Top Things to Do in San Diego – December 11-16, 2018

Jungles Bells at the San Diego Zoo - Top Things to Do

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

Always…Patsy Cline

When: December 12-30, 2018
Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre – 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075
A dramatic musical experience certain to thrill fans of the iconic singer. Based on the touching story of Patsy’s friendship with Louise Seger, a fan who continued a correspondence with her to the end of her life, this song-filled valentine has garnered enormous success throughout the United States. Enjoy a host of enduring Cline hits including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Walking After Midnight.” Because of the limited run, it’s wise to order tickets early.

The Nutcracker

When: December 12-23, 2018
Where: Casa del Prado Theater – 1800 Village Place, San Diego, CA 92101
Take an extraordinary journey to the magical Land of the Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince at the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. Witness an epic battle between toy soldiers and mice before being whisked away to an enchanting land of falling snow, waltzing flowers, and the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in this beloved, San Diego family tradition.

2018 ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship

When: December 12-16, 2018
Where: La Jolla Shores – 8302 Camino Del Oro, San Diego, CA 92037
The ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship serves as the preeminent platform for physically challenged surfers to display their talents in competition.

Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

When: December 14, 2018 – January 6, 2018
Where: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
During Jungle Bells Presented by California Coast Credit Union the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a wild wonderland of twinkling lights, merry-making performances, and festive foods. From December 14 through January 6, special displays and scheduled events fill the Zoo—and guests—with holiday cheer.

Fourth Wall Cinema presents “Among the Pines”

When: December 14-15, 2018
Where: Sandbox – 325 15th Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Trek through a snow-blanketed forest, uncover secret passageways, and discover a movie experience like no other at the United States’ first themed cinema. Feel the winter magic in the air as you cozy up to enjoy a classic holiday movie with family and friends.

Noel Noel – San Diego Symphony’s Holiday Concert

When: December 15-22, 2018
Where: San Diego Symphony – 1245 Seventh Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
The San Diego Symphony invites you to make Copley Symphony Hall your home for the holidays at our annual “Noel Noel” concert. Broadway darling Bryonha Marie Parham (Ragtime, Book of Mormon, Porgy and Bess, Prince of Broadway, After Midnight) will amp up the Christmas mood with her powerhouse voice and her 100-watt personality as she sings magical favorites including “Believe” from Polar Express and “White Christmas.” Choirs fill the hall with joy in traditional favorites like “Carol of the Bells, ” “Silent Night” and “Sleigh Ride.” Sing your own heart out with the symphony during the audience-sing-along and visit with the North Pole’s most famous resident! Join us to celebrate the beauty of Copley Symphony Hall adorned for the season and the music of the San Diego Orchestra.

Old Town Las Posadas

When: December 15, 2018
Where: Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Let Old Town San Diego help make your holiday season merry and bright! Halls will be decked, fires built, songs sung, and shopping to be done during Old Town Las Posadas.

The Vet + Pet West Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

When: December 16, 2018
Where: Gaslamp Hilton Park – 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego’s furriest festive family-friendly parade returns to Downtown as the 11th Annual Vet + Pet West Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade takes over the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter.

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

When: December 16, 2018
Where: San Diego Bay
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores for all to see.

Beachfront Holiday Fun

When: Thru December 22, 2018
Where: Belmont Park – 3190 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Belmont Park! Experience the joyous season by the beach as the park transforms into a festive beach-style winter spirit with activities.

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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.