Holidays in San Diego
This year’s holiday season in San Diego promises to be anything but dull. Fair weather and year-round activities make this city the perfect winter vacation destination. If you plan to spend your holidays in America’s Finest City, be sure to catch some of these seasonal favorites at the most popular local attractions.
San Diego is practically synonymous with Sea World, and Shamu’s Christmas show is a must-see event. The family-friendly orca and dolphin spectaculars have delighted audiences for decades. Don’t miss this and other great holiday shows like Clyde and Seamore’s playful sea lion rendition of the Night Before Christmas atjust minutes away from Mission Bay.
If you prefer a walk on the wild side this winter, head to the world famous San Diego Zoo for Jungle Bells. The zoo transforms into a magical winter wonderland with a nightly tree lighting ceremony as well as interactive shows and holiday-themed critter presentations. The Zoo also features winter camps and art camps which explore animals and animal artistry in fun and interactive ways.
Younger visitors this holiday season will surely enjoy Legoland’s Holly Jolly Holidays. Festivities include a life-size Lego brick Santa and reindeer, Lego Christmas tree and lighting ceremony, the Let It Snow musical, and nightly fireworks between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Keep an eye out for miniature Santa and his little reindeer delivering toys and gifts throughout Miniland USA.
Quite possibly the most anticipated winter event in San Diego is the 33rd Annual December Nights in Balboa Park. This open to the public two-day festival features free museums, extraordinary food, and winter festivities and celebrations from around the world. Music, entertainment, and tradition fill the whole of the park to create one of San Diego’s most popular events.