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

Lit up trees, carol singing, and chilly temperatures abound – this weekend is definitely the official start of the holiday season! And there’s a lot to do this weekend in San Diego to experience it!

Yes, this is a very promising weekend indeed! ‘Tis the time to get out there!

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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.

Let It Glow! Let It Glow! Let It Glow!

Bioluminescence is more than beautiful, it also helps creatures survive. Get hands on with glowing activities, meet scientists who study illuminating creatures, celebrate the season with living light!

Take Your Pizza-Making Skills To The Next Level With Authentic Italian Pizza Crafters

November is National Pizza Month! What better way to celebrate than with the most authentic Italian pizza crafters – Ambrogio15 with Sam the Cooking Guy!

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

A wonderful San Diego holiday tradition continues! Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and Liberty Station welcome San Diegans to kick off the holiday season with outdoor ice skating at the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station!

Friday, November 30th

The Adventure Begins At Holiday By The Bay

Gather loved ones for sweet and savory fare and delight in activities of the season from stocking trimming to cookie decorating.

Mesmerica: A 360 Visual Music Journey At Balboa Park

Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist, James Hood, together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art.

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.

Saturday, December 1

125,000 Sparkling Lights Await At The Garden Of Lights

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.

Westfield UTC Mall Into A Magical Winter Wonderland

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!

Annual Tree Lighting At The Village 

It’s that time of year again! Join us at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch for the annual lighting, including live music, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus and sweet holiday treats!

DAY MVS In The Park

FNGRS CRSSD returns to our favorite grassy knoll for a December DAY MVS dance. Petco Park will come alive with two stages featuring Jai Wolf, Luttrell, Tube & Berger, Serge Devant + more!

Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village Is Celebrating Its 20th Anniversary

A 25-foot tower of more than 1,100 beautiful Poinsettias will be located in the center of Piazza Basilone and a permanent 20-foot tall live tree in the Piazza della Famiglia.

Sunday, December 2nd

Shop Local at the Local Holiday Bazaar at Liberty Station!

Convoy Nights: A Holiday Gathering

Convoy Nights will feature holiday specials at the hottest Asian eateries, cafes, bars, and more for your friends and family to enjoy!

Cygnet Theatre’s Holiday Tradition Continues With A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol returns to Cygnet Theatre for it’s fifth season of cheer. And while it has become a tried and true holiday favorite, each year it’s kept fresh and new.

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!