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Red Nose Run. Fri, Dec 2, 2pm. $25-$40. After the run/walk stay and enjoy some fabulous food, raffle prizes, and live auction items. Powerhouse Park, 1600 Coast Blvd, Del Mar
Holiday Celebration. Fri, Dec 2, 3:20pm. Free. Parade, Santa lights the Christmas tree, carolers and snow fun at snow mountain. Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 1st St, Coronado
Honor Ride San Diego. Sat, Dec 3, 8am-3pm. $75-$85. This is a family-friendly bike-riding event that offers three separate courses that run throughout San Diego for all levels of riders. Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego
Holiday Run 5k. Sat, Dec 3, 8am. $48. Run, dance, or walk your way through a complete 5K obstacle course with snow, a DJ, and colorful costumes to motivate you. NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego
Jingle Paws Walk For Pets. Sat, Dec 3, 8am-12pm. $35-$100. 1k and fun run. We invite you to stay for Santa’s Village, which begins immediately after Jingle Paws Walk. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon
Miner’s Loop Trail Hike. Sat, Dec 3, 9-11am. Free. Explore the history of the historic arsenic-gold mine on Black Mtn. of the last century. 14850 Carmel Valley Rd., Rancho Peñasquitos, CA 92129
Antique Artisan & Collectible Show. Sat, Dec 3, 9:30am-2pm. Free. Jewelry, Antiques, Unusual Collectibles, Hand Crafted items, and so much more... Lake San Marcos Conference Center, 1035 La Bonita Dr, San Marcos
Steam Maker Festival. Sat, Dec 3, 10am-4pm. $6-$8. A hands-on family based educational festival. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar
Santa’s Workshop Craft Fair. Sat, Dec 3, 10am-3pm. Free. Join us for another festive year of shopping creative and unique handcrafted items from local artisans. Mira Mesa High School, 10510 Reagan Rd, San Diego
Toyland Parade & Festival. Sat, Dec 3, 11am-3pm. Free. Parade promises dance troupes, classic cars, marching bands, fire trucks, Santa, and more. University Ave between Utah and Iowa St, North Park
Family Festival. Sat, Dec 3, 12-3pm. Free. Coloring/sticker books, train rides and holiday craft activity. Village Walk at Eastlake, Eastlake Pkwy at Miller Dr, Chula Vista
Santa Claus Event. Sat, Dec 3, 12-3pm. Free. Take photos with Santa Claus. Tickets will be given to attendees upon arrival to be used on food, beverages, and activities. Thompson Center for Dentistry, 688 Old Telegraph Canyon Rd, Chula Vista
Holiday In The Village. Sat, Dec 3, 12-4pm. Free. Arctic animals and characters from The Polar Express, The Nutcracker and A Snow White Christmas will join Santa Claus. Memorial Park Bowl, 373 Park Way, Chula Vista
Holiday Craft Fair. Sat, Dec 3, 1-6pm. Free. Come have fun and shop unique goods just in time for gift giving season. La Bodega Studios and Gallery, 2196 Logan Ave, San Diego
Christmas Parade. Sat, Dec 3, 1-3pm. Free. Join us for a Nintendo Christmas Parade. Marching bands, equestrian teams, Star Wars characters, team mascots, and Santa himself. Vista Chamber of Commerce, 127 Main St, Vista
Carols And Barrels: A Holiday Beer And Wine Festival. Sat, Dec 3, 2-5:30pm. $45. 21+. Sample and learn about over 200 beer and wine from over 50 local breweries/wineries and sample holiday treats. Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Dr, San Diego
Christmas On Crystal Pier. Sat, Dec 3, 2-5pm. $5-$10. Tree lighting at sunset and decorated wreaths hung along the pier. Crystal Pier, Garnet Ave at Ocean Blvd, San Diego
Holiday Tree Lighting And Winter Wonderland Festival. Sat, Dec 3, 3-8pm. Free. Children will have the chance to frolic in real snow, decorate their very own Christmas cookies, and even rendezvous with live reindeer. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd
Tree Lighting & Christmas Village. Sat, Dec 3, 4-8pm. Free. Seasonal vendors, festive décor, live music and entertainment, holiday treats, Santa Claus, and more. Piazza Basilone, India St at Fir St, San Diego
Holiday Sip & Shop. Sat, Dec 3, 4-7pm. Free. A festive evening of connecting, shopping, wine, and fun. The Glow Women’s Center, 2710 Garnet Ave, Pacific Beach
Holiday Parade. Sat, Dec 3, 5-7:30pm. Free. Thousands of people will be on floats and in bands. It is preceded by a 5 pm tree lighting ceremony with a brief appearance by Santa. S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas
Holiday Parade. Sat, Dec 3, 5:05pm. Free. OB has it all, in our rendition of the Christmas March. And Santa Claus. Along Newport Ave, Ocean Beach
Holiday Walkabout. Sat, Dec 3, 6-10pm. Free. Enjoy complimentary treats, live entertainment, special offers and discounts, roaming carolers, and the South Park Holiday Tree. Kalmia to Beech St, South Park
Starlight Parade. Sat, Dec 3, 6pm. Free. Variety of glowing floats, starlit singers, drill teams, marching bands, and classic cars. Memorial Park Bowl, 373 Park Way, Chula Vista
Night Of Lights. Sat, Dec 3, 6-9pm. Free. Live jazz and orchestral holiday music, holiday treats and beverages, and lots of shopping specials. Carlsbad Village, 2930 Roosevelt St, San Diego,
Merry Makers Fair. Sat-Sun, Dec 3-4, 10am-6pm. Over 15 artisanal businesses that will have creative, hand-crafted products. 409 Mission Ave., #130, Oceanside
Sono Fest And Chili Cook-Off. Sun, Dec 4, 11am-5pm. $15-$20. Chili tastes, Local brewers, Shop handmade goods, bounce houses, carnival games, face-painting, hair-dos, ping pong, and more. 32nd and Thorn St, North Park
Urban Arctic Festival. Sun, Dec 4, 12-7pm. Free. Sledding and snowman-building, snacks and special visits from Santa, the Ice Queen, and Snow Princess. Millenia Discovery Center, 2003 Artisan Way, Chula Vista
Tampa Bay Buccaneers At San Diego Chargers. Sun, Dec 4, 1:25pm. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego
Christmas Parade. Sun, Dec 4, 1:30pm. Free. Marching bands, floats, equestrian units, vintage cars, and a visit from Santa. Along Prospect and Girard, La Jolla
Holiday Celebration With Laser Light Show. Wed, Dec 7, 5-7:30pm. Free. A holiday laser light show, complete with falling snow and visits with Santa. Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar
Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade. Sun, Dec 11, 1-5pm. San Diego’s furriest festive family-friendly parade. Gaslamp Hilton Park, 401 K St, San Diego
San Diego Santa Run. Mon, Dec 12, 8:30am-5pm. $20-$49. 5K fun run with your dog, kids’ run, and competitive race. Garnet Ave & Bayard St, Pacific Beach
Cookies with Santa. Thurs, Dec 15, 3:30-6pm. Free. Join us for cookies and to take your own pictures with Santa. All ages are welcome! Scripps Rock Dental, 12112 Scripps Summit Dr
College & Career Fair. Thurs, Dec 15, 11am-2pm. Free. Anchors Catering and Conference Center, 2375 Recreation Way, San Diego
San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders. Sun, Dec 18, 1:30-5:30pm. The San Diego Chargers face the Oakland Raiders. Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego
Residents Free Tuesdays. San Diego City and county residents, and active military and their dependents receive free admission on rotating Tuesdays at Balboa Park’s museums. For schedule, visit
Kayaking. Ongoing Wednesdays until Dec 7, 8:30am. Free. Come alone or bring a friend; anyone is welcome. Lower Otay Reservoir, Wueste Rd, San Diego
Live Prize Trivia. Ongoing until Wed, Dec 28, 7-9pm. Free. Teams of all sizes compete in a weekly pub quiz for bar cash. Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, 319 Tenth Avenue, San Diego
Fantasy On Ice. Ongoing until Tues, Jan 3, 10am-10pm. $10-$14. NTC at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego
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. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, Rancho San Diego
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
Run For Fun. Ongoing Wednesdays 6pm. Free. Locate new routes in the city, “test-drive” latest Nike footwear, run with motivated people. Starting from Nike Fashion Valley. Fashion Valley Mall, 7007 Friars Rd, San Diego (619)294-9385.

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