San Diego Weekend Events Roundup December 6-9

Inspired by his 1995 holiday album, “Clint Black’s Looking For Christmas” premieres at The Old Globe.

From celebrating holidays from around the world at December Nights to satisfying your sweet tooth on National Cotton Candy Day, check out the top San Diego weekend events for December 6-9.

By Jordan Fraser.

EVENTS

Sip and Savasana
Dec. 6. Take some quiet time for yourself this holiday season with a rooftop yoga class. The light vinyasa flow yoga class will overlook the downtown San Diego skyline. Complimentary sips from a local vendor will be served before and after class. Don’t forget to bring your own yoga mat. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Kimpton Solamar Hotel, 435 Sixth Ave., downtown. hotelsolamar.com

 

 

 

December Nights
Dec. 7-8. Attracting more than 350,000 visitors annually, December Nights is the largest free community festival in San Diego. Savor international delicacies, sample homemade treats or sip on something to keep you warm from one of many food and drink vendors. Plus live music, dance performances and holiday light displays. F 3-11 p.m., Sa noon-11 p.m. Many museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 p.m. Balboa Park. balboapark.org

 

 

The Blues Brothers
Dec. 8. Sing and dance the night away with The Blues Brothers, a high-energy, authentic, rhythm-and-blues show band complete with a South Memphis accent. Elwood and Zee Blues put on the show of a lifetime by performing some of the bands greatest Blues Brothers hits such as “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Messin’ with the Kid,” and, of course, “Soul Man.” 18+. 8 p.m. $69+. The Events Center at Harrah’s Resort Southern California, 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center. Tickets

 

 

Toast of Gaslamp 
Dec. 8. Toast the holidays with plenty of festive cocktails, small bites and shopping discounts at this seasonal self-guided walking tour. Tickets include 20 sips, 20 bites and 10 shopping deals to devour at your own pace. Participating vendors include American Junkie, Jolt ‘n’ Joes, Rustic Root, Side Bar, The Dive and many more. 1-5 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event. 614 Fifth Ave., downtown. toastofgaslamp.com

 

 

Menorah Lighting
Through Dec. 9. Join the Chabad of East County and the Chabad of the College Area for the lighting of the menorah, live entertainment, kids’ crafts, giveaways, and tasty treats in the courtyard near Macy’s Home Furniture Store. Following the celebration, the menorah will live on at the centers with an additional candle lit every day of Hanukkah. 4-6 p.m. 1640 Camino Del Rio N., Mission Valley. westfield.com

 

 

 

Sojourn Healing Collective Holiday Market
Dec. 9. Practice some self-care this holiday season. Sojourn’s Holiday Market has local vendors and healers including Jane Joseph Wellness, Zen Den, Cindy Shaw Meditation, Live Tee and many more to help you take care of those on your gift list while also treating yourself to chakra healing, crystal readings and reiki treatments. 2870 Fifth Ave., Bankers Hill. sojournsd.com

 

 

 

Skating by the Sea
Through Jan. 1. Hotel del Coronado’s Windsor Lawn transforms into an outdoor ice skating rink that overlooks the beach and Pacific Ocean. New this year, reserve your own rink-side lounge at Frostbite, a plush place to chill and enjoy full food and beverage service. See website for schedule and ticket prices. Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. hoteldel.com

 

 

FOOD + DRINK

Holiday Lunch at The Marine Room
Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21. Take advantage of the only time of year this San Diego dining institution is open for lunch. The a la carte menu is filled with favorites such as the restaurant’s signature Spindrift Seafood Crepes, Pistachio Crusted Maine Lobster Tail, holiday cocktails and more. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Dr., La Jolla, 858.459.7222. marineroom.com

 

 

 

National Cotton Candy Day Pop-Up Shop
Dec. 7. Satisfy your sweet tooth with cotton candy and specialty cocktails topped with the sugary treat. Get Fluffed Up, a hand-crafted vegan “fairy floss” popular for its exotic and unexpected flavors, will set up a pop-up shop at the Little Italy Food Hall to offer cotton candy treats. The Little Italy Food Hall Bar will also serve a variety of craft cocktails topped with Get Fluffed Up’s cotton candy creations designed in collaboration with You & Yours Distilling Co. 6-9 p.m. 550 W. Date St., Little Italy. littleitalyfoodhall.com

 

 

National Pastry Day Taste & Shop
Dec. 8. Celebrate National Pastry Day with treats from Chef Melanie Dunn during a holiday open house at her eponymous pastry shop, Patisserie Melanie. A selection of seasonal offerings includes pumpkin spice and apple cider macarons, pistachio croissants, chocolate and lemon tarts, caramels and assorted cookies. Plus shop for unique housewares and gifts for the Francophile on your shopping list. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 3788 Park Blvd., Suite 4, University Heights, 619.677.2132. patisseriemelanie.com

 

 

Dim Sum Brunch at The Grass Skirt
Dec. 9. Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski will offer an array of Asian-inspired dishes served from traditional rolling carts, including his award-winning soup dumpling. Other menu highlights include seared pork belly dumplings, spicy salmon tacos, sweet and sour lamb ribs, spicy Szechuan pork wontons and much more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Grass Skirt, 910 Grand Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.412.5237. thegrassskirt.com

 

 

Parade of Lights Dinner at Maritime Museum
Dec. 9, 16. Explore the entire collection of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine with just one admission ticket and watch the annual Parade of Lights from the Maritime Museum’s waterfront location while enjoying a buffet dinner with no-host bar. 5-8 p.m. $50 adults, $25 children. 1492 N. Harbor Dr., Embarcadero, 619.234.9153. sdmaritime.org

 

 

 

ARTS + CULTURE

“The Nutcracker Suite”
Opens Dec. 7. Channel your inner sugar plum fairy and follow Clara’s magical journey at San Diego City Ballet’s elaborate and elegant production of the holiday classic. See website for show times and ticket prices. Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, downtown, 619.235.9500. spreckels.net

 

 

 

“Clint Black’s Looking For Christmas”
Through Dec. 16. This world-premiere musical about family, loyalty and the magic of Christmas centers around country music legend Clint Black and his 1995 chart-topping holiday album. See website for show times and ticket prices. White Theatre at the Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.234.5623. theoldglobe.org

 

 

 

“A Christmas Carol”
Through Dec. 30. Expect 19th-century tradition with a 21st-century twist in this completely reimagined Dickens classic adapted for the stage by Cygnet’s resident director Sean Murray. This holiday musical features an original score, puppetry, live sound effects and a heart-warming tale of redemption. See website for show times and ticket prices. Cygnet Theatre at Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St., Old Town. cygnettheatre.com

 

 

Sip and Savasana photo courtesy Kimpton Solamar Hotel. December Nights photo courtesy Balboa Park. Blues Brothers and Menorah Lighting photos courtesy J Public Relations. Toast of Gaslamp photo courtesy Gaslamp Quarter Association. Sojourn Healing Collective Holiday Market photo courtesy Sojourn Healing Collective. Skating by the Sea photo courtesy Hotel del Coronado. Holiday Lunch at The Marine Room photo courtesy C3 Public Relations. National Cotton Candy Day Pop-Up Shop photo by Get Fluffed Up. Dim Sum Brunch photo courtesy The Grass Skirt. National Pastry Day Taste & Shop photo courtesy Chemistry PR. Parade of Lights Dinner photo courtesy Maritime Museum. “The Nutcracker” photo courtesy Spreckels Theatre. “Clint Black’s Looking For Christmas” photo by Ken Howard. “A Christmas Carol” photo courtesy Cygnet Theatre.

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