December

Enjoy the best San Diego events, festivals, and things to do in December 2015 with this calendar of events.

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<—-November Events || January Events—->

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All Month: San Francisco Holiday Events: Bazaars, Christmas, Shopping, Light Displays, Buy Local, & More

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  • December 31: New Years Parties, Events, Champagne Toasts, & More
  • December 31-January 3: International Auto Show @ San Diego Convention Center | Second Largest Auto Show In California, Global Destination For Manufacturers To Showcase Their Products (more info)
  • Win Tickets ($300+) – December 31: NYE Yacht Party aboard Inspiration Hornblower | Views of Harbor, Champagne & Open Bar, 3 Levels of Music, Photo Booth, Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Win Tickets ($350+) – December 31: NYE Beach Party @ The Catamaran Resort | Party at Luxurious Resort Overlooking Mission Bay, 4 Rooms of Entertainment, Drinks & Hors d’Oeuvres
  • December 31: Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve Gala @Hilton Bayfront | Entertainment In 10 Party Zones, Drinks, Buffet, 9PM-2:30AM (more info)
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve Gala @ Hotel del Coronado | ‘Havana Nights’, Outdoor, Heated Reception, Hors d’Oeuvres, Cocktails, Cuban-Inspired Ballroom, 10-Piece Orchestra, Champagne Toast (more info)
  • December 31: Kids & Teens NYE Party @ Hotel del Coronado | Kids 4-17, Dinner, Ice Skating, Special Shows, Games, Sparkling Cider Toast (more info)
  • December 31: Casino Royale New Year’s Eve @ The Westgate Hotel | Specialty Cocktails, 5-Course Dinner, Casino Games, Dancing (more info)
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve – Bond Ball @ McFadden’s San Diego | James Bond-Themed Party, Cocktails, Dancing, Midnight Toast, Hors d’Oeuvres (more info)
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve ‘Noche Cubana’ @ 98 Bottles | Champagne Toast, Red Carpet, Music, Dancing, Raffle (more info)
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise | 3-Course Dinner On Luxury Yacht, Live Music, Drinks, Boarding Champagne & Midnight Toast (more info)
  • December 31: Black & Gold New Year’s Eve Party Aboard The Berkeley Steam Ferry | Cocktail Attire, 2 Stages Of Music, Photo Booth, Live Art, 9PM-1AM (more info)
  • December 31: Black & White NYE Party @ Renaissance | Heated Rooftop, Ballrooms & Lounge, DJ Sets, Black & White Attire Only, 9PM-2AM (more info)
  • December 31: Mega Countdown SD NYE 2016 @ Fuse Nightlife | 4 DJs, 3 Rooms, 2 Levels, VIP Game Area, Drink Specials (more info)
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl | SD’s Best Bars, Drink Specials, No Cover At Locations, Craft Beer & Champagne (more info)
  • December 31: NYE @ The Living Coast | Family-Friendly, Hot Chocolate Bar, Wildlife Animal Encounters, Arts & Crafts, Photos, Games, Karaoke (more info)
  • December 31: NYE With Bryan Callen @ American Comedy Co. | Live Stand Up Comedy, Champagne Toast, Party Favors (more info)
  • December 31: Infinity NYE 2016 @ Town & Country Hotel Resort | World-Renowned DJs, Multiple Stages, VIP Service, Hotel Accommodations (more info)
  • December 31: NYE @ Onyx Room | 3 Party Rooms, VIP Reception, Champagne, Hors d’Oeuvres, 8 Hours of Non-Stop Music & Partying (more info)
  • December 31: NYE @ The Lafayette: Mystère In The French Quarter | 3 Party Locations, Live New Orleans Jazz, DJs, Dancing (more info)
  • December 31: Moonlight New Year’s Eve Cruise @ California Spirit Yacht | 3 Decks, Open Bar, Hors d’Oeuvres, DJs & Dance Areas (more info)
  • December 31: Midnight Kiss New Year’s @ Bristol Hotel | DJ, Dancing, Open Bar, Panoramic Views Of The City, Chapagne Toast, 8PM-2AM (more info)
  • December 31: Alameda – New Year’s Eve Celebration Aboard The USS Hornet Museum | Silent Auction, Midnight Countdown, Live Music, Food & Drinks, Dance Lessons, 7:30PM-1AM (more info)
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve @ Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station | Dance Floor With DJ, Live Music, Craft Beer, Wine, Food, 8PM-1AM (more info)
  • December 31: Phantom Masquerade SD NYE @ Phantom Lounge & Nightclub | Masquerade Ball, Hookah & VIP Table Service, Party Favors, 9PM-2AM (more info)
  • December 31: Brew Year’s Eve @ The Beer Company | Live DJ, Drink Specials, 9PM-2AM (more info)
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve @ Parq Restaurant & Nightclub | DJ & Dancing, 4-Course NYE Dinner, Drinks (more info)
  • December 31: New Year’s @ Hard Rock Hotel | Gaslamp’s Hottest Party, 20+ DJs, 9PM-2AM (more info)
  • December 31: Empire New Year’s Eve @ F6ix | DJ, Champagne (more info)
  • December 31: NYE In Hillcrest @ Gossip Grill | 4-Course Dinner, Champagne & Wine, DJ Kinky Loops, 6PM-1AM (more info)
  • December 31: NYE Block Party @ House Of Blues | 3 Parties & 10 DJs Under One Roof, 9PM-2AM (more info)
  • December 31: NYE @ Numb3rs | Hip Hop & Latin NYE Party, 8PM (more info)
  • December 31: Temecula – New Year’s Eve @ The Eagle Nest | Celebrate NYE At Pechanga Resort & Casino, 9PM (more info)
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve @ AD Nightclub | DJs, Champagne, 9PM (more info)
  • December 31: Galactic Ball @ Park & Rec | DJs, Dancing, 9PM-1AM (more info)
  • December 31: Poway – NYE With The Celebrities @ Poway’s Irish Pub | Classic Rock, 9PM (more info)
  • December 31: Escondido – Roaring 20s NYE Party @ Independent Order Of Odd Fellows | 5 DJs, Flapper Roaring 20s Theme Encouraged, 9PM (more info)
  • December 31: Ocean Beach – Vintage New Year’s Eve @ The Pearl | No Cover, 3-Course Dinner, DJs, Champagne Toast, 5PM-1AM (more info)
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve Contra Dance Party | Ft. Jeremy Core & The Three Raisins (more info)
  • December 31: Escondido – New Year’s Eve @ Stone Brewing | 36 Craft Beers On Tap, Special Editions, Live Music, DJ, Keg Countdown At Midnight, Chef Selected Menu (more info)
  • December 30-31: New Year’s Eve Wine Tasting & Special Dinner @ The WineSeller & Brasserie | Tastings & Specials, Sparkling Wines, 4-9PM (more info)
  • December 30: Holiday Bowl Parade @ Downtown San Diego | America’s Largest Balloon Parade, Floats, Marching Bands, 10AM (more info)
  • December 30: Murals Of La Jolla | Free Walking Tours, 5:30PM, Last Wednesdays (more info)
  • December 29-31: OMFG NYE 2016 @ Valley View Casino Center | Ft. Flosstradamus, Porter Robinson, Borgor, & More, 9PM-4AM (more info)

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December 24-27: MANY San Diego Christmas Weekend Events: Dinners & Tea, Cruises, Cannon Battles, Half Marathon, Concerts, Shopping, Beer, Wine, & More!

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  • December 27: SD Half Marathon @ Carmel Highland Golf Resort (more info)
  • December 26-30: Garden Of Lights 2015 @ San Diego Botanical Garden | Holiday Lights, Family-Friendly, Wagon Rides, Crafts, Santa, Live Music (more info)
  • December 26-27: Cannon Battles @ Maritime Museum | 3 Hours Of Booming Cannons, Close-Quarters Maneuvers, 18th Century Tall Ships (more info)
  • December 26: San Diego Club Crawl | Exclusive Gaslamp Nightclubs, No Cover, No Wait, Free Drinks (more info)
  • December 25-27: Christmas Tea @ The Westgate Hotel | Array Of Teas & Other Hot Beverages, Petit-Fours, Live Harp Music (more info)
  • December 25: Christmas Day Luncheon Buffet | Aboard Luxury Yacht, 2-Hour Cruise With Gourmet Buffet, Live Music (more info)
  • December 25: Christmas Day Dinner Cruise @ Hornblower Dinner Cruises | Traditional Holiday Buffet Enjoyed With Views Of San Diego Bay, 3:30-6:30PM (more info)
  • December 25: Christmas Dinner @ Hamilton’s Tavern | Free, Christmas Dinner Ft. Ham, Yams, Potatoes & All The Fixins, 5PM (more info)
  • December 25: Christmas Day Dining @ 100 Wines | Special 3-Course Menu (more info)
  • December 24-25: Coronado – Four-Course Christmas Dinner @ 1500 Ocean | Chef Meredith Manee, 5:30-10PM (more info)
  • December 24: Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise | Luxury Yacht Cruise, 2.5 Hour Dinner With Gourmet Buffet, Live Music (more info)
  • December 24: San Diego Chargers Vs. Oakland Raiders @ Oakland | NFL Game, 5:25PM (more info)
  • December 24: Carlsbad – Christmas Eve Dinner @ Chandler’s | 3-Course Dinner, Ocean Views, 4-8:30PM (more info)
  • December 24: La Jolla – Hershey Felder: Irving Berlin Tribute @ La Jolla Playhouse | Live Music, 2-4PM (more info)
  • December 22-24: An American Christmas @ U.S. Grant Hotel | Annual Holiday Spectacular, Music, Dancing, Stories, 4-Course Dinner, 6:30PM (more info)
  • December 20: San Diego Bay Parade of Lights | 80+ Lavishly Decorated & Lighted Boats, Theme: Christmas Around the World!
  • December 20: Parade of Lights Holiday Dinner Aboard The Berkeley Steam Ferry | Views of the Boat Parade, Music, Dinner, & More!
  • December 20: Holiday Parade Of Lights Cruises | View Parade’s Holiday Colors, Gourmet Dinner & Spectator Cruise, Indoor & Outdoor Seating, Boarding Champagne & Music (more info)
  • December 20: San Diego Chargers Vs. Miami Dolphins @ Qualcomm Stadium | NFL Game, 1:25PM (more info)
  • December 20: Soweto Gospel Choir @ Celebration Hall – Jacobs Center For Neighborhood Innovation | African Gospel Music Performance (more info)
  • December 20: Oceanside – Feeding The Soul Foundation’s HoliDAZE Concert @ Star Theater | Benefiting The Mountain Shadows Foundation (more info)
  • December 19-20: Rancho Santa Fe – Frosty Farm @ Helen Woodward Animal Center | Pictures With Santa, Cookie Decorating & Other Holiday Activities, Live Music, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • December 19-20: Cannon Battles @ Maritime Museum | 3 Hours Of Booming Cannons, Close-Quarters Maneuvers, 18th Century Tall Ships (more info)
  • December 19: Lightsaber Battle San Diego | Ultimate Showdown Between Jedi & Sith On Star Wars Episode VII Opening Weekend, Free, All Ages
  • December 18-20: Holiday Pops Ft. Cirque Musica @ Jacobs Music Center | Holiday Concert With Acrobatic Performance (more info)
  • December 17-20: Holiday Nights! @ Bernardo Winery | Family-Friendly, Winery Open Late, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Carriage Rides, Carolers, Mulled Wine, Kids’ Activities (more info)
  • December 17: A Speakeasy Christmas @ The Lafayette Hotel | Featuring The Moonshine Men Orchestra With Rebecca Jade & Whitney Shay, 7PM (more info)
  • December 17: La Jolla – Free Third Thursdays @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego | 5-7PM (more info)

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December 10-13: MANY San Diego Weekend EVENTS & GIVEAWAYS ($700+): Parade of Lights, Santa Run, Jungle Bells, Beer & Spirits, Holiday Shopping, Music, & More!

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  • December 13: San Diego Bay Parade of Lights | 80+ Lavishly Decorated & Lighted Boats, Theme: Christmas Around the World!
  • December 13: Holiday Parade Of Lights Cruises | View Parade’s Holiday Colors, Gourmet Dinner & Spectator Cruise, Indoor & Outdoor Seating, Boarding Champagne & Music (more info)
  • December 13: Gaslamp Quarter Pet Parade @ Hilton SD | Costumed Pets, Awards Ceremony & Prizes, 3-6PM (more info)
  • December 13: Craft & Draft @ Blind Lady Ale House | Free, Local Artists & Crafters, Craft Beer, Food, 11:30AM-4PM (more info)
  • December 13: San Diego Chargers Vs. Kansas City Chiefs @ Kansas City | NFL Game, 10AM (more info)
  • December 12-January 3: Jungle Bells @ San Diego Zoo | Live Performances, Animal Activities, Lights Displays
  • December 12-13: Breakfast With Santa @ Seaport Village | Meet Santa, Kids Activities, Gifts, 9-10:30AM (more info)
  • December 12-13: Rancho Santa Fe – Frosty Farm @ Helen Woodward Animal Center | Pictures With Santa, Cookie Decorating & Other Holiday Activities, Live Music, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • December 12-13: Bonsall – Rawhide Country Christmas @ Rawhide Ranch | 40-Acre Working Ranch & Camp, Family-Friendly Activities, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Santa, Live Music, 2-9PM (more info)
  • December 12-13: Breakfast With Santa @ Harbor House | Full Breakfast, Picture With Santa, Kids’ Activities, Gifts For Kids, 9:30-10:30AM (more info)
  • Win Tickets ($80) – December 12: The New Kids @ SILO in Makers Quarter THIS SATURDAY | SD’s Original Welcome Party for New Breweries & Distilleries, Unlimited Samples, Discount Promo Code
  • December 12: San Diego Santa Run | Thousands of Santas, 5K Fun Run, Pet Run, Kids’ Run, & Other Waves, Pacific Beach Holiday Parade After
  • December 12: Poway – Christmas In The Park @ Old Poway Park | Free, Tree Lighting, Warm Drinks, Food, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Tree Decorating Contest, 3:30-8:30PM (more info)
  • December 12: Chula Vista – Santa & Mrs. Claus Arrive At Village Walk | Photos With Santa, Train Rides, Noon-3PM (more info)
  • December 12: Polar Express Family Day @ SD Model Railroad Museum | Movie Screening, Games, Treats, Holiday Keepsake Making, 11AM-3PM (more info)
  • December 12: Ray At Night @ North Park Neighborhood | Art Walk, 6-10PM, Second Saturdays (more info)
  • December 12: Essential Strings Holiday Concert @ Rancho Bernardo Library | Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday Performance, 10AM (more info)
  • December 12: Vinyl Junkies Record Swap @ The Casbah | Thousands Of Records For Sale, DJs, Food, Beer, 11AM-5PM, 21+ (more info)
  • December 12: It’s F**king Christmas @ Finest City Improv | Holiday Improv Show, Cabaret-Style Theatre, Audience Participation, 8PM (more info)
  • December 11: Ales & Rails: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party @ SD Model Railroad Museum | Local Craft Brews, Cheesy Holiday Attire, 7-9PM (more info)
  • December 11: Holiday Beer & Dessert @ Kilowatt Brewing | Beer & Treat Pairings, Limited Release Holiday Ale, Free Entry, 5-9PM (more info)
  • December 10: National City – Christmas On Brick Row @ Between 9th St. & A Avenue | Santa & Ice Queen, Food Vendors, Live Music, Kids’ Activities, Giveaways, 5-8PM (more info)
  • December 10: La Jolla – Merry Little Pop-Up Dinner @ The Lowry House | 4 Farm-to-Fork Seasonal Courses From Guest Chefs, 6:30-9:30PM (more info)
  • December 8-9: Normal Heights Holiday Party @ Normal Heights Community Center | Home Decorating Contest & Tour, Refreshments (more info)

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December 3-6: MANY San Diego Weekend EVENTS & GIVEAWAYS ($650+): Balboa Park December Nights, Makers Arcade Holiday Fair, Girls On The Run 5K, Parades, Tree Lightings, Wine, & More!

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San Diego Weekly Events:

  • Tuesdays: Free San Diego Museum Days | 20 Participating Museums, Free Residents Tuesdays (more info)
  • Wednesdays: Ocean Beach Farmers’ Market | Fresh Produce, Ready To Eat Meals, Live Music, 4-7PM (more info)
  • Wednesdays: Encinitas – Encinitas Station Farmers Market @ Downtown Encinitas | 4-8PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Hillcrest Night Bazaar @ T Lounge | Art, Vendors, Live Entertainment, 6-11PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Curbside Bites @ Innovations Academy | Gourmet Food Trucks, 5-8PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Thursdays Is The New Firkin Friday @ Thorn Street Brewery | New Cask Of Specialty Ale Starting @ 5:30PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Thirsty Thursdays Trivia @ Tidewater Tavern | 7PM, Drink Specials, Prizes (more info)
  • Thursdays: Carmel Valley – Certified Farmers’ Market @ Canyon Crest Academy | 2:30-7PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Linda Vista Farmers’ Market | 2-6PM (more info)
  • Thurdays: UTC Farmers’ Market @ 7131 Regents | 3-7PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Balboa Park History Tour @ San Diego History Center  | $15, 11AM-Noon (more info)
  • Thursdays: Oceanside – Farmers’ Market @ Downtown Oceanside | 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Oceanside – Sunset Market @ Downtown Oceanside | Farmers’ Market, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, 5-9PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Chula Vista – Third Avenue Village Farmers’ Market | 3-7PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Hops On The Harbor | Cruise On Luxury Yacht, Local Brews & Craft Beer Flights, Gourmet Food Stations, Brewery Experts (more info)
  • Fridays: Free Lunchtime Concerts @ Westfield UTC | ‘Plaza Unglugged’, Local San Diego Musicians, 12-2PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Ecstatic Dance: Shut Up & Throw Down @ Dance Place San Diego | Classes & Open Dance Parties, 1st & 3rd Fridays (more info)
  • Fridays: Gaslamp Ghosts Walking Tour | 90 Minute Tour Through Gaslamp’s Most Haunted Locations, 5PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Hops On The Harbor | Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise, Live Music, Harbor Views (more info)
  • Fridays: People’s Produce Farmers’ Market | South Eastern San Diego Outdoor Marketplace, 3-7PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Kearny Mesa Farmers Market @ 5898 Copley Dr | 10:30AM-1:30PM (more info)
  • Fridays: La Mesa – Farmers Market @ La Mesa Civic Center | Fresh Produce, Flowers, Hot Food, Artisan Cheeses & Oils, 2-6PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Imperial Beach – Farmers’ Market @ Pier Plaza | Noon-7:30PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Free Lunchtime Concerts @ Westfield UTC | ‘Plaza Unglugged’, Local San Diego Musicians, 12-2PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Vista Farmers Market @ San Diego County Courthouse | Oldest Farmers Market In San Diego County, 8AM-1Pm (more info)
  • Saturdays: Little Italy Mercato @ W. Cedar From Kettner To Front | Market, Live Music, 8AM-2PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Tuna Harbor Dockside Market @ Port Of San Diego | Free, Open Air Seafood Market, Ongoing Until December 20th, 8AM-1PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Golden Hill Farmers’ Market @ B Street Between 27th & 28th | 9:30AM-1:30PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Scripps Ranch Farmers’ Market | 9AM-1:30PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: City Heights Farmers’ Market | Produce, Arts & Crafts, Kids’ Activities, Live Entertainment, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Southeast San Diego Peoples Produce Certified Market | 3-6PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Del Mar – Farmers Market @ Del Mar City Hall Parking Lot | Fresh Produce, Eggs, Seafood, Flowers, 1-4PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise | 2-Hour Scenic Cruise, Buffet, Complimentary Boarding Champagne, Live Music (more info)
  • Sundays: Free Sunday Concerts @ Seaport Village East Plaza Gazebo | 1-4PM, Family Friendly (more info)
  • Sundays: North San Diego Farmers Market @ Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead | 10:30AM-3:30PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Gaslamp 3rd Avenue Farmers Market | 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Hillcrest Farmers Market @ Hillcrest DMV Parking Lot | 9AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Free Lunchtime Concerts @ Westfield UTC | ‘Plaza Unglugged’, Local San Diego Musicians, 12-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Point Loma Farmers’ Market @ Canon & Rosecrans | 9:30AM-2:30Pm (more info)
  • Sundays: San Marcos – Farmers’ Market @ 1020 W San Marcos Blvd | 11AM-3PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Solana Beach – Cedros Avenue Farmers’ Market | 1-5PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Rancho Santa Fe – Farmers Market @ 16079 San Dieguito Rd | 9:30AM-2PM (more info)

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