Events in and around Encinitas this weekend


Here’s a list of what’s happening this weekend in Encinitas. Click here for more information.

Garden of Lights

The San Diego Botanic Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights for a magical holiday experience. With horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting, live entertainment, food, hot mulled wine (on select nights) and Santa.

Through Dec. 26-30, 5-9 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. $15, $10, $5, ages 0- 2 free.

Holiday Guided Walk

See resident and migratory birds wade, hover, hunt and rest in the salt marsh and mudflat habitats upon which they depend. Trail-goers might see mullet or silvery fish splash from the water, or glimpse Osprey and Egrets hunting in the salt marsh. All ages welcome.

Saturday, Dec. 26, 10-11 a.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff. Free. Info

Families Making History: Poinsettias & Pomanders

In conjunction with the new exhibit, “Paul Ecke Ranch: 100 Years of Blooming History,” this month we will be making poinsettia ornaments and old-fashioned pomanders, made from oranges and cloves, pretty enough to give as a gift or hang as a decoration.

Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. Info 760-632-9711.

Encinitas West African Dance

A special double class with L.A. choreographer and performer, Kara Mack. 6 p.m. session: West African. 7:30 p.m. session: Samba Funk. Learn from a great teacher who is also a professional singer and dancer. All levels welcome.

Saturday, Dec. 26, 6 p.m. Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd. Suite 100. $15 or $25. Info, 760-402-7229.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Room; Bridge of Spies; Die Hard; Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show Times 760-436-7469.