Chula Vista RV Resort Newsletter | Nov 2017 | San Diego
*Check Out the Events for November*
News From Our Resort to You
If you're like me, you start Christmas shopping right after that ginormous turkey meal at Thanksgiving. Ever wonder why they don't call it "Fat Friday" instead of "Black Friday"? It's a mystery to me. But now that Christmas is on our radar, and you have plenty of time to get everything under control there, it's time for some "it's all about me" planning on your part. So why not plan ahead and spend New Year's Eve with us? Celebrate without the hassle of driving anywhere. And, our very own Galley at the Marina hosts the best New Year's Eve party in San Diego (reservations are required)!
But back to Christmas time. This year our Winter Wonderland is shaping up to be the best ever. The Happy Campers will be back for their 16th year! And the Resort is filling up fast. I want to put out a challenge to everyone attending the festivities this year - last year we received donations to fill 3 large Toys for Tots bins - this year, let's make even more. For every toy you donate, you'll receive a raffle ticket for the Saturday night Holiday Raffle. If you have not made your reservations, please do so quickly, and let's do our part to make sure that no child goes without this Christmas.
Until we see your smiles, safe travels,
Andrea LaValley, GM
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November Events at the Resort
VETERANS DAY WEEKEND
Saturday, November 11 | 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Join us as we honor all our war veterans with an Old Fashioned Street Dance. We are blocking off Resort Way and the band Trade Winds will help us pay tribute to all our War Veterans. We'll be serving our world-famous beef stew and cornbread. Don't bring an empty pocket - because the proceeds for the night will be donated to the National Association of American Veterans.
Saturday, November 18 | 3 pm
It's a wonderful time of year when the aroma of roasting turkeys fill the entire Resort as our chefs prepare the turkeys for our Thanksgiving Celebration. The Resort will provide the turkey and gravy - meet us at 3 pm around the Central Courtyard with those wonderful family holiday dishes to share. All side dishes should serve 6-8 people. Please sign up at the Central Courtyard as we need to know how many turkeys we'll need to prepare.
Thursday, November 23 | 3 pm
And here we go again! Yes, more turkeys are prepared for the guests who are staying with us on Thanksgiving Day. Come and join us as we'll be serving turkey and gravy in the Poolside Room at 3 pm. You want to remember to bring all the ingredients for one of those special dishes to share. All side dishes should serve 6-8 people. Please sign up at the Central Courtyard as we need to know how many turkeys we'll need to prepare.
LIGHT UP THE MARINA & RV RESORT FESTIVAL
Friday, November 24 | 4:30 pm
Help us celebrate the beginning of the Christmas Season at 4:30 pm in the Sunset Pavilion as we flip the switch for our Holiday Lights at the Marina and RV Resort. We'll have our favorite DJ, George James, playing music and even do a little Karaoke if you'd like. As always, the bar will be open.
December Special Events
WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND
Friday-Saturday, December 8-9
It's a sight that everyone must see at least once. The resort transforms into a Winter Wonderland with RVs all decked out in their Holiday finest. There are lights everywhere and I mean everywhere! The Happy Campers will be here for their 16th year! Their group of exuberant and gleeful people ensure that this is one of the best weekends of the year. We will be having a decorating contest, so be sure to bring your holiday spirit. Please sign up in the office for the decorating contest.
TOYS FOR TOTS
Saturday, December 9 | 5:30 pm
While you're enjoying all the beautiful lights in the Resort, stop by the Poolside Room for some festive holiday candies. Don't forget your donation for the Marine's Toy for Tots - for each donation you'll receive a raffle ticket. At 6 pm we'll announce the winners of the decorating contest as well as the raffle winners. It's a great way to share the reason for the season.
What to Do in San Diego
SAN DIEGO BAY PARADE OF LIGHTS
Sundays, December 10 & 17
The 46th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights will be on Sunday, December 10 and 17. Enjoy the twinkling lights along the waters of the San Diego Bay as more than 100 private boats decorate with holiday lights. There are great views available on dry land from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, The Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Marina Park, Coronado's Ferry Landing and Cesar Chavez Park. Please visit their Web site for more information www.sdparadeofflights.org
Saturday, November 18 on the Embarcadero Marina Park North (behind Seaport Village)
Take in the beautiful San Diego Bay and enjoy the ocean breeze as you partake in the largest, most talked about wine and food festival in Southern California. The 14th annual Grand Tasting features more than 150 wineries, breweries and spirits from around the world, 60 local restaurants plus dozens of gourmet food companies. For more information visit www.sandiegowineclassic.com
VETERANS WEEK 2017
31st ANNUAL SAN DIEGO VETERANS DAY PARADE
Saturday, November 11 | 11 am
The one-mile parade will start on Harbor Drive by the Maritime Museum go past the USS Midway and then continue onto Pacific Coast Highway. I suggest getting downtown via the San Diego Trolley Blue Line and exiting at the American Plaza stop, and then it's a just a short walk to the viewing areas. For more information visit www.sdvetparade.org
DIXIELAND JAZZ FESTIVAL
Wednesday-Sunday, November 22-26
This marks the 38th year for this unique Festival held in the heart of the Mission Valley Neighborhood. Fill up on your Thanksgiving dinner, then get down to the Valley and enjoy a variety of Jazz for the family. The lineup includes Kris Tokarski Quintet, Big Butter Jazz Band, Memphis Speed Kings, and many more. It is sure to be a fun-filled weekend as well as a great way to get away from the maddening crowds at the mall! For more info visit www.sdjazzfest.org