Our favorite holiday happenings around San Diego
LIGHTSCAPE – SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN
300 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas
November 18, 2022 through January 1, 2023
Internationally acclaimed Lightscape illuminates evenings at San Diego Botanic Garden with more than one million holiday lights, tunnels, fire, sculptures and artistic installations. Set along a beautifully illuminated, one-mile walking trail custom-designed for SDBG, Lightscape features spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound.
Lightscape at San Diego Botanic Garden
DEL MAR SNOW N GLOW
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar
December 8, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Gather your family and friends and get ready to make some Holiday memories at the Snow N Glow Holiday Festival in Del Mar! Festivities include snow tubing on real snow, 1 million glowing lights, and igloo private rentals!
Del Mar Snow N Glow
SKATING BY THE SEA
Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado
November 17, 2022 – Jan 1, 2023
This spectacular beachfront ice rink features stunning views of the Pacific and benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego. Guests can also reserve the rink-side or ocean-side Frostbite Lounge with plush seating, roaring fire pits, holiday-themed libations, and delectable bites. The resort will be in full swing with Frosted by the Sea celebrations and beachfront dining.
Skating by the Sea
MISSION BAY PARADE OF LIGHTS
Various spots around Mission Bay, San Diego
Saturday, December 10, 2022 – 5:30 PM
Kick off this holiday tradition with SeaWorld’s spectacular fireworks, enjoy the festive holiday boats parade on the bay from a designated spectator viewing area and cast your vote for the People’s Choice best decorated boat. Enjoy the best views of the decorated boats while you enjoy holiday Mission Bay hospitality, including food & beverage service, holiday music, bonfire seating, entertainment for kids, giveaways, and even a visit from Santa!
Mission Bay Boat Parade of Lights
OCEANSIDE HARBOR PARADE OF LIGHTS
Various spots around Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside
December 10, 2022 – 7:00 PM
Mark your calendar to attend the annual Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights, a fun spectacle with boats of all shapes and sizes decorated in their finest holiday attire, including lights, ornaments and lots of holiday trimmings. In addition many of the captains and boat crews dress up in their holiday best, with a few jolly Santas joining to take part in the festive parade celebration.
Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights