Christmas in San Diego

Ultimate Guide to Christmas in San Diego

Ultimate Guide to Christmas in San Diego

On the first day of Christmas, your true love sent to you – 3 hottest San Diego locations to celebrate your coolest Christmas yet! 

San Diego is a stunning city to visit at any time of the year, but the holiday season is truly a magical time! Snow may not visit this fair city, but the air is definitely oozing with the Christmas spirit! 

To give both residents and tourists a sense on which places to visit this holiday season, here’s an ultimate guide to Christmas in San Diego!

Balboa Park

Feel the holiday air in your veins with Balboa Park’s Taste of December Nights! It is the largest San Diego holiday celebration filled with food, entertainment, and all kinds of fun. Enjoy joyful festivities, nonstop music, holiday light displays, theatrical presentations, creative performances and delicious food all over town!

That’s not all that you can expect this holiday season. Adventure awaits you in the annual Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo! See the wilder side of Christmas with 4D holiday experiences and a Polar Express train ride around the zoo from December 9 to January 1! 

Balboa Park

North Park

Did you hear the great news? North Pole is coming to North Park with its very own Winter Wonderland! The Winter Wonderland festival hosted by North Park Main Street is set to begin on December 11 at the North Park Mini Park. Share the spirit of love and giving with your community by going ice skating, watching the light show, and relishing the taste and music together with your neighbors!

From being one of the best places to live in California, North Park surely offers its residents and even its tourists the perfect urban suburban feel! Of course, the dining scene is not one to be missed, especially with El Comal’s huevos, house specialties, vegetarian salads, caldos, tacos, burritos and antojos, and exciting Mexican drinks.

Speaking of Mexican, list down Brothers Mexican’s burritos, chimichangas, tostadas, and signature plates, Shrimp Costa Azul and Chicken Chipotle, on your Christmas wishlist! 

And if it’s still sunny outside, come join us at brunch in Dunedin New Zealand Eats! Their brunch deals of favorite New Zealand house quiche, chilaquiles, steak benedict, and many more are the perfect pre-game before your Christmas eve blast!

North Park Christmas

Seaport Village

The S in Seaport stands for Santa! You’re in luck this season because Surfin’ Santa returns to Seaport Village on November 26 to spread the holiday spirit at Tuna Harbor Pier! Stroll around the area and stop by Santa’s Workshop in the Lighthouse District to get those amazing selfies with Santa himself. Catch Santa’s schedule until December 30! 

At night, get a sight of the stars on sea with this year’s San Diego Bay Parade of Lights: FantaSea on the Bay arriving at Seaport Village at 7:00 PM on December 11 to 18! 

This vibrant, waterfront, harbor-side hub is also home to many art galleries, cafes, historic landmarks, and eateries! You might want to consider doing some of your last minute Christmas shopping in their wide array of shops. And while you’re out – take a sugary break at The Something Sweet Shop a.k.a San Diego’s coolest candy shop that takes you straight into Santa’s sleigh! Take a trip down your childhood Christmas memories with classic throwback candy, saltwater taffy, cold drinks, ice cream sandwiches, and nutty chocolate favorites! They also have affordable gifts for everyone such as old-school toys, local-made gifts, and candy bags for the little ones.

Seaport Village Christmas

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