Holiday Family Fun 2012

There's plenty of yuletide festivities for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

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Poway WinterFestnDec. 14-15nGet outside and skate at the outdoor rink as part of Poway WinterFest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be free arts and crafts, kids' karaoke and music. Sled down Snow Hill on Saturday. Get more information here.
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The Skytower over SeaWorld San Diego is lit for the holiday season and the park's Christmas Celebration includes everything from special shows to fireworks on New Year's Eve.
Holiday PopsnDec. 21-23nCraving a little culture before Christmas? Then head to the San Diego Symphony for their Holiday Pops concert, featuring seasonal music and a sing-a-long Christmas carols. Check out the website for tickets.
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Garden of LightsnDec. 8-23, 26-30nMore than 100,000 lights decorate San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, formerly Quail Botanical Garden. There's a poinsettia garden, a camp fire, live music and, weather permitting, snow. Get more information on the event here.
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Holiday of Lights through New Year's DaynLight up the night at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is the largest animated drive-through light show on the West Coast. More than 400 twinkling, lively displays located around the Del Mar Racetrack will delight anyone looking for a little sparkle. Times run 5:30-10 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday, and 5:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday-Saturday. Cost starts at $20. Click here for more info.
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Celebrate in WhovillenNov. 27 - Dec. 31nDon’t be a Grinch! Okay, maybe indulge in your inner green monster a little during the Balboa Theater performance of the Dr. Seuss holiday favorite. The show runs through Dec. 31. Tickets start at $24 and can be purchased at theater website.
SDSU and BYU marching bands will play through the Gaslamp District on Dec. 18 to for some pre-game festivities of this year's Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 20.
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Exotic AnimalsnDec. 14-Jan. 6nWhat kind of animal gets its wings every time a jungle bell rings? Find out for yourself this month at the Jungle Bells celebration, when the San Diego Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland.
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Dancing MerrymentnDec. 14 - 24nTchaikovsky's classic ballet is about a young girl, Clara, who is given a nutcracker for Christmas. But this is no ordinary Nutcracker as Clara learns that very night. Tickets can be purchased at the official website.
Yuletide TunesnDec. 23, 2 p.m.nCelebrate Christmas San Diego style with a walk in Balboa Park to hear the great Spreckels organ play its regular Sunday concert. Click here for more info.
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The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights continues its tradition with its 41st annual procession of boats scheduled for the evenings of December 9 and 16.
Alpine Village Parade of Lightsn6:30-9 p.m., Dec. 7nSanta Claus and real snow will be at the Alpine Village Christmas Parade of Lights and Snow Festival. The best part? There's free sledding!
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