It's snowing in Eastlake

Nancy R. Walters

Fri November 22, 2013 4:02pm

The musical snowfall is a must-attend annual holiday happening in Chula Vista. People come from throughout San Diego to experience the snowfall in the courtyard near the koi pond at Village Walk at EastLake, located at the intersection of EastLake Parkway and Miller Drive.

Each evening from Dec. 1 to 24 at 6 and 7 p.m., people bring cameras to take pictures and frolic in the snow, which is accompanied by choreographed music and lights. The award-winning EastLake High School show choir will perform at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 before the first snowfall.  

Village Walk at Eastlake is the only San Diego County location hosting the nightly snowfall show. The show was created by Los Angeles-based MagicSnow Systems president Adam Williams, a former magician, who invented the snow formula. The eco-friendly snowflakes are mostly water and vanish without residue on contact with the ground. 

Each evening a different caroling group will gather at the courtyard near the koi pond to begin a caroling walk through the beautiful European-style shopping village between the snow falls. Village Walk at EastLake makes a donation to each school, choir, scout troop, church or other organization scheduled for caroling.

Sunnytrails Girl Scout Troop 5216 will lead off the nightly caroling schedule on Dec. 1. Troop leader Diana Fieck shared that the scouts will use the donation money from Village Walk at EastLake to buy socks to keep homeless people warm this winter.

Special daytime snowfalls are scheduled on Dec. 14 at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. during the annual Family Celebration. The free Family Celebration from noon to 3 p.m. features photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, free coloring books, train rides and a holiday craft activity for children ages 12 and younger. 

The koi pond features an Italian village ambiance with courtyards, bronze sculptures and appealing merchants.

To view video highlights from last year’s snowfall and enjoy free activities at Santa’s Post Office, Toy Workshop, Reindeer Barn, Elf Academy and other interactive child appeal sites, visit www.ShopVillageWalk.com.