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November 17, 2022 - January 01, 2023

Skating by the Sea
Hotel del Coronado - 1500 Orange Ave Coronado, CA 92118
All Day

Skating by the Sea at Hotel del Coronado is a spectacular beachfront ice rink with stunning views of the Pacific. Guests can also reserve the rink-side Frostbite Lounge with plush seating, roaring fire pits and delectable bites. This event benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego. View website for schedule! 


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November 18, 2022 - January 01, 2023

San Diego Botanic Garden - 300 Quail Gardens Dr. Encinitas, CA 92024
All Day

Lightscape illuminates evenings at the San Diego Botanic Garden with more than one million holiday lights, tunnels, fire, sculptures and artistic installations. Following sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities, including London, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, Lightscape arrives at the 37-acre garden in Encinitas for the holiday season. Set along a beautifully illuminated, one-mile walking trail, Lightscape features spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound. 


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December 02, 2022 - December 03, 2022

Balboa Park December Nights
1549 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
11:00am - 11:00pm

Celebrate the holiday season on December 2nd and 3rd for the City of San Diego's largest free holiday festival in beautiful Balboa Park. This family friendly event brings the community together to enjoy live music, delicious food, beautiful Christmas lights, creative exhibits and more!


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December 03, 2022

Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village
Piazza Della Famiglia - 523 W. Date Street San Diego, CA 92101
4:00pm - 8:00pm

The Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village is coming up on December 3rd. Join them as they transform Little Italy into a winter wonderland with Christmas twinkling lights down all the streets. Their beautiful urban neighborhood will be adorned with 10-foot-tall nutcrackers and holiday displays on street corners, Christmas songs and more. Family, friends, and neighbors are invited to come together to experience true holiday joy at this family-friendly event and enjoy the neighborhood’s festive décor—including Christmas trees, seasonal vendors, live music and entertainment, holiday treats, a traditional Italian tree lighting ceremony, and more!


December 09, 2022

Journey To Bethlehem
Crossline Church, Laguna Hills 923331
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy this free "immersive" evening in a first-century village with a live Nativity, angels proclaiming Jesus' birth, petting zoo, camel rides, and KSDW's Jerry Langford entertaining families as a magi.  

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December 22, 2022

Las Posadas: A Mexican Christmas Celebration
Balboa Theater 868 - Fourth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101
7:30pm -

Las Posadas the inspiring Mexican Christmas concert returns to San Diego! Featuring a reenactment of Las posadas — Mary and Joseph’s arrival in Bethlehem — with familiar American holiday classics plus traditional Mexican carols. People of all ages and backgrounds will revel in the joy of a traditional Mexican Christmas Eve. Bring the whole family and enjoy this San Diego tradition returning to the Balboa Theater!