San Diego Weekend Events Friday December 20 to Sunday December 22, 2013

Events Tickets | Chargers Tickets | Holiday Sale 2013

chargers-vs-raidersWhat: San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders

When: Sunday December 22, 2013

Where: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

Description: Come watch The San Diego Chargers led by new coach Mike McCoy and Quarterback Phillip Rivers as they try to win the AFC West and a Super Bowl. Get your San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders Tickets now from Ticketsnow by

Cost: $52-$130 



What: Jungle Bells

When: Friday December 20, 2013

Where: San Diego Zoo

Description:  Jungle Bells is back at the San Diego Zoo with some new holiday cheer. Come experience the all-new holiday themed animal presentations and a nightly tree lighting ceremony. Take a ride on the Twinkle Light Trolley or explore the nightly holiday-themed entertainment in the Koalafornia Boardwalk area. Special wintery treats will be available at the Zoo’s restaurants like holiday cookies, gingerbread men and hot chocolate. Happy Hour will be taking place daily at Albert’s Restaurant from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Zoo is open until 8 p.m. for the Jungle Bells celebration. December 24th the Zoo closes at 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

toys-for-totsWhat: 12th Annual Benefit Toys For Tots

When: Friday December 20, 2013

Where: Brick By Brick, Buenos Avenue, San Diego

Description:  Come out tonight and bring a toy to get in free! Live performces by Snail Flight, Godhammered, The Empire State and One Inch Punch.

Cost: $5

university-of-san-diego-Womens-BasketballWhat: University of San Diego vs. University of California-Irvine Women’s Basketball 

When: Friday December 20, 2013

Where: Jenny Craig Pavilion-University Of San Diego

Description: Cindy Fisher was named the University of San Diego head women’s basketball coach on April 19, 2005. In her eighth season at the helm of the program in 2012-13, Cindy Fisher managed to do something no other coach in the history of the program had done before, the Toreros posted a second consecutive 20-win season. USD posted an overall record of 22-10, the second most wins in program history, and reached the second round of the WNIT. USD also had a 12-4 mark in the WCC, good for sole possession of second place in the West Coast Conference, and San Diego managed to reach the championship game of the WCC Tournament. This marked only the second time in program history that USD has made back-to-back postseason appearances, and both times have come under the watchful eye of Cindy Fisher. USD did all of this despite losing a pair of 1,000-point scorers, and the team’s leading rebounder from the previous season’s record setting team. Under coach Fisher’s tutelage, the Toreros produced the WCC Freshman of the Year in Maya Hood, and had three total players earn All-WCC honors, highlighted by first-teamer Amy Kame.

Cost: $5 

christmas-concert-off-broadwayWhat: Christmas Concert!!

When: Friday December 20, 2013

Where: Off Broadway Live, San Diego

Description: Come enjoy an evening of your favorite Christmas music with locally and nationally recognized artists Charlie Jirkovsky, Rachael Fogle, Jeremiah Gaddy, Katerli Crail, Alexandra Slade, Kelsey Martinez and many more!!!

Cost: $15




whale-watching-san-diegoWhat: Whale Watching San Diego

When: Friday December 20, 2013 

Where: Hornblower Cruises & Events, San Diego

Description:  Whale Watching in comfort on a large fast comfortable and stable Hornblower Whale Watching boat. Enjoy LIVE educational narration by Captains and trained Naturalists form the Natural History Museum.

If you love whales, dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds, hop onboard for a breathtaking experience on the open ocean. We’ll speed out to the sea on one of our large, comfortable yachts and pass barking sea lions and pods of leaping dolphins as we search the legendary gray whales-known for migrating the longest distance of any mammal on Earth. As we make our 3.5 hour tour, you’ll stay cozy and comfortable with both indoor and outdoor seating and a snack bar featuring hot food, a full bar, and souvenirs.

Cost: $38-$43

skating-by-the-sea-del-coronadoWhat: Skating by the Sea

When: Friday December 20, 2013

Where: Hotel Del Coronado

Description: Don’t miss this unique Southern California experience – outdoor ice skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Diego’s year-round beautiful weather. For its ninth year, the oceanfront Windsor Lawn will be transformed into a spectacular ice rink with daily skating sessions till January 5, 2014.

Sessions are two hours and cost $23 per adult, $18 per child (ages 10 and under). Skate rental is included in the price ($5 discount if you wear your own ice skates). $5 discount with military ID for immediate family. The ice rink will be closed December 10 for a special Make-A-Wish event. A portion of the skating proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.

Cost: $18-$23  


sycuans-fantasy-on-iceWhat: Sycuan’s Fantasy on Ice

When: Friday December 20, 2013

Where: Horton Square Plaza, San Diego

Description: Welcome to the Outdoor Rink at Horton Square! Want to experience skating ice skating in the heart of America’s Finest City all while benefiting a great cause? Come to Horton Plaza and join us in a benefit for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego.

Make sure to dress warm and bring a pair of mittens/gloves. During the daytime the ice can be a little wet, so bring an extra pair of socks.

Cost: $12-$14  

Ugly-Christmas-Sweater-PartyWhat: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

When: Friday December 20, 2013

Where: Somewhere Loud, San Diego

Description: One of the funniest and most enjoyable holiday celebrations is back! It’s the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! Don’t miss it.

Cost: Free




holiday-pops-san-diegoWhat: Holiday Pops

When: Friday December 20, 2013

Where: Jacobs Music Center formerly Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego

Description: This year’s Holiday Pops will sparkle with something for the whole family to enjoy. It will be a celebration to remember featuring San Diego native and Grammy Award-winning guitar and banjo player, Alison Brown. She will steal the spotlight performing festive holiday hits with a bluegrass twist. And of course the evening would not be complete without our famous traditional yuletide hits guaranteed to lift your spirits!

Cost: $20-$85  



Saturday-Craft-FunWhat: Saturday Craft Fun

When: Saturday December 21, 2013

Where: Paradise Hills Branch Library, San Diego

Description: Come join Paradise Hills Branch for a verys fun weekly craft event. Dont’ miss out on this special event!

Cost: Free  




University-of-San-Diego-vs-Southern-Utah-Mens-BasketballWhat: University of San Diego vs. Southern Utah Men’s Basketball

When: Saturday December 21, 2013

Where: Jenny Craig Pavilion-University Of San Diego

Description: Bill Grier completed his seventh year as head coach of the USD men’s basketball program in 2013-14. He guided the Toreros to an overall record of 16-18 and 7-9 in the tough West Coast Conference. The season was highlighted by the Toreros beating the BYU Cougars twice, including in the quarterfinal of the WCC Basketball Championships. Sophomore guard Johnny Dee was recognized as All-WCC honorable mention, and freshman center Jito Kok was named to the WCC All-Freshman Team.  

Last season he guided his youthful Toreros to a 16-18 record with the team playing its best basketball down the stretch.

Cost: $8-$16

W-San-Diego-FIRE-ICEWhat: W San Diego Hosts FIRE & ICE

When: Saturday December 21, 2013

Where: W San Diego Hotel

Description:  The W San Diego Hotel is hosting FIRE & ICE, a winter program at their ROOFTOP Bar, where guests get the opportunity to experience snow in San Diego. No matter how much we appreciate San Diego’s year-round mild weather, some might also miss the sight of snow falling, especially over the holiday season. Every Thursday – Saturday, 6pm to close, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, guests can experience a white winter they’ll never forget. Cozy up next to the bonfire, sip on hot toddies and enjoy some delicious s’mores bites. Guests can call 619-398-3082 to reserve a private cabana and enjoy W San Diego’s winter wonderland.

Cost: Free 

San Diego-State-vs-McNeese-State-Mens-BasketballWhat: San Diego State vs. McNeese State Men’s Basketball

When: Saturday December 21, 2013

Where: Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University SDSU

Description: Steve Fisher has guided the San Diego State basketball program to unparalleled heights. In 13 seasons, he has taken a program that regularly missed out on the conference postseason tournament, to one which has become one of the best programs on the West Coast and in the Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll. The best news for San Diego State fans is that the school exercised its option on Fisher’s contract prior to the 2009-10 campaign, which will keep the national championship coach in San Diego for the foreseeable future.

The team finished last season with an overall record of 23-11 and a conference record of 9-7.

Cost: $10-$45


A-Peter-White-ChristmasWhat: A Peter White Christmas

When: Saturday December 21, 2013

Where: Balboa Theatre, San Diego

Description: This year the favorite holiday season concert A Peter White Christmas features saxophonist Mindi Abair and trumpeter Rick Braun playing Christmas favorites and many of their own popular hits.

Cost: $45-$75  


GuitarWhat: Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World

When: Saturday December 21, 2013

Where: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego

Description: The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. This rockin’ exhibition explores all facets of the world’s favorite musical instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture to the science of creating sound with wood and steel. You will experience the science, sound, history and cultural impact of the guitar in an exhibition that contains more than 60 instruments—ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative—along with engaging, entertaining and educational displays specific to the guitar, including historical artifacts, models, posters, video screens, interactives and kiosks. Hands-on scientific displays explore the way that sound is produced by a guitar and an amplifier and delve into the way the density of wood shapes and affects sound and music.  


Kirk-Franklin-Gospel-BrunchWhat: Kirk Franklin Gospel Brunch

When: Sunday December 22, 2013

Where: House of Blues San Diego

Description:  Grammy-Award winning star Kirk Franklin is joining forces with House of Blues as part of its’ year-long 20th Anniversary Celebration to produce a dazzling transformation of Gospel Brunch, the club’s legendary dining and live music show. With Kirk Franklin’s hand-picked performers showcasing explosive energy, contemporary music and spectacular new cuisine, it’s an unforgettable spectacle of great tunes and tastes. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the IHOBF, providing arts and music support to underserved youth.

Cost: $17.50-$39.50



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