Saturday, December 7
Holiday Parade @ Encinitas – Thousands of people will be on floats and in bands with tens of thousands more cheering them on as the 2013 Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and it is preceded by a 5:00 p.m. tree lighting ceremony a the Lumberyard (near Starbucks coffee). For more information click here.
Santa by the Sea @ L’Auberge Del Mar – The Del Mar Association and L’Auberge invite you to join them for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in the amphitheater at 5 p.m. Directly after the tree lighting will be a special screening of the movie Elf. Bring your own camera for pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and your little ones, and enjoy the music by the Original Dickens Carolers. Other hightlights of the night are a Holiday Photo Booth, Snow, Holiday Cookie Tasting, Hot Cocoa, Cake Walk, Dance Performance, Hot Cocoa, Passport to the North Pole, Special Prizes, and Letters to Santa. For more information click here.
Holiday Open House @ Cedros Avenue – Support your local community and shop close to home this year! The Cedros district is hosting a Holiday Open House from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. with live music, raffles & giveaways, refreshments, balloon animals and face painting, and fun in-store festivities and specials! For more information click here.
Sunday, December 8
Weekend with Santa @ Flower Hill Promenade – Enjoy children’s holiday activities Saturday & Sunday at the Flower Hill Promenade from 10:00 a.m. to noon. There will be make and take holiday crafts, photos with santa and yummy holiday treats. There is also a breakfast with Santa both Saturday and Sunday at Sea & Smoke for a small fee. For more information click here.
Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival @ La Jolla – The parade begins at 2 p.m. and the Holiday Festival will begin at 3:30 p.m., photos with Santa will be held at the Recreation Center at 3:30 pm. as well. The day comes to a close with the Christmas Tree Lighting at 4:30 pm.
Parade of Lights @ San Diego Bay – The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is held two consecutive Sundays each year in December. The Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and proceeds from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and Ferry Landing in Coronado.