The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe presents ‘Olde Fashioned Christmas’

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe captured the magic of the holiday season Dec. 4 with its second annual Olde Fashioned Christmas. The event featured ice skating under the stars, the lighting of a stately 20-foot Christmas tree, the R. Roger Rowe School Carolers and pictures with Santa Claus.

The event also included a soup competition featuring local Rancho Santa Fe restaurants and chefs. The competition took place in the Croquet Cottage. Proceeds will benefit the Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center.

Also offered at the event were professional photos with Santa, fire pits for marshmallow roasting and toasting; hot chocolate and hot mulled wine.

The ice skating rink made its season debut at the Dec. 4 event. In the spirit of Children for Children, The Inn will donate 40 percent of the proceeds from the ice skating rink to Father Joe’s Villages, a nonprofit organization that is San Diego’s largest homeless services provider.

Photos by Jon Clark.