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Bundle up for 'magical' snowfall in Eastlake Press Release | Fri, Nov 16 2012 02:22 PM

Each night from Dec. 1 to 24, “magical” snow will fall at 6 and 7 p.m. to choreographed music and dazzling lights at Village Walk at EastLake, located at the intersection of EastLake Parkway and Miller Drive in Chula Vista. 

Each year through Christmas Eve the courtyard near the koi pond at the outdoor shopping village is transformed into a giant snow globe that draws visitors from throughout Southern California. 

“People bring cameras to capture their children’s first snowfall, to create holiday photos and videos, and we frequently get thanks from cold weather transplants who miss snow during the holidays,” Village Walk at EastLake property manager Dianna Lawless said.

On Dec. 1 Eastlake High School’s award-winning show choir will perform at 5:30 p.m. just before the first snowfall of the season, and again before the second snowfall.

 Starting with the holiday launch festivities and every night during the snowfall, children will receive free deer antler headbands and “magic” glasses to watch the snow fall in rainbow colors. 

A  caroling festival  will take place Dec. 2 to 24 between the nightly 6 and 7 p.m. snowfalls as community caroling groups sing holiday favorites as they stroll through Village Walk at EastLake.  Each year the center makes donations to schools, scout troops, the YMCA and other organizations that participate in the holiday caroling. 

On Dec. 8 the annual family celebration will take place from noon to 3 p.m. It features hourly afternoon snowfalls at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. It’s all free fun with train rides, a magician and a holiday craft activity for children ages 12 and younger.

 Families can bring cameras to take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus as they stroll through the shopping center. 

The snowfall show is part of an illusion created by Los Angeles-based MagicSnow Systems. The eco-friendly “flakes” are made mostly of water and vanish upon contact.

Readers may view video highlights of the snowfall on the center’s website (www.ShopVillageWalk.com) where children can also enjoy online fun and holiday games, including an interactive coloring book, a letter from Santa and Dress Santa activities.

Visit www.ShopVillageWalk.com or call (858) 695-2700 for more information.

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