Family Friendly Things to Do in Encinitas This Winter

Find Fun Things to Do Around Encinitas This Holiday Season

The holidays are the perfect time to spend with your family and loved ones! As the winter months approach, finding fun things to do on your own can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead, check out this guide to family-friendly things to do in Encinitas this winter:

  1. Explore the Beaches: Encinitas is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California. From surfing and lounging on the sand to tide pooling and beachcombing, there are endless activities for the whole family to enjoy. If the weather in the winter months does not allow for swimming, taking walks on the beach can be a great activity as a family!
  2. Check out the Holiday Lights: Encinitas is known for its stunning holiday light displays. One of the largest events, the Coastal Christmas Holiday Light Spectacular, should not be missed during the holidays! Admission is free for kids who are under 3 years of age.  Visit the Del Mar Fairgrounds to see it! A magical experience filled with twinkling lights, festive activities for all ages, and the warmth of holiday cheer, this 12-day holiday extravaganza is open on weekends and on select dates from December 14 to December 30. The immersive light display features shimmering and sparkling lights, and an eco-friendly skating rink will be available for you to enjoy while listening to Christmas music.
  3. Newport Beach Boat Parade: Are you a boating enthusiast? Check out this holiday boating light show on December 13th! Just head to Newport Beach to see the parade in person and enjoy the holiday lights.
  4. East Village Tree Lighting & Holiday Market: Join the community at the East Village Tree Lighting and Holiday Market on December 9th, 5:45 pm! There are events for kids, Santa activities, and more! You can shop for holiday dinner sets and holiday doormats for your home.
  5. Visit the San Diego Botanic Garden: While this is not directly in Encinitas, the San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful and serene place to explore with your family.
Christmas tree

Enjoy the Holiday Season in SoCal

This is not a complete list, so make sure to plan ahead to fully enjoy all that Encinitas and SoCal have to offer you and your loved ones during the holiday season! Take part in the festivities, explore the area, and make lasting memories. Happy Holidays from Encinitas!

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