Blending holiday spirit with a bit of western history, the City of Carlsbad will celebrate the season at its Holiday at the Rancho event Saturday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, located at 6200 Flying L.C. Lane. The event will feature a 14-foot tree lighting, train rides, games, crafts, face painting, holiday shopping, cookie decorating and more.
At a Glance
Tickets are available at $10 per person, and children under 3 are free.
Children can also take photos with Santa, and parents can capture with their own cameras or pay $3 for a souvenir photo.
The holiday movie, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (rated G), will play on the giant movie screen under the stars.
Once a working ranchero, Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park was owned by actor, philanthropist, poet, preservationist and rancher Leo Carrillo. Attendees can get a taste of the Ranch history by taking part in a 30-minute guided tour of the Hacienda at 6:30 or 7:30 p.m.
Parking at the Ranch is limited, and half of the lower lot will be used for disabled parking. Additional parking is available at Leo Carrillo Elementary School or on surface streets.