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5 Christmas Events in Downtown San Diego to Check Out This Year

By Mike in Things to Do in downtown San Diego with 0 Comments

The holidays aren’t all about snowfalls and Christmas sweaters. Even warm downtown San Diego has plenty of holiday cheer. If you rent or own Core San Diego real estate, you’ll have easy access to these 5 great upcoming holiday events in the downtown area.

1. Christmas Eve Dinner at the Abbey

On the night before Christmas, grab a nice dinner at the historic Abbey restaurant on 5th Avenue. Enjoy upscale dining with traditional holiday foods in the buffet and at the carving station, along with champagne, carolers, and background music. Reservations are required.

2. Brunch or Dinner Cruises

If you’re looking to take a little cruise on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, try the Hornblower. Unlike the Abbey, the Hornblower’s onshore counterpart, these cruises allow friends or family to dine aboard their beautiful ships in the bay. These Christmastime cruises are known for their refined dining experience, and some even include a special visit from Santa.

3. Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

Through January 2nd, the world-renowned San Diego Zoo is transformed with holiday lights, treats, and even has its own Santa Claus. Guests can enjoy live animal presentations, storytelling, and more. All the Christmas fun is free with zoo admission.

4. The Nutcracker

The City Ballet performs this play in the historic Spreckels Theater until December 23rd. The Nutcracker follows the traditional story of young Clara, life-sized toy soldiers and mice, and enchanted places. The City Ballet orchestra and chorus accompany the ballerinas to create a truly magical holiday experience. Cast members are available afterward the show for photos.

5. Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade

America’s largest balloon parade takes place in San Diego on December 27th. The parade includes giant inflatables, marching bands, floats, and drill teams, all along the waterfront. Over 100,000 fans will enjoy the parade as they prepare for the Holiday Bowl in Qualcomm Stadium.

Though it’s possible to enjoy these and other events without actually living in downtown, your options for great entertainment all year long can increase exponentially just by living in one of the amazing lofts, penthouses, or condos for sale in Core San Diego. If you’d like to see some of the properties currently up for grabs, give 92101 Urban Living a call at 619-649-0368. We hope to hear from you soon. ')}