Local Events

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

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* Birch Aquarium's Toddler TimeBirch Aquarium's Toddler Time

Included with aquarium admission. This is an outdoor event that is subject to weather and may be canceled due to rain. Please check for updates on our website or Facebook page if rain is in the forecast. Join us for a rotation of fun activities for toddlers. Every other Wednesday features a different topic — from music to art and yoga — with a special guest. Toddler Time is intended for guests age 5 and under and participants must be accompanied by their caregiver or parent. Toddler Time activities can include Moving and grooving with musical guests Interactive story times Hands-on interactions with ocean animals Unique take-home crafts And more activities to come

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* SantaCocoaCookiesCraftsSantaCocoaCookiesCrafts

Enjoy a free, family-friendly event like no other when the historical Mt. Helix amphitheater is filled with the sparkle of the season. Caroling, cookies, Santa and crafts are part of the fun. 4-7 p.m. Click here for additional details.

* Holiday at the RanchoHoliday at the Rancho

Experience a classic holiday setting at Holiday at the Rancho as the Rancho Carrillo park in Carlsbad is lit up with holiday lights and decorations. Watch the holiday tree lighting at 5:45 p.m. on the sand near the pool. Decorate holiday cookies, create crafts, participate in the ‘plush’ snowball fight, and enjoy festive entertainment. Face painting, train rides, an outdoor movie and a special visit by Santa are also included. A classic holiday film will be featured on the outdoor movie screen starting at 6 p.m. All activities are included with admission. Food, beverages, and souvenir photos are available for an additional charge. click for details.

* Pajama Party at the MoviesPajama Party at the Movies

Get Cozy with your favorite holiday movies! At 10am, come in your PJs to watch Dr Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Grossmont Center's Reading Cinemas.

* The Grinch Pajama PartyThe Grinch Pajama Party

Reading Cinemas @ Grossmont Center is hosting a Pajama Party to kick off the opening of The Grinch. Click here for details.

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

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* CYT Traditions of ChristmasCYT Traditions of Christmas

Christian Youth Theater/ Christian Community Theater is partnering with Arts in Motion Studio/ Arms Wide Open to reimagine San Diego’s most celebrated Christmas Show Spectacular. Seen by over 250,000 patrons this Christmas musical extravaganza has been retooled, remixed and redesigned to bring the show into the 21st Century with new LED scenic designs, lighting and new songs and dance numbers that will get anyone into the holiday spirit - even the Grinch. Click here for details and ticket sales.

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* CYT Traditions of ChristmasCYT Traditions of Christmas

Christian Youth Theater/ Christian Community Theater is partnering with Arts in Motion Studio/ Arms Wide Open to reimagine San Diego’s most celebrated Christmas Show Spectacular. Seen by over 250,000 patrons this Christmas musical extravaganza has been retooled, remixed and redesigned to bring the show into the 21st Century with new LED scenic designs, lighting and new songs and dance numbers that will get anyone into the holiday spirit - even the Grinch. Click here for details and ticket sales.

* Pajama Party at the MoviesPajama Party at the Movies

Get cozy with your favorite holiday movies! This week, come in your PJs to enjoy The Polar Express. 10am at Grossmont Center

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* CYT Traditions of ChristmasCYT Traditions of Christmas

Christian Youth Theater/ Christian Community Theater is partnering with Arts in Motion Studio/ Arms Wide Open to reimagine San Diego’s most celebrated Christmas Show Spectacular. Seen by over 250,000 patrons this Christmas musical extravaganza has been retooled, remixed and redesigned to bring the show into the 21st Century with new LED scenic designs, lighting and new songs and dance numbers that will get anyone into the holiday spirit - even the Grinch. Click here for details and ticket sales.

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

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* Birch Aquarium's Toddler TimeBirch Aquarium's Toddler Time

Included with aquarium admission. This is an outdoor event that is subject to weather and may be canceled due to rain. Please check for updates on our website or Facebook page if rain is in the forecast. Join us for a rotation of fun activities for toddlers. Every other Wednesday features a different topic — from music to art and yoga — with a special guest. Toddler Time is intended for guests age 5 and under and participants must be accompanied by their caregiver or parent. Toddler Time activities can include Moving and grooving with musical guests Interactive story times Hands-on interactions with ocean animals Unique take-home crafts And more activities to come

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* CYT Traditions of ChristmasCYT Traditions of Christmas

Christian Youth Theater/ Christian Community Theater is partnering with Arts in Motion Studio/ Arms Wide Open to reimagine San Diego’s most celebrated Christmas Show Spectacular. Seen by over 250,000 patrons this Christmas musical extravaganza has been retooled, remixed and redesigned to bring the show into the 21st Century with new LED scenic designs, lighting and new songs and dance numbers that will get anyone into the holiday spirit - even the Grinch. Click here for details and ticket sales.

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* CYT Traditions of ChristmasCYT Traditions of Christmas

Christian Youth Theater/ Christian Community Theater is partnering with Arts in Motion Studio/ Arms Wide Open to reimagine San Diego’s most celebrated Christmas Show Spectacular. Seen by over 250,000 patrons this Christmas musical extravaganza has been retooled, remixed and redesigned to bring the show into the 21st Century with new LED scenic designs, lighting and new songs and dance numbers that will get anyone into the holiday spirit - even the Grinch. Click here for details and ticket sales.

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* CYT Traditions of ChristmasCYT Traditions of Christmas

Christian Youth Theater/ Christian Community Theater is partnering with Arts in Motion Studio/ Arms Wide Open to reimagine San Diego’s most celebrated Christmas Show Spectacular. Seen by over 250,000 patrons this Christmas musical extravaganza has been retooled, remixed and redesigned to bring the show into the 21st Century with new LED scenic designs, lighting and new songs and dance numbers that will get anyone into the holiday spirit - even the Grinch. Click here for details and ticket sales.

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!

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* Residents Free TuesdaysResidents Free Tuesdays

Did you know that, as a public service, Balboa Park organizations offer free admission on a rotating basis on the first four Tuesdays of the month to San Diego City & County residents (with ID), active military & their dependents? If your kids love Kid City at the Fleet Science Center, watching the model trains at the Model Railroad Museum, playing among aircraft at the Air & Space Museum or checking out exhibits at The Nat (Natural History Museum), click here to find your free Tuesday!