The Big List Of Things To Do This Weekend In San DiegoSee + Do December 6th to 9th
This IS a really big list this weekend, with the holiday activities kicking into high gear! You have a really fun and busy weekend ahead of you, San Diego! Ho, ho, ho!
Friday, December 7
December Nights will feature our favorite holiday traditions, including light displays, choir performances, Santa Claus and the annual tree lighting.
The ice rink will stay open daily except on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and will be featured in Liberty Station’s Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivities with special performances, Skating Santa and live entertainment in the Central Promenade.
Curated by San Diego Art Institute ‘s Deputy Director, Sarah Trujillo-Porter, the multi-media show will feature solo exhibitions by Francisco Eme, Jacob Sundstrom, and Jana Brike.
A Christmas Carol returns to Cygnet Theatre for its fifth season of cheer. And while it has become a tried and true holiday favorite, each year it’s kept fresh and new.
The magic of the holidays meets the magic of the underwater world at Birch Aquarium during Seas ‘n’ Greetings, a month-long holiday celebration featuring SEAsonal activities (get it?!) for the whole family!
Set sail with us as we embark on this Special Edition Nightmare Before Christmas Inspired Brews Cruise.
It’s that time of year! Gather your friends and join us at The New Children’s Museum for a free drink, lots of dancing, and a fun party inspired by art, play and the holidays.
Experience all the ARTS DISTRICT has to offer by attending a FREE Friday Night Liberty art walk. Taking place on the first Friday of every month.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront ‘s newly re-imagined holiday tradition features an exhilarating ride down a two-story 100-foot ice slide and a spin in an ice bumper car.
Saturday, December 8
Come and join us for the annual Makers Arcade Holiday Fair and discover one-of-a-kind makers!
This year will be bigger and filled with more surprises and entertainment! Multi-platinum recording artists, The Jets, will be headlining the festival.
Hey, yogis, there’s a magical donation-based yoga classes every Saturday until January 19th at one of the most beautiful places in San Diego.
Belmont Park is turning up the holiday celebrations this year with their first annual ‘Beachfront Holiday Fun’ festivities!
If you haven’t been to the Westfield UTC Mall in a while, you are up for a serious surprise – the place has seriously taken the mall game to a new level!
Celebrate the holiday season in tiki-style with a Krampus twist at Tiki Trader San Diego. Artists are invited to take part in the Krampus theme, showcasing art, clothing, jewelry etc.
Bring the kids to see Santa and his Reindeer, Rudolph & Dancer. It’s going to be magical! Have a lot of fun playing in the snow. Witness tree lighting, menorah lighting, caroling, and so much more!
Sunday, December 9
Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 47th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds.
Yes, you read that correctly! Dim Sum Brunch is right around the corner with Chef Brian Redzikowski’s favorite Dim Sum offerings.
The wait is over – Skating by the Sea® returns to The Del! It’s time to marvel once again at this spectacular beachfront ice rink featuring stunning views of the Pacific and benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego.
After the sun goes down in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience.
The tours depart twice daily aboard the Marietta, a comfortable, two-story whale watching yacht, featuring 360-degree views from the main level and upper sundeck, multiple restrooms and free guest WiFi.