5 Unmissable San Diego Holiday Traditions

Whether you’re spending the holidays in San Diego, or planning next year’s vacation during the festive season, we’re breaking down our favorite ways to experience the holidays like a local in San Diego. From light shows to holiday parades, here are our favorite San Diego Holiday traditions. Balboa Park December Nights This annual event is…

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San Diego Parade of Lights boat decorated in holiday lights

Where to See the Parade of Lights in San Diego

One of the city’s favorite traditions is the annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. This 47th annual event features over 80 boats and yachts festively decorated with twinkling holiday lights for spectators on the shore to enjoy. Held December 9th and December 16th, this is one holiday tradition you won’t want to miss. The parade begins…

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Festival of Sail – Best Western Plus Island Palms

The romance of the high seas is still alive. Admire the beauty and glamor of the tall ships on parade, and feel the wind in your hair when you step on board and set sail. The Festival of Sail is hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego over Labor Day weekend and is the largest tall…

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