Are you planning on visiting San Diego around the holidays, or are you a resident seeking a local celebration?
Get the party started with our Complete Guide to All the Holidays in San Diego! Check out holiday specific events that take place throughout the year in each of San Diego’s neighborhoods, from the shores of the San Diego Bay to the city streets of Downtown San Diego.
Holiday Cheer in the Fall and Winter
San Diego’s warm weather may mean there’s little chance of snow, but you can still celebrate the winter holidays in style. See our seasonal guide to Christmas activities to get you in the spirit with themed cruises and sing-alongs, or ring in the new year at the city’s biggest New Year’s Eve parties.
Holidays are also a great chance to learn about different cultures. San Diego is heavily influenced by Mexican culture, so there are always big parties to celebrate the Day of the Dead. During the annual Día de Los Muertos festivities in Old Town San Diego, kids and adults alike can take part in traditions that celebrate the holiday.
Warm Weather Fun in the Spring and Summer
The beaches of coastal neighborhoods like La Jolla and Pacific Beach get especially busy during spring and summer holidays.
Check out our picks for spring break hotspots, or celebrate Independence Day by watching the best Fourth of July fireworks shows in San Diego!
Holiday Activities for All Ages
Many of San Diego’s holiday celebrations are family-friendly. Kids are sure to enjoy Easter egg hunts in the spring and selecting the perfect pumpkins at pumpkin patches in autumn.
Special holiday activities, décor and more are offered at many of the destinations on our list of the Best Things to Do With Kids in the city. Save on dozens of those kid-friendly activities when you pick up a Go City San Diego pass. Use our discount code, GVSD50FF, to save on admission to family attractions like the world-famous San Diego Zoo and LEGOLAND California.