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December 4, 2023 | Week 49

Vista Chamber Updates

65th Annual Vista Christmas Parade this Saturday!

What an incredible day at the 65th Annual Vista Christmas Parade! Your energy, enthusiasm, and holiday spirit made it a truly magical parade! From festive floats to marching bands, every moment was filled with joy and cheer!

Visit our Facebook page here to see all the images from the parade. If you see anyone you know tag and share with them! Maria Bowman Photography


We’d also like to give a special shout out to all of the volunteers that helped us with making this a magical day for our community. We appreciate you so much!

Thank You Sponsors!

WestBrew: Great Beer…Fun Events!

From struggling to get through a global pandemic to now celebrating three years and having three locations, WestBrew‘s story is one of resilience and community collaboration.

Learn more about WestBrew and their plans for the future in the Winter issue of Vista Magazine.

Read now here.

Heroes of Vista 2024 – Nominations Now Open!

Now is the time to celebrate our Vista Businesses!

Please nominate a business, organization, or person who is doing great things for our community. Winners will be announced at the Heroes of Vista Gala on March 22, 2024. Submit your nominations here.

Self-nominations welcome and encouraged! Deadline to submit nominations is December 15 at 5:00 p.m.

Vista Chamber Events

Government Affairs Committee Meeting – December 7

Join us to meet new Fire Chief Gerald Washington and for an update on Vista’s Strategic Plan from Economic Development Director Larry Vaupel.

We receive updates each month from our representatives from Federal, State, County and City government. Keep up on what is happening in our community. RSVP here.

Holiday Business Mixer – December 13

Join us at CoLab Public House for our Holiday Business Mixer!

Network and netweave with local business professionals from different industries throughout North County. Bring your ugliest Christmas sweater for an opportunity to win a special prize!

Bring a raffle prize (only open to members) of at least a $30 value for an opportunity to speak about your business and choose the winner. Register here.

Coffee & Conversation – December 20

Join Vista Chamber CEO Rachel Beld for a morning coffee at Cat & Craft Cafe.

Enjoy the coffee and pastries while netweaving and making relationship-based referrals with fellow Chamber members. 

RSVP here.

Business & Community Resources

CSUSM Senior Experience Trade Show

The CSUSM Senior Experience Program matches teams of five graduating business students with for-profit and non-profit organizations to complete projects. At the Senior Experience Trade Show, members of the public can learn about the projects students completed and network with business community members and faculty. RSVP here.

When: Thursday, December 14

Where: Cal State San Marcos | 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd

Business Networking Reception: 5:30 -7:00pm | USU Plaza

Trade Show: 7:00 – 8:00pm | USU Ballroom

Community Events

Pints for People

When: Wednesday, December 6 | 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Carlsbad Brewing Co | 6133 Innovation Way

Holiday Lights at the AGSEM

When: Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9 | 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum | 2040 N Santa Fe Ave.

Learn more here.

Jingle Terrace Live

When: Nightly, Friday, December 8 – Saturday, December 23 | 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Moonlight Amphitheatre | 1250 Vale Terrace Dr.

Learn more here.

Christmas with the CARPS

When: Friday, December 8 – Sunday, December 10 | Times vary

Where: Vista Broadway Theater | 340 E Broadway, Suite B

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Vista Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday | 8:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Vista Courthouse Parking Lot | 345 S Melrose Drive

Kids in the Garden Classes

When: Saturday, December 9 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Alta Vista Botanical Gardens | 1270 Vale Terrace Drive

Learn more and reserve your spot here.

Cuddle Hour with Santa and the Rescue Cats

When: Saturday, December 9 | 12:00 – 5:00pm

Where: LYFF Adoption Center Cat Lounge | 1929 W Vista Way, Suite C

Schedule your cuddle hour here.

The Dark X-MAS Market

When: Saturday, December 9 | 4:00 – 8:45pm

Where: Backfence Society | 110 S Citrus Ave

Learn more and see the schedule of events here.

Dogleg Brewing 4-Year Anniversary Party

When: Saturday, December 9 | 12:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Dogleg Brewing Co. | 1347 Keystone Way, Suite A

Learn more about the event here.

2023 Annual Christmas Party

When: Sunday, December 10 | 12:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Vista Historical Society | 2317 Old Foothill Drive

Vista Chamber of Commerce 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115 (760) 726-1122


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