San Diego Thanksgiving Weekend Events Through Sunday November 30, 2014

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thanksgiving-sandiegoWhat: Downtown San Diego Thanksgiving Day 5K & 10K Run to Benefit Hunger-relief Programs
When: Thursday November 27, 2014
Where: Horton Square Downtown, San Diego
Description: Jewish Family Service and the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank are teaming up for the 13th annual Thanksgiving Day Run for the Hungry sponsored by Westfield Horton Plaza, JIMBO’S…Naturally and Skechers Performance Division.

Food Bank CEO James A. Floros said, “We are calling on our supporters to sign up for this year’s run because we desperately need the community’s help this holiday season. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is feeding 370,000 people per month, and the proceeds from this year’s run will be critical for us to meet the need over the holiday season. So get your running shoes on and help us feed San Diego’s hungry.”

Cost: $42

Cowboy-JackWhat: Cowboy Jack Concert
When: Thursday November 27, 2014
Where: Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, San Diego
Description: “Cowboy Jack” performs solo with guitar and harmonica for special events, fairs, festivals and was the singing cowboy at Rawhide Ranch in Bonsall, CA. for twenty years. He has played for President Gerald and Betty Ford at their grandson’s birthday parties in Rancho Santa Fe. Cowboy Jack’s traditional country band “North County Cowboys,” entertains all over Southern California. Cowboy Jack’s music has been played on radio stations in Europe and Australia. Cowboy Jack will be performing on the stage at the Oceanside Amphitheater on Thanksgiving morning.

Cost: FREE

Far-East-Movement-Waka-Flocka-Flame-LiveWhat: Far East Movement and Waka Flocka Flame Live at Hard Rock
When: Thursday November 27, 2014
Where: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Description: Join us the night before Thanksgiving for two must-see full performances by hip hop superstars Far East Movement and Waka Flocka Flame inside Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s famous Legends Ballroom!

Cost: $20-$40


Pacific-Marine-Credit Union-Oside-turkey-TrotWhat: Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot
When: Thursday November 27, 2014
Where: Oceanside Civic Center, San Diego
Description: Come “move your feet before you eat” this Thanksgiving at Oceanside’s 9th Annual PMCU Turkey Trot 5 Mile or 5K run/walk. Race Course is a very fast downhill which starts at the Civic Center and finishes at the Pier area along the beach. Join one of the fastest growing holiday traditions. Be sure to bring the whole family, as there will be races for everyone. Event offers a Costume contest, Largest Teams competition, Live entertainment everywhere and finisher medals for all participants.

Cost: $22 – $45 – $22 for Kids, $30 and up for adults

Del-Mar-Thanksgiving-Family-Fun-RunWhat: Del Mar Thanksgiving Family Fun Run
When: Thursday November 27, 2014
Where: Del Mar Racetrack
Description: While waiting for the turkey to cook, come out to Del Mar with the entire family to do a one mile lap around the racetrack itself! Expected to participate are many of your favorite jockeys running right with you. Participants receive racetrack admission and parking, a fun run t-shirt, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center and their equestrian therapy program for children and adults with special needs. Kids prizes will also be available. After the run, Helen Woodward will be hosting one of their beloved adoption events at the track. Plus a puppy race. Then stay for some racing with our special 11 a.m. post.

Cost: $10 – $25 – $10 for kids, $25 for adults

Turkey-TrotWhat: Turkey Trot – Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

When: Thursday November 27, 2014

Where: Glorietta Bay, Coronado, San Diego

Description: Join the Coronado Unit of the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary for a turkey trot fun run. The race starts at Glorietta Bay. Proceeds benefit Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

Cost: $15 – $40

BLACK-FRIDAY-ADOPTION-SPECIALSWhat: Black Friday Adoption Specials
When: Friday November 28, 2014
Where: PAWS of Coronado, San Diego
Description: Adopt any animal that has black on any part of their body (even a nose counts!) on Black Friday and pay reduced adoption fees at PAWS of Coronado.

Adopting a pet during the holidays is a win-win for the pet and for the family. The extra time off from work and school allows for special bonding time and relaxation for the pets in their new homes.

Cost: Free

Thanksgiving-Puppet-ShowWhat: Thanksgiving Puppet Show in Balboa Park
When: Friday November 28, 2014
Where: Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater, San Diego
Description:  SANTA AND THE HO! HO! THIEF. Wanda the witch is mad! Santa and Christmas get all the attention, so Wanda has a plan to ruin Christmas. Please come to the puppet theater and help save Santa and Christams.

Cost: $5

Trans-Siberian-OrchestraWhat: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
When: Friday November 28, 2014
Where: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, San Diego
Description: Based in New York City, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra united a 60-piece orchestra plus chorus with the talents of Paul O’Neill, a veteran hard rock producer. The group released its debut album, Christmas Eve and Other Stories, just in time for the 1996 holiday season. The Christmas Attic followed in 1998, and two years later the group issued its first non-seasonal recording, Beethoven’s Last Night. In 2004, the band returned with the new album Lost Christmas Eve and collected all its Christmas recordings on the three-CD/one-DVD collection Christmas Trilogy. In 2009, after a five-year hiatus, the group returned with the two-disc Night Castle, a non-holiday-related concept album. A five-song EP, Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night), followed in 2012.

Cost: $33.50 – $63.50

art-of-the-holidayWhat: Art of the Holiday
When: Saturday November 29, 2014
Where: Fallbrook Art Center, San Diego
Description: Fabulous offerings of hand-crafted art gifts perfect for holiday giving.Small Stuff presented in the Salon & Lehmann Galleries Works by Robin Erickson, AWS, NWS Carol Mansfield, Linda Doll, AWS and NWS.

Cost: FREE


fall-cider-beer-festWhat: Fall Cider & Beer Fest
When: Saturday November 29, 2014
Where: Del Mar Racetrack
Description: Sample from a variety of more than 100 top San Diego craft brews, seasonal beer, and a variety of ciders during the Del Mar Racetrack Beer & Cider Fest held in the Seaside Concert area west of the Grandstand. Available for purchase beginning at noon. Receive five 7 oz. tastings for $18. Full-sized beer may also be purchased. Admission to the Beer Fest area is free with track admission of $6.

Cost: $6

celebrate-christmasWhat: Celebrate Christmas at La Mesa
When: Ongoing until Wednesday, December 31, 2014, Sundays, 9am
Where: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, La Mesa
Description: Services everySunday at 9am.

Special Events include:
Christmas Cantata, “ONE SMALL CHILD”with Combined choirs and orchestra,Sunday-December 14 – 9am.
German Carol Service- Ledungen und Lieder zu Weihnachten,Sunday-December 21st – 7pm.
Candlelight Services, Wednesday -December 24th – 6pm& 8pm.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 619-463-6633.

dr-seussWhat: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
When: Sunday November 30, 2014
Where: The Old Globe – Old Globe Theatre, San Diego
Description: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 17th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash.

Cost: $29 – $79

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