On November 21, 2013 from 5:31 pm to 8:31 pm over 500 guests will experience Escondido’s 3rd Annual Premier Holiday Kickoff Party – “Community in Unity” under the dome at City Hall. Why the odd start time? Because City Hall closes at 5:30 and this wonderful holiday event starts as soon as possible!

The City Hall Dome decorations will be provided by the Home Depot East Valley, which will set the mood for this festive event. The food and wine is provided by over 30 local restaurants, craft brewers, and wineries. Local schools and churches provide music to create the caroling mood, followed by a step into Santa’s Sweet Shop that will promise to end all diets.

In the spirit of giving, guests are asked to bring new pajamas for Isabelle’s Foundation for Rady’s Children Hospital and/or a new toy for the Escondido Police Department’s (EPD) annual Children’s Christmas Party which assists child victims of violence, abuse and low income. Last year over 650 pajamas/toys were collected. The Christmas tree and Gingerbread house will be auctioned off and proceeds are also given to the EPD’s child abuse program.

Tickets may be purchased for $20.00 prior to the event or $25.00 at the door. For further information and ticket purchase contact the Escondido Chamber of Commerce at 760-745-2125.