Camp Christmas At Pine Valley Returns For 3rd Annual Event

Camp Christmas at Pine Valley is lighting the campfire for its third annual holiday festival, with 20 nights of holiday joy planned for the greater San Diego community.

Tickets are now on sale for this season, which opens Friday, November 17 for back-to-back weekends, Friday through Sunday, then December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 and 19-23; each evening, 5:30 to 9:00.

Camp Christmas

With all the lights and sounds of the holidays, Camp Christmas is an explosion of the holiday season all in one place! From a colorful dancing water show to holiday photo opps, winter hayrides and train rides, as well as “Sappy,” The Talking Christmas Tree – there’s something for everyone that will boost the holiday spirit.

Additionally, there’s archery, bounce houses, and a popular game room, while the highlight of every evening is a 7-minute presentation of “The Christmas Guest,” performed twice a night.

For an additional fee, guests can partake in laser tag, tree top climbing wall and face painting. There’s also a very popular Sugar Shack, and multiple dining options. See a full list of attractions below.

Camp Christmas attractions

The following attractions are included with each ticket purchase:

Lights & Sounds of the Season

The trees of Pine Valley will come to life as hundreds of thousands of lights dance to the beat of your favorite Christmas songs at the top of every hour. Grab some hot cocoa and enjoy this festive light show that will mesmerize all ages. Four different programmed shows each night at the top of the hour – 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and a stirring closing
finale at 9:00 featuring Handel’s Majestic “Hallelujah Chorus!”

H20 on the Glow – Dancing Water Show!

Be amazed by the visual effects of the dancing waters, complete with computerized lighting programmed to musical holiday favorites. Four different performances will take place each night, three on the half-hour at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, culminating in a 9 o’clock spectacular grand finale. Both the dancing waters and magical light display are both beautifully synchronized to Handel’s Majestic “Hallelujah Chorus!”

Bow & Arrow Arcade

Test your archery skills by playing at the brand-new Bow and Arrow Arcade. Five chances per turn to shoot your arrows through the target holes. Get a bullseye and win “Camp Christmas Cash” ($1 value). Camp Christmas Cash can be used towards purchases at the Summit Grill Snack Bar, Altitude Coffee Shop, and Rick’s Bar-B-Q (Limit two coupons per person).

Bounce Houses

Bring the kiddos over to Candy Cane Corner where you will find multiple bounce houses, and all kinds of fun for ages 12 and under.

Game Room

While at Camp Christmas, stop by the Game Room and enjoy your favorite indoor games like Ping Pong, Pool, Air Hockey, and Foosball.

“Sappy,” The Talking Christmas Tree

Bring the kids by to meet “Sappy,” the only talking Christmas Tree in San Diego County! Your child will get an ear-full from the official host of Camp Christmas.

Holiday Theater – Live Entertainment

Don’t miss the 7-minute moving presentation of “The Christmas Guest.” Performances are twice nightly, once at 6:15 and then again at 8:15 at our Live Entertainment Theater inside Snowflake Village.  Find your seat and expect to be blessed.

Holiday Photobooth

Seal your holiday memories for all time by stopping by our festive photo booth with room for your whole group. You will also find four other photo-op spots located throughout the campground where you can collect your holiday memories with your phone’s camera!

The Nativity

As your holiday evening comes to a close and you exit the campground, journey back to the very first Christmas with Camp Christmas’ portrayal of the story that forever changed the world. See Joseph, Mary, and the Holy Child, along with the Shepherds and Wise Men displayed in this dramatic, oversized presentation. The angel said, “Thou shall call His name Jesus.”

Winter Wonderland Hayrides

This year’s hayrides take you on a completely brand-new scenic trail with lots of surprises along the way. Rides are 20 minutes long and are free, but you must have a ticket to secure your seat and timeslot. Get your tickets early. First come, first served.

Pine Valley Train Depot

Have the kids catch a ride on one of our self-powered Camp Christmas Train “Speeders.” All aboard!

Attractions that require a nominal fee:

Laser Tag: $10 for 15 mins | Laser Tag is every 30 minutes beginning at 6:00 and continues at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30PM. There is a $10 charge for 15 minutes of play for up to 30 “Taggers” per game. Sign up early to secure your time slot.

Tree Top Climbing Wall: $5 per climb | Test your climbing skills and reach for the highest peak, just like rock climbing. Fun for the entire family!

Face Painting: $5 for large designs | Children of all ages can choose their favorite design from our Christmas collection. Small designs are free; larger designs are $5.

Elevation Gift Shop | Be sure and visit the gift shop featuring unique gifts, perfect for the holiday season!

Alpine Peak Buffet | Enjoy your favorite hot soups, chili, and salad bar along with fresh cornbread and garlic cheese toast at the all-you-can-eat Alpine Peak Buffet Dining Hall. Children are $9.00, 16 and older $12.00. Doors open from 6PM to 8PM. Drinks are available for $2.00.

Rick’s Bar-B-Q | Choose between a delicious hot shredded Bar-B-Q pork or chicken sandwich on a colossal Kings Hawaiian Roll; $10.00 combo includes coleslaw or mac and cheese, chips, and a cold drink. A two Hawaiian Roll “slider” combo is $8.00.

Summit Grill Snack Bar | Be sure to visit the Snack Bar and enjoy delicious ¼ and ½ pound burgers with all the fix-ins! Also, on the menu find Chicken Strips, Fried Shrimp, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, French Fries, Onion Rings, Funnel Cake, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Fountain Sodas, and more!

Altitude Cafe Coffee Shop | Our Coffee Shop is stocked with your favorite hot drinks, made to order, as well as iced coffees, Italian sodas, ice-blended mochas, and more.

Sugar Shack | Sweet treats are the only thing on the menu at The Camp Christmas Sugar Shack. Freshly spun cotton candy, hot popcorn, barrels of old-fashioned candies and much, much more!

S’mores Galore! | The fire is blazing and all you need to do is grab a S’more’s kit and toast that marshmallow to your heart’s content. 2 pack $4.00 – 4-pack $7.00

See you there!

Camp Christmas is located at 8668 Pine Creek Road in Pine Valley (91962). The altitude at Camp Christmas is 4,000 feet and the evenings can be a bit chilly. Warm clothing – winter jackets, snow hats, scarves, and gloves – are recommended. 

Dogs and other pets are not allowed at Camp Christmas due to insurance and safety reasons. Service dogs are permitted if licensed verification is provided.

Guests are invited to follow along on social media, Instagram & Facebook, for sneak peeks and more details. For questions, contact [email protected].

For more information, visit the Pine Valley website here.

See you there, San Diego!

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    November 17, 2023 5:30 pm
  • End Date
    December 23, 2023 9:00 pm
  • Status
    All done
  • Location
  • Address
    Camp Christmas, 8668 Pine Creek Road Pine Valley, CA 91962
  • Tickets
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Event Details
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    November 17, 2023 5:30 pm
  • End Date
    December 23, 2023 9:00 pm
  • Status
    All done
  • Location
  • Address
    Camp Christmas, 8668 Pine Creek Road Pine Valley, CA 91962
  • Tickets
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