‘Tis the start of the season and the Gaslamp Quarter is bringing you all types of jolly with an extravaganza of festivities for all ages to enjoy on Saturday, November 24th on Fifth Avenue between Market & J Street! Embrace the holiday spirit in the historic heart of San Diego with 80 holiday vendors, meet n greet with Santa, a special lighting ceremony, and more!
This event is FREE to attend!
Step into a winter wonderland with a Downtown San Diego twist as the Gaslamp Holiday Kick Off brings on the spirit of the season with a magical night of everything merry and bright: caroling, delicious food and drinks, live entertainment, gift-giving goodies and more!
Get ready for a one-stop holiday shop as festivities kick off on Small Business Saturday. Grab your shopping list and head to 5th Ave, between Market & J St, that will be lined with a holiday market with 80 different vendors.
You definitely don't want to miss our SPECIAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY at 6:30PM! Instead of a traditional Christmas tree, an animated light projection will be projected onto the wall of Pendry San Diego! This spectacular animation is only on view for this special Kick Off! Other festive light projections will be on view throughout the entire district until the end of December!
Does all that shopping leave you hungry? Duck into many of the award-winning bars, restaurants, retailers, and hotels to imbibe in food or drink perfect for the festive occasion.
Schedule of Events:
2:00PM - 9:00PM: 80 Holiday Vendors
4:00PM - 8:00PM: Meet n Greet with Santa
6:00PM - 7:00PM: Photos with Festive Holiday Mascots
6:30PM: Lighting Ceremony
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