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Celebrate the Season at San Diego Holiday Events

There's magic in the air this holiday season in San Diego. It's time to relax, indulge, shop, dine, play and make new traditions. Enjoy colorful parades and parties, walk through the glow of holiday lights or simply take a few days and explore the city. Fill the holiday season with joy and good memories at The Dana on Mission Bay.


Our Gift To You

This is the season of giving, so we'd like to sweeten your winter stay with the following amenities!
  • Complimentary upgrade at c/in (subject to availability)
  • $40 daily Food & Beverage credit to be used for Firefly, Room Service, or poolside dining
  • Welcome holiday cookies
  • Dana Holiday Gift
  • Late checkout of 2pm (subject to availability)

San Diego Holiday Events 

Fantasy on Ice

This seasonal outdoor ice skating rink provides entertainment for all while benefiting Rady's Children's Hospital.
Daily from November 17, 2016 through January 2017
NTC Liberty Station Command Center at 2875 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Balboa Park December Nights

A San Diego Tradition!  This two-day event is full of music, dancing, food, crafts, and other multicultural activities.  It's a great way to kick off your holiday celebrating.
Friday, December 2, 2016 from 3-11pm and Saturday, December 3, 2016 from noon-11pm
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Ocean Beach Christmas Parade

For over 30 years, this community holiday parade, less than ten minutes away, has been a local favorite.  This seaside community's parade features classic Woodies and Santa decked out in beachwear.  Would you expect anything else?
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, San Diego 92107

Mission Bay Boat Parade of Lights

Each year, local boaters decorate their crafts in holiday finery and set sail along the shores of Mission Bay.  The boat parade begins at 6:00 PM from Quivira Basin, right outside The Dana!
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Along the shores of Mission Bay

Old Town San Diego Holiday in the Park

Join carolers at Old Town Historic Park for music, entertainment, bonfires, special holiday treats, and extended shopping hours.  
Saturdays in December
Old Town San Diego, 4002 Wallace Street, San Diego, CA 92110

The Grinch at Old Globe Theatre

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a long-running holiday favorite.  This classic tale is brought to life with unique costumes, whimsical music, and holiday magic.  A must-see for every family.
Saturday, November 5 - Monday, December 26, 2016
Old Globe Theater, Balboa Park. 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Each year, SeaWorld transforms into a charming holiday land filled with fun for all ages.  Visit Santa at his workshop, meet his reindeer, watch holiday-themed shows, or have breakfast with Santa and Shamu!  
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017
SeaWorld San Diego. 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

San Diego Zoo's Jungle Bells

The Zoo's annual holiday celebration is back!  Experience a winter wonderland full of lighted animal sculptures, music, holiday treats, and special visits from St. Nick
Friday, December 9, 2016 - Monday, January 2, 2017
San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr. San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Are you ready for some (college) football?  Grab your team jerseys and head to Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley for some entertaining gridiron action.  
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade

The Holiday Bowl wouldn't be the same without the pre-game parade!  Enjoy America's largest balloon parade set in downtown San Diego with the beautiful Big Bay as a backdrop.  Enjoy college bands, dancing, merriment, and of course the balloons!
Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 10 am
Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Holiday Bowl

Get set to watch two of the best teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12 face off in America's Finest City.  Fans can also enjoy the ultimate pre-game party at the National Funding Fan Zone. 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
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