San Diego Calendar of Events – December 2019
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San Diego Calendar of Events – December 2019

San Diego Calendar of Events – December 2019

Holiday Parades

Everybody loves a Holiday Parade. San Diego County has plenty to choose from. From Downtown all the way up to Fallbrook – there is a parade for everyone! Don’t miss the Holiday Bowl Big Bay Balloon Parade Downtown, San Diego’s premier Holiday Parade.

Alpine Parade of Lights 12/6 6:30 pm

Coronado Parade 12/6 6 pm

Chula Vista Starlight Parade 12/7 5 pm

Encinitas Holiday Parade 12/7 5:30 pm

Escondido Jaycees Parade 12/14 9:30 am

Fallbrook Parade 12/7 5 pm

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade 12/15 12 – 5 pm

La Jolla Parade 12/8 1:30 pm

Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade 12/14 6 pm

North Park Toyland Parade 12/8 11 am

Ocean Beach Holiday Parade 12/7 5:05 pm

Oceanside Parade of Lights 12/14 7 pm

SD Bay Parade of Lights 12/8 & 12/15 5 pm

SD Holiday Bowl Parade 12/26 10 am

Dressed Up for the Holidays

Botanic Wonderland (SD Botanic Garden) 12/3 – 8, 12/1 – 15, 12/17 – 12/23, 12/26 – 30

Holidays at LEGOland 11/23 – 11/31

Hotel del Coronado 11/22 – 1/5

Jungle Bells (SD Zoo) 12/13 – 1/5

North Pole Limited (SD Railway Museum) 11/29 – 12/21 (Fri & Sat)

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration 11/23 – 1/5

Seas ‘n’ Greetings (Birch Aquarium) 12/1 – 12/31

Holiday Happenings

The sights and sounds of the communities come to life with holiday cheer this December. Lots of fun things to do and see, to get you in the holiday mood. From Coronado to Vista, there is something for everyone!

Alpine Snow Festival 12/7 6:30- 9 pm

Bates Nut Farm Christmas in the Valley 12/13 3 – 8 pm, 12/14 9 am – 3 pm

Balboa Park December Nights 12/6 3 -11 pm, 12/7 12 – 11 pm

Chula Vista Children’s Faire 12/1 2 – 5 pm

Coaster Holiday Express 12/7- 8, 12/14 -15 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

Coronado Open House at Ferry Landing 12/6 3:20 – 8 pm

Del Mar Santa by the Sea 12/8 3 – 5 pm

Escondido Winter Wonderland Festival 12/7 3 pm

Escondido Holiday Festival 12/14 11 am – 7 pm

Fallbrook Brunch with Santa 12/15 10 – 1 pm

Gaslamp Pancakes & Pajamas 12/14 9 am – 1 pm

La Jolla Hanukkah Happening at JCC 12/15 11 am – 2 pm

La Jolla Holiday Festival 12/8 11 am – 1 pm

La Mesa Holiday in the Village 12/13-14 5 – 9 pm

Little Italy Tree Lighting 12/7 4 – 8 pm

North Park Festival 12/8 10 am – 3 pm

Old Town Las Posadas 12/14 12 – 8 pm

Poway Christmas in the Park 12/14 3:30 – 8:30 pm

Ramona Tree Lighting 12/7 5 – 8 pm

SD Chanukah Festival 12/8 10 am – 2 pm

San Marcos Santa Village 12/7 1 – 7 pm

South Park Holiday Walkabout 12/7 5:30 pm

SoNo Fest 12/1 11 am – 5 pm

Santee Santa at the Lakes 12/8 10 am – 3 pm

Vista Winterfest 12/8 2 – 7 pm

December Calendar of Events

Skating by the Sea at the Hotel Del

This spectacular ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn.

Location: The Hotel Del, Coronado

Info: www.hoteldel.com/activities/skating

11/22 – 1/5 Various Times

Toys for Tots Drive

Make this a special holiday season for an underprivileged boy or girl by donating a new, unwrapped toy.

Location: Various Locations Around the County

Info: www.toysfortots.org

11/14 – 12/18 Various Times

San Diego BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

Unlimited pours of craft beer from regional breweries and cider houses, as well as access to dozens of BBQ vendors.

Location: Liberty Station NTC Park

Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/san-diego-bbq-beer-festival-tickets-64244800929

12/7 12 – 5 pm

Jingle Bell Run

Kick off your holidays by helping others! Run or walk a 5K route with your team members, and celebrate the season by giving.

Location: Liberty Station NTC Park

Info: www.arthritis.org

12/7 8 am

STEAM Maker Festival

Showcasing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics in fun and exciting ways!

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds

Info: wwwsansmf.org

12/7 10 am – 3 pm

National Funding Holiday Bowl

5K Run/Walk

The 25th annual 5k Run/Walk at the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade, along the beautiful waterfront! Stay for the post-race party!

Location: Harbor Dr. and Ash St.

Info: www.holidaybowl.com/events/parade/5k-run

12/26 2:45 pm

The Holiday Bowl

Don’t miss America’s Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event showcases a thrilling matchup of Pac-12 and Big Ten teams.

Location: SDCCU Stadium

Info: www.holidaybowl.com

12/27 5 pm kickoff

Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve Gala

Ring in 2020 at one of the hottest New Year’s Eve parties in the country!

Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Info: www.bignightsandiego.com

12/31-1/1/20 9 pm – 2 am

Mad Hatter Ball

This year’s family friendly Mad Hatter’s New Year’s Ball will be sure to knock your socks off as you tumble down the rabbit hole. The clock will strike twice at this shindig!

Location: The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

Info: www.facebook.com/events/392368764771742

12/31 – 1/1/20 6:30 pm – 12:30 am