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Holiday happenings around San Diego

It may still be warm in San Diego, but it’s time to celebrate the festive season!

11.14: Opening of Liberty Station Ice Rink

Open daily throughout the holiday season, proceeds from this ice rink benefit Rady Children’s Hospital’s Thriving After Cancer program, which helps children with cancer get the services and education they need to live healthy lives.

Liberty Station, Point Loma, libertystation.com

A photo of Liberty Station Ice Rink
Liberty Station Ice Rink
(Misael Virgen/San Diego Union-Tribune)

11.22: Opening of Hotel Del Skating Rink

The city’s only beachfront rink opens for the season with a mission to raise even more funds for Make-A-Wish San Diego.

Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, hoteldel.com

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A photo of Skating by the Sea ice skating rink at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado
Skating by the Sea ice skating rink at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado
(Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/Zuma Press)

11.24: 73rd annual Mother Goose Parade

East County’s annual holiday kick-off celebration returns with more than 100 floats, marching bands and drill units, as well as clowns, equestrians and antique vehicles, all culminating with a visit from Santa Claus.

El Cajon Boulevard, El Cajon, mothergooseparade.org

11.24: 29th annual Holiday Street Fair

Shop for the holidays while supporting local artists and makers at this event featuring hundreds of handicrafts, along with oodles of food, a kid/dog-friendly beer garden and four stages of live local music.

Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, encinitas101.com

A photo of Holiday Street Fair in Encinitas
Holiday Street Fair in Encinitas
(Courtesy photo)

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11.30: 13th annual Surfin’ Santa Celebration

Pose for pics with St. Nick after he emerges from the Big Bay in boardshorts, and enjoy live street performances scattered among Seaport Village’s wide selection of shops.

Seaport Village, Marina District, seaportvillage.com

A photo of Surfin’ Santa Celebration at Seaport Village
Surfin’ Santa Celebration at Seaport Village
(Misael Virgen/San Diego Union-Tribune)


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