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Deck the season with all things merry and bright using our calendar filled with the biggest and most dazzling holiday events and attractions around town!

Still looking for November events? See our roundup of November festivities here.

Dec 1  |  Dec 7  |  Dec 14  |  Dec 21  |  Dec 28  |  Camps

Ongoing Holiday Events

Ice Skating at Viejas Casino & Resort. Celebrate the sights and sounds of the season at Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink! Visit website for hours. Through Jan. 26. $15-$17 per 90-minute session. Viejas Outlet Center, 5005 Willows Rd., Alpine. www.viejas.com

FREE Family Christmas Tree Farm. You are sure to find the perfect tree at this family-owned, 10-acre farm where you can choose and cut your own Monterey Pine or pick from fresh-cut Noble, Douglas and Grand Fir trees. Also includes farm animal encounters and hay rides for kids. Through Dec. 23, 9 am-9 pm. 300 Pepper Dr., El Cajon. www.familychristmastreefarm.com

North Pole Limited. All aboard for carols, sweet treats and a visit with Santa! Fri. & Sat., through Dec. 21, 5 & 7 pm. For tickets, visit website. Campo Railroad Park & Museum, 750 Depot St. www.psrm.org

“Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show.” This riotous Dickens mash-up is filled with music and laughs – all set in “wintery” San Diego. Through Dec. 24; visit website for show schedule and tickets. Old Globe Theatre, Balboa Park.

Cygnet Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol.” Through Dec. 29; visit website for show schedule and tickets. Also, don’t miss Family Day Dec.1 from 1-2 pm before the matinee performance. Includes cookie decorating, free hot chocolate, a coloring station, a Santa visit and special activities. A theatre ticket is not required to attend this free event. 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town.

FREE Beachside Winter Wonder at Belmont Park. Be dazzled by 10- to 15-foot-tall holiday-themed sculptures, be entertained by live carolers (through Dec. 29. Fri., 6-9 pm; Sat. & Sun., 2-5 pm), have your photos taken with Santa for free (through Dec. 22. Fri.-Sun., 4-8 pm), donate to a toy drive and experience Illuminated Winter Nights when the sculptures come to life and light the night! Weekends, Dec. 1- Jan. 5. 3148 Mission Blvd., San Diego. www.belmontpark.com/winterwonder2019

Seas ‘n’ Greetings. This month-long holiday celebration features SEAsonal activities that are sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Dec. 1-Dec. 31; visit website for schedule of activities. Included with admission. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu

City Ballet of San Diego’s “The Nutcracker.” Don’t miss this classic, Victorian-era story of the adventures of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Herr Drosselmeyer and the Sugar Plum Fairy, told through a magical theatrical experience featuring Tchaikovsky’s famous score. Fri.-Sun., Dec. 6-Dec. 22; visit website for show times. $34-$93; Use discount code: Family for $10 off ticket price. Spreckels Theater, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego. www.cityballet.org

“Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” Through Dec. 29; visit website for schedule and tickets. Also, check out a sensory-friendly performance on Dec. 14 at 10:30 am, plus a free Grinch sensory-friendly AXIS event featuring a concert and sensory workshop, starting at 9 am. Balboa Park. www.theoldglobe.org

FREE Holiday Fun at Village Walk at EastLake. Dec. 7, don’t miss the Holiday Family Festival from noon-3 pm featuring magic tricks and hand-blown balloon creations by Santa’s elves, the Holiday Express Train, a wooden star ornament craft for ages 12 & under, musical entertainment, a Santa visit and a magical snowfall experience (noon, 1 & 2 pm Dec. 7; nightly, Dec. 7-Dec. 24, 6 & 7 pm). Also, see a giant, illuminated snow globe Dec. 8 & Dec. 15 from 4-6 pm. 878 Eastlake Pkwy., Chula Vista.  

Enchanted Village by Noah Homes. Explore more than 3 acres of holiday sights and sounds! Featuring hundreds of giant candy canes, a forest of Christmas trees, Candy Land, nightly appearances by Santa, a sled run with real snow and more. Dec. 13-15 & Dec. 20-22, 4:30-8 pm. Tickets start at $9.99. 12526 Campo Rd., Spring Valley. www.enchantedvillage.org

Alpine Wonderland at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Featuring a tree lighting ceremony Dec. 1 at 5:30 pm, performances by holiday choirs on select days, a Santa visit on Dec. 14, Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 15 and more. 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs. www.pstramway.com

sunday  |  December 1

Ice Skating at Viejas Casino & Resort. Celebrate the sights and sounds of the season at Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink! Visit website for hours. Through Jan. 26. $15-$17 per 90-minute session. Viejas Outlet Center, 5005 Willows Rd., Alpine. www.viejas.com

Cygnet Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol.” Through Dec. 29; visit website for show schedule and tickets. Don’t miss Family Day, Dec.1 from 1-2 pm before the matinee performance. Includes cookie decorating, free hot chocolate, a coloring station, a Santa visit and special activities. A theatre ticket is not required to attend this free event. 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. www.cygnettheatre.org.

Seas ‘n’ Greetings. This month-long holiday celebration features SEAsonal activities that are sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Dec. 1- 31; visit website for schedule of activities. Included with admission. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu.

FREE Beachside Winter Wonder at Belmont Park. Be dazzled by 10- to 15-foot-tall holiday-themed sculptures, be entertained by live carolers (through Dec. 29. Fri., 6-9 pm; Sat. & Sun., 2-5 pm), have your photos taken with Santa for free (through Dec. 22. Fri.-Sun., 4-8 pm), donate to a toy drive and experience Illuminated Winter Nights when the sculptures come to life and light the night! Weekends, Dec. 1-Jan. 5. 3148 Mission Blvd., San Diego. www.belmontpark.com/winterwonder2019

Alpine Wonderland at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Featuring a tree lighting ceremony Dec. 1 at 5:30 pm, performances by holiday choirs on select days, a Santa visit on Dec. 14, Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 15 and more. 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs.

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Frosty Farm. See Ongoing Events.

“Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show.” This riotous Dickens mash-up is filled with music and laughs – all set in “wintery” San Diego. Through Dec. 24; visit website for show schedule and tickets. Old Globe Theatre, Balboa Park.

Skating by the Sea. Skate on a beachfront ice rink that offers amazing views of the Pacific. Through Jan. 5; visit website for hours. $30-$35. Benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego. Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. www.hoteldel.com

Holidays by the Bay. Seaport Village offers a string of ongoing holiday merriment, from daily live music and stilt walkers (Sat. & Sun., Dec.1-Dec. 22, noon-4 pm) to pop carolers (Sat. & Sun., Dec. 1-Dec. 22, 4-7 pm) and a live snow globe (Dec. 8 & 15, 12:30-4:30 pm). Also, visit Santa’s Workshop featuring photos with Santa, the Seaport Creation Station, the Seaport Cinema that screens holiday movies and cartoon shorts, and more. 849 W. Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. www.seaportvillage.com


tuesday |  3

Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station. Through Jan. 5, 10 am-10 pm (except Christmas). $13-$15 includes skate rental and helmets. Net proceeds benefit the Thriving After Cancer program in the Rady Children’s Hospital’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. www.radychildrensicerink.org

friday  |  6

North Pole Limited. All aboard for carols, sweet treats and a visit with Santa! Fri. & Sat., through Dec. 21, 5 & 7 pm. For tickets, visit website. Campo Railroad Park & Museum, 750 Depot St. www.psrm.org

City Ballet of San Diego’s “The Nutcracker.” Don’t miss this classic, Victorian-era story of the adventures of Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Herr Drosselmeyer and the Sugar Plum Fairy, told through a magical theatrical experience featuring Tchaikovsky’s famous score. Fri.-Sun., Dec. 6-22; visit website for show times. $34-$93; Use discount code: Family for $10 off ticket price. Spreckels Theater, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego. www.cityballet.org

St. Nick at Night. Cookie decorating, beautiful lights, animal encounters, hot cocoa, a craft and a group story time with Santa. Dec. 6, 13 & 20, 5-6 & 6:15-7:15 pm. For fees, visit website. Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Rd., Rancho Santa Fe. Register at www.animalcenter.org/programs-services/education/frosty-farm   

FREE The Del’s Winter Wonderland. See thousands of sparkling lights and festive decorations, decorate cookies, make ornaments, send letters to Santa and meet The Del’s resident ice princess, Krystal. Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 11, 13-14 & 20-31, 5-9 pm. Hotel del Coronado’s Garden Patio, 1500 Orange Ave. www.hoteldel.com 

saturday  |  7

Julian’s Country Christmas. Experience an old-fashioned celebration all month long and make wonderful memories with the family. Start by visiting Santa Dec. 7 & 8 at Julian Town Hall, from noon-4 pm. Pose for photos, make sure to let him know you’ve been nice this year, and receive a candy cane! www.juliancountrychristmas.com

FREE Holiday Fun at Village Walk at EastLake. Dec. 7, don’t miss the Holiday Family Festival from noon-3 pm featuring magic tricks and hand-blown balloon creations by Santa’s elves, the Holiday Express Train, a wooden star ornament craft for ages 12 & under, musical entertainment, a Santa visit and a magical snowfall experience (noon, 1 & 2 pm Dec. 7; nightly, Dec. 7-Dec. 24, 6 & 7 pm). Also, see a giant, illuminated snow globe Dec. 8 & 15 from 4-6 pm. 878 Eastlake Pkwy., Chula Vista.  www.shopvillagewalk.com

FREE Free Activities at Renaissance Village Academy. Christmas ornament craft. Dec. 7, 2:30-5:30 pm. 10625 Scripps Ranch Blvd. Ste. A. www.rvaschool.org

City Ballet of San Diego’s “The Nutcracker.” See Featured Events. Dec. 6-Dec. 22; visit website for show times. $34-$93; Use discount code: Family for $10 off ticket price. Spreckels Theater, 121 Broadway, downtown San Diego. www.cityballet.org.

sunday  |  8

Parade of Lights Dinner at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Get a majestic view of the Parade of Lights from the Museum’s historic steam ferry boat, Berkeley, located along Star of India wharf. A sumptuous dinner will be served and no-host bar will be open from 5-8 pm. $25-$60; advance reservations recommended. 1492 N. Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. www.sdmaritime.org

Julian’s Country Christmas. Experience an old-fashioned celebration all month long and make wonderful memories with the family. Start by visiting Santa Dec. 7 & 8 at Julian Town Hall, from noon-4 pm. Pose for photos, make sure to let him know you’ve been nice this year, and receive a candy cane! www.juliancountrychristmas.com

FREE Holiday Fun at Village Walk at EastLake. See Ongoing Events.

FREE Beachside Winter Wonder at Belmont Park. See Ongoing Events.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. New offerings include the all-new ice skating spectacular, Winter Wonderland on Ice, the Sesame Street Christmas Village, the 140-foot Tunnel of Lights and Cirque Christmas. Also, experience holiday favorites like Rudolph’s Christmastown, Santa’s Cottage, the iconic 320-foot Skytower Tree of Lights and more. Through Jan. 5; visit website for hours and admission. Interstate 5, exit SeaWorld Dr., San Diego. www.seaworldsandiego.com
 
FREE San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. See approximately 80 boats lavishly decorated for this year’s theme, “Comic-Con on the Bay.” Parade starts at Shelter Island and proceeds to Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, the Pier at Cesar Chavez Park, and ends at the Ferry Landing in Coronado. Dec. 8 & 15, 5 pm. www.sdparadeoflights.org

tuesday  |  10

FREE Winter Wonderland at The Grand. Holiday character story time and appearances, Christmas carolers, carousel and ferris wheel rides, ice skating and shopping. Through Jan. 1; visit website for hours. Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., San Diego. www.granddelmar.com/resort/winter-wonderland

wednesday  |  11

Sensory-Friendly Performance of “A Christmas Carol.” Cygnet Theatre presents this performance specially designed for children and adults with sensory processing disorders, autism or other developmental or cognitive disabilities. 10:30 am. $10; tickets available through group sales. Contact Virginia Rivera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 619-574-0059, ext. 124. 4040 Twiggs St., San Diego. www.cygnettheatre.org

friday  |  13

Enchanted Village by Noah Homes. Explore more than 3 acres of holiday sights and sounds! Featuring hundreds of giant candy canes, a forest of Christmas trees, Candy Land, nightly appearances by Santa, a sled run with real snow and more. Dec. 13-15 & 20-22, 4:30-8 pm. Tickets start at $9.99. 12526 Campo Rd., Spring Valley.

Traditions of Christmas – Remixed!” This Christmas musical extravaganza has been redesigned, retooled and remixed to include exciting new songs and dance numbers, scenic designs and lighting that will surely boost your holiday spirit! Dec. 13 & 20, 7 pm; Dec. 14 & 21, 2 & 7 pm; Dec. 15 &  22, 4 pm. $30-$35. Lincoln Performing Arts Center, 4777 Imperial Ave., San Diego. www.cytsandiego.org

St. Nick at Night. Cookie decorating, beautiful lights, animal encounters, hot cocoa, a craft and a group story time with Santa. Dec. 13 & 20, 5-6 & 6:15-7:15 pm. For fees, visit website. Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Rd., Rancho Santa Fe. Register at www.animalcenter.org/programs-services/education/frosty-farm

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Journey to the magical Land of the Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Dec. 13 & 20, 7 pm; Dec. 14 & 21, 2 & 7 pm; Dec. 15 & 22, 2 pm. $15-$20. Casa del Prado Theater, Balboa Park. www.sdcyb.org  

Holidays at LEGOLAND. Feel the LEGO cheer with live entertainment, festive décor and the world’s largest LEGO Christmas tree through Dec. 31; visit website for hours and admission. LEGOLAND California Resort, Carlsbad. www.legoland.com

saturday  |  14

Gingerbread Decorating Day


FREE Wake Up Santa! Wake Santa Claus from his slumber with a huge dose of holiday cheer! Featuring kids’ crafts, train rides, free Santa photos, DJ dance parties, face painting, balloon art and other activities. 10 am-noon. Clairemont Town Square, 4821 Clairemont Dr., San Diego. www.clairemonttownsquare.com

Parent’s Nite Out at Elite Gymnastics Academy: The Grinch Who Stole Elite. Kids, ages 4 & up, have a great time with gymnastics, games and lots of play. Dec. 14, 6-10 pm. $20. Register online. 1817 John Towers Ave., El Cajon. www.elitegymnastics.com

The San Diego Ice Arena Presents “Christmas in Candyland.” Show times: Noon, 3:30 & 7 pm. General admission: $15 (bleacher seating). Call for tickets. 11048 Ice Skate Place, Mira Mesa. www.sdice.com; 858-530-1825, ext. 302.

Scripps Ballet Theatre & Scripps Performing Arts Academy Present “The Nutcracker.” Dec. 14 & 15, 2 pm at David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre (4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla) and Dec. 22 & 23` during the Nutcracker Holiday Tea at Fairmont Grand Del Mar (5300 Grand Del Mar Ct.). For tickets, visit www.scrippsperformingartsacademy.com/nutcracker or www.fairmont.com/san-diego/special-offers/holiday-offers/nutcracker-holiday-tea.

“Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” Sensory-friendly performance Dec. 14 at 10:30 am, plus a free Grinch sensory-friendly AXIS event featuring a concert and sensory workshop, starting at 9 am. For tickets and more info visit www.theoldglobe.org/sensory

Alpine Wonderland at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Performances by holiday choirs on select days, a Santa visit on Dec. 14, Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 15 and more. 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs. www.pstramway.com

FREE Pacific Beach Holiday Parade. Starts on Garnet Ave. & Haines St., and travels down to Bayard. 1-3 pm. www.pacificbeach.org

Breakfast with Santa in San Marcos. Enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and orange juice (or coffee), and have your picture taken with Santa. 7:30-11 am. $5. San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Dr. www.san-marcos.net

FREE Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade. This year’s theme: “A Quest for Christmas.” Parade travels south on Broadway, from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park. 9:30 am. www.escondidojaycees.org

FREE Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights. See festively decorated boats in the Oceanside Harbor. 7-9 pm. www.oceansideyc.net


Don’t forget to call to confirm dates, times and admission prices.

sunday  |  15

FREE Free Activities at Renaissance Village Academy. Make a dreidel. Dec. 15, 2:30-5:30 pm. 10625 Scripps Ranch Blvd. Ste. A. www.rvaschool.org.

Alpine Wonderland at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Performances by holiday choirs on select days. Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 15 and more. 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs. www.pstramway.com



FREE San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. See Dec. 8.

Parade of Lights Dinner at Maritime Museum of San Diego. See Dec. 8.

Enchanted Village by Noah Homes. See Ongoing Events.

“Noel Noel”: A Family Concert. In this short afternoon concert, the San Diego Symphony will perform holiday favorites alongside the San Diego Master Chorale, the San Diego Children’s Choir and North Pole’s most famous resident. 2 pm. $13-$28. Copley Symphony Hall, Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St., downtown San Diego. www.sandiegosymphony.org

friday  |  20

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

City Ballet of San Diego’s “The Nutcracker.” See Ongoing Events.

St. Nick at Night. Cookie decorating, beautiful lights, animal encounters, hot cocoa, a craft and a group story time with Santa. Dec. 20, 5-6 & 6:15-7:15 pm. For fees, visit website. Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Rd., Rancho Santa Fe. Register at www.animalcenter.org/programs-services/education/frosty-farm

North Pole Limited. See Ongoing Events.

Ice Skating at Viejas Casino & Resort. See Ongoing Events.

FREE Beachside Winter Wonder at Belmont Park. See Ongoing Events.

FREE Family Christmas Tree Farm. See Ongoing Events. 

Seas ‘n’ Greetings. See Ongoing Events.

Enchanted Village by Noah Homes. See Ongoing Events.

saturday  |  21

Winter Solstice

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” See Dec. 13.

City Ballet of San Diego’s “The Nutcracker.” See Ongoing Events.

North Pole Limited. See Ongoing Events.

Seas ‘n’ Greetings. See Ongoing Events.

Ice Skating at Viejas Casino & Resort. See Ongoing Events.

FREE Family Christmas Tree Farm. See Ongoing Events.

Enchanted Village by Noah Homes. See Ongoing Events.

Looking for festive light displays around San Diego County? Check out San Diego Family’s famous Map of Christmas Lights or pick up a copy of the December issue.

 

sunday  |  22

Hanukkah, Dec. 22-30


Seas ‘n’ Greetings. See Ongoing Events.

Cygnet Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol.” See Ongoing Events

FREE Beachside Winter Wonder at Belmont Park. See Dec. 1.

City Ballet of San Diego’s “The Nutcracker.” See Dec. 6.

Ice Skating at Viejas Casino & Resort. See Ongoing Events.

“Traditions of Christmas – Remixed!” See Dec. 13.

FREE Family Christmas Tree Farm. See Ongoing Events.

Enchanted Village by Noah Homes. See Ongoing Events.

tuesday  |  24

Christmas Eve

FREE Spend Christmas Eve at First United Methodist Church of San Diego. Two special services for families Dec. 24, 3 & 5 pm. Includes Christmas carols, the Christmas Story and candle lighting. 2111 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley. www.fumcsd.org

wednesday  |  25

Christmas Day

FREE Christmas Day Worship at First United Methodist Church of San Diego. Celebrate the birth of Christ at this service of carols, lessons, and a Christmas message in the light-filled sanctuary decorated with Poinsettias and greenery. Dec. 25, 9:50-11am. www.fumcsd.org

thursday  |  26

Kwanzaa, Dec. 26-Jan. 1

FREE Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade Presented by Hilton. See world-class marching bands, impressive floats and drill teams, and giant balloons in America’s largest balloon parade. 3 pm. www.holidaybowl.com

friday  |  27

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl. Enjoy a thrilling game featuring top teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences. Kickoff at 5 pm. Also, catch the Dexcom Pregame Party (free with your game ticket) that includes food trucks, live bands, face painting, photo booths, giveaways and more. 3-5 pm. SDCCU Stadium, Mission Valley. www.holidaybowl.com

“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage!” Dec. 27, 1:30 & 5 pm. Tickets start at $34. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown San Diego. www.sandiegotheatres.org/a-charlie-brown-christmaslive-on-stage.



FREE Beachside Winter Wonder at Belmont Park. See Ongoing Events.  

saturday  |  28

“A Magical Cirque Christmas!” Get ready to be spellbound courtesy of this new holiday production featuring dazzling performers and cirque artists from around the globe, accompanied favorite holiday tunes performed live. 7:30 pm. Visit website for tickets. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown San Diego. www.broadwaysd.com

Ice Skating at Viejas Casino & Resort. See Ongoing Events.

Menorah Lighting. Be part of this traditional ceremony to celebrate Hanukkah. Also includes live music, treats and kids’ crafts. 5:30-7 pm. Lighthouse District, Seaport Village, 849 W. Harbor Dr., downtown San Diego. www.seaportvillage.com

sunday  |  29

Cygnet Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol.” See Ongoing Events. Ends Dec. 29.

Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station. See Dec. 3.

Seas ‘n’ Greetings. See Ongoing Events.

FREE Beachside Winter Wonder at Belmont Park. See Ongoing Events.

tuesday  |  31

New Year’s Eve

Seas ‘n’ Greetings. See Ongoing Events.

Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station. See Dec. 3.

NOON Year’s Eve at Green Flash Brewing Co. Head to Green Flash Brewing in Mira Mesa for a kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31 from 10 am–1 pm. Enjoy entertainment, games, crafts, a dessert bar, face-painting, giveaways and a celebratory countdown at 12 pm, complete with a balloon drop and dance party! Adult guests receive a discount on Green Flash Beer. Buy tickets and learn about early bird admission prices (through 12/20) at www.facebook.com/events/662342367590866/. Use Code SDFAMILY for $5 OFF.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party at LEGOLAND California Resort. Rock into the New Year with LEGO characters, Jake and Emily, become judges in the new show, LEGOLAND’s Got Talent!, see a recreation of the famous Times Square ball drop with a giant LEGO brick falling 22 feet in the air (starts at 6 pm), and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display as the LEGO brick drops, welcoming in 2020! Visit www.legoland.com for schedule and admission.

New Year’s Eve Movie on the Beach. Snuggle with your loved ones on Del Beach as you watch Aladdin (2019) under the stars. Then stick around for the live New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop at 9 pm, followed by beach fireworks. Movie starts at 6:30 pm; doors open at 6 pm. General admission: $20 per Del Beach sand chair. Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. www.hoteldel.com

wednesday  |  1

Annual New Year's Day Pajama Party at Corvette Diner. Roll out of bed and into the Corvette Diner for the Annual New Year’s Day Pajama Party from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm.  All Guests who dine in pajamas will receive a $5 Gamers Garage Arcade card and have a chance to enter the pajama contest at 1 pm! Prizes will be awarded for most adorable individual, couple and family. In addition to the famous Corvette menu, Chef Daniel will be featuring breakfast specials such as his Breakfast Burrito and Chicken and Waffles for $11.99 each. Plus, parents will enjoy Mimosas and Bloody Marys for just $2.20. Call 619-542-1476 for more info. 



Don’t forget to call to confirm dates, times and admission prices.

Winter Camps

Poway Gymnastics Winter Day Camp. Crafts, open gym, Ninja courses, structured gymnastics and more. Drop off 8:30-9 am. Camp 9 am-3 pm. Dec. 23, 26-27, 30-31.www.powaygymnastics.com/camps.html

Media Arts Center Winter Camp. Youth ages 6-14 will learn cinematography, editing in iMovie or Final Cut Pro, stop motion, create storyboards, and use our Green Screen studio! A matinee of completed films are screened on the last day of camp in our independent movie theater, the Digital Gym Cinema. Nov. 25 - Jan. 17. http://digitalgym.org/camps.

San Diego Junior Theatre. Camp hours are from 9 am-3 pm, Monday-Friday. Campers will have four classes each day: acting, voice, dance, and a theater specialty topic. Campers will be split into teams based on the grade they are entering in the fall. It is not possible for campers to be placed on a team that is above their grade level. There are presentations for families on the last day of every camp session. Jan. 14 - Mar. 22. www.juniortheatre.com/classes

Helen Woodward Winter Critter Camp.
Kids will experience hands-on animal interactions with a variety of super cute critters! Each day also includes a craft, games, and other awesome activities. This camp is perfect for kids in Pre-K-6th grade. Extended care hours, hot lunch, discounts, and scholarships available. Dec. 12 - Jan. 3 www.animalcenter.org.

Little Fish Comic Book Studio. Dec. 26-27 and Jan. 2-3.
www.lilfish.us/camps

Photo courtesy of Balboa Park December Nights. Published Dec 2019.

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