It’s never to early to start making your weekend plans. Here are top things to do this weekend in San Diego.
1. Hillcrest Taste n’ Tinis
Start off the weekend with a walking tour through Hillcrest including delightful drinks, scrumptious eats and fabulous holiday shopping. Local chefs will be serving up scrumptious appetizers and sweet treats while boutiques along the tour will warm you up a holiday inspired martini. Event is 21 and up.
Date: December 13, 2012
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: In Advance - $20. Day Of – $25
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2. Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo
Starting this Saturday, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Enjoy a nightly tree-lighting ceremony, lighted animal displays throughout the park, live animal shows, storytelling, bell ringers and, of course, Santa Claus.
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Location: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
Dates: December 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo
3. Old Town Holiday in the Park & Las Posadas
Celebrate the holidays over the weekend in the Old Town State Historic Park. Enjoy period decorations, carolers, warm beverages, holiday treats, activities, and extended shopping hours. Arrive early on Sunday for festivities at 2:00 PM and a traditional Las Posadas starting at 4:00 PM followed by a piñata party for the kids.
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Location: 4002 Wallace Street, San Diego, CA (map)
Dates: December 15-16, 2012
Times: 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Las Posadas Parade starts at 4:00 PM on Sunday.
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4. The Nutcracker
Starting this weekend, there will be a myriad of Nutcracker princes dancing throughout San Diego County. Below is a list of performances:
California Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Dates: December 15-23, 2012
Location: San Diego Civic Theater - 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
City Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Dates: December 14-24, 2012
Location: Spreckels Theatre - 121 Broadway #600, San Diego, CA 92101 (map)
San Diego Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Dates: December 16-21, 2012
Location: Mandeville Center, UCSD - 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 (map)
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5. San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
This is the last Sunday to marvel at the spectacular Boat Parade of Lights featuring individually holiday decorated private crafts. The parade starts at the southwest end of Shelter Island, travels past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, the Convention Center, the Coronado Ferry Landing Marketplace and ends at the Navy Carrier turning basin.
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Dates: Sunday, December 16, 2012
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
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> Browse more great things to do on the San Diego Event Calendar
Know of any other great events going on in San Diego this weekend? Let us and others know in the comments below.