Events from December 01, 2022

  • From December 01, 2022 8:00 pm until December 01, 2022 9:30 pm
    At 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025, USA Categories: Theatre, Holiday
    Holiday “In”. A swinging twist on holiday classics. 8–9:30 pm. $30-$50. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. www.artcenter.org
  • From December 01, 2022 7:30 pm until December 01, 2022 10:00 pm
    At 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025, USA Categories: Holiday, Concert
    “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.” 7:30 pm. Starting at $57. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. www.artcenter.org
  • On December 01, 2022
    At Categories: Special Events
    Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Walk through the “Jurassic World” gates, explore richly themed environments and encounter life-sized Velociraptors, a Brachiosaurus, and the most fearsome dinosaur of all, the might Tyrannosaurus rex. Oct. 21 through April. $24.50–$44.50. Westfield Mission Valley Mall, 1748 Camino Del Rio N. www.jurassicworldexhibition.com/sandiego
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Categories: Holiday, Skating
    Skating by the Sea. This spectacular beachfront ice rink features stunning views of the Pacific and benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego. Daily, Nov. 17 through Jan. 1. $40, includes skate rental. Visit website for times. Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. www.hoteldel.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Museums, Galleries and Zoos
    “Los Trompos.” Six colorfully woven, life-size spinning tops. Children team up to rotate the tops and climb inside for a spin. Daily, 9 am–4 pm; closed Tuesdays. Through January. $15; under 1 free. The New Children’s Museum, 200 W. Island Ave. www.thinkplaycreate.org
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Theatre, Holiday
    “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Who-ville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. Through Dec. 31. Balboa Park. Tickets and showtimes: www.theoldglobe.org
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 2052 Entertainment Cir, Chula Vista, CA 91911, USA Categories: Holiday, Amusement Parks
    A Very Furry Christmas Celebration. Sesame Place San Diego is transformed into a festive winter wonderland filled with holiday magic and surprises. Select dates through Jan. 8, 10 am–5 pm. 2054 Entertainment Cir., Chula Vista. Tickets: www.sesameplace.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109, USA Categories: Holiday
    SeaWorld Christmas Celebration. Stunning live shows, joyous entertainment and more. Daily through Jan. 8. SeaWorld, Interstate 5, exit SeaWorld Dr. Tickets: www.seaworldsandiego.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE “At First Light” Light Show Spectacular. Experience the magic as The Del’s historic pine trees are draped in a spectacular light show with festive holiday music and snow flurries. Nightly 11-minute show every 30 minutes, 5–9 pm. Through Jan, 1. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. www.hoteldel.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 2875 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA Categories: Holiday, Skating
    Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station. Daily, 10 am–10 pm. Through Jan. 8, (closed Nov. 24 & Dec. 25). $13–$15, includes skate rental and helmet. 2875 Dewey Rd. www.radyfoundation.org/icerink
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Frosted by the Sea. The Hotel Del’s red turrets are draped in thousands of sparkling lights with towering Christmas trees, snowy surprises and garlands galore. Through Jan. 1. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. www.hoteldel.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA Categories: Holiday
     “Lightscape.” The enchanting, after-dark, illuminated trail features eye-catching artistic installations that come alive with color, imagination and sound. Nov. 18–20, 23 & 25–17. Through Jan. 1, 5–8:30 pm. $18–$29; 2 & under free. San Diego Botanic Garden, Quail Gardens Dr. & Ecke Ranch Rd., Encinitas. www.sdbgarden.org/lightscape
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Theatre, Holiday
    “Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big San Diego Christmas Show.” Cheer on Ebenezer Scrooge’s rediscovery of the Christmas spirit in this riotous Dickens mash-up filled with music and laughter—all set in “wintery” San Diego. Through Dec. 24. The Old Globe, Balboa Park. Tickets and showtimes: www.theoldglobe.org
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA Categories: Holiday, Amusement Parks
    Holidays at LEGOLAND. LEGO Christmas tree, Holiday Light Show with falling “snow,” life-size LEGO Santa and more. Daily through Jan. 8. One LEGOLAND Dr., Carlsbad. Tickets: www.legoland.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 2201 S A St, Perris, CA 92570, USA Categories: Train Rides
    The Polar Express Train Ride. Relive the magic of the classic story with a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa where hot chocolate and cookies are served by dancing chefs. Select dates through Dec. 28. Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 S. A St., Perris. www.socalrailway.org
  • On December 01, 2022
    At Ingraham St, San Diego, CA 92109, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE PB Christmas Trees. Through Dec. 25. Mon.–Fri., 10 am–10 pm; Sat. & Sun., 8 am–10 pm. 870 Garnet Ave. www.pbchristmastreecountry.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Purdy Tree Farms. From tabletop trees to towering 16-ft. tall trees and everything in between, you’ll find the perfect tree for you. Daily through Dec. 24, 9 am–3 pm. Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. www.delmarfairgrounds.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Theatre
    “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The greatest novel of all time has quickly become one of the greatest plays in history. Through Dec. 4. Starting at $35. For ages 13+. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. www.broadwaysd.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Holiday
    Holiday Market at Petco Park. Magical lighting displays, Santa, holiday characters and more. Adults, $14; kids, $10. Select dates through Dec. 23, 4–10 pm. Gallagher Square. www.padres.com/holidaymarket
  • On December 01, 2022
    At Categories: Holiday
    FREE Pinery Christmas Trees. Mon.–Thur., 10 am–9 pm; Fri.–Sun., 9 am–9 pm. Mission Valley (1750 Camino Del Rio N.), Bonita (5354 Sweetwater Rd.), Del Mar Horsepark (14550 1/2 El Camino Real), Rancho Bernardo (13421 Highland Valley Rd.) & Murietta (off I-15 & Murietta Hot Springs Rd.) www.pinerychristmastrees.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 2811 Washington St, Julian, CA 92036, USA Categories: holiday teas
    Victorian Christmas Teas. Through Dec. 23 (closed Wed.), 11:30 am, 1 & 2:30 pm. $14.95–$36.95. Julian Tea and Cottage Arts, 2124 Third St., Julian. Reservations: https://juliantea.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Winter Wonder at Belmont Park. A million holiday lights, giant holiday sculptures, photo ops, live performances, character appearances and more. Through Jan. 1. 3146 Mission Blvd. www.belmontpark.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071, USA Categories: Holiday
    Lights at the Lakes. Drive through dazzling light displays set to music. Thursdays–Sundays, through Dec. 24. Starting at $30. Santee Lakes, 9310 Fanita Pkwy. www.santeelakes.com 
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 1017 S Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Family Christmas Tree Farm. Cut down your own Christmas tree, explore the mini hay maze and more. Daily, 10 am–9 pm. 300 Pepper Dr., El Cajon. www.familychristmastreefarm.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA Categories: Theatre, Holiday
    “A Christmas Carol.” Original music, live sound effects and creative stagecraft and puppetry. Select days through Dec. 24. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. www.cygnettheatre.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At Categories: Holiday, Skating
    Peltzer Ice Rink. 8,400 square feet of skating space. Through Jan. 1 (closed Dec. 25). Visit website for times. $12–$18; skate rental $2, helmet rental, $4. 39925 Calle Contento, Temecula. www.peltzerfarms.com
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 2201 S A St, Perris, CA 92570, USA Categories: Holiday, Train Rides
    The Polar Express Train Ride. A magical one-hour trip to meet Santa where hot chocolate and cookies are served by dancing chefs. Select dates through Dec. 28. Southern California Railway Museum, 2201 S. A St., Perris. www.socalrailway.org
  • On December 01, 2022
    At 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Science
    Take Apart by Studio X. Use tools to open and learn about the different components of everyday electronics and gadgets. Daily, 10 am–5 pm. $19.95–$24.95. Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park. www.fleetscience.org
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