‘Tis the season San Diego!
Although the season may look a little different this year, there is still plenty of holiday cheer to be had! Whether you want to see the city’s incredible light displays or enjoy some holiday classics from the comfort of your own home, the city offers many different ways to welcome the most wonderful time of the year.
Check out our list of 7 amazing holiday activities to do in San Diego:
1. Drive through millions of lights at Holidays In Your Car
This holiday light display at Del Mar Fairgrounds is not one you want to miss! Experience millions of dazzling lights from the comfort of your own car as you traverse this 1.5 mile drive-thru. LED light installations – some over 40 feet tall – and holograms all animated to your favorite holiday songs! It’s a safe and exciting experience that awaits the whole family! Find out more here.
2. Curl up in a cozy blanket and tune into The Old Globe’s radio version of The Grinch
This year, The Old Globe has brought their beloved holiday performance back to simpler times, allowing fans to experience the family favorite in a new format. Tune into KPBS radio and let your ears take you on the familiar journey to Whoville and the Grinch’s cave. It’ll be just like bedtime stories as a kid! Find more details about the performance here.
3. Get a Taste of December near Balboa Park
The park’s annual December Nights festival looks a little different this season, but is no less exciting. The 2020 version of the festival, called Taste of December, is a drive-thru foodie frenzy. Hop in your car and taste your way through a lineup of more than 20 food trucks and vendors, each selling some of San Diego’s favorite festive bites. Check out the details here.
4. Ooh and ahh your way through a Winter Wonderland at The Del
This year, The Del replaces its annual Skating by the Sea with a whimsical Winter Wonderland. Head to Windsor Lawn for some holiday fun and some snowy surprises! Snap some holiday memories with Mr. Kringle himself and take in all of the beautifully adorned trees and greenery. And of course, it’ll be hard to miss The Del’s massive 35-foot holiday tree, which you can enjoy while enjoying some festive bites and libations. Find more information about the whimsical wonderland here.
5. Get dinner and a movie on a luxurious floating cinema on the bay
If you love good food, good films and spectacular views, then this plan is calling your name. Dine al fresco on a dreamy deck lit with fairy lights as you watch holiday favorites like Elf, The Polar Express and the Grinch. Book tickets here.
6. Catch Charlie Brown and the gang for their holiday specials on network TV
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas are back on the air! All things Peanuts will soon be exclusive to Apple TV+ subscribers, but the specials have been put back on the air for a limited time on network TV, continuing the 55-year holiday tradition. Tune into PBS or PBS KIDS for A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 13 to rejoin Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang on their holiday adventures. For a limited time, fans can also watch the specials on Apple TV+ at no charge. Find out more here.
7. Have an wonderfully awful visit in the Grinch’s Cave
Celebrate the Grinchiest of years with the Green Meanie himself! Head to Westfield UTC shopping center for an exclusive visit in the Grinch’s Cave. Snap some photos and experience the magic of Whoville in this private meet and greet experience with some special Grinchy surprises! And be sure to stop by the holiday gift shop where you can purchase limited edition collector items. Find out more about this experience here.
[Featured image: December Nights]