HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS AT THE YMCA
We invite you and your family to celebrate the holidays this month with your family and friends at the Y! YMCAs all throughout San Diego County are hosting holiday events and special programming to help you through the busy weeks ahead. Check out the events below and register today!
Be sure to make note of our holiday hours and facility closures.
CHOOSE YOUR BRANCH LOCATION
Cameron Family YMCA
Copley-Price Family YMCA
Dan McKinney Family YMCA
Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE
Wednesday, December 20, 10:45-11:45 AM
Join us in the group exercise studio, after the 9:30am Zumba class, for an exciting holiday social with your friends at the YMCA! Bring your homemade or store-bought cookies enough to share for our event.
For more information, please contact Michelle Manly at [email protected]
PARENTS NIGHT OUT
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 4:00 - 7:00pm
Parents enjoy a night out while kids enjoy playtime at the Y! Remember to pack a snack or dinner. This event is for parents with children ages 3-12. Kids must be potty trained.
COOKIES WITH SANTA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Family Event | All ages | 25% off members | $15 nonmembers
Santa's coming to the YMCA! Bring the entire family and join us for our annual cookies with Santa. Enjoy cookie decorating, ornament making, writing letters to Santa, pin the heart on the Grinch and take photos with Santa. He's making a list, and checking it twice, so be sure to register today! Preregistration is required. - Register today!
Contact April Wilkerson at [email protected].
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 9:00am-12:00pm
Join us and celebrate the holiday season! Families are invited to our holiday celebration where all will enjoy fun festivities, including gift giveaways, a bounce house, crafts, games and much more! All ages are welcome.
Contact Sara Moore at [email protected].
PARENTS NIGHT OUT: GYM NIGHT
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 6:00-9:00pm
Drop your kids off for a night out on the Y! Kids, ages 6-12, will enjoy having fun in the gymnastics center and a dinner of delicious pizza. Cost: $69 per child for nonmembers and members prices vary depending on Y membership type. - Register at the Welcome Center or register today online!
Contact Melina Bradley for more information at [email protected].
PARENTS NIGHT OUT: DROP & SHOP
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1:00-5:00pm
Make your holiday shopping experience more stress-free as your kids have fun at the Y. Let us take care of your little ones, ages 3-12, while you tackle that gift list! Kids will enjoy watching 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas', eating delicious pizza, DIY Christmas Ornaments and decorating cookies for Santa and other fun activities - all while wearing holiday-themed pjs! Cost: $66 per child for nonmembers, family fee of $40 - Y members save up to 25% off depending on Y membership type. Limited spots available. - Register at the Welcome Center today!
Contact Tina Dinh for more information at [email protected].
CHRISTMAS WITH CHARACTER
Saturday, December 16, 9:00am - 1:00pm
All Ages | Free Event
Join us for our always exciting, highly-anticipated, annual holiday event. Every child in attendance will receive a gift, while supplies last. Plan to arrive to the event early to receive your gift!
Please note: Normal branch operations will be closed for the event. Come celebrate with us!
ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
November 13-December 15
Make this a holiday to remember! Jackie Robinson Family YMCA will be hosting its Annual Holiday Toy Drive from November 13-December 15, 2023. We are collecting new and unwrapped toys for youth ages 0-18. Drop off your gifts at the Welcome Center today!
COOKIES WITH SANTA
Tuesday, December 19, 3:00-4:30pm
Enjoy cookies with Santa Claus in the front lobby! This fun event is for all - no registration required!
Friday, December 22, 12:00-2:00pm
Celebrate the holidays from around the world with this free event, including food, music and lots of cheer! Please sign up on the sign-up sheet in the lobby and come hungry! Bring a cultural/traditional dish to share with your YMCA family. Main dish will be supplied by the YMCA. Event will take place in the Mega Studio.
Contact Brian Wagner at [email protected].
Saturday, December 16,11:00am-12:30pm
'Tis the season to celebrate with your friends at the YMCA! The Y is all about making communities and families stronger through events that promote learning socialization and togetherness. Enjoy some festive fun as we deck the halls! - Register today!
A HOLIDAY NIGHT OUT
Friday, December 15, 5:00-8:00pm
Drop your kids off at the Y for our holiday-themed event and enjoy a night out on the Y! We'll even provide dinner and beverages. Your kids, ages 3-12, will enjoy playground time, holiday-themed crafts & activities and watch a Christmas movie! Wearing festive pajamas is highly encouraged for this event. - Register today!
Contact Melanie Navarro at [email protected].
EVENTS FOR ALL AGES
BRUNCHMAS WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 16, 11:00am-1:00pm
Enjoy brunch with the man himself, Santa Claus! This fun event is for kids, ages 1-12. Sign up takes place separately based on age. Parent participation encouraged. - Register today!
Contact Armida Rodriguez at [email protected].
DROP & SHOP
Wednesday, December 20, 12:00-4:00pm
Drop the kids off with us so that you can organize your holiday plans and shopping. Kids, ages 5-11, will participate in themed activities, cookie decorating and more! Snacks will be provided. Cost is $42 nonmembers, while Y members save up to 25% off depending on membership type. Registration required by December 18. - Register today!
Contact Jessica Leon at [email protected].
YAA & FRIENDS ONLY EVENTS
Coffee Talk and Birthday Celebration
Monday, December 18, 9:30am-12:00pm
This coffee talk will include a special birthday celebration to celebrate YOU: all those with birthdays in YAA this December! Happy Birthday from your friends at the YMCA!
Friday, December 15, 12:00-1:30pm
Celebrate the season with us! Bring your friends and a gift for the White Elephant Gift exchange. Cost: $10.
Thursday, December 21, 1:00-2:45pm
Join us for a fun, festive movie with Y members and friends.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 5:00-6:30pm
Join us as we celebrate the turn of the holiday season. Free to attend! No registration is required. Please note that this event is for preschool families only.
- Face painting
- Snow making fun
- And more!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA CLAUS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 9:00-11:30am
Enjoy breakfast with Santa in this event that has fun for all ages. The Y is hosting a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and fruit. There will also be crafts, games and pictures with Santa Claus. Cost: $5 per person for members | $10 per person for nonmembers. Registration is required. - Register today!
Winter Wonderfest Brunch
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 11:00am-1:00pm
Get in the holiday spirit with festive fun at your YMCA! Bring a dish to share.
For more information, please contact Jeff Bence at [email protected].
DROP & SHOP
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2:00-5:00pm
Drop off your kids, ages 5 and up, at the YMCA and take the time to get in some last-minute shopping!
BOARD GAME DRIVE
NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 8
We are supporting Jackie Robinson Family YMCA's Teen Giveback and having a Board Game Drive now through December 8. All board games will be delivered to Jackie Robinson for their Teen Giveback event. Board games will be collected at Toby Wells YMCA (we have a box in front of the Christmas tree where they can be dropped off).
TOYS FOR TOMMIE'S PLACE
December: All Month Gift Collection
All Ages | Donation
Join us in making a difference during this season of giving! Throughout the month of December, the Toby Wells YMCA will be collecting gifts for families who reside at Tommie's Place.
Visit our Linktree to view Tommie's Place Amazon wish list, find other ways to bless those in our community and get involved. Stop by the Welcome Center for more information!
For more information, please contact Lucy Murillo at [email protected].