Holiday Activities in San Diego and North Country

Holiday Fun and Celebrations Near Carlsbad, CA

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The holidays are fast approaching and North County has everything you need to make this season Merry and Bright. From Thanksgiving Turkey Trots  to dazzling Christmas Trees, we’ve rounded up some of the most festive events around Carlsbad for you and your family: 


SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

November 17th- January 7th
SeaWorld’s Christmas celebration is back for another year of festive fun for the whole family! Experience new Christmas shows, meet Santa and Rudolph, enjoy a Christmas parade and much much more. There will also be holiday music-activated Tunnel of Lights, a sea-themed Christmas tree, lots of seasonal food and treats, and, of course, plenty of sea life to enjoy. For more information, click here. 


Holidays at LEGOLAND

November 18th – January 7th
Get into the Holiday Spirit at LEGOLAND. Starting November 19th, the park will be bursting with holiday cheer and festive attractions. From meet-and-greets with Santa to the LEGO Christmas tree, Holiday Light Shows, ornament-building, and more! LEGOLAND is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Click here for more information.


Del Mar Bing Crosby Season

November 10th - December 3rd

The racing season continues during Del Mar's Bing Crosby Season with a special 4-week run of exciting races every Friday - Sunday, and Thanksgiving. Don't miss out on the fun! Click here for tickets and more information. 


Del Mar Racing and Thanksgiving Brunch

November 23rd

Spend this Thanksgiving in the Turf Club at Del Mar. Bring your family for a deliciously decadent day at the races featuring a three-course Thanksgiving meal, a reserved Turf Club table, and bottomless mimosas. Tickets include a Turf Club Table seat for the race day, one Turf Club Admission, general parking, three-course brunch as well as bottomless mimosas or bloody marys. Click here for more information. 


Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village

December 2nd from 4-8pm
Visit Little Italy to experience a magical evening filled with festive decor, seasonal vendors, a tree lighting ceremony in the Piazza della Famiglia with a live Christmas tree over 25-feet tall, live music and entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday treats, a surprise visit from Santa and more! For more information, click here. 


La Jolla Parade

December 3rd at 1:30pm
The 67th Annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival is back for another fun and festive celebration! Festivities will fill the streets of downtown La Jolla, bringing plenty of holiday fun and cheer!  For more information, click here.


San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

December 10th & 17th
The 53rd annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights will feature a procession of 80 lavishly decorated boats. This event has become one of the most iconic events in the region and is free to watch. This year, for the 7th time, the parade will proceed to the pier at Cesar Chavez Park before making the turn to Coronado, giving spectators another area to view the parade. For more information click here

No matter how you and your family choose to celebrate the holidays this year, Carlsbad and greater San Diego has something for you! From all of us here at Carlsbad by the Sea, we wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season!


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