posted on: 11/02/2010 - 12:38pm by Cosmos
Camden writes: Dear Cosmos, My family loves the holidays, I mean really loves them, so believe it or not, they actually need more things to do to celebrate the season than Balboa Park December Nights provides. What do you suggest?
Cosmos: Surprisingly this is not an uncommon problem that is actually caused by December Nights itself. Let me explain: the excitement generated both before and after the event whips many folks into such a frenzy, they need more and more holiday-themed activities to keep them going the whole season long. And it’s never too early to start making plans.
In the interests of full disclosure, let me say right from the start that I, too, experience this condition. Fortunately, us four-legged friends are always welcome at the many holiday concerts in the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. For instance, on Sunday, November 28, there will be a Thanksgiving concert featuring San Diego’s Civic Organist Carol Williams and two guest organists, followed by additional concerts with Dr. Williams and the San Diego Children’s Choir on December 5, and another with the Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral of San Diego on December 12. The series will be capped off with a holiday sing/bark-along concert on December 19.
For the rest of your family, I suggest they check out the many indoor performances going on throughout the season, including the Old Globe’s annual presentation of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the San Diego Youth Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker, and a number of Christmas-themed shows at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater.
And if this still isn’t enough, a daily walk in Balboa Park, which will be decked out in all its holiday glory through New Year’s Day, should satisfy even the most hardcore holiday junkies of any species. I know it works for me.