The holidays are in full swing in North County. We are in the holiday spirit here at The Lund Team and thought that we would share a few of our favorite things and spread the holiday cheer!

"We love taking the grandkids to LEGOLAND every year to see the park decorated for the holidays and the SNOW! It's so great to have such a fantastic theme park right in our own backyard." -Carlton Lund

Evelyn at Weidner's Gardens"Heading over to Weidner's for Poinsettias is a great tradition that we do each year that also supports a local business. A few years ago, I was honored to take a personal greenhouse tour with one of the "treasures" of North County, Evelyn Weidner.  My cousin, Nancy Lund, was visiting from Florida and I wanted to show her some of the unique assets we are lucky to enjoy here.

Weidner's offered free Poinsettia Greenhouse tours and we were SO fortunate to have the "one and only" Evelyn, give us a private tour. Evelyn and her husband were friends of the Ecke's and moved down here from Central California in the 1960's.  It was wonderful to learn about the history of their business from Evelyn herself who was 84 years young at the time. Please support them ...Buy your Poinsettias this year from Weidner's located off of Leucadia Blvd and Piraeus near the I-5 Fwy. It is open to the public to purchase some of the most gorgeous Poinsettias and plants that I have ever seen." - Sandy Lund

"The Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach is my favorite spot to enjoy with friends and family during the Christmas Season.  It has a Santa village feel and is mystically fun for anyone that is into art and crafts of all styles.  Our cousin, Christian Drake has a booth there and artists like Wyland have been part of this great community." - William Lund

"My kids love the Coaster Holiday Express train from Oceanside to Solana Beach every year. They get to meet with Santa and his elves and sing along with carolers in a beautifully decorated train. It is definitely a highlight of the season!" -Tyson Lund

"We love going to the Garden of Lights in Encinitas at the San Diego Botanic Garden each year. The whole family gets dressed up and we head over to see Santa and sip hot chocolate.  The gardens are really spectacular lit up at night. Some nights they even have horse-drawn wagon rides and snow for the kids to play in!" -Garrett Lund

"Our family's favorite holiday tradition is curling up in our jammies on the couch and watching Christmas movies with hot cocoa. Our favorites are Christmas Story, Elf, and Christmas Vacation. We also celebrate Christmas Eve at the Valley Center Firehouse with the other Rincon Firefighter families!" - Emmy Banister

"I love driving around to some of our local neighborhoods to look at all the Christmas lights! Knob Hill in San Marcos is always a favorite and Christmas Card Lane in Rancho Penasquitos and Candy Cane Lane in Poway go all out!" -Karlie Chudomelka 

"The Encinitas Holiday Parade at the beginning of December is a great event with floats and bands heading down historic Highway 101!" - Jeff Pashby

What's your favorite holiday tradition in North County? Share it with our readers in the comments!

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