Santa and Mrs. Claus will be special guests at the Family Festival at Village Walk at EastLake on Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon to 3 p.m.
The holiday festivities will continue through Dec. 24 with daily magical snowfalls and community caroling at the European-style center, located at the intersection of EastLake Parkway and Miller Drive in Chula Vista.
Everyone in the family will enjoy the Family Festival featuring photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus (parents are invited to bring their cameras and video equipment), free coloring/sticker book gifts, free train rides and free holiday craft activity where children ages 12 and under can decorate a holiday stocking.
A special daytime snow will fall at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The holiday events continue after the Family Festival ends. The magical snow, accompanied by choreographed music and lights, falls twice nightly at 6 and 7 p.m. near the koi pond at Village Walk at EastLake. The free nightly event transforms the beautiful shopping center’s courtyard into a snowy wonderland. Children get free “magic” glasses to watch the snow falling in rainbow colors.
Community caroling groups entertain guests with favorite holiday music between the 6 and 7 p.m. nightly snowfalls from Dec. 3 to 24. Village Walk at EastLake is proud to host the annual holiday caroling and present each group with a donation.
The 2016 holiday caroling groups include Arroyo Vista Charter School Choir, Corona Angels San Diego Girls Softball, Discovery Charter School, McMillin Elementary School Choir, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Choir, Mater Dei Catholic High School, South Bay YMCA Gymnastics, St. Rose of Lima Glee, and Girl Scout Troops 4148, 4252, 5109, 5135, 5466, 5567, 6044, 6128, 6133, 6144, 6363, 6949, 6953 and 6962.
Mark your calendars for the Family Festival, nightly magical snowfall and holiday caroling entertainment. Visit www.shopvillagewalk.com for additional information and learn about the holiday specials from stores and restaurants at the center.