December is full of holiday activities and events here in San Diego County — here are just a few of the things to do this weekend!
A Kimball Christmas & Holiday Celebration
National City’s 9th Annual “A Kimball Christmas and Holiday Celebration” at Kimball Park happens this weekend. This will be a weekend full of free, family, fun, including ice skating, community booths, community performances, special guest appearances, food and beverages for sale and more!
When: Friday – Sunday, Dec. 16 – 18 | 4 – 10pm
Where: Kimball Park | E 12th St, National City, CA 91950
More information: www.nationalcityca.gov
Garden of Lights
After the sun goes down in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland! More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora of this fantastic 37-acre urban oasis each evening from 5–9 p.m. for a magical holiday experience.
When: Dec. 3 – 23 and 26 – 30 | 5 – 9pm
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA
Cost: $5 – $20
More information: www.sdbgarden.org
2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar
Come and join the 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar in Imperial Beach. Free event to the community! Enjoy delicious food, fun music, kids zone and be part of the amazing raffles.
When: Saturday, Dec. 17 | 11am
Where: Portwood Pier Plaza | 10 Evergreen Ave, Imperial Beach, Ca 91932
More information: www.portofsandiego.org/portwood-pier-plaza
Parade of Lights
Festive lights illuminating the San Diego Bay can only mean one thing: the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is back – a holiday tradition upheld by the local boating community bulb for bulb, year after year. In its 45th year, the dazzling display of lights covering more than 80 boats can be seen from several prime locations along the waterfront route — from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village and Coronado’s Ferry Landing.
When: Sunday, Dec. 18 | 5pm
Where: Various locations in San Diego Bay
More information: sdparadeoflights.org
Grand Art Series: Holiday Mixer And Toy Drive
Join in the “Grand Art Series: Holiday Mixer and Toy Drive” on Friday, Dec 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Manchester Grand Hyatt’s Grand Lobby Bar. Bring a new, unwrapped, non-violent toy or gift card for free entrance to the event, and enjoy complimentary wine and 20 percent off the regular Grand Lobby Bar menu. Free parking with validation will be available for those attending, as well.
When: Friday, Dec. 16 | 6:30pm
Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt’s Grand Lobby Bar | 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: manchester.grand.hyatt.com
The Mar Dels Holiday Concert
Get in the spirit of the holidays with us at our free concert, featuring The Mar Dels! Join us in the courtyard and enjoy a special performance of holiday classics and pop hits!
When: Saturday, Dec. 17 | 6 – 8pm
Where: Grossmont Center | 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
More information: www.grossmontcenter.com/event/holiday-concert