Cardiff 101 Main Street's 10th Annual Kringle Mingle Wrap-up!

Santa Was In His Surfing Attire!

Cardiff-by-the-Sea's 10th Annual Kringle Mingle was a joyous celebration with a record attendance with over 500 community members, 48 business participants and 25 volunteers.  Children of every age stomped their feet and sang along to live music by Hullabaloo, Bucket Ruckus and Encinitas Back to Rock teachers and students.  Hundreds of children and adults whispered their wishes to Surfing Santa in his vintage “Camera Camper” sleigh sponsored by Cal Coast Credit Union.  The children’s craft pavilion hosted by Lux Art Institute was held at Home Care Assistance  where children and adults made twisty holiday crafts.  Everyone young and old had smiles on their faces as they enjoyed sips and bites by Rimel's, Yummy Cupcakes, Sambazon, Pappalecco, Mizu and The Lost Abbey Confessional.  Supervisor Kristin Gaspar heart warming Christmas message and tree lighting ceremony supported by funding from the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program and Teresa and Don Barth brightened everyone's hearts. 

Cardiff 101's Kringle Mingle holiday gift baskets drawing was a hit with 180 tickets bought and entered from receipts from participating business given on Small Business Saturday, November 25, December 2 and 3, at Cardiff 101’s community cleanup Friday, and event bike riders. 

Watch Kringle Mingle's Holiday magic and fun in this video by Grant Reinero that you can share with family and friends this season. Click here to see.

A big warm thank you to all the sponsors and participating businesses that made this beautiful community event a success. With out them this event would not be possible.  Thank you for the support and gifts from 7-11 Cardiff, The Besta-Wan Pizza, Encinitas Back 2 Rock, Bradford Portraits, Cal Coast Credit Union, Cardiff-by-the-Sea Barbers, Cardiff Animal Hospital & Wellness Center, The Crack Shack, Cardiff-by-the-Sea Lodge, C'Est Si Bon, Clay+Craft, Dakine, Electra Bike, East Coast Pizza, Encinitas Bikram Yoga by the Sea, Experience LIfe Chiropractor, Etnies, Evan Tide Tattoo, Fowlers, Grant Reinero,  Gold Coast Chiropractic Center, Home Care Assistance, Iron Cross Surfboards, Ki’s Restaurant, Lux Art Institute, The Lost Abbey Confessional,  Mizu, New Balance Cardiff, Nixon, Nula Candles, Pappalecco Cardiff, racepacepups, Rimel's/Zenbu, Sambazon, Sea + Wander, Seaside Market, Sandy Sisters, San Diego Botanic Garden, Seka Boutique, Shoreline Properties, Thirtytwo, Tratorria Positano, VG Donuts, Vertra, Vinyasa Arts, Yummy Cupcakes.


Author Bio


Christine adores Cardiff-by-the-Sea.  She is passionate about the environment, animals and health, including a great love for her family and the outdoors. She is dedicated to making a difference through diligence, perseverance, strategy, education, awareness and change.