FREE San Diego Events This Weekend Dec. 4-6

Christmas festivities are spreading all over San Diego County. Check the awesome events listed below for a good time this weekend.

Balboa Park December Nights

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Come enjoy the beautiful Christmas season at Balboa Park starting this weekend. Many of Balboa Parks museum doors will be open free of charge to the public from 5-9pm. The festival will bring thousands of people together enjoying music, food, and live entertainment. Check out the event website for parking information and entertainment schedules.

When: Friday, Dec.4 from 3pm -11pm & Saturday Dec.5 from 12pm to 11pm

Where: Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Click HERE for more information

Fallbrook Community Tree Lighting

Come by Fallbrook’s community center and see their live 34 year old, 50 foot tree light up the night. This event will have booths for Christmas shopping, music, food, and fun for the whole family.

When: Friday Dec, 4 from 4:30pm to 7pm

Where: Fallbrook Community Center

341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Click HERE for more event information

Handmade in San Diego Craft Fair


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Breakfast with Santa, bake sale, and 100 Artist and Crafters will be at this event. Don’t wait last minute to start your Christmas shopping, come here for some unique items.

When: Saturday Dec, 5 from 9am to 3pm

Where: Kate Sessions Elementary
2150 Beryl Street, San Diego CA 92109

14 Annual Christmas Comes to IB

What a better way to celebrate Christmas in San Diego then at the Beach! Come by Imperial Beach this weekend to meet Santa and relax with some live music, vendors, carnival rides, and much more.

When: Saturday, Dec. 5 from 12pm-5pm

Where: Portwood Pier Plaza
940 Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach CA 91932

Click HERE to visit their event page

Holiday Shopping with Santa

Music, face painting, crafting, and vendors will be at this event. Come get your Christmas shopping done and let the kids tell Santa what they want for Christmas!

When: Saturday Dec. 5 from 12pm-4pm

Where: Woodglen Vista Park

10250 Woodglen Vista Drive, Santee, CA 92071

Visit their event page HERE for vendor information

Santa’s Magical Village in San Marcos

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San Marcos Community Center will have Gourmet food trucks, Santa, tree lighting, live entertainment and fun for the kids this weekend!

When: Saturday, Dec.5 from 3pm-8pm

Where: San Marcos Community Center

3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069

For full event schedule click HERE

Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village

Head down to Little Italy for vendors, Santa, tree lighting ceremony, and holiday performances. Get there early you wont want to miss your photo with Santa.

When: Saturday, Dec. 5 from 4pm-8pm

Where: W. Fr St. between India St. & Kettner Blvd

Click HERE for full event schedule

Encinitas Holiday Parade


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Come see how Encinitas celebrates Christmas with a parade following their tree lighting ceremony. Thousands of people will be at this event which includes lots of floats and may live bands

When: Saturday, Dec. 5 from 5pm-7:30pm

Where: N. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas

Click HERE to visit their Event Page

Chula Vista Starlight Parade

Come spend the holiday season in Downtown Chula Vista, start the day off by shopping for unique handcrafted items and gourmet treats. End you day by enjoying a parade with hundreds of people, bands and entertainers marching down Third Avenue.

When: Saturday, Dec. 5

Holiday in the Village: noon- 4pm

Parade: begins at 6pm

Where: 3rd Ave, Chula Vista

Click HERE for more information


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