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DECEMBER: What To Do With Kids In San Diego (Dec. 2023)


What to do with kids in December Adventures in San Diego


December Adventures are here! ๐Ÿ™Œ Which ones will you go on this month?! ๐ŸŒŸโ„๏ธ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ• ๐ŸŽฅ ๐Ÿšƒ ๐ŸŽข ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿค


December's List of What To Do With Kids in San Diego

Here are all the fun kid-friendly events and seasonal happenings for these lucky San Diego kids in December.


Contents:

๐ŸŒŸ Christmas Lights

โ„๏ธ Snow Days

๐Ÿฅž Santa Breakfasts

๐ŸŒŸ Christmas Camps



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๐ŸŒŸ CHRISTMAS LIGHTS + EVENTS ๐ŸŒŸ

Get your Christmas pj's on and sip some hot cocoa as you drive around these fun & festive neighborhoods. Some even have Santa, carolers, snacks & cocoa for sale. Details + addresses on my website. Plus: Boat Parades, Walk-thru events (Lightscape at SDBG & Enchanted Village), Drive-thru event (Santee Lakes Lights). "Christmas Lights Neighborhoods & Events"



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โ„๏ธ SNOW DAYS โ„๏ธ

Yes we do get REAL snow in San Diego!! Full list on my website. "Snow Days in San Diego"



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๐Ÿฅž SANTA BREAKFASTS ๐Ÿฅž

These are really fun and make for an extra special memory. Some are pricey and some are not. Full list on my website. "Where To Have Breakfast With Santa in San Diego"



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๐Ÿ• CHRISTMAS CAMPS ๐Ÿ•

Fun Christmas events in a "camp-like" mountain setting; (not overnight). Outdoor activities from archery to rock climbing, storytimes, campfires with s'mores and lightshows. These are in the mountains so it will be cold, bundle up!

Christmas Camp, Pine Valley (1hr east)

123 Farm, Beaumont (2hrs north)

SkyPark at Santa's Village, Lake Arrowhead (2.5 hrs north)


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๐ŸŽฅ ROOFTOP HOLIDAY MOVIES ๐ŸŽฅ

We LOVE Rooftop Movies and their holiday line up is amazing!


Get 20% off with "famdiego", exp. 12/31/23


AGE INFO

Movies that start before 5pm are for all ages (but use your judgement), while movies after 5pm are strictly for ages 18+


MOVIE SCHEDULE for Dec 2023

Note: I only listed the movies below that start before 5pm, so that all ages can attend.


If you're looking for their movies that start after 5pm for ages 18+, click to their websiteย to see all movies listed there.


(Disclaimer: please verify movie dates/times on their website for any changes or errors.)


**** DECEMBER MOVIES ****


๐Ÿ”ธ Sat 12/9 at 1:30pm - Elf

๐Ÿ”ธ Sat 12/9 at 4:45pm - Home Alone

๐Ÿ”ธ Sun 12/10 at 1:30pm - Polar Express

๐Ÿ”ธ Sun 12/10 at 4:45pm - Elf

๐Ÿ”ธ Sat 12/16 at 1:30pm - Nightmare Before Christmas

๐Ÿ”ธ Sat 12/16 at 4:15pm - Elf

๐Ÿ”ธ Sun 12/17 at 1:30pm - Elf

๐Ÿ”ธ Sun 12/17 at 4:30pm - It's A Wonderful Life

๐Ÿ”ธ Mon 12/18 at 4pm - The Grinch, 2018

๐Ÿ”ธ Tue 12/19 at 4pm - Elf

๐Ÿ”ธ Wed 12/20 at 4pm - Polar Express

๐Ÿ”ธ Thur 12/21 at 4pm - Nightmare Before Christmas ๐Ÿ”ธ Fri 12/22 at 1pm - Elf

๐Ÿ”ธ Fri 12/22 at 4pm - Home Alone ๐Ÿ”ธ Sat 12/23 at 1:15pm - The Santa Claus ๐Ÿ”ธ Sat 12/23 at 4:15pm - Elf


Get 20% off with code "famdiego", exp. 12/31/23


Read this before you go: More info, tips, parking, etc. found here.


(The Rooftop Cinema Club usually closes at the end of the year until March or April.)



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๐Ÿšƒ WHERE TO TAKE OUT OF TOWN VISITORSย ๐Ÿšƒ

Here are some holiday suggestions:


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๐ŸŽข THEME PARK HOLIDAYSย ๐ŸŽข

Get into the holiday spirit early with Theme Park festivities.


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๐ŸŽ KIDS HELPING KIDSย ๐ŸŽ

Help your kids learn the value of giving back to others this season by donating old books/toys and buy a new one to donate for Toys For Tots. You can find these donation boxes all over town at malls, libraries, churches, grocery stores, toy stores, some fire/police stations (call their non-emergency number first).


Or have them pick a child's name from the Giving Tree at Parkway Plaza Mall and help them shop for that child's wish list.


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๐Ÿค HOTEL HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS ๐Ÿค

Check out these hotels for fun holiday events throughout the month like holiday tea, storytimes, cookie decorating, ice skating & more. Some are for locals & some are for guests only, so plan a fun holiday staycation!




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๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป HAVE FUN! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

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