Welcome to San Diego Blog | November 30, 2010
San Diego December Events Calendar
12/3 – Coronado Christmas Parade – Open House – Snow Mountain | Ferry Landing Marketplace, Coronado | 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Santa arrives by ferry, parade along Orange Avenue, Christmas tree lighting, 2 concerts
12/3 – 12/4 – Balboa Park December Nights | Balboa Park | Friday 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Free | Light displays, nativity, Santa, musical & dance performances, shopping, holiday food & spirits, participating museums open free from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
12/12 – Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade | Hilton Hotel parking lot at 5th & L Street, Downtown San Diego | 1:20 – 4:00 p.m., Pet Expo 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Admission $10 per pet & owner for parade and costume contest |Pet parade where pets and people dress in costume and march through Gaslamp Quarter
12/12 – Annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade | Garnet Ave/Haines St, Garnet Ave & Bayard St/Garnet Ave, Pacific Beach | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Floats, marching bands, color guards, Santa Clause & more
12/12 & 12/19 – San Diego Bay Boat Parade of Lights | Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Convention Center, Coronado Island Marriott and Coronado Ferry Landing | 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. | Free | Large fleet of private craft decorated and illuminated for the holidays travel a 7-mile path from Shelter Island to Coronado
12/18 – Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights | Mission Bay: Quivira Basin, and along Crown Point, Vacation Island, Fiesta Island, & Sea World | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | The best viewing areas from Crown Point, the west side of Fiesta Island or the east side of Vacation Island
12/23 – 6th Annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl | Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars, Rd, Mission Valley | 5:00 p.m. | The game pits a team from the Mountain West Conference with a bowl-eligible Pac-10 team or at-large opponent
12/26 – 12/30 – Garden of Light – San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Over 100,000 lights illuminate the Gardens, horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting, Santa, live music & refreshments
12/30 – Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade | County Admin Bldg parking lot, down North Harbor Drive and follows the waterfront, ending at West Harbor Dr | 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Parade 10:00 a.m.) | America’s Largest Balloon Parade, colorful floats, unique drill teams, marching bands, the Budweiser Clydesdale horses, and the Wienermobile
12/30 – Amtrak Big Bay Family Festival | Broadway Pier, Broadway & N Harbor Drive, Downtown San Diego | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.| Free | For more information 619-283-5808 | Rock wall, carnival games, video games, field goal kick and more
12/31 – Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve Gala | The Hilton San Diego Bayfront, One Park Boulevard | ALL-INCLUSIVE – all drinks all night, buffet and entertainment throughout 12 different party zones
12/31 – Kids’ New Year’s Eve at Legoland | Legoland, One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad | 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Fun entertainment in Miniland, kids receive glow necklaces, fireworks viewing glasses & noisemakers, Fireworks at 6:00 p.m.