Home For The Holidays ...

The City of Coronado, Recreation and Golf Services, Police, Fire, Public Services, and Cultural Art elves hosted “Home for the Holidays” on Saturday, December 12 with a drive-thru celebration. Nearly 300 cars, with approximately 1100 participants drove through a holiday wonderland between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus were available for a safely distanced photos. Check out the holiday programming on CoronadoARTS Youtube or Coronado TV (Spectrum Channel 19/ATT Channel 99).

To help get residents in the spirit, the City is planning safe, festive and fun holiday activities for the whole family. Coronado’s traditional Snow Mountain, Holiday Parade and Breakfast with Santa are canceled but check out these events that can be enjoyed safely:

How to Contact Santa in 2020:

Letters to Santa – Children receive a written response from Santa. Put your letter into the “North Pole Express Mailbox” at the Community Center through Dec. 16. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

North Pole Hotline - Santa will make a personal phone call to all the boys and girls in the home. Register online at www.coronado.ca.us/recreation or call 619-522-7342 to select a time from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 14-18.

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly: Bring the holidays to life inside and around your home with these Holiday Photo Contests: Deck the Tree, Deck the Doors or Festive Holiday Décor. Decorate, give your creation a name, snap a photo, tag us at #92118holidays2020 on Facebook or Instagram or email recdept@coronado.ca.us. One photo per contest per person. Call 619-522-7342 for details.

Library Holiday Competitions:

The Coronado Public Library offers two safe and fun holiday challenges this season:

The first is to build a winter wonderland-themed sandcastle. Participants can send photos of their sandcastle creations to tdavies@coronado.ca.us or tag @nadolibraryteens on Instagram. This challenge will run through Dec. 23. Visit https://live-coronado.pantheonsite.io/events/santas-sandcastle-competition for more information.

The second challenge gives Coronado residents the opportunity to design their own cookie cutter. Participants can use Thingiverse or Tinkercad to create their cookie cutter designs. Once completed, participants can email their finished designs to tdavies@coronado.ca.us. The Library will then create the cookie cutters with its 3D printer. Participants can send in their designs through Dec. 24. Visit https://live-coronado.pantheonsite.io/events/3d-printing-cookie-cutters for more information.

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