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Drive-Thru Holiday Happenings

Four-Wheels or Sleigh Required

Load up your sleigh and take a drive to and through holiday happiness with these festive and socially distanced events.

The Nutcracker Drive-In

When: November 27 - December 6, 2020
Ringing in the holiday season, San Diego Ballet presents this outdoor matinee of The Nutcracker, enchanting audiences with sugarplum fairies, leaping Cossacks and flurries of snowflakes underneath the San Diego sky. Transforming a corridor of the Liberty Station neighborhood into a pop-up theater, the drive-in format will allow families to revel in this hour-long classical production with comfort and safety in mind.

Old Town Trolley's Holiday Lights and Sights Tour

When: December 3-30, 2020
Hop aboard Old Town Trolley's Holiday Lights & Sights Tour and ride a wave of holiday cheer! Elf conductors will share fun holiday facts and traditions as you enjoy the festive holiday lights of Old Town, Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Balboa Park and more, including a 15-minute stop at Seaport Village for holiday festivities.

Taste of December Nights

When: December 4-6, 2020
For more than 40 years, the San Diego community has welcomed in the holiday season with the annual December Nights celebration at Balboa Park. While current global health conditions will prevent the event from taking place as usual, the City of San Diego is offering a "Taste of December Nights." The program will have some of your favorite food vendors and food trucks from past December Nights in a drive-thru setting in the Inspiration Point parking lot near Balboa Park.

Enchanted Village

When: December 18-23, 2020
This magical drive-thru event will welcome San Diegans to view beautiful holiday lights, sounds, and decorations. The Village features hundreds of giant candy canes, a forest of Christmas trees, Candy Land, nightly appearances by Santa, and much more.

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