The final countdown to Christmas is here so whether you have your shopping list done or not here are some great La Jolla Holiday events going on including events to the north and the south! If you need some inspiration check out our Day 11 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas all about pets. If you’re planning to ship a gift be sure to read our Shipping Info for Last Minute Shoppers blog. Have a great weekend everyone!
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ALL WEEKEND EVENTS
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Dec 20-26th
Don’t miss America’s favorite holiday fable, back for its 13th incredible year, is a wonderful, whimsical production that will once again jump right off the pages of the classic Dr. Seuss book and onto the Old Globe’s stage. The Old Globe last showing is Dec 26th.
Garden of Lights 2013 December 7 – 23 and 26 – 30
The San Diego Botanic Garden brings your favorite elements of the winter season all to one location. The San Diego Botanic Garden is a dazzling winter wonderland filled with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience. December 7 – 23 and 26 – 30; 5 – 9 pm.
The Humbug Holiday Spectacular Dec 11-28th
North Coast Repertory Theatre presents the hilarious world premiere THE HUMBUG’S HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, conceived by and featuringthe dynamic duo of Omri Schein and Phil Johnson. North Coast Repertory Theare. Dec 11-28th.
Jungle Bells At The San Diego Zoo Dec 15-Jan 6
Join the celebration as the San Diego Zoo transforms into a wild, wintery wonderland of music, lights, treats, and, of course, animal encounters! Dec 15-Jan 6 9am to 8pm.
An American Christmas at Hotel del Coronado Dec 16-24th
Step inside the gorgeous Ballroom of the historic Hotel Del and you are back in 1913 for a memorable Christmas feast and celebration! Dec 16-24th.
LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights November 29 – December 31
Experience the magic of the season with entertaining shows, merry music, snow play and festive park lighting just for the holidays.Legoland California, November 29 – December 31.
The San Diego Civic Youth Ballet presents: The Nutcracker at Casa del Prado Theatre Dec 20-22
Take an extraordinary journey to the magical Land of Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince.12/20 7pm; 12/21 2pm & 7pm; 12/22 2pm. Casa Del Prado Theatre.
HOLIDAY POPS: AN AMERICANA CHRISTMAS: Traditional, Bluegrass, Gospel A City Lights Co. Dec 20-22
This year’s Holiday Pops will sparkle with something for the whole family to enjoy. Friday, December 20, 8pm; Saturday, December 21, 2pm; Saturday, December 21, 8pm; Sunday, December 22, 7:30pm. COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL.
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The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Christmas Rocks Tour Dec 20th
Enjoy this rare, unique opportunity to see three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer up close and personal as he performs his legendary guitar magic on hits such as “Rock this Town,” “(She’s) Sexy +17,” “Stray Cat Strut,” and “Jump, Jive and Wail” and lots more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics. Get your tickets now for the best holiday show of the year! Dec 20th doors open at 8pm, Belly Up in Solana Beach.
Canon Demo Day at C&H Photo Dec 21st
Bring your camera in and we will make sure it is ready for the holidays and maybe try out something new and exciting from Canon. Dec 21 10am-4pm at C&H Photo in La Jolla.
La Jolla Open Aire Market Dec 22
The farmers market is held every Sunday at La Jolla Elementary from 9:00am-1:00pm. Take the entire family or just cruise down on your bike to pick up local and organic foods.
Dick Dale Holiday Show at Belly Up Dec 22nd
Dick Dale is more than just an artist – he’s a musical phenomenon. Right as the world was wrapping its collective head around the idea of rock ‘n roll in the 1950s, Dale was busy inventing surf music with the goal of recreating the sound of waves on his guitar. Dec 22nd at Belly Up in Solana Beach.