Monthly Archives: December 2014



Lake Poway 2014-2015 Trout Season Dec. 4 – Apr. 30
Trout season has returned at last! Lake Poway will be
freshly stocked with 3,000 pounds of Chaulk Mound Trout
Farm’s finest “Nebraska Tailwalkers”. Come on out for
our Opening Day on Thursday, December 4th and enjoy
the best permit prices in the area! The lake will be stocked
approximately every two weeks through April, 2015.

Through photographs, vivid chronological displays
of memorabilia and actual equipment used in special
operations– past and present–visitors will discover
how the SEALs and Coronado have grown up together.
An explanation of the infamous “BUDS” training every
SEAL must undergo will also be given. Admission to the
Museum of History & Art is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors
(65 and over); free for children (15 and under). Admission
for CHA members (and accompanied guests) and active duty
military (and families) is also free when valid I.D. is
presented. The Navy SEAL Foundation will receive 10% of
admission proceeds.

San Diego International Auto Show Jan. 1 – 4
San Diego Convention Center

New Me 5k Family Fun Run/Walk Jan. 4
Coronado Tidelands Park. A scenic 5K along San Diego Bay
with spectacular views of the downtown skyline. A spectator
friendly 1 Mile Kids Run beginning 1 hour after the 5K.

San Diego Home Show Jan. 9 – 11
San Diego Convention Center

San Diego Resolution Run Jan. 10
Are you ready to keep your New Year’s resolution to
exercise regularly? You can do it! This event can get you
started in the right on a new regiment. It offers adult 5K &
15K run/walks; plus youth races and a stroller strut run. It
all starts with that first step forward.

4th Annual Art-A-Thon Jan. 10
ArtHatch is excited to announce their Fourth Annual
Art-A-Thon, a marathon of artistic creation to benefit the
non-profit art center’s teen program. 25 artists from San
Diego County will seek donations to create artwork for up
to 24 straight hours. As works are finished, they will be
added to the ArtHatch gallery space and auctioned off for
a one-month period following the event. Proceeds from
donations and art sales will be divided between the artists
and ArtHatch to help support the centers free art education
program for local at risk teens.

Gem Faire in Del Mar Jan. 16 – Jan. 18
12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Admission
$7 weekend pass. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious
gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver,
minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70
exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning
while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.

San Diego Restaurant Week Jan. 18 – Jan. 24
San Diego Restaurant Week is ecstatic to celebrate 11
years of culinary excellence by offering an entire week of
delicious discounted dining at some of San Diego County’s
finest restaurants!

34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and Festival Jan. 19, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Downtown San Diego Bay Waterfront
Celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. at a waterfront parade. Musical bands, floats and
drill teams will march along the Embarcadero from North
Harbor Drive south to Pacific Highway. The parade is
coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha
Phi Alpha, the oldest Black fraternity in the United States,
which was founded in 1906 at Cornell University. Dr. King
was a member of this fraternity. (619) 264-0542.

Caffeine Crawl San Diego Jan. 23 – Jan. 24
10:00 AM until 02:00 PM
Seaside sunshine in January and the best of San Diego
coffee and tea – what could be better? Join us for the magic
of San Diego’s second Caffeine Crawl as we tour the city’s
cafes and meet the everyday heroes behind our morning
cups of joe.

Cooking School with Chef Adam Cho Jan. 24
Cooking school is back in session! Join our Chef de Cuisine
of Mistral for monthly instructional cooking classes. Each
class begins at 1pm. Cost is $45 and includes your own
culinary creation plus one cocktail. Call the concierge
for reservations at 619-424-4000. January 24 – Farmer in
the Loews Use methods and tricks for planting your own
vegetables and herbs, plus taste some handpicked crops
from our local garden.

Bridal Bazaar Jan. 26
San Diego Convention Center, Hall C
At the Bridal Bazaar you’ll find aisle after aisle of displays,
demonstrations, and advice on everything you can imagine
for your wedding. More than 300 of San Diego’s most
talented wedding professionals will have displays at the
show… providing more ideas, more variety and more
choices than any other bridal show. In one exciting day at
the Bridal Bazaar, you’ll see the latest trends, the hottest
styles, and the best suppliers.

San Diego December Events


Legoland Snowdays    Dec. 1 – 31
Come build Holiday memories during the month of December
at LEGOLAND California Resort. Play in real snow, build
snowmen and throw snowballs at LEGO targets. See the world’s
largest LEGO Christmas tree and watch the nightly tree lighting

Balboa Park December Nights   Dec. 5 – 6
December Nights brings families and friends together to spread
holiday joy, learn more about the cultural value of Balboa Park
and kick-off the “most wonderful time of the year.”

Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park    Dec. 5 – 24
Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park provides a spectacular
holiday destination for all. Open for 12 nights in December,
there will be fun for people of all ages. Get in the spirit and walk
through the magical lighting displays, ride Polar Express trains,
explore Candyland, feed live reindeer, take a photo with Santa
near a 40’-tall Christmas Tree, enjoy the festive fare and so
much more!

Encinitas Holiday Parade    Dec. 6
This year’s theme is “Droppin’ In for the Holidays,” celebrating
Encinitas’ reputation as THE mecca for Action Sports. Expect to
see plenty of big name surfers, skateboarders, snowboarders
and more and terrific representations of the action sports
lifestyle on the many floats and entries in the parade.

51st Annual North Park Toyland Parade & Festival    Dec. 6
Unwrap some magic this holiday season and partake in the
festive fun, at the 51st Annual Golden Anniversary North Park
Toyland Parade & Holiday Fair. The historic neighborhood of
North Park will warmly welcome friends and family to bundle up
and delight in San Diego’s most joyful parade.

Garden of Lights   Dec. 6 – 30
After the sun goes down in December, the Garden is transformed
into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling
lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience!

2014 La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival     Dec. 7
Spread some holiday cheer at the Annual La Jolla Christmas
Parade & Holiday Festival in downtown La Jolla. The event
includes marching bands, floats, equestrian units, vintage
automobiles and an appearance by Santa Claus. The theme for
this year’s parade is “Spirit of Christmas – Peace on Earth.”

La Mesa’s Christmas in the Village      Dec. 12 – 13
Don’t miss the strolling minstrels, carolers and street entertainers,
food and commercial vendors. Live Music is featured in a number
of stage areas and Bonfires fill the Boulevard. The kids will love
Santa, the Carnival Rides, Ponies and the Puppet Shows. All
Specialty Shops, Boutiques and Restaurants open late during
event. Thousands of unique gifts all season long!

Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights      Dec. 13
This free, distinctly California celebration features boats
decorated for the annual holiday season that will sail around
Mission Bay. A highly anticipated event in the San Diego
community, dozens of vessels take to the water for the parade.

Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights      Dec. 13
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dressed
up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant
onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach.

Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo     Dec. 13 – Jan. 4
Jungle Bells are ringing – it’s holiday time! During Jungle Bells
presented by California Coast Credit Union, the San Diego Zoo
is transformed into a magical winter wonderland.

Poway’s Christmas in the Park      Dec. 14
San Diego’s furriest festive parade returns to Downtown as
the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Downtown Ace
Hardware takes over the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter.

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade      Dec. 14
Are you looking for a great way to get into the holiday spirit
and create family memories that will last a lifetime? Witness
Christmas traditions come to life!

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights      Dec. 14 – 21
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM | Recurs every Sunday
Join us for the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, an annual timehonored
holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating
community. The parade takes place on San Diego Bay with more
than 80 boats lavishly decorated to a new theme each year. Held
on two consecutive Sundays in December, the parade proceeds
from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero,
Seaport Village, and the Ferry Landing in Coronado. Whether
you’re a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive
and delightful experience for all!

Ponsettia Bowl Gaslamp March      Dec. 21
Marching bands and spirit squads from the participating
universities will parade from each end of 5th Avenue performing
holiday classics, and meeting up at Market Street for a heartpounding
Battle of the Bands!

National University Holiday Bowl     Dec. 27
Teams from the Pac-12 conference and the Big 12 conference
will square off in the annual National University Holiday Bowl.