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Exploring San Diego: Things to do Dec. 26-29

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Posted at 1:51 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 16:51:01-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Christmas may be behind us, but there are still plenty of events happening all over San Diego.

From the holiday bowl parade to cocktail cruises and a food truck festival in Balboa Park, there are plenty of events the whole family will love.

Check out the list below to see what's happening in San Diego December 26 through the 29:


Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade
Where; Waterfront Park: Cost; Free - $25
The parade is dubbed “America’s largest balloon parade.” Watch as massive balloons, marching bands and dancers make their way through downtown San Diego.

Lights & Sips Cocktail Cruise
Where; Hornblower Cruises & Events: Cost; Starts at $42
Enjoy a floating happy hour in San Diego. The two-hour cruise immediately follows the conclusion of the Holiday Bowl Parade.

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Holiday Food Truck Festival
Where; Balboa Park: Cost; Varies
For five days, Balboa Park will be filled with food trucks and live entertainment for the Holiday Food Truck Festival. With so many options, everyone is sure to find what they’re looking for.

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Where: SDCCU Stadium: Cost; $35 - $175
Watch as No. 19 Iowa and No. 22 Southern California compete in the 2019 Holiday Bowl.


A Magical Cirque Christmas
Where; San Diego Civic Theatre: Cost; Starting at $27.50
Experience the magic of the holidays with A Magical Cirque Christmas. The experience brings together dazzling performers and cirque artists from all over the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music.

Boarded! Pirate Adventure Performance
Where; Maritime Museum of San Diego: Cost; Adults $40, 3-12 $25
The hilarious and interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of pirate action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship crew and be trained on how to navigate, sword fight and more.


Puzzling Drive Scavenge Hunt
Where; Balboa Park: Cost; $49.99 per team
Grab the family and sign up for the Puzzling Drive Scavenger Hunt. This adventure combines a scavenger hunt with an informative self-guided driving tour.

Holiday Wine Dinner in the Barrel Room
Where; Gianni Buonomo Vintners: Cost; $90
The event features four Buonomo Reserve wines paired with a dining experience created by Chef Max Farina.