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The 19th Annual

Lighting of The Forum

Saturday, November 27
6pm to 9pm

The holiday season officially kicks off with “The Lighting of The Forum.” Friends and families gather to enjoy a live Holiday Musical Stage Show, Santa’s Grand Arrival led by the La Costa Canyon High School Marching Band, the Lighting of the Christmas Tree, followed by an incredible Light Show and Magical Snowfall. Following the light show, children are invited to Visit Santa on the stage. We’ll have prizes, surprises and lots of holiday fun for the entire family!

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Winter WonderLights

Every Friday and Saturday Night

December 3, 4, 10 and 11

Every Hour, 5pm to 7pm

Enjoy Winter WonderLights, a magical holiday light show, every Friday and Saturday night, December 3 through December 11, 5pm to 7pm. The light show will be choreographed to your favorite holiday music and we’ll have Magical Snowfall throughout the center. We’ve expanded the area where the light show will be performed, so no matter where you are in The Forum, you can enjoy the show.

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Visits with Santa

In His Secret Garden

Every Saturday and Sunday

December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19

1pm to 4pm

Bring the children for Visits With Santa in his Secret Garden located behind the Christmas Tree next to Paper Source. Santa will be available every Saturday and Sunday, December 4 through December 19 from 1pm to 4pm. The Winter Fairy will be on hand to welcome guests. Be sure to bring your cameras. There is no cost to Visit Santa at The Forum Carlsbad.

Skip the line and book your visit online.

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Chanukah Celebration

Tuesday, November 30
4pm to 6pm

Join Chabad La Costa for the Lighting of the Menorah in the Courtyard between Chico’s and White House Black Market. The event will include live music, games for the children and complimentary refreshments.


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Black Friday

Friday, November 26

Holiday shopping goes into full swing with special hours and great bargains at The Forum on Black Friday, November 26.

What Holiday Shopping Should Be

Experience The Forum Carlsbad this holiday season and see why it’s been voted the area’s favorite place to shop. The Forum is what holiday shopping should be. And it’s yours to enjoy.