Cardiff 10th Annual Kringle Mingle
Free holiday community event featuring Santa, kids crafts, photos, food, drink, song, dance, prizes and a tree lighting ceremony.
December 3rd, Santa is coming to visit Cardiff-by-the-Sea in his vintage “Camera Camper” sleigh sponsored by Cal Coast Credit Union at the North Courtyard of Cardiff Town Center for 10th Annual Cardiff Kringle Mingle. Hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street, you’ll be greeted by Santa’s elves at the free community holiday celebration that will have festive activities for children from ages 1 to 105. There will be pictures with Santa from 1pm - 4pm, children’s craft pavilion hosted by Lux Art Institute and live musical performances by kid favorite bands Hullabaloo, Bucket Ruckus and Back to Rock Encinitas teachers and students. Warm savory soup from Rimel's, scrumptious holiday treats including Yummy Cupcakes, and Sambazon acai bowls will be provided 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.
You can win one of Cardiff 101's Kringle Mingle holiday gift baskets worth over $700 each! Enter the drawings by shopping, dining or receiving a service on Small Business Saturday, November 25th, December 2nd and 3rd at Cardiff’s local participating businesses. You will receive an entry ticket for every receipt, so shop big. 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. Avoid parking issues, ride your bike and valet it for free at the Electra Bike Valet and get a free ticket. Visit Cardiff-by-the-Sea to take advantage of these numerous opportunities to earn tickets and win amazing gifts!
There are six drawings worth over $10,000 combined, giving you the opportunity to win a "Gift of Cardiff" basket filled with local goods from Sandy Sisters jewelry, Clay + Craft ceramics, Nalu candles, Sea + Wander and other Cardiff-by-the-Sea retailers. There are three “Capture the Holidays" baskets filled with portrait packages from renowned renaissance photographer Bradford Rowley. The “Cardiff Culture" basket is filled with skate, surf and snowboard gear from Nixon, Dakine, Thirtytwo, Vertra, Etnies and Mizu. "Cruise Cardiff" in a cruiser bike from the Electra Bicycle Co. Gift basket tickets can be purchased at the event as well.
Get captured in the holiday magic by videographer Grant Reinero and share our post event video with family and friends.
Join in the holiday spirit this season, support your local community, and enjoy a classic Southern California winter afternoon festival with family and friends. This free event for all to attend is hosted by Cardiff 101 Main Street.
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Shop Local and earn a chance to win at participating businesses: 7-11 Cardiff, The Besta-Wan Pizza, Cardiff-by-the-Sea Barbers, Cardiff Animal Hospital & Wellness Center, Cardiff-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 Restaurant, The Lost Abbey Confessional, New Balance Cardiff, Pappalecco Cardiff, racepacepups, Rimel's/Zenbu, Sea + Wander, Seaside Market, San Diego Botanic Garden, Seka Boutique, Shoreline Properties, Tratorria Positano, VG Donuts, Vinyasa Arts, Yummy Cupcakes.