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Things to Do in San Diego: November 26-December 2

Fifteen events you don't want to miss this week


Waitress runs at the Civic Theatre through December 2 | Photo: Joan Marcus


November 26

Help raise money for victims of the California wildfires while enjoying craft cocktails at Hundred Proof's fundraiser, with $2 from every beverage donated to California Fire Foundation.


November 27:

Empowering musical Waitress comes to the Civic Theatre, backed by an all-female creative team that includes singer Sara Bareilles (through 12/2).  

Broadway stars Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison join the San Diego Symphony to perform American classics at Copley Symphony Hall. 


November 29:

Enjoy oodles of noodles during the San Diego Ramen Festival at Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. 

Cleanse the palate of holiday leftovers by sampling Mexican food and spirits in Old Town at the annual Taste + Tequila festival.

Singer/songwriters Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus come together in harmony as Boygenius at Observatory North Park.


November 30:

Get in the spirit at the Liberty Station Tree Lighting & Holiday Festivities, featuring an 88-foot pine, live entertainment, and an outdoor movie on the North Promenade. 


December 1:

Make your way through the twinkling Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanic Garden (through 12/30). 

Browse seasonal vendors, enjoy live entertainment, and embark on a horse carriage ride at Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village, kicking off in Piazza della Famiglia. 

Snack on scones and mini sandwiches at La Valencia’s new Holiday Afternoon Tea service (weekends through 12/30). 

Get in the holiday spirit at North Park Toyland Parade & Festival along University Avenue. 

Shop local while enjoying seasonal festivities at the South Park Holiday Walkabout & Luminaria


December 2:

It’s a battle for the best bowl at SoNo Fest and Chili Cook-Off in North Park, with all proceeds going to the McKinley School Foundation to benefit art and language programs. 

Make progress on your shopping list in The Local Holiday Bazaar, featuring regional boutiques and artisans at Corky McMillin Event Center in Liberty Station. 

Join the Hanukkah Celebration & Menorah Lighting in Liberty Station’s Central Promenade to mark the start of the holiday.  

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