Where to Find REAL Snow in the City This Holiday in San Diego (Dec. 2022)



Believe it or not, you CAN find snow in San Diego; it's obviously man-made, but hey we'll take it! Bundle up a little bit, and by that I mean put on some socks with your Birks, and head out for a Snow Day! The following are places that have REAL SNOW! I'll be updating this list as I find out more so keep checking back and let me know if you come across any others to ad.


Some places have Bubble "Snow"; which is really a cluster of bubbles that stick together that magically looks like a snowfall. It's very beautiful and really a fun site to see, but if you're new to this Bubble Snow now you know. I'll keep updating this running list of places with Bubble "Snow" at the bottom.



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OCEAN AIR RECREATION CENTER (Carmel Valley)

2022: Dec. 3 from 8:30-11:30am


THE HEADQUARTERS (Seaport Village)

2022: Dec. 3 from 12-3


CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR ARTS (Escondido)

2022: Dec. 3 from 3-5


HILLTOP RECREATION CENTER (Rancho Penasquitos)

2022: Dec. 3 from 11-3


FLOWER HILL (Del Mar)

2022: Dec. 3-4 from 11-3


SNOW N GLOW (Del Mar Fairgrounds)

2022: Dec. 8 - Jan. 1


SNOW-SIDE (Oceanside)

2022: Dec. 9-11 from 4-9


KIMBALL PARK HOLIDAY (National City)

2022: Dec. 10 from 2-9


MOUNTAIN VIEW/BECKWOURTH LIBRARY (North of National City)

2022: Dec. 20 from 4:30-7



DONATION

 

❄️ OCEAN AIR RECREATION CENTER (Carmel Valley)

2022: Sat. Dec. 3 from 8:30-11:30am

FREE entry with donation of unwrapped toy or non-perishable food.


Snow Day in the Park! This special event will include snow sledding, family friendly music with CJ the DJ, outdoor games & activities, Santa photos, train rides. Event info


Please help us in supporting Toys for Tos and San Diego Food Bank by donating items to pack Santa's sleight and deliver to families in need. Bring an unwrapped toy and/or non-perishable food item. (Items will be accepted Nov. 7 - Dec. 5.)


Ocean Air Recreation Center: 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, CA 92130; 858-552-1687; website

 

❄️ THE HEADQUARTERS (at Seaport Village)

2022: Sat. Dec. 3 from 12-3

FREE!


Get in the holiday spirit with our annual Snow Day. Complete with 20 tons of REAL SNOW, hot cocoa, visits with Santa, yummy treats & so much more, this event will have you Jingling All the Way! Event info


The Headquarters: 789 West Harbor Dr., Downtown/Embarcadero; 619-235-4013


 

❄️ CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS (Escondido)

2022: Sat. Dec. 3 from 3-5

FREE!


Play in REAL SNOW, enjoy holiday-themed drinks and treats at Santa’s Corner Café, holiday crafting activities led by professional teaching artists and browse for gifts from local artisans. CRAFTING ACTIVITY: Snowflake Ornaments (free), transform popsicle sticks, string & stick-on gems into festive ornaments. Event info


Be sure to enjoy the self-guided tour of Northern Lights on our campus with tunnels of twinkling lights, LED Christmas trees, and light shows.


NEARBY: If you want to grab some dinner nearby, across the street is one of my favorite Chinese restaurants, Chin's Gourmet. Get some take out and head to the Grape Day Park playground that's just across the big grassy field from the CCAAE. ;)