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.
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
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