resident) and their 2 kids. Call for an appointment Insertion Date(s): optometry with a focus on ocular disease, geriatrics, traditional and hard-to-fit contact to see Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado at Solana Beach Family Optometry at (858) 259-8239 lenses, diabetic exams, and Lasik or cataract surgery pre-operative exams. or stop in at 977 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite B, Solana Beach CA 92075.

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Encinitas Country Day School

25th Anniversary Open House Sunday, January 27th, from 1-4 pm

The school you’ve been dreaming of... • WASC Accredited • Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth Grade • Small Class Size • Strong Academic Accountability • Nature Reserve • Extraordinary Campus, Including Science and Technology Labs • Visual and Performing Arts • Differentiated Instruction • Exceptional Test Scores • Multi Media Learning • College Preparatory • Foreign Language

Encinitas Country Day School / 3616 Manchester Ave, Encinitas / Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade Call to arrange a campus tour: 760-942-1111 / www.ecdschools.org


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Pacific PreSchool & Kindergarten A private early education program in San Elijo Hills for ages 18 months through kindergarten • An early education program accredited by the National Academy for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a distinction earned by only 8 percent of preschools nationwide • Focused on developing the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual skills children need to succeed in school multi-purpose room, • Eight individual classrooms surrounding a large multi-purpose room, a kitchen/staff area, and two beautiful outside play areas • Teachers have a bachelor’s degree and/or a California Department of Education teaching permit You have high expectations…and so do we! Call or stop by today for more information.

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Win Free Tickets to These Four Awesome Shows at the Belly Up Tavern The North County Sun along with www. hotinnorthcounty.com is very pleased to announce an amazing ticket giveaway to North County’s premier concert venue, the Belly Up Tavern! Enter our ticket giveaway and win tickets to see one of these four shows: The Ultimate Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute) on Dec 7; Bootsy Collins on Dec 19; Dennis Quaid and the Sharks on Dec 22; and Dead Man’s Party (Oingo Boingo Tribute) on Jan 18. Bootsy Collins is known as “the man who puts the bass in your face.” He’s one of the all time great funk

and R&B bassists/singer/bandleaders. Back in the day he blasted out the amazing “Get Up, I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine.” You won’t want to miss this extremely riveting show! Those who know the BUT keep going back again and again. Those who don’t, seriously need to explore the BUT. The Belly Up Tavern is one of the most intimate, provocative, and electrifying venues you’ll ever experience! We suggest you come early, because seats are not reserved. Stop in and grab a bite at the Wild Note Café, and they may let you in to claim a seat a little earlier!

It’s easy to win free pair of tickets to one of these four great nights at the Belly Up Tavern. Just visit www.hotinnorthcounty.com and fill in the simple registration form. Winners will be randomly selected and will be notified by phone and email. Only (1) entry is allowed per person. Select your first, second, and third choice of shows. We cannot guarantee your selections. Promoters are not liable in the event of date or time change or show cancellation. Some restrictions apply. Must be 21 or older to win tickets. Good luck, and see you at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach!

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Encinitas Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at the Carlsbad Cultural Center

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December 22, Saturday, 2pm & 6pm Tchaikovsky’s timeless and beloved holiday classic “The Nutcracker Ballet” is brought to the stage once again by the Encinitas Ballet Academy. The performances feature student dancers of all ages dancing with internationally acclaimed guest artists. Artistic Directors Sayat Asatryan and Olga Tchekachova have choreographed this performance to the 1892 score by Tchaikovksy. With the fighting mice, whirling candy, a nutcracker and a prince, the Encinitas Ballet performance is the perfect way to enjoy this masterpiece. Bring the whole family and celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, December 22. Tickets are $20–$25. The Carlsbad Cultural Center is located at 3557 Monroe Street in Carlsbad. For more information and tickets call (760) 632-4947 or visit www.encinitasballet.com

UC San Diego Holiday Events Camera Lucida Presents Mozart String Quintets December 5, Wednesday, 7:30pm Through the Camera Lucida series, distinguished performance faculty from UC San Diego and principal musicians from the San Diego Symphony collaborate to present chamber masterpieces of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. The concert is held in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on the UC San Diego campus. Camera Lucida Presents Beethoven and Mozart January 15, Tuesday, 7:30pm This concert, a chamber music masterpiece, is held in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on the UC San Diego campus. Dance Theatre Thesis Works January 16-19, Wednesday-Saturday, 8pm Featuring extensive cross-disciplinary collaboration and original choreography, this performance showcases the work of Anya Cloud, UC San Diego MFA Dance Theatre candidate. Cloud’s artistry explores states of being through construction and deconstruction, the real and imagined, the desirable and repulsive. These performances are held in the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre on the UC San Diego campus. Compaigne Marie Chouinard January 17, Thursday, 8pm Dubbed the high priestess of the avant-garde, Marie Chouinard unites the sensual and cerebral in her stark, iconoclastic and visually stunning works. This performance is held in the Mandeville Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus. Tickets are $39$46. For more information, call (858) 534-8497, email artpower@ucsd.edu or visit artpwr.com. The University of California at San Diego Campus is located at 9500 Gilman Drive in La Jolla. For more information on UCSD call (858) 534-2230 or visit ucsd.edu.

West Inn & Suites in Carlsbad Hosts 6th Annual Holiday Event And Toys For Tots Drive Dec. 6, 5-8pm West Village is hosting it’s 6th annual holiday celebration and Toys for Tots drive featuring a special appearance by Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves. Festive holiday activities will include carolers, horse drawn carriage rides, cookie decorating, face painting and complimentary seasonal treats from Bistro West and West Steak and Seafood. This is a free event. Toys for Tots Drive attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to the event. West Inn & Suites 4970 Avenida Encinas Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 448-4500 www. westinnandsuites.com

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Win Free Tickets to Five Great Shows at the House of Blues Invasion Christmas on Dec 22; Zeds Dead on Dec 27; Pentatonix on Jan 31; and ALO on Feb 2. Pentatonix (PTX) has just released a new Christmas EP called PTXmas! These vocal sensations were the winners of season 3 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and have been taking instrument-free music far beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. This will be an amazing show to see! The North County Sun and www. If you’re looking for the best entertainment in San hotinnorthcounty.com have once again partnered Diego this winter, The House of Blues is one of the finest with the House of Blues San Diego and Live Nation, venues in the country to see live shows and concerts. The the biggest concert promoter in the United States, to House of Blues is located on 5th Avenue in Downtown give away tickets to see five amazing shows at the San Diego in the Gaslamp District. The House of Blues world famous House of Blues. Win a pair of tickets to XMAS PARTY features the most sought after performers and perforsee: Gary Hoey Christmas Show on Dec 13; British

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Gary Hoey Christmas Show

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Zeds Dead

Pentatonix

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1055 Fifth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 299.2583

California Center for the Arts, Escondido Carols by Candlelight December 7-8, Friday and Saturday, 8pm A spectacular family Christmas concert, “Carols by Candlelight,” celebrates its 23rd anniversary. Over the years, “Carols by Candlelight” has featured pop and country stars Phil Vasser, LeAnn Rimes, Jamie O’Neil, Kenny Loggins, Josh Gracin, Bucky Covington, Collin Raye, Sara Evans, Juice Newton, and may others singing Christmas Carols and their biggest hits. The net proceeds benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. Tickets $27-$200 in the Concert Hall. The Nutcracker December 15-16, Saturday and Sunday, 1pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday; 7pm show on Saturday Cannons roar, fairies fly, and snow falls! West Coast Ballet Theater’s production of The Nutcracker is a family oriented show with a cast of over 200 performers featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists. It captures the magic, wonder and innocence of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet as seen through a child’s eyes. Spectacular sets, gorgeous costumes, special effects and live music by the San Diego CivicYouth Orchestra, create a stunning, grand scale event in the Concert Hall. Tickets $12-$39. Wow First Wednesdays: San Diego Dance Theater January 2, Wednesday, 4pm & 7pm Unconventional, courageous and diverse, San Diego Dance Theater brings you an audience favorite, Cabaret Dances, taking its cue from the mood of a cabaret nightclub, pairing dance and live music with food, wine and mingling. This free musical event is held in the Center Theatre.

Intimate Classics: Pablo Sáinz Villegas January 6, Sunday, 3pm Spanish guitarist Sáinz Villegas’ combination of charismatic stage presence, deep passion for his music and stunning technical abilities, delivers performances that have consistently brought audiences to their feet. Born in Spain, but now living in New York City, he quickly established himself as one of the world’s leading classical guitarists through a prize-winning performance with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 2006, which led to concerts in over 30 countries. Tickets $30-$47 in the Center Theatre. Handel’s Messiah January 12-13, Saturday and Sunday Saturday performance at 7:30pm; Sunday concert at 3pm Center Chorale presents a performance of selections from Handel’s great masterwork for singers, orchestra, and professional soloists: The Messiah in the Concert Hall. California International Young Artists Competition (CIYAC) Winners Concert January 20, Sunday, 2pm The California International Young Artists Competition (CIYAC) presents the past winners, solo and ensemble. Their mission is to encourage the performance and appreciation of classical music by young people. CIYAC, founded in1996, is a public benefit corporation and provides music appreciation outreach to schools and public venues. Tickets $10-$20 in the Center Theatre. The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall and Center Theatre are located at 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. For tickets or more information call 800-988-4253 or visit www.artcenter.org.

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San Diego Symphony Concerts at Copley Hall 12/7-8 John Williams in Concert. Music of Schindler’s List, Harry Potter and Star Wars 12/11 Chamber Music Series: Stravinsky, Dukas, Poulenc and More! 12/13 Symphony Exposé: L’Obsession Fantasique 12/14-16 Jacobs Masterworks: Symphonie Fantasique 12/21-23 Holiday Pops – A Celtic Celebration Holiday tradition returns: Matthew Garbutt, Conductor with San Diego Master Chorale, SD Children’s Choir, and Irish Dancers. 1/1 International Passport Series: New Year’s Concert – Salute to Vienna 1/8 Chamber Music Series: Viviane and Nicole Hagner Perform Schubert 1/11-13 Jacobs Masterworks: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto 1/18 City Lights: Broadway’s Brian Stokes Mitchell 1/27 Family Festival: The Magic of Mozart 1/31 Symphony Exposé: The Magic of Scheherazade Copley Symphony Hall is on 7th Ave and B Street in San Diego. Call (619) 235-0804 or visit www.sandiegosymphony.com


B-14  •  December ’12–January ’13  •  www.HotinNorthCounty.com Find more entertainment at www.HotinNorthCounty.com

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Upcoming Shows

www.bellyup.com for full concert lineup • 143 S Cedros, Solana Beach, Ca 92075 • (858) 481 8140 main box office. open every day. Date

Headliner/Supporting Act

Sat Dec 1, 9pm

10th annual turtleneck and sweater Party w/ The Young Guns - Windigo pres

Sun Dec 2, 8pm

Punch brothers w/ The Milk Carton Kids

Tues Dec 4, 8pm

john waters - seated show!

Wed Dec 5, 9pm

chris robinson - casbah Presents

Thurs Dec 6, 9pm

chris robinson - casbah Presents

Fri Dec 7, 5:30

y3K

Fri Dec 7, 9pm

Ultimate stones w/ Strange Days (A Tribute to the Doors)

Sat Dec 8, 9pm

chris isaak holiday show

Sun Dec 9, 8pm

Get tickets at www.livenation.com, the venue box office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Ritmo Latino, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. artist & sUPPort

DATE

VENUE

Gospel Brunch

Sun, 12/2, 11am

House of Blues

Yellowcard w/ The Wonder Years, We Are The In Crowd

Sun, 12/2, 7:30pm

House of Blues

The MMG Tour featuring Rick Ro$$ w/ Meek Mill, Wale, Machine Gun Kelly, DJ Scream

Sun 12/2, 7:30pm

Viejas Arena

Paul Banks of Interpol

Mon, 12/3, 7:30pm

House of Blues

Streetlight Manifesto w/ Hostage Calm Lionize

Tue, 12/4, 8:00pm

House of Blues

chris isaak holiday show

Eventvibe presents Adventure Club

Fri, 12/7, 9:00pm

House of Blues

Mon Dec 10, 8pm

Kinky Friedman’s biPolar tour with very special guest Mojo nixon - seated show

Fri, 12/7, 5:30pm

Viejas Arena

Wed Dec 12, 9pm

justin townes Earle - casbah Presents w/ Trixie Whitley

91X Wrex the Halls The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan and Sara, The Joy Formidable, Imagine Dragons, Youngblood Hawke, Audio Addiction

Sat, 12/8, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Fri Dec 14, 5 : 30

happy hour - atomic Groove

91X Xclusive ft Metric w/ Grand Tarantula, Beast Patrol

Fri Dec 14, 9pm

jonny lang w/ Ben Powell

Live Nation & Transparent present Mercyme

Sun, 12/9, 7:30pm

House of Blues

Sun Dec 16, 8pm

los lobos w/ Mariachi Garibaldi

Pulsar 107.3 & Asi Suena present Gloria Trevi

Tue, 12/11, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Wed Dec 19, 9pm

bootsy collins

Gary Hoey Ho Ho Hoey’s Rockin’ Holiday Show

Thu, 12/13, 8:30pm

House of Blues

Hard Presents Boys Noize Live “Out of the Black” Tour

Sun, 12/16, 9:00pm

House of Blues

Groove International presents Hip Hop Night

Thu, 12/20, 8:00pm

dead Man’s Party (oingo boingo tribute) w/ Betamaxx Thurs Dec 20, 8pm

the Venice christmas show w/ guest

Sat Dec 22, 9pm

dennis Quaid and the sharks w/ Jamie James

Sun Dec 23, 3-5:30

the Mar dels christmas Matinee $1 sold goes to cancer for college

Kinky

Fri 12/21, 7:00pm

House of Blues

British Invasion Christmas

Sat, 12/22, 8:30pm

House of Blues

Sun Dec 23, 9pm

a cash’d out christmas w/ Total Distortion

Groove International presents Winter Wonderland Sat, 12/22, 8:00pm

Thurs Dec 27, 8pm

cracker and camper Van beethoven

Fri Dec 28, 9pm

the aggrolites w/ The B-Side Players

Sat Dec 29, 9pm

Vokab Kompany w/ Ill Esha and Jesse Molloy

Mon Dec 31, 5:30 - 8pm

new year’s happy hour with candye Kane

Mon Dec 31, 9pm

the reverend horton heat - nyE show!

Fri Jan 4, 9pm

Pato banton w/ guest

Sat Jan 5, 8:30 pm

House of Blues Delta Stage

House of Blues

5th Ave Side Stage & Delta Stage

Eventvibe & Amplified Access present Zeds Dead

Thu, 12/27, 9:00pm

House of Blues

91X presents Rebelution w/ The Expendables

Fri, 12/28, 8:00pm

House of Blues

91X presents Rebelution w/ The Expendables

Sat, 12/29, 9:00pm

House of Blues

94/9 Presents Social Distortion SOLD OUT

Thu, 1/3, 8:30pm

House of Blues

91x Presents Social Distortion SOLD OUT

Fri, 1/4, 8:30pm

House of Blues

the 3rd annual beat Farmers hootenany featuring the Farmers w/ The Mentals, Nancarrow and special guests

Social Distortion SOLD OUT

Sat, 1/5, 8:30pm

House of Blues

Sum 41

Tue, 1/8, 7:30pm

House of Blues

Fri Jan 11, 9pm

Mentals, nancarrow and special guests

Keane w/ Youngblood Hawke

Sun, 1/13, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Sat Jan 12, 9pm

English beat w/ guest

91X presents Social Distortion w/ Red Devil Squadron Tue, 1/15, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Sun Jan 13, 8pm

steve Earle w/ guest

Ben Folds Five

Sun, 1/27, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Thurs Jan 17, 8pm

Femi Kuti and the Positive Force w/ guest

Pentatonix

Thu, 1/31, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Fri Jan 18, 9pm

dead Man’s Party (oingo boingo) w/ Betamaxx

91x & Casbah present Pinback w/ Judgment Day

Fri, 2/1, 8:00pm

House of Blues

ALO

Sat, 2/2, 7:00pm

House of Blues

Sat Jan 19, 9pm

tower of Power w/ guest

Emeli Sandé

Thu, 2/7, 7:30pm

House of Blues

Thurs Jan 24, 9pm

nicki bluhm & the Gramblers w/ guest

Ed Sheeran SOLD OUT

Tue 2/12, 8:00pm

Spreckels Theatre

Fri Jan 25, 9pm

ozomatli w/ guest

91X, Casbah & HOB present Coheed & Cambria w/ Between the Buried & Me Russian Circles

Mon, 2/25, 7:00pm

House of Blues

Sat Jan 26, 9pm

ozomatli w/ Naia Kete

Take Action Tour feat. The Used w/ We Came As Romans, MindFlow, Crown the Empire

Wed, 2/27, 7:00pm

House of Blues

HOB 20th Anniversary presents The 9th Annual Flogging Molly Green 17 Tour

Thu, 3/7, 8:00pm

House of Blues

Sarah Brightman Dreamchaser World Tour

Wed 3/27, 8:00pm

Viejas Arena

Rihanna Diamonds World Tour

Thur 4/11, 7:30pm

Valley View Casino Center

One Direction 2013 Tour

Sun 8/4,

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Gallery Showcase for 16 Local Tattoo Artists Sharpen your Knives and Polish your Boots. You are invited for an evening of local art, food, music and inspiration. Keeping with the rich tradition and history of San Diego tattooing, the focus of this show is to stimulate the senses—Sight, Sound and Taste. Hosted by SD-too.com and Tonya Van Parys of Avalon Tattoo, the Toe The Line art show on January 19, at Planet Rooth Studios will feature 16 local tattoo artists from 16 different shops around the San Diego Area. The gallery will also feature 5-star catering and music from local San Diego musicians. The event will start at 7pm and Planet Rooth is located at 3334 5th Ave. in San Diego. Donations are appreciated.


www.HotinNorthCounty.com  •  December ’12–January ’13  B-15 Find more entertainment at www.HotinNorthCounty.com

Christmas Lighted Homes, Neighborhoods, Attractions And Other Displays (not responsible for non-existing lighted homes, holiday theme changes, or date and time changes. Please do further research to confirm.) SAN MARCOS, 92069

1639 Knob Hill. 
Off Nordahl Rd. Between Tam O’ Shanter Dr. & Augusta Dr. 23rd year of decorating.
90,000+ lights plus Carnival, North Pole, and Santa’s Wild Animal Park themes.
Nov. 24 to Dec. 30, 5-9 pm.
See Santa from 6:30-8pm on Dec. 10-23.
www.christmasonknobhill.com VISTA, 92081

1505 Roma Dr., corner of Lupine Hills and Roma Dr.
Inflatables and over two dozen homemade plywood cutouts of Disney and other holiday characters. Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, Sun-Th 6-10pm, Fri-Sat 6 pm-midnight. VISTA 746 Bonita Drive–off Olive Ave. Dec. 1 through Dec. 31, 6 to 9 pm. Large display of lights with an elf’s house. Large manger scene. Santa may be there on weekends! VISTA, 92083 Via Vastago–off Olive, Bonita Dr., and N. Melrose Dr. Dec. 10 through 31, 5:30 to 9:30 pm. Little town of Bethlehem in lights, with a possible visit from Santa Claus! CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH, 92128

Fairway Village, west side of Stoney Gate Pl. 85+ homes decorated. 
Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, 5:30-10:30 pm. 
Neighborhood Block Party on Dec. 17, with food, entertainment, Santa, musicians, carolers and more, from 6-10 p.m. POWAY, 92064

12631 Stoutwood St.
Off Twin Peaks Rd. & Deerwood St. 
Nicknamed “The Griswolds.” 
Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, 5:30-10 pm weekdays, 11 pm weekends.

Hickory Ct./Hickory St., 12659 Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct. 
All off Twin Peaks Rd. & Silverset St. 
named “Candy Cane Courts.” 
Entire culde-sacs are lit up. 
Dec. 10 to Dec. 24, 6-9 pm. RANCHO PENASQUITOS, 92129

Oviedo St. 
Off Black Mountain Rd. 
“Christmas Card Lane.” 
Also enter off Twin Trails Dr., Carmel Mountain Rd., (southwest corner of the area), Ellingham St., Renato St., Oviedo St., Twin Trails Dr., Barrymore St., Rotherham Ave., Talca Ave., Talca Ct., Allenbrook Way, Davenport Ave., Amber Sky Ln. 
Dec. 11 to Dec. 31, dusk-10 pm. FALLBROOK Reche Road just West of Green Canyon. Over 100,000 lights that are cooreographed to music. Snow machines add to the effect. Lights are on thru New Years night, 6pm–9pm Tues-Sun, with display staying on longer the week of Christmas. Just enter U-turn driveway from the West and tune your car radio to 90.5FM. FALLBROOK Curtis Mueller’s spectacular Christmas light show featuring concert lighting effects, lasers, and fog. Visit www.brightchristmasshow.com for show schedule and address. CLAIREMONT, 92117

 Lana Dr. & Jamar.
 Off Mt. Abernathy Ave.
Circular street. 40+ homes decorated. 
Dec. 10- 27.

4670 Norwalk Ave. 
Off Clairemont Mesa Blvd./ Moraga Ave. 
Dec. 11 to Jan. 1, 7-10 pm, weekends 7-11 pm.

LA MESA, Bob’s Christmas Wonderland 7171 Cornell, La Mesa. Bob’s Christmas Wonderland in La Mesa is a single residence with the heart of an entire neighborhood. Visitors are welcomed with artisan detailed decorations including trains, many automated, moving pieces as well as a miniature drive-in theater playing “Disney’s Magical Christmas.” Hot chocolate, apple cider and fresh popcorn are available. ALLIED GARDENS, 92120

7048 Hillsboro St. 
Off Waring and Princess View. 
Dec. 10–24, dusk-10 pm. CHULA VISTA, 91910, 91911, 91914, 91915


Whitney St./ Mankato. 
Circle between First and Second Ave. off H St. & 1st Ave. “Christmas Circle.”
55+ homes decorated. 
Dec. 10–26, 5-10 pm. EAST SAN DIEGO, 92113

1523 48th St. 
Off Federal Blvd. & 48 St.
Dec. 4-24, 5-10 pm.

4641 Craigie St. 
Off Highway 94 and 47th.
Nicely decorated home. 
Dec. 10–24. Dusk to 10 pm EL CAJON, 92021

Jingle Bell Hill (also known as Pepper Dr. Lights).
Solomon Ave./Pegeen Pl. and surrounding area. 
Off 67 & Bradley. Celebrating the Reason theme.
Dec. 9-26, Mon-Th 6-9 pm, Fri-Sun 6-10 pm.

11456 Pegeen Pl. 
Nightmare Before Christmas theme, complete with Jack, Sally, Zero, the Mayor & Oogie Boogie.
Dec. 5-26, Mon-Th 6-9 pm, Fri-Sun 6-10 pm. 1838 El Pico Dr. 
Off Hacienda Dr. 
48th year of decorating the 20-ft. star over 100 ft. in air, overlooking El Cajon valley. 
Dec. 1-Dec. 31.
Also see a 55-ft. train. Dec. 10–31, dusk to 10 pm. LOMITA, 92114 (near Lemon Grove)

689 Meadowbrook Dr.
Off Jamacha Rd. South of Lemon Grove.
Many lights on home.
Dec. 8 to Jan. 1, dusk to 10 pm.
Santa and Mrs. Claus may be out to greet the week of Dec. 17–23. OCEAN BEACH 4729 Newport Ave, Ocean Beach. The Olson family’s gift to the community, their home’s lights are synchronizedmsMusic (FM 89.7) and operate Monday– Thursday, and Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 6 to 11 p.m. Map SAN CARLOS, 92119

6296 Lake Arrowhead Dr. 
Between Dallas and Lake Murray
Lights, Santa Clause, animated window scenes
Dec. 5 to Dec. 27, dusk to 10pm. SAN CARLOS, 92119 Block of 7900 and 8000 Hillandale Dr. 
Off Mission Gorge & Deerfield. 
Many lights, plus tree on top of home. 
Dec. 1–31, 5-9 pm. SANTEE, 92071

Sunburst Santee. 
Tomel Court, off Magnolia.
Many homes, Starlight Circle. 
Dec. 17 to Dec. 26, 7-10 pm. SANTEE, 92071 9835 Pebble Beach Dr. 
Displays on house and yard set up to music.
Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, dusk to 10pm SERRA MESA/MISSION VILLAGE, 92123

2621 Raymell Dr. 
Yard decorated like Christmas Town from A Nightmare Before Christmas. 
Dec. 10 to Dec. 30, dusk-10 pm. SERRA MESA 2133 Seagull Lane
Horse and carriage, doe, tree and gifts
Dec. 10 to Dec. 24, dusk to 10pm TIERRASANTA, 92124

5306 Belardo Dr. 
Off Via Valarta & Via Playa De Cortes. 
95,000 lights,including many homemade decorations, all sequenced and animated to music.
Tune radio to 89.7 FM to hear the lights dance.
Dec. 1 to Dec. 26, 5:30-10 pm.
www.belardolights.com

11626 Papagallo Ct. 
Off Colina Dorado or Calle De Vida. Thomas the Tank Engine theme.
Dec. 3 to Dec. 30, 6-10 pm.

10927 Baroque Lane. 
A North Pole themed Christmas featuring a 20-ft lighted Santa and a Christmas Village. 
Dec. 9–28, 6-9:30 pm.

North County Christmas Tree Lightings Encinitas: Santa will light the Encinitas Christmas tree at 5pm Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Lumberyard courtyard, 937 S. Highway 101. A holiday parade down the 101 follows. (760) 633-2740.

Wonderland at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido will be from 3 to 8 pm Saturday, Dec. 1 at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Festivities include Santa, carolers, children’s crafts and snow. www.artcenter.org.

Carlsbad: The Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying LC Lane, has a tree lighting at 5:15pm Saturday, Dec.1 and a family festival starting at 5pm. Tickets: $8 at the door, free for ages 3 and under. (760) 434-2843.

San Marcos: The Santa’s Magical Village festival from 10am – 4pm features a tree lighting ceremony. Sunday, December 2 at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive. www.san-marcos.net.

Del Mar: A holiday bazaar goes from 2pm to 5pm Saturday, Dec. 1 throughout downtown Del Mar, followed by a 5pm tree lighting at L’Auberge Del Mar Amphitheater. www.delmarmainstreet.com.

San Elijo Hills: Tree lighting at the San Elijo Hills Town Square. www.sanelijohills.com or call 760-798-1765

Solana Beach: Live music, visits with Santa and the annual tree lighting happen at 5pm Sunday, Dec. 2 at Fletcher Cove Park, 111 S. Sierra Ave. (858) 720-2453. Escondido: The annual Tree Lighting and Winter

Poway: Poway’s Christmas in the Park celebration from 3:30 – 8:30pm will have a community tree lighting at 5:20pm Dec. 8 at Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. www.poway.org. Vista: A tree lighting ceremony at Vista’s Main Street Gazebo. www.vistachamber.org.

Del Mar Fairgrounds Holiday of Lights
Jimmy Durante Blvd./Via De La Valle. 
Off Highway 5. 
Animated holiday lights. 
Nov. 24 to Jan. 1, Sun.-Thurs, 5:30-10 pm; Fri.Sat., 5:30-10:30 pm. 858-755-1161. www.holidayoflights.com LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days.
Real snow! Snowball targets, build a snowman with Lego accessories, see holiday Lego displays.
Dec.1–Jan. 2 
Nightly tree lighting at 5 pm Dec. 1–Dec. 24
Nightly firework Dec. 26-31.
760-918-5346. www.legoland.com SAN DIEGO Gaslamp for the Holidays. 
Downtown San Diego.
Trees of the Gaslamp will be illuminated from Dec. 1 to Jan. 3, 5 pm-midnight. 
www.gaslamp.org Balboa Park December Nights Dec 7-8 San Diego Premier Festival with vendors and entertainment. Hotel Del Coronado
 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. 
Tree in the lobby is beautifully decorated plus 100,000 lights illuminate the resort from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. 
619-522-8490, www.hoteldel.com Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
Over 100 vessels. Begins on Quivira Basin. 
Dec. 10, starts at 7 pm and ends with fireworks at 9 pm.
858-4880501, www.missionbayparadeoflights.org Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights
Boats decorated in holiday lights circle Oceanside Harbor. 
Sponsored by the Oceanside Yacht Club.
Dec. 10, 7 pm. 760-722-5751. San Diego Bay Boat Parade of Lights
41st Anniversary, Back to the Future theme.
Dec. 11 & Dec. 18
Fireworks, 5:30 pm then parade til 9 pm. 
Starts off at Shelter Island, goes through the harbor and ends at the Ferry Landing on Coronado.
www.sdparadeoflights.org San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights”
230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas 100,000+ lights illuminating the plants and trees
Dec. 8-23 and Dec. 26-30, 5-9 pm Nutcracker exhibit, marshmallow roasting, live music, kid crafts.
 760-436-3036. www.SDBGarden.org San Diego Zoo’s Jungle Bells
Balboa Park. 
Dec. 11-23, Dec. 25-Jan. 2.
Lighted animal figures, bell ringers, nightly tree-lighting ceremony, 
“Night Before Christmas” interactive show.
619-231-1515
www.sandiegozoo.org SeaWorld Christmas Tree of Lights
The Skytower lights will sparkle after dark. Nightly at 6pm Weekends Dec 1- Dec. 11, Daily. Dec. 17–Jan. 1
619-2311515
www.seaworld.com

Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year! From,

North County Sun


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SDSU vs. BYU

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium Dec. 20, Thursday, Kickoff 5pm on ESPN Top teams from the Mountain West and Western Athletic Conference will square off in the eighth annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 20 at Qualcomm Stadium. Hard-hitting college football action and spectacular pre-game and halftime pageantry make this a must-see event for the entire family. Last year’s contest matched the TCU Horned Frogs against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in front of 48,000 fans. Behind the play of sophomore QB Casey Pachall, the 18th ranked TCU Horned Frogs edged the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 31-24 in yet another exciting San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. The seventh annual game marked the fourth time in five years that the game had been decided by 10 points or less. Playing their final season in the Mountain West, the Horned Frogs (11-2) found themselves trailing the Bulldogs (8-5) three different times in the game, including a 24-17 deficit halfway through the fourth quarter. But as he did most of the regular season, Pachall picked up his team and led them on game-tying and game-winning drives late in the fourth quarter. The sophomore QB completed 15 of 29 passes for 206 yards and threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Skye Dawson, the game’s Offensive MVP, with 4:26 left to play. Be prepared for inclement weather conditions. The 2010 game had major concerns about the condition of the field at Qualcomm Stadium. Only 24 hours earlier the field was flooded over by 1.5-million gallons of water from heavy rains. City and stadium officials spent all night pumping and draining the stadium, and were even able to get the paint down for the logo at midfield before kickoff. The beneficiary of this year’s San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego. $1 from each ticket sold goes directly to the charity. Tickets for the game can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, or by visiting www.PoinsettiaBowl.com.

Monster Jam at Qualcomm Stadium January 19, Saturday, 7pm The Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam is the perfect sports entertainment brand that mixes racing, showmanship and the ultimate fan experience into one incredible show. Matched by no other, Monster Jam showcases the awesome power of the world’s most popular monster trucks. Monster Jam electrifies crowds with the breathtaking stunts and the awesome power of the world’s best monster trucks. Each year over 4 million fans populate stadiums in over 325 performances, proving that this ever-growing sport is one the most successful touring family shows. This is a very exciting show that is great for the whole family. Don’t miss your chance to meet the drivers and see the world’s biggest monster trucks up close! Qualcomm Stadium is located at 9449 Friars Road in San Diego. For more information and tickets visit www.monsterjam.com.

Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium Dec. 27, Thursday, Kick-off at 7pm- ESPN Texas Tech vs. drew up a trick reverse, as running Oregon State back Malcolm Brown handed off to Considered “America’s Most Exciting Bowl Game,” this is the thirty-fifth year of the Holiday Bowl. The game is supported by a year of events, including the nationally televised Big Bay Balloon Parade, an outrigger challenge and luau, a golf tournament, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and their famous wiener dog races. The Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl kicks off at 7pm, Thursday, December 27, at Qualcomm Stadium. The game matches teams from the Pac-12 and Big 12 Conferences. The 2011 game featured the California Golden Bears and the Texas Longhorns in front of 58,000 fans and an ESPN national television audience with a 4.0 viewer rating. Fueled by a defense that forced five turnovers and six sacks, the 24th ranked Texas Longhorns defeated the California Golden Bears 21-10 in the 2011 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. The game featured suffocating defense by both teams, but not before Texas QB David Ash joined an elite group of quarterbacks in Holiday Bowl history. Trailing 3-0 in the second quarter, the Longhorns

Jaxon Shipley, who pulled up and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Ash. Ash became just the fourth quarterback in the 34-year history of the bowl game to record a touchdown catch, joining BYU’s Steve Young (1983), Texas A&M’s Bucky Richardson (1990), and Oregon’s Joey Harrington (2000). The Holiday Bowl serves as an annual economic boon to the San Diego Community. In its 34-year history, the Holiday Bowl has generated over $500 million in economic impact. Eight of the last nine Holiday Bowl games have sold out. The charity benefiting from this year’s Holiday Bowl game is Freedom Station, a leader in providing temporary lodging facilities, as well as educational and career guidance to our nation’s injured and disabled military heroes who are medically retired or discharged. Their mission is to aid them as they begin the transition from defenders of freedom to productive members of America’s civilian work force. The Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) community enhancement organization. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through the bowl’s ticket office at Qualcomm Stadium, by phone at (619) 283-5808, or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Farmers Insurance Open – PGA Golf Tour SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Returns to Torrey Pines MONDAY, JANUARY 21 (Admission free) January 21-27

This will be the sixtyfirst year a PGA tour event has been held in San Diego beginning with the San Diego Open in 1952. For fifty straight years the Century Club of San Diego has been the local nonprofit organizing body for the tournament. 2013 marks the fourty-sixth time the event is being held at Torrey Pines Golf Course, and the fourth year that Farmers Insurance has been it’s main sponsor. The event will be held at Torrey Pines from January 21 to January 27. Brandt Snedeker, 31, won the 2012 U.S. PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open in a playoff after Kyle Stanley blew a three-shot lead on the final hole. Snedeker got into the playoff when Stanley fell apart and made a triplebogey 8 at the par-5 18th hole. Snedeker collected his third career victory when Stanley, who was seeking his first win, missed a five-foot par putt on the second extra hole. Stanley, 24, entered the final round with a fivestroke lead and came to the closing hole with a three-shot advantage. His third shot on the par-5, a sand wedge from 77 yards, spun back into the pond in front of the green. After being assessed a penalty stroke and sending his next shot to the back of the green, he missed a 4-foot putt for double-bogey and the win. Both players made birdie on the 18th hole to start the playoff. Snedeker then hit his tee shot over the green on the second playoff hole, the par-3 16th, and recovered to save par. Stanley came up short on his first putt and missed the par attempt to give Snedeker the victory. Many other of the greatest names in golf have captured the San Diego PGA tour stop in recent years. This list

Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players Monday Pro-Am, South Course, starting at 10:30 a.m. Parking is free at the Lot A – Glider Port Parking area on Monday TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 (Admission free) Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players 3:00 p.m. Junior Clinic, Balboa Park Golf Course Parking is free at the Lot A – Glider Port Parking area on Tuesday WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 Zurich Pro-Am, North and South Courses, starting at 6:42 a.m. Parking is free at the Lot A – Glider Port Parking area on Wednesday THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 Opening Ceremonies, 1st Tee South Course, starting at 7:30 a.m. Opening Round of the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open starting at 8:30 a.m. FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 Second Round of the Tournament starting at 8:30 a.m. SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 Third Round of the Tournament starting at 8:30 a.m. SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 Final Round of the Tournament, South Course, starting at 8:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony on the 18th Green

includes Tiger Woods (6 wins), San Diego local favorite, Phil Mickelson (3 wins), John Daly, Davis Love lll, Jose Maria Olazabal, and Mark O’Meara, to name a few. The 2012 Farmers Insurance Open will feature a field of 156 players. TICKETS Kids Complimentary E-tickets for youth 17 and under with accompanying adult. All parties must download E-ticket in advance; Military Complimentary E-tickets for Active Duty, Retired and Reserve military along with their dependents. All parties must download E-ticket in advance, must show Valid Military ID; Seniors advance $20 Gate $26; Adults Advance $30 Gate $40. Advance tickets can be charged by phone by calling (858) 886-4653 or by visiting www.farmersinsuranceopen.com.

Trout Season Now Open at Lake Poway and Dixon Lake Lake Poway Lake Poway currently holds the county record for rainbow trout at 17.85 pounds and their reputation as the “Big Trout Destination” still holds true. Back by popular demand, Lake Poway has contracted with Chaulk Mound Trout Ranch in Nebraska to ship the finest trout in Southern California. These fish have been dubbed “tail walking” because of the breathtaking, above-water spectacle seen as you reel them in. The fishing frenzy began November 21 and continues through to mid-May. The Lake is generally stocked every 2 weeks throughout the season. The full-service Lake Poway Concession offers fishing permits, bait, boat rentals, grill items, and refreshments. They have competitive permit and boat prices and reduced rates available for seniors 55 and older and military. State Fishing Licenses are not required.  Please check the weekly fish report for the most up-to-date fishing conditions, stocking dates and discounts.

A fishing permit is re-­ quired. Lake Poway is located at 14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway 92064. www.poway.org DIXON LAKE Dixon Lake is open year-round. Gates open at 6am daily; park closes at dusk. Fish will be planted throughout the season, so fishing should always be good. Combine your visit with a few nights of camping and enjoy the beautiful views of the Escondido skyline as the lights come on in the city, or spend an afternoon hiking in Daley Ranch. Contact Park Ranger at (760) 839-4680 for further information. No pets are allowed at this facility. There is a $5 parking fee for cars and $10 for buses and vehicles over 20 feet. Dixon Lake is locates at 1700 North La Honda Drive
Escondido, CA 92027. Visit www.escondido.org.


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Scholastic Surf Series Middle and High School Surfing Competitions

Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in San Diego

Dec 1–Jan 31

Indoor Iceoplex in Escondido: 555 N. Tulip, Escondido 92025 (760) 489-5550 www.iceoplexescondido.com UTC Ice Sports Center in UTC Plaza 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, SD 92122 (858) 452-9110 www.utcice.com

The Western Surfing Association (WSA) on August 12, 2010, announced the addition of a new scholastic competition series for middle and high school surf teams. The new series, dubbed the Scholastic Surf Series (SSS), provides a professionally managed and operated platform for school surf teams from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Teams competing in this series have professional judging, quality events and a family oriented program. Surf Series competition areas are divided into three sections—San Diego, Orange County and LA to Santa Barbara. School competitions will be divided into nine individual contest divisions—San Diego high school divions 1, 2, 3, 4, and middle schools; Orange County high school and middle schools, LA to Santa Barbara high school and middle school. Each section consists of five events culminating with a State Championship contest for both middle school and high school teams. High school teams consist of six to nine shortboard men, three longboard men, two to three shortboard women, two to three longboard women and one coed bodyboarder. Middle school teams will field nine shortboard boys, three longboard boys, two shortboard girls, two longboard girls and three coed bodyboarders. Scholastic Surf Series is led by Administrative Director Sue Lister. She brings four years of experience in coaching middle school and high school surf teams in Orange County and San Diego and three years as the administra-

tive and executive director of the Interscholastic Surfing Federation (ISF). SSS Competition Director Carolyn Krammer has been involved in the sport of surfing since 1963 and has served as competition director for the Women’s International Surfing Association (WISA), the United States Surfing Federation (USSF) Western Region, the ISF and the WSA. For more information call (760) 518-2727 or visit www.surfsss.org.

Competition Schedule: San Diego / Orange County / LA – Santa Barbara Sections DECEMBER 8 & 9 AVALANCHE SDMS & DIV 1 & 2 8 & 9 HEAVENS – LEO CARILLO LA-SB MS & HS 15 & 16 OCEANSIDE HARBOR ORCO & DIV 3 & 4 JANUARY 12 & 13 OCEANSIDE PIER ORCO & DIV 1 & 2 26 & 27 ARMY NAVY / LA JOLLA SHORES SDMS & DIV 5 26 & 27 SANTA MONICA LA-SB MS & HS

40th Annual USTA National Tennis Championship at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club Through December 2 The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, one of California’s most treasured beachfront resorts for more than 75 years, hosts the 40th Annual United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Men’s and Women’s 40 Hard Court Championships. Competition is slated for Men & Women in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events for players 40 and over. Players must reach or exceed the age of 40 at any time in this calendar year to be eligible. Participants include former touring pros and the nation’s strongest players in this age group. La Jolla Beach

Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon January 27, Sunday, 6:15am & 7:45am The Carlsbad Marathon is a winter marathon and half marathon unlike any other. From the ideal weather conditions to the spectacular coastal course, this award-winning event will wow you. 26 fully staffed course support stations, continuous entertainment, and unsurpassed volunteer support are just a few of the outstanding features of this event. Each participant receives a gender specific long-sleeve technical fabric shirt, virtual goodie bag, spectacular finisher’s medal, post-race refreshments and much more. This boutique style event, with an emphasis on quality and individual service, sets it apart from other mega marathons. These marathons will certainly sell out, so be sure to register early. The Carlsbad Marathon is the perfect winter race! The Carlsbad Marathon and Half-Marathon begin at the Westfield Plaza, at 2525 El Camino Real in Carlsbad. For more information call (760) 692-2900 or visit www.carlsbadmarathon.com.

& Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the tournament. This seven-day event features both singles and doubles matches. Don’t miss the exciting conclusion of one othe most prestigious tennis tournaments in San Diego. Admission is free. Coming soon is the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship from February 28 to March 3. The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla. For more information call (877) 346-8842 or visit www.LJBTC.com.

Los Angeles Clippers Schedule December 12/1 vs. Sacramento, 7:30pm 12/3 @ Utah, 6:00pm 12/5 vs. Dallas, 7:30pm 12/8 vs. Phoenix, 12:30pm 12/9 vs. Toronto, 12:30pm 12/11 @ Chicago, 6:30pm 12/12 @ Charlotte, 4:30pm 12/15 @ Milwaukee, 5:30pm 12/17 @ Detroit, 4:30pm 12/19 vs. New Orleans, 7:30pm 12/21 vs. Sacramento, 7:30pm 12/23 @ Phoenix, 5:00pm 12/25 vs. Denver, 7:30pm 12/27 vs. Boston, 7:30pm 12/28 @ Utah, 6:00pm 12/30 vs. Utah, 6:30pm.

January 1/1 @ Denver, 6:00pm 1/2 @ Golden State, 7:30pm 1/4 vs. LA Lakers, 7:30pm 1/5 vs. Golden State, 7:30pm 1/9 vs. Dallas, 7:30pm 1/12 vs. Orlando, 12:30pm 1/14 @ Memphis, 5:00pm 1/15 @ Houston, 5:00pm 1/17 @ Minnesota, 5:00pm 1/19 vs. Washington, 7:30pm 1/21 @ Golden State, 1:00pm 1/22 vs. Oklahoma City, 7:30pm 1/24 @ Phoenix, 7:30pm 1/26 @ Portland, 7:00pm 1/27 vs. Portland, 6:30pm 1/30 @ Minnesota, 5:00pm

Los Angeles Lakers Schedule December 12/2 vs. Orlando, 6:30pm 12/4 @ Houston, 5:00pm 12/5 @ New Orleans, 5:00pm 12/7 @ Oklahoma City, 6:30pm 12/9 vs. Utah, 6:30pm 12/11 @ Cleveland, 4:00pm 12/13 @ New York, 5:00pm 12/14 @ Washington, 4:00pm 12/16 @ Philadelphia, 3:00pm 12/18 vs. Charlotte, 7:30pm 12/22 @ Golden State, 7:30pm 12/25 vs. New York, 12:00pm 12/26 @ Denver, 6:00pm 12/28 vs. Portland, 7:30pm

January 1/1 vs. Philadelphia, 7:30pm 1/4 @ LA Clippers, 7:30pm 1/6 vs. Denver, 6:30pm 1/8 @ Houston, 5:00pm 1/9 @ San Antonio, 5:00pm 1/11 vs. Oklahoma City, 7:30pm 1/13 vs. Cleveland, 6:30pm 1/15 vs. Milwaukee, 7:30pm 1/17 vs. Miami, 7:30pm 1/20 @ Toronto, 10:00am 1/23 @ Memphis, 5:00pm 1/25 vs. Utah, 7:30pm 1/27 vs. Oklahoma City, 12:30pm 1/29 vs. New Orleans, 7:30pm 1/20 @ Phoenix, 7:30pm

Outdoor Skating and Snow Hill Poway 13094 Civic Center Drive, Poway 92064 www.poway.org Sycuan’s Fantasy On Ice —Downtown San Diego at Horton Square www.rchsd.org Skating By the Sea—Hotel Del Coronado www.hoteldel.com SeaWorld at SeaWorld in San Diego www.seaworld.com. Viejas Outlet Center across the street from Viejas Casino www.shopviejas.com Otay Ranch Ice Rink at Otay Ranch Town Center www.otayranchtowncenter.com Sycuan’s Fantasy On Ice: A Cool Way to Help Kids Open now through January 6 Ice skating outside at Horton Square in San Diego is under way! Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, SENTRE Partners and Friends of Rady Children’s have teamed up to present Fantasy on Ice, a wonderful way to enjoy the holidays with your family. The outdoor ice rink is located at Horton Square, adjacent to Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego and will remain open until January 6. Enjoy special holiday events and activities including their “Holiday on Horton Square” tree-lighting ceremony and a television special sponsored by NBC 7 San Diego. Proceeds from this event benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital. Adult-$14, Child-$12, Military-$10, RCHSD Em­ployee-$10. To make a donation to the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, please call (858) 966-5887 or visit www.sdice.com. Outdoor Skating Rink and Snow Hill at Winterfest in Poway Community Park December 14-15, Fri 4-9pm, Sat-Mon 1-9pm The coolest place this winter is the ice skating rink at Poway Community Park which hosts the City of Poway’s Winterfest. The event features an outdoor synthetic ice skating rink, free arts and crafts, kids karaoke, musical entertainment, and more. A snow hill for sledding will be featured on Saturday, December 18. Over 3,000 children and adults are expected to attend. Except for the ice skating, everything is free, including the snow hill. Skating costs $5 for ages 2-17 and $7 for ages 18+. Skate rental is included or participants can bring their own ice skates. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Community Services Office in Poway City Hall, at the Poway Community Swim Center or online at www.poway. org. Poway Community Park is located at 13094 Civic Center Drive, Poway 92064. Hotel del Coronado Skating by the Sea Open now through January 5 The Del is celebrating the eighth anniversary of Skating by the Sea, a unique Southern California experience – outdoor ice-skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The oceanfront Windsor Lawn is transformed into a spectacular ice rink with skating sessions offered daily. A portion of the skating proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego. The ice skating experience is open now through December 14, and January 2-5 from 2pm to 5pm, and 6pm–9pm daily with weekend and holiday matinees from 11am to 1pm. From December 15 through January 1. Skate by the sea from 2pm to 5pm and 6pm to 9pm daily, with 11am to 1pm matinees. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for kids 10 and younger. The Hotel del Coronado is located at 1100 Orange Ave in Coronado. Call (619) 437-8788 or www.hoteldel.com.


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La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival

Stoked About the Encinitas Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 2, Sunday, 2–4:30pm

This year’s Parade theme is “Stoked for the Holidays” – celebrating the Encinitas surf culture and their enthusiasm for all things surfing and beach related. Come and see surf styles from the past and present. There are entries showing off the many things that make Encinitas such a cool beach town and what got it named as one of National Geographic’s top 20 surf towns in the world in 2012. Grand Marshal Rick Shea, a member of the first Encinitas City Council, leads the approximately 100 entries, with thousands of participants on floats and in bands. Tens of thousands cheer them on as the 2012 Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101 on Saturday, December 1. The 5:30 pm, nighttime parade is preceded by a 5:00 pm tree lighting ceremony at the Lumberyard (near Starbucks). The Encinitas Holiday Parade is a 55 year tradition and this year is bigger and better than ever. Free parking is available at various locations. Shuttles will run

The 55th Annual La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival kicks off from Girard and Kline at 2pm December 2. Equestrians arrive at 10am and the parade judging is at 12pm. This year’s theme is “Christmas in the Village.” The Parade and Festival attracts thousands of multi-generational attendees and participants, many who return year after year. The Parade is unique in that it is organized and conducted by community volunteers and is fully funded through community sponsorships and donations. The parade kicks off at Kline & Girard Street and ends at the La Jolla Recreation Center. The Parade will be followed by the Holiday Festival at the Recreation Center with photos with Santa at 3:30, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree at 4:30, sponsored by the La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club. Join in all the fun on Sunday, December 2 in La Jolla. For more information visit www.ljparade.com.

Vista Christmas Parade December 1, Saturday, 1-3pm Join the City of Vista for their Annual Christmas Parade. This year’s theme is “Vista: 50 and Fabulous!” Vista is turning 50 in 2013 and the Christmas parade provides a special kick-off birthday celebration. The parade travels through downtown Vista on South Santa Fe from Civic Center Drive to Main Street. This Christmas celebration features floats, bands, equestrians, international foods, Kids Land, arts and crafts, music, and more. As many as 10,000 spectators are expected. Historic airplanes fly over the event to start the parade. The Gazebo parking lot on Main Street features food vendors to delight your senses. The parade begins at 1pm and marches on until 3pm. This event is brought to you by the Vista Chamber of Commerce. Come join the fun and make a day of it! The Vista Christmas Parade is located at S Santa Fe Ave. & Main Street in Vista. For more information call (760) 414-9391 or visit vistachamber.org.

New Bryll Hair Lounge In La Costa Reveal your style. Define your image. We are so excited to introduce ourselves to the Carlsbad area! We are Bryan and Molly Boyd, proprietors of a new hair lounge situated in the Sprouts shopping center. Our main focus at Bryll Hair Lounge is education. We value the importance of our stylists’ education in product knowledge, technique, and application. In conjunction with their education, we recognize our role in educating the client as well. We want to ensure that the techniques and products used are explained to, and understood by, our clientele in order to help them maintain the look achieved for them after leaving the salon. We are dedicated to creating the style that fits your life and your needs. During your consultation we discuss your lifestyle and the time you are willing to spend on your hair each day. This allows us to use our expertise and experience to create a look that not only reveals your style, but defines your image. Please see our display ad and money saving coupon on the coupon pages of this edition for some really special new client offers. Bryll is located at 3263 Camino de Los Coches, Carlsbad 92009, on the corner of Camino de Los Coches and Rancho Santa Fe Road in the Sprouts shopping center near Stagecoach Park. Call us for an appointment at (760) 580-6204 or visit our website at www.bryll.com.

December 1, Saturday, 5pm from 4-8:30pm from Scripps Hospital Encinitas on Santa Fe Dr. (ADA accessible bus) and from the Magdalena Ecke YMCA parking lot at 200 Saxony Rd. Avoid congestion; come early and stay late to enjoy Coast Highway 101 shops and restaurants. For additional information call (760) 633-2740 or visit www.EncinitasParksandRec.com.

It Always Snows in San Diego! When you think of San Diego, you probably don’t think about snow. But did you know that it snows just about every year in the quaint town of Julian? This year, Julian celebrates the holiday season with more brighter lights on the town’s living Christmas tree and a special homage to the individuals who contribute time, skills, and energy to making Julian what many consider the best small town in Southern California. Founded during a gold rush in the 1870s, it’s easy to get into the spirit of the season in Julian, where it really feels like Christmas. The historic town, known for its apples, is set in the Cuyamaca Mountains, only a 30 to 45 minute drive inland of North County San Diego County, where December days and evenings are crisp and cool. With the scents of apple pies emerging from ovens and spiced cider on a back burner, Julian looks and smells like Christmas. Twinkling white lights and garland outline wooden false-fronted buildings along Main Street and up the side streets. In the spirit of the season, many shopkeepers add their own favorite Santas, sleighs and reindeer, gar-

lands, wreaths and bows to the show. The Julian Pioneer Museum and historic Grosskopf House are all decked out in Victorian holiday finery. Everywhere you’ll hear the sounds of Christmas as costumed strolling carolers recall Victorian times, when Julian was a thriving Gold Rush town, and the Julian Doves and Desperadoes share Christmas memories in living history dramas. For more information, contact the Julian Chamber of Commerce at 2129 Main Street, Julian, CA  92036, visit www.julianca.com, or call (760) 765-1857.

A Beautiful Smile Says So Much About You Life has its ups and downs, but one thing is for sure, a smile brightens everyone’s day. Have you ever noticed when you are walking throughout the day with a smile on your face, random people will often smile back? It’s so nice when that interaction happens! Dentist and smile practitioner, Diane W. Sherman, D.M.D. is in the business of bringing beautiful smiles to all her patients and has been doing so, for nineteen years, at the same office location in Encinitas. When you visit her office, you can be assured that your smile is her top priority. Dr. Sherman and her entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Whether your dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, Dr. Sherman and her staff promise to provide you with exceptional care as they enhance the natural beauty of your smile. They offer general dentistry including cleaning, exams and x-rays, as well as cosmetic dentistry, and

periodontal disease diagnosis, treatment and maintenance. Dr. Sherman’s office also specializes in composite fillings, crowns and bridges. After receiving her degree at U.C.L.A. in 1986, Dr. Sherman went on to receive her dental degree in 1992 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After finishing dental school with an interest in family practice, she was accepted to a general practice residency program at the VA Hospital in LA. Since that time, she has been practicing dentistry at the same location in Encinitas for nineteen years. Let Dr. Sherman bring smiles to you and your family. Give yourself and your loved ones the dental care that you deserve this holiday season. Dr. Sherman and her staff wish you a very happy and healthy holiday! Diane W. Sherman, D.M.D. is located at 2235 Encinitas Blvd, #100 Encinitas 92024. Please call (760) 753-3255 or visit www.dshermandmd.com.

Taylors Non-Surgical Hair Replacement – $100 Off Any Elán Graft Taylors non-surgical hair replacement is for men and women. Their exclusive Elán, French style hair grafts are a revolutionary concept in hair grafts. Inspired by the finest Parisian hair restoration salons, the art of restoring hair non-surgically differs significantly from that in America. The capability to style hair according to the latest fashions is essential. To accomplish this, a higher degree of naturalness is paramount and that requires a level of naturalness from the scalp to the hair. If you call now and mention the ad in this publication,

you will receive $100 off the price of any Elán hair graft. A private consultant will go over pricing and answer any questions that you may have. By the way, their studio, on Hwy 101, is exquisite and very private. Taylors Hair Studio has two SoCal locations; one in Dana Point and the other, in Encinitas. Their Encinitas studio is located on Hwy 101 in Leucadia at 1636 N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas 92024. Please call (760) 681-7090 for an appointment or visit their website at www.taylorshairstudio.com. Please don’t forget to mention the $100 discount offer.


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