Holiday Activities: Southern California

Southern California in the off season is the best kept secret in the travel industry. Spend your holiday season on empty beaches and enjoying some of the best events and activities you’ll see all year!

Kick off your holiday season with the Balboa Park December Nights Festival on December 1st – December 2nd. Enjoy complimentary admission into Balboa Park museums in the evenings, as well as festive fun and activities throughout the park. Bring the whole family to enjoy holiday lights! Find more information here:

The Greater San Diego Music Coterie Chamber Orchestra and Chorus are hosing a Messiah Sing and Play Along on December 1st from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Instrumentalists should contact in advance and you can bring your own score or rent one that evening! Get tickets and find directions at

Attend the annual Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights on December 9th between 6 PM and 10 PM. Boats of all shapes and sizes will the decorated in lights and ornaments – prizes will be awarded to the best decorated boats at the end of the parade! Find helpful information on where to park, sit and more at

2017 Ugly Sweater 5K and 10K. 15% of the proceeds will go to the charity, Feed My Starving Children. The race will be held on December 19th, but if you can’t make it, complete your race any time within the month of December and you may virtually send in your time. Register and find details here:

Attend the 54th Annual North Park Toyland Parade and Festival on December 2nd! See vintage cars, marching bands, and, of course, Santa Claus himself. For times and directions visit:

There are still dates available at our Oceanside property – book today at!

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