Thursday, Dec. 20
Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meyer Fine Art
Meyer Fine Art, a fine art gallery located at 2400 Kettner Blvd., Suite 104, has extended its presentation of “Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection,” through Dec. 29. The exhibition is free to the public. The gallery partnered with Madame Christine Argillet, daughter of Dali’s legendary publisher and confidante, Pierre Argillet, to present the artwork and sculptures, which are available for purchase.
North Park Thursday Market
3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., North Park Way & Granada Avenue (North Park)
Shop local produce at this year-round farmers market located on the corner of North Park Way and 29th Street. Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, sauces, bread and even handcrafted gifts will be available for purchase from local small businesses. The free festival also features live music and is surrounded by gourmet dining options in the heart of North Park.
Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink
Times vary, Viejas Casino and Resort
Hit the ice skating rink at Viejas Casino & Resort – one of the largest rinks of its kind in sunny Southern California. A $16 ticket for adults or $14 ticket for kids (12 and under) gets you 90 minutes on the ice, or you can buy a season pass if you plan to visit several times this season. The rink is typically open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. during the week and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the weekends. Check the schedule here before you go.
Family-Friendly Christmas Nights
5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
Rides on the “Holly Trolley,” the roasting of s’mores and letters to Santa are a few of the festive activities going down at “Family-Friendly Christmas Nights” at the Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa. The event has plenty for adults to enjoy too, including warming up with spiked hot chocolate flights. It’s free and open to the public; the last round is this Thursday.
Oceanside Sunset Market
5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Main Street Oceanside (Canceled due to rain)
As if anyone needed another excuse to head to the beach for a sunset over the Pacific Ocean, the Main Street Oceanside business association is giving you one anyway. The Oceanside Sunset Market is taking over four city blocks of the downtown area so that about 200 local merchants can feature homemade crafts and tasty grub as live music wafts through the sea breeze-driven air. The free market is located on Pier View Way between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ocean every Thursday.
Downtown at Sundown
5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego (Downtown’s Jacobs Building)
On the third Thursday of every month, the Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego (MCASD) hosts “Downtown at Sundown,” where visitors can enjoy free evening admission, exhibition tours, music from a DJ, free entry at the SDSU Downtown Gallery and drink specials at the adjacent Stone Brewing Company Store. This month’s event features MCASD’s Teen Advisory Group inviting the public to come to the museum to create care packages for homeless youth in the community.
All-Levels Acro-Yoga Workshop
6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla
Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla hosts this all-levels “acro-yoga” session focusing on foundational skills to help yogis build toward a fun acro-yoga flow. No partner is necessary for this event; participants are invited to wear holiday costumes to the Dec. 20 session for a chance to win a prize. Tickets are $30 at the door.
Friday, Dec. 21
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., San Diego Zoo
Each year during the holiday season, the San Diego Zoo transforms into a wild wonderland of twinkling lights, festive food and seasonal entertainment dubbed “Jungle Bells.” This year’s festive fun runs through Jan. 6 and includes daily performances from Jingle Brass, a jazzy caroling group (on the Front Street Stage) and The Tinseltones, a holiday harmonizing bunch (Africa Rocks Stage). Visitors can also enjoy the Celebration of Lights show every half-hour, from 4:55 p.m. to 7:55 p.m., on Front Street and “Dr. Zoolittle’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” a zany retelling of the classic poem (at Koalafornia Boardwalk). All Jungle Bells activities are included with paid admission into the zoo. Daily zoo hours are extended for this event until 8 p.m.
Rady Children’s Ice Rink
10 a.m to 10 p.m., Liberty Station
Grab your skates and take a spin on the ice while supporting a good cause this holiday season. NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 are partnering with Rady Children’s Hospital for this festive ice rink in the heart of Liberty Station. All proceeds benefit the hospital’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The Rady Children’s Ice Rink is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 6 at Liberty Station, except Christmas Day. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children. Discounts are available for military personnel.