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Christmas in San Diego 2018 – Holiday Things to Do & Fun Seasonal Activities

on 18.12.2018 01:07

Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

December 14th, 2018 – January 6th, 2019

Image Credit San Diego Zoo by Damien Lasater

Image Credit San Diego Zoo by Damien Lasater

If you needed another reason to visit San Diego Zoo, the #1 Zoo in the World, look no further: Jungle Bells returns!

The Northern Frontier’s forest will be converted to a Holiday Forest, complete with exquisitely decorated trees and lights strung in all directions. Catch a showing of Jingle Brass, a caroling group that will wow you with their jazz-inspired takes on classic Christmas music.

In addition to festive animal feedings and talks, you’ll also get to enjoy musicians, dance performances, and a performance of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

LEGOLAND® Holidays 

November 17th – December 31st, 2018

Photo by LEGOLAND® California

Come to LEGOLAND® California Resort to celebrate your favorite holiday with your favorite toys.

Enjoy character meet and greets at the new LEGO® Holiday Village. Meet LEGO® Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, elves, and the world’s largest LEGO® Christmas tree. It’s the perfect place to pose for your family’s holiday card.

There will also be holiday performances, shows, and even a Cookie Decorating Workshop.

Getting In: LEGOLAND® California tickets are included with the Go San Diego Card. Holiday events are included with park admission.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

November 17th, 2018 – January 6th, 2019

Photo by SeaWorld

For something that will make your kids’ holiday experiences truly special, head to SeaWorld San Diego.

Their Christmas Celebration is among the best and brightest in the region, offering seasonal food and drink, festive shopping, live performances, and much more!

This year, you can enjoy a brand new Nativity Show, “O Wondrous Night.” Then, meet Rudolph and friends, soak up the beauty of illuminated trees, and find that perfect gift for a loved one.

Polar Bear Tea at the Hotel Del Coronado

December 22, 2018

Photo by Hotel del Coronado

This is a unique experience the kids will never forget. Hop aboard the ferry out to Coronado and enjoy a charming Polar Bear Tea at the historic Hotel Del Coronado.

Evoking Christmas traditions with specialty food and décor, the Polar Bear Tea is geared specifically towards kids, with festive activities and readings with Mrs. Claus.

Plus, if you bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a child in need, you’ll be able to go home with a polar bear plush!

Getting In: Polar Bear Tea is separately ticketed and is not included with the pass.