6 Festive, Fun & Free Things to Do This Weekend!

Are you starting to feel the frenzy of the holidays? Don’t let this season of peace and love make you crazy. We have some simply sweet things that you can do with your littles to catch the holiday spirit without getting caught up in crowds and cost.


Polar Express Holiday Party at the Santee Library 

Friday, December 13th from 6 – 7:30 p.m.  

Santee Library, 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd. 

Bring your kiddos in your pajamas and settle in for some sweet Polar Express-themed fun at the Santee Library. They will crafts, games, holiday music, snacks, storytime and a visit from Santa.

La Mesa Holiday in the Village

Friday, December 13th from 4 – 9 p.m. & Saturday, December 14th from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Downtown La Mesa, La Mesa Boulevard

Winter Nights @ Westfield UTC

Saturday, December 14th from 5 – 8 p.m.

Westfield UTC in La Jolla

Enjoy storytime with the Winter Fairy, a holiday ice skating show, live Nutcracker performances, face painting, ornament-making and more. Get into the holiday spirit for FREE at UTC Mall during their Winter Nights event.

8th Annual Ornament Making Party 

Saturday, December 14th from 3 – 5 p.m.

Mira Mesa Library 

Celebrate the season with the kids by making three ornaments together at the Mira Mesa library. Craft materials and refreshments provided.

Christmas City USA

Saturday and Sunday, December 14th & 15th from 6 – 9 p.m. 

The Legacy International Center, 875 Hotel Circle South in Mission Valley

Enjoy a FREE evening filled with carolers, food, vendors, festive decor and a giant tree lighting ceremony. The Legacy International Center in Mission Valley is where tradition meets technology. “The Plaza” of the newly built facility will house a 50 foot Christmas tree with digital LED lights and synchronized music show, music from local choirs and community groups, activities for children, food, drinks and a few surprises throughout the night.


Mission Bay Christmas Parade of Lights 

Saturday, December 14th from 6-9 p.m. 

Mission Beach/Pacific Beach

There are actually two boat parades happening this weekend, with the simplest one being the Mission Bay Parade of Lights. We love to throw our blankets down at Fanuel Park in PB and wave as the festive boats pass by. The free boat parade travels past Bahia Point, the Mission Bay Yacht Club, Santa Clara Point, Crown Point and under the Ingraham Street Bridge.

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is much bigger and amazing to see. (also harder to find a viewing spot!)  For details of their Sunday, December 15th event, visit sdparadeoflights.org.

We hope your season has been very merry so far!







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