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San Diego Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village

Saturday, December 2 2023, 4-8 p.m.

Piazza Natale on the corner of W. Date & India Streets

Come to Little Italy for an evening filled with Christmas cheer and holiday décor—including two Christmas trees, 10-foot nutcrackers on street corners, seasonal vendors, live music and entertainment, Christmas carolers, holiday treats, a tree lighting, a visit from Santa and more!

Little Italy new 25-foot Christmas tree designed by California artist, Joshua Hubert in the Piazza Basilone, is illuminated.

The new tree shines throughout the entire evening with dazzling  colors that change based on your perspective and view. A second Christmas tree is also lit on this special evening. It is the permanent 25-foot tree in the heart of the Little Italy neighborhood, the Piazza della Famiglia.

Little Italy kicks off to its annual holiday shopping, dining and pampering season with the annual Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village on the first Saturday in December. 

Santa photos at Santa's Living Room on India Street.

Arts and crafts, vendors and select Little Italy Mercato

Vendors along India Street between W. Cedar and W. Grape Streets sell stocking stuffers and holiday goodies.

  • 10-foot tall gold nutcrackers
  • kinetic spiral trees and triangle raw wood trees
  • two Christmas trees - a 25-foot Venetian glass inspired tree designed by California artist Joshua Hubert, located in the center of Piazza Basilone and the permanent 25' tall live tree in the Piazza della Famiglia.
  • seasonal vendors, live music and entertainment
  • holiday treats
  • tree lighting
  • two Christmas trees -- Joshua Hubert tree  and the traditional Italian countdown tree lighting will be taking Piazza della Famiglia
  • Christmas Village, located on India Street between W. Cedar and W. Grape Streets, where you'll find one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers and other holiday goodies from seasonal vendors and select Little Italy Mercato vendors. 

SAN DIEGO: Liberty Station Tree Lighting

November 24, 2023, 5-9 p.m. |

Live entertainment   | Tree lighting | Rady Children's Ice Rink

Salute the Season will continue with more celebrations throughout the holiday season

Liberty Station  Salute the Season Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivities in the North Promenade invites the community to enjoy the iconic 88-foot Norfolk pine tree lighting, live entertainment and more!

Salute the Season continues through January with more seasonal celebrations, including Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station 

Attendees can enjoy the tree lighting ceremony as a patient family of Rady Children's Hospital lights the towering Christmas tree from top to bottom. Following the tree lighting, there's an outdoor viewing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie, which will be projected onto a custom-made sail by a local craftsman.

Ice skating at Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station opens the whole evening for families and the community to enjoy. 

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

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