This holiday season, sidewalks in Little Italy will be filled with holiday cheer for the 18th Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village on Saturday, December 3 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Families, friends and visitors will be able to experience two tree lightings for the first time this year, a Christmas Village with seasonal vendors, festive décor, live music and entertainment, holiday treats, Santa Claus and more.
“The Little Italy Association is decking the halls for the families of San Diego and in our neighborhood to come out and celebrate the holiday season together,” said Chris Gomez, Little Italy Association’s District Manager. “This Little Italy tradition brings the Christmas magic to San Diego and this year will be extra special because we are closing down India Street for two Tree Lightings! One will be for our 25’ tower of over 1,000 gorgeous poinsettias in the middle of Piazza Basilone and the other, in front of what’s going to be the new heart of Little Italy—Piazza Della Famiglia.”
Santa Claus will be in attendance for meet and greets and photos with all the neighborhood kids and kids at heart starting at 4 p.m. Attendees can catch Santa at “Santa’s Living Room” on India Street, taking pictures until 6:30 p.m. Next to “Santa’s Living Room,” will be fun arts and crafts for the kids to take part in with Washington Elementary STEAM Magnet School and ArtReach. Seasonal vendors selling perfect stocking stuffers and select Little Italy Mercato vendors with holiday goodies will be lining India Street between W. Cedar and Grape Streets. The Tree Lighting ceremonies will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Fir and India Streets.
For more information about The Tree Lighting and Christmas Village, visit www.littleitalysd.com.