Events from December 04, 2021

  • From December 04, 2021 5:30 pm until December 04, 2021 6:30 pm
    At Ingraham St, San Diego, CA 92109, USA Categories: FREE, Christmas
    Christmas on Crystal Pier. The Pier and Tree will be lit at sunset and decorated wreaths will be hung along the pier. Dec. 4, 5:30–6:30 pm. Pacific Beach. www.pacificbeach.org
  • From December 04, 2021 5:00 pm until December 04, 2021 7:00 pm
    At Fallbrook, CA 92028, USA Categories: FREE, Parades, Christmas
    FREE Fallbrook Christmas Parade: Miracle on Main. Lighted floats, marching bands, Santa Claus and more. 5–7 pm. Downtown on Main. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
  • From December 04, 2021 5:00 pm until December 04, 2021 8:00 pm
    At Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009, USA Categories: Holiday
    Holiday at the Rancho. Crafts, a plush snowball fight, snow hill slide, tree lighting (5:45 pm) and Rise of the Guardians (6 pm). 5–8 pm. $10; 3 & under free. Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying L.C. Ln., Carlsbad. www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec
  • From December 04, 2021 5:00 pm until December 04, 2021 8:00 pm
    At Categories: FREE, Christmas
    FREE Ramona Christmas Tree Lighting. Crafts, photos with Santa, caroling and more. Dec. 4, 5–8 pm. Old Town Ramona, between 6th & 8th Sts. www.ramonaevents.com
  • From December 04, 2021 5:00 pm until December 04, 2021 6:00 pm
    At N El Camino Real & Mountain Vista Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA Categories: FREE, Parades, Christmas
    FREE Encinitas Holiday Parade. Theme “Encinitas Rocks!” Tree lighting and Santa, 5 pm; parade, 5:30 pm. Coast Hwy. 101. www.encinitasparksandrec.com
  • From December 04, 2021 4:00 pm until December 04, 2021 8:00 pm
    At Little Italy, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: FREE, Christmas
    FREE Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village. Entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony (6:30 pm), a visit from Santa and more. 4–8 pm. India Street between W. Cedar and Grape St. www.littleitalysd.com
  • From December 04, 2021 1:00 pm until December 04, 2021 7:00 pm
    At 3 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA 92069, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Tree Lighting in San Marcos. Festive crafts, activities and ‘snow’ right after tree lighting (5:35 pm). 1–7 pm. San Marcos Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Dr. www.san-marcos.net
  • From December 04, 2021 12:00 pm until December 04, 2021 3:00 pm
    At 878 Eastlake Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91914, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Holiday Fun at Village Walk at Eastlake. Santa, train rides, holiday crafts and afternoon snowfalls. 12–3 pm. Snowfalls at 1, 2 & 3 pm. 878 Eastlake Pkwy., Chula Vista. www.shopvillagewalk.com
  • From December 04, 2021 12:00 pm until December 04, 2021 9:00 pm
    At La Mesa, CA, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Holiday in the Village. Carnival games, carolers, a kids area and more. 12–9 pm. La Mesa Blvd., between Spring St. & 4th St. www.lamesavillageassociation.org
  • From December 04, 2021 10:00 am until December 04, 2021 4:00 pm
    At 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: FREE, Film Festival
    FREE San Diego International Children’s Film Festival. Dozens of short films and animation from around the world. 10 am–4 pm. San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. www.childrensfilmsd.org
  • From December 04, 2021 7:30 am until December 04, 2021 11:00 am
    At 3 Civic Center Dr, San Marcos, CA 92069, USA Categories: Christmas
    Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast and photo with Santa. 7:30–11 am. $5. San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Dr. www.san-marcos.net
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109, USA Categories: FREE, Amusement Parks
    FREE Waves of Honor. SeaWorld is offering free park tickets to U.S. military veterans through Dec. 24. For more information visit www.seaworldsandiego.com. https://seaworldentertainment.com/programs/waves-of-honor/
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Museums, Galleries and Zoos
    Digital Me. Over a dozen larger-than-life exhibits in technology, art, play and media that delve into the realms of geolocation, facial recognition, artificial intelligence, computer vision and more. Through Jan. Visit website for times and tickets. Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park. www.fleetscience.org
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Theatre, Christmas
    “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. Featuring the songs “Santa for a Day,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and “Welcome, Christmas (Fah Who Doraze).” Nov. 10-Dec. 31. Visit website for tickets. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way. www.theoldglobe.org thursday | 11
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109, USA Categories: Christmas
    SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Over 100 acres of beautifully decorated park, including a towering sea-themed Christmas tree and a holiday music-activated tunnel of lights. Through Jan 2. Visit website for tickets. Interstate 5, exit SeaWorld Dr. www.seaworldsandiego.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 8845 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA 92026, USA Categories: Theatre, Christmas
    “Elf the Musical.” Buddy, a young orphan, crawls into Santa's bag and is transported to the North Pole. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to discover his true identity. Thurs.–Sun., through Dec. 25. $40–$65. Welk Resorts, 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr., Escondido. www.welkresorts.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Theatre, Christmas
    “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. 26. Visit website for times and tickets. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way. www.theoldglobe.org
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA Categories: Christmas, Amusement Parks
    Holidays at LEGOLAND. Live entertainment, twinkling lights and festive cheer await. Nightly tree lightings of the Park’s LEGO Christmas tree decked with spectacular lights and LEGO ornaments. Through Jan. 2. Activities included with admission. One LEGOLAND Dr., Carlsbad. www.LEGOLAND.com.
  • On December 04, 2021
    At Categories: Christmas
    FREE Pinery Christmas Trees. Noble and Douglas Fir trees, wreaths, poinsettias and more. Through Dec. 24, Mon.–Thurs., 10 am–9 pm, Fri.–Sun., 9 am–9 pm. Locations in Bonita, Mission Valley, Rancho Bernardo, Murietta and the Del Mar Horsepark. www.pinerychristmastrees.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Categories: Skating, Christmas
    Skating by the Sea. This spectacular beachfront ice rink features stunning views of the Pacific and benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego. Through Jan. 2. $35. Visit website for times. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. www.hoteldel.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Categories: FREE, Christmas
    FREE Home for the Holidays. The iconic resort shimmers and shines as its signature red turrets are draped in thousands of sparkling lights with magical Christmas trees, snowy surprises and garlands galore. Through Jan. 2. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. www.hoteldel.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At Ingraham St, San Diego, CA 92109, USA Categories: Christmas
    FREE PB Christmas Trees. Through Dec. 24. Mon.–Fri. ,10 am–10 pm; Sat. & Sun., 8. am–10 pm. 870 Garnet Ave. www.pbchristmastreecountry.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Theatre
    “My Fair Lady.” The story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” Through Dec. 5. Starting at $30. Visit website for times. Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave. www.broadwaysd.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Categories: Christmas
    Seas ’n’ Greetings at the Birch Aquarium. SEAsonal decor, Scuba Santa, an interactive scavenger hunt and more. Through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 25), 9 am–5 pm. $19.95–$24.95; 2 & under free. 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 5005 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901, USA Categories: Skating
    Viejas Ice Skating Rink. Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. Through Jan. 2, 3–10 pm. $18–$20; includes skates. 5003 Willows Rd., Alpine. www.viejas.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 2875 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA Categories: Skating
    Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station. Net proceeds directly support the Thriving After Cancer program at the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Through Jan. 9 (closed Dec. 25), 10 am–10 pm. $13–$15; includes skate rental and helmet. 2875 Dewey Rd. www.radyfoundation.org/icerink
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Holiday
    Holiday Market at Petco Park. Magical lighting displays, holiday characters, artisan vendors, food and more. Through Dec. 24, 4–9:30 pm. $10–$14. Gallagher Square, 840 K St. www.padres.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1200 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084, USA Categories: FREE, Christmas
    FREE Jingle Terrace Park. Drive-thru event featuring holiday-themed light displays. Through Dec. 23, 5:30–9 pm. Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista. www.cityofvista.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 39925 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591, USA Categories: Skating
    Peltzer Ice Rink. Through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 25); visit website for hours. $10–$16; skate rental $2, helmet rental $4. 39925 Calle Contento, Temecula. www.peltzerfarms.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA Categories: Theatre, Christmas
    A Christmas Carol. Adapted from Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption. Through Dec. 26; visit website for times and tickets. Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. www.cygnettheatre.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 878 Eastlake Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91914, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday, Snow
    FREE Magical Snowfall. Enchanted flurries, choreographed lights and seasonal music. Through Dec. 24, Thurs.–Sun., 6 & 7 pm. Village Walk at Eastlake, 878 Eastlake Pkwy., Chula Vista. www.shopvillagewalk.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 878 Eastlake Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91914, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Holiday Photo Wonderland. Photo props and life-size cut-outs featuring Santa, Elsa & Olaf. Through Dec. 24, Thurs.,–Sun., 11 am–8 pm. Village Walk at Eastlake, 878 Eastlake Pkwy., Chula Vista. www.shopvillagewalk.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 2811 Washington St, Julian, CA 92036, USA Categories: Christmas, holiday teas
    Victorian Christmas Teas. Finger sandwiches, scones, seasonal desserts and more. Through Dec. 23, 10 am–4 pm. $14.95–$32.95. Reservations required. Julian Tea and Cottage Arts, 2124 Third St., Julian. www.visitjulian.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, USA Categories: Holiday
    Taste of December Nights. Drive-thru event with food vendors, food trucks and entertainment. Dec. 3–5, 11 am–10 pm. Inspiration Pt. parking lot. www.balboapark.org
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 750 Depot St, Campo, CA 91906, USA Categories: Holiday, Train Rides
    North Pole Limited. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and Christmas carols as you head to the North Pole to pick up Santa. Through Dec. 18, Fri.–Sat., 5 & 7 pm. Starting at $30. Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, 750 Depot St., Campo. www.psrm.org
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 4545 La Jolla Village Dr Suite e-25, San Diego, CA 92122, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Winter Nights at Westfield UTC. Snow globes amidst snowfall and glistening lights, with storybook reading and sing-along events. Today, tomorrow & Dec. 10–11, 5–8 pm. 4545 La Jolla Village Dr. www.westfield.com/utc/event-detail/Winter-Nights
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 3725 Paseo Pl, San Diego, CA 92130, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE December Nights at One Paseo. Festive holiday lights, snow cascading from the rooftops and surprise guests. Through Dec. 24, Fri. & Sat., 5–7 pm. 3725 Paseo Pl. www.onepaseo.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Winter WonderLights. Holiday light show with magical snowfall. Today, tomorrow & Dec. 10–11, 5–7 pm. The Forum Carlsbad, 1923 Calle Barcelona. www.eventsforumcarlsbad.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083, USA Categories: Holiday
    Holiday Lights at AGSEM. Wagon rides, lights, Santa and more. Today & tomorrow, Dec. 10–11 & 17–18, 5–8 pm. $4–$5; under 12 free. Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista. www.agsem.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014, USA Categories: Holiday
    Snow N Glow Holiday Festival. Snow tube down the snow hill or walk through a million festive lights. Select nights, Dec. 4–Jan. 2, 4–10 pm. $12.99–$34.99. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. www.snownglow.com/delmar
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014, USA Categories: Holiday
    Holidays in Your Car. Drive-thru light spectacular. Dec. 4–Jan. 2, 4–10 pm. $45. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. www.snownglow.com/delmar
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027, USA Categories: Holiday
    Wild Holidays at the Safari Park offers a wild wonderland with twinkling lights, holiday music and seasonal treats. Weekends in Dec. & Dec. 26–Jan. 2, holiday festivities 4–8 pm. 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido. www.sdzsafaripark.org/wildholidays
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 15602 Olde Hwy 80, El Cajon, CA 92021, USA Categories: Craft Fair
    FREE Antique & Craft Fair. Today & tomorrow, 9 am–3 pm. 15602 Olde Hwy. 80, Flinn Springs. www.summerspastfarms.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado Categories: Holiday, Movies
    Holiday Movies on the Beach. Tonight: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Dec 11: “A Christmas Story” & Dec 18: “Elf.” Doors open, 7 pm; movie, 7:30 pm. $25. Del Beach, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. www.hoteldel.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At Categories: Theatre, Holiday
    “The Nutcracker.” The Scripps Ballet Theatre and Scripps Performing Arts Academy. Today & tomorrow, 2 pm. $25–$35. Creative Performing Media Arts Middle, 5050 Conrad Ave. www.scrippsperformingartsacademy.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Holiday, Movies
    Kids Club at Rooftop Cinema Club. Crafts for kids and the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” Today & Dec. 18, 2 pm. $14.50–$18.50. Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Pl. www.rooftopcinemaclub.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 4425 CA-78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070, USA Categories: Christmas
    Holiday Hayride: A Christmas Celebration. Hayride, petting zoo, candle making and more. Today & tomorrow, 10 am–4 pm. $20–$25. Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, 4425 Hwy. 78, Santa Ysabel. www.fortcross.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA Categories: Holiday
    Botanic Wonderland. Festive lights, music, kids’ activities and more. Today, tomorrow, Dec. 10–23 & 26–30; 5–9 pm. $10–$18. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. www.sdbgarden.org
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Winter Wonder at Belmont Park. Holiday sculptures, illuminated lights and more. Weekends in Dec., 12:30–7 pm. 3146 Mission Blvd. www.belmontpark.com
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, USA Categories: Holiday
    Wild Winter. Animal encounters, a craft and private Santa time. Today, tomorrow, Dec. 11–12 & 18, 9 am–1 pm. $48 for 4 people. Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe. www.animalcenter.org
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Categories: Museums, Galleries and Zoos
    Mechanics Alive! Explore small, surreal worlds through mechanical sculptures in this interactive experience that combines science, technology, engineering, art and math. Visit website for times and tickets. Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park. www.fleetscience.
  • On December 04, 2021
    At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, USA Categories: Train Rides
    Balboa Park Carousel. Open daily, 11 am–5:30 pm. $3 per ride; 4 for $10. Cor. of Zoo Pl. & Park Blvd., Balboa Park. www.balboaparkcarousel.org
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064, USA Categories: Theatre
    “High School Musical, Jr.” Get ’cha Head in the Game and join St. Michael’s School in Poway as students in grades K-8 present High School Musical, Jr. The Disney smash-hit musical comes to life as East High Wildcats sing and hip-hop their way through school. Dec. 4 & 5; visit website for times. $10. Holy Family Center, 15410 Pomerado Rd., Poway. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/57838. For more information, email theater@smspoway.org.
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 5951 Village Center Loop Rd, San Diego, CA 92130, USA Categories: Theatre
    Canyon Crest Academy's Envision Dance presents "Resilience.” Presented by the Envision Dance day classes, "Resilience" celebrates the human gifts of perseverance, creative expression and community. Dec. 2 & 3; 4 & 7 pm. $8–$15. Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theater, 5951 Village Center Loop Rd. https://ci.ovationtix.com/36063/production/1084394
  • On December 04, 2021
    At 2875 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA Categories: FREE, Holiday
    FREE Salute the Season Outdoor Art Installation. Get in the holiday spirit with these outdoor, holiday-themed art installations created by Liberty Station’s ARTS DISTRICT resident artists and in partnership with the NTC Foundation. Visitors are invited to embark on a self-guided tour to see each piece located on Historic Decatur Road between Barracks 19 and Liberty Public Market. Thanksgiving weekend through the new year. 2820 Historic Decatur Rd. www.libertystation.com
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