2-3 Walk in the balmy winter won- derland of Balboa Park for the
two-day December Nights holiday festival.
3 Sing and sip at Will Ferrell’s favorite holiday beer and wine festival, Carols
& Barrels at The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. Ugly sweaters, Buddy the Elf and
fundraising for Cancer for College.
14-24 Revel in holiday spirit at Lamb’s Players Theatre’s
unique dinner show at the US Grant
Hotel, An American Christmas, that will
transport you to 1916.
21 College football culminates with bowl season, and San Diego is
hosting the Poinsettia Bowl and the
Holiday Bowl (Dec. 27).
27 America’s Finest City hosts America’s largest balloon parade, the Port of
San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade, as part
of the Holiday Bowl festivities.
29 Rev it up at the San Diego Interna- tional Auto Show (through Jan. 2).
15 Lace up your sneakers or find a spot to spectate at the scenic
Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon.
15-22 Dine on prix-fixe fare at more than 200 discounted
locales during San Diego Restaurant Week.
This installment of the biannual event celebrates the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary
in San Diego.
28-29 Ring in the year of the rooster with the San Diego
Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair
26-29 Watch the PGA Tour’s finest during the annual Farmers
Insurance Open, played at the Torrey Pines
Golf Course in La Jolla.
4-5 Put on your dancing shoes as DJs take over Waterfront Park for the
annual CRSSD Festival with three stages of
electronic dance music.
10-20 Catch flicks from all over Latin America at the San
Diego Latino Film Festival.
11 Go green for Guinness at the rollicking St. Patrick’s Day Parade
and Festival in Balboa Park. Sample San
Diego’s finest craft beers, enjoy gourmet
food truck eats, live music, and an
evening flick at the Best Coast Beer Fest
at Embarcadero Park.
17 Strike gold at the 23rd annual shamROCK on Sixth Avenue in the
Gaslamp Quarter, a street party featuring
80,000 square feet of Astro Turf and
endless green beer.
1-28 Up your culture IQ
at low cost as Museum
Month offers half-price
admission to more than 40 San Diego
Museum Council membership museums.
DEC. 9–JAN. 2
The world-famous San Diego Zoo jingles
all the way with festive fun for the whole
family during its three-week Jungle Bells
celebration, featuring special evening hours,
nighttime animal encounters, a nightly tree-lighting ceremony, lighted animal displays,
holiday-themed entertainment, Twinkle Light
Trolley rides, and Santa. (Closed Dec. 24.)
APRIL 7–9, 2017
Automobile aficionados gather for
a weekend of world-class cars and
Champagne-infused soirees at La
Jolla Concours d’Elegance. This elite
car event culminates on Sunday with
more than 300 magnificent cars on
display with the La Jolla Cove as a
backdrop, plus gourmet bites and a
wine and craft beer garden.
1-5 Movie buffs get their fill of screen- ings, workshops, panels and parties
at the San Diego Black Film Festival.
28 Discover the spirit of New Orleans and the French Quarter during
the Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Fat
Tuesday street party.