Hello December! Wrap up this year with some beautiful memories with your family or loved ones. Check out a plethora of parades, lights and fun holiday events! Bust out those ice skates, and enjoy a true California winter skating alongside the Pacific Ocean under palm trees. Plan a fun little weekend getaways for you and your holiday guests to Temecula Valley. And when that’s all said and done, ring in the new year at your favorite local restaurant or other NCSD happening celebrations!
End 2015 on a healthy note! Participate in the 3rd Annual San Diego Half Marathon on Sunday, Dec. 27th. Register now! This event has sold out in it’s first two years, and is sure to sell out again for 2015. The 13.1 mile course starts at Penasquitos Drive, travels along Carmel Mountain Rd., and finishes at the beautiful Torrey Pines State Beach! Runners, on your mark..
December is filled with a plethora of parades! (say that 2x!) Check out this list of fun parades and local events happening in your area!
Get in the spirit! Visit the Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido for exceptional spirits and an extensive selection of exquisite wines and craft beers! This family-owned two-story brick-and-mortor store has been established since 1965! Get inspired for holiday events or find the perfect gift! Looking for something new to spice up the holidays? Check out their website for a listing of fun events held throughout the entire month of December. Cheers!
Snow, music and lights! The San Diego Botanic Garden brings your favorite elements of the winter season all to one location. Leave the hustle and bustle of the malls behind and enjoy a relaxing evening strolling through the lighted Garden. The San Diego Botanic Garden is a dazzling winter wonderland filled with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience. Adding to the sparkle is the “Poinsettia Garden,” festively decorated with many varieties of poinsettias.
Catch some “fresh pow pow” just steps away from the beach! Warren Miller’s Annual film tour is back and is sure to get you pumped for ski season! Never been? Warren Miller entertainment is one of the most respected names in action sports video and has been creating the best ski and snowboard movies since 1949! Prizes will be raffled off during the film! Check out the website for film screenings near you and available times! (Dec. 4th – La Paloma Theatre / Dec. 6 – Carlsbad Village Theatre)
Temecula is a place where natural beauty, historic traditions, and modern conveniences combine to offer entertainment for people of all ages. Best known for it’s rolling hills covered with vineyards, there is more to enjoy in this city. Shopping, antiquing, fine dining, golf, hot air balloon rides and Old Town combine to make Temecula Valley an exciting place to visit for a day or a weekend. Visit the link for a listing of 10 exciting things to do this December!
Winter wonderland on the beach? Only in California, at the Hotel del Coronado. Don’t miss this unique Southern California experience – outdoor ice skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Diego’s year-round beautiful weather. For its tenth year, the oceanfront Windsor Lawn will be transformed into a spectacular ice rink with daily skating sessions from Nov. 26-Jan 7. See website for daily times.
Don’t miss one of the largest Christmas light displays in NCSD! Christmas on Knobb Hill began 25 years ago with only a few strands of holiday lights….and now, well over 80,000 lights, hundreds of lighted figures and thousands of feet of electrical wiring! Rumors have it, that Santa Claus has also been a featured guest! Kids are welcome to bring their Christmas lists to share with Santa or drop them in his mailbox at any time! Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate the Winter Solstice.
Polish off this year with an evening of memories and fun! Wherever you decide to ring in the new year, we wish you a safe evening. Here’s a few local events we found!
10. Carlsbad Icetown
San Diego surely knows how to beat the cold, but still have all the winter fun! Grab your friends and family, and get in the spirit of winter with a little ice skating! Carlsbad’s Icetown is an indoor rink that opened just last year. Check out their site for their public-session’s schedule. Happy skating!