Top events this weekend include Taste ’ ‘n’ Tinis, Holiday Joy Ride, Straight Up With Stassi Live, La Mesa Holiday in the Village, Poway Christmas in the Park and Toast of Gaslamp.
12.12: Taste ’ ‘n’ Tinis
Shop till you drop during this self-guided sip ’n’ stroll in which many Uptown restaurants serve samples of signature dishes while local boutiques mix holiday martinis and other festive cocktails for customers.
Throughout Hillcrest, fabuloushillcrest.com
12.12: Holiday Joy Ride
Deck out your bike in holiday lights and enjoy a festive ride through Balboa Park and the Uptown neighborhoods. Then end the evening with a holiday-themed party and Golden Gear Advocacy Awards ceremony. (Sara Butler)
Panama 66, Balboa Park, sdbikecoalition.org
12.13: Straight Up With Stassi Live feat. Beau Clark & Taylor Strecker
Television personality, fashion blogger and author Stassi Schroeder discusses TV, culture and celebrity gossip with her guests as the Vanderpump Rules star records her hit podcast, Straight Up With Stassi.
The Magnolia, El Cajon, magnoliasandiego.com
12.13-14: La Mesa Holiday in the Village
Get into the holiday spirit by ambling through historic downtown La Mesa while enjoying live music, craft merchants and occasional fire pits where you can warm your weary bones.
Throughout La Mesa Village, lamesavillageassociation.org
12.14: Poway Christmas in the Park
Travel back to a simpler time this holiday season with steam locomotives, horse-drawn hayrides, a petting zoo and live entertainment reminiscent of an earlier era.
Old Poway Park, poway.org
12.14: Toast of Gaslamp
Raise a glass to the heart of downtown during this decadent evening that includes treats from 20 of the Gaslamp’s top restaurants complemented by scorching deals at 10 of the area’s most desirable retailers.
Throughout the Gaslamp Quarter, gaslamp.org
12.14: San Diego Santa Run
Choose from the competitive Speedy Santa Mile, the kid-friendly Santa’s Elves’ Mile or the pet-friendly Santa’s Little Helper Mile, then put your drink ticket to good use at the post-race party before the PB Holiday Parade.
Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach, sandiegorunningco.com
12.15: Festive Bubbly and Brunch
Take in Pacific Beach Pier’s holiday decor and ocean views at JRDN for a special holiday edition of Bubbly and Brunch, featuring Champagne Billecart-Salmon and a four-course breakfast. (Sara Butler)
JRDN, Pacific Beach, t23hotel.com/play/events/festive-bubbly-brunch