San Diego Jazz Festival. Wed-Sun, Nov 25-29. Live performances. Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley. sdjazzfest.org
“Santa’s Coming” Arts ‘n Crafts Fair. Fri-Sun, Nov 27-29, 9am-4pm. Free. Handmade crafts, fine art, live music & Santa. Take a free hayride with Santa and be sure to bring your camera! Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Rd, Valley Center
Village Artisan Faire. Sat, Nov 28, 10am-4pm. Corner of Main and Elder Street, Fallbrook
Angler’s Swap Meet. Sat, Nov 28, 7:30am. Free. New and used fresh and saltwater fishing tackle and boat accessories. 8183 Center Street, La Mesa
Rancho Christmas. Sat, Nov 28, 10am-5pm. $3-$5. Step back in time and celebrate an old-fashioned holiday. With hands-on crafts and activities, live music and dancing. Rancho Guajome Adobe, 2210 North Santa Fe Ave, Vista (760) 724-4082
Julian Country Christmas. Sat, Nov 28, 10am-8pm. Free. Annual lighting of the town’s living Christmas tree and visit with Santa. Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main Street, Julian
Grinch At The Library. Sat, Nov 28, 12-2pm. Free. Dr. Seuss’ Grinch will be at the library for a festive holiday event. Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego
Surfin’ Santa Sat, Nov 28, 1-5pm. Free.
Santa will ditch his sleigh and red suit and arrive via Seaplane to celebrate the season SoCal style.
Seaport Village, 849 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego
Wings & Snow: Flyaway. Sat,
Nov 28, 2-5pm. Free. Holiday Art
Show. Sophie’s Art Gallery, 109
Rea Avenue, El Cajon
Luminaria Tree Lighting. Sun, Nov 29, 6:30pm. Free. Grape Street Square, Grape Street & Fern
Pen And Ink. Ongoing Wednesdays until Dec 9. 4:30-6:30pm. $40. For 9 to 12 year olds. Pachis, An Art Studio For Kids, 2820 Roosevelt Road, Building 201, Ste 102, San Diego
God’s Closet. Ongoing Saturdays until Dec 12. 9am-12pm. Free clothing for people in need, second Saturday of each month. College Lutheran Church, 6650 Montezuma Road, email@example.com.
The Sky Tonight. Ongoing Fridays thru Dec 18, 7-8:15pm. $4-$6. Palomar College Planetarium weekly presentation “The Sky Tonight.” Take virtual journey through our current night skies, explore constellations, the Moon, visible planets, and more. Current events in astronomy discussed. Before and after shows, view through our telescopes on patio (weather permitting). Appropriate for audiences ages 5+. Palomar College, 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, 92069
Swift Boat at the Maritime Museum. Ongoing thru Sat, Dec 19, Sat-Sun, 10:30am-1pm. $18-$29. The U.S. Navy officially called them Patrol Craft Fast -- PCFs for short -- but the men who served on them during Vietnam have always known them as Swift Boat. Feel the history and power of the twin 12 cylinder Detroit diesels as you take a behind the scenes tour of San Diego’s military history. Enjoy this one of a kind adventure aboard our historic Swift Boat, PCF-816. Tour route heads under Coronado Bay Bridge, Naval Base San Diego, and the Naval Amphibious Base. It then heads back by the aircraft carrier basin and Naval Air Station North Island before returning to the museum. This narrated tour is $10 plus Maritime Museum of San Diego admission. San Diego Maritime Museum, 1492 N. Harbor Drive, downtown San Diego.
Tuna Harbor Dockside Market. Ongoing until Sun, Dec 20. 8am-1pm. Free. The public and professional chefs can purchase fresh-caught seafood and seaweed direct from local fishermen. Tuna Harbor Dockside Market, 598 Harbor Lane, San Diego www.thdocksidemarket.com
Christmas Celebration. Ongoing until Sun, Jan 3. Free with Park admission. Join us where the season meets the sea. Sea World San Diego, 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego (800) 257-4268
Fantasy On Ice. Ongoing from Wed, Nov 18 until Sun, Jan 3, 10am-10pm. $12-$14. Annual Fantasy on Ice skating rink. Liberty Station will be turned into a Winter Wonderland with holiday-related activities and performances through the holiday season. NTC at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego
Skating by the Sea. Ongoing until Mon Jan 4. $25. Ice skate seaside on the Windsor Lawn. Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado (619) 435-6611. hoteldel.com
Babies, Blooms & Bugs’ Family Fun Days. Sundays, 11:30-1:30pm. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center. Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
1935 Exposition Walking Tour. Every Wednesday, 11am-12pm. $10-$12. This hour-long, easy-paced walking tour, on the Progress of Man. You’ll never look at this portion of Balboa Park the same way again. Tour begins promptly at Alcazar Gardens at 1pm. San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, SD
Garden Tours. Ongoing Saturdays 10:30-11:30am. Free. Tour the lush, charming, and water-wise garden with a knowledgeable docent to hear what makes our garden special. Be inspired to create a water-wise landscape of your own. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, Rancho San Diego. www.thegarden.org
Adopt-A-Plot. Ongoing Saturdays, 9-10am. Free. We are tending the flower garden in front of the Lily Pond. Meet at the flower garden in front of the Lily Pond. Balboa Park Visitors’ Center, 1549 El Prado, SD 619-223-5229 botanyforkids.com
Game Time. Ongoing Fridays, 3:30-5pm. Free. Young adults invited to enjoy video games, board games, Yu-Gi-Oh! duels, more. Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market Street, San Diego. 619-527-3405.
Sculpture in the Garden. Ongoing daily until April 2016. 9am-5pm. Sculptures from regional artists installed in natural, picturesque setting. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. 760-436-3036
Holly Jolly Holiday Show. Thurs-Sat, Dec 3-5, 7pm. Students from Carlsbad High School’s vocal music program will perform holiday songs. Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center, 3557 Monroe Street, Carlsbad
Holiday Tree Lighting. Fri, Dec 4, 4:30-7pm. Free. A 50-ft holiday tree will light up the night sky of North County. Live holiday music, crafts, and cheer. Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook
Craft Fair. Fri-Sat, Dec 4-5 (Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 9am-3pm). Free. Wood products, jewelry, home decor, vintage, holiday decorations, and more. Mount Miguel Covenant Village, 325 Kempton Street (760)497-2281.
December Nights. Fri-Sat, Dec 4-5, 12-11pm. Free. Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5pm to 9pm. Balboa Park Visitors’ Center, 1549 El Prado
Makers Arcade Holiday Fair. Sat, Dec 5, 11am-5pm. $3-$5. Admission includes door favor, photo booth, make-and-take craft for adults and kids, and live music. Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Dr.
Santa Paws Mega Pet Adoption. Sat, Dec 5, 11am-3pm. Free. Hundreds of animals from more than two-dozen local animal rescue organizations and shelters. Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa
Holiday Carnival. Sat, Dec 5, 12-4pm. Free. Carnival games, face painting, pictures with Santa, live christmas music, and 50 vendors. Woodglen Vista Park, 10250 Woodglen Vista Drive, San Diego
Gift And Brew. Sat, Dec 5, 12-4pm. $25. 21+. Participants will “hunt” there way through adventure stations to find treasures they can give as gifts this holiday season. Goat Hill Park, 2323 Goat Hill Drive, Oceanside
Holiday Tree Lighting. Sat, Dec 5, 3-8pm. Free. Children will have the chance to decorate their own Christmas cookies, and rendezvous with live reindeer. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Boulevard