December Holiday Celebrations

November 30, 2016 11:00 am

The Holiday Season is the best time of year. We have food, family, and more food. The feeling of knowing that Christmas is only 26 days away is exciting and some cases stressful. However, when we eliminate the stress and high expectations, nothing is better than having your family, friends, and the community around you.

This weekend is going to be a great kickoff to December, with six different parades and celebrations happening across San Diego.

Balboa Park December Nights
Location: Balboa Park, House of Hospitality
Take your family to witness the Balboa Park December Nights this Friday, December 2nd. The event will start at 3 pm to 11 pm, with free admission to all Balboa Park museums from 5 pm to 9 pm. There will be entertainment and festive holiday lighting throughout the park. If you are unable to make it Friday, that’s ok because this event runs through Saturday evening! From noon to 11 pm the same festivities will be available to you and your family.

Christmas Parade and Open House
Location: Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 1st Street, Coronado, CA 92118
Take your family to Coronado Island for the Christmas Parade and Open House this Friday, December 2nd. Orange Avenue will be blocked off and turned into a Christmas wonderland. The parade will begin at 6 pm, be sure to allow yourself some time to find a great spot to sit. Stick around for shopping and the lighting of the Christmas tree ceremony at 7 pm.

Saturday, December 3rd, there will be quite a few parades and Celebrations.

Holiday in the Village and Chula Vista Starlight Parade
Location: City of Chula Vista, 276 Fourth Ave Chula Vista, CA 91910
Experience a Holiday in the Village located on Third Avenue in Chula Vista. Let the smell of funnel cake bring you down “Snack Alley” to experience some of the best foods in San Diego. From 12 pm to 4 pm, there will be holiday performances, Santa and other holiday characters, and contest. Stick around to play in the snow and enjoy the Chula Vista Starlight Parade. The Starlight Parade is a free event for you and your family to enjoy. The parade will begin at 6 pm, so arrive early to find parking.

North Park Toyland & Parade
Location: 3829 29th St San Diego, CA 92104 – 3607
Celebrate the holidays with vintage cars, marching bands, dance groups, beauty queens, city officials and Santa Claus. The parade will begin at 11 am; you will find parking for $1 in the North Park Parking Garage.

Ocean Beach Holiday Parade
Location: Sunset Cliffs Blvd & Newport Ave San Diego, CA 92107
Enjoy a time of laughter and Cheer as beautiful floats coast down Newport Avenue. There will be vintage cars and live music to enjoy. You can count on there being plenty of festivities to enjoy before and after. This parade is free and starts at 5:05 pm.

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Things To Keep In Mind After Trick or Treating

October 31, 2016 6:36 pm

Halloween is finally here! Parents will be walking door to door with their kids collecting tons of candy. As the night goes on and the Trick or Treaters get home, parents will find themselves wondering what they will do with the 3 lbs of candy each child just collected. Here are a few things to keep in mind before making that decision.

Remove all of the chewy candies.

Allowing your child to consume Taffy, gummies, or any slow dissolving candy will give your child a higher risk of cavities. Chewy slow dissolving candy can get stuck in hard to brush spots in your child’s mouth. Not to mention, if your child wears braces they will be at risk of damaging them.

Allow your children to eat as much candy as they can in one sitting before you get rid of the extra candy.

I know what you’re thinking. Why would I let my kids get wired on sugar before bed? It is better for your children’s teeth in the long run. Most households will take the candy from tonight and pour it in a large bowl to leave out for the holidays. The truth is, your child consuming as much candy as they’d like in one hour will do less damage than allowing them to eat three pieces a day for the next two and a half months.

Brush their teeth.

Tonight is the night that we want to make sure our kids brush and floss really well. According to Colgate, children 8 and under should have their teeth brushed at least twice a day by a parent.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful time Trick or Treating! Happy Halloween and be Safe!

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Things To Keep In Mind After Trick or Treating

October 31, 2016 6:35 pm

Halloween is finally here! Parents will be walking door to door with their kids collecting tons of candy. As the night goes on and the Trick or Treaters get home, parents will find themselves wondering what they will do with the 3 lbs of candy each child just collected. Here are a few things to keep in mind before making that decision.

Remove all of the chewy candies.

Allowing your child to consume Taffy, gummies, or any slow dissolving candy will give your child a higher risk of cavities. Chewy slow dissolving candy can get stuck in hard to brush spots in your child’s mouth. Not to mention, if your child wears braces they will be at risk of damaging them.

Allow your children to eat as much candy as they can in one sitting before you get rid of the extra candy.

I know what you’re thinking. Why would I let my kids get wired on sugar before bed? It is better for your children’s teeth in the long run. Most households will take the candy from tonight and pour it in a large bowl to leave out for the holidays. The truth is, your child consuming as much candy as they’d like in one hour will do less damage than allowing them to eat three pieces a day for the next two and a half months.

Brush their teeth.

Tonight is the night that we want to make sure our kids brush and floss really well. According to Colgate, children 8 and under should have their teeth brushed at least twice a day by a parent.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful time Trick or Treating! Happy Halloween and be Safe!

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