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
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
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Old Town Holiday in the Park & Las Posadas
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
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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
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
> Find out more about the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
La Mesa’s 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
> Find out more about La Mesa’s Christmas in the Village
Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights
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
> Find out more about Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights
2013 Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
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
> Find out more about the Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Helen Woodward’s Frosty Farm Event – December 7-15, 2013
- Hillcrest Taste n’ Tinis – December 12, 2013
- Comedian Mitch Fatel from Comedy Central – December 12-14
- Christmas in the Valley – December 13-14, 2013
- Poway’s Christmas in the Park – December 14, 2013
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