Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ding Dong, Ding Dong...Christmas Bells Are Ringing!

Good Tidings We Bring to You and Your Kin!

It's here! The "Don't Miss Event of the Year" !!! Yep, you guessed it..."December Nights" is here once again, and the members of Spanish Village Art Center have "outdone" themselves getting ready for this annual celebration.

The big event takes place from Friday, December 3 - Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Spanish Village Art Center, and throughout Balboa Park. It is a veritable Santa's Wonderland with a magnificent tree lighting ceremony, gift booths, live performances, caroling and as much eating as a body can stand.

We, in Spanish Village Art Center will not be outdone in the decorating and entertainment departments this year. We have created an amazing North Pole Wonderland complete with colorful Christmas trees and a maze of gift wrapped boxes hanging from the trees and along the pathways of our colorfully painted tiles.

It reminds me of that old Christmas carol, "...and, presents on the tree". Let me tell you that there isn't a tree in the Village that isn't bursting with gift boxes, lollipops and candy canes(...visions of sugarplums) ! Not to mention the beautiful decorations in every studio, all encircled in White Light! Whoa! Let me step out of the path of the Stampede (...shoppers, that is) !

As I think about it now, this year's theme is reminiscent of my decorations last year, when I placed overstuffed gift bags and gaily wrapped boxes along the path to my studio, #32, softly lit by votive candles to guide guests along their way. Maybe, this is what they mean when they say, "Art imitates Life".

So, Come One ... Come All to our Merry Santa's Wonderland in Spanish Village Art Center, located at 1770 Village Place, Balboa Park in San Diego, California. There will be lots of joy, ART, eats, entertainment and a fantastic throne where the little ones can sit on Santa's knee to make those Christmas wishes come true. Perhaps, there will even be a sprig or two of mistletoe for the adults! (I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus...) Shhh! Come browse through our 37 "magnificent" studios, mingle through the patio artists' booths and take something "unique and handmade" home to place under your tree. We invite you to make Spanish Village Art Center your "Home for the Holidays". Do make it an artful Christmas, and as we always say this time of year, "DON'T GET MALLED" !!!

"Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells ... Dashing to Spanish Village Art Center" !!! Hey, "artistic license", don't you know! We'll keep a (white) light on for You!

Written and posted by Cassandra Shepard, Studio 32
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