Holiday Attraction Action
San Diego's world-class attractions get all decked out for the holidays with plenty of lights, appearances by Santa, festive shows, music and more.
Dates: November 17, 2018 - January 5, 2019
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is a holiday waiting to be made, with seasonal shopping, festive food and drinks, and stunning live shows.
Dates: November 17, 2018 - January 1, 2019
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.
Dates: Dates coming soon
During Jungle Bells, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with lighted animal sculptures, music, holiday treats, and Santa Claus.
Dates: November 30 - December 22, 2018
Once aboard the Santa Train North Pole Limited, the holiday fun begins with Christmas carols, "The Night Before Christmas" reading, cookies, hot chocolate and Santa.
Dates: December 1-30, 2018
As the sun goes down, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience. Leave the hustle and bustle of the malls behind and enjoy a relaxing evening strolling the lighted Garden.
Dates: December 1-31, 2018
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is transformed into a holiday wonderland full of SEAsonal activities for the whole family. Deck the Hall (of Fishes) and get into the holiday spirit with special appearances by Scuba Santa, crafts, activities, as well as live holiday music on weekends.
Dates: December 7-8, 2018
Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!
Dates: December 8-9, 2018
The COASTER Holiday Express departs from Oceanside on a non-stop round-trip down the coast and back adventure. Passengers will experience a decorated train complete with carolers and a visit from Santa Claus and his friends.