Events from December 09, 2017

  • From December 09, 2017 11:00 am until December 09, 2017 3:00 pm
    At 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Museums, Galleries and Zoos, Holiday, Christmas
    Wear your PJs to a screening of this well-loved movie, meet a special visitor from the North Pole, make a holiday keepsake and participate in themed activities. $5-$11; ages 5 & under free.
  • From December 09, 2017 10:00 am until December 09, 2017 5:00 pm
    At 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Museums, Galleries and Zoos
    This new exhibit lets you explore the evolution of gaming, from arcade classics to iconic console-based games through today’s indie hits. Get the chance to play more than 100 games (no quarters needed)! Open daily; visit website for hours and admission.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109, USA Categories: Animals, Movies, Science
    Take an underwater dive to virtually swim with killer whales at SeaWorld courtesy of this film that uses VR (virtual reality) technology and stereoscopic 360-degree video. Showing daily; visit website for park hours and admission.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Theatre, Christmas
    The Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash! Enjoy songs like Santa for a Day, You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch and Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze), the delightful carol from the animated version. Nov. 4-Dec. 24; visit website for schedule. Tickets start at $24. Balboa Park. www.theoldglobe.org.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA Categories: Holiday
    Live entertainment, twinkling lights and festive cheer await guests during this annual celebration. Enjoy the nightly lighting of the park’s LEGO Christmas tree. Nov. 18-Jan. 1; visit website for hours and admission.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108 Categories: Community Activities, Holiday, Christmas
    Travel around the globe for the holidays as you view the largest display of traditional Chinese lanterns outside of China, inspired by international landscapes from all over the world. Also, check out Cirque du Soleil-level acrobatics, more than 35 carnival rides, international cuisine, shopping, games and holiday-themed activities. Through Jan. 7; visit website for complete schedule and tickets. www.globalwonderland.com.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Categories: Holiday, Outdoors
    Skate to your heart’s content on Hotel del Coronado’s outdoor ice rink that boasts breathtaking views of the Pacific and Coronado Beach. Nov. 23-Jan. 1; visit website for complete schedule. $30 includes skate rental. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish San Diego.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Categories: Museums, Galleries and Zoos, Holiday, Christmas
    The Birch Aquarium transforms into a wonderland full of SEAsonal activities for the family. Deck the Hall (of Fishes) and get into the holiday spirit with music, crafts and special appearances by Scuba Santa. Dec. 1-31, 9 am-5 pm. Visit website for admission. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA Categories: FREE, Christmas
    Experience this holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens' timeless tale. Enjoy original music, puppetry, live sound effects and more. Nov. 29-Dec. 24; visit website for schedule. www.cygnettheatre.com.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 12th St. and D Ave., National City, CA 91950 Categories: FREE, Holiday, Christmas
    Free family celebration in Kimball Park. Free ice-skating rink and a snow play area for the entire family. Stage performances, craft and food vendors, outdoor holiday movies, canned food drive and much more fun during this two-day event. www.nationalcityca.gov.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 12th St. and D Ave., National City, CA 91950 Categories: FREE, Walk, Race, Holiday, Christmas
    Also featuring a reindeer-themed photo booth, breakfast and photos with Santa, arts and crafts for kids, and other surprises. 9 am. Register at www.nationalcityca.gov/reindeerdash.
  • On December 09, 2017
    Enjoy lots of holiday cheer here: http://www.sandiegofamily.com/things-to-do/seasonal-happenings/1060-december-holiday-events-and-winter-camps#dec8
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, USA Categories: Animals, Holiday, Christmas
    Merry encounters with wintry animals and a holiday craft during a one-hour excursion, plus a round-up of activities including a meet and greet with Santa, photo ops with various critters, an elf obstacle course, cookie decorating, music and games. Dec. 2, 3, 9 & 10, 9 am-2:30 pm. $19.99 per child; $9.99 per adult. Register online. www.animalcenter.org.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 2875 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA Categories: Holiday, Skating, Christmas
    Rink open until Jan. 7, 10 am-10 pm (closed on Christmas Day). $12-$14 includes skates. Net proceeds benefit the Rady Children’s Hospital’s Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. www.radychildrensicerink.org. 
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 9737 Aero Dr #100, San Diego, CA 92123, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday, Christmas
    The Super Dentists celebrates their newest location in Kearny Mesa with a Winter Wonderland from noon-3 pm. Featuring pictures with Santa, food trucks, ice skating, cookie decorating, scavenger hunts and prizes. Live music and Christmas carolers will keep you in the holiday spirit. Jesse Lozano from STAR 94.1 will also be in attendance. Free admission. Before the afternoon celebration, come to The Super Dentists' Free Dental Day where the first 100 kids, ages 1-12, will receive treatments including cleanings, extractions and fillings from 7-11 am. 9737 Aero Dr. #100, San Diego. Details at www.thesuperdentists.com.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 4002 Wallace St., San Diego Categories: FREE, Holiday, Christmas
    Now in its 67th year in Old Town, the annual Las Posadas procession is a walking re-enactment of what is traditionally a 9-day event in Mexico depicting the biblical story of Mary and Joseph’s search for a birthplace for Jesus. Everyone is invited to join the candlelit procession, starting at 4:45 pm, and sing traditional holiday songs in both Spanish and English as the players go from inn to inn, symbolically asking for lodging. The 2017 event will mark the first year of an expanded celebration in the park with a day full of activities, crafts, choir and stage performances, traditional historic kids' crafts and more. Street performers and carolers will roam the park throughout the day leading up to the 4:45 pm gathering for the Las Posadas candlelit procession which will begin at 5 pm and culminate in front of Casa de Estudillo with a live nativity scene and musical performance. Following the procession, there will be a piñata for kids at the Wells Fargo Museum and a bonfire with complimentary hot chocolate, s'mores and caroling. The bonfire will be held every Saturday in December.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA, USA Categories: Walk, Race, Holiday, Christmas
    More than 3,000 Santas will take over Garnet Ave. in Pacific Beach for this annual event that consists of a 5K Run and one-mile runs: the Santa’s Little Helper Mile (for the festive pup), Santa’s Elves Mile (for kids) and the Speedy Mile (for competitive Santas). 5K starts at 10 am. $20-$50. Register online.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At La Mesa Village, CA 91942 Categories: FREE, Holiday, Christmas
    Festive fun including live music and dance, craft vendors, food and a kids' area with holiday movies and activities. Dec. 9, 10 am-10 pm and Dec. 10, 10 am-6 pm. Free admission.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA Categories: Holiday, Christmas
    Visit the San Diego Botanic Garden at night as 100,000 sparkling lights illuminate various areas. Also, entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides and snow for sledding (on select evenings), crafts, Santa visits (Dec. 2-23), a Nutcracker display and more. Dec. 2-23 & 26-30, 5-9 pm. $5-$20; additional fees for some activities. www.sdbgarden.org.
  • On December 09, 2017
    At 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Animals, Holiday, Christmas
    . Go wild at the San Diego Zoo’s annual celebration where guests are treated to seasonal decorations, animal experiences, costumed characters, live entertainment and more. See the Zoo aglow with holiday cheer and join activities that are sure to keep the whole family jolly. Today until Jan. 1; visit website for hours. Free with Zoo admission. Balboa Park. www.sandiegozoo.org.
  • From October 21, 2017 10:00 am until March 11, 2018 5:00 pm
    At 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Museums, Galleries and Zoos
    This educational exhibit for children explores the inventiveness and power of Frida Kahlo’s work. It is composed of multiple modules based on Kahlo’s life and Casa Azul, her residence in Mexico City that furnished an important part of her artistic identity. Opens Oct. 21. Included with admission.
  • From September 26, 2017 10:00 am until March 31, 2018 5:00 pm
    At 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Museums, Galleries and Zoos, Animals
    This interactive exhibit uncovers the complex and dynamic relationships between humans and animals over time and across cultures. Open daily, 10 am-5 pm. $6-$13; under 3 free.
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