Christmas Market, with Palms and 80 Degrees


This is the first post I have written in a long time, but I’m finally settling down into our new home and ready to crank ’em out, again. We have done lots of traveling over the last few months and much more is on the horizon, however, we’ve been in the middle of a few moves, a remodel, my return to the work force, and my husband’s jam packed schedule with school, work, and retirement. It’s been hectic, to say the least.

All that aside, I wanted to pop in to let you know I’m still around and to bring attention to a cute little Christmas market in San Diego’s La Mesa Village.

We went yesterday and although it’s small, it was charming and shared a few of the similarities of the ones in Germany. That is, if you can get away from the fact it’s 80 degrees, surrounded by palm trees, and there is no Gluhwein being served in the stalls.

The small market has some beautiful handmade jewelry and crafts, a very Santa-y-looking Santa, live music, carolers, lights, fire pits for sitting and socializing, food trucks, and dancing/entertainment. The best part is that it takes place in the old town portion of La Mesa which I have fallen in love with! It’s such a cute village and the fact that they had Oktoberfest with an ALL AGES biergarten and served Franziskaner Dunkel on tap instantly won me over.

Today is the market’s last day, so if you are in San Diego, be sure to check it out! The Festival of Lights also takes place on the waterfront tonight, as well, and with the Balboa lights and numerous other markets and festivals around town, there is definitely no shortage of Christmas cheer, here. Despite the warm weather, tank tops, and flip flops. In San Diego, Christmas smells of salt air, sunblock, cinnamon, and marijuana. Merry Christmas!

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