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Discover fun things to do in San Diego for you and your family!

It’s time to pack up the car or book your airline flights because San Diego’s white sandy beaches, amazing attractions, and sunny weather are the perfect ingredients for a great San Diego vacation.

A pristine coastline, mild climate, museums and theme parks, culture and entertainment – San Diego is one of those spectacular destinations with everything going for it, and seemingly something for everyone. The most difficult decision to make regarding a vacation to San Diego is determining what to do and see among the region's vast and diverse offerings.

Our perfect weather throughout the year attracts special events from all over the world. Known for its fresh local food, exquisite fine dining, one-of-a-kind shopping, historical significance and cultural activities, San Diego, offers a wonderful array of events and memories for families, romantics, & business travelers alike.

San Diego offers a variety of fairs, conventions, concerts, and festivals all year long, so check our event calendar here to see what might interest you.

General Events

December 2014

Dec. 13- 21, 2014
» The Nutcracker

California Ballet Company's glittering production of The Nutcracker at the Civic Theatre is the most highly attended Nutcracker in San Diego County.

Dec 13, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
» Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

During Jungle Bells, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Guests enjoy lighted animal sculptures, live animal presentations, festive music, holiday treats, storytelling, and, of course, Santa Claus.

Dec 14, 2014- ongoing
» Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures

Whale Watching Adventures depart twice daily. This is a great opportunity in San Diego to get an up-close and personal whale watching experience! Perfect for families, out of town visitors and locals alike!

Dec 14- 21, 2014
» The 43rd Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Join us this December for our annual Parade on San Diego Bay, with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated according to a new theme each year.

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Dec 21, 2014
» Poinsettia Bowl Gaslamp March

Marching bands and spirit squads from the Poinsettia Bowl teams will parade from each end of 5th Avenue performing holiday classics, and meeting up at Market Street for a heart-pounding Battle of the Bands!


Dec 23, 2014
» San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

The US Navy Midshipmen will face a team from San Diego State Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium for this year's Poinsettia Bowl. 

Dec 26, 2014
» 2014 Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade

Downtown San Diego comes alive as over 100,000 spectators enjoy this colorful, nationally televised, holiday parade with colorful floats, unique drill teams, heart-pounding marching bands and a procession of massive inflatables. 

November 2014

Nov 15- Jan 4
» SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Select dates Nov. 15–Jan. 4, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration® returns with a flurry of fun. Bundle up and go sledding, make snowballs and build your own snowman at SnowWorld. ® Stroll among a million gleaming lights and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit during the all-new Shamu® Christmas Miracles show.