“Holiday Gifts with a Creative Twist” Supports Local Artists
Each year, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station invites the community to Salute the Season with a full event calendar during the holidays. Starting in November, there will be events happening through the art-filled campus through the end of December.
Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station, benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital, returns for another season of holiday fun starting November 17 through January 6. Last year, over 33,000 skaters took to the ice for the annual holiday skating treat. As an added bonus, Café Mingei will be open for skaters to enjoy coffee, tea and treats. The café, located in the Command Center opposite the newly opened Shop Mingei, will serve hot and iced espresso drinks made with coffee from local roaster West Bean, plus a selection of vibrant teas, gourmet hot chocolate and other refreshing beverages.
Salute the Season Celebration with Santa and Friends is an opportunity to celebrate the holidays and take pictures with Santa! In addition to a visit from Saint Nick, the Celebration will feature live entertainment including bands and carolers for all to enjoy! Every Saturday in December through 12/22.
An exciting addition to this year’s holiday offerings is Intersections – a one-of-a-kind journey into the history, tradition, and beauty of the ARTS DISTRICT. Presented by local dance troupe transcenDANCE, performers will take audiences on a journey, incorporating the natural landscapes and dynamic architectural offerings of the ARTS DISTRICT through site-specific dance. Meeting locations and performance routes will vary, giving audiences a choose-your-own-adventure experience. Spectators can meet the group at the beginning of the experience and travel along for a 45-minute dance performance. Enjoy as others discover the event along the way and follow with mid-performance. Spontaneity and chance are hallmarks of this trancenDANCE residency, funded by the NTC Foundation.
2018 SALUTE THE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
RADY CHILDREN’S ICE RINK AT LIBERTY STATION | OPENING November 17-January 6
Rady Children’s Ice Rink, benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital, is at home in the historic heart of Liberty Station. Enjoy festive outdoor skating every day from 10 AM-10 PM. Tickets may be purchased in person at the rink. Visit https://www.radyfoundation.org/icerink.
SHOP ARTISTS WITH A CREATIVE TWIST | November 17 & 18, 11- 6 PM
Open studios at participating resident artists studios, museums and galleries.
Shop art and art classes as gifts for the holidays directly from Resident Artists. This event offers both Self Guided and Guided Studio Tours. Many artists will be holding raffles and live painting demos during this inaugural SHOP ARTISTS event! Explore the exciting talent right here in Liberty Station, learn some new things and buy some unique holiday gifts. ShopArtistswithaCreativeTwist.weebly.com/
LIBERTY STATION TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY | Wednesday, November 30, 6:00 PM
Watch as the spirit of the season lights up Liberty Station. Marvel as the 90 ft. Norfolk Pine is transformed with thousands of twinkling lights and colorful ornaments. Be sure to get a first peak at artist Nico Meyer’s “Toying with Light” holiday light art installation and experience of a sense of discovery as the patterns change. Grab a seat on the lawn or spend the evening rocking around the tree with live music, enjoy refreshments and merry decorations throughout Liberty Station.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIBERTY | November 2 and December 7, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Experience all the ARTS DISTRICT has to offer is by attending a FREE Friday Night Liberty art walk – San Diego’s biggest FREE monthly art event! Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theatre and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing District decorated in its holiday finest. Sip and stroll while you shop for holiday gifts with a creative twist, enjoy lively entertainment and new culinary and creative experiences. Stop by Dick Laub NTC Command Center, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, and pick up a monthly program. Monthly highlights at ARTSDISTRICTLibertyStation.com
Salute the Season Celebration with Santa and Friends| Saturdays in December | North Promenade, 5:00-8:00 PM
Celebrate the holidays and take pictures with Santa! In addition to a visit from Saint Nick, the Salute the Season Celebration with Santa and Friends will provide live entertainment including bands and carolers for all to enjoy! Join the fun by the seasonally decorated tree on the North Promenade near Stone Brewing.
HANUKKAH CELEBRATION AND MENORAH LIGHTING | Central Promenade (by THE LOT)| December 3, 5:00-6:00 PM
The Liberty Station Hanukkah Celebration and Menorah Lighting will take place in the Central Promenade next to the Rady Children’s Ice Rink. Rabbis from Chabad Downtown and Chabad of Pacific Beach will be in attendance. Live entertainment will take the stage for all to enjoy. Enjoy a night of skating after the lighting. 2620 Truxtun Rd.
INTERSECTIONS PRESENTED BY transcenDANCE
transcenDANCE invites audiences on a journey called Intersections, a site-specific moving performance that celebrates San Diego’s unique history across ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.
Location starting points and times:
November 2, 6:30 PM, Pinot’s Palette, 2820 Roosevelt Rd.
November 18, 1:00 PM, Moment Cycle, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd.
December 2, 1:00 PM, Luce Court & Legacy Plaza, 2641 Truxtun Rd.
December 7, 6:30 PM, Moment Cycle, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd.
December 15, 6:00 PM, Moniker General & Fire Pit, 2860 Sims Rd.
FREE DAY OF DANCE | DOROTHEA LAUB DANCE PLACE | December 26, 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
A tradition continues. San Diego Dance Connect, Malashock Dance, San Diego Ballet and San Diego Dance Theater will come together to offer a Free Day of Dance at Dorothea Laub Dance Place. The schedule will include a diverse variety of movement classes and community members of all experience levels are invited to participate. More info at www.SanDiegoDanceConnect.org