Sure, it’s a mall. And the reason they’re having a Christmas Tree Lighting at all is to get you into the parking lot because once you’re there chances are you’ll buy something. But in the spirit of the season let’s just ignore that for a moment and think about how nice it will be to bundle up the kids, hop in the sleigh and slide on over to The Forum Shopping Center at 1923 Calle Barcelona in Carlsbad where, according to the North County Times, you can enjoy “children’s crafts, complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, music, and visits with Santa. Mr. Claus plans to light the tree at 7 p.m.”
The Forum is even taking donations that will be used toward San Diego fire relief efforts. ‘Tis the season to kick off Christmas at the mall. The party starts at 5 PM on Black Friday November 23, 2007.
[Link: North County Times]