Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink – Thru January 27, 2019
- Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station – Thru January 6, 2019
- SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration – Thru January 6, 2019
- Holiday by the Bay – Thru January 5, 2018
- Holidays at LEGOLAND – Thru January 1, 2019
- Skating by the Sea – Thru January 1, 2018
- Garden of Lights – Thru December 30, 2018
- Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – Thru December 29, 2018
- Santa at Carlsbad Premium Outlets – Thru December 24, 2018
- Santa Train North Pole Limited – Thru December 22, 2018
- Looking for Christmas – Thru December 16, 2018
- Robin Henkel – December 11, 2018
- Gnarlywood Presents 16th Annual Turtleneck & Sweater Party – December 12, 2018
- Patrick “Bluefrog” Ellis – December 12, 2018
- Colter Wall – December 12, 2018
- Mariachi Sol® de Mexico de Jose Hernandez – December 13, 2018
- The Robert Cray Band – December 13, 2018
- Wine Dinner Series featuring Prisoner Wine Co – December 13, 2018
- Robert Allen Shepard – December 13, 2018
- Two Scientists Walk into a Bar – December 13, 2018
- Enchanted Village at Noah Homes – December 14-23, 2018
- Rex Navarrete – December 14-16, 2018
- Queen Bee Market – December 14-15, 2018
- ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Sound and Color – December 14, 2018
- Culture Trek: David Levinthal – December 14, 2018
- Special Concert Friday – December 14, 2018
- Film and Float: Elf – December 14, 2018
- Ales N’ Rails – December 14, 2018
- Bob Matheny: Almost Anonymous – Opens December 15, 2018
- SoCal Etsy Guild Artisan Holiday Market – December 15-22, 2018
- San Diego Holiday Half Marathon – December 15, 2018
- San Diego Santa Run 5K and 1 Mile Race – December 15, 2018
- Dirty December Poker Fun Run Half Marathon & 10K – December 15, 2018
- Breakfast with Santa – December 15, 2018
- Pancakes & Pajamas Holiday Brunch with PJ Salvage – December 15, 2018
- All I Want for Christmas is Brunch – December 15, 2018
- Polar Express Family Day – December 15, 2018
- Military Working Dog Demonstration – December 15, 2018
- Hotels/Motels Unofficial Art Fair 2018 – December 15, 2018
- Tim Flannery & Friends Performs on Star of India – December 15, 2018
- Graham Gillot (Duo) – December 15, 2018
- Pure Project Holiday Food Drive – December 16, 2018
- Earthless featuring Mad Alchemy Light Show – December 16, 2018