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Everything You Absolutely Must Do in SD This Winter

Published On 12/16/2015 Published On 12/16/2015
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Yoga Six

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Dec 19 Sat

Get zen with a Charger Do something good for yourself and for a good cause this holiday season by joining Yoga Six and retired Chargers’ center Nick Hardwick for a rink-side yoga class at Liberty Station. Tickets are $35 and include an hour long, all-levels yoga flow at 8:30am followed by ice skating at the rink. Proceeds benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Liberty Station

Get zen with a Charger Liberty Station Do something good for yourself and for a good cause this holiday season by joining Yoga Six and retired Chargers’ center Nick Hardwick for a rink-side yoga class at Liberty Station. Tickets are $35 and include an hour long, all-levels yoga flow at 8:30am followed by ice skating at the rink. Proceeds benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital.

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Dec 21 Mon

See an epic battle of the (marching) bands Get downtown at 6pm to witness a pre-Poinsettia Bowl face-off between the bands and spirit teams of the Boise State Broncos and Northern Illinois Huskies. Starting at opposite ends of 5th Avenue at E St and K St, the two will advance toward each other playing holiday songs and fight anthems on each block until they meet at 5th and Market.

Gaslamp

See an epic battle of the (marching) bands Gaslamp Get downtown at 6pm to witness a pre-Poinsettia Bowl face-off between the bands and spirit teams of the Boise State Broncos and Northern Illinois Huskies. Starting at opposite ends of 5th Avenue at E St and K St, the two will advance toward each other playing holiday songs and fight anthems on each block until they meet at 5th and Market.

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

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Dec 23 Wed

Watch football and fireworks Oh right, the game! Boise State and Northern Illinois kicks off at 1:30pm, but make sure you get tickets for the PrimeSport VIP tailgate party to take advantage of the unlimited food, beer, and wine, plus private performances by both college bands and cheerleaders from 11am-1pm. Stick around after the game for fireworks.

Qualcomm Stadium

Watch football and fireworks Qualcomm Stadium Oh right, the game! Boise State and Northern Illinois kicks off at 1:30pm, but make sure you get tickets for the PrimeSport VIP tailgate party to take advantage of the unlimited food, beer, and wine, plus private performances by both college bands and cheerleaders from 11am-1pm. Stick around after the game for fireworks.

Holiday Bowl

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Dec 30 Wed

You can never have too much tailgating Just as your post Poinsettia Bowl football buzz is starting to wear off, the 38th Annual Holiday Bowl is happening a week later to hype you back up again. Be at Qualcomm Stadium for kickoff at 7:30pm to watch the USC Trojans vs. Wisconsin Badgers. VIP tickets are again available for the pre-game tailgate.

Qualcomm Stadium

You can never have too much tailgating Qualcomm Stadium Just as your post Poinsettia Bowl football buzz is starting to wear off, the 38th Annual Holiday Bowl is happening a week later to hype you back up again. Be at Qualcomm Stadium for kickoff at 7:30pm to watch the USC Trojans vs. Wisconsin Badgers. VIP tickets are again available for the pre-game tailgate.

Sage Justice

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Dec 31 Thu

Ring in the new year like a celeb Flosstradamus will be at FLUXX to usher party-goers into 2016. What better what to say Happy New Year than going VIP with early party admission, hosted champagne and apps, plus admission to their Dawn of the New Year party starting at 5am New Year’s Day.

FLUXX

Ring in the new year like a celeb FLUXX Flosstradamus will be at FLUXX to usher party-goers into 2016. What better what to say Happy New Year than going VIP with early party admission, hosted champagne and apps, plus admission to their Dawn of the New Year party starting at 5am New Year’s Day.

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Dec 31 Thu

Stay classy at Kettner Exchange Break out your black tie attire for a swanky dinner experience at Kettner Exchange. You’ll receive a glass of champagne on arrival to the event before you sit down for a pre-fixe five-course dinner with wine pairings. There will be three seatings available at 5pm, 7:30pm, and 10pm. Enjoy live jazz throughout the evening and be sure to check out the Grand Artique tasting lounge. Call for reservations.

Kettner Exchange

Stay classy at Kettner Exchange Kettner Exchange Break out your black tie attire for a swanky dinner experience at Kettner Exchange. You’ll receive a glass of champagne on arrival to the event before you sit down for a pre-fixe five-course dinner with wine pairings. There will be three seatings available at 5pm, 7:30pm, and 10pm. Enjoy live jazz throughout the evening and be sure to check out the Grand Artique tasting lounge. Call for reservations.

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Dec 31 Thu

Do NYE craft beer style From 8pm-1am you can ring in the New Year with special release beers, live music, djs, dancing, food stations, a heated outdoor cigar lounge, and you’ll get a commemorative glass with a rare Stone beer for the midnight toast.

Stone Liberty Station

Do NYE craft beer style Stone Liberty Station From 8pm-1am you can ring in the New Year with special release beers, live music, djs, dancing, food stations, a heated outdoor cigar lounge, and you’ll get a commemorative glass with a rare Stone beer for the midnight toast.

Flickr/Brian Hammond

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Dec 31 Thu

Get behind the wheel Calling all gearheads! Come spend a few days at the San Diego Convention Center drooling over cars at the second largest auto show in California. This year the Exotics Vault will have vehicles on display from Aston Martin, Maserati, Porsche, and several other brands you’ll never be able to afford.

San Diego Convention Center

Get behind the wheel San Diego Convention Center Calling all gearheads! Come spend a few days at the San Diego Convention Center drooling over cars at the second largest auto show in California. This year the Exotics Vault will have vehicles on display from Aston Martin, Maserati, Porsche, and several other brands you’ll never be able to afford.

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Jan 2 Sat

Finally get over that NYE hangover If you’re still nursing that NYE hangover by the 2nd, then stop by Vom Fass for $2 bloody marys from 10am-2pm. You can learn about the history of the drink plus how to create non-traditional spins on the recipe. There’s no RSVP required, as if you could remember to call ahead in your state anyway. Just show up and enjoy.

Vom Fass

Finally get over that NYE hangover Vom Fass If you’re still nursing that NYE hangover by the 2nd, then stop by Vom Fass for $2 bloody marys from 10am-2pm. You can learn about the history of the drink plus how to create non-traditional spins on the recipe. There’s no RSVP required, as if you could remember to call ahead in your state anyway. Just show up and enjoy.

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Jan 16 Sat

Drink all the beer The 6th Annual San Diego Brew Fest is back again at Liberty Station with unlimited tastings from dozens of local and international craft beers, plus live music and SD’s most popular food trucks. Proceeds will benefit Noah’s B'Ark Pet Rescue.

Liberty Station

Drink all the beer Liberty Station The 6th Annual San Diego Brew Fest is back again at Liberty Station with unlimited tastings from dozens of local and international craft beers, plus live music and SD’s most popular food trucks. Proceeds will benefit Noah’s B'Ark Pet Rescue.

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Jan 17 Sun

Eat your way through the city The 10th annual San Diego Restaurant Week is going down, and you’ll have eight days to eat and drink your way through more than 180 local restaurants. Each participating restaurant will offer a specially priced menu at lunch and dinner, in case your wallet is still recovering from the holidays. No tickets required.

Citywide

Eat your way through the city Citywide The 10th annual San Diego Restaurant Week is going down, and you’ll have eight days to eat and drink your way through more than 180 local restaurants. Each participating restaurant will offer a specially priced menu at lunch and dinner, in case your wallet is still recovering from the holidays. No tickets required.

Farmers Insurance Golf Tournament

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Jan 28-31

Get your golf on Torrey Pines will host the Farmers Insurance Open PGA Tour golf tournament again this year. Aside from what’s happening on the green, be sure to visit the Expo where you can check out the latest in golf equipment. At the Fan Village you can get your drink on at Fringe, an open-air sports bar on the 15th green which is also where the after party is happening with live music Thursday-Saturday.

Torrey Pines Golf Course

Get your golf on Torrey Pines Golf Course Torrey Pines will host the Farmers Insurance Open PGA Tour golf tournament again this year. Aside from what’s happening on the green, be sure to visit the Expo where you can check out the latest in golf equipment. At the Fan Village you can get your drink on at Fringe, an open-air sports bar on the 15th green which is also where the after party is happening with live music Thursday-Saturday.

The 4th Estate & Be Water Photo

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Feb 6 Sat

Pretend you’re in the Big Easy Skip the expensive trip to New Orleans. This year, San Diego is throwing a party of it’s own -- the Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration. From 4pm-midnight, there will be live performances on five outdoor stages, world-renowned DJs, and at 9pm a massive parade will be taking over Fifth Ave.

Gaslamp

Pretend you’re in the Big Easy Gaslamp Skip the expensive trip to New Orleans. This year, San Diego is throwing a party of it’s own -- the Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration. From 4pm-midnight, there will be live performances on five outdoor stages, world-renowned DJs, and at 9pm a massive parade will be taking over Fifth Ave.

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Feb 13 Sat

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey The 34th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair will be welcoming the Year of the Monkey downtown at 3rd Ave and J St. Both days from 10am-5pm you can get a taste of Asian culture with lion and dragon dances, live martial arts demos, acrobats, taiko drumming, and more.

Downtown

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey Downtown The 34th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair will be welcoming the Year of the Monkey downtown at 3rd Ave and J St. Both days from 10am-5pm you can get a taste of Asian culture with lion and dragon dances, live martial arts demos, acrobats, taiko drumming, and more.

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Feb 19 Fri

Drink all the beer again San Diego Winter Brew Fest is back at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, bringing craft beers from more than 40 breweries, live local music, food, and other vendors. There’s a VIP session from 6-7pm on Saturday where you can get the first taste of exclusive brews along with cheese and beer pairings. Proceeds benefit Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association.

Hall of Champions

Drink all the beer again Hall of Champions San Diego Winter Brew Fest is back at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, bringing craft beers from more than 40 breweries, live local music, food, and other vendors. There’s a VIP session from 6-7pm on Saturday where you can get the first taste of exclusive brews along with cheese and beer pairings. Proceeds benefit Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association.