• Event Time 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • Event Start Date December 3, 2017


When: Sunday, December 3rd, 1PM-5PM
Where: North Courtyard of Cardiff Town Center

Cardiff-by-the-Sea welcomes you to a free festive holiday celebration for the entire community. Come see Santa in his vintage “Camera Camper” sleigh hosted by Cal Coast Credit Union and get a holiday photo from 1pm – 4pm,  Listen and dance to lively musical performances throughout the afternoon with kid favorites Hullabaloo Band and Bucket Ruckus and music from Back to Rock Encinitas teachers and students. Enjoy a cup of warm savory soup from Rimel’s, scrumptious holiday treats including Yummy Cupcakes, and Sambazon acai bowls to curb appetites.  Hot “cups of Joe” from Pappalecco, creamy hot chocolate for the kiddos from Cardiff 101 and fresh water from the Mizu hydration station will be offered to quench all’s thirst.  Bring your reusable mugs and bottles to fill up as well!  A special holiday brew and the Cardiff 101 Hoppy Wheat beer that benefits Cardiff 101 Main Street will be served by Lost Abbey Confessional to spike up the spirit.  For the big finale, Supervisor Kristin Gaspar will be flipping the switch at 5 pm for the festive tree lighting ceremony supported by Teresa and Don Barth.

There will be a Children’s Craft Pavilion hosted by Lux Art Institute,  holiday shopping, and more. You can win up to $10,000 in gifts at our Gift Basket drawing.  There will be a “Gift of Cardiff” basket filled with local goods including Nalu Candles, jewelry from Sandy Sisters, Clay + Craft Modern Ceramics, speciality items from Sea + Wander and more.   A “Cardiff Culture” basket filled with skate, surf and snowboard gear including gear from Nixon, Dakine, Mizu, Thirtytwo, Vertra Etnies and more, or enter a chance to one of three “Capture the Holiday’s” photographic sessions by renowned portrait photographer, Bradford Rowley.   And a “Cruise Cardiff” basket featuring a cruiser bike, provided by our friends at Electra Bicycle Co.  so you too can cruise Cardiff in style.

There are many of opportunities to get entry tickets to win these holiday baskets.  Attend Cardiff 101’s community cleanup Friday, December 1st, from 11:00am-1:00pm at Lost Abbey Confessional and get a ticket for your service. Forget about the hassle of driving and parking, ride your bike the day of the event, valet it for free at the Electra Bike Valet and you will be given a free ticket to win.  By shopping, dining or receiving a service at participating businesses on Small Business Saturday, November 25th,  December 2nd and 3rd you will get a free ticket to win one of these amazing gift basket prizes. Gift basket tickets can be purchased at the event or will be available by trading in a receipt as proof of purchase from participating businesses listed below. Stop by the Cardiff 101 Booth for more information when you arrive.

New this year, videographer Grant Reinero will be joining us to capture the event. Look for your family, friends and the holiday magic to be captured in a post event video.

Get in the holiday spirit this season, support local, and enjoy a classic Southern California winter afternoon with family and friends. This event is hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street and is free for all to attend. 

Event Schedule:

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Photos with Santa in his vintage “Camera Camper” sleigh

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Children’s Craft Pavilion by Lux Art Institute 

1:00pm – 1:45pm – Bucket Rucus

2:00pm – 2:45pm – Back To Rock, Rock Band Students and Teachers

  • Drew Howard
  • Unknown Enchiladas
  • Bach to Rock Instructors: Sean Sanchez & Hunter Stewart

3:00pm – 3:45pm – Hullabaloo

4:00pm – 4:45pm – Back to Rock, Teachers

4:45pm – Opportunity Drawing winners announced

5:00pm – Tree lighting by Supervisor Gaspar

Join us for a pre-event Community Clean up:

Meet Cardiff 101 at The Lost Abbey Confessional on December 1st at 11am to for a community clean up to get the neighborhood in sparking condition for Kringle Mingle. All clean up participants will get a free gift basket prize ticket.

Participating Businesses: 7-11 Cardiff, The Besta-Wan Pizza, Cardiff-by-the-Sea Barbers, Cardiff Animal Hospital & Wellness CenterCardiff-by-the-Sea Lodge, C’Est Si Bon,  East Coast Pizza, Encinitas Bikram Yoga by the Sea, Evan Tide Tattoo, Fowlers, Iron Cross Surfboards, Ki’s RestaurantThe Lost Abbey Confessional, New Balance Cardiff, Pappalecco Cardiff, racepacepupsRimel’s/Zenbu, Sea + Wander, Seaside Market, San Diego Botanic Garden, Seka Boutique, Shoreline PropertiesTratorria Positano, VG Donuts, Vinyasa Arts,  Yummy Cupcakes. Check back for an updated list of participants.

Thank you to our Kringle Mingle sponsors!