La Mesa Today's La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Christmas in the Village' (12)

La Mesa Business

Volunteers Welcomed For Village Lighting Effort

LA MESA -- The earliest sign of the holidays coming to the Jewel of the Hills is the sight of John Vigil and his band of helpers spending Saturday morning stringing Christmas lights through the trees along La Mesa Boulevard.

Vigil heads…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 19, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Holidays

Hoping For A Green Black Friday

LA MESA -- Thanksgiving is Thursday and, well, you've either already started thawing your bird or you've made reservations.

(There are still some open seats at Centifonti's on La Mesa Boulevard if…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Village Merchants Association

Amid Challenges, Merchants Elect Officers

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association met Monday night and voted to add one new officer and re-elected all the other current officers.

But a critic of the association's recent practices is still challenging the election process and fears the association will face criticism from state and…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 22, 2011 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Downtown Development: A Special Report

 Charting A Future For La Mesa "Village"

By Chris Lavin, Editor

LA MESA – When the Downtown Village Merchants Association filed its 2010 taxes the IRS form included this routine question: Was the organization a party to a business…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 19, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Downtown Village Merchants

Downtown Merchants Plot 

A Wine, Art Fest

LA MESA -- The Downtown Village Merchants Association held its regular meeting Thursday evening and…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 15, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Back To The 50s Car Show

Car Show Enjoys A Turnaround Year

LA MESA -- The Back to the '50s Car Show finished its summer run Thursday night and Jonathan Baron couldn't help but sound like he was taking the victory lap.

Baron, who runs the refurbished Regal…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 25, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Oktoberfest Will Pay Its Own Way This Year

LA MESA -- Oktoberfest will have to pull its own weight this year.

The City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to require the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa Village Merchants…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 9, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Downtown Development

Who Owns Downtown La Mesa?

LA MESA -- Each year, public events in downtown La Mesa attract thousands of visitors and even more money.



Added by La Mesa Today on July 13, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Car Show To Pay 100 Percent Of City Costs

LA MESA – The City Council approved an application for the Downtown Merchants Association to host the Thursday night car shows this…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Christmas In The Village A Roaring Success

LA MESA VILLAGE -- Christmas In The Village, an annual event for downtown La Mesa, got off to one of the best and busiest starts in years and went on to be a great success after two nights. Long time residents and merchants couldn't recall a year in which attendance was so strong from virtually the first moment to when the evenings closed. "This is just great,'' said Readers Inc. book store owner Deena While. "Perfect weather and great… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on December 11, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Holiday Warms With Downtown Festival, Helix Caroling

LA MESA – So far the holiday season has been dominated by early sales and school events, but La Mesa is about to shift gears a bit with some of the classic holiday events just starting.

This Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Village Merchants’ Association will host what has become one of the city’s iconic annual events – Christmas In the Village. The event description – La Mesa Boulevard is blocked off and the street filled with vendors, food and… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on December 9, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Christmas in the Village

THE VILLAGE -- Christmas in the Village opened Friday night after a long, wet day, and some of the energy of the event was dampened by the rain. The promised carnival rides stayed shuddered but as evening fell and fires started in the street, residents did turn out. There was a delightful performance by the La Mesa Middle School Orchestra and fires burned in the street and warmed passersby. Merchants also took advantage of the rain and had specials… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on December 11, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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