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Toy Drive at Grossmont Center

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San Diego’s Biggest Toy Drive at Grossmont Center

Nov 28 @ 06:00 pm - Dec 08 @ 07:00 pm

Not every child is fortunate enough to receive a huge pile of presents this holiday season. You can help make this 2019 holiday a magical one for a child in need by donating a gift to AJ & Sara’s Toy Store at Grossmont Center. San Diego’s biggest toy drive benefits kids at Rady’s Children’s Hospital, so they can have the holiday of their dreams.

A Holiday Toy Story

Sunny 98.1-FM radio personalities AJ and Sara host this special event at the Center. After a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 28, the toy drive kicks off and runs through 7 p.m. December 8, 2019. During that time, Grossmont Center visitors can drop off a new, unused toy at AJ & Sara’s Toy Store which will open promptly after the tree-lighting ceremony. The goal is to fill the location with as many toys as possible, so the drive helps the most children. The entire operation will be staffed by hard-working volunteers, making the toy drive even more special.

All types of toys are welcome. 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!

Give the Gift of Giving at Grossmont Center

Because we are more than a mall, we host many events throughout the year that are community-oriented. Our pet adoptions, blood drives, and other special events are a place where La Mesa residents can come together and make our city an even better place to live. Plus, we have a lot of fun events, such as our farmers market and seasonal celebrations. Visit our event page to learn more and come be a part of the community at Grossmont Center!




November 28, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
December 8, 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 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!