Events in San Diego – December 15 – December 31

San Diego Hmong Community New Year Celebration 3-Day Event –  The Hmong New Year is a cultural celebration where families come together to give homage to ancestral spirits and honor to elders. This event showcases the beauty of Hmong culture with music, costumed performances, cultural food, cocktails, displays, and interactive activities.  –  Date: December 20, 2014 –  Time: 9:00 am –  5:00 pm  –  Location: Kearny Mesa Recreation Park (3170 Armstrong St.)  –  For more info.: Pa Moua @ (619) 228-9746 or visit www.lhfasd.org

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Poinsettia Bowl Gaslamp March  –  Two marching bands with cheer units representing the two college football teams at the Poinsettia Bowl will parade in the Gaslamp Quarter. They will begin at opposite locations and meet midway at Market Street to play their music together and then proceed onward to each other’s beginning location.  –  Date: December 21, 2014  –  Time: 6:00 pm –  7:15 pm  –  Location: Call for details  –  For more info.: Jimmy Parker @ (619) 233-5227  or visit www.gaslamp.org

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Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade  –  America’s largest balloon parade contains many massive air balloons plus motorized floats, marching bands, community groups, and drill teams. Cheering crowds align the streets to watch them pass by. This event is in conjunction with a 5K run, wiener dog race, and a family festival.  –  Date: December 26, 2014  –  Time: 2:00 pm –  4:30 pm  –  Location: Call for details  –  For more info.: Katharine LiMandri @ (619) 283-5808 or visit www.holidaybowl.com

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San Diego Holiday Half Marathon   –  Are you looking for a half marathon during the holidays? This is the perfect race for local San Diegans and holiday visitors. There are scenic views along the route. It’s a point-to-point race that begins in Rancho Penasquitos and finishes at Torrey Pines State Beach.  –  Date: December 28, 2014  –  Time: 7:30 am –  1:00 pm  –  Location: Call for details  –  For more info.: Lee Ann Yarber @ (619) 390-3869 

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