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Holiday Resources and Events 2008

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VFW Post 1512 invites all single Sailors and Geo Bachelors to their post home on Thanksgiving for a free turkey dinner with all the fixings!  Don’t eat by yourself or in the Galley, join the VFW at their home.  For more information contact your Ombudsman at or 619-743-5416.

San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival: The 29th Annual San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival offers a wide variety of traditional jazz, dixieland and swing style music. 11/26 – 30.


Thanksgiving by the Bay: Celebrate Thanksgiving by the Bay at The Bahia Resort, offering an elegant brunch buffet, boat cruises on Mission Bay, and a buffet dinner featuring traditional holiday favorites. 11/27.


Thanksgiving Day Family Buffet Cruise: Try something different with your family with a Thanksgiving Day Buffet Cruise on board Hornblower Cruises. This cruise is perfect for entertaining guests and saves everyone the hard work in the kitchen. 11/27.

Thanksgiving Day Luncheon Cruise: This relaxing 2-hour bay cruise features a plated holiday style menu. 11/27.


Thanksgiving Dinner at the Kona Kai Resort Hotel: Enjoy a scenic Thanksgiving 3-course lunch or dinner this holiday on beautiful Shelter Island. 11/27.


Thanksgiving Dinner at the Town & Country Resort: Enjoy a champagne Thanksgiving Dinner. 11/27.





Balboa Park December Nights - San Diego's favorite kick-off to the holiday season, will take place for the 31st consecutive year on Friday, December 5, 5:00-10:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 6, noon-10:00 p.m. In the spirit of the holidays, participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. both evenings. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 300,000 visitors over two days.

December 13, 2008 VFW Post 1512 is hosting a Children’s Christmas Party complete with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause when they will pass out the a gift to every child 10 and younger who RSVP’d and attends.  To RSVP please contact your Ombudsman at or 619-743-5416 before November 29, 2008.

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl –December 30, 2008 check out for more information


San Diego Auto Show - Dec 31, 2008 - Jan 4, 2009 for more information check out

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights -
Sunday, December 14, 2008 and Sunday, December 21, 2008
5:30 PM until 9:00 PM in San Diego Bay check out for more information.


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