Events from December 03, 2022

  • From December 03, 2022 5:30 pm until December 03, 2022 6:00 pm
    At 1499 Venice St, San Diego, CA 92107, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday, Parades
    FREE Ocean Beach Holiday Parade. 5:05 pm. Newport Ave. www.obtowncouncil.org
  • From December 03, 2022 5:00 pm until December 03, 2022 9:00 pm
    At Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Ramona Christmas Tree Lighting. Carolers, kids crafts and more. 5–9 pm; tree lighting, 7 pm. 645 Main St. www.ramonaevents.com
  • From December 03, 2022 5:00 pm until December 03, 2022 8:00 pm
    At Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009, USA Categories: Holiday
    Holiday at the Rancho. Experience a classic holiday setting. 5–8 pm. $10; 3 & under free. Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Ln., Carlsbad. https://carrillo-ranch.org
  • From December 03, 2022 5:00 pm until December 03, 2022 8:00 pm
    At Fallbrook, CA 92028, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Fallbrook Christmas Parade. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” theme with lighted floats, Santa Claus and more. 5–8 pm. Downtown Fallbrook. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
  • From December 03, 2022 5:00 pm until December 03, 2022 7:00 pm
    At N El Camino Real & Mountain Vista Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Encinitas Holiday Parade. “Classic Encinitas” theme. Tree lighting and Santa, 5 pm; parade, 5:30 pm. S. Coast Hwy. 101 from D St. to J St. www.encinitasca.gov
  • From December 03, 2022 4:00 pm until December 03, 2022 8:00 pm
    At Little Italy, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village. 10-ft. tall nutcrackers, holiday tree displays and more. 4–8 pm; tree lighting, 6:30 pm. Piazza della Famiglia. www.littleitalysd.com
  • From December 03, 2022 3:00 pm until December 03, 2022 7:30 pm
    At Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Spirit of Christmas. Children’s activities, Santa and more. 3–7:30 pm; tree lighting, 5 pm. Maine Ave., Lakeside. www.lakesidechamber.org
  • From December 03, 2022 1:00 pm until December 03, 2022 7:00 pm
    At 3 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA 92069, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Tree Lighting in San Marcos. Crafts, activities and more. 1–7 pm; tree lighting, 5:35 pm. San Marcos Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Dr. www.san-marcos.net
  • From December 03, 2022 12:00 pm until December 03, 2022 9:00 pm
    At La Mesa, CA, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Holiday in the Village. Live music, selfies with Santa, kids’ area and more. 12–9 pm. La Mesa Blvd., between Spring St. & 4th St. www.lamesavillageassociation.org
  • From December 03, 2022 12:00 pm until December 03, 2022 3:00 pm
    At 2226 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Holiday Fun at Village Walk at EastLake. Photos with Santa, a coloring book from Santa’s elf and a train ride. 12–3 pm. 884 Eastlake Pkwy., Chula Vista. www.shopvillagewalk.com
  • From December 03, 2022 12:00 pm until December 03, 2022 3:00 pm
    At 878 Eastlake Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91914, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Santa Arrives on the Holiday Express Train. Train rides, crafts and more. 12–3 pm. Village Walk at Eastlake, 884 Eastlake Pkwy., Chula Vista. www.shopvillagewalk.com
  • From December 03, 2022 10:00 am until December 03, 2022 2:00 pm
    At Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Categories: Holiday, Reading
    Children’s Holiday Book Fair. Go “Wild About Reading” with San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Press & Warwick’s. Meet animal ambassadors, watch Dr. Dolittle shows, giveaways and more. Dec. 3, 10 am–2 pm. $30. Merrill Lynch Bldg. Courtyard, 7825 Fay Ave., La Jolla. www.warwicks.com/event/wild-about-reading-2022
  • On December 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 2022
    At Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Concert
    Night of Christmas! This Christmas spectacular features classic carols, live fireworks, a symphony orchestra, breathtaking aerialists, captivating storytelling, and many more festive surprises. Dec. 3, 4 & 8 pm. Starting at $10. All ticket proceeds from the event will be donated toward We See You San Diego, and Solutions for Change. The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, 222. Marina Park Way. www.theshell.org
  • On December 03, 2022
    At Del Mar, CA 92014, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Holiday Event at Flowerhill Promenade. Photos with Santa, real snow, crafts and more. Today & tomorrow, 11 am–3 pm. 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar. www.flowerhill.com
  • On December 03, 2022
    At 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA Categories: Theatre
    Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man, Jr.” A bold, brassy show that will have the whole town talking as Harold Hill makes his way into River city with his “seventy-six trombones” ready. Dec. 3, 2 & 7 & Dec. 4, 1 & 6 pm. $10. Holy Family Center for Performances, 15542 Pomerado Rd. Tickets: www.showtix4u.com/event-details/67603
  • On December 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 2022
    At 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, USA Categories: Holiday
    Wild Winter. Animal encounters, crafts, Santa and more. Today, tomorrow, Dec. 10 & 17, 9 am–1 pm. $60 (includes 4 people). Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Rd., Rancho Santa Fe. www.animalcenter.org
  • On December 03, 2022
    At Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Winter Wonderlights. A festive light show and magical snowfall. Fridays & Saturdays through Dec. 17, 5–8 pm. The Forum Carlsbad, 1905 Calle Barcelona. www.theforumcarlsbad.com
  • On December 03, 2022
    At 1800 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: STEM
    Makers Arcade Holiday Fair. A game zone for adults and kids, “make & take” station and more. Today & tomorrow, 10 am–5 pm. $7, includes a make & take holiday wreath. Port of San Diego, Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Dr. www.makersarcade.com
  • On December 03, 2022
    At 15602 Olde Hwy 80, El Cajon, CA 92021, USA Categories: Street Festivals
    FREE Antique & Craft Fair. Crafts, collectables, antiques and more. Today & tomorrow, 9 am–3 pm. Summers Past Farms, 15602 Olde Hwy. 80, Flinn Springs. www.summerspastfarms.com
  • On December 03, 2022
    At 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Categories: Holiday, Movies
    Holiday Movies on the Beach. Tonight: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Dec. 10: “Jingle All the Way,” Dec. 17: “Home Alone,” & Dec. 31: “Top Gun: Maverick.” 7:30 pm. $25. Del Beach, 1500 Orange Ave. Reservations: www.hoteldel.com
  • On December 03, 2022
    At 3725 Paseo Pl, San Diego, CA 92130, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE December Nights at One Paseo. A winter wonderland with snow cascading from the rooftops. Fridays & Saturdays, 5–7 pm. Through Dec. 24. 3725 Paseo Pl. www.onepaseo.com
  • On December 03, 2022
    At Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Santa Visits the Forum. Saturdays & Sundays through Dec. 18, 1–5 pm. The Forum Carlsbad, 1905 Calle Barcelona. www.theforumcarlsbad.com
  • On December 03, 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 03, 2022
    At Ingraham St, San Diego, CA 92109, USA Categories: Holiday
    Holiday on Crystal Pier. 8 am–5 pm. 4500 Ocean Blvd. Details: www.pacificbeach.org
  • On December 03, 2022
    At 341 S Kalmia St, Escondido, CA 92025, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Grinch Meet & Greet. Saturdays through Dec. 17, 3–6 pm. Westfield North County, 272 E. Via Rancho Pkwy., Escondido. www.westfield.com
  • On December 03, 2022
    At 2811 Washington St, Julian, CA 92036, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Santa Claus at Town Hall. Saturdays & Sundays through Dec. 18, 12–4 pm. 2129 Main St. Julian. www.visitjulian.com
  • On December 03, 2022
    At Categories: Holiday, Movies
    Rooftop Cinema Club: “The Polar Express.” Tonight, Dec. 11 & 18. Starting at $11.75. Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Pl. Full Schedule: www.rooftopcinemaclub.com
  • On December 03, 2022
    At Del Mar, CA 92014, USA Categories: Walk, Race, Holiday
    The Red Nose Run. 5K or 3K dog friendly run & walk on Del Mar beach. 11:30 am–2:30 pm. Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center, 1658 Coast Blvd. www.visitdelmarvillage.com 
  • On December 03, 2022
    At Categories: Holiday
    Holiday Sights and Festive Nights Tour. Sing-along caroling with elf conductors while viewing festive holiday sights. Dec. 3–24 & 26–30. $25–$30; 3 & under free. 4010 Twiggs St. www.trolleytours.com
  • On December 03, 2022
    At 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Categories: Special Events
    Sunset Scripps Pier Walk. Hands-on science stations, dissect a squid, learn about local shark research and more. Today, tomorrow, Dec. 10 &11. $25–$30. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. Advance reservations required: www.aquarium.ucsd.edu
  • On December 03, 2022
    At Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Holiday, Concert
    Night of Christmas!  This Christmas spectacular features classic carols, live fireworks, a symphony orchestra, breathtaking aerialists, captivating storytelling, and many more festive surprises. Dec. 3, 4 & 8 pm. Starting at $10. All ticket proceeds from the event will be donated toward We See You San Diego, and Solutions for Change. The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, 222. Marina Park Way. www.theshell.org
  • On December 03, 2022
    At Del Mar, CA 92014, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Holiday Event at Flowerhill Promenade. Photos with Santa, real snow, crafts and more. Today & tomorrow, 11 am–3 pm. 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar. www.flowerhill.com
  • On December 03, 2022
    At 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    Northern Lights. The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will be transformed into a fantasy of light. After sunset enjoy tunnels of twinkling lights, LED Christmas trees and light shows. Dec. 3 kick-off event will have real snow, face painting, kid's crafts, food trucks, Santa and more. Free. Dec. 3–Jan. 2. 340 N. Escondido Blvd. www.artcenter.org
  • On December 03, 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 03, 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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