San Diego: This Weekend (Dec. 1-4)

From Balboa Park 's December Nights to The Chainsmokers at Parq Nightclub, there's plenty to do this weekend in San Diego.

DAUGHTER - Thursday

The Elena Tonra-fronted English indie folk trio released its sophomore full-length, "Not to Disappear," at the beginning of the year. - Scott McDonald

The Observatory North Park observatorysd.com

HOOK N SLING - Thursday

Hook N Sling, the Australian-born, L.A.-based DJ and producer Anthony Maniscalco, recently teamed with Galantis on the single "Love On Me." - Scott McDonald

OMNIA San Diego, omnianightclub.com

RED NOSE RUN - Friday

Hit the beach running at this holiday tradition with a 5K and a 3K run/walk along the Del Mar coastline. Top off the day with drinks and an oceanfront view at Poseidon Restaurant after crossing the finish line.

Powerhouse Park, Del Mar, rednoserun.info

"HOME ALONE" SCREENING WITH SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY - Friday

This Friday night, you can watch a screening of the holiday classic, "Home Alone," on three large screens inside Copley Symphony Hall. But the real magic of this night? The San Diego Symphony will play the movie's beloved soundtrack live during the film. John Williams ' soundtrack will be performed live under the direction of conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos and the San Diego Master Chorale.

Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org

CORONADO CHRISTMAS PARADE - Friday

Santa shows up in style on a ferry, followed by a festive parade down Orange Avenue and tree lighting by Ol' Saint Nick himself in Rotary Plaza.

Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado, coronadochamber.com

PIZZA PORT'S 20TH ANNUAL STRONG ALE FEST - Friday and Saturday

Drink up at this two-day festival highlighting more than 75 strong ales on draft plus rare bottles (available during the VIP session).

Pizza Port Bottle Shop, Carlsbad, pizzaport.com

BALBOA PARK DECEMBER NIGHTS - Friday and Saturday

Balboa Park lights up with holiday cheer as more than 350,000 expected attendees enjoy festive food and complimentary admission to the museums over two evenings from 5 to 9 p.m.

Balboa Park, balboapark.org/decembernights

CAROLS & BARRELS - Saturday

Buddy the Elf hosts this festival with drinks from more than 60 breweries and wineries, holiday treats from local restaurants and an ugly sweater contest.

Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier, carolsandbarrels.com

LITTLE ITALY TREE LIGHTING - Saturday

Christmas magic arrives on the streets of Little Italy in the form live music, holiday beverages and a meet-and-greet with Mr. Claus.

India Street, Little Italy, littleitalysd.com

RÜFÜS DU SOL - Saturday

Australian dance trio Rüfüs (the du Sol is added in North America) consists of singer/guitarist Tyrone Lindqvist, keyboardist Jon George, and drummer James Hunt. The band released its sophomore LP, " Bloom ," in January. - Scott McDonald

Music Box, musicboxsd.com

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB - Saturday

"Gameshow," the third studio album from this Irish indie rock trio, was released in October. Its lead song, "Are We Ready? (Wreck)" was also included on the soundtrack for popular soccer video game FIFA 17. - Scott McDonald

Harrah's Resort Southern California, harrahssocal.com

THE CHAINSMOKERS - Saturday

After a 12-week reign, the best-selling DJ duo's "Closer" just got knocked off of the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100. They'll help celebrate the run with this sold-out date at Parq. - Scott McDonald

Parq Nightclub, parqsd.com

ENCINITAS HOLIDAY PARADE - Saturday

At this year's parade down Coast Highway 101, Encinitas celebrates 30 years of cityhood with themed floats and awesome '80s costumes.

Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, ci.encinitas.ca.us

NORTH PARK TOYLAND PARADE & FESTIVAL - Saturday

Bundle up for this annual parade that glides down University Avenue with marching bands, dance groups, vintage cars, beauty queens and more.

University Ave., North Park, toylandparade.com

CHULA VISTA STARLIGHT PARADE - Saturday

Celebrate the season in downtown Chula Vista with a snow hill at this cheerful neighborhood parade.

Third Avenue Village, Chula Vista, starlightparade.com

37TH ANNUAL OB HOLIDAY PARADE - Saturday

See Santa surfing the streets during this annual Ocean Beach parade, which brings out the Point Loma Marching Band, motorcycles, brightly lit floats and bands filling the beach with live music.

Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, oceanbeachsandiego.com

SONO FEST & CHILI COOK-OFF - Sunday

This annual fundraiser and chili-cooking competition mixes in a craft beer garden, live music and local vendors selling handmade gifts.

32nd and Thorn St., North Park, sonofestchilicookoff.com

LA JOLLA CHRISTMAS PARADE & HOLIDAY FESTIVAL - Sunday

Themed "Christmas in the future," this year's La Jolla Christmas Parade is packed with equestrians, floats and music. 

Girard Ave., La Jolla, ljparade.com

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