Little Italy Rings in the Holidays with Activities All Month Long

| December 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our favorite time of year is finally here and Little Italy has outdone themselves this year to help keep the spirit of the holidays alive! While we might be celebrating the holidays a little differently this year, there is definitely not a shortage of ways to get in the festive spirit. From letters to Santa and a mischievous elf, Guiseppe, to a Hallmark-style broadcast and virtual cocktail tutorials by Little Italy mixologists, the Little Italy Association is keeping the holidays merry and bright.

Wednesday Holiday Market – The Little Italy Wednesday Holiday Market is back on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Piazza della Famiglia, except December 30. Shop from a variety of farmers, artisan food producers and local crafters for that perfect holiday gift. The market will be operating under the same safe COVID-19 guidelines as the Little Italy Mercato including a limit on the number of shoppers on the Piazza at any one time, one entry and one exit will be provided.

10th Annual Little Italy Toy Drive – Give the gift of a toy this holiday season during the 10th Annual Little Italy Toy Drive.  Over the past decade, the Little Italy Association has hosted the Little Italy Toy Drive to benefit the foster children of New Alternatives, Inc. Local restaurants and retailers will host drop-off boxes where San Diegans and guests can drop-off a new unwrapped toy. In light of COVID-19, New Alternatives is also accepting monetary donations to support the Little Italy Toy Drive.

JOY! Little Italy Mixologists’ Holiday Cocktail & Mocktail Virtual Tutorials – Every Thursday, virtual tutorials by Little Italy mixologists from Civico 1845, Cloak & Petal, Juniper & Ivy and Little Italy Food Hall, will be taking place via Instagram and Facebook. Recipes will be released the Tuesday before each class.

Letters to Santa – Families can email their letters to Santa or stop by The Big Red Mailbox in Piazza della Famiglia to drop off them off in person. Letters being dropped off in-person will have to be postmarked by December 14th to receive a response from Santa! To be extra safe, Santa has also gone digital! Families will be able to email their letters to Santa directly at

More information can be found by visiting or by calling (619) 233-3898.

Little Italy will be alive with visual attractions to help make Christmas a celebratory time of the year.

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