​Holiday Hayride​; Harbor Tour; Wild Holidays: SoCal Weekend

Kristina Houck

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Patch has rounded up fun, interesting and entertaining events throughout Southern California — from the southernmost tip of San Diego, through Orange and Riverside counties, to the beaches and valleys in Los Angeles.

Some are free. Some have a fee.

Whether you opt for an activity close to home, a mini day trip or a virtual event, see what's slated this weekend from Saturday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 29.

Double-check with event organizers to confirm dates, times and locations in case activities were updated since posted on Patch. Please be mindful of social distancing guidelines while you do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus. See the latest guidance from the CDC here.


Chatbooks Virtual Santa Visits: Virtual

CRASH Jewelry's Holiday Sip & Shop: Virtual

Free SEO Masterclass: Virtual

Northgate Market's Free Annual Holiday Cooking Classes: Virtual


Celebrate Giving Tuesday with Blind Children's Learning Center: Virtual

Kayak Harbor Tour: Ocean Institute, Dana Point

Roger's Fresh Wreaths, Greens & Garlands with Lauren Anderson: Roger's Gardens, Newport Beach

Storytime and Singalong with Mrs. Claus: SOCO + The OC Mix, Costa Mesa


Christmas Lights at the Inn: The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Riverside

High Tea on the Patio: Temecula

Holiday Wreath Paint & Sip: Phearless Art Studio, Moreno Valley or Virtual

November Rain Sip and Paint: Phearless Art Studio, Moreno Valley or Virtual


Holiday Hayride: Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, Santa Ysabel

Holiday Wine Trail: Participating wineries, Ramona

Holidays at Bernardo Winery: Bernardo Winery, San Diego

Photos with Santa at The Del: Hotel del Coronado, Coronado

San Diego Botanic Garden FUNdraising Holiday Challenge: Virtual

Seas 'n' Greetings at Birch Aquarium: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego

The Nutcracker Drive-In: Liberty Station, San Diego

The of Art Dr. Seuss: Merry Grinchmas: Exclusive Collections Gallery, Solana Beach

Wild Holidays: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido

Winter Coat Drive: Chula Vista, Otay Ranch Town Center

Winter WonderLights: The Forum Carlsbad, Carlsbad

Heading to Northern California? Then see:

Want to post your next neighborhood event on the Patch? We do too! No matter how big or small it may be, if it's local, it has a place on the Patch calendar.

Posting an event is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Here's how to do it:

  1. Create a Patch account and sign up to post your own local content on Patch, totally free. It's probably the easiest thing you'll do all day.

  2. Make a Calendar Event and fill it with all the awesome info that people need to add it to their list of things to do in their neighborhood. Choose a fun image to upload and most importantly - have fun with it! It's your event, and the possibilities are endless.

  3. Post it on Patch! That's it. Get ready for RSVPs.

You can post your event for free to a single Patch, or if you really want to get the community's attention, you can feature your event for $1 per Patch per day. When an event is featured, it receives priority placement on the local calendar as well as on the homepage, article pages, our daily newsletter and our weekly calendar events newsletter.

This article originally appeared on the Encinitas Patch