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

Check out this week’s Big List of Things To Do in San Diego this Weekend and make your plans!

Kick off the festive season with back-to-back tree lighting events that will illuminate the city with a warm glow. And if you’re looking for some frosty fun, go ice skating, perfect for creating lasting winter memories with friends and family. December Nights events make our city come alive with dazzling lights, delicious treats, and an abundance of holiday spirit.

If that’s not enough…there is plenty more below! Have a great weekend!

Top Concerts In San Diego This Week

Classical music aficionados won’t want to miss the acclaimed pianist Seong-Jin Cho, known for his mesmerizing Chopin interpretations. For those into electronic beats, Flosstradamus brings a high-energy set, and reggaetón enthusiasts can experience Mora’s atmospheric style.

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The 11 Best Neighborhoods To See Christmas Lights In San Diego

Just because it doesn’t snow in San Diego and the temperature rarely drops below 60 degrees, it doesn’t mean that we don’t know how to get into the holiday spirit! So when you are feeling those Christmas vibes, here’s where to go to see the best Christmas lights in San Diego!

Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero Announces Its Year-End Holiday Lineup

The Rooftop Cinema Club schedule is loaded with everyone’s favorite holiday films, including Elf, Home Alone, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Grinch, It’s a Wonderful Life and a plethora of others.

Thursday, November 30

Experience The Magic Of The Holiday Season At The Iconic La Valencia Hotel

A favorite event to officially kick off the season, join the Pink Lady’s Lighting Ceremony. Delight in homemade treats, live music, carolers, and children’s crafts while counting down to the tree lighting. This event is open to all, and no reservations are required for entry.

Step Into A Winter Wonderland At Belmont Park

From classic rides and attractions, festive activities, family – friendly entertainment to holiday treats and cozy drinks – we guarantee there’s something for everyone.

Rady Children’s Ice Rink At Liberty Station Returns

Now in it’s 27th season, the ice rink is open seven days a week. Net proceeds from the rink will benefit the Thriving After Cancer program in the Rady Children’s Hospital’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Spend a Day at Westfield UTC’s Peppermint Beach Club

This exciting new concept offers families, friends, visitors, and locals a perfect place to celebrate the holidays and relish in the magic of the North Pole San Diego style. Peppermint Beach Club will dazzle and delight with an array of activities including fabulous parties, retailer pop-ups, fan-favorite snowfall, playful visits with Mrs. Claus and the elves, and a live DJ to help spread holiday cheer,

Things to do in San Diego in November

Hotel Del Coronado Celebrate the 2023 Holiday Season With “A Twenties Holiday Affair”

Celebrate the holidays in style as we take a look back 100 years to the glittering art-deco extravagance of the 1920s. For the 2023 season, The Del will razzle-dazzle with breathtaking lights and festive décor in emerald green, shimmering silver and gold, delicate pearls, and velvet.​

Friday, December 1

Kick Off The Holiday Season At December Nights In Balboa Park

The family-friendly event brings the community together to enjoy the lights, the sounds, the attractions, and of course, the amazing food of the holiday season.

El Milagro del Recuerdo, A Holiday Mariachi Opera, Takes Center Stage At San Diego Opera

Sung in Spanish (with English and Spanish text projected above the stage), this new mariachi opera, a prequel to 2013’s Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, lovingly explores family traditions in the face of life-changing decisions and dreams of something more.

Camp Christmas At Pine Valley Returns

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.

big list of things to do in san diego this weekend

Japanese Friendship Garden & Museum Presents December Nights

Visit the Japanese Friendship Garden and Museum during December Nights to enjoy holiday decor and beverages from our Hot Chocolate Tavern or Beer and Sake Garden. Visit the crafting station to get an ornament with your name in Japanese, and shop local vendors!

Winter WNDRland WNDR Museum

Celebrating the Expansive Chill of the Winter Season at Winter WNDRland:Iced

Serving as a stark contrast to the warmth and coziness that many seek during this time of year, Winter WNDRland: Iced In welcomes you to explore the untouched beauty of the frozen landscape and see the world through a different lens.

December Nights at One Paseo

One Paseo will twinkle with festive holiday lights. The urban village will transform into a Winter Wonderland where guests can enjoy snow cascading from the rooftops, throughout the plaza throughout December.

Saturday, December 2

Jingle All The Way To This Year’s Annual Little Italy Tree Lighting And Christmas Village

Nothing marks the start of winter quite like watching one of San Diego’s most iconic neighborhoods go through a festive transformation with 10-foot-tall nutcrackers, kinetic tree holiday displays on street corners, and twinkling Christmas light throughout the 48-square blocks.

Makers Arcade Holiday Fair At The Port Of San Diego Returns To Broadway Pier

The popular annual shopping event will host over 135 local makers for a seasonal shopping experience with photo displays, gourmet food, live music, cocktails, workshops and much more!

December at The Conrad

Celebrate December At The Conrad With The Magic of Bubbles

It’s all about the BUBBLES when Italian clown and actor MICHELE CAFAGGI comes to town with his show “The Magic of Bubbles” as part of our ConRAD Kids Series.

Cocktails For A Cause

Positive Movement Foundation To Host 3rd Annual Cocktails For A Cause

After last year’s incredible success, the holiday event of the season will include craft cocktails, delectable bites, live entertainment, a live and silent auction, and more special surprises.

The Barn Redefined Hosts Annual Christmas At The Barn

Decking the halls at their original store location, 14051 Midland Road in Poway (92064), The Barn Redefined is excited to host another Christmas-themed festival ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’.

Light Up Your Weekend With Lightscape At San Diego Botanic Garden

This year’s custom-designed one-mile walking trail will feature brand-new international artistic installations along with returning favorites that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound.

Sunday, December 3

Jingle Jets transforms Midway into a Winter Wonderland

The USS Midway Museum will deck out the carrier from bow to stern with hundreds of thousands of twinkling and shimmering lights to celebrate this year’s holidays with “Jingle Jets,” its inaugural festive lighting experience.

Experience A Delightful Blend Of Cuisine & Craft Beer At SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off

Get ready to savor an array of chili concoctions, each crafted with passion and expertise by local chili enthusiasts. Whether you prefer your chili mild, medium, or scorching hot, you’re sure to find a flavor that tickles your taste buds.

San Marcos Holiday Market

North City Set To Host The 4th Annual San Marcos Holiday Market

The community can enjoy a full day of live holiday music as they shop for unique holiday gifts, decorations, and pre-packaged goodies or enjoy a variety of hot food from over 120+ local artisans and vendors.

Rigs & Brews Toy Drive: Join For A Festive Day Of Food, Beer, & Giving

Gather family, friends and fur babies to make the holiday season awesome for those in need. Join this special holiday toy drive edition of Rigs & Brews to enjoy overland vehicles, food, beers and cheer!

Carruth Cellars To Host Christmas Market Celebration At HANGAR76 In Oceanside

Carruth Cellars is set to kick off the holiday cheer with a delightful Christmas Market right at its Oceanside urban winery tasting room at HANGAR76. The festivities promise an enchanting day filled with holiday spirit.

Visit holiday-themed art installations at Liberty Station

Get in the holiday spirit with outdoor, holiday-themed art installations created by Liberty Station’s ARTS DISTRICT resident artists and in partnership with the NTC Foundation. Visitors are invited to enjoy a self-guided tour to see each piece located on Historic Decatur Road between Barracks 19 and Liberty Public Market.

Chula Vista Welcomes The Return Of The Starlight Parade & Festival

Grab your holiday attire, light accessories, and hold on to your reindeer horns because the Starlight Parade is coming back to Chula Vista this holiday season after a three-year hiatus!

JFG & SD Sake Club Present Kanpai Sake 201

Learn from the experts the history and process of making and partaking in this unique beverage. From drinking sake at different temperatures to a variety of cups, this is a program you won’t want to miss!

Check Out Alila Marea Beach Resort’s Local Special Through End Of Year

Everyone can use a staycation every now and then, and it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place to do it than Alila Marea Beach Resort. Luckily, it just got more affordable for locals to book a visit through the end of the year!

See you there, San Diego!

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