Festive tree lighting at the beach

SOLANA BEACH — The City of Solana Beach’s Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting the annual Holiday Tree Lighting from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at Fletcher Cove Park, 111 S. Sierra Ave. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.The gathering will include Santa Claus, a “Nutcracker” youth dance performance, and a professional pianist. There will be sweets, treats, cider and coffee to go along with all the fun. Don’t be late or you might miss Santa’s arrival.

Fletcher Cove Park provides the perfect backdrop for this annual holiday event. Throughout the evening the community will be entertained by the very merry music of award-winning pianist Robert Parker, and the Nutcracker Youth Dancers from the All Star Dance Studio. Once the switch is flipped by Mayor Nichols, and the tree lights turn on, all eyes will be watching for Santa’s arrival by a fire-truck escort, scheduled for 5:20 p.m. Children will have the chance to ask Santa for that most important gift and to remind him just how good they’ve been all year.



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