Come make a difference in the lives of local children and receive a chance to win some amazing prizes at the same time!
This year, you can help make a difference in the lives of children of all ages by joining in on the Toys for Tots Toy Drive, sponsored by Chanel Bennett, First Team Real Estate. To say thank you for your gracious donation, we will be offering photos with Santa free of charge to all who bring one new, unwrapped toy to the "Toys For Tots" toy drive. With professional photographer, Tanya Perez, behind the camera, your family photo card will be ready to go just in time for the holidays.
This year there will also be some "must-have" raffle gifts for toy donors who bring unwrapped, new toys for kids of all ages including a Cobra Puma golf bag that includes a two-some at The Crossings, a Throtl merchandise gift basket, two Food + Sip Stop Tickets to the 2024 Taste of Carlsbad Village event, and more!
Over 40 local and regional vendors
Carlsbad Village Makers Market (a Holiday Showcase) is a handcrafted marketplace where people can shop for the best American-made goods just in time for the holidays! It is a celebration of over 40 local and regional artisans and independent makers in a fun, comfortable outdoor environment.
Find handmade, vintage, up-cycled, and unique goods at this all juried art and handcrafted marketplace that will highlight the crafter's creativity in woodworking, leatherwork, 3D functional art, natural jewelry, beading, fabric creations, repurposed materials, artisan foods, and much more.
Live music from local musicians!
From classical and contemporary piano tunes from Robert Parker to sing along tunes from local guitarist Billy Fedak, to a cool jazzy spin from Will Sumner, and pop chart favorites from Jason Diaz, you are sure to find something to put you in the holiday spirit.
Date & Time
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 Holiday Makers Market: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Santa & Toys for Tots Toy Drive: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
St. Michael's by-the Sea Episcopal Church will turn into an open-air makers market. St. Michael's was built in 1884 and its historic buildings and campus are a beautiful backdrop to this outdoor artisan market. All applicants are juried and only self-designed and handcrafted items will exhibit in this venue. The Makers Market is a free community event.