From now through New Years Eve, the San Diego Botanical Garden throws their Garden of Lights celebration. They deck out the plantings with over 100,000 twinkle lights. It is so magical being in the garden in the crisp night air and wandering through the wintery scene. It is as close to the magical feeling of a quiet snowy night as we get here in sunny San Diego.
And yes… they have fake snow, and Santa, and a bonfire complete with marshmallow roasting, and live music every evening from 6-8. Check out their schedule of live music here.