Gather the family, bundle up the children and get ready for a white Christmas at the Garden of Lights in Encinitas.
On select nights throughout December, the San Diego Botanic Garden is beautifully decorated with more than 100,000 twinkling lights throughout several areas of the garden including the iconic Lawn Garden, Waterfall Deck and Eucalyptus Grove.
Horse-drawn wagon rides offer a fun and comfortable view of the four miles of trails through the gardens and families can enjoy live music, food and roasted marshmallows. Mulled wine is available on select evenings as well as an opportunity for the kids to play in the snow.
Santa Claus himself will be making his appearance nightly again this year.
The Garden of Lights is open from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. nightly Dec. 6-23 and Dec. 26-30. Adults $14; children (ages 3-12) $6; seniors, military, students $10.
Additional information is available online or by calling (760) 436-3036.