Recently named among the 20 best surf towns in the world by National Geographic, Encinitas, wears its surf history proudly. Located along six miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, Encinitas is an unspoiled reminder of the historic Highway 101 beach culture that thrived in the mid-1900s. The neighborhood's eclectic downtown has long drawn surfers and hippies with its unique and dynamic blend of San Diego's top surf shops, coffeehouses and record stores, not to mention the beaches in Encinitas are coveted by locals as hidden gems.
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News and Events
Dec 28, 2017
Christmas Tree Collection
Recycle your holiday tree! The cities of Carlsbad and Oceanside will have their curbside tree collection December 26th to January 12th. Please remove all decorations including tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands, and place the tree on the curb on your scheduled collection day. Trees taller than 6 feet must be cut in half. There are other drop-off locations throughout San Diego
Dec 1, 2017
Encinitas Holiday Parade!
2017 Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101 on Saturday, December 2nd. At 5:00 pm there is the Tree Lighting ceremony with a brief appearance by Santa at the Lumberyard (near Starbucks coffee).
Encinitas' favorite holiday tradition. Put it on your calendar. Nearly 100 parade entries will roll, march, cycle, scoot and cruise down the Coast Highway on the most magical night of the year! The parade begins at 5:30 PM, and ends about 7:30 pm.
Parking Shuttles - don't stress over finding a parking space downtown, take advantage of our FREE parking shuttles that run from Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.
Nov 24, 2017
Giving Tree Lighting
Join us for a festive tree lighting celebration featuring holiday performances by the All American Boys Chorus, complimentary hot chocolate and a visit with Santa for those celebrating the USO San Diego. Friday, November 24th at 6:30, Seaport Village.
You can also bring your toy donation to this free, kick-off event!
After the Giving Tree lighting ceremony, Eddie V's invites you to join them in their V-Lounge from 8 pm - 11 pm. A portion of the proceeds from the V-Lounge sales will be donated to USO San Diego. Continue the celebration with live festive music, refreshing drinks and amazing food!