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Get out of the house over Christmas break

Run a 5K at the Holiday Bowl Parade or choose from several DJ events on Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 27: Holiday Bowl 5K at the Parade
Tuesday, December 27: Holiday Bowl 5K at the Parade

Thursday | 22

Winter Day Camp at the Fleet

Fleet Science Center Day Camp

Full-day winter camps for grades 1–3 at the science center with educational, hands-on activities incorporating the Fleet’s exhibit galleries. December 22, Maker Mania: create, craft, and tinker with your own devices. December 28, Chemistry Craze: explore the basics of chemistry through loud, colorful, and shocking activities.


Saturday | 24

Past Event

Naughty or Nice Mixology

Naughty or Nice Mixology

An Odysea Lounge mixologist will teach you how to make holiday cocktails. Each participant can choose one from the “naughty” list and one from the “nice.” You can watch Polar Express with the kids at the Promenade Plaza at 7 p.m., and there’s ice skating on the bayfront rink until 9. Don’t miss the life-size gingerbread house on your way in, which took pastry chefs 276 hours to assemble 1595 pounds of ingredients.


Past Event

Christmas Eve Splash

  • Saturday, December 24, 2016, noon
  • Coronado City Beach, Ocean Boulevard and Marina Avenue, San Diego
  • Free
Christmas Eve Splash

This 25th annual swim is sponsored by Coronado Masters Association, which hosts open-water swims and “rejuvenating social events.” On the north end of Coronado Beach at the fire rings. CMA will provide hot cider, buffalo broth, chili, veggie lasagna, and a bonfire to thaw out after a brisk ocean swim.


DJ events on Christmas Eve. Dance parties are plentiful, including DJ Dida (Gossip Grill), DJ Knights (Harbor Town), DJ Ramsey (Thrusters Lounge), DJ Beefa (Analog), DJ Smooth (Sanctuary Lounge), DJ Hevrock (West Coast Tavern), DJ Robi (1st Street Bar), DJ Mike Czech (Air Conditioned Lounge), DJ Marc Thrasher (Whiskey Girl), DJ John Phillips (Humphreys Backstage), DJs Kanye Asada and Gabe Vega (the Office), and Sleeping Giant DJs at True North Tavern. Latin DJs will spin at Café Sevilla and the Brass Rail. It’s all in Music.


Tuesday | 27

Past Event

Holiday Bowl 5K at the Parade

  • Thursday, December 28, 2017, 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego
  • $40
Holiday Bowl 5K at the Parade

Run or walk the parade route past 100,000+ spectators and then watch the remainder of “America’s largest balloon parade” with floats, bands, and huge inflatable characters. Awards are three deep in all divisions. The race begins at the corner of Harbor Drive and Ash Street, heads south behind the convention center, loops through Embarcadero Park, and finishes on the walkway past G Street in time to catch the remainder of the parade. The Holiday Bowl is at 4 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium. $40 to participate in the run.


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Duck Dive

4650 Mission Boulevard, San Diego

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Tuesday, December 27: Holiday Bowl 5K at the Parade
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Thursday | 22

Winter Day Camp at the Fleet

Fleet Science Center Day Camp

Full-day winter camps for grades 1–3 at the science center with educational, hands-on activities incorporating the Fleet’s exhibit galleries. December 22, Maker Mania: create, craft, and tinker with your own devices. December 28, Chemistry Craze: explore the basics of chemistry through loud, colorful, and shocking activities.


Saturday | 24

Past Event

Naughty or Nice Mixology

Naughty or Nice Mixology

An Odysea Lounge mixologist will teach you how to make holiday cocktails. Each participant can choose one from the “naughty” list and one from the “nice.” You can watch Polar Express with the kids at the Promenade Plaza at 7 p.m., and there’s ice skating on the bayfront rink until 9. Don’t miss the life-size gingerbread house on your way in, which took pastry chefs 276 hours to assemble 1595 pounds of ingredients.


Past Event

Christmas Eve Splash

  • Saturday, December 24, 2016, noon
  • Coronado City Beach, Ocean Boulevard and Marina Avenue, San Diego
  • Free
Christmas Eve Splash

This 25th annual swim is sponsored by Coronado Masters Association, which hosts open-water swims and “rejuvenating social events.” On the north end of Coronado Beach at the fire rings. CMA will provide hot cider, buffalo broth, chili, veggie lasagna, and a bonfire to thaw out after a brisk ocean swim.


DJ events on Christmas Eve. Dance parties are plentiful, including DJ Dida (Gossip Grill), DJ Knights (Harbor Town), DJ Ramsey (Thrusters Lounge), DJ Beefa (Analog), DJ Smooth (Sanctuary Lounge), DJ Hevrock (West Coast Tavern), DJ Robi (1st Street Bar), DJ Mike Czech (Air Conditioned Lounge), DJ Marc Thrasher (Whiskey Girl), DJ John Phillips (Humphreys Backstage), DJs Kanye Asada and Gabe Vega (the Office), and Sleeping Giant DJs at True North Tavern. Latin DJs will spin at Café Sevilla and the Brass Rail. It’s all in Music.


Tuesday | 27

Past Event

Holiday Bowl 5K at the Parade

  • Thursday, December 28, 2017, 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego
  • $40
Holiday Bowl 5K at the Parade

Run or walk the parade route past 100,000+ spectators and then watch the remainder of “America’s largest balloon parade” with floats, bands, and huge inflatable characters. Awards are three deep in all divisions. The race begins at the corner of Harbor Drive and Ash Street, heads south behind the convention center, loops through Embarcadero Park, and finishes on the walkway past G Street in time to catch the remainder of the parade. The Holiday Bowl is at 4 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium. $40 to participate in the run.


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Duck Dive

4650 Mission Boulevard, San Diego

Meatloaf Patty at the Duck Dive

Candice’s husband pulls her into a sports bar in Pacific Beach to catch up on college football scores. She had no idea that a juicy meatloaf sandwich and s’mores with sorority girls were in her immediate future.

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