Getting outdoors during the holidays is a San Diego pastime
San Diego Ice Skating, Holiday Races, and More…
Thanks to year-round moderate temperatures, getting outdoors during the holidays is second nature in San Diego. Enjoy ice skating by the ocean, cheer on your favorite team during a bowl game, or push yourself with a physical challenge such as a Holiday Run. Or simply stroll along the beach and enjoy the warmth of the season, San Diego-style.
*Events are subject to change or cancellation, so please check with event organizers for the most up-to-date information.
70 degrees and Fun on Ice
Opens: November 4, 2022
Lace up your skates and take in the holiday splendor as you relive a cherished piece of your childhood or take your very first spin at the Viejas Ice Rink!
Dates: November 17, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, Sentre and NTC Foundation welcome the community to celebrate the holiday season with the return of their outdoor ice skating located in the Central Promenade at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.
Dates: November 17, 2022 – January 1, 2023
The landmark Hotel del Coronado offers a unique Southern California experience with Skating by the Sea, an outdoor ice-skating rink adjacent to Coronado Beach and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. During the holidays, the resort’s famous Windsor Lawn is transformed into a seaside skating rink offering skating sessions daily.
Holiday Bowl Festivities
When: December 27, 2022
The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl is excited to host the second annual Snapdragon Bowl Bash in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego for FREE family fun, great food, live music, giveaways and more!
Date: December 28, 2022
The 27th annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl 5K Run/Walk at the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente will take place along San Diego’s beautiful harbor front, starting on the corner of Harbor Drive and Park Blvd. and finishing at Ruocco Park.
Date: December 28, 2022
The SDCCU Holiday Bowl is America’s Finest Bowl Experience! Find out how to be a part of this signature San Diego event between some of college football’s most competitive conferences, the ACC and the Pac-12. Don’t miss the electrifying pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!
When: December 28, 2022
America’s Largest Balloon Parade! Marching bands, floats, drill teams and giant balloons parade down San Diego’s beautiful waterfront in celebration of the Holiday Bowl.
Date: December 3, 2022
A fun run & walk on beautiful Del Mar beach that is family and dog friendly. Choose your distance – we offer 3K and 5K distance. Managed 100% by a dedicated volunteer team, our event benefits two amazing San Diego based nonprofits: Semper Fi & America’s Fund, San Dieguito River Park
Date: December 10, 2022
Come out in your finest (or ugliest) Christmas attire as you take part in the annual San Diego Santa Run 5K and 1 Mile Race, a one-of-a-kind holiday experience.
Date: December 17, 2022
The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon is a fast 13.1 mile course that starts in Rancho Penasquitos and finishes at the beautiful Torrey Pines State Beach.
*Please note, events are subject to change and cancellation. Please confirm the event information by visiting the event website.
“Outdoor Holiday Merriment”, San Diego, SanDiego.org.