San Diego puts on its winter showcase

December 5, 2018 by  

Holiday by the Bay is happening now in San Diego, thanks to the Hilton San Diego Bay Front, which turned the Bayfront Park into a glittering celebration of winter.

Bayfront Park is right on the waterfront, adjacent to the Hilton and the Convention Center. It has a paved path for walking and jogging, and is the location of some of the city’s public art. During the holiday event, visitors can enjoy the Reindeer Run, an ice-tubing slide reaching two stories tall, the Iceberg Bumpers (bumper cars on ice), a Bucking Reindeer, and an interactive light show featuring a 30-foot Christmas tree.

Attendees can visit the Claus Kitchen to decorate cookies and gingerbread, and write letters to the troops. They can stop at Santa’ Workshop to decorate a Christmas stocking, or squeeze through an elf-sized door for an adventure, or follow Santa through a chimney.

Of course, food and drink are always part of the holidays, and they’re available here as well. Adults can stop at the Yule Lodge for specialty drinks, or book a Fireside Lodge for a party. The event is not free, but is a fundraiser to help support the United Service Organization (USO), so military personnel are entitled to a discount. Organizers of events like this might use flyer printing to help publicize the celebration.

Holiday by the Bay runs through January 5, 2019.