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Holidayfest at Grossmont Center

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Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm - Dec 20 @ 03:00 pm | Free

‘Tis the season to be jolly—and there is no jollier place than Grossmont Center during the 2019 HolidayFest! The spirit of the holidays creates a fun and festive ambiance during this free seasonal celebration, which takes place from noon to 3 p.m. December 14-15 and 21-22. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a holiday experience you will treasure forever!

Holiday Fun at HolidayFest

This is a party not to be missed. HolidayFest is packed with activities geared towards the entire family. Mix and mingle with Kris Kringle, as well as Frosty the Snowman, elves, and other seasonal characters. Kids can jump for joy in the bounce house—which, appropriately for the season, takes the form of a gingerbread house. Kids can have their faces painted with snowflakes, candy canes, or other inventive designs, then try their hand at holiday crafts. (These handmade creations may even make a great gift for a grandparent!) 

Your HolidayFest Experience wouldn’t be complete without some photos with Santa. Stop by Santa’s Hut during your visit for some face time with the big guy. He’s available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through December 23, 2019. And while you are here for HolidayFest, be sure to plan for lunch or dinner at one of Grossmont Center’s terrific restaurants and enjoy a nice meal with friends or family. Plus, you can get some holiday shopping done, too, by visiting our collection of major national retailers and locally-owned stores. It makes for a pleasant (and productive!) afternoon! 

San Diego Made is partnering up with Grossmont Center Mall in La Mesa for its 2019 Holiday Fest Dec. 14 and 15 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Come shop a curated list of over 40 of the city’s best local makers while enjoying the family-friendly activities at this fun holiday event.

Celebrate the Season at Grossmont Center

Grossmont Center is the place to go in La Mesa for a truly magical holiday experience. We pride ourselves on being a community gathering spot throughout the year, and that’s especially true during the holiday season. We host many events at the Center, offering everything from farmer’s markets to storytimes for kids all year long. Visit our events page and mark your calendar to visit Grossmont Center to enjoy all the fun we have in store for all ages!


December 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
December 20, 2020 @ 3:00 PM
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Grossmont Center Food Court
5500 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942 United States
(619) 465-2900


Grossmont Center

Events in La Mesa

Grossmont Center is more than a mall—it’s a vibrant, lively community gathering spot in La Mesa with plenty of things to do both day and night. In addition to a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, the center is the hub in San Diego for fun and exciting events and helps bring people in the La Mesa area together to have a good time.

From popular outdoor concerts and fun kids’ story times and activities to holiday-themed celebrations, Grossmont Center offers events for everyone! The center also hosts community-focused events such as pet adoptions and blood drives. In addition to center-wide celebrated events, our stores, restaurants, and specialty tenants also host their own unique happenings and programs throughout the year, which enhances the Grossmont Center experience. Whatever the event is, you’re sure to have a great time! Round up the kids, bring along your pet dog, get a group of friends together, or plan a date night and enjoy all that Grossmont Center has to offer!

Most Popular Events at Grossmont Center

We have a vibrant lineup of events throughout the year at Grossmont Center, and some are especially popular and have become beloved traditions in the community. Kids enjoy our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of excitement with crafts, balloon animals, and other holiday activities. In October, adorable ghosts, princesses, and other magical creatures come to Trick-or-Treat Around the Center for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. During winter, ‘tis the season to celebrate at Grossmont Center’s HolidayFest with Santa and his elves, a gingerbread bounce house, holiday crafts, and much more. Three times a year, the Center partners with the San Diego Animal Support Foundation to present major pet adoption events: Cupids & Canines, Dog Days of Summer, and Howl-O-Ween Hounds. Come join the fun, and you will see why these events are so popular in the La Mesa community!

Find Things to Do in La Mesa for Kids and Families

Below you can scroll through our calendar of upcoming events to find something just right for you, whether it’s this weekend or next month. You can also always stay in the know by finding event information in our monthly e-newsletters, too, so sign up to begin receiving yours today. Finally, be sure to check out our Facebook page for details on upcoming events and view cool videos from past events. Remember, Grossmont Center events are sure to get everyone excited!