Local Events: December 2016

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Bobby Lee

Enjoy an evening of laughter with Bobby Lee.

Date: Dec 1 – Dec 3, 2016

Time: refer to website

Price: $22

Location: The American Comedy Company

818 B 6th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

619-795-3858 email: info@americancomedyco.com


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 2 – Dec 3, 2016

Time: refer to website

Price: Free

Location: Balboa Park
House of Hospitality
San Diego, CA 92101


Coronado Christmas 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.

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! 

Date: Dec 2, 2016

Time: Parade begins at 6:00PM

Price: Free

Location: Coronado Ferry Landing

1201 1st Street
Coronado, CA 92118



Festival of Christmas

This year’s Festival of Christmas is set in San Diego’s “Little Italy” district. The year is 1949 and the sleepy little town is going through big changes.

Date: Dec 2 – Dec 24, 2016

Time: refer to website

Price: $24-$78

Location: Lamb’s Players
1142 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118


Jewels of the Season: Holidays at the Timken

Glittering gems, swirls of colors, elaborate filigree, whimsical designs – it’s the Jewels of the Season: Holidays at the Timken with the Schlappi Collection of Hord and Schlappi ornaments that have adorned the Timken Museum of Art holiday tree since 1988, and this season the display will be greatly expanded.

Date: Dec 2 – Dec 31, 2016

Time: Friday, December 2, 2016 – 10:30am to Saturday, December 31, 2016 – 4:30pm

Price: refer to website

Location: Timken Museum of Art
1500 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101


Mariachi Sol de Mexico’s MERRY-ACHI CHRISTMAS

Mariachi Sol de Mexico has played to sold out halls from New York’s Lincoln Center to Vina del Mar in Chile, to four U.S. Presidents, in the soundtracks of the silver screen in Glory Road and Seabiscuit, and now at San Diego’s own historic Balboa Theatre!

Date: Dec 2, 2016

Time: 8:00pm

Price: Tickets start at $25

Location: Historic Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101



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 2, 2016 

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Price: $25-$40

Location: Powerhouse Park

1670 Coast Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014


2016 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 4, 2016 

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Price: Free Admission
Chili Bowl and 5 Tastings – $20

Location: Thorn & 32nd Streets in North Park
San Diego, CA 92104


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 4, 2016 

Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Price: Free

Location: Girard Avenue & Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037


The Grill Craft Beer Dinner Series

The Beer Dinner Series at The Grill is an intimate family-style dinner which features pairings from a featured California brewery. The Grill’s Chef de Cuisine and beer enthusiast, Kyle Wiegand, constructs an inventive menu consisting of locally-grown ingredients specially prepared to complement each hand selected brew.

Date: Dec 7, 2016 

Time: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Price: $75

Location: The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037


Holiday Celebration with Laser Light Show & Santa

Holiday celebration with a laser light show set to music and falling snow, carolers, refreshments, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Toys for Tots campaign, and performances by local schools.

Date: Dec 7, 2016 

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


Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

During Jungle Bells, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Guests enjoy lighted animal sculptures, live animal presentations, festive music, holiday treats, storytelling, and, of course, Santa Claus.

Date: Dec 9, 2016 – Jan 2, 2017 

Time: refer to website

Price: Free with admission

Location: San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA 92101



It’s the holly jolliest show of the year! The San Diego Padres presents Jingle the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus’ popular holiday show at the festive Balboa Theatre. 

Date: Dec 10 – Dec 11, 2016

Time: Saturday, December 10 – 8:00p &
Sunday, December 11 – 3:00p

Price: Tickets start at $27

Location: Historic Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


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 10, 2016 

Time: 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Price: free

Location: Old Poway Park

14134 Midland Rd
Poway, CA 92064


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 10, 2016 

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Price: Free

Location: 1215 El Carmel Place
San Diego, CA 92109


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.

Date: Dec 10, 2016 

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Price: Free

Location: Oceanside Harbor
Oceanside, CA 92054


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 11 – Dec 18, 2016 

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Price: Free

Location: refer to website


An American Christmas at THE US GRANT Hotel

Step inside the Presidential Ballroom of THE US GRANT HOTEL and you are back in 1916 for a memorable Christmas feast and celebration!

Date: Dec 14 – Dec 24, 2016

Time: 6:30pm nightly

Price: $113-$174

Location: THE US GRANT

326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101


Christmas Day Dinner

On Christmas Day, the oceanfront Ballroom and the magnificent Crown Room will feature traditional holiday buffet dinners decked with all the trimmings.

Date: Dec 25, 2016 

Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Price: $45-$105

Location: Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118


Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade

America’s Largest Balloon Parade! Marching bands, floats, drill teams and giant balloons parade down San Diego’s beautiful waterfront in celebration of the Holiday Bowl.

Date: Dec 27, 2016 

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Price: Grandstand seats – $20 Street-side Viewing – Free

Location: Waterfront Park

1600 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92101


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 29, 2016 – Jan 2, 2017 

Time: refer to website

Price: $8-$12

Location: San Diego Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101


Jim Brickman

Piano sensation Jim Brickman brings you the songs, sounds and stories of the season with Comfort & Joy, the 2016 Holiday tour.

Date: Dec 30, 2016

Time: 7:30PM

Price: Tickets start at $32.50

Location: Historic Balboa Theatre
868 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


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, 2016 

Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Price: Included with admission

Location: LEGOLAND California
Carlsbad, CA 92008


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