San Diego is, as usual, the best place to be this holiday season. From traditional holiday parades to fun-filled festivals to stunning lights display, jump from one event to another and without a doubt, this season will once again be on top of your list of greatest moments.  Take it easy and just have fun with your family this Christmas. Head over to these events in San Diego North County. 

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Balboa Park December Nights

December 2 - 3, 2016, 12:00 pm - 11:00 PM, Balboa Park

Celebrating its 39th year, Balboa Park December Nights invites you to join the largest free community festival in San Diego, for a fun and exciting event. Attracting more than 350,000 attendees, both local and visitors come to the park to enjoy a glimpse of the most wonderful time of the year. Enjoy seasonal entertainment for the whole family with mouthwatering food and amazing display of holiday lighting throughout the Park.


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Holiday Laser Light Show & Santa

Dec 7, 2016, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Del Mar Highlands Town Center

Hataken with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and brace yourself for a magical laser light show set to music and falling snow! Enjoy the carolers and performances by local schools serenade you with some holiday music. More  activities to look forward to like short story readings, Toys for Tots campaign, dance, theater and musical performances by our local schools.


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Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights

Dec 11 - Dec 18, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Oceanside Harbor Oceanside, CA 92054

All kinds of boats (fishing boat, sailboat, yacht, kayak and dingy) will glamor up for this event to bring in the holiday spirit.  Join this magical event and be in awe of their lights display as they circle the Oceanside Harbor to fascinate the onlookers at the harbor, restaurant, and beach.


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Kids' New Years Eve at LEGOLAND

When: Dec 31, 2016, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, LEGOLAND California One LEGOLAND 

Have an early countdown as Legoland moves the New Year to 6 p.m. Celebrate with party hats and special glasses for viewing the wondrous firework display. 


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Poway's Christmas in the Park

Dec 10, 2016, 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd, Poway

Christmas is the time fun, to create happy  memories, eat lots of sweets and play, luckily, that's just what you'll get when you go to Poway's Christmas in the Park. Witness the Christmas tree lighting at 5:15 PM and the arrival of Santa at 5:30 PM.


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Encinitas Holiday Parade

Dec 3, 2016, 5:00 PM tree lighting, parade at 5:30 PM,   Coast Highway 101

Encinitas celebrates its 30th year since becoming a City in 1986. Show off your version of 1986 with your parade entry! Chere along with the thousands of people who will be at the parade as the Encinitas Holiday Parade rolls along Coast Highway 101.


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A Very Merry-achi Christmas

Dec 2, 2016  8:00pm, Balboa Theatre

Balboa Theatre features Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez  for a night of Mexico's authentic heritage. Sing and dance along to a celebration of a traditional Mexican Christmas.


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Red Nose Run

Dec 2, 2016 2:00 -4:00 pm,  Powerhouse Park 1670 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014

Join the biggest little holiday run/walk in Del Mar in celebrating its 25th Anniversary Run!  Click here to Register on-line or come early and register on the race day starting 1pm.