The holiday season is here, and with all the commotion of buying gifts for December, and the embrace of winter it is easy to overlook events in the month of November. Lucky for the resident of San Diego, we have some local events coming up that can help remind us that the month of November is not to be overlooked. See the list of events below to find the perfect holiday plan for your family!

1. Mother Goose Parade
Taking place on Sunday, November 19th at 1:00 PM, this parade takes place annually the Sunday before Thanksgiving. This year Mother Goose is celebrating its 71st year with over 40,000 spectators expected. This family-oriented event is perfect for spectators of all ages.

2. Encinitas Holiday Street Fair
Also taking place on November 19th, the Encinitas Holiday Street Fair has been described as free, family fun. It will feature local artisans, and over 450 vendors to help get a jumpstart on unique holiday gifts!

3. Christmas Arts, Crafts, and Vintage Market
Located at Bates Nut Farm, their largest arts and crafts fair of the year will be taking place from November 24th through the 26th. It will feature local artisans and handmade crafts and fine art. In addition to the artisans, there will also be live music as well as an all you can eat pancake breakfast.

4. Thanksgiving Dinner at the Hotel Del Coronado
If you are still looking for a great place to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal, the Hotel Del Coronado has you covered. This iconic hotel will be hosting a grand Thanksgiving dinner in 2 of their dining rooms, see their website for details.

5. Green Friday
Friday, November 24th is a great day to be outdoors! On Green Friday the San Diego Parks and Recreation will be waiving all single day use fees, which is one more reason to get outside and enjoy San Diego’s natural beauty!