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 23 2023.December Events
Updated June 6, 2023 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures
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. www.lajollaplayhouse.org/
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.
Murder Mystery Adventure - Saturday and Sunday November and December is when Seaport Village will be hosting a Murder Mystery Adventure. If you’ve ever had a hankering to do some detective work here is your chance. It is a scavenger hunt type of game that will take you about 2 hours as you make your way through the iconic seaside collecting murder clues to solve the mystery. murdernmayhem.com
Explore Tidepools - November 25 to 29 2023 at various times at low minus tides. Fall and winter is the best time 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.
Art Galleries - Friday November 3 2023 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. lajollabythesea.com
Light the Night Walk - Date Nov 2023. 2-mile walk and celebration to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society raise money and awareness for these cancers. www.lightthenight.org
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
Sunset at Moonlight Beach
Weekend Beach Walks - Saturday and Sunday November 25 and 26 2023 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM 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 2023 to early January 2024. 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.
Carlsbad Village Faire - November date TBD 2023 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.
Holiday Events and Christmas Activities - Looking for holiday activities in San Diego, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, and Coronado? See San Diego Thanksgiving Activities and Christmas Activities in San Diego.
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.
Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler and 5K - November 12 2023. 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. www.silverstrandhalf.com
San Diego Wonderfront Music and Arts Festival - November dates TBD 2023 at San Diego Embarcadero Marina Park North. 3 days of music, art, food wine and spirits at an awesome location near Seaport Village. Get your tickets before they sell out. wonderfrontfestival.com
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 8 to 12 2023 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. www.sandiegowineclassic.com
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Encinitas Holiday Street Faire - November date TBD 2023 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). www.encinitas101.com 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.
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Ice Skating by the Sea - mid November 2023 to January 1 2024 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 www.hoteldel.com.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - November TBD - December TBD 2023 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 Vintage Market - dates TBD November 2023 at Bates Nut Farm. Over 100 artists, handmade crafts and fine art. Face painting, farm zoo for the kids. www.batesnutfarm.biz
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 www.osideturkeytrot.com
San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival - tentative November 22 to 26 2023. Join in the fun with at San Diego’s annual Jazz festival. For more information and schedule see www.dixielandjazzfestival.org.
Julian Christmas Tree Lighting - Sat. after Thanksgiving (November 25 2023) 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. www.julianca.com
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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