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Holiday Specials

Make Memories at San Diego, CA Holiday Events

Celebrate the holidays in San Diego where the spirit of the city comes alive this season. Create new traditions while enjoying fun holiday events, festivals, music and local cuisine. Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with the family, see the twinkling Christmas lights, shop for that perfect gift and celebrate the New Year. Book our San Diego holiday specials at Holiday Inn Bayside and make memories to last a lifetime.

San Diego Holiday Events

  • Fantasy on Ice

    Located just 5 minutes away, this seasonal outdoor ice skating rink provides entertainment for all while benefiting Rady's Children's Hospital.
    • Date:  Daily from November 17, 2016 through January 8, 2017
    • Location/Address: NTC Liberty Station Command Center at 2875 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
  A San Diego Tradition!  This two-day event is full of music, dancing, food, crafts, and other multicultural activities.  It's a great way to kick off your holiday celebrating!
  • Date: Friday, December 2, 2016 from 3-11pm and Saturday, December 3, 2016 from noon-11pm
  • Location/Address: Balboa Park, San Diego
  • Ocean Beach Christmas Parade

    For over 30 years, this community holiday parade, less than ten minutes away, has been a local favorite.  This seaside community's parade features classic Woodies and Santa decked out in beachwear.  Would you expect anything else?
    • Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
    • Location/Address: Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, San Diego
  • San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

    In its 45th year, this boat parade is a can't-miss event.  Bundle up, grab some hot chocolate or other libation, and find a perch along San Diego's beautiful Big Bay.  Boats of every shape and size in this sailing parade will be decorated in brilliant holiday lights.   This year's theme is "It Begins with a Roar" to honor the San Diego Zoo's 100th anniversary.
  • The Grinch at Old Globe Theatre

    • Date: Saturday, November 5 - Monday, December 26, 2016
    • Location/Address: Old Globe Theater, Balboa Park. 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
  • SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

    • Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017
    • Location/Address: SeaWorld San Diego. 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
  • San Diego Zoo's Jungle Bells

    • Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 - Monday, January 2, 2017
    • Location/Address: San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr. San Diego, CA 92101
  • Holiday Bowl

    • Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 10 am
    • Location/Address: Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108