When you live in one of Cornerstone Communities’ San-Diego area homes, you’re in for a treat in December. During the holiday season San Diego County has many festive events for both small and big kids…and by big kids, we mean adults! Grab your calendar and start adding these fun activities to your diary!

Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo

December 13–23 and December 25–January 5

During Jungle Bells the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a wild wonderland of twinkling lights, music, performances and festive foods. Special displays and scheduled events fill the zoo—and guests—with holiday cheer.

Coaster Holiday Express

December 14 & 15

The Coaster Holiday Express is a holiday tradition for the whole family! It begins at Oceanside Transit Center and travels down the coastline on a 45-minute round-trip from Oceanside to Solana Beach and back. You’ll be able to visit with Santa, chat with the lovely princesses and sing carols.

Holidays at Legoland

Until January 5, 2020

Legoland pulls out all the stops for its brick by brick cheer and décor complete with a 30-foot twinkling Lego tree and a sleigh ride with “Santa.”

Botanic Wonderland Holiday Nights at San Diego Botanic Garden

5 – 8:30 p.m. December 10 – 15; 17 – 23; 26 – 30

The already beautiful gardens will be sparkling with lots of festivity including a 10-foot poinsettia tower, kids crafts and face painting, live entertainment, visits with Santa, photos with a snow princess, a musical light show and more.

Seas ‘n’ Greetings at Birch Aquarium

Daily, December 1-31

Birch Aquarium is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Deck the Hall (of Fishes) and get into the holiday spirit including special appearances by Scuba Santa, holiday shows as well a scavenger hunt and photo opportunities.

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

December 15, 2019

Bundle up and head to the sea to witness this nearly half a century old tradition presented by the local boating community. This year’s theme is Comic-Con on the Bay.

Whether you stay inside where it’s toasty or venture out to see the lights and events of the area, your family’s traditions are sure to be honored and perhaps expanded with this fun, but not nearly complete, list. Google more activities in your surrounding area and enjoy every minute of the holiday season.