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
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
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
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