There’s a lot more to do in San Diego than Black Friday sales now that Turkey Day is over.
Here are some of the top events around town.
San Diego Jazz Fest
From ragtime to swing to Dixieland, the 36th Annual San Diego Jazz Fest has everything to offer music fans.
The festival features a variety of traditional jazz music, including traditional, boogie-woogie, gospel and rockabilly.
The festival spans the weekend at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. Tickets range from $20 to $50.
Rendezvous Pop-Up Speakeasy
It’s no secret that the US Grant Hotel served as a speakeasy during the Prohibition Era. This weekend, the Grant will bring back the spirit the era with Pop-Up Speakeasy.
The Rendezvous Lounge will be held at secret location inside the hotel and is hosted the Cory Albert, the Grant’s Chef de Bar. Entrance to the speakeasy required a password and the location will only be revealed after you’ve purchased a ticket.
The Rendezvous Lounge Pop-Up Speakeasy goes from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $60 and limited.
Surfin’ Santa Arrival
Now that Thanksgiving is over, the countdown to Christmas’ begun. While Santa may arrive in other places on a sleigh, here in San Diego, he uses a seaplane.
The Surfin’ Santa Arrival in Seaport Village has been named as the Top 10 Santa sighting location. Visitors can pose for a photo with Santa on his surfboard riding a six-foot wave.
Children can also partake in the festive parade along the boardwalk and kids crafting activities.
Surfin’ Santa goes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event is free.
Julian Country Christmas
If you want a more traditional Christmas feel with Jack Frost nipping at your nose, head on down to the Julian Country Christmas.
The town of Julian will host a tree lighting event at the Pioneer Museum Park. There will be musical performers singing carols, a living nativity scene and sweet treats from local vendors. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also make an appearance.
The Julian Country Christmas starts at 1 p.m. Saturday and is free.
Fall Beer and Cider Festival
Another weekend, another beer festival. It’s San Diego after all. The Fall and Cider Festival at the Del Mar Racetrack features more than 100 different local craft brews.
Local breweries will offer special seasonal beers as well as a variety of ciders. Visitors and buy full-sized beers or pay for a sampling price.
The festival goes from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and is free with the $6 track admission. Gates open at 11 a.m.