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5 Christmas Markets to Visit in San Diego 2022

Updated: Apr 29

The Holidays are my favorite time of year! Filled with celebrations, festivals, and Christmas markets! I mean who doesn't love Christmas markets? Here are the top 5 Christmas markets to visit this year in San Diego! Make sure to click on the links to find out more about each event! If you are looking for more holiday event ideas check out my post 4 Fun Things to do This Holiday Season in San Diego

This annual holiday market is held at Petco Park (Home of the Padres) and features local artisan shops, seasonal food, and beverages. The market also includes decorative Christmas light displays. This is a market for the entire family to enjoy!

Dates: December 1st to December 23rd

Days: Sunday- Saturday

Price:$14- $20 per person (depending on the date/entry time you select when purchasing your tickets)


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Head to one of the most beautiful parks in San Diego for the largest free holiday market in the city! Over 350,000 people enjoy this market every year! From live music to, cultural food options, to holiday performances, there is something to see and do at every turn.

Dates: Friday, December 2nd from 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

December 3rd from 11:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Where: Petco Park

Price: FREE admission

Every year Little Italy is transformed into an urban holiday market. The streets are lined with 10-foot-tall nutcrackers, local vendors, holiday treats, and live music. In addition to the market, there is also a tree-lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. If you are in the mood for a meal instead of holiday treats, stop by one of the delicious Italian restaurants for a late lunch or dinner.

Dates: December 3rd from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Where: India St between W. Cedar and W Grape Street

Price: FREE admission


The City of Chula Vista is hosting a holiday celebration in Downtown Chula Vista! The event will feature a holiday market, live music, and an official tree-lighting ceremony. There won't be a parade this year but don't worry there are plenty of other activities to enjoy!

Dates: December 4th from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Tree lighting is at 6:15 p.m.)

Where: Downtown Chula Vista

Price: Admission is FREE

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The 7th annual Holiday Village in La Mesa is an excellent event for everyone! Enjoy exploring La Mesa's historic downtown as you shop at the local vendors. There is a fun holiday storefront decorating contest this year, so make sure you check those out!

Date: December 3rd from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown La Mesa

Price: Admission is FREE

If you can't make it to any of these markets, check out for additional holiday markets held throughout San Diego!


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