Oh the weather outside is amazing, and these events are delightful, so if you want some fun real soon, come to San Diego for these top things to do:

Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

Even the animals get into the holiday spirit during Jungle Bells

Starting this weekend, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with lighted animal displays, live animal shows and special presentations, festive music, holiday treats, storytelling, and, of course, Santa Claus.

Where: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: December 14, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Cost: Free with Admission
> Find out more about Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

Old Town Holiday in the Park & Las Posadas

Las Posadas - Old Town State Historic Park

Take part in a traditional Las Posadas in Old Town State Historic Park

Holiday in the Park is a two-day celebration of the holidays. Museums, historic homes, stores and restaurants in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will be open late and richly decorated in period holiday adornment. On Sunday, join in Las Posadas, the centuries-old tradition is a re-enactment of the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph through the town of Bethlehem.

Where: 4002 Wallace St., San Diego, CA, 92110
When: December 14-15, 2013
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Old Town Holiday in the Park & Las Posadas

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights - Top Things to Do in San Diego

80 boats will be decorated for the holiday season on San Diego’s Big Bay

Don’t miss your chance this Sunday to see over 80 holiday decorated boats sail by on San Diego’s Big Bay.

When: December 15, 2013
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

La Mesa’s Christmas in the Village

La Mesa Christmas in the Village

It’s a winter wonderland at La Mesa Christmas in the Village

La Mesa Village is transformed into a Victorian Wonderland. Don’t miss the strolling minstrels, carolers and street entertainers, food and commercial vendors. Live music is featured in a number of stage areas and bonfires fill the Boulevard. The kids will love Santa, the carnival rides, ponies and the puppet shows.

Where: La Mesa Blvd & Spring Street, La Mesa, CA 91941
When: December 13-14, 2013
Time: 5:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about La Mesa’s Christmas in the Village

Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights

Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights

Boats of all sizes get decked out with holiday lights and circle Oceanside Harbor

This holiday boat parade in San Diego’s North County region features fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys all brightly decorated for the Christmas season. Get there early to get a prime spot for this event.

Where: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: December 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights

2013 Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

Mission Bay Parade of Lights

Mission Bay Lights Up during the holiday season.

More than 100 vessels take to the waters of San Diego’s Mission Bay and brighten the night with their holiday lights. Best viewing is from Crown Point, the east side of Vacation Island or the west side of Fiesta Island.

Where: Mission Bay
When: December 14, 2013
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

More Top Things to Do in San Diego

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One Response to Top Things to Do in San Diego December 12-15, 2013

  1. Neat list! Thanks for sharing!

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