Here’s A Great Big List Of Things To Do In San Diego This Weekend

Christmas is this Sunday, but we know that just because the holidays are here, there’s no reason to be cooped up at home all weekend. Below are the best things happening in San Diego this weekend. Don’t be a homebody! Get on out there and have fun. Oh, and happy holidays!

December 23

Ugly Christmas Sweaters at Barrel Republic 
Barrel Republic wants to thank you for your patronage this past year by giving you the deal of a lifetime! Show up wearing an ugly Christmas sweater and you’ll receive 20 percent off your bar tab. Yes, you read that correctly.

Surf Night at Culture Brewing Co. 
Head on over to Culture Brewing Co. for your fix on all things surfing. Every Friday night, check out surfing highlights and partake in surfing trivia. You don’t need to be a surfing expert to enjoy the festivities!

Skating by the Sea
If you’re looking to really get in the Christmas spirit, head on over to Hotel del Coronado and skate by the sea. It’s the perfect winter-y activity. Oh, and the rink is open until January 2nd!

Ugly Sweater Party at Second Chance Brewing Company 
Prizes for the best ugly Christmas sweaters will be handed out, and all proceeds and tips go to Breast Cancer Angels. Getting drunk for a good cause? Sign us up.

Jingle Bells at the San Diego Zoo
Through the second of January, head on over to the San Diego Zoo and check out the amazing holiday decor they have on display. Plus, who doesn’t love hanging out with zoo animals?

Whale Watching
Whale watching season is officially underway. Whether you’re wanting to check out the magnificent sea creatures via kayak, boat, or cruise, this is something that should not be missed. Plus, it’s a great thing to do if you have out of town guests!

Snow Days at Legoland
Another great activity for out of town guests, Snow Days at Legoland is a crowd pleaser! Enjoy all of Legoland’s normal attractions and rides — plus lots of fun holiday decor!

The Nutcracker
Through the 24th, catch “The Nutcracker” and enjoy one of Christmas’ most beloved traditions.

Garden of Lights at the Botanic Garden
If you’re looking for a great family activity to do during the holiday season, head on over to the Botanic Garden and check out the amazing light displays. It won’t disappoint. (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day.)

December 24

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Neighborhood Christmas Displays
A great Christmas Eve activity is to drive around and check out the amazing Christmas light displays put on by many neighborhoods. Grab your hot cocoa and crank up the Christmas carols. A fun activity for the whole family!

Seas ‘n Greetings 
Okay, this is pretty cool. Head on over to Birch Aquarium and see if you can spot Santa (hint: he’s scuba diving!). Whether you have kids or are just a kid at heart, this is admittedly one of the cooler Christmas events we’ve seen.

Victorian Tea at Hotel del Coronado 
If you’re looking to spend Christmas Eve in style, then head on over to Hotel del Coronado and have high tea. They’ll be serving traditional teas, desserts, and finger sandwiches. Just be sure to call ahead and reserve a table!

Naughty or Nice Mixology Class
A fun activity (for grown-ups only) is the Naughty or Nice Mixology class offered by Odysea Lounge. Offered at 3pm, it’ll provide a nice break from the holiday craziness.

Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise
What better way to spend Christmas Eve than on a yacht decorated for the holidays? Reservations fill up quickly, so make sure to check ahead of time for availability.

Grab a Cocktail and Escape the Stress
If you’re looking to take a break from all of the celebrating, then why not head to a local watering hole and grab a nice stiff cocktail (or, you know, a few). Whether you’re in the mood for a fancy house-made cocktail or simply looking to have a local beer, we’ve got something for everyone on the list.

December 25

Pacific Beach Shore Club
Head on over to Pacific Beach Shore Club in your pajamas (no, really) and party off your food coma and/or hangover. If you show up in a onesie, drinks are 20 percent off!

Christmas Brunch at The Abbey
If you’re looking for a boozy Christmas brunch then check out The Abbey. They offer a champagne brunch that you really do not want to miss. What better way to deal with the holiday stress than by drinking it all away?

Christmas Brunch at Coasterra 
Another great option for brunch. The set menu is $54.95 a person. It’s totally worth it when you take a look at the menu — and remember that you don’t have to worry about the dishes.

Christmas Brunch at The Prado at Balboa Park
Another set menu at — you guessed it — $54.95 per person, this will be sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Christmas Lunch or Dinner at Ruth’s Chris
Feel like having a perfectly cooked steak on Christmas? Well, you’re in luck. Head on over to Ruth’s Chris. Just be sure to make a reservation. Tables are filling up quickly.

All Day Christmas Buffet at The Westgate Hotel
The beautiful Westgate Hotel is a picturesque place to spend Christmas day (or Christmas Eve! They are open the 24th as well). The buffet is sure to have everything to please everyone in your group. Don’t miss out.