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San Diego's Holiday

Attraction Action

Decked out for the holidays with plenty of snow, lights, and more!

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.

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Dates: November 18, 2017 - January 6, 2018
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is a holiday waiting to be made, with seasonal shopping, festive food and drinks, and stunning live shows.

Holidays at LEGOLAND

Dates: November 24 - December 31, 2017
Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND with music, twinkling lights, and nightly snow fall in Heartlake City. Enjoy live entertainment with LEGO Friends Live and a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and Reindeer make the perfect family photo.

Jungle Bells

Dates: December 9, 2017 - January 1, 2018
During Jungle Bells, the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with lighted animal sculptures, music, holiday treats, and Santa Claus.

Seas 'n' Greetings

Dates: December 1-31, 2017
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.

Balboa Park December Nights

Dates: December 1-2, 2017
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!

Santa Train North Pole Limited

Dates: December 1-23, 2017
Once aboard the Santa Train North Pole Limited, the holiday fun begins with Christmas carols, The Night Before Christmas, cookies, hot chocolate and Santa.

Garden of Lights

Dates: December 2-30, 2017
The Garden 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.

COASTER Holiday Express

Dates: December 9-10, 2017
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.

Winter Wonderland

Dates: December 10 & 17, 2017
For two special nights, the parking lot in front of the Maritime Museum will be into a Winter Wonderland with an ice rink, pirate ship bounce house and slide, photos with Santa, and more

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