San Diego Getaway
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Crave Party San Diego! (Early Dec)
Stingaree, 464 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Ticket PRICE: $15 (in Advance); $25 (At the Door)
The ultimate pre-holiday shopping party, all in one night, all in one place!
Crave Party San Diego brings together the city's's trendiest boutiques. You'll
find all the latest fashions, fab accessories, trinkets and potions--all in
one location! Have a make-over while you sip a sweet pink Crave-tini and chow
down on Bliss@6 happy hour hors d'ouvres, rifle through our exclusive Crave
Goodie Bag, and give a donation for a drawing that benefits the Children's Heart
Institute Fund,. There will also be loads of entertainment.
San Diego Chargers Football (Aug-Jan)
Though there's plenty of talk about The Bolts and the team's desire for a new
stadium, they'll play in Mission Valley's Qualcomm Stadium.
tickets: (619) 220-TIXS
Holiday of Lights at Del Mar (End of Nov - Early Jan)
The racetrack infield will be transformed with over 350 lighted holiday displays
for viewing as the public drives their cars onto the oval dirt racetrack.
Displays will be available Sunday through Thursday 5:30-10pm and Friday &
Saturday 5:30-11pm. Tickets and information
Sea World's Holiday Festivities (All Dec)
Special holiday programs and holiday decorations. Holiday closing times will
vary. SeaWorld Adventure Park, Mission Bay.
Balboa Park December Nights (Early Dec)
The largest free community festival in San Diego, Balboa Park December Nights
is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors into the Park to celebrate
the holiday season. More than 80 museums and cultural organizations will
open their doors free of charge during this popular community festival.
Event hours: Friday, 5:00-10:00pm; Saturday, noon-10:00pm. Free entrance
into participating Park museums 5:00-9:00pm.
619-239-0512 or 619-235-1100
North Park Lions Club Holiday Parade (Early Dec)
This annual parade has been a favorite for many years in the North Park area.
Formerly known as the Toyland Parade, it is a large parade with 15-18 bands
and 130 entries. PARADE starts at University and Utah Aves and finishes
at the North Park Park, Idaho and Howard Sts. Please call for exact date
Coronado Christmas Open House and Parade (Early Dec)
Event will be held from 5-9pm at different locations in Coronado. Santa
arrives at the Ferry Landing at 5pm. The parade starts at 6pm at Orange &
8th Sts and ends at Dana Place. Fireworks display 8:30pm at the Ferry
Landing Marketplace. Entertainment, music.
Old Fashioned Christmas Village in La Mesa (Early Dec)
Enjoy outdoor market, music, caroling, food and horse drawn wagon rides
and a visit from Santa Claus on all four nights. La Mesa Blvd between
Date and 4th. Free, 6-9pm. Also held on Dec 9 & 10.
Annual Starlight Yule Parade (Early Dec)
Chula Vista's annual Christmas Parade, 5:30pm; largest night time parade
in South Bay. Features floats, drill teams, marching bands, classic cars
and a childrens' event from 3-5pm. Parade route: North on Third Ave from
H St to E St, downtown Chula Vista. Part of the Chula Vista community tree
lighting and holiday festivities.
Annual Re-Enactment of the Battle of San Pasqual (Early Dec)
Commemorates the 1846 Battle of the Mexican-American War. Military encampment,
battle re-enactment, food, entertainment. San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic
Park, Escondido. 10am-4pm.
La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival (Early Dec)
Christmas Parade, including marching bands and floats, at 2pm at Kline & Gerard
in downtown La Jolla. Holiday Festival, 10am-4pm, with craft booths, food,
games and entertainment.
San Diego Bay of Lights (Dec 9-16)
Every Christmas Season the San Diego San Diego Bay of Lights is one of the most
cheerful and best ways to get the Chrismas feeling going. A spectacular boat parade,
featuring decorated craft, starts at the southwest end of Shelter Island and travels
past Harbor Island, Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Coronado Ferry Landing Marketplace,
and ends at the navy carrier turning basin. Its free for everyone's viewing pleasure,
and a great place to bring your family and friends. Don't miss this Christmas event!
Holiday Jazz and Blues Festival (Mid Dec)
Celebrate the season with soulful music food and fun at the 2007 Holiday Jazz & Blues
Festival. The event is based on downtown San Diego's historic jazz and blues scene
where during the 1920-1940s, club owners in downtown would bring the music to the
streets during the holiday season. Toys and food for needy children would also be
donated. The Holiday Jazz & Blues Festival features holiday food and merchandise and
plenty of jazz and blues Christmas music. The event is free to the public - it's
all-ages, and Santa arrives at noon for the kids.
Pacific Life Holiday Bowl (Mid Dec)
TThe 2007 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl is set for Thursday, December 29 at Qualcomm Stadium.
The annual game will air for the 19th time nationally on ESPN and will also be broadcast
on ESPN Radio Network. The game features the Pacific-10 Conference runner-up against the
third selection from the Big 12 Conference.
Old Fashioned Christmas Village in La Mesa (Mid Dec)
Enjoy outdoor market, music, caroling, food and horse drawn wagon rides and a visit from
Santa Claus all four nights. La Mesa Blvd between Date and 4th. Open bonfires on the street.
Free, 6-9pm. Also held on Dec 2 & 3.
Old Town Holiday in the Park and Merchants Open House (Mid Dec)
Selected state park museums and historic homes will be opened and decorated in period
holiday adornment. Enjoy songs and entertainment of the season throughout the Old Town
community. 6-9pm, both days.
619-220-5423 or 619-291-4903.
Annual Oceanside Harbor Christmas Boat Parade of Lights (Mid Dec)
Features a wide variety of boats, brightly decorated for the Christmas season. Starts
at 7pm and circles the inner Oceanside Harbor.
Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights (Mid Dec)
The popular boat parade begins 7pm from Quivira Basin, with best viewing from Crown
Point, east side of Vacation Island or the west side of Fiesta Island. The parade ends
with the lighting of the Sea World Sky Tower Tree of Lights at 9pm.
Pacific Beach Christmas Parade (Mid Dec)
This popular Pacific Beach event will start at Garnet and Ingraham Sts at noon until
approximately 2:30pm. Hosted by the pacific Beach Community Foundation.
Annual Port of San Diego Boat Parade of Lights (Mid Dec)
This spectacular boat parade of lights features individually holiday decorated private
craft. The boat parade starts at the southwest end of Shelter Island, travels past
Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, the Convention Center, the Coronado
Island Marriott Hotel, the Coronado Ferry Landing Marketplace and ends at the Navy
carrier turning basin
San Diego International Auto Show (Late Dec- Early Jan)
Where the cars are the stars! Features foreign and domestic cars, futuristic concept
cars never before seen models and many others. San Diego Convention center.
First Night San Diego Celebration (Dec 31)
An alcohol free event, from 6pm-1am, for the entire family. Features food, entertainment,
dancing and fireworks at midnight. Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North, downtown
San Diego. Ticketed event.
First Night Escondido (Dec 31)
A community celebration of music, dancing and fun for the entire family. An alcohol and
drug free event. 6pm-midnight with fireworks at midnight. Locations: California Center
for Arts and Grand Avaenue, downtown Escondido. Ticketed event.