Straddling the holidays with Hanukkah ending today, New Year’s Eve tomorrow, and Kwanzaa ending on the first, your schedules might already be slammed with more things to do than you can imagine. However, for those looking to fill in the remaining holes in their schedules, plan their last-minute NYE plans, and more, here are some ideas you can use to make the most of the week ahead. Hurdling towards a new year, get out and make a resolution to create positive memories to last a lifetime.
Tuesday, December 31st
Goodbye 2010s and Hello 2020s!
With the next decade only 8 days away, it’s high time you figured out your NYE plans before it is too late. Luckily, there are plenty of party ideas going on throughout San Diego that promise to help you have a memorable way to close out the 2010s. Recommendations from your local NPR station KPBS has 50+ parties and ways to watch the holiday fireworks this year, which are guaranteed to be something you can’t miss as well begin the 2020s. With some overlap, but with countless other parties to fit every fancy, EventBrite has every party on the San Diego map on lock and at your fingertips. Beware that some have limited space and are sure to be sold out soon, so grab your NYE tickets while you still can! Though it goes without saying, make sure to grab an Uber/Lyft or have a designated driver if you plan to enjoy some alcoholic beverages on the 31st! No one wants to ring in the new year with a stint in the clink.
Wednesday, January 1st
Calling all Motorheads!
For 5 days, the San Diego International Auto Show will be showcasing the latest crop of cars and trucks to be gracing showrooms in the next two years. With over 400 vehicles and 30 manufacturers, this is your chance to see and sit in rare and exciting cars before they hit showrooms. Concept cars will also be gracing the conference center floor, so you will not want to miss your opportunity to check out these amazing autos before you will only be able to see them in pictures. Tickets for this year’s event can be bought here.
Saturday & Sunday, January 4th & 5th
Farm to Table Weekend
Ring in the new year with healthy eating and fresh produce. This weekend is filled with a selection of different farmers markets for your shopping pleasure. Come out and sample the best of those working to make the most of their land by growing veggies, fruits, and making tasty tapenades, hummus, and jams. Find your perfect market below (times and locations adjacent to each link).
The Mercato Little Italy – Saturday (8 am – 2 pm) on West Date Street between Kettner and Front Street
Old Town Artisan’s Market – Saturday (9 am – 4:30 pm) on Harney Street between San Diego Avenue and Congress Street
City Heights Farmer’s Market – Saturday (9 am – 1 pm) on Wightman Street between Fairmount and 43rd Street
Hillcrest Farmer’s Market – Sunday (9 am – 2 pm) on Normal Street next to the Pride Flag
| Weekly Farmer’s Market events can be found here |
Have a great time out there San Diegans and remember to Live Long in SD!