The Big List of Things To Do This WeekendSee + Do Local Holiday Bazar, Balboa December Nights, Pictures With Santa On Christal Pier, And So Much More!
From life-sized gingerbread houses to sporting events and whiskey tasting, if you are looking for things to do this weekend in San Diego the city and the communities around, then we’ve got you covered.
Make sure to check out the Local Holiday Bazaar this weekend, where so many of the best local Makers will be featured. It’s the perfect place to get your holiday shopping started, and we are hosting the beer garden there! 🙂
Also, don’t forget that it is time for Balboa Park December Nights again. The event is back for its 40th year this weekend and is expected to be bigger than ever!
So much going on – make sure you check everything out below and make a plan!
Thursday, November 30
Queenstown Public House is once again transforming itself into a life-sized gingerbread house to celebrate the holiday season and to raise awareness and gather toy donations for children affected by homelessness.
In its third year, the Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship will take place at La Jolla Shores from November 29 to December 3rd, 2017. Last year, there were 77 athletes from 21 countries… This year, the numbers are expected to grow significantly.
North Park Main Street is kicking off the holiday season with real snow flurries, pictures with Hipster Santa, live music, a Christmas tree market, food, craft beers, specialty cocktails, and an activity area for kids all while supporting local businesses!
Calling all San Diego whiskey lovers! Head to the Moniker Warehouse this Thursday for an evening of whiskey, live entertainment, a live auction and more – all for a great cause.
The 9th Annual Save The Waves Film Festival presented by Parley For The Oceans will finish its 2017 west coast tour with an epic evening of live music and international surf films. The night’s festivities will feature world premieres of surf, adventure, and documentary films, as well as live music and a raffle at intermission.
Ice skating on the beach seems so unnatural that it must be magical – which is exactly the point! 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!
It’s that time of year again! San Diego’s neighborhoods are lighting up – get an early jump on the tour of neighborhoods!
Friday, December 1
It’s that time of year again – time for Balboa Park December Nights! The event is back for its 40th year this weekend – December 1st and December 2nd – and is expected to be bigger than ever! We’re talkin’ 350,000+ people big!
The Global Winter Wonderland, a holiday celebration that draws 400,000 awe-struck people each year, is coming to San Diego for the first time. And it’s going to be huge!
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!
Saturday, December 2
What could be more uniquely San Diego than getting your perfect holiday picture with the man in the red suit on the iconic Crystal Pier?! The entire pier will be decked out with Christmas lights with a huge tree and Santa the end of the pier with the ocean sprawling in the background.
If you are into Star Wars then get ready for the first annual San Diego Star Crawls bar crawl! Costumed crawlers will descend on the town from galaxies far away so bust out your best Kylo Ren costume and get ready for some fun. This is your chance to live your favorite Star Wars character even just for one night!
Christmas Village in Little Italy is now 19 years running, and they are only getting better at transforming this fantastic neighborhood into a winter wonderland with festive decor, seasonal vendors, live music, horse carriage rides, holiday treats, the tree lighting, Santa, and so much more!
If you love the bachelor reality TV show (without the drama and catfights) then this is going to be right up your alley and if you don’t then supporting a fantastic cause while having a fun evening out should get you fired up!
Grab your crew and get out to South Park’s Holiday Walkabout And Tree Lighting to support the local independent retailers and restaurants opening their doors to feature live DJs, food samplings, local performers and artists, trunk shows, handcrafted cocktails and more!
Sunday, December 3
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 Local Holiday Bazaar, a one-day pop-up Holiday Market featuring carefully curated local boutiques selling their hand made and vintage products only, is back again for a delightful day of holiday shopping in the heart of Liberty Station! And we’ll be there hosting the beer garden!
See you there!