Where to See Holiday Decorations in San Diego

December 7, 2018
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Living in gaslamp quarter means you’ll be close to some of the best restaurants and bars in San Diego. Being in the heart of downtown means you’ll also be close to all the other events that are happening throughout the city. Looking for holiday decorations san diego? If so, check out some of these exciting upcoming holiday events!

Balboa Park December Nights

Are you ready for an incredible collection of winter festivities and holiday attractions? If so, head over to Balboa Park on December 7th and 8th for the annual December Nights holiday event that will kick off your holiday season. During this weekend event there will be a number of scheduled events from live dance performances, holiday musicians, and choirs singing all your favorite Christmas carols. Be sure to bring your appetite as well as there will be a number of delectable food trucks and food stands available featuring everything from festive treats to burgers and more!

The Winter Wonderland Festival at the CA Center for the Arts

Located in Escondido, the CA Center for the Arts prides itself on its annual Winter Wonderland Festival. The Center brings the North Pole to heart of Escondido during this exciting event. Enjoy a number of holiday themed entertainment to stilt walkers and carolers to meeting with Santa’s reindeer! You and your kids can also enjoy playing in REAL snow! Make snow angels or build a snowman. Stay until dusk when the holiday light show synced to favorite holiday songs begins.

Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

The 47th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is back and better than ever. The procession includes about 80 incredibly decorated boats floating along the bay for a unique holiday parade that is unique to San Diego. This year’s theme is Tropical Island Christmas and prizes are awarded for for best decorated, best theme and more. This year, the parade will go to the pier at Cesar Chavez Park before turning to Coronado, providing spectators another area to view the parade. The parade will be on December 9 and 16 and will start at 5pm.

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

Calling all furry, feathered and scaled friends, it’s almost time for the annual Gaslamp  Holiday Pet Parade! Have your pets wear their favorite holiday costume for this festive and fun pet parade and Holiday Pet Market. The event will take place on Sunday, December 16th at the MLK Promenade Park. The pet parade will begin at 2pm and the Holiday Pet Market will be open from 12pm – 5pm so be sure to stop by the pet market afterward. Attending the parade is FREE.