Holidays in San Diego

San Diego is full of holiday cheer. Yes, this is the happiest time of the year! Just step outside the Best Western Plus Island Palms to find holiday shows, holiday parades, holiday lights, holiday shopping, and more! Here’s where to go to find the fun.

Holiday Shows

It isn’t Christmas without the Nutcracker. See more than 150 ballet dancers onstage at the Southern California Ballet’s presentation of the classic holiday story. Another local favorite is the classic holiday tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe Theater.  New to San Diego this year,  White Christmas adapts the classic holiday songs for the stage.

Holiday Parades

Head to the Ocean Beach Holiday Parade, located just 10 minutes from our hotel, to watch Santa arrive in the surfers’ paradise. The cliffside village La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival has floats and equestrians in addition to marching bands and vintage cars, and of course, Santa.

Holiday Lights

You’ll find beautiful holiday lights throughout San Diego county, including in nearby Point Loma. There are the “official” lights on Christmas trees like you’ll find in Little Italy, but hop in your car and drive through San Diego neighborhoods to see the creativity our community brings to lighting their homes.

Holiday Shopping

Did you leave your holiday shopping for the last minute? San Diego shopping options include high-end boutiques, bargains at outlet shops, and unique finds in local boutiques.

The many holiday events in San Diego make the city a great place to celebrate the season with your family. Stay at the Best Western Plus Island Palms to be near all the sights and attractions.