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25+ Daytime Holiday Outings for Kids in San Diego (2023)

What to do with the kids on Christmas break??? Here’s a bunch of Daytime Xmas Outings that are sure to please! ☀️🎄

Put one of these on your calendar for everyday this week and your week is all planned out! 🙌


These are all dressed up for the holidays and have fun daytime and evening events.


🐳 SeaWorld - Christmas Celebration

🧱 Legoland - Holidays

🎢 Belmont Park - Winter Wonder

🦁 San Diego Zoo - Jungle Bells

🦒 Safari Park - Wild Holidays



🎄 Grab some coffee from Daniel's Coffee Cart in Spanish Village or Prado Perk and go find the Grinch Tree at the Old Globe, see Santa’s reindeer & sleigh near the Prado, look at the nativity scenes at Spreckels Organ pavilion and ride the free parking around just for fun ;)


These are beautifully decorated and most will let and have events for the public.

🏠 Rancho Bernardo Inn - life size gingerbread house + Santa mailbox

🍫 Park Hyatt Aviara - cabana xmas activities

🤩 Hotel Del - it’s all stunning, walk around and grab a bite to eat on-site or across the street, catch the free light shows at night

⛸️ Fairmont Grand Del Mar - has “glice-skating” and other fun activities

🫖 La Valencia - Holiday tea

🧐 Paradise Point Resort - get some coffee and buy duck food from the gift shop, ask for the scavenger hunt and work your way around the hotel grounds outside, return the completed list with photos for a prize. Then go eat at the Barefoot Bar & Grill.

🎥 ROOFTOP MOVIES are showing holiday films all week, (use my code for 20% off “famdiego”)

📚 LIBRARIES have fun holiday events, listed on my calendar

💌 CHRISTMAS CARD LANE in Rancho Peñasquitos is fun to walk during the daytime

🥞 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Dec. 20-23 at Bernardo Winery

🚢 JINGLE BELLE CRUISE with Santa from Bahia Resort & Catamaran Hotel, listed on my calendar

⛳️ MINI GOLF at Tappers & Pancakes at Breakfast Republic at Liberty Station

🎄 CHRISTMAS TREES ON THE BEACH - find them at OB pier, Mission Beach near Santa Clarita Point, Cardiff/Solana Beach south of the state park

⛰️ HIKE at Mission Trails

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