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Holiday Tree Lightings, Parades & More 2019: Del Mar & Nearby

Patch logo Patch 11/22/2019 Susan C. Schena
a bunch of stuffed animals: See what's coming up near you this holiday season 2019. © Shutterstock and Renee Schiavone, Patch See what's coming up near you this holiday season 2019.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — The 2019 holiday season nears in the San Diego region with such annual festivities as pop-up, ice-skating rinks, holiday boutiques, Nutcracker ballets, Santa breakfasts, Christmas parades, concerts and tree-lightings, Chanukah events and more.

Peruse the annual Patch holiday event guide, find events near you, and make your plans, as many activities require advance registration.

And Happy Holidays, from Patch!

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ALPINE:

DEC. 6: Annual Parade of Lights & Snow Festival. With food, music, fun & lots of snow.

  • Alpine Boulevard between W. Victoria and Tavern Road, Alpine, CA

DEC. 14: Holiday Open House 2019: Lions Tigers & Bears. A special afternoon at the sanctuary.

  • Lions Tigers & Bears, 24402 Martin Way, Alpine, California 91901

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CARLSBAD:

NOV. 23-DEC. 31: Holidays 2019: LEGOLAND. It's a snow-flurry, winter wonderland with 30-foot tall, LEGO tree & more.

  • One LEGOLAND Drive, Carlsbad, California 92008

NOV. 30: Annual "Lighting of the Forum" - With light show, snowfall, Santa & marching band.

  • The Forum Carlsbad, 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA, 92009

NOV. 30, DEC. 7-8, 14-15, 20-23: Holiday Teddy Bear Tea 2019: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Hosted by the Peppermint Princess!

  • Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, 7100 Aviara Resort Dr, Carlsbad, California 92011

DEC. 4: Patchwork + Chuao Presents Christmas.. or Not Airplant Wreaths. "The holidays are here and it is time to decorate!"

  • Chuao Chocolatier, 2350 Camino Vida Roble, Carlsbad, CA, 92011

DEC. 7: 3rd Annual Maker's Market. Event sets a holiday mood with music & more.

  • 2938 Roosevelt St., Carlsbad, CA

DEC. 7: Holiday at the Rancho. Activities include tree lighting, crafts, fun & snowball fight.

  • Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying L.C. Lane, Carlsbad, CA

DEC. 8: Holiday Concert Benefiting Meals On Wheels SD. "Advance tickets are recommended as this popular concert sells out!"

  • Carlsbad Community Church at 3175 Harding St., Carlsbad, CA

DEC. 8: Village Faire Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony. Always a festive community event!

  • Carlsbad Village Faire, 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

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CARMEL VALLEY:

DEC. 7: Christmas Tree Lighting 2019: Piazza Carmel. A holiday celebration open to all.

  • Piazza Carmel, 3810 Valley Centre Dr, San Diego, California 92130

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CHULA VISTA:

NOV. 19: Tree-Lighting & Santa 2019: Otay Ranch Town Center. Holiday crafts, free cookies & hot chocolate, plus magic snowfall!

  • Otay Ranch Town Center, 2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, California 91915

DEC. 7: Starlight Parade, Snow Hill & Children's Faire. Pictures with Santa, too.

  • Memorial Park: 373 Park Way, Chula Vista, CA 91910

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CORONADO:

NOV. 23- JAN. 6: 'Skating by the Sea' 2019-2020: Hotel Del Coronado. "Reserve your own rink side lounge at Frostbite – A Place to Chill."

  • Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118

DEC. 1, 8, 15 & 22: Brunch with Santa 2019: Hotel del Coronado. Always a charming event! Make reservations.

  • Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, California 92118

DEC. 6: Annual Holiday Parade. A town tradition for 44 years.

  • Orange Avenue from 5th Street, Coronado Ca

DEC. 7: Special Evening Concert at the Coronado Library. "An evening of delightful music for the season to make your holidays extra special."

  • Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA, 92118

DEC. 26: Chanukah On Ice & Menorah Lighting. Save your spot!

  • Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118

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DEL MAR:

DEC. 7: Breakfast with Santa 2019: San Dieguito County Park. A special morning with Santa!

  • San Dieguito County Park, 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Del Mar, California 92014

DEC. 8: 'Santa by the Sea' Fest 2019: L'Auberge Del Mar. Jolly time with tree lighting.

  • L'Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, California 92014

DEC. 10: CRC Jingle & Mingle. "Festive holiday fundraiser to benefit those who are hungry, homeless and hurting in our community."

  • Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA, 92014

DEC. 14: Flower Child’s Breakfast with Santa 2019: Flower Hill. No reservations required.

  • Flower Hill, 2720 Via de La Valle, Del Mar, California 92014

DEC. 29: Hanukkah Menorah Lighting 2019: Flower Hill Promenade. With music, dreidels & latkes.

  • Flower Hill Promenade, 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014

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EL CAJON:

NOV. 24: 73rd Annual Mother Goose Parade. "One of the largest and oldest parades in San Diego Co."

  • Downtown El Cajon, California 92020

DEC. 14: December PNO "The Grinch Who Stole Elite" - Enjoy a parents' night out!

  • Elite Gymnastics Academy, 1817 John Towers Ave., El Cajon, CA, 92020

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ENCINITAS:

NOV. 23: Holiday Art Sale with Cheryl Ehlers. With many artists, live music & refreshments.

  • Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA, 92024

DEC. 1: Sip & Shop Holiday Bazaar. Enjoy a festive cocktail while you shop!

  • Encinitas Elks Lodge, 1393 Windsor Road, Encinitas, CA, 92007

DEC. 3-30: Botanic Wonderland 2019: San Diego Botanic Garden. "With entertainment, kids crafts, food trucks and much more!"

  • San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, California 92024

DEC. 6: Heritage Tree-Lighting Holiday Ceremony. Small town, beach town at its best.

  • Encinitas Heritage Tree, 400 B Street, Encinitas, California 92024

DEC. 7: Holiday Parade. A local tradition with floats and marching in bands & thousands of spectators.

  • North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA

DEC. 13: North Coast Symphony Performs “A Symphony of Carols” - Festive event!

  • Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA, 92024

DEC. 14: Holiday Bazaar with The San Dieguito Art Guild Artists. With silent auction, gifts galore.

  • Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA, 92024

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ESCONDIDO:

NOV. 29-JAN 5: Wild Holidays 2019: San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Seasonal entertainment and activities planned.

  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027

DEC. 1: Festive Farmhouse. Fun includes cookie decorating, hot drinks & Christmas music.

  • Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, 12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido, CA, 92025

DEC. 7: Winter Wonderland Festival. Day of snow, Santa, crafts, live reindeer & more.

  • California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

DEC. 7-8: Breakfast with Santa 2019: SD Zoo Safari Park. Make reservations!

  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027

DEC. 13-14: 30th Annual Carols by Candlelight Concert Sings for a Great Cause. Proceeds benefit Rady Children’s Hospital.

  • California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA

DEC. 21-22: The Nutcracker 2019: California Center for Arts. Featuring the San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra.

  • California Center for the Arts,340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, California 92025

DEC. 22: Chanukah & Menorah Lighting At Mall 2019: Westfield. With dreidel-spinning, live music, kids crafts, donuts, latkes & more.

  • Westfield North County, 272 E Via Rancho Pkwy,, Escondido, California 92025

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IMPERIAL BEACH:

NOV. 23: IB Artisan Market. Shop for your holiday gifts!

  • 829 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, CA, 91932

DEC. 6: IB Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival. With music & Santa on a firetruck!

  • Portwood Pier Plaza, 10 Evergreen Avenue, Imperial Beach, California 91932

DEC. 14: Annual Holiday Bazaar & Santa. Bring your camera for free pictures with Santa.

  • 829 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-1802

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LA JOLLA:

DEC. 1-31: Birch Aquarium’s Seas ‘n’ Greetings. With Scuba Santa!

  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2300 Expedition Way, San Diego, CA, 92037

DEC. 4: A Baroque Christmas: SD Baroque's Bach's Lunch Free Concert. Festive place to spend your lunch hour.

  • St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., San Diego, CA, 92037

DEC. 6: Emmet Cahill's "Christmas in Ireland" Concert. "With Ireland’s most exciting young tenor."

  • St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., San Diego, CA, 92037

DEC. 8: Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival. A beloved town tradition!

  • Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA

DEC. 10: Santa's BAG Holiday Party & Toy Drive 2019: La Valencia. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.

  • La Valencia Hotel, 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla 92037

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LA MESA:

NOV. 29: 'Light Up The Holidays' & Concert 2019: Grossmont Center. To kick off the holiday season!

  • Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, California 91942

DEC. 4: Evensong Blue Christmas Service. Christmas tough this year? All welcome to this event.

  • United Church of Christ, 5940 Kelton Ave., La Mesa, CA, 91942

DEC. 13-14: Holiday In The Village. The fun is free!

  • Downtown La Mesa, CA

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LEMON GROVE:

DEC. 6: Christmas Open House with Santa. Hosted by Lemon Grove Historical Society.

  • Civic Center Park, 3200 Olive, Lemon Grove, CA

DEC. 6: Annual Community Bonfire. With cocoa, cookies & ugly sweater contest & more.

  • Civic Center Park, 3200 Main St., Lemon Grove, California 91945

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OCEAN BEACH:

DEC. 5: Holiday Auction 2019: Sunshine Co. Saloon. "Don’t miss your chance to bid on and win fantastic prizes."

  • Sunshine Company Saloon, 5028 Newport Ave.

DEC. 7: Holiday Parade. "Miracle On Newport Ave!"

  • Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, CA

DEC. 9-14: Holiday Food and Toy Drive. Give and support the community!

  • Ocean Beach, CA

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OCEANSIDE:

DEC. 5: Tree-Lighting Ceremony & Santa. With crafts & milk and cookies!

  • Regal Cinemas Oceanside 16, 401 Mission Ave, Oceanside, California 92054

DEC. 6-7: Christmas Concert 2019: Mission San Luis Rey. Christmas carols, beautiful church & chamber orchestra.

  • Old Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92057

DEC. 7: Holiday Bazaar at Studio ACE. "THE place to go to buy one-of-a-kind gifts."

  • Studio ACE, 3861 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA, 92058

DEC. 14: Harbor Holiday Parade of Lights. Enjoy "boats of all shapes and sizes decorated in their finest holiday attire."

  • Oceanside Harbor, CA 92054

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PACIFIC BEACH:

DEC. 14: Holiday Parade. Before the parade: the Santa Run.

  • Garnet Avenue, San Diego, California

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POWAY:

DEC. 14: 'Christmas In The Park' Tree-Lighting & Santa. An awesome extravaganza for all ages.

  • Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064

DEC. 21: Teen Excursion: The Rinks - Poway ICE. Great teen activity!

  • The Rinks Poway ICE, 12455 Kerran Street, Poway, CA, 92064

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RAMONA:

NOV. 30, DEC. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22: Holiday Wine Trail. Tickets on sale.

  • Various wineries, Ramona, CA

DEC. 7: Airport's Toys For Tots Collection Drive. "In partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps, our local Toys for Tots campaign."

  • Ramona Airport, 2450 Montecito Rd, Ramona, California 92065

DEC. 7: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Fun includes sleigh rides, car show & more!

  • Old Town Ramona, Main Street, 6th Street & 8th Street, Ramona, CA

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RANCHO BERNARDO:

DEC. 5: FWRD Holiday Boutique. With items from local "mompreneurs" and homegrown artisans.

  • 16777 Bernardo Center Drive E1, San Diego, CA 92128

DEC. 7: Hot Cocoa with Santa & Snow Day. "A fun-filled afternoon."

  • 18448 W Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127-3018

DEC. 14: Silent Auction at the RB Library. Two Christmas-themed quilts to be auctioned for the benefit library.

  • 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA, 92128

DEC. 16-21: Breakfast with Santa at Bernardo Winery. "A morning of entertainment for children, including a visit with Santa, a delicious hot breakfast, special up-close encounters with Wild Wonders animal friends."

  • Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128

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RANCHO SANTA FE:

DEC. 1, 7-8, 14-15: Frosty Farm. With animal interactions & family fun.

  • Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 92067

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SAN DIEGO:

Through JAN. 5: Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station. Glide on through the holidays &into new year!

  • 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, California 92106

NOV. 30, DEC. 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22: Christmas Teas 2019: The Westgate Hotel. With harp music & fine treats & teas.

  • The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave, San Diego, California 92101

NOV. 30 & DEC. 1, 6- 8, 13-22: Holiday Teddy Bear Teas. Includes visit from Santa Claus!

  • The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave, San Diego, California 92101

DEC. 1: Chanukah Kids in the Kitchen 2019: East County Chabad. Latkes & doughnuts!

  • Chabad of East County, 7290 Navajo Rd, Ste 207, San Diego, California 92119

DEC. 1 - JAN. 5: Beachside Winter Wonder: Belmont Park. The park's first holiday spectacular!

  • Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

DEC. 7: Jingle Bell Run. Supports Arthritis Foundation.

  • Liberty Station NTC Park, 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA, 92106

DEC. 7: Holiday Open House. "Bring joy this season to vulnerable children and families."

  • Home Start Thrift Boutique, 3611 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA, 92116

DEC. 8: Wacky Wonky Wonderland. "A community holiday festival and donation drive."

  • San Diego Center for Children, 3002 Armstrong St., San Diego, CA, 92111

DEC. 8: Menorah-Building Workshop 2019: Home Depot. RSVP to save your seats!

  • Home Depot, 5920 Fairmont Ave., San Diego, CA

DEC. 12: Patchwork Presents Christmas Holiday Macrame. Find your festive, crafty side!

  • 4101 30th St., San Diego, CA, 92104

DEC. 13-JAN. 5: SD Zoo's Jungle Bells. New this year: Aurora—a multi-sensory winter spectacular.

  • San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, California 92101

DEC. 14: Greenwood Honors Veterans with 5th Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony. A beautiful tribute.

  • Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary, 4300 Imperial Ave., San Diego, CA, 92113

DEC. 14-15: Noel Noel. A holiday concert for the whole family. A one-hour version of Dec. 15.

  • Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., San Diego, CA, 92101

DEC. 14 & 21: Breakfast With Santa 2019: Westgate Hotel. Save your seats for a memorable event.

  • The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave, San Diego, California 92101

DEC. 28: Jim Brickman - A Christmas Celebration. "Brickman and his special guests, will dazzle audiences with holiday favorites."

  • Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, Ca

DEC. 31: New Year's Eve All Access Pub Crawl. "All of San Diego's best bars and venues together in one event."

  • San Diego, Ca

DEC. 31: Rock the Boat: New Year's Eve Party Cruise. Welcome in the New Year in style!

  • 970 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101

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SAN MARCOS:

DEC. 7: Tree Lighting & Santa. "Free festive crafts and activities, as well as vendors selling their wares and snacks."

  • San Marcos Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA

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SANTA YSABEL:

NOV. 30 & DEC. 1: Holiday Hayride. With lots of fun, family activities.

  • Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, 4425 California 78, Santa Ysabel, CA, 92070

DEC. 6 & 10: Holidays on the Homestead. An educational field trip program.

  • Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, 4425 California 78, Santa Ysabel, CA, 92070

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SANTEE:

NOV. 22: Holiday Lighting Celebration, Snow & Santa. With free wagon & trolley rides, too.

  • Santee Trolley Square, 9902 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, California 92071

NOV. 23: Craftapalooza. Great place to shop for holidays!

  • Santee United Methodist Church, 8964 North Magnolia Ave., Santee, CA

DEC. 7: Breakfast with Santa 2019: Chick-fil-A. Save your seats!

  • Chick-fil-A Santee, 9418 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA 92071

DEC. 8: Santa & Snow Hill At The Lakes. Fun includes crafts, pony rides & carnival.

  • Santee Lakes, 9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, California 92071

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SOLANA BEACH:

DEC. 16-17: Impro Theatre's Dickens UnScripted at North Coast Rep. "The troupe spins an entire play into comedy gold."

  • 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075

DEC. 19-22: A Charlie Brown Christmas at Theatre School @ North Coast Rep. A holiday favorite!

  • 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075

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SPRING VALLEY:

DEC. 14: Holiday Craft Fair. Great chance to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts.

  • Mount Miguel High School, 8585 Blossom Lane, Spring Valley, CA, 91977

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VISTA:

NOV. 30: Rancho Christmas. With crafts, entertainment, tractor rides & more.

  • Rancho Guajome Adobe County Park, 2210 North Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA, 92083

DEC. 7: Christmas Parade. See Santa on a fire engine!

  • Main Street, Vista, California 92084

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If we missed your town or organization's holiday event, email details and an online link to susan.schena@patch.com

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