Fun Holiday Events this Weekend – Dec. 2012


There are so many holiday events going on this weekend in So Cal, see the list below for family fun!

  • Friday, December 2
  • Annual Holiday Festival at the Hotel del Coronado –  Santa arrives by ferry at the Coronado Ferry Landing at 3:20 p.m.  There will also be a parade, and Santa lights the 75-foot Christmas tree with the community band playing holiday music. The evening finishes with fireworks over Glorietta Bay.  For more information visit the event website here.
  • Temecula’s Santa Electric Light Parade – The city of Temecula will host the 19th annual nighttime parade in Old Town from 7 – 9 p.m. beginning at Moreno Road and ending at Santiago Road for more information call 951-694-6480.
  • San Diego Holiday Art Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds –  Start Christmas shopping this weekend with fun and unique gifts from over 200 of America’s best crafts people and fine artists. There is also entertainment including circus acts, bands, magicians and strolling carolers. Watch fabulous demonstrations including hot-furnace glass blowing, what kid doesn’t want to see that!  The cost for adults is $8, kids 12 and under are free.  For more information visit the event website here.
  • December Nights in Balboa Park – We used to go to this when I was younger and I loved it!   Enjoy food, music and entertainment from around the world and from 5-9 p.m. all museums open their doors for free!  This is San Diego’s largest FREE community festival.  For more information visit the event website here.
  • Saturday, December 3
  • Encinitas Holiday Parade along Coast Hwy 101 – This is a fun event, I remember being apart of it when I was little, it is now in its 25th year!  At 5 p.m. there is a tree lighting in the Lumberyard near the Starbucks, the Parade starts at 5:30 p.m.  There is a free shuttle service is offered near the I-5, for more information on this event visit the event website here.
  • Holiday Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland in Escondido – Fun event with real snow!  From 4 – 8 p.m. come and enjoy free art activities, costumed entertainers and free treats at this free family friendly event.  For more information visit event website here.
  • Vista Christmas Parade, 1 p.m. Saturday – The Vista annual parade this year is “Friends, Family and Fun!”  The parade will feature floats, bands, equestrians, international foods, Kids Land, arts and crafts, music and more. Stop by Krikorian’s Winter Wonderland festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, children can play in five tons of snow and take pictures with Santa. For more information on this event call 760-414-9391.
  • Sunday, December 4
  • La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival – The fun begins at 2 pm Sunday December 4th on Girard Avenue, this event attracts more than 20,000 attendees, go early and remember there will be tons of traffic.  For more information on this event visit the event website here.
  • San Marcos Holiday Parade –  The parade begins at Palomar College, traveling down to Comet Drive, then west on Mission Road to the San Marcos Civic Center.  The annual Santa’s Magical Village celebration will take place from 3 to 8 p.m.  Santa lights the holiday tree at 5:30 p.m.  For more information on this event visit the event website here.

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