San Diego in December


“Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold!”

Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon


San Diego in December is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do!

December in San Diego is a magical time. Cold nights, Christmas is almost here, and magic in the air! If you visit San Diego in December, you won’t find ice or snow unless someone made it artificially. Santa Claus is more likely to be wearing board shorts and a Hawaiian shirt than a fur-trimmed red velvet outfit. And you might see people surfing on Christmas Day, but it is still a sight to see! Enjoy San Diego during this time!

Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!


Let’s start with our usual daily Farmer’s Markets. Check out times above ^






Mira Mesa

Otay Ranch

Pacific Beach

UCSD/La Jolla




Ocean Beach


Sierra Mesa



Horton Plaza

Linda Vista

North Park


Valley Center


Imperial Beach

La Mesa

Rancho Bernardo


City Heights

Del Mar

Little Italy

Pacific Beach


Rancho PQ


Scripps Ranch



Sikes Adobe



La Jolla


Rancho Santa Fe

Solana Beach


Toys for Tots Drive

Make this a special holiday season for an underprivileged boy or girl by donating a new, unwrapped toy. Location: various locations around the county.

Info: 11/14 – 12/18 various times

San Diego BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

Unlimited pours of craft beer from regional breweries and cider houses, as well as access to dozens of BBQ vendors. Location: Liberty Station NTC Park.

Info: san-diego-bbq-beer-festival-tickets-64244800929. 12/7 12 – 5 pm

Jingle Bell Run

Kick-off your holidays by helping others! Run or walk a 5K route with your team members, and celebrate the season by giving.
Location: Liberty Station NTC

Park. Info: 12/7 8 am

STEAM Maker Festival

Showcasing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics in fun and exciting ways! Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Info: 12/7 10 am – 3 pm

National Funding Holiday Bowl 5K Run/Walk

The 25th annual 5k Run/Walk at the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade, along the beautiful waterfront! Stay for the post-race party! Location: Harbor Dr. and Ash St.

Info: 12/26 2:45 pm

The Holiday Bowl

Don’t miss America’s Finest Bowl Experience!

This signature San Diego event showcases a thrilling matchup of Pac-12 and Big Ten teams. Location: SDCCU Stadium.

Info: 12/27 5 pm kickoff

Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve Gala

Ring in 2020 at one of the hottest New Year’s Eve parties in the country! Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront;

Info: 12/31-1/1/20 9 pm – 2 am

Mad Hatter Ball

This year’s family-friendly Mad Hatter’s New Year’s Ball will be sure to knock your socks off as you tumble down the rabbit hole. The clock will strike twice at this shindig! Location: The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa.

Info: 12/31 – 1/1/20 6:30 pm – 12:30 am



Alpine Snow Festival 12/7 6:30- 9 pm

Bates Nut Farm Christmas in the Valley 12/13 3 – 8 pm, 12/14 9 am – 3 pm

Balboa Park December Nights 12/6 3 -11 pm, 12/7 12 – 11 pm

Chula Vista Children’s Faire 12/1 2 – 5 pm

Coaster Holiday Express 12/7- 8, 12/14 -15 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm

Coronado Open House at Ferry Landing 12/6 3:20 – 8 pm

Del Mar Santa by the Sea 12/8 3 – 5 pm

Escondido Winter Wonderland Festival 12/7 3 pm

Escondido Holiday Festival 12/14 11 am – 7 pm

Fallbrook Brunch with Santa 12/15 10 – 1 pm

Gaslamp Pancakes & Pajamas 12/14 9 am – 1 pm

La Jolla Hanukkah Happening at JCC 12/15 11 am – 2 pm

La Jolla Holiday Festival 12/8 11 am – 1 pm

La Mesa Holiday in the Village 12/13-14 5 – 9 pm

Little Italy Tree Lighting 12/7 4 – 8 pm

North Park Festival 12/8 10 am – 3 pm

Old Town Las Posadas 12/14 12 – 8 pm

Poway Christmas in the Park 12/14 3:30 – 8:30 pm

Ramona Tree Lighting 12/7 5 – 8 pm

SD Chanukah Festival 12/8 10 am – 2 pm

San Marcos Santa Village 12/7 1 – 7 pm

South Park Holiday Walkabout 12/7 5:30 pm

SoNo Fest 12/1 11 am – 5 pm

Santee Santa at the Lakes 12/8 10 am – 3 pm

Vista Winterfest 12/8 2 – 7 pm

So much to do, so much to see!


If you want to see a home sometime this month, check out all my Featured Listings, and message me or contact me here.

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