Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego: December 26-30, 2012

Fireworks - Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl

Spend the last few days of December and 2012 enjoying these great things to do in San Diego!

If you still are looking for things to do this New Year’s Eve, here are a few guides for you:

1. Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl

Fireworks - Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl

Catch the excitement at the Holiday Bowl

In the first appearance for both teams, The UCLA Bruins from the Pac-12 conference and the Baylor Bears from Big 12 conference will square off in the 35th annual Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl.

Location: Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108 (map)
Date: December 27, 2012
Kick-Off: 6:45 PM
Cost: $74-$268
> Purchase Your Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Tickets Now

2. 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

Enormous and colorful balloons will fill the waterfront during the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade. Stop by before the parade for the 16th Annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals and stay afterward for the Family Festival at the Broadway Pier Pavilion.

Date: December 27, 2012
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade

3. Shen Yun

Shen Yun - Things to Do

See Shen Yun at the San Diego Civis Theatre.

Shen Yun takes the audience on a magical journey through ancient dynasties and diversified ethnic religions immersing them in sublime beauty and grace, and experience the glory of an ancient civilization with music provided by a live orchestra.

Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
Dates: December 26-27, 2012
Cost: $60-$200
> Find out more about Shen Yun

4. San Diego International Auto Show

San Diego International Auto Show - Things to Do

See the cars today and tomorrow at the San Diego International Auto Show

The 2012 San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof with new car and truck models from over 30 manufacturers are featured, as well as the cars and trucks of tomorrow with concept vehicles from a number of manufacturers.

Location: 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
Dates: December 27-30, 2012
Time: 
– Thursday-Saturday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
– Sunday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: $8-$12
> Find out more about the San Diego International Auto Show

5. Cavalia

Banner Man - Cavalia

Cavalia is exciting, breathtaking and funny.

Don’t miss out on the wonderful story of humans and horses told through the acrobatics and music of Cavalia. Due to popular demand, the producers have extended the run to now go through January!

Location: 1020 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
Dates: Through December 30, 2012
Cost: $39.50 – $229.50
> Find out more about Cavalia

> Browse more great things to do on the San Diego Event Calendar

Know of any other great events going on in San Diego this weekend? Let us and others know in the comments below.

Brian

Cavalia – An Equestrian Spectacular in San Diego through December 30, 2012

Horses - Cavalia
Horses - Cavalia

Cavalia – An Equestrian Spectacular

The equestrian spectacular Cavalia has taken up residency in downtown San Diego this winter.

Human and Horse - Cavalia

Cavalia chronicles the historical relationship between humans and horses.

The nightly performance combines equestrian arts, acrobatics and theatrics (the creative team actually has roots with Cirque), a live music, special effects and lots of big production to take you on a journey through the historic and powerful relationship between horses and humans.

Banner Man - Cavalia

Plenty of excitement and fun!

In between the thrilling acrobatics are plenty of lighthearted and comical moments that will definitely make you laugh. One scene in particular plays up the vanity of a certain rider and his reluctance to do a thrilling trick, which he of course ultimately did.

Big Top - Cavalia

Look for the White Big Top right next to Petco Park in San Diego’s East Village.

The producers recently announced that the show continue in San Diego through Christmas season. Tickets to a shows during a chilly December evening are the perfect gift for the horse enthusiast in your family.

Cavalia Information

Location: 1020 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
Dates: Through December 30, 2012
Cost: $39.50 – $229.50
> Find out more about Cavalia

Win Tickets to Cavalia – Contest has Ended

Enter for your chance to win a Family 4 Pack to see Cavalia during this magical Holiday season! Win 2 Adult and 2 Child tickets for Cavalia’s December 26th show at 7:00 PM, playing under the White Big Top at Petco Park.

The rules:

  • Leave a comment below on why you want to see Cavalia. Duplicate entries will be filtered out and discarded, so adding additional comments won’t increase your likelihood of winning.
  • Contest is open to all residents of the 50 States.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly. One winner will receive a Family 4 Pack (2 Adult and 2 Child tickets) for Cavalia’s December 26th show at 7:00 PM.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified by email. Winners must respond within three days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • The full list of rules, in all its legalese glory, can be found here.
  • Entries (comments) can be submitted until December 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST. Good luck!