San Diego Things to Do and Events in December

Jingle Terrace Park Nov. 26-Dec. 23

The City’s annual drive-thru event features holiday-themed light displays along the driving loop in Brengle Terrace Park. Visitors will be captivated by the displays of holiday lights depicting many of Vista’s special and unique amenities. Bring a Food Donation in Support of the San Diego Food Bank. 5:30-9pm / Brengle Terrace Park, Vista

Taste of December Nights Dec. 3-5

Will feature some of your favorite food vendors, food trucks, and entertainment from past December Nights in a festive drive-through setting at the Inspiration Point parking lot near Balboa Park. Customers must remain in their cars. We hope you’ll join us and come hungry! 11am-10pm / Balboa Park

Fallbrook Christmas Parade Dec. 4 “

Miracle on Main” Grand Marshal: Vince Ross. Lighted floats, music, dancers, marching bands, classic & specialty vehicles, and Santa Claus. 5-7pm / Main Street Downtown

Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village Dec. 4

Transforming into a winter wonderland with Christmas twinkle lights down all the streets, our beautiful urban neighborhood will be adorned with 10- foot tall nutcrackers and kinetic tree holiday displays on street corners, Christmas songs and more. You can also enjoy our Christmas Village, located on India Street between W. Cedar and W. Grape Streets. 4-8pm / India St & W Fir St 619-233-3898 /

Encinitas Holiday Parade Dec. 4

Participants be on floats, on foot, in cars, and marching in bands while spectators cheer them along the Parade route along Coast Highway 101. The 2021 parade theme is “Encinitas Rocks!”. 5:30-7:30pm / Coast Highway 101 760-633-2760 /

San Marcos Tree Lighting & Festival Dec. 4

Join us at our annual Tree Lighting event complete with free festive crafts and activities, as well as vendors selling their wares and snacks. Entertainment will be featured in the courtyard. Don’t miss the ‘snow’ right after the tree lighting! 1-7pm / San Marcos Civic Center

Solana Beach Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 5

Once the switch is flipped by the Mayor and the City Council, the tree lights come on, and all eyes watch for Santa’s arrival by fire-truck escort. Children will have the chance to ask Santa for that most important gift and to remind him just how good they’ve been all year. Fletcher Cove Park

Snow N Glow Holiday Festival,

This winter, the Del Mar Fairgrounds will be transformed into San Diego’s holiday headquarters at the Snow N Glow Holiday Festival, featuring THREE major attractions designed to make your holiday spirits BRIGHT!