Events from December 02, 2022

  • From December 02, 2022 6:00 pm until December 02, 2022 8:00 pm
    At Categories: FREE, Holiday, Parades
    FREE Coronado Holiday Parade. 6–8 pm. From the Ferry Landing, down Orange Ave., to the Hotel del Coronado. www.coronadochamber.com
  • From December 02, 2022 4:30 pm until December 02, 2022 9:00 pm
    At 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA Categories: Parent's/Kid's Night Out
    Kids Night Out. Kids, grades 1-5, enjoy a themed night of games, crafts, movies and more. 4:30–9 pm. $10–$20. Mickey Cafagna Community Center, 13094 Civic Center Dr. www.poway.org
  • From December 02, 2022 8:00 am until December 02, 2022 10:00 pm
    At 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Concert
    Mariachi Sol de Mexico: A Merry-Achi Christmas. Traditional carols played by a mariachi band. 8 pm. Starting at $40.50. Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave. www.sandiegotheatres.org
  • From December 02, 2022 6:00 am until December 02, 2022 9:00 pm
    At Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Tree Lighting Celebration. Santa’s arrival, a light show, magical snowfall and more. 6–9 pm. The Forum Carlsbad, 1905 Calle Barcelona. www.theforumcarlsbad.com
  • On December 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 2022
    At 750 Depot St, Campo, CA 91906, USA Categories: Holiday, Train Rides
    North Pole Limited. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and Christmas music as you head to the North Pole to pick up Santa. Fridays & Saturdays through Dec. 17, 5 & 7 pm. Starting at $38. Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, 750 Depot St., Campo. www.psrm.org
  • On December 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 2022
    At 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, USA Categories: Holiday
    Wild Winter Nocturnal. Animal encounters, crafts, Santa and more. Tonight, Dec. 9 & 16, 5–7:15 pm. $30 (includes 4 people). Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Rd., Rancho Santa Fe. www.animalcenter.org
  • On December 02, 2022
    At 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Balboa Park December Nights. Lights, sounds, attractions and amazing food. Today, 3–11 pm & tomorrow, 11 am–11 pm. www.sandiego.gov/december-nights
  • On December 02, 2022
    At 750 Depot St, Campo, CA 91906, USA Categories: Holiday, Train Rides
    North Pole Limited. Hot chocolate, cookies and Christmas music as you head to the North Pole to pick up Santa. Fridays & Saturdays through Dec. 17, 5 & 7 pm. Starting at $25. Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, 750 Depot St., Campo. www.psrm.org
  • On December 02, 2022
    At Categories: Holiday
    Pine Valley Camp Christmas. Lights and sounds of Christmas, H2O on the Glow dancing water show, bounce houses and more. Dec. 2–4, 9–11 & 16–23, 5:30–9 pm. $10–$17; under 4 free. 8668 Pine Creek Rd. www.pinevalleycampchristmas.com
  • On December 02, 2022
    At 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110, USA Categories: Sporting Events
    San Diego Gulls Home Games. Tonight, tomorrow, Dec. 14, 16, 17 & 28. Pechanga Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. Tickets: www.sandiegogulls.com
  • On December 02, 2022
    At 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083, USA Categories: Holiday
    Holiday Lights at AGSEM. Fridays & Saturdays through Dec. 17, 5–8 pm. $3–$5; 5 & under free. Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista. www.agsem.com
  • On December 02, 2022
    At 4425 CA-78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070, USA Categories: Holiday
    Fort Cross Christmas Celebration of Light. A walk-thru light display with seven different lighted and musical scenes. Fridays & Saturdays in December. $25. 4425 Hwy. 78, Santa Ysabel. www.fortcross.com
  • On December 02, 2022
    At 4545 La Jolla Village Dr Suite e-25, San Diego, CA 92122, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    Magical Moments at Westfield UTC. Glistening snowfall, holiday lights, snow globe characters and more. Today, tomorrow, Dec. 9 & 10, 5–8 pm. 4545 La Jolla Village Dr. www.westfield.com
  • On December 02, 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 02, 2022
    At Categories: Holiday, Concert
    Christmas Concert. Tonight, 7 pm & tomorrow, 2 pm. $30–$60. Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside. www.sanluisrey.org
  • On December 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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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