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2017 Balboa Park Christmas Concert
Saturday, Nov 25th, 2017 - 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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2:00pm to 2:45pm - Dailard Elementary School (2nd graders)
2:45pm to 3:45pm - Chamber Bravura 
3:45pm to 4:30pm - Rebeca & David Randle
4:30pm to 5:30pm - Kearny Mesa Concert Band
5:30pm to 6:00pm - Civic Organist, Robert Plimpton
6:00pm to 6:30pm - San Diego Sun Harbor Barbershop Chorus
6:30pm to 6:45pm - Tree Lighting & Sing Along with Santa 
6:45pm to 7:00pm - Aniika Knapp & Vanessa Mann
7:00pm to 7:30pm - Teen Challenge Choir
7:30pm to 8:00pm - Shyla Day
8:00pm to 8:30pm - Bella Noles

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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
Saturday, December 2th, 2017 - 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 25th - 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 18th to January 6th

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 18 and continuing through January 6, 2017. Festivities are included with park admission.

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Coronado Christmas
Friday, Dec 1st - 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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Ocean Beach Christmas Parade

Ocean Beach Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec 2th - 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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