Top Things to Do in San Diego – December 23-28, 2014

Hopefully you are lucky enough to spend the Christmas weekend in San Diego enjoying the warm weather, plenty of college football, and these top things to do:

Holiday Happenings

Skating by the Sea at the Hotel del Coronado

Skating by the Sea at The Del!

From beach-front ice skating rinks to concerts, ballets, theater and endless holiday shopping, we can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

> Discover Holiday Excitement in San Diego

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Aztecs - Poinsettia Bowl

Will the hometown Aztecs take home the Poinsettia Bowl championship?

Following a 42-40 victory Friday over South Alabama, the Naval Academy officially accepted an invitation to play in the 10th annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. The Midshipmen will face San Diego State University Aztecs. This will be Navy’s fifth trip to San Diego for a bowl game and the Mids’ fourth appearance in the SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl.

Where: Qualcomm Stadium – 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
When: December 23, 2014
Kickoff: 6:30 PM
Cost: $45-$175.50
> Find out more about the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

2014 Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade

Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade

Marvel at America’s largest balloon parade along the Embarcadero

The scenic, bayside streets of downtown San Diego will come alive with the 2014 Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade – a National University Holiday Bowl Production. As always, this exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons-more than any other parade!

Where: San Diego Embarcadero
When: December 26, 2014
Time: 3:00 to 4:30 PM
Cost: Free. Grandstand Seats – $20
> Find out more about the 2014 Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade

National University Holiday Bowl

The Holiday Bowl pregame festivities include a 100-yd flag

The Holiday Bowl pregame festivities include a 100-yd flag

The University of Southern California Trojans and the Nebraska Cornhuskers have accepted invitations to play in the 37th annual National University Holiday Bowl. It marks the first appearance in the San Diego bowl game for the Trojans and fourth appearance for the Cornhuskers.

Where: Qualcomm Stadium – 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
When: December 27, 2014
Time: 5:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $65-$140
> Find out more about the National University Holiday Bowl

Pajama Jam: New Year’s Family Night Out

New Children's Museum Pajama Jam

Jump into your jammies and celebrate an early New Year’s Eve with the little ones! They’ll have delicious dinner, New Year’s-themed art activities, games, music and a countdown balloon drop! Adults will enjoy a hosted bar and the opportunity to bid on prizes in a silent auction.

Where: The New Children’s Museum – 200 W Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: December 27, 2014
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $20-$35
> Find out more about the Pajama Jam: New Year’s Family Night Out

Mannheim Steamroller 30th Anniv. Christmas Tour

Mannheim Steamroller 30th Anniv. Christmas Tour

Mannheim Steamroller is celebrating 30 years with a festive Christmas Tour

This is a very special year for Mannheim Steamroller. They’re celebrating 30 years since the release of Chip’s first Christmas record – and 30 years of having the privilege of sharing the Christmas season with you! It’s also the 40th Anniversary of Chip’s very first Fresh Aire record. So make sure you join them during this Extraordin-AIRE-y Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 year!

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: December 28, 2014
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Cost: $35-$97.50
> Find out more about the Mannheim Steamroller 30th Anniv. Christmas Tour

More Top Things to Do in San Diego

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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.

4 thoughts on “Top Things to Do in San Diego – December 23-28, 2014

  1. Awesome suggestions. Was looking for something to do with my girlfriend this weekend as sort of a post Christmas/pre new years celebration. Never seen a big balloon parade live, will probably be checking that out.

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