Another holiday weekend with plenty of events and activities in San Diego County, CA!
The La Mesa Village Association’s new event, Holiday in the Village, follows a long history of Christmas in the Village events. They will have fire pits, caroling, lots of events for kids, and craft vendors to get everyone in the mood of the season! Walk the streets of La Mesa’s historic downtown and enjoy live music and dance, cozy fires, craft vendors, food, and a kids’ area with holiday movies and activities.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10am – 10pm | Sunday, Dec. 10, 10am – 6pm
Where: La Mesa, CA
More information: www.lamesavillageassociation.org/events/holiday-in-the-village
Harbor Parade of Lights: Oceanside
Bring a blanket, some hot chocolate and pick a comfortable spot to watch this years Parade of Lights celebration in the quaint Oceanside Harbor. Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys will all be dressed-up in holiday swag and circling Oceanside Harbor enchanting onlookers along the harbor and at the neighboring restaurants. Many of the boats even feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd!
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 | 7pm
Where: Oceanside Harbor | 1540 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside CA
More information: www.oceansidewhalewatching.com
Holiday Dance 2017
When: Sunday, Dec. 10 | 5 – 8pm
Where: Junior Seau Beach Community Center | 300 North The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054
More information: www.oceansiderec.com
Christmas in the Park
Christmas tree lighting at 5:15 PM, followed by the arrival of Santa at 5:30 PM. Horse-drawn hay and pony rides, petting zoo, and face painting. Speeder rides, model trains, and live entertainment. Holiday sweets and warm dinner foods.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 | 3:30 – 8pm
Where: Old Poway Park | 14134 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064
More information: poway.org
Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station
Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary presents another holiday season of outdoor ice skating with support from SENTRE Inc., NBC 7 San Diego, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station and many friends of Rady Children’s.
All proceeds from this event benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s.
When: Now – Jan. 7, 2018
Where: Liberty Station | 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, California 92106
More information: www.radyfoundation.org/icerink
Dreidel Day with Literature Comes to Life
Join us for our second annual Dreidel Day! This year, Literature comes to Life will bring ‘The Runaway Latkes’ to life by letting the kids in the audience dress up and be part of the play! We will also play dreidel and eat snacks!
When: Sunday, Dec. 10 | 1pm
Where: Poway Branch Library | 13137 Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064
More information: www.sdcl.org/locations_PW
37th Annual PB Holiday Parade
This year marks the 37th Annual PB Holiday Parade! Please join us for this fun filled community event to celebrate the holidays together in Pacific Beach. There will be marching bands, local community groups, floats, businesses and dancing groups. To find out more info on how to get involved, please visit www.pacificbeach.org for an entry form! Anyone can participate! The parade route is on Garnet Ave from Haines to Bayard Streets.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 | 1pm
Where: Garnet Avenue, San Diego, California
More information: www.facebook.com/events/529949657355074
Annual Winter Concert
The first part of our concert will feature the seasonal favorite, Handel’s Messiah. Enjoy the beautiful and intricate melodies as performed by the Chorus and local professional solists. The second half of the program will include a variety of seasonal music. Regular concert-goers will know that there is always a surprise or two along with familiar carols and songs.
When: Sunday, Dec. 10 | 3pm
Where: College Avenue Baptist Church | 4747 College Ave., San Diego, CA
Cost: $17 – adults; $5 – children
More information: Annual Winter Concert
Liberty Station Hanukkah & Menorah Lighting
Celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with an early evening Menorah Lighting, music throughout the evening and much more. It’ll take place in Central Promenade between the ice rink and The Lot.
When: Tuesday, Dec. 12 | 5 – 7:30pm
Where: North Promenade, 2853 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA
More information: libertystation.com/events/salute-the-season/hanukkah-menorah-lighting
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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