Taste of Santee Dec. 1
Join the Santee Chamber as we celebrate the holiday season and taste the best from local restaurants and shops. This yearly tradition brings our community together to help the Santee Santas give back to residents in need this season.
5:30-7:30pm / Toyota Certified Center of Santee: 8871 Fanita Dr.
(619) 449-6572 / www.santeechamber.com
Snow Mountain Dec. 2
Join us for fun in the snow and so much more at the Ferry Landing. This event is brought to Coronado through funding from the San Diego Unified Port District.
3-8pm / Coronado Ferry Landing
(619) 522-7300 / www.coronado.ca.us
Fallbrook Community Tree Lighting Event Dec. 2
This living 50 foot giant is over 34 years old. Thousands of sparkling LED lights will bring a holiday glow to the faces of children and adults alike. Music, food, holiday shopping and fun! Bring your Toys for Tots donation.
5-7:30pm / Fallbrook Community Center: 341 Heald Lane
(760) 728-1671 / www.fallbrookcommunitycenterfriends.org
Coronado’s Holiday Parade & Open House Dec. 2
Presented by the Coronado Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by EDCO Disposal.
6pm / 8th & Orange to R.H. Dana & Orange
(619) 435-9260 / www.coronadochamber.com
Holiday Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland Festival Dec. 3
Children will have the chance to frolic in real snow, decorate their very own Christmas cookies, and even rendezvous with live reindeer!
3-8pm / California Center for the Arts Escondido
(760) 839-4138 / www.artcenter.org
Fallbrook Christmas Parade Dec. 3
This year’s theme is “Joy to the World.” Grand Marshal: Supervisor Bill Horn. Lighted floats, marching bands, music, dancers, classic and specialty cards, fire trucks, animals and Santa Claus.
5pm / Main Avenue, Ammunition to Ivy
Holiday at the Rancho Dec. 3
Watch the holiday tree lighting on the sand near the pool. Decorate holiday cookies, create crafts, and festive entertainment. Face painting, an outdoor movie and a special visit by Santa.
5-8pm / Leo Carrillo Ranch Historical Park, Carlsbad
(760) 476-1042 / www.carlsbadca.gov
Lakeside Spirit of Christmas Dec. 3
There will be an atmosphere of an old-fashion hometown Christmas. Local School performances. Santa Claus – Photos with Santa. Food and Drink. Kid Activities. Jumpy Jumps, Rides. Booths – Crafters. Lighting the Community Christmas Tree.
4-9pm / Main Avenue
(619) 561-1031 / www.lakesidechamber.org
Chula Vista Holiday in the Village Dec. 3
Frosty’s Snow Hill: Kids of all ages can play in the snow.
12-4pm / Memorial Park
Scripps Candlelight Ball Dec. 3
This year’s event continues that tradition in support of the acclaimed surgery program at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. The unforgettable evening will include a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and dancing.
6-11pm / Fairmont Grand Del Mar: 5300 Grand Del Mar Court
Honor Ride San Diego Dec. 3
Join Ride 2 Recovery and honor our nation’s healing heroes. This is a family-friendly bike-riding event that offers 3 separate courses that run throughout San Diego for all levels of riders.
8am / Waterfront Park San Diego: 1600 Pacific Highway
(818) 888-7091 x106 / www.ride2recovery.com
Snow Music Run 5K Dec. 3
We’ve got SNOW, OBSTACLES, MUSIC, and a DJ dropping crazy beats, colorful costumes, to get you motivated to get fit and stay moving! Help to raise money and collect toys for Toys for Tots and other charities.
9am / Liberty Station NTC Park
Chula Vista Starlight Parade Dec. 3
Schools, bands, dance groups, music performances, veterans and military groups, car clubs, local merchants, and more.
6-9pm / Third Avenue Village
Vista Chamber’s Holiday Parade Dec. 3
It’s a NINTENDO CHRISTMAS! Celebrating 20 years of Pokemon and All Things Nintendo!
1-3pm / South Santa Fe Avenue and Main Street
(760) 726-1122 / www.vistachamber.org
San Marcos Santa’s Village Dec. 3
This magical village will feature Breakfast with Santa, arts and crafts vendors, free children’s crafts, the annual tree lighting, visits with Santa, food and entertainment.
9am-7pm / San Marcos Civic Center
(760) 744-9000 / www.san-marcos.net
Encinitas Holiday Parade Dec. 3
Parade theme is “Encinitas86!” It is preceded by a tree lighting ceremony with a brief appearance by Santa at the Lumberyard.
5-7:30pm / Coast Highway 101
(760) 633-2760 / www.ci.encinitas.ca.u
Jingle Paws Walk for Pets & Adoption Dec. 3
Costume contest, doggy vendors, rescue animals and silent auction. Get your holiday photo taken with Santa.
9am-12pm / Cuyamaca College Water Conservation Garden: 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive, El Cajon
The Local Holiday Bazaar Dec. 4
A curated Holiday Market with local Fashion, Hand Made Holiday gifts & Vintage.
11:30am-6:30pm / BRICK: 2863 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego
Solana Beach Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 4
Join your friends and neighbors for cookies and live music and a visit from Santa.
5pm / Fletcher Cove Park
(858) 720-2453 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us
Vista Village Winterfest Dec. 4
Sip from the fountains of hot chocolate/cider as you frolic through the Christmas tree forest on your way to Santa. Take a horse carriage ride to the first ever ice skating rink in Vista as you share in a festive tune by our roaming carolers.
(760) 414-9391 / www.winteriscomingtovista.com
Vista Holiday Home Tour Dec. 4
The tour provides a close-up look at some of the most beautiful homes in the area. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit VCC’s Kare for Kids Fund, which provides high-quality pediatric care for underserved children in North County.
10am-4pm / Vista Residences
La Mesa Military Families Toy Drive Dec. 6
We invite you to enjoy an evening of good food and fun while we collect toys for our military children living in La Mesa.
5:30-7pm / BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: 5500 Grossmont Center Drive
(619) 465-7700 / www.lamesachamber.net
Hacienda Casa Blanca Holiday Mixer Dec. 8
On behalf of a child battling childhood cancer please bring a new unwrapped toy or gift card for a child from age 2- 17.
5:30-7pm / Hacienda Casa Blanca: 700 N. Johnson Avenue, El Cajon
(619) 440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.orgPow
ay Christmas in the Park Dec. 10
Horse-drawn hay and pony rides, petting zoo, and face painting. Speeder rides, model trains, and live entertainment. Holiday sweets and warm dinner foods. Christmas tree lighting and Santa!
3:30-8:30pm / Old Poway Park
(858) 668-4576 / www.poway.org
Toys for Joy Dec. 10
The Rock Church partners with schools, businesses and community organizations, as well as local churches to coordinate the Toys for Joy Christmas Event.
7am-2pm / El Cajon Valley High School
Makers Arcade Holiday Fair Dec. 10
100 local artists will gather to show off their one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods including jewelry, ceramics, stationary, clothing, home goods and more! Food trucks, music, craft beer and cocktails.
11am-5pm / The Port Pavilion: 1000 N Harbor Drive
Santa at the Adobe Dec. 10
Come and take a picture with Santa and make a memorable holiday ornament!
10am-3pm / Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, Vista
(760) 643-5275 / www.cityofvista.com
Oceanside Parade of Lights Dec. 10
This is the annual evening boat parade sponsored by Oceanside Yacht Club.
7-10pm / Oceanside Harbor
(760) 722-5751 / www.oceansideyc.net
Santa at the Lakes Dec. 11
Ho! Ho! Ho! Snow! Snow! Snow! Santa Clause Snow Sledding Food Arts & Crafts Characters Meet and Greets Entertainment Inflatables Pony Rides & Petting Zoo.
11am-4pm / Santee Lakes
(619) 596-3141 / www.santeelakes.com
Parade of Lights Holiday Dinner Dec. 11 & 18
Our annual fundraiser is held aboard the Berkeley steam ferry. Complete with dinner and is a spectacular platform for viewing the Parade of Lights on the bay.
5pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego: 1492 N Harbor Drive
(619) 234-9153 x101 / www.sdmaritime.org
The Big Holiday Party Dec. 13
A big party for small companies. We welcome groups as little as 4 and as large as 50 guests. We’ll provide the food, DJ and photo booth. You and your employees will provide the holiday cheer.
6-10pm / Vista Valley Country Club: 29354 Vista Valley Drive
(760) 758-2800 / www.vistavalley.com
La Valencia Hotel’s Gatsby Gala Dec. 15
La Valencia Hotel celebrates its 90th anniversary. The roaring 20’s themed event with live music and dancing, Prohibition cocktails, punchbowls of bubbly, lavish buffets, hors d’oeuvres and canapés will celebrate the decade which La Valencia was born.
6pm / La Valencia Hotel: 1132 Prospect St.
(858) 454-0771 / http://lavgatsbygala.bpt.me
Bumble Bee Seafoods 5K Dec. 27
Athletes will run past 100,000 cheering spectators. Runners, families and spectators can watch the remainder of the parade that features colorful floats, bands and huge inflatable characters.
9:45am / Harbor Drive – Embarcadero
Holiday Bowl Balloon Parade Dec. 27
As always, this exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons – more than any other parade.
10am / Waterfront Park San Diego