With a year round summer, the Holiday’s feel a little bit different in San Diego. Although there won’t be any snow or sledding, San Diegans can still enjoy some wintertime fun! Have a happy holiday season this winter and enjoy some of the best events and scenery San Diego has to offer:

Ring in NYE in Style

San Diego will be bursting with NYE plans – how will you know which one to attend? Luckily for you, event gurus at Five Group are putting on not just one, but two unique parties in the Gaslamp District this New Year’s Eve. The Bond Ball will feature an intimate setting bathing you in elegance, featuring open bar, 5 different bond themed rooms, and VIP & table packages.

Five Group is also partnering up with Parq Restaurant & Nightclub and Lair Nightclub to bring you the Ball on Broadway. Toast to the New Year surrounded by friends old & new in an expansive venue featuring 35,000 square feet and two nightclubs as part of the 5 room opulent experience.

Whichever event you choose, Five Group is hooking you up with discount code NYE for an exclusive 10% discount on Early Bird Tickets. Hurry – these tickets move fast and we want you to enjoy the best that San Diego has to offer this NYE.

Click here for Ball on Broadway tickets.

Click here for Bond Ball NYE tickets.


Did you know that Coronado was the location of America’s first light up Christmas tree in 1904? Needless to say, Coronado still has the most magnificent tree located at the Hotel del Coronado. Come see for yourself more than 100,000 bright lights and sparkling decorations.

Skating by the Sea

Hotel del Coronado is also the home of a breathtaking ice-skating rink overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Only open from November 23rd through January 2nd, this famous skating rink costs only $25 for a three hour one-of-a-kind skating session.



Winter Wonderland at Petco Park

Forget about the perfect weather and palm trees for a second, and imagine immersing yourself in a winter wonderland right here in San Diego. On December 5th, Petco Park will become a real winter experience with falling snow, bright holiday lights, and live reindeer.



Winter Migration Whale Watching

Instead of sticking yourself on a 5 hour boat trip, watch the annual whale migrate from the shores and cliffs of Point Loma. California Gray Whales will be heading towards the warmer water in Baja, California, giving visitors a spectacular show.



Sunrise Highway

Looking to play in some San Diego snow? Drive up the mountains to Sunrise Highway to go sledding or build a snowman. Be warned, you can get fined without the proper permit, so make sure you stop by the Lodge on your way up. Don’t forget warm clothes and to prepare your vehicle for icy conditions.



Not yet ready for winter activities? Spend your next free day exploring one of our Top 5 Beaches in San Diego.

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