Upcoming Pacific Beach Holiday Events

Dec 1, 2018 (Sat) - Christmas on Crystal Pier (Pacific Beach) from 2pm - 5pm. Take your holiday pictures with Santa at the end of Crystal Pier on Saturday, December 1st from 2:00- 5:00pm. There will be tree lighting at sunset and festive wreaths decorated by local community groups and businesses.  Pictures will be $10 or $5 if you make a donation of school supplies to help our local PB schools. PLEASE BE AWARE, YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED A PICTURE IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER 3:45PM. THE LAST PICTURE WILL BE TAKEN AT 5PM.  Some needed school supplies include: Hand sanitizer (big family size bottles), Sanitizing wipes, Kleenex boxes, Color copy paper 8 X 11 ½ (any color), and white copy paper 8 X 11 ½, Staplers and staples, Adult scissors, Post its, White cardstock paper, Spiral notebooks, Glue sticks, Colored pencils and markers. Address: 4500 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, California 92109

Dec 14, 2018 (Fri) - EcoDistrict Holiday Lane presented by beautifulPB from 4pm - 8pm from Ingraham to Mission Blvd. The 1 st Annual EcoDistrict Holiday Lane presented by beautifulPB, in collaboration with the PBEcoDistrict Partners will be closing Garnet Avenue between Ingraham Street & Mission Blvd for a community-wide holiday village. Garnet will be a vehicle-less street, with a two-way 20’ Mobility Lane down the center for bikes, skateboards, skates, electric scooters with (4) Round-abouts. Sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians
only. Vacant retail space will be activated with local artists and makers of handmade goods for holiday Shop Local shopping. Lots of kids activities. Festive & Local Music, Street Entertainment for all ages. Address for GPS: Garnet Ave & Ingraham St, San Diego, CA 92109 

Dec 15, 2018 (Sat) - Santa Run in Pacific Beach from 8AM - 1PM. Must purchase ticket online. The 6th Annual San Diego Santa Run is a holiday experience like none other in San Diego! The event will consist of a series of runs that will take place on Garnet Ave. featuring a 5K fun run and 1 mile run waves that include run with your dog, kids run, and a competitive wave. Come out in your finest (or ugliest) Christmas attire as you take part in this one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Then stick around to watch the annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade!

Dec 15, 2018 (Sat) - Pacific Beach Holiday Parade. Parade starts at 1pmThe parade route is on Garnet Ave from Haines to Bayard Streets. 

Christmas Celebrations (Ugly Christmas Parties) in Pacific Beach

Many organizations and social groups host Ugly Sweater Parties and bar crawls (bar hopping) in Pacific Beach. There have been years where people were scrambling last minute to find an ugly sweater and just can't find one! Thrift shops would run out of these old Christmas sweaters due to the popularity of the Ugly Christmas Sweater parties that have been reigning during the month of December for the last several years! Eventually some of the thrift stores began making their own ugly Christmas sweaters and selling them! 

Tips on how to find an Ugly Christmas Sweater
  1. Go to a thrift shop at least a month ahead! So start looking around November or before to find a cheap ugly Christmas sweater.
  2. Go to Wal Mart starting in November. There are so many cheap Christmas sweaters at Wal Mart for $15 or less. Even if you get closer to Christmas, more likely than not, they'll still have a lot of inventory from new shipments. You can also buy them online and then pick the location that has it and choose to pick up it up in person.
  3. If you are 2 weeks from your Christmas party and don't have any luck finding an ugly Christmas sweater, thank God for Amazon Prime! Be weary about buying them outside of the 2-day shipment as shipping from China merchants can take weeks!

Halloween Celebrations in Pacific Beach 

Look out for parties hosted by bars in Pacific Beach. They usually celebrate it during a 2 weekend span so if you miss the weekend before Halloween, more likely you can join in the fun the weekend after Halloween! 

Going to a costume party doesn't have to break the bank, find a used costume from Craigslist or the Thrift store! You can also borrow your roommate's old costume. 

I've seen so many girls buy brand new costumes and they only used it once! If you do have time, then you can buy a cheap costume online but be careful about shipments from China. They can take weeks to arrive. 

In Pacific Beach, there are so many Fall events being hosted by bars, organizations and friends! Pacific Beach can be very festive for all the holidays! Find a hotel for an overnight stay in Pacific Beach.