San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza Nov. 27-Dec. 1
Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform. Festival presentations include great variety: trad, swing, boogie-woogie, ragtime, dixieland, gospel, rockabilly.
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center 619-297-5277 / www.sdjazzfest.org
SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off Dec. 1
SoNo Fest is an all volunteer run, locally-focused street festival featuring a 40-restaurant chili cook-off; 24 craft beer, wine and spirits makers in a huge beer garden; 30 local handmade vendors, a food truck court, live music on three stages and a kid’s fest! All proceeds from this event, in its 10th year, benefit McKinley Elementary.
11am-5pm / 32nd and Thorn, North Park www.sonofestchilicookoff.com
La Valencia Hotel Tree Lighting Dec. 5
5:30-8pm / 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla 855-476-6870 / www.lavalencia.com
Coronado Christmas Parade & Open House Dec. 6
Festivities kick off with Santa Claus’ arrival by ferryboat at 3:20pm, followed by frosty fun on Snow Mountain until 7pm and carolers at the Coronado Ferry Landing. Other highlights include a popular Holiday Parade at 6pm and Merchants Open House 5-9pm down Orange Ave., a traditional Christmas tree lighting at 7pm and community band concert in Rotary Park. 619-435-9260 / www.coronadochamber.com