San Diego Events November 2024

San Diego events November and fun things to do in San Diego. Enjoy these fun fall events and things to do in San Diego, the best vacation spot for locals and tourists in Southern California. Don't miss out on these great fall activities, and special things to do for Thanksgiving in San Diego CA. This year Thanksgiving is on Thursday November 28, 2024.

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La Jolla Attractions - One of the best San Diego events November for both tourists and locals is to walk the beautiful La Jolla coast. Bring your camera and take photos of the Children's Pool, La Jolla Seals, La Jolla Cove, Scripps Park, and the La Jolla Sea Caves. La Jolla Coast Walk

La Jolla Playhouse - see what's playing at La Jolla Playhouse. Maybe plan on a cocktail and appetizers at James Place before the play and then walk on over for the play.

Palm Springs Vacation - November is a great time to visit Palm Springs, where the desert is a pleasant temperature to enjoy the outdoors. Make this your best weekend away at a Palm Springs Vacation.

Botanic Garden Lightscape - select dates in November 2024 to early January 2025 from 5 to 10 PM at San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly Quail Botanic Gardens) in Encinitas. Back for the third year following many sold out nights in 2022. Spectacular garden light show featuring the international Lightscape exhibition. Enjoy a one mile evening walk through the lighted garden filled with one million twinkling lights, as well as "cathedral" of lights, a laser garden, lantern trees and more. This is a special ticketed event with entry times every 15 minutes. Reservations required. For more information see

Murder Mystery Adventure - 1-mile Historical True Crime Tour of the Gaslamp Quarter. Ages 13 and up. Reservations required.

Art Galleries - Friday November 1, 2024 from 4 - 7 PM. Explore the art galleries in La Jolla on the first Friday of each month. Explore original artwork including paintings, photography and sculpture at over 15 local art galleries.

Temecula Valley Wine Tour - Enjoy a fun and romantic wine tour of Temecula Valley wine country. You guide will take you to 3-4 different wineries, show you views of scenic Temecula Valley, located northeast of San Diego. Temecula Wine Tasting

San Diego Sunset at Moonlight Beach

Sunset at Moonlight Beach

Weekend Beach Walks - Saturday and Sunday November 16 and 17, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 4:45 PM (sunset) will be a nice time to walk some of the local beaches at low tide. Best San Diego Beaches for Walking

San Diego Harbor Waterfront – For a fun day in San Diego, enjoy a stroll along the San Diego waterfront and admire all the historic ships. Walk down to Seaport Village and visit the unique shops. For the young kids, reward them with an ice cream cone and a ride on the merry-go-round.

Holidays at Disneyland - mid November 2024 to early January 2025. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are special holiday time at Disneyland. See the fireworks, decorations, Christmas Fantasy Parade, new Disney Festival of Holidays and more for your Holidays at Disneyland.

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More Than Pink Walk - Sunday November TBD 2024 in San Diego. Join this Susan G. Komen 5K run/walk to raise awareness and help cure breast cancer. For more information on this fun and worthwhile San Diego event in November see

Carlsbad Village Faire - November TBD 2024 from 8 AM - 4 PM in Carlsbad, CA. This great North County San Diego event features over 850 vendors, making it the largest street festival of its kind in the county. Art fair, arts and crafts, antiques, unique clothing, restaurants, food and more. On Carlsbad Village Drive west of Interstate 5 to the ocean. Don't miss this festival, another of the best San Diego events.

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Maritime Museum San Diego - Visit San Diego Bay and explore the Maritime Museum and sail on an historic ship.

Lagoon Nature Walk - Explore a nature trail near your home. Most of the lagoons have nature trails, some with guided walks and visitor centers where you can find out more about this fragile ecosystem, fauna and flora. We love the San Elijo Lagoon between Solana Beach and Cardiff, which offers a variety of trails from easy to difficult. San Diego Hiking Trails

Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler and 5K - November TBD 2024. Runners and skaters welcome to run along the Strand from Coronado to Imperial Beach. Tag teams welcome. Starts in Coronado at Orange Avenue and Glorietta Blvd and finishes at the Imperial Beach Pier. Alternatively, the 5K Run/Walk starts and finishes at the Imperial Beach Plaza at 7:00 AM. Register now for one of the best race San Diego events November.

Farmers Market - most weekends and weekdays throughout San Diego county. Enjoy fresh local produce, flowers and yummy food at a San Diego farmers market. There are many to choose from throughout the county. San Diego County Farmers Markets

San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival - November dates TBD 2024 at San Diego Embarcadero Marina Park North and other locations. Don't miss the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival featuring 170 world-class wineries and spirit producers, 70 of San Diego’s fine dining restaurants, gourmet foods, cooking classes, wine tasting classes, yummy food samples and more. Tickets on sale in the fall. This San Diego event is for adults ages 21 and up only.

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Explore Tidepools - November 14 to 18, 2024 at various times at low minus tides. Fall and winter are the best times to explore the San Diego tide pools. It's free and a great weekend kids activity. Here is a list of best times to visit and more information about the San Diego Tide Pools.

Encinitas Street Faire - Sunday November TBD 2024 in Encinitas, Cali. South Coast Highway 101, from D to J street, from 9 AM - 4 PM. 400+ arts and crafts vendors, food, music, family amusement & entertainment. One of the fun north county San Diego events (formerly called the Poinsettia Festival). Park in nearby Moonlight Beach parking lot (Directions: take Encinitas Blvd. west from Interstate 5, cross over 101 and park in the lot between B and C street). Or take the Coaster Train.

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas
Thanksgiving Dinner - We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving. Please see our pages on San Diego Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas and San Diego Thanksgiving Activities.

Ice Skating by the Sea - mid November 2024 to January 2025 at The Del, Hotel del Coronado. Enjoy outdoor ice skating at Coronado beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Tickets cost $35 per person. Hot chocolate and holiday drinks make this a festive San Diego holiday activity. For more information and schedule see

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - dates TBD November - December 31, 2024 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego Balboa Park. One of the classic San Diego events for the holidays. Shows at various times. Buy Grinch Tickets

Christmas Arts, Crafts and Santa - November dates TBD 2024 at Bates Nut Farm. Over 100 artists, handmade crafts and fine art. Face painting, farm zoo for the kids.

O’Side Turkey Trot - Thanksgiving Day 7 AM at the Oceanside Pier. Wear your thanksgiving costume for this turkey trot 5K run/walk or kids 1 mile fun run. Both open and locals only events. Event route includes Oceanside Civic Center, Oceanside Harbor and Oceanside Pier in Oceanside Cal. Free. The 5K and 5 Mile run/walks start at the Oceanside Civic Center, 330 North Coast Hwy. (Corner of Mission and Coast Hwy.) All races finish on The Strand at adjacent the Oceanside Pier. Register now for this north county San Diego events November. See Oceanside Turkey Trot Festival information at

Thanksgiving Day Run
Father Joe's Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk - Thanksgiving Day 7 to 10 AM at Balboa Park. This annual event benefits St. Vincent de Paul Village, the largest homeless charity in San Diego. A 5K race starts and finishes in Balboa Park. Wheelchairs, pets and baby strollers welcome for some true San Diego family fun. Sign up now and start getting your pledges! Corporate groups and teams welcome. Join in the fun and take home a fresh baked pie on Thanksgiving while benefiting the city's homeless. Pies must be ordered in advance. https://thanksgiving-day-5k

Julian Christmas Tree Lighting - Sat. after Thanksgiving (November 30, 2024) at Julian’s Pioneer Park. A great family tradition. Take your family to the old town of Julian for the festivities to open the Christmas season. Starts at 4 PM, and the tree lighting at 6 PM. Christmas carols, Santa. Free admission for this Christmas event.

Things to Do in San Diego - For more San Diego events, check out these Things to do in San Diego.

Other Holiday Events and Activities in San Diego - For other fun family activities and winter holiday events, see Thanksgiving Activities, Christmas Activities and December Events .

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