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!
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.
The Dish is your source for the latest menu updates, new cocktail programs, happy hours, and special offers from San Diego’s best restaurants and bars!
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!
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
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.
From classic rides and attractions, festive activities, family – friendly entertainment to holiday treats and cozy drinks – we guarantee there’s something for everyone.
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.
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,
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
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.
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 is lighting the campfire for its third annual holiday festival, with 20 nights of holiday joy planned for the greater San Diego community.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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’.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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!