Top Things to Do in San Diego – December 18-25, 2018

San Diego for the Holidays - Top Things to Do

Experience a different kind of holiday chill by spending the upcoming long Christmas weekend in San Diego enjoying all of the festive cheer and these top things to do.

San Diego for the Holidays

When: Thru December 25, 2018
Warm up and chill out this holiday in San Diego. The season is as merry and bright as it gets—just make sure to bring flip-flops instead of snow boots. Let the warm weather and good vibes make this holiday one to remember. Welcome to winter’s bright side.

Holidays at LEGOLAND

When: Thru January 1, 2019
Where: One LEGOLAND Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND with music and twinkling lights and the world’s largest LEGO® Christmas Tree. Enjoy live entertainment with LEGO Friends Live in Heartlake City, Santa’s elves singing in Fun Town and a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and Reindeer that make for a perfect family photo.

Holiday by the Bay

When: Thru January 5, 2019
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel – One Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Slide into the season at San Diego’s exclusive waterfront holiday adventure park – Holiday by the Bay! Hilton San Diego Bayfront’s newly re-imagined holiday tradition features Reindeer Run, an exhilarating two-story 100-foot ice tubing slide; the Iceberg Bumpers ride; plus Shine, an hourly interactive dynamic light show. Celebrate the season with stocking decorating at Santa’s Workshop, cookie decorating at Claus Kitchen, and festive craft cocktail flights at Yule Lodge. Gather the family for sweet and savory treats from Elven Eatery and Kringle Bakery or sip cocoa and toast s’mores at a private Fireside Lounge.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

When: Thru January 6, 2019
Where: 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is a holiday waiting to be made, with seasonal shopping, festive food and drinks, and stunning live shows.

Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

When: Thru January 6, 2019
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.

Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station

When: Thru January 6, 2019
Where: 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Welcome to the Outdoor Rink at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station! Want to experience skating ice skating in the heart of America’s Finest City all while benefiting a great cause? Come to ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station and join us in a benefit for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.

Skating by the Sea

When: Thru January 6, 2019
Where: Hotel del Coronado – 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
Skating by the Sea returns to Hotel del Coronado for the 14th year. This spectacular ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features stunning views of the Pacific and Coronado beach. The Del’s iconic Victorian Building, adorned with thousands of white lights, provides a magical backdrop as holiday music fills the air and guests enjoy hot chocolate and libations. The Del’s Skating by the Sea partially benefits the Wish Kids served by Make-A-Wish San Diego.

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

When: Thru January 27, 2019
Where: 5000 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901
Lace up your skates and take in the holiday splendor as you relive a cherished piece of your childhood or take your very first spin at the Viejas Ice Rink!

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