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  • December in San Diego

    Friday, November 17, 2017   /   by Jennifer Jordan

    December in San Diego

    Balboa Park December Nights 
    Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the “most wonderful time of the year” with lights and more!
    Date: Dec 1 - Dec 2, 2017
    Time: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Balboa Park - House of Hospitality San Diego, CA 92101
    For info. visit Balboa Park December Nights

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    Coronado Holiday Parade & Open House 
    Santa arrives via the Ferry at the Coronado Ferry Landing, a festive parade follows down Orange Avenue and Santa lights the Christmas Tree in Rotary Plaza.
    Date: Dec 1, 2017 
    Time: 3:20 PM - 8:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Coronado Ferry Landing - 1201 1st Street, Coronado, CA 92118
    For info. call 619-435-7242 or visit Coronado Parade

    53rd Annual North Park Toyland Parade & Festiva
    Celebrate the holiday spirit at the Annual North Park Toyland Parade with vintage cars, marching bands, dance groups, beauty queens, city officials and Santa Claus.
    Date: Dec 2, 2017
    Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104
    For info. visit North Park Toyland Parade

    Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village 
    Celebrate the season during Little Italy’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and see our unique Christmas Tree - a 25-foot tower of 1,000+ gorgeous Poinsettias.
    Date: Dec 2, 2017
    Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Little Italy - India St & W Fir St., San Diego, CA 92101
    For info. visit Little Italy Tree Lighting

    Encinitas Holiday Parade 
    Thousands of people will be on floats and in bands with tens of thousands more cheering them on as the Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101.
    Date: Dec 2, 2017
    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
    For info. visit Encinitas Holiday Parade


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    37th Annual OB Holiday Parade 
    Come find out what the locals have known for 30+ years - Santa would rather be in the quaint little surfing village of OB at the Ocean Beach Holiday Parade.
    Date: Dec 2, 2017
    Time: 5:05 PM - 7:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Sunset Cliffs Blvd & Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107
    For info. visit OB Holiday Parade

    2017 SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off 
    The festive and fiery SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off, promises everything a person could want in a fun day including craft beer, wine, shopping music and chili!
    Date: Dec 3, 2017
    Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Price: Free Admission. Chili Bowl and 5 Tastings - $25
    Location: Thorn & 32nd Streets in North Park, San Diego, CA 92104
    For info. visit Chili Cook-off

    La Jolla Christmas Parade Holiday Festival 
    Spread some holiday cheer at the La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival with marching bands, floats, vintage automobiles and Santa Claus.
    Date: Dec 3, 2017
    Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Girard Avenue & Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
    For info. visit La Jolla Holiday Parade

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    Holiday Celebration with Laser Light Show & Santa 
    A spectacular holiday celebration with a laser light show set to music and falling snow, Dickens caroling quartet, refreshments, photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    Date: Dec 6, 2017 
    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Del Mar Highlands Town Center - 12925 El Camino Real, J-28, San Diego, CA 92131
    For info. visit Laser Light Show & Santa

    Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo 
    Twinkling lights, festive foods, and merry performances transform the Zoo into a wild, glowing wonderland. 
    Date: Dec 9, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
    Time: Refer to website
    Price: Free with admission
    Location: San Diego Zoo - 2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
    For info. visit Jungle Bells at Zoo

    San Diego Santa Run 5K and 1 Mile Race 
    Come out in your finest (or ugliest) Christmas attire as you take part in the annual San Diego Santa Run, a one-of-a-kind holiday experience.
    Date: Dec 9, 2017
    Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Price: $20-$50
    Location: Garnet Ave. and Bayard St., San Diego, CA 92109
    For info. visit Santa 5K and 1 Mile Race

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    Poway’s Christmas in the Park 
    Poway’s Christmas in the Park is a unique way to bring holiday delights to your family this holiday season with the magic of an old-fashioned tradition.
    Date: Dec 9, 2017
    Time: 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Old Poway Park - 14134 Midland Rd., Poway, CA 92064
    For info. call 858-668-4576 

    La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village 
    The Village is transformed into a Victorian Wonderland during La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village with fire pits, caroling, and craft vendors to get everyone in the mood of the season!
    Date: Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2017 
    Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: La Mesa Village - La Mesa Blvd & Spring St., La Mesa, CA 91941
    For info. visit La Mesa Holiday

    Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights 
    The Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights, a distinctly California celebration, features boats decorated for the holidays that will sail around the Bay.
    Date: Dec 9, 2017
    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: 1215 El Carmel Place - San Diego, CA 92109
    For info. visit Mission Bay Christmas

    San Diego Bay Parade of Lights 
    The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores for all to see.
    Date: Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2017  
    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Price: Free
    Location: Refer to website
    For info. visit SD Bay Parade of Lights

    Red Nose Run 
    The Red Nose Run, started by the Low and Slow Running Club of Del Mar, is a holiday 5K benefits Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and Semper Fi Fund.
    Date: Dec 15, 2017 
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Price: $35-$45
    Location: Powerhouse Park - 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
    For info. visit Red Nose Run

    San Diego Holiday Half Marathon 
    The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon is a fast 13.1 mile course that starts in Rancho Penasquitos and finishes at the beautiful Torrey Pines State Beach.
    Date: Dec 16, 2017  
    Time: 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Price: $99-109
    Location: Hotel Karlan - 14455 Penasquitos Drive, San Diego, CA 92129
    For info. visit SD Holiday Marathon

    San Diego International Auto Show 
    Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof.
    Date: Dec 28, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018  
    Time: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Price: Adults - $15, Seniors & Active Military - $12, Children 7-12 - $11, Under 6 - Free with paid adult
    Location: San Diego Convention Center - 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
    For info. visit SD Auto Show

    Kids’ New Years Eve at LEGOLAND 
    “Midnight” comes early for families at LEGOLAND California Resort, celebrating the New Year together without missing their bedtimes.
    Date: Dec 31, 2017 
    Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Price: Included with admission
    Location: LEGOLAND California - One LEGOLAND Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 
    For info. visit New Years Eve at Legoland

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    New Year’s Eve Yacht Party 2018 
    Imagine celebrating New Year’s Eve aboard a moonlight cruise on a $25 Million dollar yacht almost as long as a football field. Grasp your glass of champagne upon boarding the yacht and get ready to dance the night away!
    Date: Dec 31, 2017 
    Time: 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Price: Refer to website
    Location: Grape Street Pier - 1800 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 
    For info. visit New Year Yacht Party

    Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve Gala 
    Big Night San Diego is the perfect, ALL-INCLUSIVE night. Leave your wallet at home, because your ticket includes everything - all drinks included all night. 
    Date: Dec 31, 2017 
    Time: 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Price: Starting at $89.99
    Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront - 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
    For info. visit SD New Year's Eve Gala