Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do Nov. 18 - 21

Ice Skating Liberty Station
Posted at 4:07 PM, Nov 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-18 18:38:53-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — From classic holiday plays to festivities and ice skating, the holiday season is officially underway in San Diego County.

Get ready for it with a Chefsgiving dinner to benefit the San Diego Food Bank, ice skating to support kids recovering from cancer, and a life-size model of LEGO Santa.

Plus, this year's Mother Goose Parade is going virtual celebrating 75 Years of East County Fun.

Rady Children's Ice Skating Rink
Where: Liberty Station; Cost: $10 - $15
Enjoy a quick bite at Liberty Public Market then burn off the calories with a night of ice skating at the outdoor rink. Ticket includes skate rentals and helmet. Proceeds will benefit the Thriving After Cancer program.

Where: Downtown; Cost: $150
Several of San Diego’s top chefs are teaming up for a fundraiser dinner at Provisional Kitchen at Pendry San Diego. Each chef will prepare their unique take on their favorite Thanksgiving dish. A portion of the proceeds benefits the San Diego Food Bank.

Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show
Where: The Old Globe; Cost: $37 and up
A Christmas Carol will take center stage including the iconic ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future — but with a comic local twist. Theater curtains are set to open at 7 p.m.

Susan G. Komen 3-Day
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds
(Friday - Sunday) Join hundreds of San Diegans who will walk 60 miles, raising funds to help end breast cancer. The walk starts at Del Mar Fairgrounds and concludes on Sunday at Waterfront Park. It's a challenge, but it's not as hard as breast cancer.

Julieta Venegas Live
Where: El Cajon; Cost: $50 and up
The Tijuana-raised Mexican-American singer/songwriter, Grammy winner and multi-instrumentalist returns to San Diego to performs her pop and indie songs. Showtime begins at 8 p.m. at The Magnolia.

1222 Oceanfront: A Black Family Christmas
Where: Carlsbad; Cost: $25 and up
Looking to get into the holiday spirit? San Diego playwright Dea Hurston’s holiday musical will take center stage at New Village Arts Theatre. It’s the story of widowed family matriarch Dorothy Black hosting a Christmas Eve celebration with her adult children when some unexpected family drama erupts.

Holidays at LEGOLAND
Where: Carlsbad; Cost: $89 and up
Your favorite holiday characters Santa, the Toy Solider and Gingerbread Man are back. Guest will experience a 30-foot, LEGO Christmas tree, holiday light show, life-size model of LEGO Santa, and more.

Encinitas Holiday Street Fair
Where: Coast Highway 101; Cost: Free
(Saturday - Sunday) The holidays are alive in Encinitas, as the Holiday Street Fair rolls in to offer locals handmade crafts, antiques, and imports for the gift-giving season. The fair will also celebrate the season with a kid zone, food and drinks, and two stages of live entertainment.

Audiotistic San Diego
Where: North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre; Cost:
(Saturday - Sunday) Lovers of hip-hop, electronic, and turntable music should make their way to this music fest. The lineup includes Diplo, Slander, Dos Lonely Boys, Sage Armstrong, Ace Aura, HoneyLuv, and more.

Doggie Street Festival
Where: Liberty Station; Cost: Free
It's one of he largest adopt-a-thon and pet celebration to come to Liberty Station. Dozens of rescue organizations will be on hand, vet tips, pet products and services, a kid’s art area, music, contests, and more. The fun is happening at NTC Park from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

El Cajon's Mother Goose Parade
Where: Virtual; Cost: Free
This year's theme is "Celebrating 75 Years of East County Fun." It will invite some surprise guests into the mix, honor heroes of our region, showcase the parade's history, whimsical floats, balloons, and more.

Earth, Wind & Fire Live
Where: Pechanga Resort Casino; Cost: $40 and up
It might not be September, but you can still catch legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire set to preform at 7:30 p.m. The band has sold more than 90 million records, winning six Grammys and four American Music Awards.

The Baller Dream Foundation’s Fundraiser
Where: Del Mar; Cost: Varies
An annual fundraiser to support three young cancer patients from California: nine-year-old Aritzve Aguirre Texcahua, 18-year-old Dustin Joiner, and 22-year-old Ali Alipour. All three share the desire to enter the medical field as a career one day. Attendees at the fundraiser will enjoy bites, drinks, panoramic ocean views and a special presentation.