5 family-friendly holiday events

Check out these local holiday happenings.

Ready to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones? We’ve put together a list of festive events in San Diego to help you spread holiday cheer.


Snow N Glow Holiday Festival

December 8-22, 4-10 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Enjoy thousands of beautiful lights and real snow at this fun event.

52nd Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

December 18, 5:30 pm - 7:30pm
Shelter Island to the Ferry Landing on Coronado
Take a trip down the bay to see brightly lit boats travel from Shelter Island to Coronado. Check out the schedule for the complete parade route.

Snapdragon Bowl Bash

December 27, 5-8 pm
Gaslamp Quarter
Check out a Battle of the Bands in downtown San Diego for live music, food, games and much more.

Frosted by the Sea

November – January
Hotel Del Coronado
Get a great ocean view while ice skating, watch light show at the festive Hotel Del Coronado and much more.


Through January 1
San Diego Botanic Garden
Over one million lights will illuminate the beautiful botanic gardens with tunnels, a fire garden and other immersive art installations.


From the Fairgrounds to the bay, there are plenty of family-friendly events to enjoy. Wishing you and yours a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!

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