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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Events in San Diego 2010


San Elijo Hills Foodie Fest and Tree Lighting
What a great combination, Christmas tree lighting and Food Trucks!  Yes, Food Trucks!  Now that's hip!

Where: San Elijo Town Square, 1215 San Elijo Road , San Marcos CA
When: December 3rd from 4pm to 8:30pm. "Happy Hour" starts at 4pm, with food trucks serving between 5pm and 8:30pm. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will start at 7pm.

Pups on Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony in Carlsbad
First the tree goes up, then the pups are brought in for a parade to check it out!  Now seriously, whoever came up for this idea of puppies and Christmas trees has obviously never watched what a puppy does with a tree, but hey, not my problem!

Where: 2579 State Street, Carlsbad CA
When: Tree Lighting Ceremony is on December 5th starting at 2pm, Pups on Parade on December 6th from 9am to 12pm, with the actual parade starting at 12:15pm.

Encinitas Holiday Parade
An old fashioned Christmas parade (can I say that?) in small town, beach town Encinitas.  Come for the fun, stick around for a bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants.

Where:  D Street to J Street, downtown Encinitas
When:  December 4, 2010, festivities begin at 5pm, parade at 5:30pm

Little Italy Tree Lighting
A cool historic neighborhood comes together for a bit of pasta and holiday cheer.  You really need an excuse to walk around Little Italy?  Pets welcome, too.  How cool is that?

Where:  Little Italy, between India and Date Streets
When:  December 4th, 4 to 730pm

Balboa Park December Nights
Anyone remember when this was called Christmas on the Prado?  Ahhh, the good old politically incorrect days!  If you have never been, this is the big one, a San Diego tradition.  Museums are FREE on both nights from 5 to 9.  Tons of food, tons to see and do, bring the kids and make some memories.

Where:  Balboa Park, on the Prado
When:  December 3rd from 5pm to 10pm, December 4th from noon to 10:00pm.

Christmas in the Village (La Mesa)
Holy Crap, here comes the ACLU!  That's right, La Mesa actually has the kahones to use "Christmas" in the name of the event.  I like that!  Two days where they transform the little village into a Christmas wonderland.  What fun!

Where:  Downtown La Mesa
When:  Dec 10th and 11th, 5 to 10pm

Coronado Ferry Landing and Annual Parade
Santa comes to visit the Coronado tourist trap!  Yes, he'll be at the Coronado Ferry Landing along with 20 tons of man made snow. 

Where:  Coronado Ferry Landing
When:  Dec 3rd - Santa arrives at 3:20, Coronado parade starts at 6pm

Christmas by the Sea (La Jolla)
A parade, a street fair, and even antique airplane flyovers. They do it right in La Jolla with floats and marching bands, horses and of course, Santa. 

Where:  Parade runs along Girard and Prospect streets - just head for the main village area.
When:  Dec 5th, parade begins at 2:00pm but activities start at 10am and continue throughout the day.

1 comment:

Local Wally said...


NORTH COUNTY — Winter wonderland

The annual Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Free festivities include Santa, carolers, children’s crafts and snow.

Christmas parade in Vista

A visit from Santa, carnival rides, food court and World War II fighter jet flyover starting at 1 p.m. Saturday in downtown Vista. Parade starts at South Santa Fe near South Santa Fe and Civic Center Drive. The route continues north to Main Street and ends at Main Street and Citrus Avenue.

Fallbrook Christmas parade

“Twas the Parade Before Christmas is the theme, 5 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in downtown Fallbrook.