The home of Michael and Amber Balazs on Roe Drive in Santee has a lighted sigh alternating between HOPE and CURE. Photo by Chris Stone
The home of Michael and Amber Balazs on Roe Drive in Santee has a lighted sigh alternating between HOPE and CURE. Photo by Chris Stone

With the holidays approaching, there’s plenty to do with family and friends as you enjoy your time with one another.

San Diego County is as festive as it gets during this time of the year with plenty of neighborhoods decked out in Christmas lights. Check out this guide by San Diego Family with a list of the must-see neighborhoods.

From East County to North County to South, there’s an abundance of fancy light displays you won’t want to miss. Chances are there are some displays right in your own neighborhood.

Here are some other family-friendly events happening this holiday weekend:

Eastlake Village Walk

The Village Walk in Eastlake is being transformed into a magical atmosphere with snow, music and Christmas lights. The nightly event that runs through Saturday includes caroling. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Girl Singers

The Girl Singers will hit the stage at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. The band will perform holiday classics from the 50s including “Winter Wonderland,” “Santa Baby” and “Silver Bells.” The performance takes place at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $42.

Xmas Eve Splash

Splash into the holidays with the Coronado Masters. The group is hosting an Xmas Eve Day Splash at 12 p.m. Saturday in Coronado. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share for a post-splash celebration while hot cider, buffalo broth and other goods will be provided.

Seas ‘n’ Greetings

The Birch Aquarium has transformed into a holiday wonderland to celebrate the season. Participants can expect to see a Scuba Santa including holiday night lights. The event runs through Dec. 31.

Christmas at SeaWorld

Join Shamu at SeaWorld this holiday season. Festivities, which run through Jan. 1, include a North Pole with Rudolph and his friends, special shows such as “Clyde and Seamore’s Christmas,” and a Snow Hill for children to sled on.

Snow Days at Legoland

You don’t have to head to the mountains to have a Winter Wonderland. Head to Legoland for the park’s annual Snow Days. Visitors can expect two snow play areas, holiday characters and a holiday-themed dive show at Sea Life Aquarium.

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