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Enjoy San Diego's


This Holiday Season

Getting outdoors during the holidays is a San Diego pastime

Thanks to year-round moderate temperatures, getting outdoors during the holidays is a San Diego pastime. Enjoy ice skating by the ocean, cheer on your favorite team during a bowl game, or push yourself with a physical challenge like running a marathon. Or simply stroll along the beach and enjoy the warmth of the season, San Diego style.

Outdoor Skating on Ice in San Diego, CA

70 degrees and Ice Skating

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

Dates: Dates Coming Soon
Lace up your skates and take in the holiday splendor as you relive a cherished piece of your childhood or take your very first spin at the Viejas Ice Rink!

Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station

Dates: Dates Coming Soon
Guests can glide gracefully across the ice surrounded by history at Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station.

Skating by the Sea

Dates: November 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019
The landmark Hotel del Coronado offers a unique Southern California experience with Skating by the Sea, an outdoor ice-skating rink adjacent to Coronado Beach and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. During the holidays, the resort's famous Windsor Lawn is transformed into a seaside skating rink offering skating sessions daily.

Skate by the Bay

Dates: November 24, 2018 - January 1, 2019
This Holiday Season, get ready to ice skate by the San Diego Bay at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

San Diego CA Holiday Bowl Game

Touchdown at the Bowl Game

Holiday Bowl

Date: December 31, 2018
Football fans can catch another exciting post-season college football game at the Holiday Bowl. Festivities begin in the morning with the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade along downtown San Diego's waterfront. The parade is the country's largest balloon parade featuring floats, giant inflatable balloon characters and national marching bands. Later in the evening, two top college teams from the PAC 10 and Big 12 square off at SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley.

Fr. Joe's Thanksgiving Day Run in San Diego CA

Turkey Trots

All Turkey Trots occur on Thanksgiving Day.

Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K

San Diego's original and longest-standing Thanksgiving Day run. Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K is one of the most family-oriented holiday traditions!

Run for the Hungry is a 5K/10K run/walk

Run for the Hungry is a 5K/10K run/walk through downtown San Diego on Thanksgiving morning benefiting the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive

Put your turkey in the oven, pack up the family and come and run or walk San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot & Food Drive that has 3 distances to choose from.

Waddle & Trot 5K and Fun Run

Join in the annual Waddle & Trot 5K and Fun Run on Thanksgiving Day. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to explore Santee Lakes by foot!

Pacific Marine Credit Union O'side Turkey Trot

The Pacific Marine Credit Union O'side Turkey Trot has become a North County tradition that gives participants a chance to "move their feet before they eat" on a holiday noted for food.

5k Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Join the Fallbrook Village Rotary for a 5k Thanksgiving Turkey Trot through the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens.

Red Nose Run on the beaches of San Diego CA

Holiday Runs

San Diego Santa Run 5K and 1 Mile Race

Date: December 8, 2018
Come out in your finest (or ugliest) Christmas attire as you take part in the annual San Diego Santa Run 5K and 1 Mile Race, a one-of-a-kind holiday experience.

Red Nose Run

Date: December 9, 2018
The Red Nose Run, started by the Low and Slow Running Club of Del Mar, is a holiday 5K benefits Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and Semper Fi Fund.

Dirty December Poker Fun Run Half Marathon & 10K

Date: December 15, 2018
Join in holiday cheer and run the trails during the Dirty December Poker Fun Run Half Marathon & 10K. Your poker hand could give you bonus time!

San Diego Holiday Half Marathon

Date: December 15, 2018
The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon is a fast 13.1 mile course that starts in Rancho Penasquitos and finishes at the beautiful Torrey Pines State Beach.

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