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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.

Holidays In Your Car

When: December 5, 2020 - January 2, 2021
"Holidays in Your Car" invites you and your family to buckle up and make lasting memories from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Turn off your headlights and turn on your FM radio as you drive through an enchanting mile-and-a-half display of over one million dazzling LED lights, accompanied by your favorite holiday tunes.

Jingle Terrace Park

When: December 5-28, 2020
This new, annual, free drive-thru event will feature holiday-themed light displays along the driving loop in Brengle Terrace Park. Visitors will be captivated by the displays of holiday lights depicting many of Vista’s special and unique amenities.

2020 OB Holiday Reverse-Parade

When: December 5, 2020
Your favorite "floats" from the classic OB Holiday Parade will be setup in the Dog Beach Parking Lot for you and your family to drive through and view from the comfort (and safety) of your vehicle. Plus - you are welcome to decorate your vehicle to get in on the action!

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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