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Eat & Drink

Awafee Gluten Free

Awafee Gluten Free strives to create full sensory baked goods that emphasize delicate, intricate flavors and most importantly, texture. On top of their creations being absolutely beautiful, their gluten free deserts will blow your mind with the perfect balance of flavors.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

B 'N' B Kettle Corn

We sell gourmet kettle corn in a variety of flavors like cheddar cheese and caramel, but the favorite is the old fashioned kettle corn. We also do fresh squeezed lemonade using real lemons and also strawberry lemonade. One of the other drinks have is a real fresh coconut that still in its shell.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

B. Food International

Enjoy a wide variety of your favorites at B. Foods International.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Beignet Belly

Beignet Belly... Artisans of Beignets, pronounced "ben-yay" a French term for fritter or fried dough. Beignets are magical French donuts - crisp on the outside and light on the inside. Made popular by Caf' Du Monde in New Orleans, and became the official state donut of Louisiana in 1986. Each Beignet is hand-crafted, carefully packaged, then brought to each event where they're prepared right before consumption... fresh and hot!


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Big Joy Family Bakery

Big Joy Family Bakery has been family owned and specialized in a variety of baked goods such as; Cakes for all occasions, French Macaron, Cookies, Pastries which all are based on French Recipes using high quality ingredients.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Bread and Cheese Catering

Bread and Cheese Catering offers the best grilled cheese sandwiches in San Diego! Using fresh baked bread from Bread and Cie Bakery, making their own sauces and using high quality ingredients this is a booth you don't want to miss! Pro-Tip: Get their Coconut Curry Tomato soup and dip your sandwiches in it! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Cruisin Juice

Always fresh and delicious. Made ot order smoothies, shaved ice, lemonade, funnel cakes, spiral potatoes.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Deep Fried Whaaat?

Deep Fried Desserts such as candy bars, Oreos, Twinkies, cheesecake.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

El Gordito Feliz

Delicious Hispanic food with a spectacular display. Exquisite fresh fruit drinks with an amazing variety of flavors.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Fleet Science Center - Craveology

The perfect location to pick up the lunch or treat you're craving. The casual, friendly atmosphere has a great selection of items, including salads, sandwiches, wraps, flatbread pizzas and paninis can satisfy any growling stomach!


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades

Flying Squirrel Café

The San Diego Natural History Museum’s new café serves brewed-to-order espresso drinks, fresh juices, wine, craft beer, and California casual fare, including salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, pastries, and more. Enjoy ample seating in air-conditioned comfort in the Museum’s four-story, sky-lit atrium.


HOURS: Saturday, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades

FruitFashions

FruitFashions by Barbara are juicy fresh fruits "dressed" in creamy chocolate, topped with unique, fun toppings and served on a stick. We pride ourselves on our made to order deliciousness! This fresh and juicy strawberry, pineapple and banana dessert is by the beautiful Balboa Park fountain. Enjoy this fabulous and portable dessert while checking out all the amazing craft vendors at December Nights. FruitFashions wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season and 2019!


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Fry King

Fry King specializes in flavored fries. BBQ, Cheddar, Ranch, Sour Cream n' Onion, Buffalo Wing, and Garlic Parmesan flavored fries. A crowd favorite at street fairs and festivals.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Gaja, Green Egg Company

Gaja Foods aims to spread Japanese culture through delicious food. Some items sold are Japanese Pancakes also known as Okonomiayki which is a very popular dish served in Japan. Fried squid as well as shrimp tempura is also a famous item enjoyed by the Japanese.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Glo Cones Cotton Candy

As seen at amusement parks worldwide and on Katy Perry's California Dreams Tour, Glo Cones provide a unique novelty experience that adds a twist to the traditional cotton candy we are all used to! Recently named The Most Instagrammable Food Tha's Ever Existed by Delish.com, Glo Cones use LED technology to illuminate cotton candy with seven different flashing patterns, making them stand out in any crowd. They are FDA approved and come complete with replaceable batteries and a push button switch to control the different light functions.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Josie's Kitchenette

Josie's Kitchenette is a food vendor that serves a variety of popular Filipino dishes, such as rice and pancit. Chicken adobo, beef lumpia and vegetable lumpia are dishes served from the kitchenette as well, and not only limited to serving Filipino dishes but also teriyaki barbecue and short ribs cooked and marinated in the style of Filipino cuisine.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Ledesmas Foods

We use freshly made produce and 100% chicken breast and beef for our Amazing fries topped with buffalo chicken, steak, chorizo, etc, We also have Mexican style corn in a cup, churros, sodas lemonade and freshly made coffee. as


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Mariposa Ice Cream

Mariposa Ice Cream was founded with a spirit of joy and a genuine love to serve. Our ice cream is handcrafted in small batches, and has one-third the sugar compared to most store retail ice cream and has half the air. It does not contain eggs or gluten. A more flavorful, creamy ice cream is the result. Our goal is to provide an exceptionally delicious family valued treat with joy and gladness.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Matheny's Wagon Works

Matheny's Wagon Works Providing Gourmet Sausages.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Mia Sorella Chimney Cakes

Mia Sorella Chimney Cakes is the first original Mobile Hungarian Bakery in San Diego. Chimney cakes are traditional Hungarian pastries freshly baked on site, It is a yeast dough that is hand rolled and baked using a gas and electric rotisserie oven. Chimney cakes are very popular at the Christmas Markets in Eastern Europe, this unique pastry is crispy in the outside and fluffy on the inside they can be rolled in cinnamon sugar, walnuts or coconut they also can be stuffed with spreads like cranberry goat cheese, chocolate ganache, strawberries, ice cream or enjoyed with a cup of Belgian hot chocolate topped with home-made whipped cream! Remember Mia Sorella chimney cakes have sweet and savory vegan options as well! Enjoy!


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

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Museums

Fleet Science Center

At the Fleet Science Center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet—and beyond.

The Fleet Science Center will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on December 7 and 8. Regular admission prices apply until 5 p.m. both days. Starting at 5 p.m., exhibit gallery admission is free.

December Nights at the Fleet includes:

  • Fun for all ages with 100+ interactive exhibits
  • Live Tesla coil demonstrations twice each hour
  • A “Borax Snowflake” make-it/take-it activity for just $5
  • Live science shows from the Fleet's Don't Try This at Home team every half hour, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • A photo opportunity with the Fleet's own Albert Einstein
  • Multiple hands-on science demonstrations
  • Stellar holiday shopping at the North Star Science Store, with a selection of delightfully nerdy gifts
  • Festive food at our cafe, Craveology, featuring pecan-smoked chicken wings, pulled pork sliders, sourdough bread bowls with soup or chili, an array of holiday sweets and more, open until 9 p.m. both nights

For the first time ever, the Fleet will have a 21+ lounge, The Black Hole! This indoor escape is the perfect spot to get lost in! Adults can skip the lines and get fast-track entry into The Black Hole.

  • Enjoy local craft beers and wine
  • Indulge with food from Craveology
  • Take part in interesting conversations with Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar
  • Get your game on with board games provided by IDW Publishing
  • Enter the Giant Dome to enjoy your favorite holiday songs combined with intriguing graphics
  • Take advantage of giveaways, including wine glasses, coasters and more!


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades

San Diego Natural History Museum

Explore the natural history of Southern California—from past to present—at the San Diego Natural History Museum (The NAT). From rattlesnakes and flesh-eating beetles, to dinosaurs and fossils, to a pendulum that proves the earth is spinning, there’s something for everyone at The NAT.


HOURS: Saturday, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades

Shops

Alpha

Lovely handmade 3D greeting cards are for every occasion. Give your loved one or friends unexpected and pleasure. Relax in the sun and show your feelings with our gorgeous sun hats. Lots of styles for men, women, and kids. Add flair to your everyday look! Find unique winter hats today here.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Cali Bracelet

Cali Bracelet is a collection of handmade bracelets inspired by and named after California coastal towns.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Fleet Science Center North Star Science Store

The Fleet Science Center's North Star Store is filled with goods intended to inspire life-long learning, understanding, and enjoyment of science and technology. From brainteasers and 3-D puzzles to dinosaur action figures, you'll find fun items for science learners of all ages.


HOURS: Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades

Irish Charm

Handmade Celtic Design Jewelry


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Khausak

Khausak provide hand made products from Peru Ecuador and Mexico. We sell clothing, musical instruments, toys, jewelry, and live music.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

LuLaRoe by Janeen Russell

LuLaRoe by Janeen Russell and Theresa Burns


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

MAK Glass

MAK Glass offers handmade glass goods that include jewelry, wine stoppers, Christmas ornaments, and small glass sculptures. These unique items make great gifts for the holidays.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Richer for Wandering

Richer For Wandering sells travel inspired, art on t-shirts and art on totes. The San Diego Artist has whimsical designs and a unique perspective using animals for inspiration. Slow travel and exploring with new adventures your global community.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

San Diego Art Connection

We partnered with world famous artist Leonid Afremov to make his masterpieces accessible in San Diego. Original oil on canvas paintings, giclees and prints along with phone cases and coffee mugs!


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

San Diego Falun Dafa Association

San Diego Falun Dafa Association is a non-profit organization. Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is an ancient Chinese cultivation practice of mind and body, which is practiced in over 100 countries by approximately 100 million people. Falun Gong consist of a set of gentle exercises and meditation and teachings for self-improvement. All activities are free of charge. We strive to share this health- and life-enriching program with our local community; everyone is welcome to learn and participate. All practitioners who teach the exercises are volunteers. Tickets of Shen Yun shows to be performed at California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Feb. 7-17, 2019.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

San Diego Natural History Museum Store

Head over to the San Diego Natural History Museum Gift Store to unearth gifts for nature-lovers of all ages. Check out the unique A. R. Valentien Signature Series, a collection of beautiful placemats, prints, notecards and more featuring the work of the celebrated nature artist. Dino-themed ugly Chirstmas sweater and holiday ornaments.


HOURS: Saturday, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades

Scentsy

We're completely in love with fragrance and how it makes life better. Share the Scentsy Love with inspiring fragrances and new ways to show off your style. Our products are sold all over the world by the best people ever: Scentsy Consultants. (You can be one, if you want.)


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Shupaca

Shupaca brings uniquely designed and handcrafted goods using one the world's finest natural materials: Alpaca. Shupaca works directly with networks of local artisans throughout South America to create contemporary clothing and accessories while staying true to ancient traditions. All of their products are hand woven on wood looms using the same methods that have been practiced for hundreds of years. Alpaca is a lightweight, breathable fiber that feels wonderful on the skin year-round. Shupaca presents a full catalog including scarves, ponchos, blankets, hats and gloves, and other accessories that promise to enhance your daily wardrobe. Because they are dedicated to upholding eco-friendly and fair trade practices, you'll look (and feel) good about wearing Shupaca!


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Siberia Spirit

Siberia Spirit, a small family owned business, is introducing artisanal-style 90% Merino sheep and goat wool socks from Russia for men and women. These soft, cozy socks come in many colors, styles, and designs and can be worn indoors and outdoors. Siberia Spirit socks would be a unique gift for any occasion, as well as a great addition to anyone's personal wardrobe.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Usborne Books & More

Usborne Books & More with Tauni Chung is a children 's book company. Tauni is promoting literacy by sharing the importance of reading fun, interactive, educational books through pop-up events, online website and school/library programs.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Yolanda's Crochet Creations

Yolanda's Crochet Creations features great gifts for all ages for this coming Holidays and other special events. Find the perfect hat, scarf, baby blanket and more.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

Yu Nic Imports

Inspired by the vividness of texture, color and material, Yu-Nic Imports was established in 1995. A former family owned and operated business, decided to take stained glass to a new personal level. With a strong family background in the sales of Tiffany Lamps, and over four decades of designing and selling stained glass windows, owner Felix Silva began a gift novelty of custom designs.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

More Fun

Disney

MARY POPPINS RETURNS will be at DECEMBER NIGHTS, promoting the film's opening date on December 19th by passing out free promotional items to guests while supplies last.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades

University of Phoenix

The University of Phoenix has made a commitment to provide working adults with local higher education options at convenient class times. Our students study at more than 100 locations, as well as through online programs available in countries around the world. The University of Phoenix is committed to providing rigorous degree and certificate programs and a learning environment that's designed to support working adults. From the day students enroll, they will have a dedicated Graduation Team who helps them every step of the way.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades


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