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Black Friday, November 29

Holiday shopping goes into full swing with special hours and great bargains at The Forum on Black Friday, November 29. Check with your favorite store or restaurant for Black Friday weekend special hours and offers.


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The 17th Annual Lighting of The Forum

Saturday, November 30, 6pm-9pm

You’re invited to the 17th Annual Lighting of The Forum, Saturday, November 30, 6pm-9pm at The Forum Carlsbad. Enjoy a live Holiday Musical Stage Show performed by the Crown City Bombers. They’ll be playing all your holiday favorites. Then get ready for Santa’s Grand Arrival led by the La Costa Canyon High School Marching Band and the Lighting of the Holiday Tree, followed by an incredible Light Show, Magical Snowfall and Complimentary Refreshments provided by The Forum’s fine restaurants. After the light show, children are invited to the stage to visit with Santa. We’ll have prizes and surprises. Don’t miss the Holiday Fun!


Holiday Light Show and Magical Snowfall

Sunday, December 1, Saturday, December 7 and Sunday December 8 by the Holiday Tree

Every hour 5pm-7pm


The Forum’s Holiday Light Show and Magical Snowfall will be presented on Sunday, December 1, Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, every hour from 5pm to 7pm. Bring the family to the Holiday Tree to enjoy the show.


Visits With Santa

Saturdays, December 7, 14 and 21, 1pm-4pm

Sundays, December 1 and 22, 1pm-4pm

Santa will be available for visits and photos every Saturday, December 7, 14 and 21 and Sundays, December 1 and 22 from 1pm to 4pm in the Anthropologie Court. There is no cost to visit Santa at The Forum Carlsbad. Be sure to bring your cameras!


Story Time With Santa

Sundays, December 8 and 15, 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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Letters To Santa

Saturday, November 30 - Tuesday, December 24

Bring the children to Geppetto’s Toys in The Forum Carlsbad to write their Letters to Santa. They can place their letters in Santa’s Mailbox inside the store.

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Chanukah Celebration

Sunday, December 22, 4pm-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 games for the children, musical entertainment and complimentary refreshments.