San Diego Weekend Events | December 19-21

san diego weekend eventsWith Hanukkah already in full swing and Christmas quickly approaching, there is no shortage of busy days – lighten the load with some fun activities this weekend! Here’s a list of some essentials to add to your weekend mix. Check out our San Diego weekend events guide and bring the whole family along for a few days of holiday cheer.
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Last-Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas From 4 La Jolla Boutiques

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but if you haven’t found the time to grab those mini gifts, they might be looking a little lackluster this year. For all those last-minute shoppers out there, we’ve found some great deals on smaller items in La Jolla boutiques that are perfect for tucking into those family stockings – and really, who doesn’t love adorable pint-sized gifts?
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Five Reasons to spend the Holidays in La Jolla

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It’s not too late to plan a holiday getaway, and La Jolla is the perfect place to visit. During December, the “Village” (as locals refer to it) is decked out for the holidays with lights, decorations, and even a Christmas tree located at the La Jolla Recreation Center. Continue reading

‘Holiday in the Park’ at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

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Get in the holiday spirit with Old Town San Diego‘s ‘Holiday in the Park‘ happening this weekend, December 13-14, with live entertainment, fun activities, holiday shopping, and the 64th Annual Las Posadas procession. The State Historic Park will be decorated for the holidays along with a Christmas tree located in the Seeley Stables. See what’s happening during ‘Holiday in the Park’ with this handy guide. Continue reading

San Diego Weekend Events | Dec 12 – 14

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Here’s a look at what’s going going on in San Diego this weekend – from the holiday Pet Parade in the Gaslamp Quarter to the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, holiday action is in full swing. Don’t miss out on these seven San Diego weekend events!
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Pacific Beach Holiday Parade 2014

pacific beach holiday parade Celebrate the holidays at the beach! On Saturday December 13, “Discover PB” will present its annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade along one of the busiest streets in Pacific Beach. Thousands of spectators will get to enjoy floats, school marching bands, color guards, children’s marching groups, clowns, and of course, Santa Claus. The event will be from 1pm to 3:30pm along Garnet Ave, between Haines St. and Mission Blvd.
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Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in San Diego

cut your own christmas tree in san diegoOne of the most magical parts about the holidays is the process of picking a Christmas tree and taking it home to decorate; most of the time, the family tree comes pre-cut from a variety of local stores or nearby pop-up tents that open for the season. If you’re looking for a more memorable and hands-on tree hunting experience this year, check out one of these San Diego Christmas tree farms and cut your own! You’ll get to browse their selection – usually several acres’ worth – pick your favorite, and cut it down yourself (staff will be on hand to help, of course). Cut your own Christmas tree in San Diego at one of these three farms!
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Hanukkah Happenings in La Jolla

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Celebrate Hanukkah in La Jolla with these 5 family-friendly events. Hanukkah, or Chanukah, kicks off this year on December 16th at sundown (as all Jewish holidays do), this eight-day celebration commemorates the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “re-dedication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. This joyous holiday is celebrated by lighting a special menorah for eight-nights, indulging in delicious food cooked in oil such as latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), and fun dreidel games. Continue reading

San Diego Weekend Events | December 5 – 7

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December in San Diego wouldn’t be the same without the beloved traditional events that happen every holiday season. From three different parades to chili cook-offs and holiday book sales, we’ve put together an Event Guide with all the essentials in San Diego this weekend. Don’t miss any of these San Diego weekend events!
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