Christmas in California

San Diego Christmas Celebrations


Enchanted Village

December 15-22, 2023, 5-8 p.m.

Enchanted Village at Noah Homes
12526 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Parking at Steele Canyon High School

Walk through 8 acres of light tunnels, brilliantly lit trees, magical cottages, live entertainers, giant candy canes and the magic made possible with over a million lights, interactive displays and other festive decorations. Santa visits guests at Enchanted Village every night and would love to get a photo with you!  No pets allowed (except service animals). Noah Homes is a place which offers help to people with disabilities such as Down's Syndrome and autism.

Spring Valley is approx. 16 miles from the heart of Downtown San Diego via CA-54 highway.

North Park Winter Wonderland

December 9-10, 2023

North Park Main Street 
San Diego, CA

December 9, 2023, 12-8 p.m.
December 10, 2023, 12-4 p.m.

Transformed into a holiday oasis with vendors, lights, and entertainment to ignite holiday cheer, this annual event is a great way to celebrate the season:

  • Vegan Food Popup to offer 30+ food vendors
  • Beer, wine and hard kombucha from North Park producers. Get your groove on at our
  • Roller rink, complete with its own disco ball light show!
  • Disney's acapella The Goode Time Carolers
  • The Craig Dawson Band jazz quartet
  • Holiday photobooth
  • Santa himself will be lifting the holiday spirit, handing out free toys specially donated from Replay Toys Boutique!


San Diego Parade of Lights Holiday Boat Parade

SAN DIEGO, CA San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

The annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, held annually in  San Diego Harbor since 1971.
Cost: Free to watch
Opening Hours: 5 p.m.
Spectacularly lighted boats in the San Diego Harbor Parade of Lights is an annual tradition with illuminated boat parade through the harbor. The procession takes around two hours. Spots to get a good view include Shelter Island, Harbor Island, The Embarcadero, Seaport Village and the Ferry Landing on Coronado.

San Diego Tree Lightings are many in number. We include several of the major ones for you to see.

San Diego has many Christmas and holiday parades on land. We list some of these.

Nutcracker Ballet is always a prominent and much attended celebration with renown ballet companies performing in San Diego.

Part of San Diego's Christmas seaside fun involves seasonal outdoor ice rinks, sometimes by the sea. This is an experience that tourists truly love.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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