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San Diego’s Biggest Toy Drive at Grossmont Center

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Nov 29 @ 06:00 pm - Dec 09 @ 07:00 pm

San Diego’s Biggest Toy Drive with AJ & Sara is back and we need your help collecting toys for the kids of Rady’s Children’s Hospital.

From November 29 – December 8, bring your new, unwrapped toys to Grossmont Center during regular mall hours. Look for us at “AJ & Sara’s Toy Store” inside the mall close to the movie theatre.

Be sure to pick up your holiday Gift Guide when you donate a toy.

Every toy makes a difference. Whether toys are used to distract a kid from their fear, help a kid pass their boredom, or comfort a kid while they do treatment or take medicine they don’t want to take — these toys will have a huge impact all year long on the kids at Rady Children’s Hospital.

If you need some help deciding what to donate, the Walmart located at the Grossmont Center will have an AJ & Sara’s aisle specially dedicated to pre-approved toys. It is easier than ever to help a youngster have the incredible experience of opening a holiday gift meant just for them!

Grossmont Center – We’re more than a mall, we’re a community.




November 29, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
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Grossmont Center
5500 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA, CA 91942 United States

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 stay in the know by checking 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!