Enjoy a fun evening of shopping, live music, dinner and drinks starting at 5 p.m., Dec. 13 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Dinner will be followed by festive music and dancing from 7-9 p.m. Event is free for members and $15 for non-members. RSVP required. For more information, visit ljcommunitycenter.org
ENJOYA LA JOLLA
Enjoya La Jolla celebrates the season with a free afternoon filled with live music and entertainment, tasty treats, exclusive offers and prizes from 3-6 p.m., Dec. 14, at La Jolla Village near Prospect and Girard. Register in advance to receive your Enjoya La Jolla Guide and Passport. Check in at National Geographic Galleries. For more information, visit lajollabythesea.com.
The La Jolla Art Association will hold a reception from 5-7 p.m. Dec.ember 14 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The event will present “Two Faces of Digital Art,” the work of Renata Spiazzi and Dan Pressman and the fine art of Dottie Stanley. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit ljcommunitycenter.org.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Santa Claus is coming to La Jolla from 9-11 a.m., Dec. 15, at Torreyana Grille, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road. Bring your own camera. Complimentary self-parking for three hours with validation. Reservations are highly recommended. Text 619-538-2174 or visit opentable.com/the-torreyana-grille.
A free Holiday Bazaar will be held from noon-5 p.m., Dec. 15, at Trilogy Sanctuary, 7650 Girard Ave. At this bazaar, you'll find more than 30 local vendors selling clothing, accessories, holistic beauty products, jewelry, art, and more. Visit trilogysanctuary.com for more information.
‘NUTCRACKER’ AT THE CONRAD
“Nutcracker. No Sugar” will make its debut at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Dec. 15, at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave. The performance, presented by Ballet Institute of San Diego, will feature nearly a dozen La Jolla dancers in this twist on the traditional classic. Created by founder and artistic director Egle Spokaite, the play has elements of a traditional “Nutcracker” as well as an unexpected look at the beloved holiday ballet, including spotlighting karate students from Eagle Martial Arts of La Jolla. Tickets range from $16 to $43 and are available at 858-459-3728 or ljms.org.
Ruben Valenzuela will lead the La Jolla Symphony chamber orchestra, chorus soloists, and audience members in the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah at 4 p.m., Dec. 15 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 6628 Santa Isabel St., in Carlsbad. All are welcome to join in for the singing or simply enjoy the sound of hundreds of voices lifted in song. Tickets are $18 or $10 for youth 21 and under. For more information, visit lajollasymphony.com.
HOLIDAY CANDLE WORKSHOP
Gather with friends for a fun holiday candle workshop from 6-7:30 p.m., Dec. 18, at La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St. Local candle makers will show you the basics of small batch candle pouring. Choose your favorite scents for your holiday blend and then make a second one as a gift. Each candle is made with 100% natural soy wax, cotton core wicks, and premium fragrance and essential oils blends.This class cost $59 per person and also includes complimentary food pairing from La Valencia’s chef: shots of butternut calvados soup, curried creme. Full menu and holiday libations available throughout the workshop. For more information, visit lavalencia.com.
A Holiday Sing-along will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Dec. 18 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd.Bring your holiday spirit and your favorite holiday scarf. Wearer of the best scarf wins a prize at the conclusion of the event. Suggested donation of $10. Holiday refreshments will be served. For more information, visit ljcommunitycenter.org.
COOKIE DECORATING PARTY
A Cookies for Santa Kids Decorating Party will be held from 1-3 p.m., Dec. 21, at Herringbone La Jolla, 7837 Herschel Ave. Tickets cost $40 and include two sugar cookies to decorate, one souvenir cookie, a treat bag, pizza, and a drink. For kids of all ages. Parents highly encouraged to stay with children under 7 years of age. Visit terrifry.com for more information.
STORYTIME BRUNCH WITH SANTA
Enjoy a Storytime Brunch with Santa from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 22, at The Med at La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St. Enjoy a decadent brunch followed by a Christmas story read by Santa himself at 1 p.m., followed by kids holiday activities. Now accepting brunch reservations through OpenTable. For more information, visit lavalencia.com.
Enjoy an award-winning holiday tea at 2 p.m., Dec. 14 and 21 at The Med, 1132 Prospect St. The event features a variety of teas, delectable sandwiches and homemade sweets set to ocean views and elevate your experience with a glass of bubbly. Now accepting reservations through OpenTable. Cost starts at $46. For more information, visit lavalencia.com.