Top Things to Do in San Diego – December 18-22, 2013

Don’t worry! You’re almost there…so why not spend the time between now and the holiday break enjoying these top things to do in San Diego this weekend:

Holiday Pops – An American Christmas

San Diego Symphony Holiday Pops - Top Things to Do

The San Diego Symphony Celebrates the Holidays with an American Christmas

This year’s Holiday Pops will sparkle with something for the whole family to enjoy. It will be a celebration to remember featuring San Diego native and Grammy® Award-winning guitar and banjo player, Alison Brown. She will steal the spotlight performing festive holiday hits with a bluegrass twist. And, of course, the evening would not be complete without our famous traditional yuletide hits guaranteed to lift your spirits!

Where: 1245 Seventh Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: December 20-22, 2013
Cost: $20-$85
> Find out more about Holiday Pops – An American Christmas

San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders

Chargers' Quarterback Philip Rivers

Watch as Quarterback Philip Rivers drives the Chargers to a victory!

#BoltUp and cheer on the Chargers as they take on rival Oakland Raiders. A win means the Wild Card dream is still alive (as long as all this happens as well).

Where: 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
When: December 22, 2013
Kick Off: 1:25 PM
Cost: Starting at $52
> Find out more about the San Diego Chargers VS. Oakland Raiders

San Diego Botanic Garden’s Garden of Lights

San Diego Botanic Gardens' Garden of Lights

Lights, Santa, hot chocolate, snow and more at the San Diego Botanic Gardens’ Garden of Lights

The San Diego Botanic Garden brings your favorite elements of the winter season all to one location. Leave the hustle and bustle of the malls behind and enjoy a relaxing evening strolling through the lighted garden. The San Diego Botanic Garden is a dazzling winter wonderland filled with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the garden for a magical holiday experience.

Where: 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
When: Through December 30, 2013
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $6-$14
> Find out more about the San Diego Botanic Garden’s Garden of Lights

The Humbug Holiday Spectacular

The Humbug Holiday Spectacular at North Coast Reparatory Theatre

Join this Humbug on his quest to create a holiday spectacular!

A comedic, colorful, and crazy spoof full of witty songs, vibrant dance numbers, and a little bit of everything sure enough to please even the grouchiest of holiday humbug-ers. Follow Horatio the Humbug on a hilarious fun-filled adventure to create the perfect Musical Holiday Spectacular in order to appease the malcontent Spirit of Christmas.

Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre – 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075
When: Through December 28, 2013
Cost: $25-$30
> Find out more about The Humbug Holiday Spectacular

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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