Show Us Your Home for the Holidays - Carlsbad Village Night of Lights

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Show Us Your Home for the Holidays

Carlsbad Village Night of Lights

 

Debbie Laity invited us to share our home for the holidays in her December 2016 contest, with the option to share our personal home, if desired, or some other holiday theme, including either 2 photos or a video.

 

Carlsbad Village and the Carlsbad Village Faire, a popular shopping area in the heart of the Village, are festively decorated for the holidays and the wide range of retailers affords abundant shopping possibilities for the holiday season.

 

Historic Twin Inns Building in Carlsbad Village

Carlsbad Village Night of Lights 2016

 

 

Our Carlsbad Village holiday events began this past Saturday December 3rd with the inaugural Carlsbad Village Night of Lights.

 

So of course I had to check it out. Here’s my video in the heart of town where all the action was.

 

  

 

The Carlsbad High School Jazz Band and Orchestra was there at the Choice Juicery with a wide range of music selections to get everyone in the holiday spirit - some of the better music came after my video ended! And the McDonald Quartet was down the street with their own holiday music program. All the area retailers had specials as well as treats and beverages, and beautifully decorated store windows were in abundance along the main streets in the Village.

 

The festivities started at 6 pm so it was pretty dark, as you can tell in the video and photos.

 

Carlsbad Village Faire and the Carlsbad Village Night of Lights

 

There were lots of people around in restaurants, in the stores and on the streets, and parking was a premium. I behaved myself and didn’t do any shopping, but based on everything I saw I’d say the inaugural Carlsbad Village Night of Lights met everyone’s expectations for fun, beautiful decorations and lights all over town, holiday music, and shopping.

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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The palm trees are great, aren't they Ed Silva . Here's a better photo taken the next day earlier in the evening.

 

Twin Inns in Carlsbad at holiday time

Dec 05, 2016 08:53 PM #16
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Oh, I love that tree and so enjoyed hearing your narrated video - and the jazz, of course!  Great shots and video, Jeff Dowler!  Yet another reason to move to Carlsbad, CA!!

Dec 05, 2016 09:10 PM #17
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Good morning Jeff. Thanks for sharing, it looks like everyone was having a great time.  Good to hear you held back and didn't go shopping

Dec 06, 2016 02:56 AM #18
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A lot of work goes into getting this together especially the wrap on the palm trees.

Dec 06, 2016 05:06 AM #19
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Hi Jeff --- another great localism post. Your video really shows a very high energy level that takes place at the Carlsbad Village Night of Lives.   

Dec 06, 2016 06:19 AM #20
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Thanks so much Debe Maxwell Downtown was pretty crowded so lots of ambient noise. That's LIVE for you. And yes, there are lots of reasons to move here!

James Dray  - it was a lot of fun, with lots of energy and enthusiam around. Did a lot of window shopping, though! LOL

Jeff

Dec 06, 2016 08:00 AM #21
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Hi Joe Pryor  - yep, those are some pretty impressive decorations on those trees. Would have been fun to see them being installed!

Thanks Michael Jacobs Too bad it was so dark by then - it was hard in the video to really see all that was going on and the number of people.

Jeff

Dec 06, 2016 08:02 AM #22
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Great local post, Jeff and nice presentation with the video too. Brought us along for the ride, so to speak. ;) Cheers. D 

Dec 06, 2016 09:07 AM #23
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HI Jeff Dowler - What a fantastic picture!  It makes Christmas!

Dec 06, 2016 01:37 PM #24
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Jeff, Excellent pictures and the Carlsbad Village Night of Lights looks like it was a huge success. I suspect it will become an annual event. 

Dec 06, 2016 02:50 PM #25
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Jeff- this is so festive!!! I love the lights going up the palm trees!!!

Dec 06, 2016 04:36 PM #26
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Looks like things have gotten festive down there!  Always love the holidays by the beach, there's something appealing about Christmas lights in palm trees

Dec 06, 2016 04:45 PM #27
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Thank you very much for sharing your photographs.

Enjoy the holiday season with your camera in hand.

Dec 06, 2016 06:31 PM #28
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Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  Thanks for stopping in. The video was fun but certainly not a very good quality. Facebook LIVE videos are a challenge for me!

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  Thank you. The building at the top IS my favorite in town!

Jeff

Dec 06, 2016 07:21 PM #30
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I think it will Robert Bob Gilbert

It seemed to go well, people were having a good time, and it was very well attended. I suppose what will make a difference is if the retailers feel it was worth staying open late, or not. There are alot of visitors at this time of year, too so it works out well for all.

Jeff

Dec 06, 2016 07:23 PM #31
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They are my favorite overall Kathy Streib . There's a lot of work that goes into making that happen.

The decorated palm trees were one of the biggest changes we noticed when moving here from New England, John Meussner , and with no snow!!

Jeff

Dec 06, 2016 07:26 PM #32
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Hi Roy Kelley 

I will indeed - thank. But my camera hand, and eye, is not nearly as well developed as yours!

Jeff

Dec 06, 2016 07:26 PM #33
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Jeff~you have been *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue

                                 

Dec 20, 2016 06:39 PM #34
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So much to see and so many good places to go in Carlsbad this Hannukah and Christmas!!!

Have a merry holiday!!!!

Dec 21, 2016 04:12 AM #35
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Jeff, I have never seen a palm tree decorated for Christmas.... it is a lovely sight to behold.

Dec 21, 2016 05:17 AM #36
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