San Diego Holiday Christmas Fun

1. Jungle Bells at the Zoo {a personal favorite}

We've been to this before.  It's fun with lots of lights, and don't forget to bundle up.

Current Hours Jungle Bells (through December 23):
9 a.m.–8 p.m.

2. Holiday of Lights {drive-thru lights} in Del Mar {a personal favorite}

Thanksgiving (Nov. 24, 2011) through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.
(Closed Mondays, Dec. 5 & Dec. 12.)
Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-10:00PM Friday and Saturday, 5:30-10:30PM

Visit the website for more info.

3. Ice-Skate Outdoors at Horton Plaza {a personal favorite}

10:00am to 10:00pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00am to 7:30pm
8:00pm to 10:00pm (Night Session)
New Years Eve and Christmas Eve We are open until 5:00pm
Thanksgiving day and Christmas Day
Rink is Closed
Session Descriptions
During the day we have Family Sessions: Great skating for the whole family...
- Expect young children and parents at the rink.
As the sun goes down the teens come out and we see more teens in the early evening, expect faster paced skating.
Night Sessions, Nights are fun at Horton Square. This session attracts adults willing to give ice skating a try and skate to fun music.

4. Sea Boats on Parade at Night

 Sunday, December 18, 2011:
  • Fireworks begin at 5:30pm
  • Light Parade begins immediately following fireworks

Approximate Times at Locations Around the Bay
The parade takes approximately one hour to one and a half hours to pass any given point along the parade route. The approximate arrival time of the parade at various locations are:
  • Shelter Island (start of parade) - 5:30pm
  • Harbor Island - 6pm
  • The Embarcadero - 6:30pm
  • Seaport Village - 7pm
  • Ferry Landing on Coronado - 7:30pm

Other Viewing Venues
View the Parade of Lights from the Maritime Museum ship Berkeley. Your Parade of Lights Party ticket includes:
Paid admission to the Maritime Museum, explore our historic collection of ships while you're at the party or before. One of the best views of the Parade on San Diego Bay. Seasonal Music.
Holiday menu of slow roasted carved roast beef, smoked pit ham, scalloped potatoes, winter blend salad, fresh cut steamed vegetables and dinner rolls/butter. Assorted holiday desserts, coffee hot tea, hot chocolate, eggnog, and a no host (cash)bar.
One night only:
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Adults $50.00
Child 5-12 $25.00
Under 5 free
You must have a reservation for this event. Reservations must be received before December 12, 2010
Holiday buffet 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

5. The Holiday Bowl Parade

 Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade
"America’s Largest Balloon Parade"
When: Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Downtown San Diego
Presented by San Diego County Credit Union
A Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Production

-Becky Charms

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