The Big List Of Things To Do This Weekend In San Diego

Christmas is just around the corner now, folks, and you can sooo feel it in this big list we’ve cooked up for you this weekend.  Happy Holidays!

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Thursday, December 20

Bernardo Winery Hosts Breakfast With Santa And His Mimosa-Pouring Helpers

Hey, moms and dads! Here’s something your kids will truly enjoy this holiday – a meeting with Santa at the beautiful Bernardo Winery!

A Cosmic Experience Awaits At The Spaceman Of Ocean Beach Art Reception

Join Kilowatt Brewing at their Ocean Beach Tasting Room for a special one-of-a-kind exhibit of the cosmic black light paintings of the Spaceman of Ocean Beach. There will be rare, original Spaceman art on display only during the reception.

More Than 125,000 Sparkling Lights Await At The Garden Of Lights The Whole Month Of December

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.

Birch Aquarium Whale Watching Kicks off Adventure On The High Seas

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.

Friday, December 21

Salsa Under The Stars This Holiday Season At The Seaport District

Get them feet and hips ready for another night of salsa with Manny Cepeda and his crew at the Seaport District ‘s amazing outdoor courtyard! This is your last chance to salsa under the stars in 2018!

The San Diego Symphony Is Back With “Noel, Noel”, An Annual Concert

The San Diego Symphony invites you to make Copley Symphony Hall your home for the holidays at the annual “Noel Noel” concert.

Celebrate The Best Time Of The Year At The Parq Holiday Party

We celebrate the best time of the year with our closest friends and Parq wants in! Grab a ticket to their holiday party featuring OPEN BAR from 10pm-12:30am

Cygnet Theatre’s Holiday Tradition Continues With A Christmas Carol

Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Sean Murray, with original score by Billy Thompson, this production is a re-imagined take on the original holiday classic featuring lively music, unique puppets and live sound effects.

The Iconic Skating By The Sea® Returns To The Del

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.

Saturday, December 22

‘Tis The Season To Rock Ugly Sweaters And Go On A Cocktail Cruise

Come aboard the only floating holiday happy hour in San Diego! Join hosts Tati and Frankie, plus DJ Gigi from JAM’N 95.7, for the ultimate ugly sweater party on the water.

Moonlight, Marshmallows & Movie Night Featuring Buddy The Elf

Join us for a chilly evening in the cozy Flower Hill courtyard theater. Don’t miss a special appearance from Buddy the Elf while you watch the Elf movie.

The Adventure Begins At Holiday By The Bay

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. Your family would also get to toast s’mores, sip festive cocktails, and marvel at a spectacular interactive light show.

Beachfront Holiday Fun And Toy Drive At Belmont Park

Belmont Park is turning up the holiday celebrations this year with their first annual ‘Beachfront Holiday Fun’ festivities! Beachfront Holiday Fun will feature Santa Saturdays – a FREE photo op with Santa every Saturday through December 22 located at Belmont Park’s Food Court Stage.

Watch Holiday Movies Under The Stars On The Beach At The Hotel Del

File this one under “Only in San Diego”. The Hotel Del Coronado is hosting a special edition of Movies on the Beach with holiday films under the stars on Del Beach.

Sunday, December 23

Rady Children’s Ice Rink At Liberty Station Returns To Kick Off The Holiday Season

Special happenings at the ice rink including Gulls Night and events with live entertainment will take place throughout the season, too.

Rising Tide At San Diego Art Institute

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.

Birch Aquarium Transformed Into Winter Wonderland For Seas ‘N’ Greetings

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!

Every Day Is Winter Wonderland At The Grand Del Mar

The Grand Del Mar is pulling out all the stops for the holidays this year! Every day until the last day of December, it’s going to be a magical Winter Wonderland at the stunning hotel – a perfect environment for a special holiday experience.