Downtown San Diego December 2014 Events

December 4th, 2014

Legoland Snowdays Dec. 1 – 31 Come build Holiday memories during the month of December at LEGOLAND California Resort. Play in real snow, build snowmen and throw snowballs at LEGO targets. See the world’s largest LEGO Christmas tree and watch the nightly tree lighting ceremony. /www.california.legoland.com/holidaysnowdays
Balboa Park December Nights Dec. 5 – 6December Nights 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.” / www.balboapark.org/decembernights
Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park Dec. 5 – 24Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park provides a spectacular holiday destination for all. Open for 12 nights in December, there will be fun for people of all ages. Get in the spirit and walk through the magical lighting displays, ride Polar Express trains, explore Candyland, feed live reindeer, take a photo with Santa near a 40’-tall Christmas Tree, enjoy the festive fare and so much more! / www.sandiego.padres.mlb.com
Encinitas Holiday Parade Dec. 6 This year’s theme is “Droppin’ In for the Holidays,” celebrating Encinitas’ reputation as THE mecca for Action Sports. Expect to see plenty of big name surfers, skateboarders, snowboarders and more and terrific representations of the action sports lifestyle on the many floats and entries in the parade. / www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
51st Annual North Park Toyland Parade & Festival Dec. 6Unwrap some magic this holiday season and partake in the festive fun, at the 51st Annual Golden Anniversary 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. www.toylandparade.com
Garden of Lights Dec. 6 – 30After 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! / www.sdbgarden.org/lights.htm
2014 La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival Dec. 7Spread 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 “Spirit of Christmas – Peace on Earth.” / www.ljparade.com
La Mesa’s Christmas in the Village Dec. 12 – 13 Don’t miss the strolling minstrels, carolers and street entertainers, food and commercial vendors. Live Music is featured in a number of stage areas and Bonfires fill the Boulevard. The kids will love Santa, the Carnival Rides, Ponies and the Puppet Shows. All Specialty Shops, Boutiques and Restaurants open late during event. Thousands of unique gifts all season long! / www.lmvma.com
Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Dec. 13 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. / www.mbyc.org
Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights Dec. 13 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. / www.visitoceanside.org
Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo Dec. 13 – Jan. 4 Jungle Bells are ringing – it’s holiday time! During Jungle Bells presented by California Coast Credit Union, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. / www.sandiegozoo.org
Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade Dec. 14 San Diego’s furriest festive parade returns to Downtown as the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Downtown Ace Hardware takes over the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter. / www.gaslamp.org/pet-parade
Poway’s Christmas in the Park Dec. 14 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! / www.poway.org 
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights Dec. 14 – 21 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM | Recurs every Sunday Join us for the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, an annual timehonored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. The parade takes place on San Diego Bay with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated to a new theme each year. Held on two consecutive Sundays in December, the parade proceeds from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and the Ferry Landing in Coronado. Whether you’re a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive and delightful experience for all!
/ www.sdparadeoflights.org
Ponsettia Bowl Gaslamp March Dec. 21 Marching bands and spirit squads from the participating universities will parade from each end of 5th Avenue performing holiday classics, and meeting up at Market Street for a heartpounding Battle of the Bands! www.sandiegobowlgames.com/gaslamp-march
National University Holiday Bowl Dec. 27 Teams from the Pac-12 conference and the Big 12 conference will square off in the annual National University Holiday Bowl. / www.holidaybowl.com

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