Jolly Jubilations in San Diego This Week: December 5 – 11, 2017

    Here’s an official sorry to any Scrooges or Grinches out there this holiday season because San Diego isn’t holding back on having as many festive celebrations as possible leading up to the New Year. You can’t escape the holiday cheer! This week in San Diego features light parades on the water, Santa sightings, a Santa 5k and more.

    San Diego Santa Run 5K and 1 Mile Race

    Santa Run 5k

    Enjoy your weekend run while dressing up in your favorite Christmas attire, whether that be a Santa suit or ugly sweater. Participants of the race will receive a free Sunny Santa suit, hat, short sleeve jacket, shorts, belt and beard so you can dress up as Santa before the race. Participants will also receive a free pair of sunglasses and one free drink ticket. The race is open to dogs and children. Following the race is the Pacific Beach holiday parade.

    When: December 9, 2017 8:30am – 1:00pm

    Where: Garnet Ave. and Bayard St. San Diego, CA 92109

    Cost: $20-$50

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    Santa at the Lakes

    santa at the lakes Santee, CA

    East County, Santa Claus is coming to town! Visit Santee Lakes for a festive fun family-friendly day that includes visits with Santa, snow sledding (with real snow!), carnival rides, s’mores, face painting, crafts and more. There will also be picture opportunities with Cinderella, the Ice Princess and other characters! The event is free, you only need to pay $10 for parking at the lake.

    When: December 10, 2017 – 10:00am – 3:00pm

    Where: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve – 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071

    Cost: $10 to park

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    La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village

    la mesa holiday in the village

    Visit La Mesa’s village in Downtown to see it transformed into a winter wonderland. The Holiday in the Village will feature fire pits, caroling, live music, craft and food vendors, holiday activities and more! This event will surely get you into the holiday spirit with the twinkly lights and holiday cheer. You can also visit the shops in the village to get a jump start on your holiday shopping.

    When: December 9th and 10th, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

    Where: La Mesa Village – La Mesa Blvd & Spring St, La Mesa, CA 91941

    Cost: Free

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    Makers Arcade Holiday Fair

    San diego Makers Arcade

    This arts and craft fair on the Broadway Pier features more than 100 local makers and crafters, plus craft cocktails, gourmet food trucks, beer, live music, craft making, swag bags, camera camper and more! You will have the opportunity to purchase handcrafted goods from your favorite local makers like Love Tatum, Chelspots, Wild Habitat, Dear Survivor, Anchored West and more.

    When: December 9th, 2017 11:00am – 7:00pm

    Where: Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier – 50 B St Suite 1500, San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: $5

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    San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

    san diego bay parade of lights

    The 46th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, hosted by the San Diego boating community is a holiday tradition that features more than 80 boats decked out in holiday décor and lights. The boats sail near the coast for all to enjoy. This year’s theme is “Arrrgh! A Pirate’s Christmas.” The parade starts at Shelter Island and makes its way to the ferry landing in Coronado.

    When: Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm & Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm

    Where: Multiple Viewing Locations: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, The Embarcadero, Seaport Village, The Pier at Cesar Chavez Park, Ferry Landing on Coronado

    Cost: Free

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    San Diego Zoo Jungle Bells

    jungle bells san diego zoo

    Visit the San Diego Zoo for their annual Jungle Bells celebration. The San Diego zoo is decked out in holiday lights and décor, there’s going to be festive foods, merry performances like acrobatic trampoline elves, carolers, animal encounters and more. You can also visit Santa at his igloo for photo opportunities or take a ride on the park bus to see all of the lights.

    When: December 8, 2017 – January 1, 2017

    Where: San Diego Zoo – 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

    Cost: Regular Zoo Admission – $44 – $60

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    Wrex the Halls 2017

    wrex the halls san diego 91x

    Come out and enjoy some of the best alternative bands in music at 91x’s annual holiday show. This year’s show features The Lumineers headlining with performances also by Vance Joy, DREAMCAR, The War on Drugs, Arkells, and Buckfast Superbee. Enjoy great beer and live non-holiday music at this annual concert.

    When: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5:00pm

    Where: Valley View Casino Center – 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. San Diego, CA 92110

    Cost: $45 – $70

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