Celebrate at the Magical Christmas Arbor

Holiday light displays are one of the best ways to spread Christmas cheer, and Chula Vista has an enchanting one. Every year, the Living Coast Discovery Center creates a stunning Christmas Arbor lined with thousands of twinkling lights. As you walk through the arched arbor tunnel, you’ll be dazzled by the sight of 50,000 colorful bulbs lighting up the pathway. The display also features illuminated snowflakes, giant ornaments, light-wrapped critters like pandas and reindeer, and a gigantic walk-through ornament perfect for family photo ops. The Christmas Arbor offers a magical experience for visitors of all ages. You can even cap off your visit by roasting marshmallows and sipping hot cocoa around one of the center’s fire pits. The Christmas Arbor is open daily from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. between November 25 and December 30, 2022. Living Coast Discovery Center.

Address: 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Phone: (619) 409-5903


If you’re looking for festive fun outside the house, lace up your skates and hit the ice! UTC Ice is a seasonal ice skating rink located at Westfield UTC mall, providing the perfect opportunity to skate under twinkling lights. The rink is lined with cheerful holiday decor, and upbeat music adds to the festive atmosphere. Skaters of all levels are welcome, so it’s a great place to skate with family, friends, or even go on a holiday date. UTC Ice is open November 18, 2022 through January 16, 2023. Purchase tickets online in advance since sessions often sell out, especially closer to Christmas. After skating up an appetite, refuel at one of the many nearby mall restaurants. A charter bus from Chula Vista Party Bus Company can easily transport your group to and from the rink.

Address: 4545 La Jolla Village Dr suite K2, San Diego, CA 92122

Phone: (858) 909-4452

Applaud Dancers at Winter Fantasea

For a performing arts take on the holidays, add Winter Fantasea to your must-do list. Presented by South Bay Ballet, this annual tradition brings the spirit of the season to life through dance. You’ll be impressed as classically trained ballerinas perform scenes from The Nutcracker as well as contemporary takes on holiday classics. With elaborate costumes and choreography set to festive music, it’s a feast for the eyes and ears. Winter Fantasea will be held December 16-18 at the Chula Vista Civic Theatre. Runtime is approximately 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Make an afternoon or evening out of it by grabbing dinner at a nearby restaurant before or after the show. Our charter buses can pick up and drop off your group right at the theater entrance.

Address: 315 Fourth Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Phone: (619) 585-5685

Mother Goose Parade

A holiday tradition going on 79 years strong, the Mother Goose Parade is a time-honored event perfect for families. Marching bands, floats, balloons, and Santa himself make their way down the streets, filling onlookers with wonder. The parade route runs along 3rd Avenue starting at H Street and ending near J Street. Prime viewing spots fill up fast, so arrive early to claim your spot. Many families bring camping chairs and blankets to spread out picnic-style. The 2022 Mother Goose Parade takes place on November 20 starting at 1:00 p.m. Entry to watch the parade is free for all. Our charter buses can drop your group off near the start of the route and pick you up once it concludes. After enjoying the parade, nearby eateries like Board & Brew and Tacos El Gordo are great places to refuel.

Sip Hot Cocoa at Holiday in the Village

For a low-key way to soak in some holiday charm, head to Holiday in the Village in Coronado. The streets of Old Coronado Village come alive with a variety of family-friendly entertainment. Pose for photos with Santa, decorate cookies, and write letters to Santa during the festivities. Live music fills the air, and many Old Village shops stay open late for holiday shopping. Vendors also line the streets serving up hot cocoa, holiday treats, crafts, and more. Holiday in the Village takes place on December 3, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Entry is free, making it an affordable outing for families. Don’t let traffic and parking woes deter you from the fun. We can smoothly transport your group to Coronado Village and back home again in a comfortable charter bus.

Broadway Theatre

For some extra holiday magic, spend the afternoon at a festive show at the Broadway Theatre. This December, two family-friendly options are Disney’s Frozen Jr. and Seussical Kids performed by children’s theater troupes. After the show, grab dinner nearby on Broadway’s lively strip of restaurants. With a charter bus rental from our company, attending a show is super simple. No need to coordinate carpools or pay for pricey downtown parking. We’ll get your group to the theater and back all together.

Address: 340 E Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Phone: (619) 422-7787

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

San Diego pulls out all the stops for the annual Parade of Lights across the harbor. For two December weekends, more than 100 decorated boats glide across the bay in an illuminated procession. See the decked-out vessels pass by as you listen to cheerful holiday music and munch on snacks. Prime free viewing spots include Harbor Island, Shelter Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and Coronado Ferry Landing. The parade takes place December 11 & 18 from 5:20-7 p.m. After enjoying the lights, you could wrap up the evening with dinner by the bay.

Otay Ranch Town Center

Meeting Santa is a quintessential holiday experience for kids, and Otay Ranch Town Center offers a magical photo setup. Kids can meet and pose with Santa in his workshop beside a towering Christmas tree. Photos with Santa are free with the option to purchase professional keepsake images. In addition to photos with Santa, the mall has holiday craft stations and performances on select days. Otay Ranch Town Center is decked out with festive decor perfect for family photos too. Santa will be available for photos November 11, 2022 through December 24 during mall hours. Don’t forget to build in time for holiday shopping during your visit! Our charter buses provide easy transportation for all your holiday mall trips.

Address: 2015 Birch Rd #700, Chula Vista, CA 91915

Phone: (619) 656-1080

Rent With Chula Vista Party Bus Company To Hit Every Attraction

Trying to coordinate rides to hit up multiple holiday attractions with family or friends? Save yourself the hassle by having our experienced team shuttles your group all season long. Our fleet of charter buses and limo buses are available for holiday lights tours, trips to Christmas shows and parades, and any other festive adventures you want to enjoy with your favorite people. Contact Chula Vista Party Bus Company at (909) 365-2993 to learn more about our holiday transportation services. Our team is ready to deliver exceptional holiday experiences across San Diego County. Leave the driving to us so your holidays are hassle-free and full of cheer!