Featured San Diego Holiday Events

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Looking for fun San Diego holiday events? Check out our list of festive events all around town and get ready to celebrate the holidays San Diego style!

Dec 7 
Snow Mountain 2018 - A chance to play in the snow in San Diego. Special appearance by Santa & his elves.
Port of San Diego & Coronado

Dec 7
Coronado Holiday Parade - Join the Coronado Chamber of Commerce for the 43rd annual Coronado holiday parade.  Prime viewing spot between 8th St & RH Dana Place
Coronado

Dec 7 & 8 
Holiday in the La Mesa Village
Annual event hosted by the city of La Mesa. Join the city for holiday activities, traditions, craft booths, food & more!
La Mesa Village

Dec 7 & 8 
December Nights
City of San Diego’s 41st annual free holiday festival. Entertainment, vendors selling handmade goods, food trucks & more!
Balboa Park

Dec 9 
Holiday Market & Tree Lighting
Quartyard is announcing the return of their holiday market & tree lighting ceremony
Quartyard – East Village 

Dec 9 & 16
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
Join the Port of San Diego for the 47th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, a holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community!
San Diego Bay

Dec 12
Gingerbread House Decorating Party
4th annual gingerbread house decorating party, hosted by Queenstown Public House. Queenstown will provide a gingerbread house kit in exchange for a donated, unwrapped toy.
Queenstown Public House

Dec 14
Lil’ Jon @ Omnia 
Click the link above for comped entry!
Omnia San Diego

Dec 15
San Diego Santa Run
San Diego’s 6th annual santa run
Pacific Beach – Garnet Avenue

Dec 15
Pacific Beach Holiday Parade
38th annual PB Holiday Parade
Garnet Avenue – from Haines to Bayard

Dec 15 & Dec 22
Holiday Movies on the Beach 
Join the Hotel del Coronado for a movie under the stars on the beach
Hotel del Coronado

Dec 15
Ugly Sweater Holiday Brunch
Bust out your “ugly sweater” and head to Searsucker in the Gaslamp for a fun holiday brunch as DJ Mike White blasts your favorite holiday beats
Searsucker San Diego

Dec 17 – Dec 30
Winter Wonderland @ The Grand Del Mar
Enjoy the magical holiday season at The Grand!  Holiday events include snow hill sledding, ferris wheel and carousel rides, s’mores, Moët & Chandon champagne garden, 25-foot Christmas tree, holiday shopping, & more!
Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Dec 28
G-Eazy @ Parq
Parq Nightclub

Dec 1 – 31
Miracle Pop-Up
Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar serving holiday cocktails in a festive setting.  Polite Provisions is the only San Diego location featuring the holiday pop-up at this point!
Polite Provisions

Dec 1 – 31
San Diego Botanic Garden of Lights
Visit the San Diego Botanic Gardens during this holiday season to see the garden light up at night with more than 125,000 sparkling lights.
San Diego Botanic Gardens