Celebrate the season with entertainment, shopping and dining al fresco at The Forum Carlsbad. Enjoy contact-free holiday events, expanded outdoor patio dining, takeout and delivery at all of our restaurants, and enhanced procedures in all of our stores to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your visit. 

Winter WonderLights

Friday and Saturday Night, December 4, 5, 11 & 12

Every Hour, 5pm to Closing Throughout The Forum Carlsbad

Enjoy Winter WonderLights, a magical holiday light show, every Friday & Saturday night, December 4, 5, 11 and 12, starting at 5pm and running continuously every hour until closing. The light show will be choreographed to your favorite holiday music and we’ll have Magical Snowfalls throughout the center. We’ve expanded the area where the light show will be performed this year, so no matter where you are in The Forum, you can enjoy the show safely while social distancing. 

Visits With Santa in His Secret Garden

Every Saturday and Sunday

December 5-20, 1pm-4pm


Bring the children for Visits With Santa in his Secret Garden located behind the Christmas Tree between lululemon and Paper Source. He’ll be available every Saturday and Sunday, December 5 through 20 from 1pm to 4pm. Santa will be inside a giant Snow Globe for social distancing. The Winter Fairy from Royal Entertainers will be on hand to welcome guests every Saturday, December 5-19. 


Come enjoy a SAFE Visit With Santa at The Forum Carlsbad. Be sure to bring your cameras, masks and social distance. There is no cost to Visit Santa at The Forum.

Holiday Snowflake Stiltwalker

Saturday, December 5, 1pm-4pm

Santa's Sweethearts Carolers

Saturdays, December 5 & 19, 1pm-4pm

Elizabethan Carolers

Saturday, December 12, 1pm-4pm

Letters To Santa

Now through December 24

Geppetto’s Toy Store


Bring the children to Geppetto’s toy store to write their Letters to Santa. Santa’s Mailbox will be outside in front of the store. 

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