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November Holiday Events

San Diego always has a lot of options for kids to get out and have fun, and the holidays are no exception! From East County to the Bay and in every direction from there, your kids will find so much to cheer about.

There are 13 parade options to choose from! (see yesterday's blog post) Theme parks always get really elaborate and put on so many different events: SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration, Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo & Holidays at Legoland. You can watch some classic plays and ballets, hit the the ice rinks or find some of Santa's hi-jinks.

Most of these events start THIS weekend and last through next year! The events below are listed for those that start in November.


DATES: November 18, 2017 - January 6, 2018 - Daily during park hours

COST: admission or free with annual pass

WHAT: You'll find special Holiday shows from Clyde & Seamore and one of my favorites A Dolphin Island Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed-Reindeer will be there for meet and greets, have your photo taken with Santa, hear a story read by Mrs. Claus in the Christmas Village, see a live nativity show, watch the lighted musical Happiest Christmas Tree or have breakfast with Santa and the Orcas. They usually have a real-snow sledding hill, but there was no mention of this as of yet. I'll update on this if I find out.

DATES: November 18 - December 31, 2017

COST: admission or free with annual pass

WHAT: LEGOLAND: Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND with music, twinkling lights, and nightly snow fall in Heartlake City. Enjoy live entertainment with LEGO Friends Live and a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and Reindeer for a photo.

WHAT: SEALIFE AQUAIRUM: A special holiday themed daily dive show and décor throughout. Check out the SEA LIFE inspired LEGO ornaments handmade by some of our most loyal fans on the Christmas Tree displayed in the upstairs atrium.


DATE: November 18, 2017

TIME: 11am-4pm

COST: $5/pp, FREE for kids under 10

WHERE: Liberty Station, Point Loma

WHAT: Live music with local curated market vendors, including a fresh wreath workshop, holiday cocktails, food and coffee from market vendors, face painting, animal balloons, free photo booth and kids coloring station. First 100 people get a free goodie bag!

Global Winder Wonderland (Mission Valley)

DATES: November 19-26, 2017 from 4:30/5-10pm

December 1-3, 8-10, 15-27, 29-30, 2017 from 4:30/5-10pm

January 1, 2, 5-7, 2018 from 4:30/5-10pm

(open on all holidays)

COST: $22/adults or $49/season pass, $19/kids & seniors or $44/season pass

WHERE: SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm!)

WHAT: Celebrating Holidays from around the world with beautiful illuminated cultural displays, Circus Light entertainment shows with acrobatics, ice skating, jugglers, fire shows, mariachi; Santa photos, Carnival rides, international cuisine, holiday shopping, crafts.

Holiday Marketplace (Liberty Station)

DATES: November 29 - December 24, 2017

TIME: 4-10pm (*from 5-9pm on Nov. 29th, from 12-5pm on Dec. 24th)

WHERE: Liberty Station, Point Loma

WHAT: Live music and holiday shopping from Liberty Station tenants and local vendors.

(I'll add in December's events soon. There are A. LOT. Stay tuned.)


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