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Start the holidays with a visit to the upcoming Cardiff Kringle Mingle Dec. 8. Courtesy photo
Start the holidays with a visit to the upcoming Cardiff Kringle Mingle Dec. 8. Courtesy photo
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Cardiff gears up for holidays

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA — Things are hopping in Cardiff as the holidays approach. 

Cardiff 101 Main Street invites the community to the Kringle Mingle from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8.

Enjoy a variety of musical performances throughout the afternoon from the Ada Harris Elementary School Wildcat Band at 1 p.m., Bucket Ruckus at 2 p.m., The Devine School for Guitar at 3 p.m. and Hullabaloo at 4 p.m. There will be treats from VG Donuts & Bakery, Isabelle Brien’s French Pastry Café, Starbucks and Rimel’s, with their chicken soup.

Get in the spirit of the season with this festive holiday scene complete with a decorated tree donated by city of Encinitas Mayor Teresa Barth and a free professional photo opportunity with Santa, courtesy of Photography by Gabriela. For more details, visit

Are you a Cardiff-by-the-Sea business? Cardiff 101 Main Street is trying to gather information on the current business climate in Cardiff. They ask that business owners take a brief survey at Cardiff 101 Main Street is also asking anyone interested to offer

comments or concerns regarding walking in Encinitas at the same Web site. The information will be used to help develop the Let’s Move Encinitas Pedestrian Travel and Safe Routes to School Plan.

The group has also begun a Holiday Pet Food Drive to support Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Dirty Dogs is hosting the month-long pet food and supplies. Donate food and supplies or Dirty Dogs will donate one pound of food for every new “Like” on its Facebook page.

The chamber also wants small businesses to know that SDG&E Direct Install Program provides small businesses with a free energy analysis, energy-efficient products and installation, all at no cost. The installation typically takes less than two hours and should not interfere with business operations. If you are interested, e-mail or visit or call (800) 644-6133.

Other upcoming events include the Encinitas Fall Festival Nov. 24 and the

Cardiff Kook Run Feb. 2