The Forum Makers' Market

Saturday, November 10, 10am-5pm

Sunday, November 11, 11am-5pm

The Forum Makers’ Market will feature 50 local entrepreneurs selling handcrafted and vintage items. Items for sale will include home décor, leather goods, baked goods, apparel, accessories, jewelry, artwork and much more.

Free creative craft workshops will be offered at the event in conjunction with Mint Studio.

Free Craft Classes At The Makers' Market


Wood Burned Cooking Spoons Workshop

Saturday, November 10, 10am-1pm


While supplies last.

Located between Paper Source and lululemon


Hand Lettered Pumpkin Workshop

Sunday, November 11, 10am-1pm


While supplies last.

Located between Paper Source and lululemon


Black Friday

Friday, November 23


Holiday shopping goes into full swing with special hours and great bargains at The Forum Carlsbad on Black Friday, November 23. Contact stores individually for their extended shopping hours.

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The 16th Annual Lighting of The Forum

Saturday, November 24, 6pm-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, the Lighting of the Holiday Tree, followed by an incredible Light Show and Magical Snowfall. After the light show, children are invited to the stage to visit with Santa.


Holiday Light Show and Magical Snowfall

Sunday, November 25

Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm


The Forum’s Holiday Light Show and Magical Snowfall will be presented on Sunday, November 25, Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, every hour from 5pm to 7pm. Bring the family to the Holiday Tree to enjoy the show.


Visits With Santa

Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 1pm-4pm

Sundays, November 25, December 16 and 23, 1pm-4pm

Children are invited to visit with Santa in the Anthropologie Court at The Forum. Be sure to bring your cameras! There is no cost to visit Santa at The Forum Carlsbad.


Story Time With Santa

Sundays, December 2 and 9, 1pm-3pm in Geppetto's Toy Store

Bring the children to Geppetto’s Toys in The Forum Carlsbad for Story Time With Santa. Santa will read holiday classics followed by time for the children to visit with the jolly old elf.

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Hanukkah Celebration

Wednesday, December 5, 4pm-6pm

Join Chabad La Costa for the Lighting of the Menorah in the Anthropologie Court. The event will include games for the children and complimentary refreshments.