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San Diego County Events for December 22 – 24

Squeeze in a couple more Christmastime activities here in San Diego County before actual Christmas Day!

San Diego county events this weekendBoardwalk Craft Market

The Boardwalk Craft Market – a juried show with crafts created and by San Diego County artists – is held every Saturday morning (through Christmas) at Old Poway Park. Artists are on-hand to answer questions about their work.

When: Saturday, Dec. 23 | 8am – 2pm
Where: 14134 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064
Cost: Free
More information: Boardwalk Craft Market


Seas ‘n’ Greetings

The magic of the holidays meets the magic of the underwater world at Birch Aquarium during Seas ‘n’ Greetings, a month-long holiday celebration featuring SEAsonal activities for the whole family.

From December 1 to 31, Birch Aquarium  is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Deck the Hall (of Fishes) and get into the holiday spirit every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and check the schedule for special appearances by Scuba Santa as well as themed animal encounters, a scavenger hunt, and fun photo opportunities. On Saturdays and Sundays, things are even more festive with live music and two daily dive shows. The schedule changes daily, so check the calendar for details. All Seas ‘n’ Greetings activities are included with admission.

When: Dec. 1 – 31 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Birch Aquarium | 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost: Free with admission ($14 – $18.50)
More information: aquarium.ucsd.edu/experiences/events/seas-n-greetings


Holiday Nights at Bernardo Winery

For an entire week, December 18th to the 23rd, the winery is open til 9pm, lit up with twinkling lights and full of Holiday fun! Come enjoy an evening of old fashioned Christmas at the winery. An Annual Holiday Event in North County San Diego!

  • Tasting room and outdoor wine bar open
  • Multiple Food trucks every night
  • Winery Village shops open late for holiday shopping
  • Even more!

When: Dec. 18 – 23 | 10am – 9pm
Where: Bernardo Winery | 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128
Cost: Free
More information: bernardowinery.com/calendar-of-events/holiday-nights-at-bernardo-winery-december-11th-14th-4-830pm


Ice skating at Poway ICE Arena

Bundle up in warm clothes and go enjoy a public skate session for all ages and skating levels at Poway Ice Arena. The whole family can do this activity together as a fun and novel way to get some exercise. There are additional public skate sessions offered Weds.-Sun. Check here for more days and times.

When: every Friday at 1:45pm to 4:30pm
Where: Poway Ice Arena | 2455 Kerran St., San Diego, Ca
Cost:  $12 admission; $3 skate rentals
More information: redtri.com/socal/go-ice-skating-at-poway-ice-arena


Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanic Garden

After the sun goes down in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland – Southern California Style! More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora of this fantastic 37-acre urban oasis each evening for a magical holiday experience. Bring the family and enjoy the Garden at night as the lights illuminate several spectacular Garden areas.

There is no Garden of Lights on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

When:  Dec 2, 2017 – Dec 30 | 5 – 9pm
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Dr., San Diego, Ca
Cost: $10 – $15
More information: www.sdbgarden.org/lights


If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for December 1 – 3, 2017

As expected, this first weekend of December is all about the holiday season and the coming of Christmas. Find a festival or holiday activity near you!

San Diego county events this weekend

Encinitas Holiday Parade

For the 60th year, Encinitas will kick off the holiday season at the 2017 Encinitas Holiday Parade, presented by Lazy Acres Natural Market on Saturday, December 2.  Thousands of people will be on floats, on foot, in cars, and marching in bands while tens of thousands cheer them along the Parade route along Coast Highway 101.  The nighttime parade theme for 2017 is “Celebrating the Arts!” 

When: Saturday, Dec. 2 | 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where: S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us


Winter Wonderland Festival

Every year, the Center brings the North Pole to the heart of Escondido.  Children will have the chance to meet Santa, play in real snow, decorate Christmas cookies, see live reindeer, enjoy holiday-themed entertainers, and more!

When: Saturday, Dec. 2 | 3 – 8pm
Where: Lyric Court, California Center for the Arts,340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
Cost: Free
More information: Winter Wonderland Festival


La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival

Come to the La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival on this Sunday. There will be entertainment, a kids’ zone, educational exhibits, and photos with Santa.

When: Sunday, Dec. 3 | 1:30 – 5pm
Where: La Jolla Recreation Center | 615 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost: Free
More information: www.facebook.com/ljparade2014


Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village: San Diego

San Diego’s Little Italy will kick-off this holiday season with festive family fun at the 19th Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village. Families, friends and neighbors will experience Little Italy’s Christmas magic and will be able to enjoy the community’s festive décor, seasonal vendors, live music and entertainment, horse carriage rides, holiday treats, a tree lighting, a visit from Santa, and more!

When: Saturday, Dec. 2 | 4 – 8pm
Where: Little Italy, San Diego, California 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.facebook.com/events/901784976643186


Holiday Concert with Community Chorus: Santee

Bring family and friends to a free toe-tapping concert of favorite holiday songs at the Santee Library.

When: Sunday, Dec. 3 | 3 – 4 pm
Where: Santee Branch Library | 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd #17, Santee, CA 92071
Cost: Free
More information: www.sdcl.org/locations_SN


Santa by the Sea & Tree Lighting: Del Mar

From the Del Mar Village Association:

  • “Free Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus *Bring Your Own Camera!
  • Live Music by the Original Dickens Carolers
  • Bring Packaged Gift Donations to Benefit the Children of the Ronald McDonald House Sponsored by L’Auberge Del Mar
  • Holiday Passport Program
  • Letters to Santa Workshop
  • Make Your Own Rad Hatter Holiday Hats Sponsored by the Del Mar Foundation Young Del Mar Committee
  • Holiday Treats and Refreshments from local Del Mar Village Restaurants
  • Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at 5PM

When: Sunday, Dec. 3 | 3pm
Where: Located at NW Corner of Camino Del Mar & 15th Street, Del Mar
Cost: Free
More information: visitdelmarvillage.com/santa-by-the-sea


If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for October 6 – 8

There’s much to do in San Diego County this Friday through Sunday!

San Diego county events this weekendSan Diego Film Festival

The San Diego Intl Film Festival is our region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent festival circuit. SDiFF offers a totally unique film experience; including world premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers.

When: October 4 – 8, 2017
Where: See website
Cost: See website
More information: sdfilmfest.com


12th Annual La Mesa Park Appreciation Day

 

La Mesa Park Appreciation Day flyer

Come clean up MacArthur Park, then enjoy a BBQ and games for those who helped!

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 | 8am – 12pm
Where: MacArthur Park | 4975 Memorial Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/409/Events-Activities


La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

This two-day, free and family-friendly celebration boasts a footprint of over ½ mile and an expansive collection of over 150 incredible juried artists from around the globe. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival features something for everyone, from dazzling roving entertainment, to a gourmet marketplace serving scrumptious bites, a free family art center, silent auction and more.

When: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 7 & 8 | 10am
Where: La Jolla, Girard Ave., La Jolla, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.ljawf.com/visitors


South Park Fall Walkabout

The South Park Fall Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled evening festival that showcases all the unique and independent businesses within South Park. Enjoy complimentary treats, live entertainment and special offers!

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 | 6pm
Where: South Park Neighborhood, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.southparksd.com/walkabout


Maker Faire San Diego

Maker Faire San Diego is a hands-on visual feast of invention and creativity and a celebration of the Maker movement. Balboa Park hosts this celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, and the Do-It-Yourself mindset. It’s for innovative, creative people who like to tinker and love to create, and also for those curious minds who want to see what new and innovative things are just around the corner.

When: Saturday & Sunday, Oct 7 & 8 | 10am
Where: Balboa Park (Visitors Center) | 1549 El Prado , San Diego
Cost: $7 – $38
More information: www.balboapark.org


Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

The 13th annual Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is a two-day eclectic, beachside festival that will include a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations.

Festivities kick off Friday at noon with the Oktoberstretch yoga festival, beer garden, live music and games.

When: Friday, Oct. 6, 12pm | Saturday, Oct. 7, 9am
Where: Newport Avenue and Abbott Street, San Diego, CA 92107
Cost: Free – $5
More information: oboktoberfest.com


If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego County Events for January 27 – 29

This weekend’s roundup in San Diego County: golf, a cultural festival, home improvement show, and boats. Come to San Diego to check them out!

San Diego county events this weekendFarmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines

Now happening: the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Along with golf, there will be four days of activities happening around the course. All tickets include access to tournament grounds and common areas and events.

When: Thursday – Sunday, Jan. 26 – 29 | Gates open at 7am
Where: Torrey Pines Golf Course | 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA
Cost: Grounds tickets: $15-$35 daily; free to active-duty and retired military members, reservists and their dependents with valid military ID and dependents ID
More information: farmersinsuranceopen.com


Home Improvement Show

This event is perfect for home owners and home sellers! Working on some home improvement projects around the house? Get inspired at this three-day Home Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds featuring products and services offered by local businesses.

When: Friday, Jan 27, 10am – 5pm | Saturday, Jan 28, 10am – 6pm | Sunday, Jan 29, 10am – 5pm
Where: O’Brien Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free admission; parking is $13
More information: hstrial-showsusa.homestead.com


12th Annual Tet Festival

Celebrate the annual Vietnamese New Year celebration in Mira Mesa this weekend! The one-of-a-kind festival features free entertainment, lion dancing, music, carnival rides, authentic Vietnamese food and more.

When: Friday, Jan 27, 5 – 10pm | Saturday, Jan 28, 11am – 10pm | Sunday, Jan 29, 11am – 9pm
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park | 8575 New Salem St., Mira Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
More information: 12th Annual Tet Festival


San Diego Sunroad Boat Show

This annual show features dozens of boats, including yachts, kayaks and sailboats, along with the opportunity to check out the boats, accessories and supplies.

When: Friday, Jan 27, 12 – 6pm | Saturday & Sunday, Jan 28 & 29, 10am – 6pm
Where: Sunroad Marina | 955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $13, free for children 12 and under
More information: bigbayboatshow.com

San Diego County Events for December 23 – 25

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Enjoy your time with family and friends, celebrating the reason for the season — but in case you have some time to spare in San Diego, there are a few events around the San Diego County area. front door Christmas

Must-See Christmas Light Displays

Take a drive sometime this weekend to check out fantastic Christmas light displays in nearby neighborhoods! NBC San Diego has a great list here: Must-See Christmas Light Displays


Seas ‘N’ Greetings

The holiday magic meets the magic of the underwater world at Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Birch Aquarium this Saturday. Throughout the day, walk through a winter wonderland, featuring festive decorations, music and ocean science activities. Don’t miss Santa as you have never seen him before: underwater!

When: Satufday, Dec. 24 | 9am
Where: Birch Aquarium | 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost: Tickets start at $14
More information: aquarium.ucsd.edu/events/2016/seas-n-greetings


Skate & Celebrate – Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Celebration

The celebration will include ice skating to traditional Hanukkah music, a ceremonial menorah lighting and of course, traditional sufganiyot, or jelly doughnuts, eaten on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

When: Saturday, Dec. 24 | 6pm
Where: Arts District Liberty Station | 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost: Free – $15
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2016/dec/24/skate-celebrate-hanukkah-menorah-li/?et=71805


Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Party At Second Chance Beer Co.

Join Second Chance Beer Company for the Annual Ugly Holiday Sweater party!

When: Friday, Dec. 23 | 6pm
Where: Second Chance Beer Company | 15378 Avenue of Science #222, San Diego, CA 92128
Cost: Free
More information: www.secondchancebeer.com


Holiday Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn Downtown San Diego or Balboa Park into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure over the Holidays.  Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour.  Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

When: Friday, Dec. 23 | 10am
Where: Downtown San Diego or Balboa Park
Cost: $9 – $20 | Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code SANTA16
More information: www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/things-to-do

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San Diego County Events for January 8 – 10

San Diego County has plenty of fun events, family activities, and free things to do this weekend! Stop by and enjoy Poway’s free Winter Festival, the San Diego Home Show, the soundON Festival of Modern Music, and much more in the next few days!

San Diego county events this weekendPoway Winter Festival

Experience the magic and charm of winter like never before! Join Poway for Winter Festival on Friday, January 8 from 5:00-9:00pm and Saturday, January 9 from 3:30-8:30pm at Poway Community Park. Feel snow between your fingers while sledding down the snow hill; smell roasting marshmallows as you devour delicious s’mores; experience the wind in your hair skating around the synthetic ice rink; and peruse a variety of vendors and their sensational products. Lights will twinkle, as music sets the tone and laughter fills the air. The Winter Festival brings to life all of the charm and entertainment of a cold-mountain town, set right in Poway.

When: Friday, Jan. 8, 5 – 9pm and Saturday, Jan. 9, 3:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Poway Community Park | 13094 Civic Center Dr., Poway, CA
Cost: Free
More information: ca-poway.civicplus.com


San Diego Spring Home Show

At the Home Show, their goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement – whether it’s a minor renovation or a major remodel.

The show will feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. The Home Show is for Everything For In And Around Your Home.

When: January 8, 9 & 10, 2016 | Friday – 11am-8pm, Saturday – 10am-8pm, Sunday – 10am-6pm
Where: San Diego Convention Center | 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.homeshowsandiego.com


Sesame Street and a HBO Free Day

Cookie Monster and his friends are coming to San Diego! Bring your kids by the New Children’s Museum Saturday for a free museum day to promote new episodes of Sesame Street on HBO. There will be activities for the little ones and a performance by the Sesame Street Muppets, in addition to more fun.

When: Saturday, Jan. 9 | 9am
Where: The New Children’s Museum | 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.thinkplaycreate.org/sites/default/files/artwork/images/Sesame-Street-and-HBO-FREE-Museum-Day.png


2016 soundON Festival of Modern Music

The 2016 soundON Festival of Modern Music: APOCALYPSE AND TRANSFIGURATION. Replete with evocative and powerful imagery, classic Jewish and Christian apocalypses (the most well-known being the first century Apocalypse of John or Book of Revelation) portray an imminent end of history, and are characterized by descriptions of a supernatural world and the fate of the dead. Yet many were written to comfort and encourage a people in crisis, and thus in a sense are documents of hope, pointing to an ultimate transfiguration of existence.

When: Thursday, Jan. 7 – Sunday, Jan. 10 2016
Where: Athenaeum Music and Arts Library | 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Cost: $10 – $70 | See website for specifics
More information: sandiegonewmusic.com/2016-soundON


CRY Kite Festival 2016

CRY San Diego’s Color the Sky Kite Festival is back for the second time on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m.. Join us and hundreds of others in beautiful Coronado. There will be live music, Indian food and snacks, Desi kites, and more.

When: Saturday, Jan. 9 | 1pm
Where: Tidelands Park | 2000 Mullinix Dr, Coronado, CA 92118
Cost: $7 – $12
More information: https://www.portofsandiego.org/coronado-tidelands-park.html


California Native Plant Society Old Town Garden Party

What Germinated in December in the Old Town Native Plant Landscape?

Partners in Grime will see what plants came up in December. Then they will grub the bad and nurture the good. The good ones are plants that were here when Europeans arrived. The bad ones are the others! Bring sun protection water, gloves, and.tools, or share ours.

When: Saturday, Jan. 9 | 1 – 3pm
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park | 4002 Wallace St., San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2016/jan/09/california-native-plant-society-old-town-garden-pa

San Diego County Events for October 9 – 11

Are you in San Diego this weekend? Enjoy Oktoberfests, Del Mar’s International Horse Show, and festivals now through Sunday!

San Diego county events this weekendDel Mar International Horse Show

One of southern California’s best horse show venues, the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego county is hosting the Del Mar International Horse Show. It is two weeks of world-class competition, equestrian athletes, and the finest internationally recognized horses.

When: Oct. 7 – 18
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $10; parking is free
More information: Del Mar International Horse Show


2015 Ocean Beach Oktoberfest Festival

Where better to pair the beach with beer, than in San Diego county? At the Ocean Beach Oktoberfest Festival, you’ll enjoy one of San Diego’s beaches, while also enjoying one of San Diego’s favorite past-times.

The festival will put on two days of entertainment, with: live music, an oceanfront beer garden, the annual Brat Trot runs, contests, and more activities. Come enjoy the German festival on the southern California beach!

When: Friday, Oct. 9, 4:20pm – 11pm and Saturday, Oct. 10, 9am – 10pm
Where: Newport Avenue & Abbott Street, San Diego, CA 92107
Cost: $5 for two-day beer garden entry
More information: Ocean Beach Oktoberfest


La Jolla Art and Wine Festival

Art from more than 150 artists will be on display at La Jolla’s Art and Wine Festival. Along with the art, enjoy the beautiful view and a wine and craft beer garden. Money raised will go towards San Diego-based pediatric brain cancer research.

When: Saturday, Oct. 10, 10am – 7pm and Sunday, Oct. 11, 10am – 6pm
Where: Girard Avenue in La Jolla
Cost: Free
More information: www.ljawf.com


Oktoberfest in El Cajon

Come and enjoy authentic German food, such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage and a variety of German pastries. We offer a great selection of German beers and liquors, and soft drinks and water, to enjoy with your friends and family!

When: Oct. 2 – 11 | Various times
Where: 1017 South Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
Cost: $5; under 21 and military free
More information: www.oktoberfestelcajon.com


Little Italy’s FESTA!

Little Italy’s FESTA celebrates Italian culture and tradition. FESTA! highlights include:  Italian food served al fresco, music on 3 stages, cooking demonstrations, Gesso Italiano (Italian Chalk) chalk art painting, Italian Motorsports Show featuring classic cars and bikes, fun for the kids, and a bocce ball tournament.

When: Sunday, Oct. 11 |  10am – 6pm
Where: Streets of Little Italy, San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: Little Italy’s FESTA!