San Diego Weekend Events Roundup Dec. 22-25

Find the best San Diego things to do for Dec. 22-25

Edited by Madelyn Harris

Holiday Movie Night: How the Grinch Stole Christmas 

Dec. 23. Gather your little ones to watch the Christmas classic with complimentary hot cocoa, coffee and warm cookies in Cape Rey’s cozy lobby lounge. Pajamas and slippers encouraged. Starts at 6 p.m. 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011. 760.602.0800.




foiFantasy on Ice
Through Jan. 8. Celebrate the holiday season by lacing up your skates and gliding away at this outdoor ice rink located at Liberty Station. 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station, 619.222.1970.




garden-of-lightsGarden of Lights
Dec. 23, 26-30. After the sun goes down, the San Diego Botanic Garden transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland with more than 125,000 sparkling lights. Enjoy wandering through the 37-acre garden while listening to nightly entertainment, sampling delicious foods and taking part in numerous holiday festivities. 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, 760.436.3036.




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Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play

Through Dec. 24Experience the heartwarming holiday classic, presented by San Diego Musical Theatre. The story is retold as a live 1940’s-era radio broadcast with live foley effects and a score of holiday songs. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., downtown, 858.560.5740.




festival-of-christmasFestival of Christmas
Through Dec. 24. This year, Lamb’s Players presents The Angel’s Arms, a festive family-friendly show—featuring dancing and classic holiday songs—set in 1860. Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.437.6000.




screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-5-21-23-pmDr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Through Dec. 26. For spirited kids young and old, experience this annual holiday production of a Dr. Seuss classic. Shiley Stage at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623.




Slater’s 50/50 Southern Style Moonshine and Mistletoe
Dec. 22.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Slater’s 50/50. Join Slater’s for a Southern-themed dinner featuring five delicious courses. Each course will be paired with Moonshine. Dinner served from 7-10 p.m. 2750 Dewey Rd. #193. 619.398.2600.




abbeyhornblowerChristmas Eve Dinner at The Abbey
Dec. 24. Enjoy feasting without the cooking or dishes at The Abbey. Dinner includes a full buffet with seasonal offerings, decadent dessert, coffee and tea, chilled sparkling wine and entertainment from holiday carolers. $59. 2825 Fifth Ave., Park West.




westgate-hotel-prefferedThe Westgate Hotel Christmas Buffet
Dec. 24-25. The festively decorated hotel serves as the perfect backdrop for you and your loved ones. Enjoy a refined four-course dinner in the Westgate Room or indulge in a Christmas Day holiday buffet. The menu in the Westgate Room will be served at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and beginning at 11 a.m. on Christmas morning for $69. The buffet will be served in the Le Fontainebleau Room on Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $85.1055 2nd Ave, downtown.




royal-stoneRoyal Stone Christmas Eve Brunch
Dec. 24. Royal Stone’s Christmas Eve brunch offers the bistro’s full brunch menu alongside festive specials like holiday rice pudding and pork roulade. Walk-ins and reservations are welcome. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 3401 First Avenue in Bankers Hill. 619.738.8550.




red-card-cafeRed Card Café Christmas Eve Dinner
Dec. 24. Globally-inspired Red Card Café will offer a special menu featuring selections like line caught snapper, crab bisque, seafood paella and housemade eggnog with cookies. The tasting menu is available a la carte or as a $36 prix fixe for three courses. Reservations are suggested. Dinner served from 5-9:30 p.m. 4140 Morena Boulevard. 858.291.8030.




tasting-roomTasting Room Del Mar
Dec. 24. One of Del Mar’s newest coastal gathering spots, is pulling out all the stops to create a memorable holiday affair. Highlights of the menu include a composed cheese course, truffled cream of mushroom soup, flatiron steak and chocolate peppermint dessert. Guests can enjoy the menu from the intimate indoor dining space or in the outdoor patio with views of Del Mar Village and the nearby Pacific Ocean. $55. 1435 Camino Del Mar Suite D, Del Mar. 858.461.0124.


Check out our full San Diego Christmas Dining Guide>>