Bring the family down to San Diego County to celebrate the holiday season with any one of these great Christmas events!
Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 38th consecutive year. Attendees will learn more about the cultural value of Balboa Park and kick-off the holiday season. Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 pm both evenings.
When: Friday, Dec. 4, 3 – 11pm | Saturday, Dec. 5, 12 – 11pm
Where: Balboa Park
Cost: Free with entrance fee
More information: www.balboapark.org/decembernights
La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival
Spread some holiday cheer at the Annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival in downtown La Jolla. The event includes marching bands, floats, equestrian units, vintage automobiles and an appearance by Santa Claus. The theme for this year’s parade is “100 Years of Holiday Cheer”.
When: Sunday, Dec. 6 | 1:30 – 5pm
Where: Girard Avenue & Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
More information: www.ljparade.com
Encinitas Holiday Parade
Thousands of people will be on floats and in bands with tens of thousands more cheering them on as the Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101.
When: Saturday, Dec. 5, 5 – 7:30pm
Where: Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
More information: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park
Holiday Wonderland is back at Petco Park for the second year and it’s bigger and better than ever. Be transported through a spectacular holiday wonderland full of fun for the entire family for 12 nights in December. There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than to walk through magical lighting displays themed around some of the holiday’s most iconic scenes, ride the polar express, take a picture with Santa or gather around a 40′ tree.
When: Dec. 4-6, 11-13, and 18-23
Where: PETCO Park | 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Adult – $15 Child – $10 Kids Under 3 – Free
More information: sandiego.padres.mlb.com/sd/ticketing/holiday.jsp