It’s the last weekend and the last San Diego County events of 2017. Here’s to a wonderful year, with hopes and wishes for an even better 2018!
Holiday Food Truck Festival
Eat, drink, and be merry in Balboa Park when the Holiday Food Truck Festival returns for five festive days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Experience the park’s colorful seasonal light displays as you sample a wide assortment of gourmet dishes from a dozen popular San Diego-area food trucks. Free live music and dance performances in the Plaza de Panama will provide additional family-friendly fun.
When: December 26-30 | 2 – 7pm
Where: Plaza de Panama/El Prado walkway in Balboa Park, San Diego
More information: balboaparkconservancy.org/project/food-truck-friday
San Diego Tango Festival
The San Diego Tango Festival returns to town and offers you the option to dance into 2018 with a dance party that lasts for the entire night. Grab a partner and see how long you can stay on your feet.
When: Dec. 28 – Jan 1
Where: Wyndham Bayside | 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: www.sandiegotangofestival.com
Pajama Jam: Family New Year’s Party
On December 30, the Museum is kicking off their celebratory year with Pajama Jam, a new year’s party for the whole family.
One of their Honda Family Night Out events, this after-hours event provides families access to all three floors of the 50,000-square foot museum.
When: Saturday, Dec. 30 | 5:30pm
Where: The New Children’s Museum | 200 West Island Ave., San Diego
Cost: Children $15 (members), $25 general. Adults $25 (members), $35 general
More information: www.thinkplaycreate.org
San Diego International Auto Show
The San Diego International Auto Show features an incredible variety of new vehicles under one roof, including over 400 vehicles from 40 global manufacturers.
When: Fri – Sat, Dec. 29 – 30, 10am – 9pm | Sun, Dec. 31, 10am – 6pm | Mon, Jan. 1, 10am – 5pm
Where: San Diego Convention Center | 111 West Harbor Dr., San Diego
Cost: Free – $15
More information: www.visitsandiego.com
Global Winter Wonderland: Circus of Light
This 17-acre holiday festival is in San Diego for the first time ever this season, up and running at SDCCU Stadium through Jan. 7, 2018. The family-friendly international celebration features the largest display of traditional Chinese lanterns outside of China, plus acrobatics performances, carnival rides, holiday-themed activities, games, food and shopping. The little ones can even write letters to Santa Claus and visit sections like Toyland, Candyland and the North Pole. Global Winter Wonderland opens daily at either 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. but is closed on some dates.
When: Now through Jan 7, 2018 | opens at 4:30 or 5pm | Check this calendar for exact dates and times to plan your visit.
Where: SDCCU Stadium | 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $22 for adults and $19 for kids ages 4 to 12 or senior citizens age 62 and older
More information: www.globalwonderland.com/public/san-diego
More New Year’s Eve Events
The Patch has an extensive list of San Diego County happenings for the New Year here.
If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!
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