Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village


Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

San Diego’s Little Italy will kick-off this holiday season with festive family fun at the 20th Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village on Saturday, December 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Families, friends and neighbors will experience Little Italy’s Christmas magic and will be able to enjoy the community’s festive décor, seasonal vendors, live music and entertainment, horse carriage rides, holiday treats, a tree lighting, a visit from Santa and more!

Santa will make an appearance to chat and take photos with the neighborhood kids starting at 4:00 p.m. He will be listening to kids’ Christmas wishes in “Santa’s Living Room” on India Street until 6:00 p.m. Kids will be able to participate in arts and crafts right next to “Santa’s Living Room” with Washington Elementary STEAM Magnet School and ArtReach. Families will be able to browse the seasonal vendors and select Little Italy Mercato vendors along India Street between W. Cedar and W. Fir Streets to pick-up stocking stuffers and other holiday goodies!

Little Italy has not just one but two Christmas Trees. One, a 25-foot tower of more than 1,100 beautiful Poinsettias, located in the center of Piazza Basilone and the second, a permanent 20-foot tall live tree in the Piazza della Famiglia. The Poinsettia tree will be lit-up the whole evening—sparkling like the Eiffel Tower and the community is invited to gather in the Piazza della Famiglia to light the 20-foot permanent tree at 6:30 p.m.

Poinsettia Sponsor

If you are interested in supporting the Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village, you can sponsor 1, 2, 5 or 10+ poinsettia(s).

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