2017 San Diego Holiday Lights Guide

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The Holidays are upon us! Here is your guide to all of the best holiday light shows San Diego has to offer!

North County Inland

CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH, 92128
Fairway Village, east and west sides of Stoney Gate Pl. 80 homes decorated in “Holiday Magic”. Dec. 16-Jan1, 5:30-10:30 pm.

POWAY, 92064
12631 Stoutwood St. Off Twin Peaks Rd. & Deerwood St. Nicknamed “The Griswolds.” Dec. 1-Jan. 1, 5:30-10 pm weekdays, 11 pm weekends.

Hickory Ct./Hickory St., 12659 Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct. All off Twin Peaks Rd. & Silverset St. named “Candy Cane Lane.” Entire cul-de-sacs are lit up. Dec. 10-24, 6-9 pm.

RAMONA, 92065
23542 Bassett Way. “Happy Lights Ramona” with 30,000+ lights animated to music on 106.9 FM using 996 computer channels to control the lights. Nov. 24-Jan. 1; Sun-Th, 5:30-10 pm; and Fri & Sat, 5:30-11 pm.

RANCHO PEÑASQUITOS, 92129
Oviedo St. Off Black Mountain Rd. “Christmas Card Lane.” Also enter off Twin Trails Dr. & Carmel Mountain Rd. Dec. 9-31, dusk-10 pm.

SAN MARCOS, 92069, 92078
1639 Knob Hill. Off Nordahl Rd. Between Tam O’ Shanter Dr. & Augusta Dr.; 29th year of decorating. 100,000+ lights plus themed displays. Nov. 23-Dec. 30, 5-9 pm. See Santa Dec. 16-23, 6:30-8 pm. Visit them online here.

1145 Barham Dr. Festively decorated house with an electric train and snow machine. Nov. 26-Dec. 24, Sun-Th, 5:30-9 pm, Fri & Sat, 5:30-10 pm.

North County Coastal

CARLSBAD, 92009, 92011
7607 Romeria St. Nicknamed “The Carlsbad Christmas House”. Walk up to see the animated window display, swimming penguins, surfing Santa, Snoopy skating and three snow machines. Food drive donations accepted. Dec. 3-31, 5-10 pm.

6646 Elegant Tern Pl. Real Santa’s mailbox for the kids and treats nightly. Santa writes back a free personalized letter to each child. Free community event Dec. 22 with cotton candy, crafts, hot cocoa and a special guest. Dec. 1-25, 5:30-9:30 pm.

3520 Corte Ramon. 5th year of decorating with a different theme every year: Sponge Bob Sings, Olaf Sings, Santa Sings. Tune into FM 95.3. Dusk-10 pm.

OCEANSIDE, 92056, 92057
1615 Quiet Hills Dr.
 Lights synchronized to over 10 songs on 87.9 FM.  http://ChristmasOnQuietHills.com

2329 Snead Dr. Lights, lights, lights, Santa arrives by hot air balloon, nativity scene, animated elves and Santa village light display. Walk up to see a Christmas scene in the garage. Dec. 5-31, 5:30-9 pm.

1562 Peacock Blvd. Rudolph, Christmas trees and lights. Dec. 10-Jan. 5. 5:30-10 pm.

San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights”. 125,000+ lights illuminating the Garden. Horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, holiday crafts, visits with Santa and marshmallow roasting. Dec. 2-23 and 26-30, 5-9 pm. Adults, $15-$20, children 3-12, $5. 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. For more info click here.

South Bay

CHULA VISTA, 91910, 91911, 91914, 91915
Whitney St./Mankato. Circle between First and Second Ave. off H St. & 1st Ave. “Christmas Circle.” 60th year of decorating 55+ homes. Dec. 9-26, 5-10 pm.

PARADISE HILLS, 92139
2160 Reo Dr. 14th year of decorating. Nov. 23-Dec. 31, 6pm-midnight. On Dec. 17, free cookies, cocoa and smores at 6:30-9 pm!

CORONADO, 92118
Hotel del Coronado.
America’s beachfront legend becomes a playful wonderland with pops of bright color at every turn against a backdrop of twinkling white lights. With the return of Skating by the Sea, The Del is truly a sight to behold with carolers, jingle s’mores, whimsical polar bears, lavish feasts and festive parties. 1500 Orange Ave. 619-522-8490. For more info click here.

Downtown San Diego

Luminaria. Trees, lamp posts, roofs and courtyards all decorated with lights. Along 30th St. and Fern St. from Juniper to Grape to Beech. Nov.17-Jan. 1. Click here for more information.

The Forward House in Bankers Hill. Experience the sight and sounds of the season at 108 Ivy St. (1st & Ivy). Built in 1905 for Mayor John Forward Sr, adorned with lights every season since 1998. Nov. 23-Dec. 31, 5–10 pm. Click here for more info!

San Diego Central

BALBOA PARK
Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo. Celebration of Lights and Carol of the Jungle Bells light experiences, Twinkle Light Trolley and live entertainment. Dec. 8-Jan. 1, 9 am-8 pm (til 5 pm Dec. 24). For more info click here.

CLAIREMONT, 92117
Lana Dr. & Jamar. Off Mt. Abernathy Ave. Circular street. “Clairemont Christmas Park”. 40+ homes decorated. Dec. 1-25.

5404 Mt. Burnham Dr. Features a 96-channel animated light display to 98.5 FM. North Pole village display, train and animated figures display in garage. Dec. 11-28, 6-10 pm.

5348 Channing St. Light display to music. Dec. 4-31, dusk-10pm.

MIRA MESA, 92126 
8866 Cassioepia Way. Decorated house with a snowman theme. Dec. 10-31, dusk-10 pm.

11505 Elbert Ct. Decorated house with a Smurfs theme. Dec. 10-31, dusk-10 pm.

SCRIPPS RANCH, 92131
Stonebridge Parkway and Merritage Ct. Nicknamed “Merry-tage Court”, entire street lit up with fun themes including Star Wars, minions, Cars and more! Dec. 1-31, 5:30-9:30 pm.

SERRA MESA/MISSION VALLEY, 92123
2002 Ainsley Rd. Features a 20 ft. snowman, multiple blow-ups and lights. Dec. 1-31, dusk-9 pm.

TIERRASANTA, 92124
5306 Belardo Dr. Off Via Valarta at Via Playa De Cortes. 100,000 lights and decorations all sequenced and animated to music at 106.1 FM. Nov. 25-Dec. 26, 6-10 pm. Click here for more info.

10927 Baroque Lane. A Winter wonderland with  shooting star display, animated ski village, miniature village, snowmen and more. Dec. 8-29, 6-10 pm.

East County

EL CAJON, 92020, 92021
Jingle Bell Hill (also known as Pepper Dr. Lights). Solomon Ave./Pegeen Pl. and surrounding area. Off 67 & Bradley. Dec. 7-26, Mon-Th, 6-9 pm, Fri-Sun, 6-10 pm.

11456 Pegeen Pl. “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme, complete with Jack, Sally, Zero, the Mayor & Oogie Boogie. Santa may make a surprise visit. Dec. 1-Jan. 1, Mon-Th, 6-9 pm and Fri-Sun, 6-10 pm.

1838 El Pico Dr. Off Hacienda Dr. 53rd year decorating the 20-ft. star that’s 100 ft. up. Nov. 29-Dec. 31. Also see a 55-ft. train. Dec. 15-31, dusk-10 pm.

9777 Valley Ranch Rd. Cul-de-sac of lights programmed to 89.1 FM/87.9 FM. Giant dazzling trees, twinkling stars and a Winter Wonderland of computerized light and music shows. Nov. 25-Dec. 26, 5-10:30 pm.

1552 Cajon Greens Pl. Thousands of synchronized lights, yard decorations and music set to 97.7. Plus video of Santa delivering presents under the tree. Nov. 25-Jan. 2, Sun-Th, dusk-10 pm and Fri-Sat, dusk-midnight.


LAKESIDE, 92040

10248 Paseo Palmas Dr. 20+ houses nicknamed “Tinsel Town.” Dec. 5-25, 5:30-9 pm.

13518 Appaloosa Dr. 48 channels of lights dancing to 88.1 FM. Dec. 1-31, 5-10 pm.

LA MESA, 91941, 91942
6266 De Camp Dr.
 22-ft tree of light and more. Lights dance to Christmas songs. Dec. 1- 25, 5-9 pm.

7817 Quince St.House lit up. Donations for Humane Society accepted. Dec. 6-31, dusk-10 pm.

LEMON GROVE/LOMITA, 91945
689 Meadowbrook Dr. Off Jamacha Rd. South of Lemon Grove. Occasional sightings of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Dec. 8-Jan. 1, dusk-10 pm.

2618 Sheri Lane. Cul-de-sac turns into Santa Claus Lane. Light show at 6:30 pm and every 30 minutes on 89.9 FM. Dec. 1-25, 5:30-9:30 pm.

SANTEE, 92071
Starlight Circle/Sunburst Santee. Tomel Court, off Magnolia. Many homes lit up. Dec. 1-26, dusk-10 pm.

9325 Pebble Beach Dr. Displays on house and yard set to music. Dec. 1-31, dusk-10 pm.

9435 Saint Andrews Dr. Santee’s gingerbread house with over 13,000 lights. Nov. 25-Jan. 1, dusk-10pm.

9773 Roe Dr. 27,000 Christmas lights dance to 10 songs over 128 computer channels. Food Bank and St. Jude donations accepted. Dec. 3-Jan. 2. Sun-Th, 6-10 pm and Fri & Sat, 6-11 pm. Click here for more information!

SPRING VALLEY, 91977
4037 N. Bonita St.
 Lots of lights, music and decorations. Dec. 10-Jan. 5, dusk-11 pm.

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San Diego Holiday 2017 Events Guide

The holidays are for having fun and making memories! Need something to do to get you in the holiday spirit? Check out these great San Diego events!

Holidays at Legoland

November 18th – January 1st

Carlsbad

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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! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sea World’s Christmas Celebration

November 18th – January 6th

Mission Bay

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SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is a holiday waiting to be made, with seasonal shopping, festive food and drinks, and stunning live shows. As holiday music fills the air, a sea of lighted trees sparkles, transforming the park into a wintery, watery wonderland. Click here for more information.

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Global Winter Wonderland

November 19th – January 7th

SDCCU Stadium

New this year to San Diego, the Global Winter Wonderland features dazzling light-up scene from around the world, its own “Circus of Light”, food, rides, shopping, pictures with Santa, and more! You don’t want to miss this event! Click here for more information and tickets.

Skating By The Sea

November 23rd – January 1st

Coronado

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Come down the Hotel Del Coronado after Thanksgiving to get into the Holiday Spirit by ice skating by the sea!  The ice rink opens up the day after thanksgiving and will be open until January so come get your ice skating fill! For more information click here.

December Nights

December 1st – 2nd

Balboa Park

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Come to Balboa Park December 1 and 2 for festive fun, food attractions and complimentary admission to all museums! This is one of the most popular events in San Diego, so come early for parking or take public transportation. For more information click here.

Encinitas Holiday Parade

December 2nd

Encinitas

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This year’s Encinitas Holiday Parade theme is “Celebrating the Arts.” Encinitas has a thriving art scene, and for the 2017 Parade, nearly 100 expected entries will go all out, showcasing amazing and beautiful floats, performance art and music.  Click here for more information about the event.

Santa by the Sea Christmas Tree Lighting

December 3rd

Del Mar

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The Del Mar Village is hosting this annual tradition once again! Join others in the lighting of the tree that will shine in the heart of Del Mar throughout the season! There will be cookies, cocoa and more.  Share the holiday spirit by bringing a brand new Teddy Bear for a child in need. Click here for more information about the event.

Holiday Celebration with Santa

December 6th

Carmel Valley

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Head down to the Del Mar Highlands Town Center for two spectacular laser light shows at 5:15 pm and 6:15 pm, complete with falling snow! Take photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elf, sing along with the Dickens carolers and enjoy performances by local schools!  This year’s holiday celebration is going to be one you won’t want to miss! Click here for more information about the event.

Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights

December 9th

Oceanside

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Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks ,and dingys will be dressed up in holiday swag and circling the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach on December 9th. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. Click here for more details about the event.

34th Annual Hannukah Happening 

December 10th

La Jolla

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Come down to La Jolla and celebrate the 34th annual Hannukah Happening! It will take place December 10th from 11:00AM – 2:00PM.  This is a community-wide holiday extravaganza for all ages! Pricing for admission is $2 per person if you are a JCC member and $3 for everyone else.  Kids 2 and under are free! Don’t miss this holiday event!  Click here for more details about the event.

The Nutcracker Ballet at the Honda Civic Theatre

December 9 – 23

Downtown

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Feel the magic of the holidays at a performance of City Ballet of San Diego’s award-winning production of The Nutcracker. Following each matinee performance, members of the cast will be in the lobby to greet audience members.  For more information click here.

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

December 10th and 17th

San Diego Bay

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The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights will entertain the bayfront crowds during the evenings of December 10th and 17th.  Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme, A Pirate’s Christmas. For parade route information and approximate times, click here.

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade 

December 10th

Downtown San Diego

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Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter for The San Diego Union-Tribune Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade. Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes for this jolly promenade and pet expo on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at MLK Promenade Park.  Click here for more information.

Congregation Beth Am Menorah Lighting

December 17th

Carmel Valley

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To celebrate Hanukkah, the Congregation Beth Am will host a traditional lighting ceremony, choral performances and refreshments starting at 6:00 PM. Come down to the Del Mar Highlands and join in on the fun and this longstanding tradition! Click here for more information.

Nutcracker Holiday Tea at the Grand Del Mar

December 22nd

Carmel Valley

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Bring your little ones for a traditional Holiday Tea followed by a charming abridged performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” by Scripps Ballet Theatre with students from Scripps Performing Arts Academy. Click here for more information.

Big Night San Diego New Year’s Eve Gala

December 31st – January 1st

Downtown

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Located at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the New Years Eve Gala is back! You might want to leave your wallet at home because your ticket includes everything: all drinks included all night, buffet, and entertainment throughout the TEN different party zones! Must be 21 to attend.  Click here for more information!

2017 San Diego Thanksgiving Dining Guide

Thanksgiving is almost upon us once again! Everyone wants to enjoy a feast and make memories, but some don’t want to spend their whole day in the kitchen preparing for it. Not to mention the clean up after! We’ve gathered a list of a few of the best restaurants and hotels that would be more than happy to make your Thanksgiving a special one!

 

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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Best known for their delicious steaks, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is serving up a wonderful 3-course Thanksgiving Day dinner menu with all your holiday favorites: turkey, stuffing, pumpkin cheesecake, and more! They will also be offering a children’s menu. Reservations are recommended. For more information, visit their website here.

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Addison at The Grand Del Mar

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Grand Del Mar! The award-winning Addison will be serving an eight-course tasting menu featuring a selection of Thanksgiving-inspired dishes. While pricey, this is sure to be a Thanksgiving Dinner to remember! Addison will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Visit their website here!

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Sbicca Del Mar

For the holiday, Sbicca in Del Mar is serving up a three-course prix fixe menu! Choose from the traditional turkey breast entree or more unusual holiday fare like sea scallops, trout, jidori chicken, and more. They will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m on Thanksgiving Day. Visit their website here for more information.

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Vigilucci’s

Vigilucci’s is a San Diego institution. And they also happen to serve one of the best Thanksgiving Dinner restaurant experiences around! It might not be Mom’s cooking, but you can still enjoy a Turkey dinner or delicious pasta dish. They will be open on Thanksgiving Day dinner from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit their website here.

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The Argyle Steakhouse

The award-winning Argyle Steakhouse at The Park Hyatt Aviara will be offering a Thanksgiving brunch from 10am-2pm on Thanksgiving Day! Served buffet-style, the brunch will feature such delicious dishes as Pumpkin Pie French Toast, Chilled Seafood, Turkey, Stuffing, Short Rib Hash, and more. Check out their website here.

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Chandler’s at Cape Rey

Chandler’s at Cape Rey in Carlsbad is a wonderful restaurant encompassing a beautiful ocean view and exquisite dishes! For their Thanksgiving meal they have a 4-course feast planned with a seasonal prix fixe menu that will have your mouth watering! Dishes like herb-crusted turkey, pumpkin bisque and many others will keep you and your family satisfied.  Click here for more information.

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Twenty/20 Bar and Grill At the Sheraton

Thanksgiving at Twenty/20 Bar and Grill is going to be one for the books! Come down to the Sheraton and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal, including slow-roasted turkey, whipped potatoes, vanilla bourbon bread pudding and much more! The buffet will be served from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information, visit their website here.

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 333 Pacific

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day dinner with an ocean view when you dine at 333 Pacific.  If you want to enjoy this great holiday with ease, look no further!  This longtime Oceanside restaurant has a Thanksgiving Day menu that includes 3 courses of delicious dishes the whole family will enjoy.  333 Pacific’s menu will be served from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For more information visit their website here.

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Asado Grill at Hotel Karlan

Asado Grill at the Hotel Karlan invites you to join them for Thanksgiving Day brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dishes including; Mustard Braised Pork Belly or Roasted Salmon with Orange Butter Glaze will be available. Let Asado Grill at Hotel Karlan take care of you and your family this Thanksgiving and enjoy their delectable dishes! Pricing for this event is $45 for adults and $20 for kids. For more information visit their website here.
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Mille Fleurs
Celebrate Thanksgiving in comfortable elegance. Mille Fleurs is a delightful French restaurant located in Rancho Santa Fe. The Thanksgiving meal at Mille Fleurs is going to be one you won’t want to miss.  With plenty of delicious Thanksgiving meals prepared, Mille Fleurs has you covered! This Restaurant is located right in the heart of the charming Rancho Santa Fe village. Come down and experience a Thanksgiving you won’t forget!  For more information visit their website here.
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Vintana
 Vintana Will also be holding a Thanksgiving feast for the whole family! Their delicious three-course meal will satisfy any family’s needs!  Dishes are going to include items such as Organic Roasted Turkey and Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Sea Bass.  Food will be served from 12:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.  For more information visit their website here.

The Pinteresting 5: Non-Spooky Halloween Decorations For Your Home

Decorate your home with some not so spooky Halloween decor! Add some wooden pumpkins to your doorstep, decorate your fireplace mantle, add a festive pillow to your sofa, or add some fall themed decorations to your dining table. Your home doesn’t have to be spooky to be festive!

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2017 San Diego Trick or Treat Guide

San Diego is full of great neighborhoods to take the little ones out on an exciting trick or treating extravaganza this Halloween!

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Carmel Valley/Del Mar

– Both Carmel Valley and Del Mar have been a perfect place for all sorts of trick-or-treaters!  Its safe community and warm environment make it a desirable destination for many families.  The Del Mar Highlands will also have its annual Halloween event on Tuesday October 31st between 4:00-6:00 pm.

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Coronado

– Downtown Coronado goes ghostly this October once again! The Annual Trick or Treat with local merchants takes place on Orange Avenue on October 27th from 3:30-5:30! Come check out all the fun!

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Encinitas

– Pumpkin Lane strikes the streets of Encinitas again this Halloween between 5-8 p.m! Children can play Halloween games as well as dance to the Bucket Ruckus. This year’s Trick or Treat is being sponsored by Downtown Encinitas Main Street Association (DEMA), the group that brings you the famous Self Realization Fellowship carved pumpkins, fun, games & entertainment in the Lumberyard Center Courtyard and treats from downtown Encinitas merchants.

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-The streets of La Jolla can provide a great, safe place for all trick-or-treaters!  It’s close proximity to shops, communities and the beach make it an ideal place to bring the family!

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Little Italy

– Little ghouls, witches and goblins storm through the streets at Little Italy’s annual Trick-or-Treat on India Street, taking place on Friday, October 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Piazza Basilone. Sweet and spooky fun will be had by kids of all ages at this beloved Halloween tradition!

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Kensington

– In this quaint community, you’ll see trick-or-treaters from every family member. Even the doggies venture out in costumes (on leashes of course). These happy haunts make for a terrific trick-or-treat. Homes on Edgeware and Canterbury Drive tend to get backed up with lines, so be prepared for the crowds!

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Mission Hills

– This neighborhood goes all out with over-the-top decorations, ghoulish goblins and creepy crawlies around every turn. Residents often report upwards of 500 tricker-or-treaters at their door!

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San Marcos

– Every Halloween, hundreds of Santa Fe Hills neighbors transform their homes into festive and fun haunted houses. Bring the little ones to the North County neighborhoods for a great family friendly trick-or-treating adventure!

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Scripps Ranch

Residents in this neighborhood often hand out full-sized candy bars and even dollar bills! Scripps Ranch Marketplace also offers an annual event for families looking to celebrate a couple days before Halloween. There you’ll find fun rides, store treats and more. Bring your trick treat bags on October 26th, from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m and come check out all the fun!

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2017 San Diego 4th of July Fireworks Schedule

Want to catch the fireworks this 4th of July? Check out our 2017 San Diego 4th of July Fireworks schedule!

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Big Bay Boom Annual July 4th Fireworks Show

Location:  Multiple Locations along the San Diego Bay.

Time:  9:00 pm

Take in the largest display in the county, with fireworks launched from four barges strategically placed around North San Diego Bay, they can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. Just find a place along the bay and you will not be disappointed!

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Sea To Shining Sea 4th of July Fireworks

Location: SeaWorld San Diego- 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Time: 9:40 PM

Sea World, San Diego is excited to light up the sky with an amazing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 4th of July!

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Ocean Beach

Location: Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave. 5091 Niagara Ave
San Diego, CA 92107

Time: 9:00 PM

Spend the day picnicking, swimming in the ocean, walking and playing in the sand and shopping along Newport Ave. Then bundle up as the sun sets and pull up a blanket for a really spectacular fireworks show launched from the OB Pier.

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4th of July Celebration in Coronado

Location:  Various locations in Coronado. Fireworks Over Glorietta Bay (shot from barge in the bay)

Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July in the Crown City with a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00 AM, a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00 PM and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00 PM. (Local tip:  watch them from the golf course or Stingray Point – don’t drive, walk or bike)

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San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar

Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Independence Day is one of the best days to come to the fair! Enjoy the food and fun during the day and cap off the night by watching the fireworks display!

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4th of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

Location: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1180 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla

Time: 9:00 PM

After a day on the beautiful beaches of La Jolla, take in a spectacular set of fireworks with a picturesque background.

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Red, White and BOOM!

Location: LEGOLAND California – One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad

Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM

Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows, and attractions and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music!

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Oceanside Fireworks Show

Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road

Date: July 3, 2016

Time: 5:00 to 9:30 PM

Start off your Independence Day celebration a day early by bringing a beach chair and the whole family to enjoy the Oceanside Fireworks Show!

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North County Inland

Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

Location: 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for the 53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks with music, fabulous food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy.

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Grand Tradition July 4th

Location: Grand Tradition – 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Enjoy a day of live entertainment, dancing, kid friendly activities, and of course, fireworks!

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Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration

Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa

Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Come early for the parade and family friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks!

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An Old Fashioned Fourth of July & Fireworks

Location: Poway High School Stadium, 15500 Espola Road, Poway

Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Following the Poway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration at Old Poway Park (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), head to Poway High School for music, food, and fireworks!

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Rancho Bernardo’s Spirit of the Fourth

Location: Webb Park, Avena Pl And Bernardo Center Dr, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128

Time: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM

It’s a whole day of fun in Rancho Bernardo with a pancake breakfast, a festival with food, music and games, a parade, and fireworks!

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San Marcos 4th of July Celebration

Location: Bradley Park, 465 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Join us for carnival games, food, and fireworks!

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Vista Independence Day Celebration

Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July in Vista at the Moonlight Amphitheater with live music, an honorary ceremony, family fun, and fireworks!

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Enjoy and stay safe!

San Diego Easter Brunch Guide 2017

This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 16! If you’re looking to enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch at one of the many wonderful San Diego restaurants, this guide is for you!

L’Auberge Del Mar

The Del Mar resort (located at the historic site of the former Stratford Inn and Hotel Del Mar) has been a beach-side staple of North County for decades. The resort’s Coastline Easter Brunch Buffet will be served on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Make a reservation by calling 858-793-6460 or visit www.laubergedelmar.com.

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The Prado in Balboa Park
Celebrate Easter at The Prado located in the heart of Balboa Park. This year, Champagne Buffet Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   For more information visit their webpage.
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Hotel Del Coronado

The Hotel Del Coronado’s Crown Room and oceanfront Ballroom will each host Champagne Brunch buffets on Easter Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., respectively, complete with live musical entertainment.  Visit their website to make reservations.

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The Marine Room

For 75 years, this seaside staple in La Jolla has been known for its incredible views and the pounding surf that creates dramatic displays outside the restaurant’s windows. On Easter Sunday, The Marine Room will serve its holiday brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make a reservation visit their webpage.

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The Westgate Hotel
Celebrate Easter in San Diego at the Westgate Hotel where guests are invited to enjoy holiday fun and relaxation in Parisian style. The hotel will be full of Easter joy at its festive Easter Champagne brunch from 10 a.m to 3 p.m Visit their page to make a reservation.
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The US Grant
From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the US Grant will host its Easter Brunch Buffet.  Entertainment includes photos with the Easter Bunny and live music.  To make a reservation, visit their page.
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Pacifica Del Mar
Enjoy brunch with an ocean view! Pacifica’s brunch includes classic items like Smoked Pork Shoulder Hash as well as Pacifica favorites like Ruby Red Tuna Tartare. Visit their website to make reservations.
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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort & Decoy Dockside Dining 
Dine dockside this Easter at the Lakehouse Hotel between 9:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m. The brunch buffet will include hand-carved meats, breakfast favorites, a chilled seafood display, and dessert bar. More information can be found here.
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Georges California Modern
Celebrate Easter Sunday with La Jolla’s best views and a very special brunch filled French Toast with Chino Farms strawberries, Cauliflower Rigatoni, Snapper Crudo, Baja Shrimp Omelet, Eggs Benedict with Meyer Lemon Hollandiase, and more. Visit their website to make a reservation.
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Chandler’s Oceanfront Dining
Celebrate Easter Sunday at Chandler’s between 10:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m for a celebration fit for the whole family.  Enjoy brunch classics, ocean views, face painting, an egg hunt, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Click here for more information!
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 Fairmont at The Grand Del Mar
Celebrate Easter at The Grand Del Mar Resort from 10 a.m to 2 p.m  with Chef de Cuisine Joshua Dorfner with everything from pre-round pick-me-ups to late-night cravings. He satisfies hungry diners with his delicious, approachable cuisine that keeps you coming back for more.  To book a reservation click here!
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608 Oceanside 
Enjoy Easter Brunch with your family at Oceanside’s newest hot spot, 608. Book your reservations early to ensure a spot.
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Inn at Rancho Santa Fe 
Come celebrate Easter at the beautiful Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The Inn is located on 21 acres of  lush lawns, flowering gardens, and winding pathways that create a charming and tranquil atmosphere. Click here for more information on this elaborate brunch buffet that will occur from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
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Rancho Valencia
Celebrate Easter Sunday at Rancho Valenica’s signature restaurant, Veladora from 10:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m. There is something for the entire family with their signature holiday brunch and a fresh batch of holiday activities. Click here for more information on this special event.
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