Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and programs offered for kids and families by the City of Carlsbad.
Holiday at the Rancho, Dec. 4 –Blending holiday spirit with a bit of western history, the City of Carlsbad will celebrate the season at its Holiday at the Rancho event Saturday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, located at 6200 Flying L.C. Lane. The event will feature a 14-foot tree lighting, arts, crafts, face painting, holiday shopping, cookie decorating and more.
- Tickets are available at $10 per person, and children under 3 are free.
- Children can also take photos with Santa, and parents can capture with their own cameras or pay $3 for a souvenir photo.
- The holiday movie, Rise of the Guardians (rated PG) will play on the giant movie screen under the stars.
Winter break camps for kids —
Radical Reptiles & Friends CampLeo Carrillo RanchDec. 20 – 239 a.m. – noon
Need a little time to prep for the Holidays? Your kiddos are invited to join John Taibe for Radical Reptiles & Friends in this day-camp, learning about various live animals including reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, insects and more! As the children explore the animal kingdom, they will have a hands-on experience enhanced by art, games and projects related to these animals. Campers will also hike to explore the native wildlife around Leo Carrillo Ranch!
Virtual Roblox Game Design Leo Carrillo Ranch Dec. 20 – 23 and Dec. 27 – 3011 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Give your child an experience to remember! At our online Roblox camp, students will learn how to design, build and publish their very own Roblox game that they can share with friends and family. Students will get an awesome introduction to game design and Roblox studio while learning in an exciting and engaging virtual online environment with special designs inspired by the history and landscape of Leo Carrillo Ranch, all from the comfort of their own homes!
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