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Winter: The Most Magical Season To Be in San Diego

Winter festivals in San Diego are a lovely way to beat the cold elsewhere, as well as a great representation of all the cultural currents of this amazing city. Nowhere else will you find so many fascinating influences in one place, or so many intriguing events going on at the same time. Discover some of our favorite winter festivals during your visit and experience what locals treasure.

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Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

A sensuous spectacle for lovers of thrilling feats and bold tastes, SeaWorld’s one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year celebration features performances by the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei, as well as lion dancers, hoop spinners, contortionists, and jugglers. Expect fabulous food choices, plus family-friendly interactive activities, all adding up to a day of pure magic.

SeaWorld San Diego, 619-222-4732 , 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA 92109



Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras

Conjuring up the spirit of New Orleans’ signature event, San Diego’s is just as captivating. Visit the Mardi Gras Parade in the historic Gaslamp District, and find streets filled with live musical performances, DJs, circus performers, fire dancers, graffiti artists, a giant 50-foot puppet, and much more.

Gaslamp Quarter Downtown, 5th Ave & Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Brazil Carnival

Another international influence that’s become a part of San Diego’s cultural fabric, the Brazilian Carnival celebration is a chance to learn about the rich culture of Brazil and party to your heart’s content. There will be a kids’ zone, plus a parade, food and drink, live performances of samba, capoeira, frevo, and more. You and your family can even take part in capoeira, dance and percussion workshops, taking home a new talent along with incredible memories!

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Let your 2018 winter in San Diego be the highlight of your year. Stay with us at Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle | Near Seaworld®, and enjoy access to all the best festivals happening in winter.