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Things to Do: December 26-January 1

The best events in San Diego this week


December 27: Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade

December 26:

Join the WorldBeat Cultural Center for the 36th annual Kwanzaa celebration, featuring live performances, poetry readings, a drum call, and traditional African libations and food (through December 29).

December 27:

Admire “America’s Largest Balloon Parade” as the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade hits the streets of downtown San Diego. 

Head to Westfield UTC for the Chabad Center of University City's annual menorah lighting, complete with entertainment and snacks.

December 28:

Get onboard as the Mannheim Steamroller 32nd anniversary tour rolls into the Civic Theatre.

December 29:

Scope out automotive innovation at the San Diego International Auto Show (through January 2).

December 31:

Ring in 2017 with the ultimate party of the year: Big Night San Diego at the Hilton Bayfront.

Step back in time to the French aristocratic elegance of the 18th century during the Westgate Hotel's Return To Versailles masquerade ball.

For more New Year's Eve celebrations, check out our Holiday Events Guide.

January 1:

Chill out on New Year’s Day with a dip in the Pacific during the La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s annual Polar Bear Plunge and Chili Potluck

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