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Dye Easter Eggs

Read a Book
Pro Tip: Challenge the family to see who can read the most books in one month. The winner gets to decide the next month’s challenge.

Start a Vegetable Garden

Plant Flowers

Get Crafty– Make Your Spring Decorations
For Kids: https://onelittleproject.com/easter-crafts-for-kids/
For Teens & Adults: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/spring-decor-ideas-you-can-diy-4122269

Build an Outdoor Swing

Try new at home exercises as a family
Have Fun! Use canned goods or water bottles as weights!

Put a Puzzle Together

Spring Cleaning
Put aside clothes, toys and household items to donate

Cook Together As a Family
Hint: Watch YouTube videos to improve your technique!

Have a Family Game Night
Play card games, board games, or make your own!

Play “I Spy” With Friends and Family Via Skype
More Ideas: Truth or Dare, Charades, Pictionary, Hangman, etc.

Play Dress Up
Have Fun! Wear your spouse or brother or sister’s clothes to see who has the best/funniest/quirkiest outfit!

Paint a Flower Pot

Enjoy Some Jelly Beans

Make Ice Cream In a Bag & Have an Ice Cream Party
Directions
1. In a small resealable plastic bag, combine half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla. Push out excess air and seal.

2. Into a large resealable plastic bag, combine air and salt. Place small bag inside the bigger bag and shake vigorously, 7-10 minutes, until ice cream has hardened.

3. Remove bag and enjoy your favorite ice cream toppings!

April 2020 Events

San Diego Events April 2020

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
http://www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Through May 12
This SoCal attraction will open its doors with new landscaping and renovations. See the display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners, get lost in the fragrant sweet pea maze with new pathways, learn about composting and gardening in the new greenhouses that will offer classes for local elementary students and residents.
Location: Carlsbad, California
More Information: http://www.theflowerfields.com

Ironman 70.3 Apr. 4
The Oceanside Ironman 70.3 is a half-tri event that features a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run for 70.3 total miles. The race will start and finish at the boat ramp inside Oceanside Harbor, where the best spectator viewing will be at the north end of transition by the Harbor Pelican Deli Mart.
Location: Oceanside, California
More Information: http://www.ironman.com

North Park Festival of Beers Apr. 4
The 12th annual North Park Festival of Beers is back with more than 50 beers from the best breweries on the planet! The fun starts at 12 p.m. in front of the Lafayette Hotel.
Location: North Park
More Information: https://www.northparkbeerfest.com/

Easter Bunny Teas Apr. 10-11
A Westgate tradition. Celebrate spring in elegance with our sumptuous signature Parisian-style afternoon tea. Delicious proof of our generations-long love of afternoon tea, our Easter tea is served with a delicious selection of house-made sweet delicacies, yummy child-friendly petit-fours, savory tea sandwiches and pastries. All accompanied with a choice of freshly brewed fine teas and a special hop-in appearance from a fluffy guest.
More Info: https://www.westgatehotel.com/activities/hotel-events/easter-bunny-tea/

Easter at The Del Apr. 12
Let The Del’s soaring red turrets and glittering Pacific Ocean be the backdrop to your family’s Easter memories. Enjoy the Champagne Easter Brunch in the Crown Room or Ocean View Ballroom. Then head out into the spring sunshine for a colorful egg hunt on the Windsor Lawn.
Location: Coronado, California
More Information: https://hoteldel.com/events/easter/

Del Mar International Horse Show Apr. 14 – May 3
Enjoy the beauty, sportsmanship, and excitement of a competitive equestrian event. This thrilling three-week event features three distinct equestrian disciplines — Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper — and is recognized as one of the top horse shows on the international stage, attracting nearly 1,500 horses and Olympic, World Cup, and World Champion athletes.
Location: Del Mar, California
More Information: https://delmarnational.com/

Julian Gold Rush Days Apr. 18-19
Julian Gold Rush Days celebrates the discovery of gold in this mountain community and invites visitors to learn more about its history with a weekend of entertainment including gold panning, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping, and more. The old-fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, a petting zoo, pony rides, and old-fashioned laundry.
More Information: http://www.juliangoldrushdays.com

Earth Day Fair Apr. 19
The EarthFair features 300 exhibitors, 11 exhibit areas, three food courts, two beer gardens, a children’s activity area, four entertainment stages, an Earth Day Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.
Location: Balboa Park
More Information: http://www.earthdayweb.org/

Avocado Festival Apr. 19
Family-friendly festival celebrating the agriculture of the region. With artisan vendors, food, kid’s zone, music, beer garden, farmer’s market, a guacamole contest, and more. Admission is FREE!
More Information: http://www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Port of San Diego’s Day at the Docks Apr. 19
This is the 41st year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its special showcase of San Diego sportfishing. This event features fishing seminars, a fishing adventure for kids, catch, prep, and COOK demonstrations, casting contests, izorline knot tying competition, boat rides around the bay, marine art, live entertainment, and MUCH more.
Location: Point Loma, California
More Information: http://sportfishing.org/day-docks-to-do/

San Diego Shaka Fest Apr. 25
Shaka Fest is a fusion of Hawaiian culture, arts, and athletics with events such as a youth-only canoe regatta, SUP races, stages of “da kine” Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, boutique vendors, and island-inspired food vendors. This event is held by non-profit charity and youth-only program Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club.
Location: Mission Bay
More Information: http://sandiegoshakafest.com/

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair Apr. 25-26
Enjoy family fun and entertainment. Inside the Expo, you’ll meet over 150 businesses showcasing family friendly products and services. Enjoy free indoor activities like the trackless train and watch performances on the Central Park stage. Then get your wristbands and head outside for the outdoor fair and ride the 300 foot zipline, zorbing balls, pedal race cars, and more.
More Information: http://www.sandiegokidsexpo.com/

Mission Federal Artwalk Apr. 25-26
Mission Federal ArtWalk will celebrate its 36th annual event in the streets of Little Italy. Artists from across the globe will fill16 square blocks of the iconic urban neighborhood with art, craftsmanship and beautiful goods.
Location: Little Italy
More Information: http://www.artwalksandiego.org/missionfederal/

Annual Motor Cars on Main Street Car Show Apr. 26
In its 30th year, MotorCars on MainStreet, will feature more than 400 pre-1973 restored classic, rod and custom cars & trucks.
Location: Coronado, California
More Information: http://www.coronadomainstreet.com/

Pacific Rim Festival Apr. 26
The Pacific Rim Festival will offer a family fun day filled with food, live music, entertainment, kids activities, arts & crafts, workshops, cultural demonstrations, and more! This event is FREE!
Location: Chula Vista, California
More Information: http://www.pacificrimfest.com

March 2020 Events

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
http://www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival Weekends
Sip and sample your way around the world of international street food traditions, craft beers and wines, and enjoy live musical performances along the way.
Location: Sea World
More Information: https://seaworld.com/
Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch March through May
See the display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners, get lost in the fragrant sweet pea maze with new pathways, learn about composting and gardening in the new greenhouses that will offer classes for local elementary students and residents.
Location: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
More Information: http://www.theflowerfields.com

San Diego ComicFest Mar. 5-8
The San Diego Comic Fest is the friendly comic convention with a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors.
Location: Four Points Sheraton
More Information: https://www.sdcomicfest.org/

Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic Mar. 6
In keeping with Mickey’s charitable spirit, a portion of this year’s profits will be donated to the Poway Boys and Girls Club, an organization working to inspire and enable youth to achieve academic success.
Location: Rancho Bernardo Inn
More Information: https://birdeasepro.com/powaychamber/

Spring Home & Garden Show Mar. 6-8
Everything for your home improvement needs are under one (actually two) roofs. See the annual garden landscape features, where local landscape contractors and horticulturalists put their most creative foot forward to inspire the public.
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
More Info: http://springhomegardenshow.com/tickets-discounts

Festival of Science & Engineering: Expo Day Mar. 7-15
This is a ten-day educational experience including interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids and families in all that encompasses STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). This event is FREE to attend.
Location: Petco Park
More Information: https://www.lovestemsd.org/

San Diego Leprechaun Run Mar. 14
The 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. and the kids run begins at 10:00 a.m. After the run, redeem your drink ticket at Maverick’s in Pacific Beach!
Location: Pacific Beach
More Info: https://www.sandiegorunningco.com/leprechaunrun

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar. 14
The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and includes more than 120 floats, marching bands, Police and Fire Departments, dancers, and much more. Following the parade is the Irish Festival in Balboa Park from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Fifth Ave. & Laurel St.
More Information: http://www.stpatsparade.org/

San Diego Half Marathon & 5K Mar. 15
Escape the cold and run in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), all net proceeds are donated to community service projects and local charitable causes.
Location: Petco Park
More Information: http://sdhalfmarathon.com/
Cherry Blossom Week & Festival Mar. 16-22
Japanese Friendship Garden will bloom into a full festival from March 20 through March 22 with visiting and local merchants offering unique crafts and presents in the upper garden; performances, a beer & sake garden, and tea garden at the Inamori Pavilion; mouth-watering street food in the lower garden courtyard; and an arts & crafts area for children!
Location: Japanese Friendship Garden
More Information: http://www.niwa.org/cbf19

Best Coast Beer Fest Mar. 21
This event features nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, local bands and a food truck alley. Every ticket sold helps cancer patients and survivors.
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North
More Information: https://bestcoastbeerfest.com/

San Diego Cake Show Mar. 21-22
The San Diego Cake Show features a cake design competition open to everyone, a variety of decorating classes for all skill levels, decorating demonstrations, plus raffles and vendor booths featuring a wide range of decorating tools, tips, and supplies.
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
More Information: https://sandiegocakeshow.com/

Rolando Street Fair Mar. 22
Located on pretty Rolando Boulevard between towering Silk Oaks (planted over 75 years ago) you can spend the day enjoying our neighborhood, meeting old friends, and making new ones! Enjoy live music, local artists and musicians, food, kids’ activities and a beer garden!
Location: Rolando Blvd. between El Cajon Blvd. and Solita Ave
More Information: https://www.rolandocc.org/

LPGA Kia Classic Mar. 23-29
The Kia Classic features the best women golfers playing for the $1.8 million purse.
Location: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad
More Information: http://www.kiaclassic.com/

February 2020 Events

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SAN DIEGO EVENTS 2020

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Valentine’s Day Ideas
A list of ideas for your significant other this Valentine’s Day.
http://www.san-diego-beaches-and-adventures.com/valentines-day-ideas.html

Museum Month Through February
Enjoy half-off admission for more than 40 museums throughout San Diego County!
https://sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/specials/museum-month/

San Diego Black Film Festival Through Feb. 2
The San Diego Black Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest black film festivals in the country. More than 100 films are shown each year: Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Animation, GLBT, Horror, Religious, Foreign/African Diaspora, Shorts, Feature Films and music videos.
Location: Theatre Box
More Information: https://www.sdbff.com/

Second Chance Dog Adoption Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22
Second Chance Dog Rescue is hosting adoption events to help these furry friends find forever homes!
Location: La Jolla, Mission Valley, Pacific Beach, and Poway
More Information: http://secondchancedogrescue.org/

Monster Jam Feb. 1 and 15
Monster Jam is one of the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour featuring some of the biggest names in monster trucks.
Location: Petco Park
More Information: https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US

Brewbies Fest Feb. 8
Enjoy an array of outstanding, interesting, unique and (our favorite) signature PINK beers the best breweries around! As always, 100% of the proceeds are donated from Brewbies to the Keep A Breast Foundation to help support their mission of empowering young people around the world with breast health, education and support!
Location: Oceanside
More Information: https://www.brewbies.org/

Chinese New Year Fair Feb. 8-9
Come celebrate the Chinese New Year in downtown San Diego. The event features food, live entertainment, art and much more!
Location: Downtown San Diego
More Information: https://sdcny.org/

Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Feb. 9
The Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1-mile run will be a Match Making event again this year! Choose a bib: “Available,” “Taken,” or “It’s Complicated,” wear it on the run and find others that like to run and do events just like you!
Location: Coronado Island
More Information: https://www.valentinesday10k.com/

Zombie Escape 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Feb. 9
You are not running against the clock, but from blood thirsty, virus infected zombies. All runners are given a flag belt (just like those used in flag football). The flags represent your “health.” If a runner reaches the “Safe Zone” (finish line) with ANY number of flags attached to their belt they receive a “SURVIVOR” medal. If a runner reaches the “Safe Zone” zero flags attached they will receive an “INFECTED” medal.
Location: Escondido
More Information: https://www.thezombieescape5k.org/event-info

Cabrillo Sunrise 5K Feb. 10
Run or walk with family and friends around Cabrillo National Monument’s historic landmarks while enjoying San Diego’s magnificent and pristine ocean views.
Location: Point Loma
More Information: https://cnmf.org/cabrillo-sunrise-5k/

International Jewish Film Festival Through Feb. 12-23
The festival showcases feature-length documentary, narrative and animated films along with a national and international roster of guest speakers and directors.The films depict elements of Jewish life, history and culture or are films by Jewish directors (which possibly have no Jewish content). The film festival also includes a collection of short films (Brews & Views), a film for teens, and a film for young adults in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.
Location: Multiple venues throughout San Diego County
More Information: https://www.sdcjc.org/sdijff/default.aspx

Hillcrest Mardi Gras 2020 Feb. 25
Hillcrest Mardi Gras is the nation’s largest LGBT Mardi Gras celebration outside of New Orleans and will feature a night-time neighborhood bar crawl with party buses roaming the entire neighborhood! Bring out your mask and invite your krewe!
Location: Hillcrest
More Information: www.fabuloushillcrest.com/hillcrest-mardi-gras

San Diego Bird Festival Feb. 26-Mar. 1
The Festival supports the education, conservation and sanctuary programs of the San Diego Audubon Society.
Location: Marina Village Conference Center
More Information: https://www.sandiegoaudubon.org/

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival Feb. 29
The Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival is collaborating with the San Diego Bacon Festival for a day full of booze, bacon, and bliss. Tickets include UNLIMITED beverage tastings and one food tasting per vendor.
Location: Mission Valley
More Information: https://www.mvcbf.com/

January 2020 Events

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SAN DIEGO JANUARY 2020 EVENT CALENDAR


San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Ice Skating by the Sea Through Jan. 5
At the Del, Hotel del Coronado, enjoy outdoor ice skating at Coronado beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Location: Hotel del, Coronado
Contact: 619.522.8100 / www.hoteldel.com

La Jolla Polar Bear Swim Jan. 1
Join the La Jolla Cove Swim Club at the annual Polar Bear Swim at 10 a.m.!
Location: La Jolla Shores
More Information: https://www.lajollacoveswimclub.com/

San Diego New Year’s Race Jan. 1
Kick-off 2020 at the San Diego Yaght Club’s New Year’s Day Race at San Diego Bay!
Location: San Diego Bay
More Information: https://sdyc.org/

San Diego International Auto Show Jan. 1-5
This event features 400 vehicles, 30 manufacturers, family entertainment, and other activities. Be one of the first to see newly unveiled cars before they hit the showrooms!
Location: San Diego Convention Center
More Information: http://www.sdautoshow.com/

Poway Winter Festival Jan. 10-11
This event features the best winter activities like sledding, ice skating, building snowmen, roasting marshmallows, sledding, and a photo booth!
Location: Poway Community Park
More Information: https://poway.org/891/Winter-Festival

San Diego Spring Home Show Jan. 10-12
Dozens of home improvement professionals showcase their pieces in a fun, interactive environment.
Location: San Diego Convention Center
More information: http://www.homeshowsandiego.com

San Diego Resolution Run 5k & 15k Jan. 11
This run is for seasoned runners and beginners! Start the new year right by running through the most scenic parts of San Diego.
Location: Tecolote Shores
More Information: www.sandiegoresolutionrun.com

San Diego Brew Festival Jan. 11
This event features 70 breweries, 150 beers, and dozens of food trucks!
Location: Liberty Station
More Information: https://www.sandiegobeerfest.com/

Shark Geek Jan. 13
Birch Aquarium’s Perspective Lecture, Shark Geek: A window into shark movement in SoCal is an informative and educational lecture about shark breeds and their important role in ocean ecosystems.
Location: Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Contact: aquariuminfo@ucsd.edu / 858.534.3474
More Information: https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/

San Diego Travel & Adventure Show Jan. 18-19
Meet with thousands of destination experts from around the world who can help you personalize the trip that’s right for you.
Location: San Diego Convention Center
More Information: https://travelshows.com/sandiego

2020 Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon Jan. 19
Carlsbad is a winter marathon and half marathon unlike any other. The coastal course features breathtaking views and much more.
Location: Starts and Finishes at The Shoppes at Carlsbad
More Information: https://www.inmotionevents.com/event/carlsbad-marathon

40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Jan. 19
This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade features floats, high school bands, college fraternities and sororities, churches, and peach and youth organizations
Location: Harbor Drive to Embarcadero
More Information: http://www.alpha-zsl.org/mlkdayparade.html

San Diego Restaurant Week Jan. 19-26
Dine deliciously at dozens of restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego.
Location: San Diego
More Information
: https://www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com

Farmers Insurance Open 2020 Jan. 23-26
The PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open is played annually at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla. Come enjoy the ocean views, the world-class competition, and fan attractions including, The Michelob ULTRA Zone, Fan Village, autograph areas, a variety of local concession stands and much more!
Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course
More Information: www.farmersinsuranceopen.com

2020 San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show Jan. 23-26
If you are a boater, don’t miss this once a year event! This event features 90 exhibitors, 100+ boats, new marine services and products, boat rides, and much more!
Location: Sunroad Marina
More Information: http://bigbayboatshow.com/

San Diego Food and Water Bowl Cat Show Jan. 25-26
This event features everything a cat lover could dream of: a cat beauty contest, a pedigree competition, household pet competition, vendors, 450 exotic cats, AND a cat adoption booth!
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
More Information: http://www.sandiegocat.org/

Holiday Lights 2019

Holiday Lights

SAN DIEGO HOLIDAY LIGHTS 2019

There are many places to view the wonderful sights of San Diego’s Holiday Lights. Here are a few of the popular places, in addition to a list of links to assist in guiding you around to some of the favorite areas.

BALBOA PARK Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo, www.sandiegozoo.org
BANKERS HILL The Forward House in Bankers Hill, 108 Ivy St. (1st & Ivy)
CAMPO 2434 Cypress Drive
CARLSBAD The Carlsbad Christmas House, 7607 Romeria St. | 6646 Elegant Tern Pl. | 3520 Corte Ramon | LEGOLAND California | 2329 Snead Dr.
CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH Fairway Village
CHULA VISTA Christmas Circle, Whitney Street and Mankato Circle
CLAIREMONT Christmas Park, Lana Drive and Jamar Drive | 5404 Mt. Burnham Dr., | 5348 Channing St.
CORONADO Hotel del Coronado, www.hoteldel.com
EL CAJON Jingle Bell Hill, Solomon Ave./Pegeen Pl. | Nightmare Before Christmas, 11456 Pegeen Pl. 1838 El Pico Dr. | 9777 Valley Ranch Rd. | 1552 Cajon Greens Pl. | 3001 Golf Crest Ridge Rd.
LA MESA 6266 De Camp Dr.
LAKESIDE Tinsel Town, 10248 Paseo Palmas Dr.
LEMON GROVE Santa Claus Lane, 2618 Sheri Lane | 689 Meadowbrook Dr.
MIRA MESA 8866 Cassioepia Way | 11505 Elbert Ct.
MISSION BAY Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights, Begins on Quivira Basin, http://www.mbyc.org |Seaworld Christmas Celebration, https://seaworld.com/san-diego/
OCEANSIDE 1562 Peacock Blvd. |1615 Quiet Hills Dr. | Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights, www.oceansideyc.net | San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights”, www.SDBGarden.org
PARADISE HILLS 2160 Reo Dr.
POINT LOMA Garrison Street Lights, Garrison Street and Chatsworth Lane
POWAY Candy Cane Lane, Hickory Ct./Hickory St., Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct. | 12631 Stoutwood St.
RAMONA Happy Lights Ramona , 23542 Bassett Way
RANCHO PENASQUITOS Christmas Card Lane, Oviedo Street and Black Mountain Road
SAN MARCOS Christmas On Knob Hill, 1639 Knob Hill, www.christmasonknobhill.com/ | 1145 Barham Dr.
SANTEE Starlight Circle, Tomel Ct.| 9325 Pebble Beach Dr. | 9435 Saint Andrews Dr. | 9773 Roe Dr.
SERRA MESA 2002 Ainsley Rd.
SCRIPPS RANCH Merry-tage Court, Stonebridge Parkway and Merritage Court | 10883 Sunset Ridge Dr.
SOUTH PARK Luminaria,www.southparksd.com
SPRING VALLEY 1037 N. Bonita St. | Enchanted Village at Noah Homes https://www.enchantedvillage.org/
TIERRASANTA Belardo Lights, http://www.belardolights.com | 10927 Baroque Lane

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
https://sandiegan.com/san-diegos-top-destinations-see-christmas-lights-neighborhoods-major-attractions/
https://www.sandiegofamily.com/
https://hiddensandiego.net/christmas-light-displays.php

December 2019 Events

December 2019 Events San Diego | California Title Blog

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off Dec. 1
Chili + beer + holiday shopping + kids fun fest = one perfect Sunday in December. This event takes place in the North Park and South Park neighborhoods and features a chili competition between 40 local restaurants, 30 vendors featuring homemade goods, craft beer and wine stations, games, face-painting, two stages for live music, and MUCH more. https://www.sonofestchilicookoff.com/

Frosty Farm Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, and 15
Frosty Farm will give your whole family a reason to smile this holiday season! This unique event in San Diego combines festive activities with hands-on animal interactions and is the perfect place to create new memories.
https://animalcenter.org/programs-services/education/frosty-farm/

Rady Children’s Ice Rink Through Jan. 5
Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and Liberty Station welcome San Diegans to kick-off the holiday season with outdoor ice skating at the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station. The outdoor rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., excluding Christmas. Net proceeds will benefit the Thriving After Cancer program in the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s. https://www.radyfoundation.org/icerink

Balboa Park December Nights Dec. 6-7
Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the “most wonderful time of the year” with lights and more! Friends, families and the community are invited to come together for festive fun, food and attractions throughout the park, including complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums! https://www.sandiego.gov/december-nights

Ocean Beach Holiday Parade Dec. 7
Come find out what the locals have known for 30+ years – Santa would rather be in the quaint little surfing village of OB at the Ocean Beach Holiday Parade. The fun starts at 5:05 p.m.! https://obtowncouncil.org/holiday-parade/

56th Annual North Park Toyland Parade Dec. 8
The historic neighborhood of North Park will warmly welcome friends and family to bundle up and delight in San Diego’s most joyful parade. Gliding down University Avenue between Utah and Iowa Streets, this cheerful pageant will feel like a Winter Wonderland, as melodious marching bands, upbeat dance groups, cool vintage cars, beauty queens and city officials warm your spirits.
https://northparkmainstreet.com/events/north-park-toyland-parade/

Wacky Wonky Wonderland Dec. 8
Attend the best holiday event in town on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Wacky Wonky Wonderland event, a holiday festival and donation drive, will take place at the San Diego Center for Children’s main campus in Linda Vista to collect much needed gifts and donations to support more than 1,000 children in need this holiday season.
https://sdcc.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/WackyWonderland2019/tabid/1077685/Default.aspx

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights Dec. 8 & 15
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated and sailing by the shores for all to see. Held on two consecutive Sundays in December, the parade proceeds from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Pier at Cesar Chavez Park and the Ferry Landing in Coronado. https://sdparadeoflights.org/https://sdparadeoflights.org/

La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village Dec. 13-14
Walk the streets of La Mesa’s historic downtown enjoy live music, cozy fires, craft vendors, food, and a kids’ area with holiday movies and activities. http://www.lamesavillageassociation.org

Jungle Bells at the Zoo Dec. 13- Jan. 5
The San Diego Zoo will transform into a Holiday Forest, complete with exquisitely decorated trees and lights strung in all directions. Catch a showing of Jingle Brass, a caroling group that will wow you with their jazz-inspired takes on classic Christmas music. https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org

Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights Dec. 14
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, and kayaks alike will be draped in holiday decor as they circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. This event is FREE to attend and begins at 7:00 p.m. http://www.oceansideyc.net/

Dirty December Poker Run Dec. 14
Run a 10K, half marathon, or full marathon AND play poker! Runners collect cards throughout the course (five total) and play their hand at the finish line! Runners wearing a costume receive a bonus card! http://dirtyfeet.us/trailraces/decemberrun/

Poway’s Christmas in the Park Dec. 14
Join us at Old Poway Park for an old-fashioned holiday tradition that will take you back in time with caroling, live music, a visit with Santa, free children’s crafts, model train displays, and so much more! This event is FREE to attend! http://www.poway.org

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade Dec. 15
Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter! Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to wear their favorite holiday costumes and sweaters and join the festivities including: a costume contest, live music, presentations, and much more!
https://www.gaslamp.org/events/pet-parade/

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Dec. 22
Come celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with a Menorah Lighting, music and entertainment throughout the event, photo opportunities, raffle prizes and more!
https://libertystation.com/events/calendar

Holiday Bowl Dec. 27
Don’t miss the epic showdown between the NCAA’S Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences at the annual Holiday Bowl! Kick-off begins at 5:00 p.m. but be sure to get there early for the pre-game festivities! https://www.holidaybowl.com/

New Year’s Eve Events in San Diego Dec. 31
A list of family-friendly New Year’s Eve events in San Diego!
https://www.lajolla.com/article/kid-friendly-new-years-eve-events-in-san-diego/