The Big List Of Things To Do In San Diego This WeekendSee + Do December 12th to 15th
Thursday, December 12
The magic of the holidays meets the magic of the underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego during Seas ‘n’ Greetings, a month-long holiday celebration featuring SEAsonal activities for the whole family.
Experience the enchantment of a winter wonderland as flakes of white snow float down from above for a picture-perfect holiday moment with family & friends.
The Wonderspaces VR Showcase offers visitors an opportunity to experience four extraordinary virtual reality short films – previously seen at festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW – during the course of a one-hour visit.
Visit parts of the Zoo, savor a complimentary beverage (choice of either one beer, soda, or water), talk with a keeper, meet some animal ambassadors up close, enjoy a variety of music, and take part in the ugly sweater contest.
Light up your bikes, wear your best/ugliest holiday attire (the crazier the better) and come and enjoy the holiday spirit with us!
Come to Gepetto’s now through to December 18th and donate to their toy drive initiative for USO supporting our local military families.
The Westin and Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa are bringing holiday cheer to North County this year. The dual resort will transform into a Southern California winter wonderland to host its annual Holiday Nights
Mingle Bells will take over The Moxy San Diego! Enjoy bites and booze under the neon glow. Throw out all your conventional ideas about stuffy holiday soirees and get ready to party – One Club style. It’s going to be lit!
Pacifica Del Mar‘s Annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party is happening and you’re invited! Wear your ugliest sweater for a chance at winning prizes for best sweater and best couples outfit!
Friday, December 13
Sip a cup of holiday cheer in The Westgate’s Bordeaux Room. A melodious harp will accompany a spread of holiday beverages, premium teas, house-made petit fours, and canapés.
Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season.
Belmont Park is getting into the spirit of the season this year with its first annual Winter Wonder holiday spectacular on weekends from Dec. 1 through Jan. 5th.
A holiday tradition for the entire family, little ones are invited to participate in the Teddy Bear Teas, followed by a visit from Santa Claus. Holiday beverages, premium teas, fresh house-made pastries, and desserts will be available. Each child will get a one-on-one with Santa and will receive a keepsake teddy bear.
Saint Archer Brewing Company is proud to present “Family Portraits” a photo exhibit with renowned skateboard culture photographer and brewery ambassador, Mike Blabac.
Saturday, December 14
This year marks the 39th Annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade! Please join us for this fun-filled community event to celebrate the holidays together in Pacific Beach.
This Saturday marks the 120th Army-Navy college football matchup, a rivalry with a storied tradition like no other in sports. And to celebrate, Pacific Beach Shore Club, found at 4343 Ocean Boulevard, is hosting a weekend-long, WinterFest event you won’t want to miss out on!
Santacon is coming to Pacific Beach! Get the squad together and start planning those crazy Santa costumes! Your favorite bars on Mission have planned a full day of jolly Christmas-themed specials just for you.
After two-and-a-half years perfecting their BBQ on the road, brothers Jeremy and Joshua George are opening their first restaurant, Smokin J’s BBQ, in Poway, California.
Babycakes was born in Hillcrest and has been a destination landmark and tourist attraction for over a decade in the neighborhood. Chris Stavros and his team are ready to serve the gayborhood.
For the whole month of December Cucina Enoteca will be donating a percentage of each glass or bottle of Cucina wine sold to benefit Marine’s Toys For Tots initiative as part of their Sip + Support program. Also call now to reserve your table to have Lunch with Santa at Cucina.
Celebrate this holiday season at Westfield UTC as it transforms into a winter wonderland with glistening lights and classic carols, offering a collection of activities from seasonal performances, amazing headlining acts in partnership with STAR 94.1, photos with Santa, holiday sips and savory treats, along with winter-themed crafts and fun activities for the entire family.
THE MED’s award-winning afternoon tea returns for the holidays. Enjoy a variety of teas, delectable sandwiches and homemade sweets set to ocean views and elevate your experience with champagne selections.
Gather round in Le Fontainebleau for a bountiful breakfast buffet featuring seasonal favorites where little ones will be treated with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Sunday, December 15
Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter for the 12th Annual Just Food For Dogs Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade. Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes for this jolly promenade and Holiday Pet Market.
Add a little sparkle to your Sunday brunch for a special holiday edition of T23 Hotel‘s Bubbly & Brunch at the Beach series. Wine professionals from Champagne Billecart-Salmon are excited to pour out 4 champagne-paired courses at JRDN’s oceanfront setting.
Locals and visitors are invited once again to partake in the magic of the holiday season with a family-friendly event, encompassing a joyous afternoon of a narrated performance of The Nutcracker by San Diego Ballet, scrumptious treats and hot cocoa, photo opportunities with Santa, an interactive demonstration by the Ballet, and much more!
Learn how to work with tempered dark chocolate and make delicious holiday treats like a pro. Ticket includes a punch bowl cocktail, hands-on chocolate dipping experience, and plenty of handmade treats to take home!
The Holiday Market Spectacular at Lomaland Fermentorium will transform into a winter wonderland of holiday cheer, tasty snacks, delicious beverages, some of the most excellent holiday gifts that money can buy, & also Santa.
This special event is pet-friendly, so you can bring your own “Max” to the screening! This is also a family-friendly event, with tickets available for ages 3+. Doors open at 5 p.m. and movie screens at 6 p.m.!
See you there!