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    Ice Skating at Westfield UTC

    10:00 AM, every day through Dec 31, 2021.
    Free
    Join the Westfield UTC for some Ice Skating Fun!Enjoy music hits, disco lights, and holiday decor in a fun and safe environment at UTC Ice during open skate hours, located on the Lower Level below the Dining Terrace at Westfield UTC.Dates: Nov. 15 - Dec. 31Times: 10:00am-10:00pmLocation: Lower Level of Westfield UTC Cost: FreeFor more information on this event please visit HERE!
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    SeaWorld San Diego Presents: Reindeer Round-Up Scavenger Hunt

    10:00 AM, every day through Jan 02, 2022.
    SeaWorld San Diego
    $96 - $141
    From SeaWorld San Diego: Bring your family together for the eye-catching spectacle, priceless traditions, and fun-filled surprises of SeaWorld San Diego’s Christmas Celebration. The holidays are meant to be merry and bright, and that’s exactly what you’ll find as this beloved event returns with more wondrous moments than ever.Reindeer Round-Up Scavenger Hunt —Purchase a Reindeer Round-Up Map at The SeaWorld Store to get started on your merry quest! Explore the park to find all of Santa’s beloved reindeer and mark each location on your map with the correct reindeer sticker as you enjoy your day at SeaWorld. When you’ve found them all, bring your completed map back to The SeaWorld Store to collect a special gift just for you!You can enjoy the Reindeer Round-Up Scavenger Hunt on select dated during the SeaWorld Christmas Celebration, that goes from Friday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. See full schedule at SeaWorld's Park Hours & Schedule. Get tickets here!General admission to SeaWorld starts at $96.Additional purchase required for this event.For more information, please visit seaworld.com/san-diego or call (619) 222-4732.
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    San Diego Automotive Museum transformation

    Every week through Dec 30, 2021.
    Sunday: 10:00 AM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM
    Friday: 11:00 AM
    Saturday: 10:00 AM
    San Diego Automotive Museum
    Free - $14
    San Diego Automotive Museum has under gone an immense transformation. The exterior of SDAM has been painted to match its historical 1935 color for the California Pacific International Exposition; four beautiful mural representations of commerce, scenic beauty, agriculture and industry now adorn the museum entrance. The inside of SDAM has transformed as well including new flooring, an installed lift, and an ever-evolving collection of one of a kind cars.The San Diego Automotive Museum has a multi-million dollar ever-evolving collection of cars, motorcycles and memorabilia. We are located in sunny San Diego within Balboa Park. Museum Hours:Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Last admission at 4:30 p.m.)Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Last admission at 4:30 p.m.)CLOSED on most Mondays and some holidaysADMISSION:Adults $14Seniors 65 and older $10Military with ID $10Students with ID $10Youth 6 – 17 years old $7Children 5 and under FreeThe Mission of the San Diego Automotive Museum is to tell the story of the social and technological past, present, and future of motorized vehicles throughout its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. The San Diego Automotive Museum is striving to be a world-class museum through our exhibits, educational programs, and community engagement. We currently host Cars & Coffee every third Sunday of the month; we invite the public and local car enthusiasts to come talk everything cars and enjoy coffee and donuts provided by Geico Encinitas. We also introduce a new car roughly every month so there is always something new to come back and see.Visit https://www.sdautomuseum.org/ or call 619-231-2886San Diego Automotive Museum is on Facebook + Instagram + follow @SDAutoMuseum on Twitter
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    Letters to Santa at Westfield UTC

    10:00 AM, every day through Dec 24, 2021.
    Free
    Join the Westfield UTC for a Letter to Santa drop off!An official drop-off location for letters going to the North Pole, families are invited to create and drop-off their holiday wish lists at Westfield UTC, using the special letter template available for download online or pick up at the concierge. Once it’s complete, drop the letter off in the big red mailbox at the Concierge Cabana in Palm Plaza!All kids are encouraged to drop off their letters for Santa!Dates: Nov.18-Dec. 24Times: 10:00amLocation: Westfield UTC (Concierge Cabana)Cost: FreeFor more information on this event please visit HERE!
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    Poppi Seed Market - Merry Maker Edition

    Every week through Dec 19, 2021.
    Sunday: 11:00 AM
    Monday: 10:00 AM
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM
    Wednesday: 10:00 AM
    Thursday: 10:00 AM
    Free
    Join us for over three weeks of holiday fun, celebrating all things handmade and small business! Shop small with over 45 makers, featuring home goods, apparel, bath and body products, curated gifts, sweets, and more! Enjoy workshops, Santa visits, swag bags, giveaways, make & takes, kids’ activities, a festive photo opp, and so much more! We've partnered with a sip and shop to celebrate all the moms and shop small! Join us for a Merry Maker preview on Friday, November 26 with 15+ local makers, holiday cocktails, light bites, sweets, live music, photo booth with a visit from Santa, and more! Our Special In-store Events Small Business Saturday + SundayJoin us as we kick off our MerryMaker Pop Up Shop with local makers in the shop, yummy coffee and donuts, a festive photo opp, workshops, swag bags, giveaways, and much more! Kid’s Cookie + Craft Party Bring the kiddos into the shop on Friday, December 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm for cookie decorating with Two Daughters Baking Co., a build-your-own slime bar, and DIY ornaments! Enjoy cookies and a hot cocoa bar while you shop and the kids have fun. BalloonWorkz will be joining us with her balloon twisting talents, so don’t miss out! Poppi’s Birthday Sale We’re celebrating our namesake’s birthday on Saturday, December 4th in the shop with free mini cupcakes (while supplies last), story time, swag bags, giveaways, and more! Please Note: • COVID-19 precautions may be taken, depending on State/County policies. This is not limited to masks, social distancing, hand sanitizer being available, and contactless payments. • This is a family-friendly event
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    'Darkest Nights, Brightest Stars': 15th Annual Juried Youth Exhibition

    Every week through Feb 05, 2022.
    Sunday: 11:00 AM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM
    Friday: 11:00 AM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM
    Museum of Photographic Arts
    Free
    How to visitMOPA is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Admission is donation-based and pay-what-you-can.From '5 Works Of Art To See In San Diego In September' (KPBS): Youth Of San Diego: 'Darkest Nights, Brightest Stars' On view at MOPA through Feb. 6, 2022 There are plenty of standout works of photography in MOPA's current annual juried youth exhibition, but what struck me the most was the enormity of what modern youth are currently going through, and how profoundly well they were able to capture it in their art. Students in grades K-12 in San Diego and Tijuana submitted their work to the contest on the themes of "growing up" and "space." The themes somehow work in harmony in the selections, mostly photography and collage but there are a few video pieces. The overall effect is almost transportive, seeing dozens upon dozens of works that zoom in on the darkness of isolation, or a society in upheaval, or of growing up — or somehow all of it at the same time. I felt a mixture of tangible nostalgia, pride for their talent but also sorrow for what they're enduring. Well done/sorry, youth. Details: On view Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. Donation-based. --Julia Dixon Evans, KPBSFrom the museum: MOPA’s 15th Annual Juried Youth Exhibition uniquely combines imaginative artworks responding to two separate thematic calls for submissions: Growing Up and Space. Youth artists in K-12 throughout San Diego and Tijuana were invited to share their unique interpretations of these seemingly disparate themes through photography and video. Through their lenses, powerful voices and common threads emerged. The young artists rose above these unprecedented times to share compelling stories and perspectives about ambition, transformation, self identity, the earthly, and the ethereal. Finding solace and strength in art, their visions shine brightly into the future and remind us to see beyond what is present and known."Darkest Nights, Brightest Stars" is made possible by the generous financial support provided by:The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, Farrell Family Foundation, Capdevilla Gillespie Foundation, California Arts Council, City of San Diego, Gardner Bilingual FundThe Exhibition Support Council is sustained by community leaders like: Alan and Brigit Pitcairn, Barbara Mandel, Bob and Marilyn Mackie, Diane Brockman, Elizabeth Taft, Gail and Mel Mackler, Julie Lorene Smith, Karen Kinney, Marie Tartar and Steve Eilenberg, Marion and David Knowles, Peggy Ann Wallace, The Elaine Galinson & Herbert Solomon Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, and Todd and Julie Wagner
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    Visit the San Diego Model Railroad Museum this Holiday Season

    Every week through Dec 31, 2021.
    Sunday: 11:00 AM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM
    Friday: 11:00 AM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM
    San Diego Model Railroad Museum
    Free - $13.50
    This holiday season, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum invites you to enjoy six model railroad exhibits, including a fully decorated Toy Train Gallery inspired by Christmases past.The museum, located in the heart of Balboa Park, is open to train lovers of all ages from Thursday - Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit www.sdmrm.org to purchase your admission tickets or donate to the museum.Admission: Free (children 3 and under) up to $13.50.We share a parking lot with the Fleet Science Center. Our major cross street is Park Blvd and Space Theater Way. For more information, visit www.sdmrm.org or call 619-696-0199San Diego Model Railroad Museum on Facebook+ Instagram + follow @sdmodelrailroad on Twitter
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    Spanish Village Art Center – Artists At Work

    Every week through Dec 31, 2021.
    Sunday: 11:00 AM
    Monday: 11:00 AM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM
    Friday: 11:00 AM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM
    Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park
    Free
    The Holidays are here! Visit Spanish Village Art Center located in Balboa Park. See artists working daily in their historic studios and colorful courtyard 7 days a week. Watch glassblowing, potters, sculptures, jewelers, painters and lots more.For more information, visit www.spanishvillageartcenter.com or call 619-233-9050.
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    Back to Plein Air

    Every week through Dec 26, 2021.
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Free
    The San Diego Watercolor Society proudly presents “Back to Plein Air”, juried by award-winning artist, Joseph Zbukvic. This watermedia exhibition runs Nov 21 to Dec 26, 2021 at our Gallery in The ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. The Gallery is open Thurs-Sun, 11am – 3pm. The paintings can be viewed and purchased online as well. Please visit www.sdws.org for more information.Dates: Nov. 21st- Dec. 26th (Thurs-Sun)Time: 11am-3pmLocation: San Diego Water Society (Arts District Liberty Station)Cost: FreeFor more information on this event please visit HERE!
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    San Diego Harbor History Bay Cruise

    11:00 AM, every day through Dec 31, 2021.
    Maritime Museum of San Diego
    $20 - $30
    Tours offered daily. Five to choose from with check-in at 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.Pilot has earned distinction on the National Register of Historic Places.Launched in 1914 to her removal from regular service in 1996, Pilot enjoyed an active career as San Diego’s chief pilot craft – assisting almost every one of the thousands of major commercial ships to enter or leave the bay during that time. Restored by the Maritime Museum of San Diego and relaunched in 2002, Pilot now hosts daily 45-minute narrated San Diego Bay tours.The 45-minute narrated Bay tour takes guests out on the water in a large loop first heading toward North Island and the Aircraft Carriers, then stopping at buoy 22. Often there’s a sea lion or two, and then the tour continues down along Coronado. Passengers will then head just under Coronado Bridge and make a port (left) turn around one of the bridge pillars. The vessel then heads back towards the Maritime Museum along the downtown side of the waterfront. During the entire run, guests will see a mixed history of the area and certain attractions within sight. Also, combining lessons in our local ecology and economy.Attractions generally talked about include: Lindbergh field, the Coast Guard station, North Island, Carrier(s), City of Coronado, Coronado Bridge, Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Tijuana/border, 24th Street Marine Terminal, Naval Station San Diego, the three big shipyards, 10th Ave. Marine Terminal, Convention Center, library, Petco Park, various buildings of interest in downtown, Seaport Village, Tuna Harbor, USO Park, the Midway, cruise ship terminals, and finally as passengers approach the Museum, the narration will focus on nuggets of knowledge about each of the Maritime Museum of San Diego vessels in the fleet.Tickets: Only an additional $10 with purchase of general admission ticket.General admission ticket price for adults $20, senior/military/students 13-17 $15, 12 and under $10.Visit https://sdmaritime.org/visit/on-the-water-adventures/historic-bay-cruises-aboard-pilot/ or call 619.234.9153 ext. 144Maritime Museum of San Diego on Facebook + Instagram + follow @sdmaritime on Twitter