San Diego Events in December 2015

December 2015 SAN DIEGO COUNTY Calendar of Events

December in San Diego
Old Fashioned Christmas Through Dec. 23
Trees shipped from Washington with the snow still on its branches, free
garland, jams and preservatives in our gourmet kitchen, tractor pulled
hayrides, free parking and admission, and more!
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Myrtle Creek Garden Nursery, Fallbrook
Contact: (760) 728-5340 /

Orson Welles Presents:
“A Christmas Carol Radio Show” Nov. 27-Dec. 20
The year is 1939, and the audience will see the radio show as actors
celebrate the holiday season performing “A Christmas Carol” with live
music and sound effects.
Time/Place: Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm / Lamplighters Community Theater:
5915 Severin Dr., La Mesa
Contact: (619) 303-5092 /

Hotel Del Holiday Festival Dec. 2
In addition to the outdoor ice rink, there will be Santa’s Village with games
and prizes, photos with St. Nick and his elves, performances by Coronado
school children, complimentary s’mores roasts, and carols.
Time/Place: 4pm / Hotel del Coronado
Contact: (800) 468-3533 /

Gingerbread City Gala Dec. 2
Annual holiday epilepsy awareness event: this spectacular charity gala
features celebrity chefs, complimentary champagnes and wines, holiday
music, auctions and gingerbread structure competition.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / The Grand Del Mar: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court
Contact: (619) 296-0161 /

Festival of Christmas Dec. 2-7
San Diego’s favorite Holiday Play with Music. For 2015 we present All I Want
For Christmas by Associate Artistic Director, Kerry Meads.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Lamb’s Players Theater, Coronado
Contact: (619) 437-6000 /

Community in Unity Holiday Party Dec. 3
Food and culinary delights, wineries, local craft breweries and musical
groups representing all ages and Escondido communities.
Time/Place: 5:31-8:30pm / Escondido City Hall Dome: 201 N. Broadway
Contact: (760) 745-2125 /

Alpine Christmas Parade of Lights & Festival Dec. 4
Join Santa in the Parade of Lights! Immediately following the parade,
Santa and his helpers will light the Alpine Community Christmas Tree at
the Alpine Creek Town Center. Enjoy a variety of holiday booths, featuring
specialty items, food, photos with Santa and entertainment.
Time/Place: 6-9:30pm / Alpine Village
Contact: (619) 993-4234 /

Vista Winterfest & Tree Lighting Dec. 4
Featuring horse-drawn carriage rides and caroling, arts and craft vendors
and the annual Christmas Tree lighting.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Cinepolis Theatre
Contact: (760) 414-9391 /

Balboa Park December Nights Dec. 4-5
Revelers can watch top-notch musical and dance performances, enjoy
delicious and diverse food choices and help spread holiday cheer.
Time/Place: Fri 3-11pm, Sat 12-11pm / Balboa Park
Contact: (619) 239-0512 /

Miracle on 34th Street Dec. 4-6, 12-13
Bring your entire family to this Christmas classic performed as an onstage
radio theater production.
Time/Place: 7:30pm / Lake San Marcos Conference Center: 1105 La
Bonita Dr.
Contact: (760) 290-4990 /

Holiday in the Village & Starlight Parade Dec. 5
Jingle along to live music, take a picture with Santa Claus, experience
holiday stories as performed by costumed characters and so much more.
Parade features marching bands, floats, local celebrities and of course,
Santa Claus!
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Downtown Chula Vista

Jingle Paws – Walk for Pets Dec. 5
Bring your pets and take part in this annual holiday event benefiting the El
Cajon Animal Shelter!
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca
College: 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. W, El Cajon
Contact: (619) 857-9011 /

Vista Chamber Christmas Parade Dec. 5
Celebrating a Seussical Christmas. Free and open to the public.
Time/Place: 1-3pm / Downtown Vista
Contact: (760) 726-1122 /

An Old Westcondido Holiday Show Dec. 5
The stagecoach stops on Grand Avenue in 1890 for passengers to enjoy an
Old West Christmas Show in town and at Kit Carson Park.
Time/Place: 1pm / Park Avenue Community Center: 210 E Park, Escondido

Escondido Holiday Tree Lighting & Winter Festival Dec. 5
Children will have the chance to frolic in real snow, decorate their very own
Christmas cookies, and create fun, hand-made gifts for their loved ones.
Time/Place: 3-8pm / Lyric Court
Contact: (760) 839-4777 /

Christmas in Tierrasanta: It’s a Wonderful Life Dec. 5
Celebrate family and friends, while supporting those who have sacrificed
the holidays to provide us freedom. Food, games, live music and prizes!
Time/Place: 4-8pm / Tierrasanta Blvd Shopping Center
Contact: (619) 261-9612 /

Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village Dec. 5
Spectators will be able to enjoy the community’s festive decorations, live
music and entertainment, snacks, holiday beverages and more!
Time/Place: 4pm / Piazza Basilone in Little Italy: W. Fir St.
Contact: (619) 233-3898 /

Encinitas Holiday Parade Dec. 5
The theme is “This IS Encinitas Life!” Thousands of people will be on floats
and in bands with tens of thousands more cheering them on.
Time/Place: 4-8:30pm / Coast Highway 101
Contact: (760) 633-2740 /

Santa’s Magical Village Dec. 5-6
This magical village will feature arts and crafts vendors, free children’s
crafts, the annual tree lighting, visits with Santa, food and entertainment.
Time/Place: Sat 3-8pm, Sun 9am-3pm / San Marcos Community Center
Contact: (760) 744-1050 /

Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20
Guests can participate in cookie decorating, face painting, faux snow,
crafts, a hot chocolate station and animal encounters.
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Helen Woodward Animal Center: 6461 El Apajo
Road, Rancho Santa Fe Contact: (858) 756- 4117 /

Garden of Lights at SD Botanic Gardens Dec. 5-23, 26-30
Dazzling winter wonderland with over 125,000 sparkling lights illuminating
the Gardens for a magical holiday experience.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
Contact: (760) 436-3036 /

Coastal Communities Concert Band Holiday Concert Dec. 6
The glorious sounds of brass, wind and percussion instruments will herald
the holiday season with a special concert to benefit area seniors.
Time/Place: 2pm / Carlsbad Community Church: 3175 Harding
Contact: (800) 573-6467 /

Christmas with The Salvation Army Dec. 6
Performances by Matthew Woods, The Salvation Army Brass Band &
Songsters, a special appearance by Santa Claus and much more. This event
is free and family friendly!
Time/Place: 5pm / Joan B. Kroc Theatre: 6611 University Ave., San Diego
Contact: (619) 466-0285 /

Solana Beach Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 6
Enjoy cookies, live music and a visit from Santa.
Time/Place: 5pm / Fletcher Cove Park
Contact: (858) 720-2453 /

Christmas on Brick Row Dec. 10
Special appearances by Sanat Claus and the Ice Queen. Food vendors, live
music, arts & crafts and face painting.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / 9th Street & ‘A’ Avenue, National City
Contact: (619) 336-4290 /

Toys for Joy Dec. 12
We are seeking individual donations and corporate sponsors in order to
provide a great Christmas for some of San Diego’s struggling families.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / See website for locations.

Poway Christmas in the Park Dec. 12
Horse-drawn hay and pony rides, petting zoo, and face painting. Steam
locomotive train rides, model trains, and live entertainment.
Time/Place: 3:30-8:30pm / Old Poway Park: 14134 Midland Rd.
Contact: (858) 668-4576 /

Oceanside Parade of Lights Dec. 12
This is an evening boat parade event to celebrate the holidays. Boats will
be judged and trophies will be awarded at the Oceanside Yacht Club.
Time/Place: 7-10pm / Oceanside Harbor
Contact: (760) 722-5751 /

Escondido Christmas Parade Dec. 12
After the parade, head over to Maple Street Plaza and continue the
celebration with “Christmas on Maple” until 3pm and the new Multicultural
Holiday Festival in Grape Day Park from 1-6pm.
Time/Place: 9:30am-12pm / Escondido High School to Grape Day Park
Contact: (760) 839-4777 /

SANDIPEX Stamp Collecting Show Dec. 13
Many professional stamp and cover dealers are there to assist you with
buying, selling, and appraising stamps.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Al Bahr Shrine Center: 5440 Kearny Mesa Road
Contact: (619) 218-7835 /

Bernardo Winery Holiday Nights Dec. 17-20
For four nights the winery is open late, lit up with twinkling lights and full of
Holiday fun for all ages!
Time/Place: 4-9pm / 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, Rancho Bernardo
Contact: (858) 487-1866 /

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