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2016 Balboa Park Christmas Concert
Saturday, Nov 26th, 2016 - 2pm to 9pm

The evening includes the opening of the Nativity Scenes, a "Dress Like an Elf contest for kids (lots of prizes), marines from Toys for Tots program, the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and a visit from SANTA!

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* Ballet Company - 3 to 3:30pm
* Pizzarro Brothers - 3:30 to 4:15pm
* Kearny Mesa Concert Band - 4:30 to 5:30pm
* Civic Organist - 5:30 to 6:00pm
* San Diego Sun Harbor Barbershop Chorus - 6 to 6:30pm
* Tree Lighting, Sing Along & Santa Claus Arrives 6:30 to 6:45pm
* Barry Cohen - 6:45 to 7:15pm
* Rebeca & David Randle - 7:15 to 8pm
* Singers from Dallard Elementary Children's Choir - 8 to 8:30pm
* Patrick Henry High School - 8:30 to 9pm

3rd Annual Children’s Coalition
Christmas on the Prado!
Spreckles Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 - 2pm to 9pm

Honorary Event Chair
Paul Schmidt, Chairman
San Diego Comm. Christmas Center

San Diego Children's Coalition and San Diego Community Christmas Center are proud to host the Children’s Coalition Christmas on the Prado, a charity toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots!

The Children's Coalition Christmas on the Prado is named in honor of the San Diego’s original Christmas event and is NOT affiliated with Balboa Park’s December Nights.
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Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village
December 5th, 2015 - 4pm to 8pm
India St & W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101

Deck the halls this holiday season in Little Italy as the iconic neighborhood lights up the night during the 15th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 5, on W. Fir between India Street and Kettner Boulevard.

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Surfin' Santa Arrival

Saturday, Nov 28th - 1pm to 5pm
Seaport Village

Named one of the ten best Santa sightings by USA Today, Santa will break out his boardshorts and favorite Hawaiian shirt on November 28 and cruise in from San Diego Bay via Seaplane for the tenth annual Surfin' Santa celebration at Seaport Village.

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SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration
November 21st to January 3rd

Where can you find Shamu, Santa and sea lions this holiday season? SeaWorld, of course! It's all part of SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration®, kicking off November 21 and continuing through January 3, 2016. Festivities are included with park admission.

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Coronado Christmas

Friday, Dec 4th - 3pm to 9pm
Coronado Island

Festivities kick off at the Ferry Landing with Santa arriving at 3:20 PM, with carolers and snow fun at snow mountain.

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La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival

Sunday, December 6th - 1:30pm to 5pm
Girard Avenue & Prospect Street

Spread some holiday cheer at the Annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival in downtown La Jolla.

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Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

Saturday, Dec 12th

This free, distinctly California celebration features boats decorated for the annual holiday season that will sail around Mission Bay. A highly anticipated event in the San Diego community, dozens of vessels take to the water for the parade.

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Ocean Beach Christmas Parade

Ocean Beach Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec 6th - 5pm

For over 30 years, our quaint little surfing village of Ocean Beach has hosted one of the best Holiday Parades in SoCal. On Saturday, December 6th, Newport Avenue is lined with colorful OBceans and visitors all eagerly awaiting the big event to commence at 5:05pm.

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52nd Annual North Park Toyland Parade & Festival

Saturday, Dec 5th - 11am to 3pm

Unwrap some magic this holiday season and partake in the festive fun, at the 52nd Annual North Park Toyland Parade & Holiday Fair.

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