Winter Art, Wine, Food, Garden, Design and Home Events in San Diego

The regional art, wine, food, home, garden and design events we're eyeing this season

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Marston House Garden Tour, Nov 17, Dec 15, Jan 19

Take a walk through the 5-acre estate of the Marston House during its garden tour on Sunday, Nov. 17 (and the third Sunday of every month!) from 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Cuba: a New Film at the Fleet

CUBA will transport audiences across breathtaking landscapes, under the ocean surface to iridescent reefs and into streets throbbing with music and dance in the heart of Havana.” Showtimes Nov 15 through Dec 11.

Liberty Station Tree Lighting, Nov 29

Live entertainment, festive fire truck rides, Santa photo ops, a showing of the Grinch, ice skating at the Rady Children’s Ice Rink and more at the Liberty Station Tree Lighting and Holiday Festivities on Nov 29.

Botanic Wonderland: Holiday Nights in the San Diego Botanic Garden, starting Dec 3.

During December in the San Diego Botanic Garden, 125,000 twinkling lights turn the visit into a magical experience—and select areas of the Hamilton Children’s Garden and Toni’s Treehouse will be all lit up for the first time this year. Horse and buggy rides, s’mores, crafts, holiday music and Santa. Visit for specific dates.

Queen Bee Market’s 30th Anniversary, Dec 7-8

Described as “Etsy comes to life,” this market at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, Dec 7-8 features handpicked artisans and vendors serving up home decor, jewelry, clothing, art, textile and craft items, vintage goods, furniture and more. Plus demos, workshops and “make-and-take” DIY projects and more.

San Diego Children’s Choir Winter Singalong, Dec 7

A winter concert and singalong for the whole family on Dec 7 at College Avenue Baptist Church, featuring interactive sing-alongs of holiday favorites.

Little Italy Tree Lighting and Christmas Village, Dec 7

California-based artist Joshua Hubert designed this year’s 25-foot Christmas Tree that will be installed in the center of Little Italy’s Piazza Basilone during this evening celebration. Santa, a Christmas Village with vendors selling stocking stuffers and seasonal goodies, live music, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more will also grace the charming, walkable neighborhood.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Dec 17-18

Cirque’s iconic seasonal stage event comes to the California Center for the Arts Escondido for two performances Dec 17-18. Featuring musical numbers, acrobatic feats and theatrical productions.

Liberty Station Hanukkah & Menorah Lighting, Dec 22

Music, holiday surprises, a Menorah lighting, ice skating and more seasonal festivities at the Liberty Station Hanukkah event on Saturday, Dec 22.

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