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Simple Solutions to Holiday Shopping

Find the Perfect Gifts in San Diego

Make everyone's holiday wish list a dream come true! San Diego offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities that make the holiday gift search a breeze. From top designers to fabulous outlet malls, unique boutique shops and specialty stores, San Diego is the perfect holiday shopping destination to make this season merry.

Outdoor Shopping Centers

Spend the day at one of San Diego's premier malls such as Fashion Valley, featuring outdoor shopping at its finest, with shops including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and all the big-name designers. Or the revitalized Westfield UTC mall, with great dining options and anchor stores Macy's and Nordstrom, plus such specialty stores as Anthropologie, Apple and Tiffany & Co.

Enjoy beautiful outdoor shopping centers such as One Paseo, which features a mix of local and nationally known brand stores; Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley; or Hazard Center in Mission Valley, with Barnes & Noble, Lakeshore Learning, Wood Ranch BBQ, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse and a movie theater.

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San Diego's Outlet Centers

For the best deals of all, the San Diego's outlet centers offer something for everyone, with outrageous bargains as well as a festive holiday atmosphere for all to enjoy. Throughout the holiday season, Carlsbad Premium Outlets, located in the North Coastal area, and Las Americas Premium Outlets, located in South Bay, have special offers on extraordinary brands such as Coach, Calvin Klein, Sunglass Hut and more. Get the most out of your holiday outlet shopping in South Bay by continuing your shopping at Plaza Palmera, conveniently located right next to Las Americas, and pop into such amazing stores as Armani Exchange, Express Factory Outlet and H&M. For those in East County, Viejas Outlet Center offers high-end brands at incredible prices.

Unique San Diego

Specialty shopping for unique San Diego items can be found at Seaport Village and The Headquarters at Seaport on the Big Bay Embarcadero; at the Coronado Ferry Landing and Shops At The Del - Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado; at Liberty Station in Point Loma; and at Bazaar del Mundo and Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town.

For the beach-lover on your gift list, cruise on over to these local boutique stores that scream San Diego style: Everyday California and Surf Diva Surf School & Surf Diva Boutique.

Hip Boutique Neighborhoods

For a more exclusive setting, peruse the high-end shops on Prospect and Girard in the beautiful seaside community of La Jolla. Or, stroll through the hip, urban boutiques in Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Hillcrest, North Park and South Park.

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Holiday Markets

Queen Bee Market

When: November 5-6, 2022
Featuring local and national vendors specializing in handmade and vintage accessories, clothing, home décor, furniture, paper arts and more. There will also be live music, make-and-takes, food and live demos.

Holiday Market at the Japanese Friendship Garden

When: November 12, 2022
Come support local San Diego businesses and find the perfect gifts with 15 merchant vendors and 7 food vendors throughout the gardens.

The Holiday Market and Trail at Petco Park

When: December 1-23, 2022
The Holiday Market in Gallagher Square is a fun night for the whole family and will feature local and European artisan shops, magical lighting displays, seasonal food and beverage, Santa and other holiday characters!

Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village

When: December 3, 2022
Magical décor, Christmas trees and  the time-honored traditions of seasonal vendors at our Christmas Village, perfect for your holiday shopping, live music, holiday treats, while Santa checks in virtually throughout the night from the stage’s LED screen!

La Mesa's Holiday in the Village

When: December 3, 2022
Walk the streets of La Mesa’s historic downtown while exploring dozens of local craft vendor stands, then cozy up with artisan and craft food and snack specialties.

Makers Arcade Holiday Fair

When: December 3-4, 2022
This exciting holiday event will feature more than 100 makers, craft cocktails, beer, gourmet food trucks, live music, photo trailers, styled lounges, door favors, and more!

Carnitas' Snack Shack Holiday Market

When: December 15, 2022
Enjoy shopping around and checking out amazing local vendors and makers of San Diego with live music, holiday cocktails, delicious food, festive vibes + firepits, holiday craft station, Smore’s station, and photos with Santa!

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