We’re in full-swing with the holidays here in San Diego County — so much to do and see and explore during Christmastime!
California Ballet Company presents “The Nutcracker” at the San Diego Civic Theatre with the San Diego Symphony happening Dec. 14 through 23, 2018.
California Ballet also presents special 60 minute performances for families with very young children. These shows are at 2 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21.
When: Now until Dec. 23
Where: San Diego Civic Theatre | 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego
Cost: $25 – 95
Noel Noel – San Diego Symphony’s Holiday Concert
The San Diego Symphony invites you to make Copley Symphony Hall your home for the holidays at our annual “Noel Noel” concert. Broadway star Bryonha Marie Parham and choirs will fill the hall with joy in traditional favorites like “Carol of the Bells, ” “Silent Night” and “Sleigh Ride.” Sing your own heart out with the symphony during the audience-sing-along and visit with the North Pole’s most famous resident!
When: Dec 15, 21 and 22
Where: San Diego Symphony | 1245 Seventh Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $10 – 90
San Diego Santa Run 5K and 1 Mile Race
The San Diego Santa Run is a holiday experience like none other in San Diego! The event will consist of a series of runs that will take place on Garnet Ave featuring a 5K fun run and 1 mile run waves that include run with your dog, kids run, and a competitive wave. Come out in your finest (or ugliest) Christmas attire as you take part in this one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Then stick around to watch the annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade!
When: Sat., Dec. 15 | 8:30am – 1pm
Where: Garnet Ave. and Bayard St., San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: $15 – 50
Pacific Beach Holiday Parade
Join one of San Diego’s oldest holiday parades. Parade route starts on Garnet Ave and Haines street and goes down to Bayard. Come enjoy this free family friendly holiday event!
When: Sat, Dec. 15 | 1 – 3pm
Where: Garnet Ave and Haines St to Bayard.
Special Spreckels Organ Concert
To honor members of the Spreckels Organ Society and salute the 104th anniversary of the great Spreckels Organ, Raúl Prieto Ramírez will play a special concert at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 14. The concert will be free to the public, and members will be especially welcomed with free coffee or hot chocolate upon presentation of their valid membership card.
Musical selections will include the “audience choice” favorites of the past year: selections that Raúl has presented that were chosen for repeat performance by pavilion audiences.
When: Friday, Dec. 14 | 6pm
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilian, Balboa Park | San Diego, CA
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. The parade proceeds from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Pier at Cesar Chavez Park and the Ferry Landing in Coronado.
When: Sunday, Dec. 16 | 5 – 7pm
Where: San Diego Bay
Enchanted Village at Noah Homes
Celebrate the holidays at Enchanted Village: A brand new festival of trees & lights in San Diego! Imagine walking at dusk in the cool of a December evening surrounded by brilliantly lit trees, magical cottages, live performers, “snow”, interactive exhibits and more to entertain guests of all ages on our beautiful 8-acre community.
When: Dec. 14 – 23 | 4 – 8pm
Where: Noah Homes | 12526 Campo Road, San Diego, CA 91978
Cost: $9 – 15
Holiday Petting Zoo
This free, holiday-themed petting zoo presented by the Berry Good Food Foundation and Farmer Jack will set up its little paddock on the patio at Liberty Public Market. Bring the kids and take family selfies with baby goats, donkeys and other fuzzy friends.
When: Sat, Dec. 15 | 11am – 4pm
Where: Liberty Public Market | 2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, Ca