Sips and Sweets with Santa is Back!


Our 4th Annual Sips & Sweets with Santa is back and set for Saturday, December 7th from 9AM-12PM at Green Flash Brewery. 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, entertainment and of course a digital family photo with Santa. The first 50 families to register receive a VIP swag bag.

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If you missed our Annual Sips & Sweets with Santa last year, you won’t want to make the same mistake this time around. The event is set for Saturday, December 7th from 9AM-12PM at Green Flash Brewery and we have a great line up of family fun and entertainment + a photo with Santa. 

Check out these great photos from last year and we hope to see you on December 7th!


Illiana Ingram Photography: Sips and Sweets with Santa 2018

Your family ticket will include access to a great lineup of fun family activities, entertainment and of course a digital family photo with Santa. The first 50 families to register receive a VIP Swag Bag.

One Ticket Per Family
Early Bird Tickets (before 12/1 at midnight) – $25 
General Admission (after 12/1 at midnight) – $30 
* Please RSVP for total family count *

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Iliana Ingram Photography: Event Photographer 2018

Part legend, part luck, the elusive green flash is a San Diego sensation. But to us, it’s more than a burst of brilliant green light as the sun sets into the sea – it’s a magical moment that signals the end of an extraordinary day and the start of an epic night on the horizon.”

All guest 21 and up will receive a 25% discount on Green Flash Brewing Co.

The food truck will be open for any additional food purchases.

Meet one of our Santa Photographers:

Nice to meet you! I am Renata.

I was born in Brazil, but I call San Diego home. I started my venture into professional photography by assisting at weddings, but soon fell in love with photographing families, children, and newborns. Oh, and how I love newborn snuggles and kid’s laughs!!! 

I am married to a wonderful man, and I am a mama to two very happy boys –  Lucas (22 months old) and Benjamin (7 months old). Having 2 under 2 has been the craziest, wildest, and most WONDERFUL experience of my life.  Our family is completed by our fur kids, Darwin and Sandi. Our household is pretty crazy, but pretty awesome at the same time!

I am based in San Diego I am anxiously waiting to meet you!

Facebook: Renata Terra Photography
Instagram: @rterraphotography
Meet one of our Santa Photographers:

I’m Iliana. I’m a lot of things. A coffee lover, a wife, a photographer, questionable meme sharer, but above all, and most importantly, I’m a mom!
There is no stronger bond in the world than the love of a mother, and nothing more relatable than making tiny humans. My journey through motherhood has been… a long one. I have a toddler who is a wild animal, and one child whose soul was too strong for the body he had.
Motherhood has been hard, but sweet and the most rewarding gift in my life.
My second passion is helping women document their journeys through motherhood. I specialize in maternity, birth, and milestones like cake smashes. I also do outdoor newborn photography!
I’m also a navy wife who takes great pride in documenting all the best parts of your career and military life like homecomings, commissioning/promotion and of course retirements!
I can’t wait to start your journey with you and watch your kids grow up. I will cry at your birth and cheer with your family. I end up being friends with most of my clients, so you’ve been warned.





Gymboree Play and Music

Back again for the 4th year in a row, our Platinum Sponsor of the ever so popular Cookie Decorating Station is  Gymboree Play and Music.

Their leading-edge programs are also designed to support your needs as a parent. With parent involvement at the core of their philosophy, they provide a safe environment where your child can be challenged, learn and thrive; and where you have the opportunity to celebrate their milestones, ask questions and meet other parents just like you.

Make sure you stop by, decorate a sugar cookie or two and check out all they have to offer.

Illiana Ingram Photography : Event Photography 2018

Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego

Joining us for the first time this year as Platinum Sponsor: the Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego is to inspire and enable youth to develop into productive, healthy, caring and responsible citizens.

Don’t miss a special guest appearance by The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who of The Storybook Character Company.

Silver Sponsors:

San Diego Family Magazine

Local kids and families are our specialty! We enhance the quality of life for San Diego County families and provide awesome information that helps local parents. San Diego Family Magazine is a free publication thanks to our advertisers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact 

Xochitl Salcido

[email protected]


Gymboree Play & Music, San Diego, Platinum sponsors for the 4th year in a row, will run the cookie decorating station.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Platinum sponsors will bring a special Christmas craft for all to enjoy.

Starlight Dance Studio will run a dance class demo and have a fun craft available throughout the event.

Minilicious Donuts is  providing complimentary sweet treats.

Renee Marie will have the latest Usborne Books right in time for the holidays.


Stop by and craft with  Altitude Trampoline Park


Just4Fun facepainting and Balloon Twisting will be with us from 9am-11am

Need a break?EliveLife has you covered with a complimentary chair massage

Santa Larry is ready to pass out candy canes and pose for photos.

Event Photography 2018: Iliana Ingram Photography

Santa Photographer 2018: Jessica Raymond Photography 

All swag bags will contain a treat by Renee Book Corner

renees book corner

Giveaway from Hair by Toni Kathrynn will be a “Mom on the go ” Gift Basket.

Toni Kathrynn

Enter for a chance to win a 16 pack Once  Upon a Farm baby food pack. All swag bags will have a BOGO coupon.

Each swag bag will have a pair of tickets to the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla. Also, the tote swag bags are compliments of UCSD .

Look out for special swag from our friends Paper and Paste CO.

Swag by @oilrocker

Get a new issue of San Diego Family Magazine

$500 value Giveaway  from customize your very own beauty and health services gift certificates gift package. No expiration gratuity not included. Choose from massage facials peels microderms salon acupuncture fitness etc.   

Check your swag bags for a free trial of Gymboree Play and Music

Giveaway: Cee Cee and Bee 3 pack Tub Tea

Enter for a chance to win a Mini Shoot with Renata Terra Photography

Tote bag filled with Happy family organics baby/toddler food and snacks!

2-hour Family Wealth Planning Session with Attorney Amy Hsiao (worth $750).

Check you swag bag for a moisture wicking headband by Wicked Wickees



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