with Michael Lum


Parade of Lights Spectator Cruise

Candy canes, hot cocoa and the reflections of our brightly lit city on the water make for a perfect December Sunday evening aboard the cozy comfort of a Flagship vessel.

Enjoy this cruise with the warmth of family and friends…..

What you get:

Narrated evening tour of the harbor and festive lights of the downtown skyline

  View of the

Holiday Boat Parade of Lights


  Snacks bar available with Sodas, cocktails and various snack items

Candy canes for the kids


1050 N. Harbor

call us at

619-522-6155 or 1-855-955-9558

Adults $35

Kids $17


Classic cocktail parties will have a new sparkle this season,

when one of San Diego’s most beloved neighborhood

s serves up a spirited approach to the holiday season.

the Hillcrest Taste n’ Tinis!

Tasters and toasters alike will indulge in a self-guided walking tour

of mouthwatering appetizers and festive beverages

on Thursday, December 13, 2012

from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Embark on a winter evening of wonderful cuisine from distinguished local chefs, offering an assortment of house specialties from hors d’oeuvres and entrees to delightfully sweet treats. Make your mouth feel merry with a variety of flavors, including spicy Spanish fare, fresh seafood, zesty Italian, classic American and many more delectable dishes.

In the midst of the culinary merriment, find warmth indoors by visiting participating retail shops, where you can delight in holiday shopping at Hillcrest’s best boutiques and shops, all-the-while, sipping on exquisite cocktails.

Peppermint martinis, creamy eggnog, Candy Cane Cosmopolitans, Scroogedrivers

and other tantalizing tastes will be mixed under the mistletoe, since each participating boutique will have its own bartender creating cocktails right in the store.

Enjoy the sampling, the shopping, and finding the perfect gift, and leave the rest to us – stop by the will-call booth for complimentary gift-wrapping, to finish your gift with some flare.

Hillcrest Taste n’ Tinis

will be the social event of the season, so don’t miss out!

Tickets for this savory affaire are $20 in advance

and $25 on the day of the event.

Participants in the cocktail portion of this event must be 21 years or older

and have a valid ID to enter.



December Nights in Balboa Park…

12/ 7- 8/ 2012

Balboa Park December Nights,
the nation’s premier holiday festival,
will take place for the 35th consecutive year on Friday,
Dec. 7, 5-10pm, and Saturday, Dec. 8, noon-10pm.
As always, the event brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy,
learn more about the cultural value of Balboa Park and kick-off the
“most wonderful time of the year.”

Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 pm

both evenings and more than 300,000 visitors are expected to experience

the joy of San Diego’s largest free community festival.

Those who attend will participate in a truly multicultural experience,

enjoying food, music and entertainment from around the world.

Revelers can watch top-notch musical and dance performances,

enjoy delicious and diverse food choices and help spread a heavy dose of holiday cheer.

Some of the more well-known traditions include food from around the globe at the

International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages;

the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California;

unique gift shopping at the museum stores and with the artisans of Spanish Village;

and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre,

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Del Cerro Baptist’s Christmas Story Tree,

and more.


Mama’s Kitchen’s 20th Annual

Tree of Life Ceremony

Mama’s Kitchen will host its 20th annual

World AIDS Day Tree of Life ceremony on

Saturday, Dec. 1,

to recognize and remember those affected by AIDS.

The moving event will feature the lighting of the large holiday Christmas tree

that stands in the center of the ground level plaza at the

Village Hillcrest shopping center.

Participants have the opportunity to purchase an ornament

to be placed on the tree,

which can be personalized with a message to a loved one.

One ornament is $15 and two ornaments are $25,

with proceeds benefitting the services of Mama’s Kitchen.

The ceremony will  include holiday music by the

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus,

guest speakers and a candlelight vigil.

Over the years, the event has become a highly anticipated

World AIDS Day

activity for community members, many of whom remember their loved ones in such a setting.


“The Tree of Life” Ceremony

allows the San Diego community to gather together and remember those who are no longer with us

because of AIDS,” said Alberto Cortés, executive director of Mama’s Kitchen.

“Through this event we can also embrace and show support for members of our community

who still battle this serious disease daily.”

Participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for Mama’s Pantry to the event,

which is free and open to the public.

The event begins at 6 pm.

To purchase an ornament for the Tree of Life

, email

or call 619-233-6262.

The Village Hillcrest is located at 3965 Fifth Ave.


Welcome to the Outdoor Rink

at Horton Square!

 Experience skating ice skating in the heart of America’s Finest City

all while benefiting a great cause…

Come to Horton Plaza and join us in a benefit

for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

                    Wednesday November 28, 2012                   

at 7:30pm

  NBC 7 San Diego

will broadcast live from the ice rink,

“Holidays on Horton Square”.

Immediately following the show, come join us for skating under the stars

from 8pm to 10pm

Winter Season Dates

November 15, 2012 – January 6, 2013

            225 Broadway Cir.  San Diego

Prices ……

Adults – $14.00

Children (Under 12) – $12.00

Season Passes – $35.00

(Season Passes allow unlimited skating November 15th – January 6th.)

 (Subject To Change)

Admission includes rental ice skates for the duration of the public session.

Skate at your own risk !!!!!










Island Fashion Show 2

Debuting in Honolulu last December, Hawaii’s

INKED Island Fashion Show

brings its unique showcase of Polynesian island fashion, tattoos and music to

The Westin San Diego 

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.

Big names in island fashion from California and Hawaii will grace the 30-foot INKED runway.

INKED is a one-stop shop for those consumers who love the Pacific islands

— its fashion, its tattoos, its music, its culture.

See the latest from fashion designers

 to t-shirt makers who cater to the island market.

Find the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list,

learn something new, make new connections

while enjoying the island’s best in island fashion and entertainment.

Don’t miss the awesome afterparty featuring some of today’s hottest island music artists:

Common Kings and Zhen out of California

plus Hawaii rapper Prie Falaniko.

It’s Island.

It’s Fashion.


Don’t miss it!

Official Website



Hawaiian Christmas Concert


Makaha Sons and Friends


Watch the 41st San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

on Board


Parade of Lights Dinner Cruise

Leaves from San Diego Grape St.
Pier 1800 N. Harbor Dr. at 5:30 PM
Boarding time: 5:00 PM
Price: $84.00 per   person


  • 3 Hour Yacht Cruise on the San Diego Bay
  • Boarding Glass of Champagne or Sparkling Cider
  • A Delicious Holiday Buffet Dinner
  • Decadent Dessert Buffet
  • Wine list and cocktails available for purchase
  • DJ Entertainment
  • Spectacular Views of the Boat Parade of Lights
  • Ever-Changing Views of San Diego

TRULY the BEST way

to watch the Parade….



Sundays, December 9 & 16

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The  North Park Toyland Parade

  celebrates its 49th year

and will travel down University Avenue

between Utah and Iowa Streets.

The pageantry will feature marching bands, beauty queens, vintage cars,

dance groups, city officials and Santa Claus, who will be atop the red sleigh.

Holiday Fair

The North Park Holiday Fair will take place after the parade, from noon until 2pm,

behind the Birch North Park Theatre at 2891 University Ave.

Local schools and organizations will provide fun and creative, educational activities for children and families.

Movie Showings:

Jim Carrey’s

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

will be offered


on the big screen at the North Park Theatre,

at 2891 University Ave

starting at 1:30pm.




Before you gather with friends and family, remember Mother Teresa’s words:

“Pause for a moment … and then go forward in love”

From Mother Teresa:

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self- centered;

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of having selfish, ulterior motives;

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;

Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;

Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, others may be jealous;

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;

Do it anywyay.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;

Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,

It is between you and God; It never was between you and them . . . anyway.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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