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Cheerful Celebrations

Outdoor events decked with cheer, lights, and more!

This year, San Diego's festive fun takes to the outdoors with plenty of cheerful celebrations and holiday happenings throughout the county with new safety and social distancing protocols.

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

When: November 13, 2020 - January 4, 2020
Families and friends are invited to come together and celebrate priceless traditions and fun-filled surprises during SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration, back this year with plenty of holiday cheer and new, enhanced safety measures added.

Holidays at LEGOLAND

When: November 20, 2020 - January 10, 2021
It’s time for Holidays at LEGOLAND®, where the Resort is bursting with holiday cheer and festive décor! Your favorite holiday characters Santa, the Toy Solider and Gingerbread Man are back and ready for socially distanced meet-and-greets. Head over to Fun Town where there’s a 30-foot, fully decorated LEGO® Christmas tree with over 400 LEGO ornaments. And as the day winds down, the tree gets a-twinklin' to holiday tunes at the Holiday Light Show.

Wild Holidays

When: November 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Wild Holidays are on the way to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and this year's celebration will offer safe, festive fun for the entire family with holiday festivities, seasonal entertainment and colorful light displays.

Seas 'n' Greetings

When: November 28 - December 31, 2020
The magic of the holidays meets the magic of the underwater world at Birch Aquarium during Seas 'n' Greetings, a holiday celebration featuring SEAsonal music and decor the whole family will love. Deck the Hall (of Fishes) and get into the holiday spirit!

Northern Lights

When: November 30, 2020 - January 2, 2021
The young and young-at-heart will enjoy tunnels of twinkling lights, giant LED Christmas trees, and blow-up figurines of favorite holiday characters. Marvel as lights move to music in a display curated by local Escondido family The Peace's featured on ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight.

Winter Wonder

When: December 1-31, 2020
Belmont Park is bringing families and friends together for the holiday season with its second annual Winter Wonder holiday spectacular on weekends in December featuring a holiday toy drive, 15-foot-tall holiday-themed sculptures, a free Real-Life Santa photo op, other winter-themed activities and entertainment; plus, Illuminated Winter Nights when the sun goes down.

Botanic Wonderland

When: December 2-30, 2020
Botanic Wonderland is an outdoor holiday lighting experience, where visitors can safely stroll amidst festive holiday lights throughout various areas within San Diego Botanic Garden’s 37 acres.

The Holiday Market and Trail at Petco Park

When: December 3-23, 2020
The Holiday Market and Trail at Petco Park is a safe and fun night out for the whole family. The socially distanced, single-way Holiday Market in Gallagher Square, will feature local and European artisan shops, magical lighting displays, seasonal food and beverage, Santa and other holiday characters!

Jungle Bells

When: December 4, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Ring in the holiday season with the zoo's annual celebration, Jungle Bells. The jubilant festivities will treat guests to views of some of their favorite animals, seasonal decorations, lighted displays, music and joyful roaming entertainers.

Santa at the Lakes

When: December 6, 2020
Santa Claus will be making a stop at Santee Lakes for you and your family to take an awesome photo and say hello.

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