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San Diego December 2018 Event Calendar | California Title Company

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Frosty Farm First three weekends of December
Frosty Farm will give your whole family a reason to smile this holiday season! This unique event in San Diego combines festive activities with hands-on animal interactions and is the perfect place to create new memories.
https://animalcenter.org/programs-services/education/frosty-farm

Spreckels Organ Society Every Sunday
The Spreckels Organ Society programs and promotes the great Spreckels outdoor organ in Balboa Park, where concerts are offered to the public FREE of charge every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in cooperation with the City of San Diego and Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez. https://spreckelsorgan.org/

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Through Dec. 29
Back for its 21st incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. https://www.sandiego.org/members/theatre/the-old-globe/events/dr-seuss-how-the-grinch-stole-christmas.aspx

Rady Children’s Ice Rink Through December
Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and Liberty Station welcome San Diegans to kick-off the holiday season with outdoor ice skating at the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station. The outdoor rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., excluding Christmas. Net proceeds will benefit the Rady Children’s Hospital’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
|https://www.sandiegoreader.com/events/ongoing/rady-childrens-ice-rink-at-liberty-/

55th Annual North Park Toyland Parade Dec. 1
The historic neighborhood of North Park will warmly welcome friends and family to bundle up and delight in San Diego’s most joyful parade. Gliding down University Avenue between Utah and Iowa Streets, this cheerful pageant will feel like a Winter Wonderland, as melodious marching bands, upbeat dance groups, cool vintage cars, beauty queens and city officials (and more!) warm your spirits. https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/parades/north-park-toyland-parade.aspx

Ocean Beach Holiday Parade Dec. 1
Come find out what the locals have known for 30+ years – Santa would rather be in the quaint little surfing village of OB at the Ocean Beach Holiday Parade. The fun starts at 5:05 p.m.! https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/parades/ocean-beach-holiday-parade.aspx

SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off Dec. 2
Chili + beer + holiday shopping + kids fun fest = one perfect Sunday in December. This event takes place in the North Park and South Park neighborhoods and features a chili competition between 40 local restaurants, 30 vendors featuring homemade goods, craft beer and wine stations, games, face-painting, two stages for live music, and MUCH more. https://www.sonofestchilicookoff.com/

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Dec. 3
Liberty Station is partnering with the Chabad Centers of Pacific Beach and Downtown Hanukkah Celebration and Menorah Lighting on Monday, December 3rd. Come celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with an early evening Menorah Lighting, music and entertainment throughout the event, photo opportunities, raffle prizes and more! https://libertystation.com/events/salute-the-season/hanukkah-menorah-lighting

La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village Dec. 7-8
The Village is transformed into a Victorian Wonderland during La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village. Walk the streets of La Mesa’s historic downtown enjoy live music, cozy fires, craft vendors, food, and a kids’ area with holiday movies and activities. https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/holidays/la-mesa-holiday-in-the-village.aspx

Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights Dec. 8
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, and kayaks alike will be draped in holiday decor as they circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station (from here, you can see the parade twice!) This event is FREE to attend and begins at 7:00 p.m. http://www.oceansideyc.net/

Poway’s Christmas in the Park Dec. 8
Join us at Old Poway Park for an old-fashioned holiday tradition that will take you back in time with caroling, live music, a visit with Santa, free children’s crafts, model train displays, and so much more! This event is FREE to attend! http://www.poway.org

Island Food and Beer Fest San Diego 2018 Dec. 8
The Second Annual Island Food and Beer Festival features unlimited beer tastings, delicious food, and live entertainment. This event starts at 11:00 a.m. at Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. More information can be found here: https://www.sandiegoreader.com/events/2018/dec/08/2nd-annual-island-food-and-beer-fes/

Wacky Wonky Wonderland Dec. 9
Attend the best holiday event in town on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Wacky Wonky Wonderland event, a holiday festival and donation drive, will take place at the San Diego Center for Children’s main campus in Linda Vista to collect much needed gifts and donations to support more than 1,000 children in need this holiday season. https://sdcc.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/WackyWonkyWonderland2018/tabid/997537/Default.aspx

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights Dec. 9-16
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated and sailing by the shores for all to see. Held on two consecutive Sundays in December, the parade proceeds from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Pier at Cesar Chavez Park and the Ferry Landing in Coronado. https://sdparadeoflights.org/ 

11th Annual Vet + Pet West Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade Dec. 16
Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter! Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to wear their favorite holiday costumes and sweaters and join the festivities including: a costume contest, live music, presentations, and much more!
https://www.gaslamp.org/events/pet-parade/