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Don't shovel snow, come to San Diego! It may come as no surprise that December in San Diego is quite pleasant with the sun typically shining through slightly-crisp air. People still go to the beach and put on shorts while local attractions spread holiday cheer with special decor and events.
And, combining the best of both worlds, we actually can ice skate under the stars just steps away from the beach. Hotel Del Coronado's Skating by the Sea is an experience that can't be had in many other places around the world. Cap the experience off by visiting their famous Christmas tree or dining at one of the hotel's many top-notch restaurants.
The San Diego Zoo turns into a winter wonderland during Jungle Bells, a three week holiday event. With a nightly tree lighting ceremony, opportunities to greet Santa and even a spot of man-made snow, this family event is incredibly popular.
Or, take part in Holiday Bowl festivities including the famous Big Bay Balloon parade where gigantic balloons float in the sky in celebration of the famous football game. It is America's largest balloon parade, after all.
If your travels bring you to San Diego during the holidays or if you live here and are looking for things to do, definitely have a look at this list.