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City Fun Center. Come have fun with us during the holidays! Arcade games, laser tag, mini bowling. Party specials! 8990 Miramar Rd. (858) 675-9700. cityfuncenter.com
Jingle Bell Horse Show, Thurs-Sun, Dec 5-8. Del Mar Horse Park. www.jinglebellhorseshow.com
Snowfall at Omni La Costa Resort, Dec 5-31, 5 & 7pm, every Thursday-Saturday. www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa
Lighting of the Heritage Tree, Fri, Dec 6, 4-7pm. Moonlight Beach, Encinitas. www.encinitasca.gov
Arts District Liberty Station invites guests to get (((amplified))) on Dec 6, 5-9pm. Join us for a free concert featuring SD based musician, Whitney Shay with opening act, Lauren Leigh in Bldg. 177. Sip and stroll while you shop for holiday gifts with a creative twist, enjoy lively entertainment and new culinary and creative experiences. Salute the Season at the holiday themed Local Bazaar Pop-Up Market.
Foreign Film Friday: Once, Fri, Dec 6, 4 & 7pm. Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad. Free admission. www.carlsbadca.gov
Kid’s Night Out, Fri, Dec 6, 4:30-9pm, Old Poway Park. poway.org
Holiday Tree Lighting & Oceanside Art Walk, Fri, Dec 6. SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Oceanside. www.facebook.com/springhillsuitessandiegooceansidedt/
The Peking Acrobats, Fri, Dec 6, 8pm. Harrah’s Resort. www.harrahssocal.com
International Christmas Festival, Fri-Sat, Dec 6-7, (Fri 3-11; Sat noon-11pm) Located just southwest of the Organ Pavillion in Balboa Park, each of the 33 cottages are representative of a different culture. On these two nights, all 33 will be open in order to share their culture, and provide various ethnic foods and spirits, from Chinese dumplings and Israeli latkes to Irish Coffee. “Entertainment from around the world” will also be in full action on the stage nestled in the center.
The Uncommon: Palomar Chorale, Chamber Singers & Palomar Symphony Orchestra, Fri-Sat, Dec 6-7, 7:30pm. Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar College, San Marcos. www.palomarperforms.com
42nd Annual December Nights, Fri-Sat, Dec 6-7, Balboa Park. www.sandiego.gov/december-nights
Warren Miller Film Tour: Timeless, Fri-sat, Dec 6-7, La Paloma Theatre, Encinitas. www.warrenmiller.com
Scripps Performing Arts Academy presents Legally Blonde, Jr. Fri, Dec 6-Sun, Dec 15. David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, La Jolla. www.scrippsperformingartsacademy.com
City Ballet of San Diego presents The Nutcracker, Fri, Dec 6-Dec 22. Spreckels Theatre, Downtown, SD. www.cityballet.org
Miracles of the Season at Patio Playhouse. patioplayhouse.com
Pearl Harbor Day, Saturday, December 7
OB Holiday Parade, Sat, Dec 7, 5pm. Free. Along Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach
Mountain West Football Championship, Hawaii vs Boise State. Sat, Dec 7, Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho. www.themw.com
Sensory-friendly Santa for special needs children at Westfield North County, Sat, Dec 7, 8-10am. www.westfield.com
Pets on Parade & Makers Market, Sat, Dec 7, 10am-1:30pm. Carlsbad Village Faire. www.carlsbad-village.com
Encinitas Holiday Parade, Sat, Dec 7, 5:30-7:30pm. Coast Highway 101, www.encinitasca.gov
San Diego STEAM Maker Festival, Sat, Dec 7, 10am-3pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.sansmf.org
28th Annual Red Nose Run & Expo, Sat, Dec 7. Race at 1pm, Espo opens 11:30am. In Del Mar on the beach. www.therednoserun.com
Tree Lighting, Sat, Dec 7, 1-7pm, San Marcos Civic Center. www.san-marcos.net
38th Annual Fallbrook Christmas Parade, Sat, Dec 7, 5pm. Main Ave, downtown Fallbrook. www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
Starlight Parade & Children’s Faire, Sat, Dec 7, 2-5pm. Chula Vista. Parade begins at 5pm. www.starlightparade.com
KSON 103.7 CountryFest Christmas, Sat, Dec 7, 4-10pm. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.kson.radio.com
Holiday at the Rancho, Sat, Dec 7, 5-8pm. Leo Carrillo Ranch, Carlsbad. www.carlsbadconnect.org
Family Movie Night: Elf, Sat, Dec 7, 7pm (gates open 5:30) at Moonlight Stage Amphitheatre. www.moonlightstage.com
SD Gulls vs. Colorado Eagles Sat, Dec 7, 7pm. Pechanga Arena San Diego, Sports Arena. www.sandiegogulls.com
Frequency Vocal Jazz Winter Concert, Sat, Dec 7, 7:30pm. MiraCosta College, Oceanside. www.miracosta.edu/buytix
Coaster Holiday Express train rides, Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8. Oceanside Transit Center. www.gonctd.com
Breakfast with Santa at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8, 9-10:30am. www.sdzsafaripark.org
San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus presents Jingle, Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8.Balboa Theatre, downtown SD. www.sandiegotheatres.org
Western Surfing Association Tour Event #5 & Toys for Tots Collection, Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8. San Clemente Pier. www.surfwsa.org
Makers Arcade Holiday Fair, Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8, 10am-5pm. Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, downtown SD. www.makersarcade.com
The Nutcracker, Sat-Sun, Dec 7-8, 2 & 4pm. Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula. www.pechanga.com
Keepin’ It Rural 5K & 10K Trail Race & Hike, Sun, Dec 8, 7:45am. Enjoy the post-race festival with vendor expo, food trucks, beer garden, live band and raffle! Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. www.letskeepitrural.com
Del Dios Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Sun, Dec 8, 7:30am. Lake Hodges, Escondido. www.raceroster.com
Santa Salute at Westfield Mission Valley & Westfield North County, Sun, Dec 8, 11am-7pm. Free 5×7-inch photo with military ID. www.westfield.com
Holiday Homes Tour in Vista. Sun, Dec 8, 10am. www.vistacommunityclinic.org/holiday-homes-tour
56th Annual Toyland Parade, Sun, Dec 8, 11am-1pm. University Ave between Utah & Iowa Streets in North Park. www.toylandparade.com
Botanic Wonderland & Holiday Nights in the Garden, through Dec 30, 5-8:30pm. Free for active duty military + up to 5 immediate family members. San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas. www.sdbgarden.org
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, through Dec 29. The Old Globe, Balboa Park. www.theoldglobe.org
Holidays at Legoland California Resort, through Jan 5. www.legoland.com
Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld San Diego, through-Jan 5. www.seaworldsandiego.com
Rady Children’s Ice Rink, Daily 10am-10pm. Through Sun, Jan 5. $10-$50. Enjoy some holiday fun at this incredible outdoor ice rink! Admission $15/adults, $13/kids, $10/military with valid I.D. Or buy punch card that’s good for five skate sessions. Rady Children’s Arts District Liberty Station, Central Promenade, 2875 Dewey Road, Point Loma.
La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival on Girard Avenue in La Jolla, Sun, Dec 8, 1:30pm. www.ljparade.com
Winterfest in Vista Village, Sun, Dec 8, 2-7pm. www.discovervista.com
Santa by the Sea & Holiday Tree Lighting at Camino Del Mar & 15th Street, Sun, Dec 8, 3pm. Tree lighting at 5pm. www.visitdelmarvillage.com
Encinitas Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Moonlight Amphitheatre, Sun, Dec 8, 4pm. www.encinitasballet.com
Holiday Tree Lighting at Fletcher Cove Park, Sun, Dec 8, 4:30pm. www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us
SD Bay Parade of Lights: Comic-Con on the Bay, Sun, Dec 8, 5pm. www.sdparadeoflights.org
ALT 949 Not So Silent Night at Del Mar Fairgrounds, Sun, Dec 8, 5-10pm. https://alt949.radio.com
LA Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks at LA Memorial Coliseum, Sun, Dec 8, 5:20pm. www.therams.com
LA Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, Sun, Dec 8, 6:30pm. www.nba.com/lakers
GC Dance Company’s The Nutcracker at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Sun, Dec 8, 6:30pm. www.artcenter.org
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, thru Dec 29. The Old Globe, Balboa Park. www.theoldglobe.org
Holidays at Legoland California Resort, Through Jan 5. www.legoland.com
Ongoing events around town
Sunset Market at Coast Highway & Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, every Thursday, 5-9pm.
Behind the Scenes Tour at Mission San Luis Rey, every Saturday & Sunday. www.sanluisrey.org
Cowles Mountain Hike, Ongoing Saturdays thru June 1, 5:30-6:30am. Free. Looking for an adventure? Join us! Meet at Cowles Mountain Staging Area (corner of Golfcrest Dr & Navajo Rd) at the trail head south of the comfort station. Cowles Mountain, San Carlos.
Pacific Beach Farmers’ Market, Ongoing Saturdays, 8am-noon. Free. Promenade mall, 4150 Mission Blvd, Pacific Beach.
Waterski and Wakeboard, Ongoing thru Dec 23, 2019. Sundays, 8-11am, Thursdays 5-8pm. Convair Waterski Club is active year-round on Mission Bay and provides 2 ski boats for waterskiing and wakeboarding, w/instruction & equipment available on request. Nominal fee per run. Meet at south end of Crown Point Beach, 3500 Crown Point Drive. Any skill level welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org. sdwaterski.org/
Box Lacrosse Pick-Up Games, Sundays, 4-6pm. Ongoing thru Dec 2019. $10. Play Box Lacrosse Pick-Up Games. Everyone 18+ welcome, or high school Varsity players. Fun, fast box lacrosse-get a great workout. Sportsplex USA, 12349 McIvers Court, Poway. Registration requested. https://www.epiclacrosse.org/
Fly Casting Clinic, Ongoing Sundays thru Sun, Dec 29, 2019, 9am-noon. Free. If you have wanted to cast a fly rod, or you know how but just want to practice, then the free fly casting clinic at Lake Murray on Sunday mornings might be the ticket. The sponsor, San Diego Fly Fishing Club has rods, reels and casting instructors for the participants without gear. Ages 16 and up. Look for the Gazebo and the fly poles east of the Boat Ramp by the Lake. Lake Murray Reservoir, 5540 Kiowa Drive, San Diego.
Free First Sunday, Ongoing thru Dec 1. Sundays, 10am. Free. Embrace creativity and visit OMA. Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside.
Daley Ranch Open House, Open to public 2nd Sunday of every month. 11am-2pm. Free. Approximately 1 mile from the La Honda entry is the Historic Daley Ranch House. Ranger staff/docents provide info and insights into the history of the ranch. Steady rain cancels. Daley Ranch, 3024 La Honda Dr, Escondido.
Fun & Fitness Hiking Series at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, thru Jan 28, 9am, every Monday. www.poway.org
Baby Time, Ongoing Tuesdays 3-3:30pm, thru Dec 31, 2019. Free. Join us for a program that is perfect for babies and young toddlers: short, fun and interactive. Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Pkwy, Mission Valley, 92108
Run Club. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm ongoing thru Dec. Free. Choose 2-mile or 4-mile group. All paces/abilities welcome. Meet at Refill cafe, 3752 Park Blvd, Hillcrest.
Qualcomm Stadium Swap Meet, Ongoing Wednesdays, 2-10pm. $1-$2. Open air swap meet and farmer’s market. Info: 619-283-3100. SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley, 92108. http://www.qualcommstadiumswapmeet.com/