Sips & Sweets with Santa set for December 3rd

Some of our partners listed in this post have sponsored this event.
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Our 6th Annual Sips & Sweets with Santa is back and set for Saturday, December 3rd from 10AM-1PM at AleSmith Brewing. Get ready to start your holiday season with laughter, joy, and the holiday spirit.

Your family ticket will include access to a great lineup of fun family activities (crafts, hot chocolate bar, cookie decorating, games), entertainment (music, fun), a special meet & greet with the Grinch and Cindy Lou and of course a digital family photo with Santa. Plus, we will have swag bags for every family ticket filled with product samples, coupons, and other goodies in a reusable tote and as always there will be thousands of dollars in giveaways!

We will also be hosting a mini holiday pop-up shop with some great holiday gifts for purchase.

  • GA Ticket* with Santa Photo + Swag Bag: $65 per family
  • Early Bird GA Ticket Event Access Only $20 (simply receive access to everything EXCEPT the photo with Santa and Swag Bag (Through November 21st)
  • GA Ticket Event Access Only $20 (simply receive access to everything EXCEPT the photo with Santa and Swag Bag – includes everything except items in italics below)

One ticket per family. Space is extremely limited. **Indicates limited number of tickets for sale. **

Interested in becoming an event sponsor?



A special thanks to our presenting sponsor Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG). Find the best primary pediatric healthcare close to home with the region’s only health network focused solely on children, their health and well-being!


Venue: AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 AleSmith Ct, San Diego, CA 92126
858-549-9888 | [email protected]

AleSmith Brewing Company is founded in a small single-unit space in the commercial district of Miramar.  Consistently ranked in the World’s Top Ten list on the consumer generated website, AleSmith is currently ranked #6 out of 33,000+ breweries worldwide. Family-owned and community-minded, AleSmith celebrates diversity, charity and the desire to deliver world-class beer with 5-Star service to our customers.

Check out our RECAP from the event last year!

Meet our Photographer

Crystella Photography

Photographer headshotCrystal’s love of photography began when she was in high school. She was part of the yearbook team and was asked to take photos at school games, rallies, events, etc. Throughout the years, she has had the opportunity to cultivate her skills and nourish her love for photography. She has also photographed numerous events and businesses in San Diego as part of The Pulse SD team. She also was the studio manager and photographer for a local boudoir studio, The Boudoir Divas, for three years before she and her husband decided to start their family. They are blessed with two beautiful sons!

Thank you for donating your time to capture all of the photos with Santa!

Diane HamacherDiane Hamacher Photography

Diane grew up in Bordeaux, France and moved to the US 15 years ago. After 13 years working in Sales & Marketing in the corporate world, Diane took the leap of faith to pursue her artistic dream and started her business focusing on Kids & Family Photography. She LOVES working with children and clients say she’s great at interacting with them to capture their happy and playful personalities. Diane’s work is specialized in joyful kids’ studio portraits and family lifestyle sessions in the comfort of her client’s home. Her work is described as modern, bright, and joyful.

Connect with her on Instagram and Facebook

Toy Drive

toy driveWe will also be hosting a toy drive at the event to benefit Home Start Inc. Bring in an unwrapped toy for a child in need and receive extra 5 raffle tickets OR a drink ticket for the first 10 families to bring a toy – your beer is on US!



Santa Larry & Marilyn

We are so happy to have Santa Larry and his elf helper Marilyn back! They happily spend time during their holiday season spreading love and joy. They are dedicated members of the Poway Elks (one of 10 locations in the area) which serves local communities, veterans, and children with fundraisers, community projects and other charitable endeavors. To learn more about the Elks or find a lodge near you, go to


The Story Book Character Company

Thank you to The Storybook Character Company we will have a special appearance by the The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who! They provide the highest quality character entertainment in San Diego and Southern California. Their singing princesses and other party characters are available for entertainment at children’s birthday parties, special events, school and church carnivals, company picnics, weddings, charity events, theatrical performances, and large corporate events.

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We are thrilled to have EcoVivarium onsite with their Mobile Zoo featuring 16 to 21 live reptiles and arthropods, offering free hands-on encounters with the Animal Ambassadors throughout the day. They will also be sharing Rattlesnake safety information for families. EcoVivarium is a nonprofit Living Museum located in Escondido. They feature live reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. In addition to museum tours, they offer Birthday Parties, Private & Corporate Entertainment Events, Educational Programs, and more.

selfie now Photo Booth

Selfie Now Photobooth 

Selfie Now Photobooth provides photo services for a variety of events. Our booths have glam features, filters, photos, boomerang, GIF and video options. My packages include the backdrop and prop table, along with a friendly attendant. All packages are customizable to meet your budget and event needs. Elevate your next event by including a photo booth, they are an excellent and easy way to capture memories at any event, with live digital galleries of all photos, texting and printing options.


San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum {Mobile Museum}

Since 1999 San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum has been “inspiring children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation.” Today we remain the only hands-on educational children’s museum in North San Diego County, serving children ages 0-10 with interactive exhibits and programs focused on science, world cultures, and art. 

The mission of San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is to inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation.

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Magic Jump Rentals 

Magic Jump Rentals offers a large variety of jumpers, bouncers, combos, water slides, obstacle courses, slides, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, rock walls, zip lines, euro bungees, photo booths, movie screens, carnival games, concession machines, and more! Magic Jump Rentals provides an easy and convenient method for online rental, all it takes is 3 easy steps to rent from us. Magic Jump Rentals thrives on its excellent customer service and timeliness so customers can enjoy their party without having to worry about their order.


Face Painting By Vee 

Veronica is a San Diego native and mother of other of two.She enjoys crafting, designing, hosting and planning parties. Becoming a Mom and in combination with her creative talents led her to Face Painting.  As your Face Painter, her goal to is to bring joy and sparkle to your event! She is available to book for parties of all kinds!

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ALL MIC LONG 🎤 AMPLIFIED EVENTS is proud to provide premier hosting services including DJs, karaoke, live bands, conferences, corporate events, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras…. You name it.

If you need amplified sound + audio/video/lighting and a host who is going to create a wonderful experience for your group we are ready to curate an amazing event for you!

Coveted Cookie

We create delicious custom-designed sugar cookies tailored to any event. We will be providing our signature cookies and icing for guests to create their own masterpieces.

Table Sponsors

dream dinners

Dream Dinners – La Mesa

GETTING A HOME-COOKED MEAL ON THE TABLE CAN BE AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3. Dream Dinners – La Mesa takes care of all the shopping, chopping, prep, and clean up, so you have meals to enjoy at home with your family. Dream Dinners strives to grow great kids and strong relationships by allowing families more time to connect over a well-balanced meal. With time being a rare and precious resource for modern families, Dream Dinners can help alleviate the dinnertime stress and help families focus on what really matters.


Plunge San Diego 

The Plunge is proud to offer a full array of aquatic and fitness programs. They have 7 lap lanes that 25 yards each, a recreational side of the pool with an incredible obstacle course, 
a state-of-the-art basketball hoop, and a 1,000 square feet of functional fitness space on the pool deck adjacent to the lap lanes. Come see why Plunge San Diego will meet all your fitness and recreational needs for both athletes and families.

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Coastal Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics 

Coastal Kids has been providing high-quality pediatric and orthodontic dental care in the San Diego Community for over 20 years. Our specialty-trained, board-certified dentists, along with our highly trained staff, will work with every family on an individual level. We strive to design a personalized treatment plan that perfectly suits each patient’s unique schedule, financials, and dental anxiety. ”

Locations: Carmel Valley, Torrey Pines, San Diego, Santee, South Bay, & Eastlake

Hsiao law

Hsiao Law

Amy Hsiao is your Personal Family Lawyer with a boutique law firm focused primarily on kids protection plan specifically for families with minor children. She helps families protect their loved ones and assets so that they don’t ever have to go to court in cases of incapacity or death. Amy’s unique and caring way of practicing estate planning allows families to truly plan for life and for generations to come. She is passionate about educating the community on preventing their families and assets from going to court. 

San Diego French American School

San Diego French American School is an independent, co-educational dual language school counting approximately 370 students age 2 – 13. One of over fifty French government (AEFE/MEN)-accredited international schools in the United States (and over 500 worldwide), the school also holds accreditation from the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As such, SDFAS is held accountable to the highest standards of both the French national education system and the best of what American independent schools have to offer.

cave organics

Cave Organic Baby Clothing

Cave is a 100% Organic Cotton brand led by a mama embracing her diverse background. A San Diego, CA based company that works directly with a women owned manufacturing company from Peru allowing each one of our customers to get the best quality baby clothing.

Sustainably Made: Their commitment to harm-free and quality organic materials, makes us the best sustainable kids clothing brand.

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Chica’s Crafts

Chica’s Crafts is ready to support your celebration and holiday needs! Specializing in cards, banners and event decor, Chica’s Crafts items are sure to bring a smile to all of your loved ones. Customization is available on any item- please send us an email to discuss!

Follow us on Instagram @chicas_crafts to be kept up to date on all of the things we make!

frenchie with collar


BARKS & CRAFTS features seasonal pet bandanas and matching hair and key accessories for the dog mom. Each pet bandana is handcrafted with love in San Diego, California.

These snap-on pet bandanas are the easiest way to dress your pet up for the holidays!

scents diffuser

Midwest Scents

Midwest Scents is completely in love with delivering amazing fragrance experiences — and how it makes life better. Scentsy offers fragrances through wax in wax warmers, oils in diffusers and pods for portable scent systems. Expect amazing products for the home, personal care, kids and pets!

paige does plants

Paige Does Plants

Paige Does Plants supports houseplant enthusiasts new and old. Services include home staging, education and maintenance tips for your collection, plant sitting, propagation. Our event booth will include living arrangements and crafts.

Follow us Paige on Instagram @paigedoesplants

clay earrings

Twilight Clay Co

Twilight Clay Co specializes in handmade clay jewelry and hair accessories. They also sell handmade garlands and ornaments.

You can follow Twilight Clay Co at @twilightclayco.


Sweet Silver Lining

We are a local home baking business specializing in cake bites; tasty cake mixed with frosting, rolled in chocolate and coated with cookie crumbs. Our cake bites make a great, no mess, hand held sweet addition to parties or any day you want to have a ‘guilt free’ snack. Loved by all ages and toddler approved.

Sips Shop Tables (1)

The Royal Whimsy Shop

What started out as a fun project for my 3 year old daughter has now turned into opening my Etsy Shop! I am a very firm believer in wearing what makes you feel good no matter the occasion and while I love helping little ones feel beautiful for holidays & events, I love even more helping them feel beautiful for the ordinary days! I have a lot of tutu skirts, dresses and bows to choose from and also specialize in creating custom skirts and dresses! 


Little Bee Lovies

I’m Shakiah, owner of LittleBeeLovies and mom of two. I hand-make crocheted heirlooms for children and the whole family! I have a variety of items including, snugglers, plushies, beanies, Santa Hats and dolls; including a big sized Elf of the Shelf! Come say “Hi!”, I would love to get to know you! Follow Little Bee Lovies @Littlebeelovies.

Sips Shop Tables


We are a small dessert business. We will be having crêpes and beignets. Our beignets are our best sellers! We also service events of all sizes and types. 


Cannon & Craft

Hello everyone! My name is Madison Chavez and I am a military spouse and stay at home mama! I specialize in custom vinyl gifts. You can find me with my cute glass tumblrs at this event!

Renee’s Book Corner

Usborne Books & More are high-quality educationally engaging children’s books that will “wow” you! Usborne books and activities are interactive and designed to get kids thinking. Whether it is a flap to lift, page to fold open or hidden picture to find, these books will help your child fall in love with reading!

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Generous Jewelry & Design

Generous Jewelry & Design is committed to bringing quality materials with intentional designs to share joy and love around the world through jewelry. My love for nature is expressed with every handmade, one-of-a-kind piece by always using genuine precious and semiprecious gemstones. I strive to better our world one piece of jewelry at a time and donate a percentage of my proceeds to a certified children’s charity. This season Generous Jewelry will be donating to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Neskin Beauty

Serving San Diego since October 2021. Neskin Beauty, is owned and operated by Neslene a fully licensed esthetician specializing in last extensions and facials. 

Giveaways + Swag

Raffle Prizes + Giveaways

plunge party(1) Weekday Plunge Party ($199 Value)

Both children (and adults!) of all ages enjoy the non-stop fun our unique venue offers. From our inflatable obstacle course, basketball hoop, heated pool,  games, beach views and great food. We look forward to hosting your event at the Historic Plunge San Diego!


(5) Ten-Day Pass Punch Cards to Plunge San Diego($250 Value Each)

The Plunge is proud to offer a full array of aquatic and fitness programs. They have 7 lap lanes that 25 yards each, a recreational side of the pool with an incredible obstacle course, a state-of-the-art basketball hoop, and a 1,000 square feet of functional fitness space on the pool deck adjacent to the lap lanes. Come see why Plunge San Diego will meet all your fitness and recreational needs for both athletes and families.

Dynasty Dance CoFREE Month of Dance Classes at Dynasty Dance Co. ($75 Value)

Dynasty Dance Co. provides a nurturing & fun learning environment for dancers to grow 💫



Osmo’s Math Wizard series is intended for kids 6-8 years (grades 1-2), and perfect for after-school and remote learning at home. Comprehensive and curriculum-based in its focus on math, the first two titles cover the foundations of addition and subtraction, and introduce students to measurement standards, while the third and fourth titles lay the foundations for multiplication and division, adding more than two numbers, understanding how equations are formed, and addition and subtraction fluency; and the fifth title focuses on teaching geometry. Families can start a child’s education by purchasing any title within the series.

earned fitnessTwo Free Classes at Earned Fitness ($80 Value)

Join us for a small group, semi-private fitness class where the coach will customize the workouts to meet you where you are in your fitness journey.

KeaBabies Original Diaper Backpack (Blue – $50 Value)

Enjoy hands-free parenting with KeaBabies Original Diaper Backpack. It is designed for modern parents, featuring large storage compartments and multifunctional pockets. Every diaper backpack comes with a diaper changing pad which comes in handy while you are on-the-go!


CakeSweet Silver Lining Tin of 24 Cake Bites (Value $60)

Tasty cake mixed with frosting, rolled in chocolate and coated with cookie crumbs. 

bag(5) Rob Rodney Bags ($49.99)

The Rob Rodney has a place for everything. Inside, customizable compartments make organizing and traveling unique to you. Outside, premier leather puts style on the forefront. Choose from six colors, two sizes and two different locks. Make storage and travel sensible and stylish. For custom or monogramed bags contact us at [email protected]

(1) GoSili® 16oz Silicone Tumbler Pint, Eco-Friendly Reusable Silicone Drinking Cup ($17.99 Each) & Author-signed Social-Emotional Children’s Book Set “The Not-So-Friendly Friend — How to Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships” & “Fear Not” Book written by Christina Furnival ($40 Value)

GoSili designs and manufactures silicone tableware products for the whole family.  The excessive use and waste of disposable paper and plastic inspired the GoSili founders to create a modern line incorporating all the practical benefits that silicone has to offer.

The Not-So-Friendly Friend  helps children identify the right steps to seeking help and setting limits! Fear Not! is a must-have children’s book about to help your children tackle their fears and anxieties.



(1) Month of Toddler Time SD Classes ($120 Value)
4 Classes, 45 Minutes
Toddler Time SD offers caffeine for you, sensory and movement-based play for your toddlers (18mo-3yrs). Come see how they have built a better toddler class. Locations: Liberty Station & Carmel Valley.

EcoVivarium Platinum Private Tour – Family Four Pack (Value: $120)

EcoVivarium is a nonprofit Living Museum located in Escondido. We feature live reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. Our Animal Ambassadors are 98% Rescues, 2% Donated.



Specialty facial with Neskin Beauty, 45 mins ($125 Value)

Here to deliver a customizable, results-oriented facial tailored to your skin needs to reveal a healthier, more radiant complexion.


Knacks Kollective Epoxy Resin Surfboard Wood Serving/Cutting Board ($65) 

San Diego Epoxy Resin Artist, entrepreneur, and small business owner specializing in creating lifelike ocean, geode, and floral preservation pieces presented as functional artwork.


peppa pig showFamily (4) Pack of Tickets to see Peppa Pig Live at The Magnolia on Tuesday, December 20th at 5pm ($100 Value)



Black 20 fl oz Slim ($25 Value) + (5) Greeting Cards from Simply Hello Cards ($27.50 Value) 

Crowd-favorite color + cup holder friendly = your new favorite bottle. The 20 oz. Black Bindle Slim has a matte powder-coat finish and a laser-etched Bindle logo for a sleek look. With the classic Bindle dual-walled and vacuum-insulated design, this bottle will keep your favorite drinks hot or cold for hours. Even though we slimmed it down, the bottle still has the stash on the bottom, which you can unscrew to store your small valuables.  

Simply Hello Cards creates beautiful Hand Drawn Greeting Cards & Paper Goodies. 

In case you are on the fence, here are a few recaps of some of our previous Sips & Sweets with Santa events! But don’t wait this event will sell out!

2019 Sips & Sweets with Santa

2018 Sips & Sweets with Santa

2016 Sips & Sweets with Santa


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