Fireplace with tree
Kids making cookies
Holiday decorations
Decorated trees

Experience a classic holiday setting at the City of Carlsbad’s Holiday at the Rancho.

Explore Leo Carrillo Ranch lit up with holiday lights, decorations, and a backdrop of classic holiday musical performance. Watch the holiday tree lighting at 6 p.m. on the sand near the pool. Decorate holiday cookies, create crafts, participate in the ‘plush’ snowball fight, and enjoy festive entertainment. Face painting, train rides, an outdoor movie and a special visit by Santa are also included. A holiday film will be featured on the outdoor movie screen starting at 6:15 p.m.

  • All activities and entertainment are included with admission. 
  • Food, beverages, and souvenir photos are available for an additional charge. 
  • Tickets are available for purchase for presale until 5 p.m. the Friday before the event or at the event, if it is not sold out.

Event may modify or cancel due to inclement weather.

Special thanks to event sponsor: 

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