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Friday, December 11, 2015


GUEST BLOG—By the marketing department at Old Town Trolley

December 12-13
Breakfast with Santa
9:00am - 10:30am
Harbor House Restaurant, Seaport Village
The morning includes a full breakfast, picture with Santa, face painting, balloon artists, kids show, and a gift for the kids. Santa is checking his list and hoping to see you there! Reservations are required. Cost is $25 per person. Call early; space is limited. General Information: (619) 235-4014. Ext. 3.

December 12
Holiday in the Park
10:00am - 8:00pm
All of the museums, stores and restaurants in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will be open and richly decorated. Enjoy special holiday treats, activities and extended shopping hours, along with strolling carolers on this evening and do some holiday shopping at the same time.

December 12
Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk
Balboa Park, 6th & Quince
Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis and the special and fun Reindeer Dash! Be one of the runners and walkers who run or walk to fight arthritis - 409,000 adults and 5,000 children have been diagnosed in San Diego and they battle this disease everyday; now you can help. Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun festive event for the entire family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running or walking shoes and comes join us for some holiday cheer.858-492-1090.

December 13
Parade of Lights Viewing at the Maritime Museum
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Maritime Museum
One of the best places to see the annual Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay is from the historic ferryboat Berkeley at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The parade judges are stationed aboard the steam yacht Medea and the brightly decorated boats pull out all the stops when they pass by. Enjoy a delicious holiday buffet and a no-host bar.

December 13
Old Town Las Posada
This centuries-old tradition is being celebrated in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park for the 62nd consecutive year. Please join the Park Merchants Association as they reenact the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph through the town of Bethlehem. The event begins with carolers and children’s choirs in the state park, with the live theatrical procession starting promptly at 4 pm. A piñata party for all the children follows at 5 pm. Make this a new holiday tradition for your family. It is sure to be a night you will remember.

December 13
Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade
Gaslamp Quarter - Hilton Park, 410 K Street
All pet owners and their furry, featured and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes and put their best paw, wing and fin forward for this jolly promenade and pet expo. General Information: (619) 233-5227.

December 13
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Seaport Village
With more than 80,000 spectators expected, the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights features boats decorated for the holiday season.

December 20
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Seaport Village
With more than 80,000 spectators expected, the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights features boats decorated for the holiday season.

December 21
Poinsettia Bowl Gaslamp March
5th Avenue, E to K Street
Marching bands and spirit squads from the participating universities will parade from each end of 5th Avenue performing holiday classics and meeting up at Market Street for a heart-pounding Battle of the Bands! After the dust has settled at Market Street, bands will continue on with their parade of holiday favorites. The event is free for spectators.

December 23
Poinsettia Bowl
Qualcomm Stadium
The 2015 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl will air nationally on ESPN and will also be broadcast on ESPN Radio. The game features the second pick out of the Mountain West Conference versus a bowl-eligible United States Military Academy.

December 30
Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade
10:00am; from North Harbor Drive and County Administration Building to West Harbor Drive and Pacific Hwy.
As always, this exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons - more than any other parade! Over 100,000 street-side spectators will enjoy the parade along with a nationwide television audience. Parade festivities will begin in the television area with the finals of the 17th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals and the Bumble Bee Foods 5K. After the parade, activity will continue on Broadway Pier with games and entertainment at the annual Family Festival.

December 30
Bumble Bee Foods 5K Run/Walk
Corner of Harbor & Ash Street
The 18th Annual Bumble Bee 5K Run will take place on the corner of Harbor Drive and Ash Street and finishes near Tuna Harbor Park. Athletes will run past 100,000 spectators.

December 30
Holiday Bowl
Qualcomm Stadium
The game will showcase a match-up of top teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences.

Source: Old Town Trolley.

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