Visit San Diego for the Holidays: Guide to Christmas in San Diego

Christmas ornaments line the shore
San Diego is well known for their sandy beaches and great weather, but it is also one of the best cities to be in during the holidays. Christmas in San Diego lights up with holiday cheer. There are events all over the city, the theme parks change their décor, and the beaches are filled with the smell of peppermint and cocoa. There are plenty San Diego Christmas activities around the Christmas holiday; here are just a few of the events we think you might enjoy!

Christmas in San Diego: Holidays at the Attractions

The world class attractions in San Diego get decorated to the extreme during the holidays with lights, snow, and appearances by the jolly one himself. These events include festive music, shows, and much more, running from late November to the beginning of January. Here are some of the attractions that have holiday events this winter: SeaWorld, Legoland, The Del, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and The Garden.

Christmas in San Diego: Festivals and Parades

San Diego Christmas events includes plenty of festivals and parades that happen over the holiday, some of the most famous of which include the San Diego Jazz Fest and the Surfin’ Santa Arrival. The San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival is in its 37th year and will happen over the Thanksgiving weekend. The festival has a variety of music from across the US and will range from swing to rockabilly. The Surfin’ Santa Arrival happens at the Seaport Village, where guests can see Santa hang ten and enjoy the holiday parade.

Christmas in San Diego: Outdoor Activities

San Diego defies the 70-degree forecast and holds events outside that will still make you feel like you are in the north pole. The Landmark Hotel del Coronado holds the annual Skating by the Sea event. This event offers a unique experience for southern California and features an outdoor skating rink that is adjacent to Coronado Beach. You can enjoy ice skating with scenic ocean views near rink side.

Christmas in San Diego: Holiday Theaters and Concerts

As Christmas in San Diego approaches, the San Diego Arts and Culture groups always fashion the best theater shows and concert events every year. These events range from holiday plays and performances to holiday music concerts. These vary every year, but they never disappoint.

If you would like help planning a trip to San Diego during the holidays, we would love to help. Visit our website or call our office for more info.