Events in San Diego – December 1 – December 15

Curbside Bites Food Truck (Lunch) Every Wed.  –  On Wednesdays, a caravan of food trucks are conveniently located in Little Italy to serve lunchtime meals. Each food truck has its own special menu choices.  –  Date: December 03, 2014  –  Time: 11:00 am –  2:00 pm  –  Location: B Street (between India St. & Columbia St.)  –  For more info.: Christian Murcia @ (714) 718-1330  or visit www.curbsidebites.com

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Balboa Park – December Nights 2-Day Event  –  Celebrate the holiday season and the spirit of Christmas! Sparkling decor is everywhere as you stroll through the park amid pleasing music and smiling faces. There’s free admission into the museums, gift shopping, food, and much more.   –  Date: December 05, 2014  –  Time: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm  –  Location: Balboa Park (parkwide)  –  For more info.: Greg Herreman @ (619) 697-0178 or visit www.visitdecembernights.com

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SWEA December Nights 2-Day Event  –  As a segment of the December Nights event in Balboa Park, you can experience the culture of Sweden. There will be imported Swedish crafts, delicious Swedish foods and music.  –  Date: December 05, 2014  –  Time: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm  –  Location: Balboa Park (1350 El Prado)  –  For more info.: Annica Backlund @ (858) 336-2192 or visit www.swea.org

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HPR International Christmas Festival 2-Day Event  –  As a segment of the December Nights event in Balboa Park, the International Cottages invite you to come for a dinner of delicious ethnic foods, pastries, beer, and folkloric entertainment.  –  Date: December 05, 2014  –  Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm  – Location: Balboa Park (House of Pacific Relations International Cottages & stage area)  –  For more info.: Alisha Morrison @ (619) 829-3452 or visit www.sdhpr.org

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The Mo Run –  The Mo Run is a timed 5K run/walk that raises awareness about mens’ health. All people including Mo Bros, Mo Sistas, family, and friends are all united under the mustache.  –  Date: December 06, 2014  –  Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am  –  Location: Call for details  –  For more info.: Jessica Schmidt @ (630) 664-4263

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North Park Toyland Parade & Festival  –  A delightful parade in North Park brings sights and sounds of high school marching bands, floats, community groups, costumed characters, Santa and dignitaries in decorated cars. This event is in conjunction with the “North Park Toyland Festival”.  –  Date: December 06, 2014  –  Time: 10:00 am –  4:30 pm  –  Location: Call for details  –  For more info.: Brenda Milow @ (619) 269-7880 or visit www.toylandparade.com

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Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village  –  Little Italy presents a friendly Christmas Village where you can come for hometown gift shopping, light refreshments, and a mixture of Italian and holiday music. At dark, the grand lighting of a glowing Christmas Tree will light up! Santa will be there for the kids, so don’t forget the kids!  –  Date: December 06, 2014  –  Time: 4:00 pm –  7:30 pm  –  Location: West Fir Street (between Kettner Blvd. & Columbia St.)  –  For more info.: Christopher Gomez @ (619) 233-3898 or visit www.littleitalysd.com

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35th Annual Ocean Beach Holiday Parade  –  Ocean Beach presents a nighttime community Christmas parade complete with marching bands and marching groups from schools to businesses. Find a place along the street and keep a look out for Santa. You never know who else might appear in this beach town parade.  –  Date: December 06, 2014  –  Time: 5:00 pm –  7:30 pm  –  Location: Sunset Cliffs Blvd./Newport Ave. – Newport Ave. – Abbott St. – Santa Monica Ave.  –  For more info.: Gretchen Newsom @ (619) 515-4400 or visit www.obtowncouncil.org

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SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off  –  A holiday festival with a chili cook-off is happening in North Park! There are staged performances, gift shopping, opportunity drawings, a beer & wine garden for adults, and a activity area for kids. Be sure to purchase a hand-made ceramic bowl so you can taste different restaurant chilies.  –  Date: December 07, 2014  –  Time: 11:00 am –  5:00 pm  –  Location: Thorn Street (between 31st St. & Bancroft St.)  –  For more info.: Jen Byard @ (619) 920-7887 or visit www.sonofestchilicookoff.com

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57th La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival  –  A wonderful Christmas parade lures people from all around to the sidewalks of La Jolla. You’ll see floats, marching bands, community groups, drill teams, vintage vehicles, horses, and yes…a camel. Church bells peel with a fly-over. Also a Holiday tree lighting ceremony.  –  Date: December 07, 2014  –  Time: 3:00 pm –  5:00 pm  –  Location: Call for details  –  For more info.: Patricia Wells @ (858) 922-4046 or visit www.ljparade.com

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Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships   –  This prestigious nationally televised event features 40 top male and 40 top female high school runners from across the United States who’ll compete for the title of High School Champion.   –  Date: December 13, 2014  –  Time: 7:00 am – 11:00 am  –  Location: Morley Field Cross Country Course (Morley Field Dr. near Balboa Park)  –  For more info.: Mike Cummings @ (760) 580-5103 or visit www.footlockercc.com

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22nd Annual Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk  –  Participants are encouraged to wear a holiday costume or jingle bells tied to shoelaces as a way to ring in the holiday season and set the pace for a 5K run, a leisurely stroll, and a 1K run for children.  –  Date: December 13, 2014  –  Time: 7:00 am – 11:00 am  –  Location: Call for details  –  For more info.:  Nancy Coate @ (858) 492-1090 x-6711 or visit www.sdjbr.org

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Toys For Joy  –  The Rock Church presents an outreach event in Southeast San Diego to provide families with groceries, clothing, and toys so they can have a happier holiday season. The event also offers a health zone and a children’s fun zone; plus wholesome music, gospel, and special prayer requests.  –  Date: December 13, 2014  –  Time: 7:00 am –  3:00 pm  –  Location: Lincoln High School & Porter Elementary School  –  For more info.: Michael Hawley @ (619) 981-1632 or visit www.toys-for-joy.org

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Pacific Beach Holiday Parade  –  A wonderful holiday parade is happening at Pacific Beach. Come early to find a place along the street so you can see floats, marching bands, color guards, community groups, marching groups of children, clowns, and of course Santa Claus!  –  Date: December 13, 2014  –  Time: 1:00 pm –  3:30 pm  –  Location: Garnet Ave. (between Haines St. & Mission Blvd.)  –  For more info.:  Sara Berns @ (858) 273-3303 or visit www.pacificbeachfest.com

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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights  –  Shelter Island (start of parade): 5:30 pm • Harbor Island: 6:00 pm /  The Embarcadero: 6:30 pm • Seaport Village: 7:00 pm /  Ferry Landing on Coronado: 7:30 pm  –  Date: December 14 – 21, 2014  –  Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm  –  Location: visit web for details  –  For more info.:  Info@SDParadeofLights.org or visit www.sdparadeoflights.org

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7th Annual Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade  –  To the delight of onlookers, this holiday parade presents dogs and their owners in colorful fashion as they proudly promenade through the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. The costume contest judging includes: best pet costume, best costume duo, cutest critter, and best in show.  –  Date: December 14, 2014  –  Time: 1:00 pm –  5:00 pm  –  Location: 5th Ave./L St. – 5th Ave. – E St. – 4th Ave. – K St. – 4th Ave./K St.  –  For more info.: Brandy Shimabukuro @ (619) 233-5227 or visit www.gaslamp.org 

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