Exciting things are happening this weekend, and we like to keep visitors and locals alike in the loop of San Diego events. Below is a compiled list of what to look forward to.

Friday, Nov. 17th

Santee’s Holiday Lighting Celebration. 5:30pm-8:30 pm at the Santee Trolley Square.

Alright Christmas enthusiast, this event was really made for you. Some of you reading this are wondering what a trolley is, and it’s those large red public trains that have made their presence a distinguished trademark in San Diego. Unlike the rest of the world, our trains like run above ground, and our farthest stop going out to east county is the Santee Trolley Square leading to a public market. This free family-friendly event will sport live music, craft activities, food vendors, and carnival-like activities for kids. Since parking is limited, try going green and taking public transportation. At 6:15 pm the tree lighting ceremony starts (Don’t mind that Thanksgiving hasn’t happened yet)

Saturday, Nov. 18th

Guided Nature Walk. 9:30 am, Mission Trails Region Park Visitor Center.

If you live in the area or you’re just visiting and want a taste of the natural local wildlife of San Diego, then partake in this free 1.5-hour guide on the scenic trails. This is a relatively easy walk in nature, but advise to wear proper shoes and sunscreen, and to bring your own water and snacks.

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival: The Grand Tasting. 12 pm – 3 pm, Embarcadero Marina

This annual competition between 60 of San Diego’s top chefs will be open for the public to try food samples and wine tasting. Over 700 wine samples will be available in the ambient setting of the Embarcadero, accompanied by live music. Tickets for the event can be purchased on the event website.

Sunday, Nov. 19th

Holiday Breath Yoga Series. 10:30 am, Hotel Del Coronado.

Holidays and vacations don’t have to be stressful. Classes are held on the Del’s Windsor Lawn with the beautiful ocean as your view. Cost is $20, and bring your own mat. This yoga series will benefit OG Yoga, a local effort to bring yoga in underprivileged communities.

Live Music Sunday’s: Manny Cepeda Orchestra. 12 pm – 3 pm at Liberty Public Market.

Liberty Market host live music on Sundays. So while taking a lunch break from your local shopping experience, enjoy the sound of the Manny Cepeda Orchestra.

Succulent Wreaths Workshop. 4 pm- 6 pm, Culture Brewing Co.

Nothing says San Diego like succulent anything and craft beer. Enjoy local brewery drinks on tap while creating a unique holiday wreath. Your $35 ticket includes two pints of Culture beer and the supplies you need to create a wreath, along with tips to keep your succulents looking fresh.

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