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San Diego in December
December's Big Holiday
Christmas in San Diego: Guide to the best Christmas celebrations, parades, pageants, concerts and holiday activities in San Diego
Things That Look Like Fun in December
These events come from my San Diego bucket list. They look like fun, but I haven't had a chance to experience them in person
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Held just before Christmas, it matches a team from the Mountain West Conference against an at-large opponent.
Especially Fun to Do in December
The day after it rains, skies are sometimes exceptionally clear and great for photography.
San Diego whale watching season runs from December through March. Use the San Diego whale watching guide to learn more about California whale-watching and San Diego excursions.
The annual events listed above happen every year, but they're not all that's going on in San Diego in March. If you're looking for a fun concert, sporting event or theatrical performance try these resources:
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- All you have to do is sign up for a free account with Goldstar to get access to discounted tickets for performances and save on some San Diego attractions. Even better, it's just as useful when you're at home as it is when you're visiting San Diego.
- For a look at local events, check the San Diego Union Tribune's entertainment section.
- The San Diego Reader keeps a big list of groups performing at local live music venues.
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More About San Diego in December
What to Expect from San Diego Weather in December
You won't find a white Christmas in San Diego unless you head for the mountains, but December is in the rainy season, and all of the monthly rainfall often comes all on the same day, especially during winter storms. If precipitation happens, try these Things to Do on a Rainy Day in San Diego
More About: San Diego in the Winter
- Average High Temperature: 65°F/18°C
- Average Low Temperature: 48°F/9°C
- Rain & Clouds Index: 1.53 inches (3.9 cm) rain, 73% sunshine
If you want to compare these weather conditions to what San Diego is like the rest of the year, you can find that all in one place in the Guide to Typical San Diego Weather.
The weather information we've given above is best used as a general idea of what things may be like. The only rain all summer could fall on your perfect picnic or a winter day could be so warm you'll wish you packed your shorts.
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What to Pack, What to Wear in December
Pack an umbrella or rain jacket with hood for rainy days and a warm jacket if no rain is predicted. You won't need a heavy winter coat. Long-sleeved shirts and sweaters in layers work best.
More San Diego by Month
If you're just starting to plan your trip and deciding when to go, you may want to know what San Diego is like in other months. You find that in these guides:
Summer in San Diego starts out with foggy, cloudy days near the beach if you go to San Diego in June or sometimes even in July. By August, the fog clears up, but it's also one of the busiest months, with lots of families on vacation and Arizona residents looking to escape the heat. Here's what to expect from San Diego in August.
Holidays can be fun if you want to go to San Diego in November or December.