Holiday Events Roundup San Diego

December 2, 2016Blog, Things to do

Ho-Ho-Ho! It’s time for the changing of the weather (from 80 degrees to 70) and the changing of the seasons. If you’re looking for fun things to do in San Diego throughout the month of December, then we have some tasty and non-tasty ideas for you.

Join us as we take a closer look at some of the major events and celebrations to kick off the holiday season! Here’s our top picks for holiday events in San Diego:

December Nights


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Attend the largest FREE community festival in all of San Diego today from 3pm-11pm and tomorrow from 12pm-11pm! Take your pick at some fun attractions around Balboa Park while you shop local artisans, receive complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums, and of course try some delicious food! December Nights will fEATure food samples “from around the world” including 30+ different cuisines. See here for a list of all the tasty bites you can chomp on! This is a family friendly festival which expects nearly 350,000 visitors during the two day event.

La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival

While we won’t be running the La Jolla walking food tour on Sunday, December 4 you can still head to the La Jolla cove to catch this year’s parade themed around “Christmas in the Future.” From 1:30pm-5pm parade onlookers will enjoy parade floats, holiday-themed equestrians, live music and of course Saint Nick! If the kiddos aren’t interested in the parade there is a KidsZone at the Holiday Festival portion of the event located at the La Jolla Recreation Center. For a festival map, see this link.

Liberty Station walking food tour followed by Holiday Block Party

liberty public market - venissimo cheese - bite san diegoThe Bite San Diego Liberty Station food tour on December 10th will fEATure 6 participating food & drink stops including: Attic Salt Sandwiches, Point Loma Tea, Venissimo Cheese, Slater’s 50/50, Fully Loaded Juice, and Solare Ristorante! The tour runs from 2pm-5:30pm and includes history of Liberty Station and a visit to the Liberty Public Market! Afterwards, make your way to the center of Liberty Station for a holiday frenzy of local vendors, food and fun. There will be over 25+ food tastings available while you shop local at the area’s best art studios, jewelry shops, holiday marketplace & more.

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

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Celebrate the 45th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights on both Sunday, December 11 and Sunday, December 18 starting at 5pm. This year’s theme is “It Began with a Roar – San Diego Zoo Celebrates 100 Years” and you’re sure to expect a wide array of “wild” holiday boat decorations. The parade route, this year, will also pass by Cesar Chavez Park before turning to Coronado allowing spectators another great vantage point!

San Diego Holiday Bowl

Last year’s game was one to remember as the Wisconsin Badgers battled the SC Trojans and pulled off a narrow 23-21 win at Qualcomm stadium. Join the festivities this year as the PAC-12 & BIG-10 battle it out once again in America’s Finest City. Check out the Holiday Bowl website for information on tickets and all the festivities leading up the big game at 4pm.


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Happy Holiday Chomping, Fellow Foodies!


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