Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including Thanksgiving and these top things to do.
Battle on the Midway
A Collegiate wrestling event featuring two of the Nation’s best West Coast teams. The event is hosted by SDIKWA (San Diego and Imperial County Kids Wrestling Association, junior affiliate of USA Wrestling) and Left Coast Wrestling.
Where: USS Midway – 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
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San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza
The 38th San Diego Jazz Fest over Thanksgiving will present a variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to hot jazz to swing to rockabilly at the Town & Country Resort and Hotel in Hotel Circle. Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform.
Where: Town and Country Resort & Convention Center – 500 Hotel Cir. North, San Diego, CA 92108
When: November 22-26, 2017
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Thanksgiving in San Diego
Thanksgiving is a beautiful time of year in San Diego, marking the official start of the holiday season. Typically boasting glorious weather, with a distinct touch of fall, from the coast to the inland valleys you’re able to enjoy SoCal’s outdoor lifestyle including days at the beach, shopping at outdoor malls, and nights out at rooftop bars. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast, burn some extra calories in a turkey trot, catch a pro football game, or volunteer your time for a worthwhile cause. However you choose to spend Thanksgiving, spend it giving thanks in San Diego!
Skating by the Sea
Skating by the Sea returns to Hotel del Coronado for the 13th year from Thanksgiving Day, November 23, through January 1. 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.
Where: Hotel del Coronado – 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
When: November 23, 2017 – January 1, 2018
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Skate by the Bay
Celebrate your Holiday by the Bay by ice skating next to the San Diego Bay on our outdoor bayfront ice rink! When you join us on our ice rink, we’ll share $1 from your ticket with the USO San Diego!
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel – One Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 24, 2017 – January 1, 2018
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Holidays at LEGOLAND
Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND with music, twinkling lights, and nightly snowfall in Heartlake City. Enjoy live entertainment with LEGO Friends Live and a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and Reindeer make the perfect family photo.
Where: LEGOLAND California – One LEGOLAND Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
When: November 24 – December 31, 2017
Cost: Included with Admission
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Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play
Returning for the second year in a row, this heartwarming holiday classic is retold in the tradition of a live 1940’s era radio broadcast. When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court. Watch the miracle unfold when the belief of a little girl makes all the difference in this iconic story. Staged with live Foley effects and a score of favorite holiday tunes, Miracle on 34th Street is sure to melt even the most cynical of hearts.
Where: Horton Grand Theatre – 444 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 24 – December 24, 2017
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Surfin’ Santa Arrival
Surfin’ Santa will ditch his red suit and reindeer to spread his holiday cheer in true SoCal fashion as he makes his annual arrival at Seaport Village.
Where: Seaport Village – 849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 25, 2017
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
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Ella Fitzgerald Tribute
The Great American Songbook had few interpreters with more grace, style and vocal excellence than the wonderful Ella Fitzgerald. The Jazz @ The Jacobs season opens with a tribute to the First Lady of Song in her Centennial year and features her favorite accompanist in her later years, pianist Mike Wofford.
Where: San Diego Symphony – 1245 Seventh Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: November 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 to 10:00 PM
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More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink – Thru January 28, 2017
- Global Winter Wonderland – Thru January 7, 2017
- SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration – Thru January 6, 2017
- Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Thru December 24, 2017
- Summer: The Donna Summer Musical – Thru December 17, 2017
- Del Mar Bing Crosby Season – Thru November 26, 2017
- Rex Navarrete – November 24-26, 2017
- Kishi Bashi with Tall Tall Trees – November 21, 2017
- Doug Loves Movies – November 22, 2017
- Tribal Theory with Tolan Shaw Live at the Belly Up – November 22, 2017
- Vokab Company Performs Outkast – November 22, 2017
- Scholarshare 529 Toddler Time: Finger Painting – November 24, 2017
- Tennis with Special Guests Wild Ones – November 24, 2017
- Cash’d Out with Road Noise Live at the Belly Up – November 24, 2017
- Julian Country Christmas and Tree Lighting – November 25, 2017
- Snow Tha Product – November 25, 2017
- Waywards Sons with Wag Halen Live at the Belly Up – November 25, 2017
- The Last Waltz with Mrs. Henry and Friends – November 26, 2017