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Carlsbad City Library’s Holiday Activities for All Ages this December

Carlsbad CA— Carlsbad City Library is hosting festive events sure to get you in the holiday spirit this season. Programs are scheduled for kids, teens and adults. Participation is free, and sign-ups are required for some events.

Below is the schedule of activities.

December 2

Holiday Concert: Harpist Leah Panos

Leah Panos is a classically trained musician who performs a vast solo repertoire ranging from Beethoven to The Beatles and has composed several harp arrangements of pop and film music. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

  • Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
  • 2 p.m., All ages

December 4

Holiday Decorating Fun

Get ready for the holidays combining two popular programs: Trim a Tree and Cookie Decorating. Enjoy decorating a cookie for that someone special and make two ornaments; one for your tree and one for ours.

  • Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane
  • 3:30 p.m., Grades K–5
Celebrate Winter Story Craft

Winter is coming! Even though it hardly ever snows in Carlsbad through the “magic” of science we will find a way to make snow with stories, activities and a craft.

  • Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
  • 3:30 p.m., Grades K-3

December 6

Trim-a-Tree

Make an ornament for our Holiday tree and one to take home.

  • Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place
  • 3:30 p.m., All ages
Holiday Concert: Mariachi Divas Trio

Mariachi Divas is a multicultural, all-female ensemble that continues to expand the scope of mariachi music. Since 2003, Mariachi Divas has been the official mariachi of the Disneyland Resort. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

  • Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place
  • 6:30 p.m., All ages

December 9

Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi

Hot Pstomi’s sound – a fusion of traditional klezmer, new Jewish music, Gypsy, khasadic, world beat and Balkan music noted for improvisational breaks – is unique and celebrated. Yale Strom’s records have appeared on Top Ten, Year’s Best and critically acclaimed lists across North America. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

  • Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane
  • 2 p.m., All ages

December 11

Snow in Carlsbad?

It wouldn’t be the holidays without snow. Come see and play with snow in sunny Southern California!

  • Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane
  • 3:30 p.m., All ages

December 18

Gift of Giving Story Craft

Make this a special season and enjoy stories that celebrate the spirit of giving. Make a craft for someone special.

  • Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
  • 3:30 p.m., Grades K-3
Holiday Concert

Come join the Carlsbad High School Carolers as they share songs of the season.  Seating is limited and first come, first served.

  • Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane
  • 3:30 p.m., All ages

December 20

A Visit with Santa

Bring your camera to capture the special occasion.

  • Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
  • 10 a.m., All ages
A Visit with Santa

Bring your camera to capture the special occasion.

  • Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place
  • 3:30 p.m., All ages
Pizza and a Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas (Rated PG-13, 133 min.) Sing-along

Come watch and celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas, sing along and make a themed craft. Sign-ups required by calling 760-602-2038.

  • Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane
  • 6 p.m., Grades 7 and up

December 21

Cultural Celebrations of the Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is the shortest day, and the longest night, of the year. It has been celebrated with festivals and stories by different cultures for centuries. Join us as we celebrate the winter solstice with crafts, music and food.

  • Library Learning Center
  • 3:30 p.m., Grades 6 and up

For more information, visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org.