December 1 – 31, LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights
Build a snowman with LEGO® accessories and throw real snowballs at colorful targets. Ride snow tubes down a hill. Experience the magic of Winter Nights with shows, music, and twinkling lights. There’s even a food truck with yummy treats served by Santa’s Elves. Stay for the nightly fireworks over Miniland USA, December 26-30.
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Price: Free with admission
Location: One LEGOLAND Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008
For more info.: california.legoland.com/holidaysnowdays
December 2 – 27, Festival of Christmas
San Diego’s favorite Holiday Play with Music. For 2015 we present All I Want For Christmas by Associate Artistic Director, Kerry Meads. This year’s script is set in San Diego’s “Little Italy” district. The year is 1949 and the sleepy little town is going through big changes. It’s a memorable holiday show filled with song, dance, laughter and love…and great music of the season. A perfect show for the entire family!
Time: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
For more info: 619.437.6000 or visit www.lambsplayers.org/show.php?id=362
December 4, Coronado Christmas Parade & Open House
Festivities kick off at the Ferry Landing with Santa arriving at 3:20 PM, with carolers and snow fun at snow mountain. Also, at the Hotel del, experience ice skating like no other- you can ice skate on the beach!
Time: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 1201 1st Street, Coronado, CA 92118
For more info: 619.435.7242 or visit www.coronadochamber.com/holiday-parade-and-open-house.html
December 4 – 5, Balboa Park December Nights
Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 38th consecutive year. As always, the event brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy.
Time:12:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Friday starts at 3:00 PM
Location: House of Hospitality, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info: www.balboapark.org/decembernights
December 4 – 23, Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park
Holiday Wonderland is back at Petco Park for the second year and it’s bigger and better than ever. Be transported through a spectacular holiday wonderland full of fun for the entire family for 12 nights in December.
Time: 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Price: Adult – $15 Child – $10 Kids Under 3 – Free Military
Location: 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info: sandiego.padres.mlb.com/sd/ticketing/holiday.jsp
December 4, Brew School’d Improv Comedy at Cellar 3
Earn your Honorary Doctorate in beer with four very questionable geniuses and one guy who really knows his brews. Five beer experts take the stage, but four have backstories that are almost too wild to believe! Can you guess which one of your Cicerone for the night is the real deal and who is all suds? Taste along with the on-stage experts throughout the show. Tickets include 4 beer tasting.
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 12260 Crosthwaite Cir., Poway, CA 92064
For more info: 858.263.3883
December 5 – 30, Garden of Lights
After the sun goes down in December, the Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience!
Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: Members – $8 Non-members – $14
Location: 5230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024
For more info: 760.436.3036 or visit www.sdbgarden.org/lights.htm
December 5, North Park Toyland Parade & Festival
Unwrap some magic this holiday season and partake in the festive fun, at the 52nd Annual North Park Toyland Parade & Holiday Fair. The historic neighborhood of North Park will warmly welcome friends and family to bundle up and delight in San Diego’s most joyful parade.
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104
For more info: www.toylandparade.com
December 5, Chula Vista Starlight Parade
Holiday cheer is near! The Chula Vista Starlight Parade is back and brighter and bigger than ever and will be taking place Saturday, December 5th, 2015! The parade will immediately follow the Third Avenue Village Association’s Holiday in the Village event.
Time: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, parade starts at 6:00 PM
Location: 353 3rd Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910
For more info: www.starlightparade.com
December 5, Holiday Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland Festival
Holiday Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland Festival is an annual community event where we bring the North Pole to the heart of Escondido. Children will have the chance to frolic in real snow, decorate their very own Christmas cookies, and create fun, hand-made gifts for their loved ones.
Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 340 N Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
For more info: 800.988.4253 or visit artcenter.org/event/holiday-tree-lighting-festival
December 6, 2015 SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off
Chili + beer + holiday shopping + kids fun fest = one perfect Sunday in December. Mark your calendar for the 6th annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook Off.
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: Free admission (Chili Bowl and 5 Tastings – $20)
Location: Thorn & 32nd Streets in North Park
For more info: www.sonofestchilicookoff.com
December 6, La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival
Spread some holiday cheer at the Annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival in downtown La Jolla. The event includes marching bands, floats, equestrian units, vintage automobiles and an appearance by Santa Claus.
Time: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Girard Ave. & Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037
For more info: www.ljparade.com
December 12, Breakfast with Santa
Santa Claus is coming – to the Safari Park! He’ll be here for breakfast, and would love to see you and your family. Gather at the Safari Park’s scenic Kilima Point for a delicious and bountiful breakfast with the jolly ol’ elf himself. You’ll also enjoy a visit with some of our animal ambassadors.
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Price: $24.95 Children Ages 3-11 – $15.95
Location: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido, CA 92027
For more info: 619.718.3000 or visit www.sdzsafaripark.org/dining-events
December 12, Poway’s Christmas in the Park
Are you looking for a great way to get into the holiday spirit and create family memories that will last a lifetime? Witness Christmas traditions come to life!
Time: 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 14134 Midland Rd., Poway, CA 92064
For more info: 858.668.4576 or visit www.poway.org
December 12, Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
This free, distinctly California celebration features boats decorated for the annual holiday season that will sail around Mission Bay. A highly anticipated event in the San Diego community, dozens of vessels take to the water for the parade.
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 1215 El Carmel Place, San Diego, CA 92109
For more info: 858.488.0501 or visit www.mbyc.org
December 12, Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dressed up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach.
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054
For more info: www.visitoceanside.org
December 13, Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade
Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter for the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Downtown Ace Hardware and Market Street Veterinary Clinic.
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Price: Free, $15 to participate
Location: 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
For more info: 619.233.5227 or visit www.gaslamp.org/pet-parade
December 24 – 25, The Magic of Christmas
Experience the magic of the holidays at the Westgate! Celebrate the holidays with family and friends at the Westgate hotel. Enjoy a refined four-course dinner in the Westgate Room or experience a lavish Christmas Day Buffet in the elegant Le Fontainebleau Room.
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Price: Starting at $62
Location: 1055 Second Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
For more info: 619.238.1818 or visit www.westgatehotel.com
December 30, Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade
America’s largest balloon parade contains many massive air balloons plus motorized floats, marching bands, community groups, and drill teams. Cheering crowds align the streets to watch them pass by. This event is in conjunction with a 5K run, wiener dog race, and a family festival.
Time: 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Price: visit website
Location: Harbor Dr./Cedar St. – Harbor Dr. – Pacific Hwy.
For more info: sandiegobowlgames.com/parade
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