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Holiday By The Bay


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Nov 24 - Jan 1, 2018[days & times]
  • WHERE The Headquarters at Seaport, 789 West Harbor Dr., San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $10 - $50

This holiday season, USO San Diego encourages all San Diegans to stand together and support the sacrifice of our military service members and their families.

This year, USO San Diego is the honored beneficiary of holiday events sponsored by the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and the Headquarters at Seaport Village.

Below details each event throughout the Holiday by the Bay season:

The season kicks off with the 5th Annual Giving Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Headquarters at Seaport Village's courtyard alongside USO San Diego officials and military families. AM 760 KFMB radio show host Mike Slater will serve as emcee.

Guests are encouraged to bring toy donations. Once the 35-foot tree is lit, the internationally acclaimed All American Boys Chorus will perform holiday favorites. Santa will also be available to take complimentary photos, with free hot chocolate and candy canes also available.

On Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront will commence its 2nd Annual Holiday by the Bay Ice Skating Celebration. The opening ceremony will consist of the presentation of colors and a selection of Holiday and Patriotic music, along with special guests, Tammy from KSON's Morning Show, John and Tammy, and Amber from KSON’s Midday Show.

The ice skating rink will be open from Nov. 22, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018. It will be the only outdoor ice rink in downtown San Diego this holiday season, which is open to the public and available for private parties.

From Nov. 24, 2017 to Dec. 18, 2017, USO San Diego invites members of the community to drop off gifts for children up to 18 years old and monetary donations for USO San Diego Geppetto's Toys, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, and the Giving Tree at Headquarters at Seaport Village.

Please specify "USO SAN DIEGO" for monetary donations to the organization or visit

Additional Information:
For additional info on how to contribute to USO San Diego, please contact Sharon Smith at (619) 987-8020, or at

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional photo courtesy of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Above: Promotional photo courtesy of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.


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