San Diego’s Christmas and Holiday Events

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chula Vista Starlight Parade and Children’s Faire returns from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, December 7, to jumpstart your holiday season. 100+ parade participants will be on site, including festive floats, marching bands, carolers, classic cars and Santa Claus.

The City of Chula Vista welcomes all to attend the festive Starlight Parade as it lights up the heart downtown Third Avenue Village. The magic begins at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 7 with the Children’s Faire at Memorial Park, followed by the parade, which kicks off at 5 p.m. The parade is on Third Avenue, starting at H Street and ending up at E Street. The Children’s Faire is in Memorial Park. 

Some of the on-site, free activities include an “elf yourself” station, snow hill, holiday bounce house, photos with Santa, holiday craft tent, and holiday story time.  For more information, visit

The Toast of Gaslamp in downtown San Diego is a time to toast to the creative craft cocktail culture, thriving dining scene, and unique retailers emerging in the heart of Downtown San Diego. Toast, taste and shop your way through the Gaslamp Quarter from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, December 14 with 20 holiday-inspired bites, 20 seasonal sips and 10 exclusive shopping deals.

With the holidays just around the corner, the Toast of Gaslamp will bring festive feelings and a holly jolly good time to the Gaslamp with a seasonal self-guided tasting tour. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day-of the event. For more information, visit

La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village Returns to Ring in the Holiday Season.  From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, December 13; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, December 14, the 4th Annual La Mesa Village Association’s Holiday in the Village, presented by Viejas Casino, will once again ring in holiday cheer for everyone far and near.

La Mesa Village invites friends and family to take part in the free festivities with live music, cozy fires, dancing, craft vendors, live entertainment food, and a kids’ area bigger than Santa’s Toy Shop.

Friends and family can relax by the fire pits spread around the village while enjoying caroling from local singing groups, cheerful holiday classic music, and fun, live entertainment. There will be a full lineup of entertainment across multiple stages, including traditional holiday songs and music, local bands, and community performances throughout the weekend. Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree and dance the night away to your holiday favorites, as well as some local tunes.

The little ones can have their own never-ending fun as the kids’ area returns. Tiny tots can run around and enjoy inflatable slides, a holiday train ride, festive balloon art and more in the expanded children’s section. Come by and enjoy these fun and festive pastimes that only come once a year. Old Saint Nick will be in town for the kiddos to take Pictures with Santa for the perfect holiday card for friends and family.

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Enjoy traditional Christmas and holiday songs from carolers.

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