Top Activities and Festivals This Winter in San Diego

San Diego, renowned for its year-round pleasant climate, offers an array of festivals and activities to celebrate the winter. Let’s explore some of the vibrant festivals and activities to do this winter. And what better way to round off your winter adventures than with a stay at the luxurious Hotel Republic?

Poway Winter Festival

When: January 12-13, 2024
 Build a snowman, sled down the snow hill, roast marshmallows by the campfire, make silly faces in the free photo booth, and take a spin around the skating rink, there is bound to be something for everyone at the Pomway Winter Festival! Click here to learn more!


Borrego Springs Film Festival

When: January 11-15, 2024
The Borrego Springs Film Festival is a film festival that takes place in Borrego Springs, California. The festival includes screenings, parties, panel discussions, a red carpet, and an award ceremony. Click here to learn more!


Martin Luther King Day

When: January 15th, 2024

Location: Balboa Park

Worldbeat Cultural Center, located in Balboa Park, is celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr with a family event. This year’s event will feature Native American blessing, Pato Banton and the Now Generation, guest performances, guest speakers, craft vendors, and more.  


Tiffany Haddish

When: January 20th, 2024

Location: San Diego Laugh Factory

Get your Tiffany Haddish Tickets at Laugh Factory San Diego by Laugh Factory San Diego. Click here to get your tickets online!


Monster Jam

When: January 27th & 28th 2024

Location: Snapdragon Stadium

Monster Jam. The legendary Grave Digger, mighty Megalodon and more show off crazy skills, massive stunts and all-out racing. Jan. 27–28. Starting at $25. Snapdragon Stadium, 2101 Stadium Way.


Whale Watching

Experience the peak sightings occurring in January and February. Gray whales will travel from their feeding grounds in Alaska to their breeding and calving areas in Baja California.  Don’t miss the opportunity to watch more than 20,000 Gray Whales migrate!


Beach Bonfires

Gather up your beach chairs, blankets, s’mores ingredients, and firewood!

San Diego has many beaches that are good for beach bonfires this winter, including Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Moonlight State Beach, Fiesta Island & more!


Hotel Republic: Your Winter Retreat:

After a day of winter festivities, unwind and rejuvenate at Hotel Republic, an exquisite haven nestled in downtown San Diego. Our hotel’s contemporary design and luxurious amenities offer a perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. Each room and suite is a sanctuary of relaxation, providing a cozy retreat from the winter chill.


San Diego’s winter festivals and activities, promise a season of joy and celebration. From the Borrego Springs Film Festival to Beach Bonfires there’s no shortage of winter activities to experience. Wrap up your winter adventures with a stay at Hotel Republic, where luxury meets tranquility. Book your winter retreat today and create lasting memories in this vibrant city.


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