GINGERBREAD BIG LEAGUES: Head down to the Arclinea San Diego to check out a showcase of gingerbread houses designed and built by leading San Diego architects, designers, artists and cultural leaders. Reservations recommended, cost is $25.
GARDEN OF LIGHTS: The San Diego Botanic Garden at Encinitas is decorated with 90,000-plus twinkling lights and trees through Dec. 30. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday crafts, live entertainment, marshmallow roasting and food! Call 760-436-3036 x206 for more information.
MORE THAN DINNER: Craving Greek? Zorbas has that and more-- Munch on a buffet, full bar and live music after you watch Zorba Stars dancers perform belly dancing on stage. Open dancing will take place after the show. Call 619-422-8853 for reservations.