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Del Mar Lights Up for the Holidays
Julie Maxey-Allison | 10th Street

Santa and reindeer riding high atop Stratford Square. All photos Julie Maxey-Allison.

Take a walkabout. Our Village businesses brightened the city with white window lights and eye catching decorations for this subdued 2020 holiday season. The inspiration from local volunteers brings extra cheer for visitors and residents to enjoy.

The Del Mar Village Association, the Arts Advisory Committee and the Del Mar Foundation sponsored a juried competition for best decorated holiday windows in five categories. The winners: Most Traditional - Barton & Barton; Most Creative - Sandcastle Tales; Spirit of Del Mar - Berkshire Hathaway; Best Use of Merchandise - Frustrated Cowboy; Most Instagramable - Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery Center; plus one extra - Judges’ Choice - Jolie Fleur. The prizes: First Prize Blue Ribbons presented by Mayor Haviland. The extra special windows showing colorful original art works on canvasses by local school children from Del Mar Hills depicting ocean scenes, Del Mar Heights depicting dolphins, and the Winston School depicting winter scenes all got an Honorable Mention Certificate.

Adding to the high spirits: Santa and reindeer riding high atop Stratford Square; the resplendent 15th Street community tree plus others in the Plaza and throughout the city; festively garlanded street lights; celebratory seasonal banners. Cheers!


Barton & Barton won a First Prize Blue Ribbon for the Most Traditional display.
Photo Julie Maxey-Allison.
Mayor Haviland awarding a Blue Ribbon to Frustrated Cowboy for Best Use of Merchandise.
Jolie Fleur - Judges’ Choice/no ribbon but a Trophy that will be passed along to the next year’s winner.
Mayor Haviland inside Sandcastle Tales, Blue Ribbon Winner for the Most Creative.
Mayor Haviland in front of Berkshire Hathaway, winner for Spirit of Del Mar.
Mayor Haviland outside of Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery, Blue Ribbon for
Most Instagramable.
Honorable Mention Del Mar Hills School.
Mayor Haviland in front of Rusty’s display of Winston School poster of winter scenes which was awared Honorable Mention.
Honorable Mention Del Mar Heights School.



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