THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS IN JULY
An annual shopping extravaganza, Christmas in July draws thousands of people each year. Offering handmade arts and craft items (many with Christmas themes) by over 150 artisans, the event also includes a rummage sale, bake sale, food court raffle, kid's activity area and live entertainment.
The event dates back to 1977, when the parents and staff of Old Mission Montessori School organized a jams and jellies sale, and has developed into the school's major fundraiser, providing $60,000-80,000 per year to supplement tuition at Mission San Luis Rey Parish's parochial school.
Next year's fair dates are Saturday, July 12th, and Sunday, July 13th, 2014. The fair hours for the public are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. and will once again be held under the trees on the beautiful grounds of the historic Mission San Luis Rey Parish. Our address is 4070 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92057.