San Diego Weekend Events | Dec 11 – 13

san diego weekend eventsA holiday pet parade in the Gaslamp, a street festival and gingerbread house displays in Old Town, and lights on the bay are just a few of the events happening in San Diego this weekend. Check out our top 5 San Diego weekend events and continue the holiday festivities with the family. As always, please be sure to check ticket* availability prior to attending any event. Continue reading

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations in San Diego

dia de los muertos in san diegoDia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is one of the most important holidays in Mexico and a highly anticipated holiday even in the United States. Celebrations take place over the entire weekend (October 31 – November 2) and consist of a variety of activities to honor the deceased: many build private altars called ofrendas and decorate sugar skulls. Families will often bring those along with marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages to the graves of their loved ones as gifts. Here are ways to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in San Diego! Continue reading

5 Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Diego

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It’s that time of year again – for margaritas, mariachis, and of course, Mexican food! Cinco de Mayo happens to fall on a (Taco) Tuesday this year, and San Diego festivities will be in full swing starting this Friday, May 1 through the 5th. Check out our five favorite ways to spend Cinco de Mayo in San Diego this year.
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‘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

Dia De Los Muertos: All Saints Day

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We live in San Diego which spoils us with perfect weather nearly 365 days a year. It also spoils us with different cultures and traditions. There is one tradition that has grown in popularity over the years, and that is Dia De Los Muertos, also known as All Saints Day. It’s the celebration of the unity of life and death and it is considered to be one of the most important holidays of the year in Mexico and in many other countries. The tradition of celebrating Dia De Los Muertos is common in countries highly influenced by Roman Catholic heritage. The holiday extends to parts of Europe and Asia. The symbol commonly associated with the holiday: the decorated skull.
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