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Exploring San Diego: Things to do January 3 - 6

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 18:32:27-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Start off the new year with some winter fun and special events around town!

There's still plenty of holiday magic to catch at Liberty Station's Rady Children's ice rink and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront's "Holiday by the Bay" events. SeaWorld is also celebrating Dia de los Reyes this weekend with festive foods and shows to commemorate the Three Kings.

Some educational fun can be found at Fleet Science Center before thier "MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition" closes up next week, and archaeology fans can get their hands dirty with hands-on activities during ArchaeoCon! Minecraft fans also get a bevvy of entertainment — both fun and educational — at Minefaire at the San Diego Convention Center.

MORE: Don't see anything in this week's rundown? Check out the 10News Community Calendar for even more fun around town this weekend

But if you're looking to take it easy to start off the year, consider grabbing a yoga session with a beer, or purusing some vintage wares in North Park! Here's a look at what's happening this weekend around San Diego:

Rady Children's Ice Rink
Where: Liberty Station; Cost: $10 - $15
(Thursday - Sunday) Jump into some winter fun at Liberty Station, where you can hit the ice rink for a good cause! Skate and helmet rentals are including in prices and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Thriving After Cancer program at Rady Children's.

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Where: Fleet Science Center; Cost: $23.95 - $26.95
(Thursday - Sunday) Separate fact from fiction at the Fleet Science Center's MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, where you're immersed into an interactive museum of props from the show, myths to bust or prove, and more scientific fun.

The Dan Band
Where: House of Blues San Diego; Cost: $20 - $55
Dan Finnerty and his comedic band hit House of Blues San Diego for a night of covers, with some added hilarity and obscenities by Dan. Anyone familiar with the band may recognize them from the films "The Hangover," "Starsky & Hutch," and "Old School."

Holiday by the Bay
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront; Cost: $15 - $20
(Friday - Saturday) Still in need of some holiday fun? Holiday by the Bay features a two-story ice tubing slide, ice bumper cars, nightly snow fluries and a 30-foot tall Christmas tree as well as food, holiday cocktails and gingerbread decorating.

Minefaire: Official Minecraft Community Event
Where: San Diego Convention Center; Cost: $39.99 - $89.99
(Saturday - Sunday) Calling all Minecraft fans! Visit Minefaire this weekend at the convention center and compete in tournaments and build battles, a Minecraft escape room, or explore the game through VR headsets. Minecraft YouTube celebrities will also be in attendance and fans can learn directly from developers and global education mentors.

Yoga + Beer
Where: Eppig Brewing, North Park; Cost: $20
Unwind and enjoy a brew with a 60-minute Vinyasa flow and Eppig beer in North Park. Tickets come with a welcome taster, yoga sessions, and 1 your first pint of beer.

ArchaeoCon 2019
Where: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina; Cost: $10
Interested in archaeology? Travel back in time in this celebration of archaeology with an ancient game tournament, hands-on activities, demonstrations, archaeology presentations, and discussion with industry experts!

Old Town Tequila and Tortillas tour
Where: Old Town San Diego; Cost: $42 - $61
(Thursday - Sunday) Explore San Diego's most historic neighborhood and gain a new appreciation into the area's original adobes, shops, and church. The tour treats guests to a trip into the past highlighted by tequila and tortillas.

Three Kings Celebration
Where: SeaWorld San Diego; Cost: Starting at $81.99
(Thursday - Sunday) Celebrate Dia de los Reyes at SeaWorld as they commemorate the arrival of the Three Kings with holiday attractions, festive cuisine, and their "Journey of the Three Kings" show.

San Diego Vintage Flea Market
Where: The Observatory North Park; Cost: Free
About 100 vendors will showcase the latest in vintage wares, clothing, furniture, and more in North Park during the San Diego Vintage Flea Market. Bring along your coats for the market's coat drive to benefit the San Diego Rapid Response Network!