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At Greater Good Realty, we care about what happens in our community and would like to keep you updated with special events! Here are some special events happening in San Diego for the Month of December.

LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights

Build a snowman with LEGO® accessories and throw real snowballs at colorful targets. Ride snow tubes down a hill. Experience the magic of Winter Nights with shows, music, and twinkling lights. There’s even a food truck with yummy treats served by Santa’s Elves. Stay for the nightly fireworks over Miniland USA, December 26-30.

December 1 – 31, 2015
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price: Free with admission

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Festival of Christmas

San Diego’s favorite Holiday Play with Music. For 2015 we present All I Want For Christmas by Associate Artistic Director, Kerry Meads. This year’s script is set in San Diego’s “Little Italy” district. The year is 1949 and the sleepy little town is going through big changes. It’s a memorable holiday show filled with song, dance, laughter and love…and great music of the season. A perfect show for the entire family! –

December 2 – 27, 2015
2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Price: $24-$78

1142 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

Coronado Christmas Parade & Open House

Festivities kick off at the Ferry Landing with Santa arriving at 3:20 PM, with carolers and snow fun at snow mountain. Also, at the Hotel del, experience ice skating like no other- you can ice skate on the beach!

December 4, 2015
3:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Price: Free

1201 1st Street
Coronado, CA 92118

Balboa Park December Nights

Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 38th consecutive year. As always, the event brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy, learn more about the cultural value of Balboa Park and kick-off the “most wonderful time of the year.”

December 4 – 5, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday’s fun starts at 3:00 PM.

Price: Free

House of Hospitality
San Diego, CA 92101

Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park

Holiday Wonderland is back at Petco Park for the second year and it’s bigger and better than ever. Be transported through a spectacular holiday wonderland full of fun for the entire family for 12 nights in December.

December 4 – 23, 2015
4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Special Nights: December 21-23, 2015.
Recurs every Sunday, Friday, Saturday

Price: Adult – $15 Child – $10 Kids Under 3 – Free Military and Group discounts available

100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Brew School’d Improv Comedy at Cellar 3

Earn your Honorary Doctorate in beer with four very questionable geniuses and one guy who really knows his brews. Five beer experts take the stage, but four have backstories that are almost too wild to believe! Can you guess which one of your Cicerone for the night is the real deal and who is all suds?

Taste along with the on-stage experts throughout the show. Tickets include 4 beer tastings.

December 4, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: $20

12260 Crosthwaite Cir
Poway, CA 92064

52nd Annual North Park Toyland Parade & Festival

Unwrap some magic this holiday season and partake in the festive fun, at the 52nd Annual North Park Toyland Parade & Holiday Fair. The historic neighborhood of North Park will warmly welcome friends and family to bundle up and delight in San Diego’s most joyful parade. –

December 5, 2015
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Parade: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Festival: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Price: Free

University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92104

Chula Vista Starlight Parade

Holiday cheer is near! The Chula Vista Starlight Parade is back and brighter and bigger than ever and will be taking place Saturday, December 5th, 2015! The parade will immediately follow the Third Avenue Village Association’s Holiday in the Village event. The festivities will take place Saturday, December 5th, with Holiday in the Village beginning at Noon, and the Starlight Parade kicking off at 6:00 PM, joined by our Grand Marshal Tony Raso. –

December 5, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Parade kicks off at 6:00 PM.

Price: Free

353 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Holiday Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland Festival

Our Holiday Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland Festival is an annual community event where we bring the North Pole to the heart of Escondido. Children will have the chance to frolic in real snow, decorate their very own Christmas cookies, and create fun, hand-made gifts for their loved ones. –

December 5, 2015
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Price: Free

340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025

Garden of Lights

After the sun goes down in December, the Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience!

December 5 – 30, 2015
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Closed on December 24-25.

Price: Members – $8 Non-members Adults – $14 Seniors, Active Military & Students – $10 Children 3-12 – $8 Members Children 3-12 – $6 Children 2 and Under – Free

230 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024

2015 SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off

Chili + beer + holiday shopping + kids fun fest = one perfect Sunday in December. Mark your calendar for the 6th annual SoNo Fest & Chili Cook Off.

This festive and fiery event, held at the confluence of two neighborhoods battling for hipster bragging rights, promises everything a person could want in a fun day out in the neighborhood.

December 6, 2015
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: Free Admission
Chili Bowl and 5 Tastings – $20

Thorn & 32nd Streets in North Park
San Diego, CA 92104

La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival

Spread some holiday cheer at the Annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival in downtown La Jolla. The event includes marching bands, floats, equestrian units, vintage automobiles and an appearance by Santa Claus. The theme for this year’s parade is “100 Years of Holiday Cheer”. –

December 6, 2015
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Price: Free

Girard Avenue & Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

Mingei Holiday Market

You’re invited to enjoy an evening of merriment, cocktails and craft. The Collectors’ Gallery has an exciting lineup of items to make your holiday giving even more special. Mingle with the artists and shop American-made goods!

December 10, 2015
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Price: Free

1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

California Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Leaping onto the Civic Stage with the Classics Philharmonics and the San Diego Symphony!

It just isn’t the holidays without The Nutcracker, presented by California Ballet Company this December at the San Diego Civic Theatre. The spectacular Tchaikovsky score will be brought to life by live symphony orchestra accompaniment at every performance.

December 12 – 20, 2015

Price: Adults: $250-$105 Children 12 and under receive a 25% discount.

1100 3rd Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

Breakfast with Santa

Santa Claus is coming – to the Safari Park! He’ll be here for breakfast, and would love to see you and your family. Gather at the Safari Park’s scenic Kilima Point for a delicious and bountiful breakfast with the jolly ol’ elf himself. You’ll also enjoy a visit with some of our animal ambassadors. –

December 12, 2015
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Price: Adults – $24.95 Children Ages 3-11 – $15.95

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027-9614

Poway’s Christmas in the Park

Are you looking for a great way to get into the holiday spirit and create family memories that will last a lifetime? Witness Christmas traditions come to life!

December 12, 2015
3:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Price: Free

14134 Midland Rd
Poway, CA 92064

Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

This free, distinctly California celebration features boats decorated for the annual holiday season that will sail around Mission Bay. A highly anticipated event in the San Diego community, dozens of vessels take to the water for the parade.

December 12, 2015
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: Free

1215 El Carmel Place
San Diego, CA 92109

Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights

Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dressed up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach.

December 12, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: Free

Oceanside Harbor
Oceanside, CA 92054

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter for the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Downtown Ace Hardware and Market Street Veterinary Clinic

December 13, 2015
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Pet Parade: 3:00 PM, Pet Expo: 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

Price: Free to view To participate in Pet Parade: In Advance – $15 Day of – $20

401 K Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Parade of Lights Viewing at the Maritime Museum

One of the best places to see the annual Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay is from the historic ferryboat Berkeley at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The parade judges are stationed aboard the steam yacht Medea and the brightly decorated boats pull out all the stops when they pass by. –

December 20, 2015
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: Adults – $50 Kids ages 5-12 – $25 Kids ages 5 and under – Free

1492 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

The Magic of Christmas

Experience the magic of the holidays at the Westgate!

Celebrate the holidays with family and friends at the Westgate hotel. Enjoy a refined four-course dinner in the Westgate Room or experience a lavish Christmas Day Buffet in the elegant Le Fontainebleau Room.

December 24 – 25, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Price: Starting at $62 (tax and gratuity additional)

1055 Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Holiday Half Marathon 

Are you looking for a half marathon during the holidays? This is the perfect race for local San Diegans and holiday visitors. There are scenic views along the route. It’s a point-to-point race that begins in Rancho Penasquitos and finishes at Torrey Pines State Beach.

December 27, 2015
7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Double Tree Golf Resort
14455 Penasquitos Dr.- Carmel Mountain Rd. – Route 56 bike trail – Carmel Valley Rd. – Torrey Pines State Beach parking lot.


Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade

America’s largest balloon parade contains many massive air balloons plus motorized floats, marching bands, community groups, and drill teams. Cheering crowds align the streets to watch them pass by. This event is in conjunction with a 5K run, wiener dog race, and a family festival.

December 30, 2015
8:00 am – 11:30 am

Harbor Dr./Cedar St. – Harbor Dr. – Pacific Hwy./Harbor Dr.

Hosted By Holiday Bowl
Web Address www.holidaybowl.com

Holiday Bowl 5K
This nationally televised 5K run/walk is a kick-off event to the Weiner Nationals Dachshund Dog Race and the Big Bay Balloon Parade. Thousands of spectators will be lined up along Harbor Drive or peering from building windows cheering on the athletes in anticipation of the parade.

December 30, 2015
9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Harbor Dr./Ash St. – Harbor Dr. – walkway – Embarcadero Marina Park North – Ruocco Park

Hosted By KOZ Events
Web Address www.kozenterprises.com