Living in one of the best climates in the country holiday activities in San Diego need not be restricted to only the indoors. We have catered many private holiday functions but thought we would share with you here some of the great public events happening in San Diego over the next few weeks.
December Nights is the heart of the holidays for San Diego families and friends. Featuring dazzling lights; dancers, choirs, and bands; incredible food; amazing attractions; and free admission, December Nights is a treasured tradition that kicks off the holiday season for young and old alike.
The 46th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bay-front crowds during the evenings of December 10 and 17, 2017. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme, “Arrrgh. A Pirate’s Christmas”
Presented by the Port of San Diego, the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights brings more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the shores of San Diego Bay each year. The procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the most iconic events in the region.
CELEBRATE A WINTER OF WHIMSY, WISHES & WONDER
Wednesday, December 6, at 4:00 PM
Join The Del for Coronado’s Annual Holiday Festival!
The evening will feature Skating by the Sea®, professional ice skating demonstrations and spectacular fireworks. Children will delight at Santa’s Village filled with games, prizes and photos with St. Nick. Best of all, families and friends will be front row at a holiday performance by Coronado’s schools.
Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter for The San Diego Union-Tribune Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Blue Buffalo. Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes for this jolly promenade and pet expo on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at MLK Promenade Park, adjacent to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101).
Welcome to the 60th Annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival ‘Christmas
Jewels’. It starts at Girard and Kline and continues with the Holiday Festival at the La
Jolla Rec Center. In its 91st year of operation, we honor La Valencia Hotel and Mark Dibella,
Managing Director as the Grand Marshals. Honorary Parade Marshals are Sally Fuller, Gary
Krahn, John Trifeletti, LJ Rotary, Henrik Christensen, Walter Munk and WWII veteran,
Bob Vallera. Dozens of floats, bands, marching units, equestrians, and vintage vehicles,
fire engines, and Beauty Queens will travel the parade route. A ‘Parade of Packards’,
courtesy of the San Diego Packard Club will carry Marshals and VIPs.
For the 60th year, Encinitas will kick off the holiday season at the 2017 Encinitas Holiday Parade, presented by Lazy Acres Natural Market on Saturday, December 2. Thousands of people will be on floats, on foot, in cars, and marching in bands while tens of thousands cheer them along the Parade route along Coast Highway 101. The nighttime parade theme for 2017 is “Celebrating the Arts!” Parade entries are gearing up to go all out, using decorations, performance, lights, music and art to show off what “Celebrating the Arts” means to them. 2017 could be the most creative and impressive parade yet, as many of our nearly 100 parade entries aim to win a prize in one of the Parade’s judged categories for lights, creativity, performance, music, spirit and overall impression.
Twinkling lights, festive foods, and merry performances transform the Zoo into a wild, glowing wonderland. The whole family will enjoy an exciting array of animal light sculptures, jingly, jazzy carols, acrobatic trampoline elves, and more. Join us for plenty of good cheer!