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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