The Westfield Malls are a great place to take your kids to see Santa this year. You can even purchase a Santa Fast Pass online that includes a special photo package and VIP line access. Other shopping centers to seek out include Fashion Valley, Otay Ranch Town Center and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Most are open through December 24th, but check with each complex to get full details.
The 37th annual Coronado Christmas Parade Kids comes to the ferry landing on December 7th. Come watch Mr. Claus and his crew arrive by boat for a true Southern California Christmas scene. Kids can visit with Santa and play in real snow from 3 to 8 pm.
Fans of the San Diego Zoo will love the festive Santa's Workshop that takes place from 4:30pm to 8 pm every night starting December 16th. Known as Jungle Bells, this annual tradition brings a real Christmas spirit to the world-famous zoo for the whole family to enjoy.
On December 1st, Santa Claus will come to Little Italy for the annual tree lighting ceremony. Arriving on a bright red fire truck at 4:30 pm, this is a festive sight to behold, as one of San Diego's favorite neighborhoods kicks off the Christmas season.