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

This weekend, say no to Netflix and Chill. Our city is too great to spend your free time on your couch eating frozen pizza.

In need of some fun ideas? Look no further.

Evening Activities and Nightlife
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“It’s the freaking weekend, baby, I’m about to have me some fun!” Okay, so maybe you don’t need to have as much as R. Kelly, but you can still have a pretty great time. Hit the bars and clubs, and paint the town red. After a hard week, you deserve it.

December 16-17
“Legally Blonde: The Musical” — School of Creative and Performing Arts

December 16-17
Improv — Old Town Improv Co. 

December 16-17
John Caparulo — American Comedy Club

December 16
Pints and Food Trucks — Latitude 

December 16
Inspired & The Sleep — Pour House

December 16
Brothers Osbourne — House of Blues

December 16
John Hull — The Tipsy Crow

December 16
Karaoke — Main Tap Tavern

December 16
Karaoke — Shooters Cocktails

December 16
DJ Knights — Harbor Town

December 16
Rumba Lounge — Onyx Room

December 16
House Music Fridays — Air Conditioned Lounge

December 16 
Karaoke — Kaminski’s Sports Lounge

December 16
Holiday Hard Cider and Chocolate Pairings — Sweet Petite Confections

December 17
The Young Guns — Belly Up

December 17

Gnarlywood Legendary Turtleneck and Sweater Party

December 17

12 Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl —  Station Tavern

December 17
Yasiin Bey — The Observatory North Park

December 17
Murder Mystery Show — The Dinner Detective

December 18
Unwritten Law — House of Blues

December 18
Dave Koz — Balboa Theatre

December 18
Paints and Pints — Mission Brewery

Holiday Activities

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Christmas is fast approaching, so hurry up and get in the mood! Between shopping, holiday plays, and seasonal cocktail tastings, there’s something on the list to turn even the greatest grinch into a holiday lover.

December 16-18
Noel Noel — San Diego Symphony 

December 16-18
Jungle Bells — San Diego Zoo

December 16-18
Snow Days — Legoland 

December 16-18
Skating by the Sea — Hotel Del Coronado 

December 16-18
Holiday by the Bay — Hilton San Diego 

December 16-18
Garden of Lights — San Diego Botanic Garden 

December 16-18
“How The Grinch Stole Christmas” — The Old Globe

December 16-18
“The Nutcracker” — San Diego Ballet

December 16-18
Huge Frocking Ugly Christmas Sweater Sale — Frock You Vintage Clothing

December 16-18
Christmas Shopping — Liberty Station

December 16-18
Neighborhood Christmas Lights — Various Locations

December 16-18
Holiday Cocktails — Various Locations 

December 17-18
Holiday Fiesta and Toy Drive — Blonde

December 16 
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party — San Diego Model Railroad Museum

December 16
Holiday Hard Cider and Chocolate Pairings — Sweet Petite Confections

December 17
12 Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl —  Station Tavern

December 17
DJ Andrew Rayel —  Omnia Nightclub

December 17

It’s a Wonderful Life on the Big Screen at Balboa Theatre

December 18

The 45th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

December 18
Holiday Concert — San Diego Symphony

Giving Back

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If there’s ever a time to give back, it’s now. Count your blessings and help the less fortunate.

December 16-18
Mentor At-Risk Kids

December 16-18
Participate in a Beach Clean Up

December 16-18
Feed the Homeless

December 16-18
Help Victims of Domestic Abuse

December 16-18
Help a Veteran

December 16-18
Donate to Toys for Tots

December 16-18
Volunteer at the San Diego Food Bank

Bottomless Brunch

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Let’s face it: you’re about to be spending the next few days with your parents (or worse, your in-laws). Enjoy your last Sunday of freedom and get your brunch on!

December 17 and 18
Herringbone

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Croce’s Park West

December 17 and 18
Sessions Public

December 17 and 18
Priority Public House

December 17 and 18
The Third Corner 

December 17 and 18
Sessions Public 

December 17 and 18
Draft 

December 18
Salt and Cleaver 

December 18
The Red Door

December 18
Grant Grill

Sports

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Let’s go Chargers! Cheer them on with a cold beer and a #winning attitude.

December 17
San Diego Gulls vs. Stockton Heat — Valley View Casino Center

December 18
Chargers vs. Raiders — Qualcomm Stadium