The Big List of Things To Do This Weekend

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

For those who don’t have anywhere else to be this Thanksgiving weekend, here are some events that will keep you busy all throughout the weekend if you are looking for things to do in San Diego.

Thursday, November 23

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Opening Day Of Skating By The Sea At The Hotel Del Coronado Is Here!

If you haven’t experienced the magic of ice skating by the sea at The Hotel Del Coronado, then it’s time to lace up those skates and take to the ice! This spectacular ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features stunning views of the Pacific and Coronado beach. Skating is $30 per person and ice skate rentals are included.

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The Old Globe Theatre Has Once Again Transformed Into The Snow-Covered Whoville

The show runs through December 24th, so you have time to see it – maybe even a couple of times! The Grinch will be performed on Saturday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m. for children on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as other families with special needs that may appreciate the welcoming and supportive environment this performance provides. Children under the age of three will be admitted to 11:00 a.m. performances only, which are open to all ages. This show is one of the top things to do in San Diego so check it out!

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Help Support San Diego’s Homeless At The Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K

San Diego has a bad homelessness problem, but it’s not hopeless. As one of San Diego’s largest homeless services providers, Father Joe’s Villages knows that everyone has the potential to rediscover hope. Every day, the organization helps more than 2,000 individuals access the resources they need to transform their lives. Proceeds from Thanksgiving Day 5K will help Father Joe’s Villages to prepare and serve more than one million meals to neighbors in need.

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Lace Up, Stretch It Out, And Join The Encinitas Turkey Trot & Food Drive!

Start your Thanksgiving Holiday fun with walk or run along the coast! The Encinitas Turkey Trot is back and quickly becoming a regular on the thankiving list of things to do in San Diego! What better way to start your Thanksgiving than a beautiful walk or run along the Pacific Coast in Encinitas to make room for your Thanksgiving feast?

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New Farmers Market Hits Horton Plaza Park

Farmers markets are so in… and they just keep getting more so in San Diego. Their markets provide a direct connection to not only hundreds of vendors in SoCal, but a direct connection to the community. Recurring Weekly Market We’re sure that after the Grand Opening event, you’ll be wanting to come back for more.

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Liberty Station Announces Their Lineup Of Holiday Celebrations

Liberty Station is a fantastic place to visit any time of year, but it’s magical during the holiday season when the 88-foot Norfolk pine is lit and the businesses break out the decorations! They recently announced the 2017 ‘Salute the Season’ holiday line up of events taking place over the holidays, and invite the community to enjoy festivities all season long.

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Global Winter Wonderland Is Coming To Town!

This “Circus of Lights” will feature more than 50 life-size structures, with a lot of them being newly designed and constructed just for San Diego. The large luminescent, hand-crafted lanterns and displays are inspired by international landscapes from around the world, such as the Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower. Children will have the chance to take photos with mascot Penny the Penguin, and visit Candyland, Toyland, and the North Pole.

Friday, November 24

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Pauly Shore Is Coming To The Comedy Store In La Jolla November 24-25th

Now, apart from touring, Shore is working on another documentary about his life spanning from the 70s to the 90s. Come see Pauly and laugh your worries away for the night!

Saturday, November 25

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Show Your Local Businesses Some Love At Little Italy’s Small Business Saturday!

Who’s up for a little retail therapy in one of San Diego’s finest neighborhoods – Little Italy?! The Little Italy Association encourages you to go out and support the tiny, independently-owned boutiques, art galleries, shops, and other businesses right in your own backyard.

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Sip Holiday Cocktails And Squeeze In Some Shopping At The Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll

Ring in the holiday season strolling through one of San Diego’s great neighborhoods at the Third Annual Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll. For a $19 ticket, you get to sample holiday-themed cocktails served in a dozen Adams Avenue retail locations. The cocktail samples are specially curated by Adams Avenue bars & restaurants, so you can sip while you shop the best of Adams Avenue.

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Julian Kicks Off The Holiday Season With The Annual Lighting Of The Town’s Huge Living Christmas Tree

Driving up to the mountains to be a part of the Julian Christmas Tree lighting has become a family tradition for a lot of people. It is a perfect way to kick off the Christmas season as the town deck’s the halls with Christmas decorations, carolers in holiday costume take to the streets, and of course, there are all of those freshly baked goodies and hot apple cider that Julian is known for.

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Bust Out The Formal Wear And Celebrate The Season At The Teddy Ball!

Help collect 1,500 Teddy Bears for sick and needy children! The Teddy Ball is back and looking to collect more Teddy Bears than ever before! Guests will enjoy an evening of philanthropy, dancing, and creating the largest collection of Teddy Bears ever seen.

Sunday, November 26

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The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch Turning Into A Winter Wonderland For The Holidays

The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch invites you to celebrate the holiday season in style with their packed line-up of events to spark your holiday cheer!  The Village is celebrating the Holiday Festival with carnival games, a petting zoo, face painting, train ride, carolers, and more!