Upcoming holiday and other events

Gad Elbaz will perform at the Dec. 14 Chanukah Spectacular Concert in Your Car.

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Chanukah Spectacular Concert in Your Car: Chabad of San Diego presents a drive-in Concert in Your Car featuring Israeli pop star singer Gad Elbaz Monday, Dec. 14 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Tickets are only available online and in advance. Address: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Go to:

Madison Gallery exhibition: An exhibition by Robert Montgomery will run Dec. 19, 2020-Feb. 16, 2021 at Madison Gallery in Solana Beach. “The Sea has No name for America” is Scottish-born and London-based urban poet Robert Montgomery’s second solo exhibition with Madison Gallery. The Madison Gallery is located at 320 S Cedros, Suite 200, Solana Beach.

“Holidays in Your Car” Light show: A Holiday Lights Show featuring more than 1 million lights runs now to Jan. 2 as part of the “Holidays in Your Car” drive-thru holiday program at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Attendees drive through a mile-and-a-half display of LED lights, accompanied by holiday music. Highlights include holograms and multicolored projections with images of the season cast onto sets, some more than 40 feet tall. Tickets start at $49 per car and are sold in advance and online only. Each ticket is valid for one car, and the number of passengers must not exceed the number of safety belts/seats in the vehicle.

Drive-in Nutcracker ballet: City Ballet of San Diego performs “The Nutcracker” ballet at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 19 as part of the “Holidays in Your Car” drive-thru entertainment program at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Tickets are $99 to $279.

Holiday Tree and lights: Stroll the streets of downtown Del Mar Village through Jan. 4 and see festive lights, garlands, shopfronts and the lighted holiday tree at the Jim Watkins Amphitheater at L’Auberge Del Mar.

Santa visits shopping center: Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 12925 El Camino Real, features ’Tis the Sea Sun-themed holiday decorations, including a 36-foot Christmas tree made of 44 surfboards with inlaid LED lights and music with a 15-foot surfing Santa pulled by four reindeer on top of the Sky Deck roof. Meet “Delmer” the talking penguin, tour a gigantic igloo, snap a selfie with huge starfish, send letters to Santa and drive through a lighted candy cane forest with sparkling stars. Take socially distant photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 17; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 12, 19-20 and 22; and 4-7 p.m. Dec. 8.