San Diego Thanksgiving Events: Parade, Black Friday, Star Lighting & More

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Whether you are celebrating with family or friends, Thanksgiving is a great time in San Diego. In 2015, Thanksgiving takes place on November 26th and there will be celebrations all weekend including the Macy’s Parade, the Holiday / Christmas Tree lighting events, Black Friday sales (Buy Local!), and more!


November 18: Thanksgiving Essentials With Bon Appétit Magazine @ Sur La Table | Holiday Menu Cooking Class, 6:30-8:30PM (more info)


November 21-January 3: Christmas Celebration @ SeaWorld | Holiday Shows, Kids’ Activities
The moment you arrive at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration® you’ll feel a wave of holiday spirit splash over you. Christmas fills the air and the Skytower sparkles after dark. Shamu® Christmas Miracles show brings the season to life beneath the stars in a way you have to see to believe. In our wintery, watery wonderland, you can play in the snow at SnowWorld®, enjoy stunning live shows inspired by the natural world, share a smile with a sea lion and get immersed in the wonders of the season. More info.


November 25-29: San Diego Jazz Fest @ Town & Country Convention Center | 5 Days of Jazz Music, Wide Variety of Styles, Large Dance Floors, Intimate Listening Rooms


November 26: Thanksgiving Day Luncheon Cruise | 3-Course Meal, Premium Bar Selections, Live Music, Dancing (more info)


November 26: Oceanside – O’Side Turkey Trot | 10K, 5K, Combo & Kids’ Runs (more info)


November 27: USO Giving Tree Lighting @ Headquarters’ Courtyard | Choir Performance, Hot Drinks, Santa, Donations Collecting, 6:30PM (more info)


November 27-29: Pomegranate Days @ Oasis Camel Dairy | Camel Rides, Pomegranate Feeding To Camels, Turkey Racing Show, Kids’ Activities, Noon-5PM (more info)


November 27-December 24: La Mesa – Santa @ Grossmont Center | Photos With Santa (more info)


November 28: Surfin’ Santa Arrival @ Seaport Village | Free Photos, Festive Parade, Holiday Shopping, Kids’ Activities, & More!


November 28: JulianJulian Country Christmas Kickoff | Family-Friendly, Tree Lighting, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Music Performances, Holiday Shoppping, & More!


November 28: Adams Avenue Spirit Stroll | Holiday Cocktail Samples From Adams Avenue’s Best Mix Masters, 2-5PM (more info)




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