I am so sorry! I published this list last week but didn't change my template for it to actually appear. I'm scouring and adding new events to this as I find them, and you can see my bias where I included the Zoo but not Sea World or Legoland...The Reader just published a good thorough list that has a bunch of other stuff included, but here's the basics, with a couple music videos for the holidays at the end.

Mingei Holiday Faire 
Thursday, December 10

Free Ice Skating at Morgan Square, National City
901 National City Blvd
December 10-11
Admission is FREE
Presented by The National City Chamber of Commerce & The National City TMD
The National City Chamber of Commerce will open its doors to showcase an annual art exhibit featuring the work of local independent artists, including renowned Chicano Park muralists, Mario Torero and (my friend's dad) Armando Núñez

Jungle Bells at San Diego Zoo
Free With Admission
Extended hours and holiday celebration
December 12-January 3

Vinyl Junkies Record Swap- Christmas Edition!
Saturday, December 12
21+, $3

Toast of Downtown at Participating Gaslamp & East Village Businesses
Saturday, December 12
$20 Get Tickets Here
Sip, savor and shop (not necessarily in that order) and come help spread holiday cheers!
Cocktails, beers, menu tastings, exclusive gifts and shopping discounts included with ticket.

Participating restaurants: Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, Blush Ice Bar, Bootlegger, Coyote Ugly Saloon, Don Chido, Florent Restaurant, Henry's Pub, Jolt'n Joe's, Le Parfait Paris, Lotus Thai Cuisine, McFadden's, Ocean Pacific Grille, Rockin' Baja, Royal India, Rustic Root, Samurai Pie, The Field Irish Pub, Tin Roof, Top of the Hyatt, Whiskey Girl, Zymology

Participating stores: Blue Jeans & Bikinis, Bubbles Boutique, Boutique De Marcus, Caption Boutique & Gallery, Dolcetti Boutique, Goorin Brothers Hat Shop, Hustler Hollywood, Luxe Lounge and Spa, Mak Cleaners, North Pole Christmas Tree Lot, Pretty Seven Boutique

Festive attire encouraged.

North Park Spirits & Shop Under The Stars
Saturday, December 12
$20 - Get Tickets Here
Various Stops along 30th & University corridor
Supports North Park Main Street

Holiday Parade
1pm (Free)
Garnet Ave, Pacific Beach
Saturday, December 12

Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
6pm – 9pm (Free)
1215 Carmel Pl, Mission Bay
Saturday, December 12

Grand Cellar Marketplace presented by Green Flash
Green Flash Cellar 3
12260 Crosthwaite Cir, Poway, California 92064
Open To The Public

Free Concert: Family Holiday Stories & Sing-A-Long featuring Storytellers of San Diego

Mission Trails Visitor Center
Sunday, December 13, 2015, at 3 PM

Join storytellers Betty Grant and Mary Holma, representing the Storytellers of San Diego and enjoy lively music performed by musicians from The School Of African Arts. Betty and Mary will be spinning some classic holiday stories, one being "Gift of the Magi", along with heartfelt tales of peace, and downright "tickle your funny bone" tales. Let's sing "Jingle Bells" together and other favorite tunes! Joining us will be musicians from The School of African Arts playing lively toe-tapping and clapping music from Zimbabwe. Concert will be held in the Visitor Center indoor theater.

Holiday on the Avenue
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Snow, Caroling, Santa, Treats
12–4pm (Free)
(Snow at 2 and until it melts!)
Kensington Park, Adams Ave

Blind Lady Craft & Draft
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Blind Lady Ale House
3416 Adams Avenue

Las Posadas
Sunday, December 13, 2015
2:30pm (Free)
Old Town, San Diego

Holiday in the Park
Sunday, December 13, 2015
6pm – 9pm (Free)
Old Town, San Diego

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
Sunday, December 13, 2015
5:30 pm (Free)
Along Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village & Coronado Ferry Landing

Merry Christmas & Mele Kalikimaka from West Coast Tavern
Monday, December 14, 2015
Pig Roast, Hosted Apps, Ukelele Players, Silent Auction
Please bring a toy for donation!

Fernet-Branca Industry Holiday Party
Photos, Shopping, Drink Specials
The Office Bar
3936 30th Street
Bring a new, unwrapped toy for chance to win big prizes!

Holiday Wonderland @ Petco Park
December 11-13
December 18-23
Adults $20, Children $10, Under 3 Free
More Information

SD Bike Party Ugly X-Mas Sweater Ride
Friday, December 18, 2015
Meet at the Balboa Park Fountain at 7pm
Bring your lights, FM radios, and ugly sweaters

Santa Claus is Coming to Imperial Beach
Saturday, December 19, 2015
10am – 2pm (Free)
Imperial Beach Library, Boys & Girls Club

Holiday Craft Bar-Zaar 2015
Bar Pink
3829 30th Street
Free, 21+

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
Sunday, December 20, 2015
5:30 pm (Free)
Along Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village & Coronado Ferry Landing

Poinsettia Bowl Gaslamp March
Monday, December 21, 2015
6pm (Free)
5th Avenue, E to K streets, Gaslamp Quarter

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
10am (Free)
Harbor Drive

Fantasy on Ice
*through Jan. 3, 2016
Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Road
When: November 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Cost: Adult-$14, Child-$12, Military-$10, RCHSD Employee-$10 with badge
Click here for information

San Diego Skating by the Sea
*through Jan. 7, 2016
Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave., Coronado

November 27 – December 18
Saturdays 10am – 10pm
Sundays 11am – 8pm
Weekdays 3:30pm – 10pm

December 19 – January 4
Monday-Saturday – 10am – 10pm
Sundays 11am-8pm
Holidays 11am-9pm (December 24-25, 31, January 1)
*In the event of inclement weather, rink closures or changes will be posted on our Twitter account.

Skating is $25 per person and ice skate rentals are free. Skate times may be limited to 90 minutes based on capacity. Tickets are sold online and via phone at 619-522-8490, and at the rink starting 15 minutes prior to opening. More infoormation.

Ice Skating at the Inn

December 5-18
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Monday - Friday, 3:30pm - 9:00pm

December 19 – January 4
Monday – Sunday, 10:00am – 9:00pm

Cost per session (including skate rentals):
Ages 12 and over $18.00
Ages 11 and under $15.00
Groups of 10 or more receive $2.00 off per person

Skating session is 3-hours in length

Children for Children
* A portion of the proceeds will benefit Father Joe's Villages.

Info and tickets at The Inn At Rancho Santa Fe

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