15 Best Festivals and Shows in San Diego during December 2018 - Page 2 of 8 - Kid 101

15 Best Festivals and Shows in San Diego during December 2018

San Diego Zoo Jungle Bells

About: Don’t miss any of the memorable events at San Diego Zoo this season from Dr Zoolittle’s animal-themed version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (…not a creature was stirring, not even a ‘roo.) to the Northern Frontier Holiday Forest with it stunningly lit and specially decorated trees. There is an interactive jingly, jazzy carol session and a strolling musician engages guests in songs of the season. The grounds are filled with colourful lights in the form of light sculptures of animals, and dancing light experiences set to music. Santa will be on hand before Christmas to visit with youngsters, and some of his elves will be putting on an energetic trampoline performance, the Toy Shop Hop. There are two special 4-D experiences: a train ride to the North Pole through the magic of The Polar Express, and then there is Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, where guests join Manny, Sid, and Diego on an adventure so cool, you can feel it!

When: December 8 to January 1 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Close at 5:00 pm December 24, Open Christmas and New Year’s Day until 8:00 pm.

Where:2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.


Cost: Free with admission. A one-day zoo admission pass costs $54 for ages 12 and up and $44 for kids aged 3 to 11. Kids 2 and under free. It includes one visit to the San Diego Zoo®, Guided Bus Tour, Kangaroo Express Bus, Skyfari aerial tram, and all regularly scheduled shows


Escondido Holiday Fest

About: The USA Multicultural organization is on a mission to revitalize local communities through different styles of dance art, and cultural activities. This free event is family friendly and will have games  dancing singing and live music. Expect delicious food from vendors representing various cultures.

When: Saturday, December 8 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Where: Grape Day Park, Broadway Avenue, Escondido, CA 92026.



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