Carlsbad Unwraps a Season of Festive Delights with Concerts, Crafts, and Santa Sightings

Carlsbad Unwraps a Season of Festive Delights with Concerts, Crafts, and Santa SightingsSource: City of Carlsbad
Kamal Jenkins
Published on December 07, 2023

The holidays are decked out in Carlsbad with many activities for festive frolickers to enjoy as the city rolls out the red carpet of merrymaking opportunities. From holiday concerts to gingerbread workshops and Santa sightings, Carlsbad is all set to spread the holiday cheer amongst young and old alike.

Pack up your troubles and unwrap a night of holiday classics at the Dove Library for a swingin' good time. The J. Kreml Combo will serenade attendees with jazz standards and yuletide favorites on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Schulman Auditorium, according to the City of Carlsbad's official announcement. The Great American Songbook never sounded so sweet, and, as seating is first come, first served.

For those with minis in tow, the city ensures there's no shortage of things to do. The gingerbread Make 'N' Take event is slated for Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Dove Library, a perfect playground for kindergarten through third graders to craft their edible architectures. 

Santa Claus, along with Mrs. Claus, will grace the city with their presence on Thursday, Dec. 21, at two Carlsbad library locations. Youngsters can indulge in crafts, whisper to Santa, and capture moments for the 'gram.

Never let it be said that Carlsbad neglects the traditionalists among us. The locally renowned library system offers a trove of festive reads and movies to borrow, ensuring you can snuggle up with a holiday tale or flick faster than you can say "pass the eggnog." You've got your thrillers, your mysteries, and even your holiday cookbooks.

To top off the seasonal soirees, 'Noon Year's Eve' lets kids experience a global spin on celebrating the New Year with an early countdown to noon on December 30, intended for kindergarteners up to fifth graders. Forget about staying up until midnight; Carlsbad is conquering New Year's celebrations one time zone at a time, starting with daytime revelry.