There are many benefits to spending the holiday season in Sunny San Diego. The truth is, on average, December is one of the sunniest months of the year. Further, San Diegans are notorious for getting in the spirit of the season, featuring plenty of family friendly activities. Below are the resort’s top picks for Holiday fun in the greater San Diego area.

December Nights in Balboa Park


San Diego’s season begins with a phenomenal celebration in Balboa Park, near downtown. The local favorite features sparkling lights, theatrical and musical entertainment, exotic foods, a wine and beer garden, and more. It does require quite a bit of walking to see it all, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

Dates: December 7 and 8, 2012

Cost: Admission is Free, but we recommend bringing cash to purchase food and beverage from various local vendors.


Holiday of Lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

This event is perfect for younger children. You sit back and enjoy the magic of hundreds of holiday scenes formed by twinkinling lights. Best of all, you view the wintery wonderland from the comfort of your own vehicle, as you drive slowly around the Del Mar Racetrack.

Dates: November 22, 2012- January 3, 2012. Dark Mondays.

Cost: $15.00 per car, up to 5 people; $20 per car, 6 or more people; $50 per bus.

Outdoor Skating Ring at Horton Plaza

Enjoy San Diego’s version of Rockefeller Center when you enjoy ice skating between Horton Plaza and the NBC studios. The best news is the proceeds benefit Rady’s Children’s Hospital, San Diego.

Dates: November 15, 2012 to January 6, 2013

Cost: $14 for Adults, $12.00 for Children under 12, $35 for Season Passes

Address: 225 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101

North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Holiday Productions

Solana Beach’s own North Coast Rep boasts many fabulous productions throughout the holidays, from plays geared towards Children to comedy productions. For dates, tickets, and more information, visit their website at

Dates: Ongoing throughout the Holiday Season

Cost: Prices vary by show and times.

Address: 987 Loma Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075