November 2010 Family Events in San Diego

Event Date

Event Description




Nov. 4-14

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

A musical that explores a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown.

Nov. 4-6 and 12-13 at 7 pm, Nov. 6-7 and 13-14 at 2 pm

ENCORE Theater

9620 Campo Rd., Spring Valley

$12 and $15

Nov. 4-15

Memorial Park Carnival Challenging games and thrilling rides for all ages. Candy, soda, and snack food will be available.

1-11 pm

Memorial Park 3900 Marcy Ave., near Oceanview Blvd. and 30th St., San Diego

Admission: $1.50, each ride has a fee.

Nov. 5-6

12th Annual Pancake Breakfast

Hosted by Santee Firefighters and San Diego County Sheriff's Department

7-10:30 am

Santee Fire Station

48950 Cottonwood Ave., Santee

$4 for adults, $3 for seniors 65+ and children under 10

Nov. 6

The Waldorf School of San Diego Harvest Festival and Craft Faire

Live music, kids’ crafts, petting zoo, puppet show, coffee/tea house, games with handmade or natural prizes, and much more!  

11 am-4 pm

3547 Altadena Ave., San Diego

Free admission. Ticket fee for many of the activities.

Nov. 7

Fall Back Festival

This event highlights the history and culture of downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The event features entertainment, food, demonstrations and lots of fun for children and families.

11 am-4 pm

Island Ave. between Fourth and Fifth Streets, San Diego


Nov. 7

Family Day: Go Kibbutz Crazy at the San Diego Jewish Book Fair

Presentations by famous authors, six activity stations for hands on learning, games and more.

11 am-2:30 pm

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla


Nov. 11-14

Mission Fed’s Discovery Days: Festival of Flight Scavenger hunts, keeper talks, an amazing aerial feeding frenzy in the Scripps Aviary and more.

9 am-5 pm

San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr., Balboa Park, San Diego

General admission:

Adults: $24.50; Children (3-11): $16.50; Active military with ID: Free

Nov. 13-14

Trunk Treasures Consignment Event

High quality used items including: toys, playground equipment, furniture, strollers, baby/child gear, maternity items and name brand junior clothing.

Wed.: 3-6 pm, Thurs.: 12-6 pm

851 Showroom Place near Kid Ventures, located in the Design Center at Eastlake, Chula Vista

Free admission

Nov. 19

Community Holiday Lighting Celebration

Come see the 20-ft. Tall tree light up, enjoy kids craft projects, live entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, cookie decorating, Santa and ice skating.

5:30-8:30 pm

Santee Trolley Square

9884 Mission Gorge Rd.,



Nov. 20

Escondido Children’s Museum’s Fall Family “Fun-Raiser”

Family fun-raising with hands-on activities, games, food tastings, drawing and silent auction! All proceeds to benefit Escondido Children’s Museum.

4-8 pm

Escondido Children’s Museum

380 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido

Adults $30.00, 2-18 years old $10.00

Nov. 21

Mother Goose Parade

Spectacular motorized floats, glorious marching bands and drill units, eloquent equestrians, animated clowns, special characters, special guests, performing artists, celebrities, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles, and of course,  Santa Claus.

10 am

Magnolia and Main St., El Cajon


Nov. 24-28

Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival

There are large concert rooms with double dance floors and small, intimate "listening" rooms. All are non-smoking. The Festival bands represent a wide variety of traditional jazz, dixieland and swing styles. The Festival offers something for every taste in classic jazz.


500 Hotel Circle N., San Diego

$15-40, ages 12 and younger: free

Nov. 26-Dec. 26

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Lively musical based on a Dr. Seuss tale that is perfect for the holiday season.


Old Globe Theatre, Balboa Park, San Diego


Nov. 27-Dec. 24

Victoria’s Gardens Christmas Trees and Lighted Wonderland

Flower maze, corn maze, pony rides, hay rides, jump house, train rides, a petting zoo and more.

10 am-8 pm

12150 Woodside, Lakeside

Free admission; nominal fee for the activities.

Nov. 27

Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony

Santa will light a 35 foot decorated tree to raise awareness for people living with disabilities. Highland dancers, hot chocolate, holiday music, cookies and more. Reservations required.

7 pm

Hilton San Diego Resort

1775 East Mission Bay, San Diego


Nov. 27

Surfing Santa at Seaport Village

Arts and Craft projects for kids, free LED light exchange, eco-friendly ornament making and live music.

1 pm

Seaport Village, West Harbor Dr. And Pacific Hwy., San Diego


Nov. 28

Discover Mingei Treasure Hunt

View the exhibits and receive a prize for completing a treasure hunt.

12-4 pm

Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego