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Holiday Fun in San Diego


The holidays are fast approaching here in sunny San Diego and despite the lack of snow, there is no shortage of holiday cheer. Below are just some of the countless activities going on in the San Diego area throughout the holiday season – including unseasonably chilly weather!

Parade of Lights

Pictured above, the Boat Parade of Lights is one of San Diego’s most treasured holiday traditions. In its 45th year, the parade will bring joy and holiday spirit to thousands on Sunday, December 18th from 5-9pm. Beginning at Shelter Island, the boats will then pass Harbor Island, The Embarcadero, The Pier at Cesar Chavez Park, and conclude at the Ferry Landing on Coronado. This year’s parade theme is “It Began with a Roar – San Diego Zoo Celebrates 100 Years,” and is sure to be a must-see.

Jungle Bells

Speaking of the famous San Diego Zoo, their holiday celebrations are not to be missed this year. Performances, decorations, festive foods, merry carolers, acrobatic trampoline elves, and many other activities are fun for the whole family now through January 2nd. This is one celebration bringing cheer into the new year!

New Year’s Eve Extravaganzas!

For those adults out there traveling without children or with access to a babysitter, there are countless adult-only activities for NYE 2017. Try one Downtown’s hip nightclubs for an all-night party; such as Strider’s Ultra Lounge for a Gatsby-themed bash, or the Renaissance Hotel’s 5th annual Black and White party. And don’t forget to travel safely this NYE! The San Diego Trolley will be running until after 2:00 am this year.

If you’ve got kids in tow and want a celebration for the whole family – don’t worry! San Diego’s got you covered. Try New Year’s Eve at Legoland starting at 6pm on December 31st, or the Pajama Jam at the New Children’s Museum on West Island Avenue for a New Year’s party you and your kids won’t forget!