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San Diego's Top November Events

Get a Head Start on the Holiday Season

Treat yourself to a host of outdoor adventures, celebrations of San Diego's beer and wine scene and kick off the holidays with this packed lineup of events and things to do in San Diego this November.

Check out November's exciting lineup of events in San Diego.

Featured November Events

Día de los Muertos

When: Through November 1, 2022
Honor your lost loved ones and immerse yourself in traditional and authentic Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations throughout San Diego.

Fleet Week San Diego

When: November 1-13, 2022
Experience one of San Diego's largest military events featuring military displays, high tech equipment in the Innovation Zone, active Navy & Coast Guard ship tours, live music, food, and fun for the whole family! 

San Diego Beer Week

When: November 4-13, 2022
San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting San Diego's thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county.

San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

When: November 8-13, 2022
Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of domestic and international wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale on the stunning Embarcadero.

Veterans Day

When: November 5-11, 2022
Take the time to honor and thank those who have served in the United States armed forces at one of the many Veterans Day events, parades, memorials and museums throughout San Diego.

Del Mar Fall Racing Season

When: November 11 - December 4, 2022
It's time for an encore! Four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events and musical performances to keep the good times rolling.

Sesame Place's A Very Furry Christmas Celebration

When: November 12, 2022 - January 8, 2023
The park is transformed into a festive winter wonderland filled with holiday magic and surprises. Guests will enjoy Sesame Street Christmas shows, the Sesame Street Christmas Parade, the Furry Friends Christmas Dance Party, and exciting rides. There will be games, special merchandise, and one-of-a-kind photos with your Sesame Street friends dressed up in their holiday best!

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

When: November 14, 2022 - January 8, 2023
SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is a holiday waiting to be made, with seasonal shopping, festive food and drinks, and stunning live shows.

Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

When: November 18-20, 2022
A highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 80+ bands, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival will descend upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego all along the Embarcadero.

Holidays at LEGOLAND

When: November 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023
Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND with music and twinkling lights and the world's largest LEGO® Christmas Tree. Enjoy live entertainment with LEGO Friends Live in Heartlake City, Santa's elves singing in Fun Town and a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and Reindeer that make for a perfect family photo.

San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza

When: November 23-27, 2022
The San Diego Jazz Fest over Thanksgiving presents a variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to hot jazz to swing to rockabilly at the Town & Country Resort and Hotel in Hotel Circle. Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform.

Thanksgiving Turkey Trots & Celebrations

When: November 24, 2022
Thanksgiving is a beautiful time of year in San Diego, marking the official start of the holiday season. Typically boasting glorious weather, with a distinct touch of fall, from the coast to the inland valleys you're able to enjoy SoCal's outdoor lifestyle including days at the beach, shopping at outdoor malls, and nights out at rooftop bars. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast, burn some extra calories in a turkey trot, catch a pro football game, or volunteer your time for a worthwhile cause. However you choose to spend Thanksgiving, spend it giving thanks in San Diego!

More Great November Events

23rd San Diego Asian Film Festival

When: November 3-12, 2022
The 23rd San Diego Asian Film Festival, presented by Pacific Arts Movement, runs from November 3 – November 12, 2022 taking place in-person at select cinemas in San Diego County.

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

Opens: November 4, 2022
Lace up your skates and take in the holiday splendor as you relive a cherished piece of your childhood or take your very first spin at the Viejas Ice Rink!

Bike the Coast

When: November 5, 2022
Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50 or 25 mile routes on Highway 101. Everything starts and finishes at the Oceanside Pier with food, music, expo, shopping and fun!

Bubble RUN San Diego

When: November 5, 2022
The Bubble RUN™ 5K is like running through Willy Wonka's factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun!

San Diego Brewer's Guild Fest

When: November 5, 2022
Guild Fest is back! Join the San Diego Brewers Guild and more than 60 independent breweries for 2022 Guild Fest, taking place at a new location—The Surf Sports Park (formerly San Diego Polo Fields) in Del Mar.

Queen Bee Market

When: November 5, 2022
Queen Bee Market, San Diego's original urban-style, artisan market, features local and national vendors specializing in handmade and vintage accessories, clothing, home décor, furniture, paper arts and more. There will be live music, make-and-takes, food and live demos.

Fall Back Festival

When: November 6, 2022
Join us for a free day of family fun at the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House! Enjoy learning about the oldest building in downtown with a free children focused tour, do crafts, and play games in the park!

More Than Pink Walk

When: November 6, 2022
We will walk for the people who can't. Together we will fight back against breast cancer during a scenic 2.2 mile stroll through the heart of historic Balboa Park.

Carlsbad Fall Village Faire

When: November 6, 2022
Take in the beauty of the seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in eats and enjoying family entertainment at the Carlsbad Village Faire.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

When: November 9 - December 31, 2022
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book.

Coronado Island Film Festival

When: November 9-13, 2022
The Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF) cordially invites makers and lovers of film everywhere to join us in this unique historic seaside village.

Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride

When: November 12, 2022
Ride the Point encompasses the most picturesque natural coastline in Southern California on exclusive routes along San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K

When: November 13, 2022
Run, Walk, Skate, Roll, ElliptiGO during the Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right.

San Diego Brewer's Beer Garden

When: November 13, 2022
The Beer Garden brings together the best of San Diego's craft breweries and local chefs to celebrate the craft beer movement.

Skating by the Sea

When: November 17, 2022 - January 1, 2023
This spectacular ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features stunning views of the Pacific and Coronado beach.

Rady Children's Ice Rink at ARTS DISTRICT

When: November 17, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, Sentre and NTC Foundation welcome the community to celebrate the holiday season with the return of their outdoor ice skating beginning November 17, 2022, and closing January 8, 2023.

Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show

When: November 18 - December 24, 2022
San Diego has another show in its Christmas stocking with this fast, funny, and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. All the traditional elements of Dickens's A Christmas Carol are intact—including the iconic ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future—but with a comic local twist.

Bikes & Beer San Diego

When: November 19, 2022
Bikes & Beers SAN DIEGO features 15, 30, 45-Mile rides departing from ALESMITH BREWING and traveling through beautiful San Diego, CA.

Encinitas Holiday Street Fair

When: November 20, 2022
In the Holiday Street Fair, continuous since 1989, children’s rides, two stages of live entertainment and food and drink refreshments provide an attractive setting for the public and a great boon to our vendors.

Julian Country Christmas and Tree Lighting

When: November 26, 2022
Feel a nip in the air and maybe catch a glimpse of snow capped mountains as Julian celebrates the season with the lighting of the town's living Christmas tree.

Santa Train North Pole Limited

When: November 25 - December 17, 2022
Once aboard the Santa Train North Pole Limited, the holiday fun begins with Christmas carols, The Night Before Christmas, cookies, hot chocolate and Santa.

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