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Experience moving, breathing, massive dinosaurs from the comfort and safety of your own car
Announcing Jurassic Empire, the largest most realistic Dinosaur Drive-Thru Event ever seen in California! Two locations, this fun filled family event will be held at both the Otay Ranch Town Center Mall in Chula Vista & the Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall.
Drive through this prehistoric journey from the Jurassic all the way through the Ice Age periods and discover the Dinosaurs & Mammals that ruled the earth for more than 150 million years ago! The drive through exhibit features over 50, moving, breathing, giant life size ultra-realistic dinosaurs in their natural habitat. Keep a close out eye out and be extra careful as danger lies ahead as you drive by a massive T- Rex looking for its next meal. This Jurassic Themed Dinosaur event will stimulate your child’s imagination for years to come.
Two Convenient Locations:
Otay Ranch Town Center, 2015 Birch Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915
The Shoppes at Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Dates: Dec. 31, Jan. 1 & 2. Jan. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Weekdays, Wed., Thur, & Frid: $59 per car 1- 7 persons, 8-14 persons $85
Weekends & Holidays, Sat & Sun: $69 per car 1-7 persons, 8-14 persons $95
Buy tickets online only at

Antique, Art Design Show January 14-16 Del Mar Fairgrounds
The all new Del Mar Antiques + Art + Design Show organized by Dolphin Promotions will be held Jan. 14-16 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Bing Crosby Hall and feature nearly 60 quality dealers from California and across the U.S. A spring edition of the show will be held April 22-24, 2022. For info visit

Garth Brooks Tix on Sale Friday, Jan 14, 10am
The number one selling solo artist in U.S. history with 157 million records sold! GARTH BROOKS, Sa., March 5, 7pm, Petco Park. Rain or shine. Only west coast stadium tour date!!! 8 tix limit.
2) The Garth Brooks Line at Ticketmaster 1-877-654-2784
3) The Ticketmaster app on your mobile device
*No advance box office sales.

Monster Jam • January 15-16
Petco Park • Downtown San Diego

Monster Jam’s trucks and drivers roar into Petco Park for a weekend of fast-paced entertainment on Jan. 15 and 16. The motorsports competition features an unforgettable performance of high-flying feats and intense stunts. Some of this year’s competing trucks and drivers include Jim Koehler driving Avenger, Chris Koehler driving Axe, Kayla Blood driving Soldier Fortune, and Mike Christensen behind the wheel of Vendetta. Gates open at 4:30pm on Saturday, with a start time of 7pm, and at 1pm on Sunday, with a start time of 3pm.
Prior to the show, the Monster Jam Pit Party gives fans the opportunity to see the massive trucks up close, meet drivers and crews, watch live pre-race interviews, and participate in Q&As. There is fun for the whole family at the Pit Party, which takes place at 2:30pm on Saturday and 11:30am on Sunday.
Petco Park is located at 100 Park Blvd., San Diego. For more information, visit

El Cajon Coin Show • January 16
Ronald Reagan Community Center, El Cajon

Discover interesting things about coins, learn how to start your own coin collection, or add new coins to your collection during a fun-filled Sunday. This will be the first coin show in the San Diego area since 2019. There will be plenty of U.S. and foreign coins, antique coins, and paper currency too. And, as always, no pressure to buy anything. Dealers and local coin club members will available to sell, buy, and appraise coins, at no charge. Local club members will be available to answer your coin-related questions. In addition, ANACS, the American Numismatic Association Certification Service, the oldest grading service in the country, will be on hand to offer free advice and help with coin certification. Cost: $1. Sat, Jan 16, 9am-4pm. Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 E. Douglas, El Cajon, 92020

Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience
Ongoing Friday, Jan. 14-Sunday, March 6
Del Mar Fairgrounds

Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience is a world-renowned three-dimensional art exhibition, featuring over 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpieces projected through a unique multimedia experience that utilizes cutting-edge projection technology, to tell the story of Van Gogh’s career in a way that has never been seen before. The exhibit includes many of Van Gogh’s most popular pieces such as “The Starry Night,’ “Sunflowers,” and “Café Terrace at Night.” Beyond Van Gogh offers a unique look at the tortured artist’s stunning work, connecting guests to Vincent Van Gogh’s art in a way they have never experienced before. Cost: $23.99 - $93.99. Get tickets online at Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, 92014

Some more events around town
Jan 6-30: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Lyceum Theatre.

Jan 15: Mission Trails Regional Park. 8am Guided Bird Walk. 9:30am Guided Nature Walk. Visit for details
Jan 15: Kids Marathon Mile at Legoland California Resort, 7:45am.
Jan 15-16: Monster Jam at Petco Park
Jan 16: Mission Trails Regional Park. 9:30am Guided Nature Walk. Visit for details
Jan 16: Carlsbad Marathon, Half Marathon, Surf Sun Run 5K, and Double Down Challenge
Jan 17: LA Lakers vs. Utah Jazz at Staples Center, 7:30pm.
Jan 20-23: PGA Tour The American Express in La Quinta, Calif.
Jan 20-23: Disney On Ice: Dream Big at Pechanga Arena San Diego.

Del Amo Motorsports Southbay in Chula Vista

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