Holiday cheer is filling the air in San Diego and we couldn’t be happier to share the love with you in America’s Finest City. From Thanksgiving traditions to fun Christmas events, San Diego will certainly lift your spirits and make sure you’re cheery for the holidays ahead. Check out these fun things to do in San Diego from November 29 to December 1:
Friday, November 29th
Holiday Happenings at Westfield Mall & Festival of Christmas at Lamb Player’s Theatre
Holiday Happenings are taking over the Westfield Mall’s Horton Plaza this Friday with many festive activities to kick off the holiday season! Beginning at 10 a.m., you’ll be able to pose with Santa, shop for Black Friday deals, as well as watch the lighting of the Salvation Army Angle Tree! For family fun for all to enjoy, you must go to Holiday Happenings at Westfield Mall.
If you have fond memories about Christmas mishaps and meltdowns, this is the holiday play for you! At Coronado’s Lamb’s Players Theatre, Festival of Christmas will surely make you feel better about the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The play is centered around Ella Eden, who is determined to create the ideal holiday gift! A live performance for a musical holiday cardâ€¦ however, many obstacles cross her path, leading to a very fun interpretation of Christmas festivities. Admission varies; the play begins at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 30th
San Diego Jazz Festival & Random Radio at Beaumont’s in La Jolla
The San Diego Jazz Festival is here in full swing! For the 34th year in a row, the San Diego Jazz Festival will combine the traditions of jazz, Dixieland, ragtime, stride, swing, boogie woogie, and rockabilly. With over 30 bands performing in 12 different rooms, you’ll be pleased with the variety of renowned artists as well as professional dancers. Join the San Diego Jazz Festival at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online for this lively festival.
Rock out tonight in La Jolla and indulge in some mouth-watering eats and delicious cocktails while you’re at it! This 5-piece rock band known as Random Radio is uber-talented and fun to watch! Surrounded by the ambiance of the swanky La Jolla eatery, Beaumont’s, you won’t want to miss their happy hour in addition to the performance by Random Radio. The show is free for all; Random Radio will take the stage at 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 1st
SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off & Chula Vista’s Nightly Musical Snowfall
This weekend is the perfect time to head over to the South Park/North Park area of San Diego for their annual Chili Cook-Off and SoNo Fest! From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., this fiery event will boast unbelievable chili concoctions, a large beer and wine garden, great holiday shopping deals, hand-made crafts, and live music presented by The Casbah and Bar Pink. The event is free but you can get a handmade chili bowl and unlimited chili samples for just $20! And, all the festive fun goes to a great cause. The SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off will benefit the McKinley Elementary School Foundation, so eat, drink, and be merry in the name of education!
Every night from December 1 to December 24, come and join the Village Walk of Chula Vista where you can see the snow fall (don’t forget your cameras!) and community group caroling. It’s only for one hour, so bring the family and come enjoy some of the fun for Christmas! Cheers!
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