Wondrous Winter Events in San Diego this Week: December 12–18, 2017

    This week in San Diego is offering lots of events to make it feel like winter which will feel like a relief after the past week of warm Santa Ana weather. Some of the exciting things to do in San Diego this week includes ice skating, playing in fake snow, a crafts fair and more. Keep reading to find out what you should do this weekend, if none of these sound fun, check out some of San Diego’s hidden gems you can explore.

    Snow Day San Diego

    Snow Day San diego

    Snow Day San Diego is a fun and unique event you can visit with your family just 15 minutes South of Downtown San Diego. This event is covered with synthetic snow, the kind you see in movies or in malls so you don’t need to worry about being wet and cold. It will look just like a white Christmas with the twinkly holiday lights, tubing hill, train rides, and ice skating. There will also be a giant gingerbread house, food, snacks, a photo booth, and games.

    When: December 15 – December 30, 6:00pm – 10:30pm

    Where: Rohr Park — 4440 Sweetwater Road Bonita, CA 91902

    Cost: $12-$39

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    Victory at Sea Day

    victory at sea day ballast point

    Celebrate the darkest day of the year by visiting Ballast Point Brewery this Sunday to get a taste of 18+ variations of their Victory at Sea brew paired with the Victory at Sea inspired Family Feast in the Kettle Room. Wristbands include 5 tasters, a goblet, a sticker and an eye patch. Pirate attire is strongly encouraged for this event.

    When: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 9:00am – 9:00pm

    Where: Ballast Point Brewing Company Little Italy – 2215 India Street San Diego, CA 92101

    Age: 21+

    Cost: $25 – $50

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    Winter Wonderland at Maritime Museum

    winter wonderland maritime museum

    Watch the parking lot in front of the Maritime Museum be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring an ice skating rink (with synthetic ice), a pirate ship bounce house and slide, photos with Santa, and hot beverages. There is no admission fee to enter the event, although each activity costs a fee. Come out and enjoy this winter wonderland on San Diego’s waterfront.

    When: Sunday, December 17, 4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego – 1492 N Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA

    Cost: Free

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    Private Screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    star wars the last jedi private screening san diego

    Be one of the first people to see the new Star Wars film and experience this exciting party. This early screening event will give you the opportunity to meet with R2D2, hang out with Stormtroopers, listen to an astronomy talk about the Star Wars universe, train for a lightsaber battle, watch a local artist create Star Wars inspired art and enjoy complimentary food and drinks from local restaurants and breweries.

    When: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:30pm – 1:30am

    Where: Fleet Science Center – 1875 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

    Age: 16+

    Cost: $55 – $125

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    Queen Bee Market

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    Calling all Etsy lovers! This urban market is a chance for you to buy handmade goods from local Etsy sellers. This market celebrates feminism and fun, each booth designed with flair. Enjoy handmade home décor, clothing, paper arts, accessories, vintage items, furniture and more. There will also be live demonstrations, a lounge for shoppers, and make and take stations.

    When: December, 15, 4:00pm – 9:00pm and Saturday, December 16, 9:00am – 4:00pm

    Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd Del Mar, CA 92014

    Cost: $3

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    Red Nose Run

    red nose run San diego

    Dress in your best, or worst, holiday apparel for this 3k or 5k race that benefits Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and Semper Fi Fund. This is the 26th Annual Red Nose Run along Del Mar beach. Enjoy the fresh beach air, a costume contest, an after party at the Poseidon Restaurant, opportunity drawings, and a live auction. In the past 25 years, the Red Nose Run has raised over $250,000 for these charities.

    When: Saturday, December 15, 2017, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

    Where: Powerhouse Park – 1658 Coast Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014

    Cost: $35 – $45

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    Frozen Fairgrounds at Del Mar

    frozen fairgrounds del mar

    Learn to ice skate or play ice hockey on San Diego’s first full-size outdoor ice hockey rink. You can practice skating and then test your skills at the hockey interactive skill zones. There’s also a concession stand available for snacks in-between a day of skating. There is holiday public skating in addition to hockey tournaments going on. Check the website for daily events.

    When: December 15 – December 31, 2017, hours vary daily

    Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds 22nd DAA – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014

    Cost: $9-$25

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