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 (like school-break holiday day camps and Drop 'n' Shop) to help you through the busy weeks ahead.

Check out the events below and register today!
 


Friday, December 6

 
Winter Wonderland

Palomar Family YMCA

5:00 - 7:00pm | All Ages

The Y will become a Winter Wonderland for your family to enjoy.

To Register: Call (760) 745-7490 | Visit Us in Person


Saturday, December 7

Breakfast with Santa

Peninsula Family YMCA in Point Loma

10:00am to 12:00pm | All Ages

Take photos with Santa, participate in a craft, and enjoy the holiday spirit!

To Register: Call (619) 226-8888 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Drop and Shop

Mission Valley YMCA

3:00 to 6:00pm | Ages 3-12

Your children can enjoy a fun time at the Y while you check some items off your list!

To Register: Call (619) 298-3576 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online


Sunday, December 8

Winter Day

Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights - Kensington

11:00am to 12:00pm | Ages 2-12

Snow much fun! Join us as we celebrate the holidays at the Y! Create a gingerbread house and other festive crafts, snack on sweet treats, enjoy some hot cocoa and a holiday movie.

To Register: Call (619) 280-9622 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Gingerbread House Workshop

Cameron Family YMCA in Santee

12:30 to 2:30pm | All Ages

Fun for the whole family at our holiday treats workshop.

To Register: Call (619) 449-9622 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Drop and Shop

Mission Valley YMCA

3:00 to 6:00pm | Ages 3-12

Your children can enjoy a fun time at the Y while you check some items off your list!

To Register: Call (619) 298-3576 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Cocoa and Canvas

Toby Wells YMCA in Kearny Mesa

3:30 to 5:30pm | All Ages

Come and create the perfect holiday gift! Join us for a colorful and whimsical holiday themed painting on canvas. All while decorating holiday cookies, and sipping on some hot cocoa! Canvas and paint supplies will be provided! For ages 2+, parents must be present.

To Register: Call (858) 496-9622 | Visit Us in Person


Tuesday, December 10

Holiday Social

Jackie Robinson Family YMCA in Mountain View

11:00am | Age 55+

Join our YMCA Active Adults (YAA) group in the Community Room for a time of fellowship, good food, music and dancing!

Information: Call (619) 264-0144 | Visit Us in Person


Friday, December 13

Cookie Decorating

Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights - Kensington

6:00 am to 8:00pm | All Ages

Join us at the Y for a night of holiday cheer. Gather around as we decorate some cookies. Fun for the whole family.

To Register: Call (619) 280-9622 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Flick 'n' Float

Rancho Family YMCA in Rancho Peñasquitos

7:00 to 8:45pm | All Ages

Come and watch "The Grinch" at the pool.

To Register: Call (858) 484-8788 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Breakfast with Santa

Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA in Oceanside

9:00 to 11:00am | All Ages

Santa will arrive on a fire truck, ready to take photos and serve up pancakes and fruit for breakfast!

To Register: Call (760) 758-0808 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online


Saturday, December 14

Gift of Giving

Border View Family YMCA

10:00am to 1:00pm | All Ages

Ring in the holidays with our Y as we support families in partnership with Toys for Tots. Entertainment, photos and gifts for children up to age 12. Register at the Welcome Center by December 12 to receive a toy.

Information: Call (619) 428-9622 | Visit Us in Person

 

Cookies with Santa

Cameron Family YMCA in Santee

10:00am to 12:00pm | All Ages

Have a treat with the Jolly Old Elf!

To Register: Call (619) 449-9622 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Arts and Crafts with Santa

Dan McKinney Family YMCA in La Jolla

9:00 to 11:00am | All Ages

Holiday crafts, music, cookie decorating and a visit from Santa! The event is free for all, but please bring a new, unwrapped toy.

Information: Sarah Hunter: (858) 453-3483 | Visit Us in Person

 

Sweet Time with Santa

Mission Valley YMCA

9:00 to 11:00am | Ages 12 and under

Let’s get in the holiday spirit! Wear your favorite holiday attire, and join us for hot cocoa, cookie decorating, crafting, story time and more. Make sure to stop by the Santa selfie station for a photo op with Mr. Claus!

To Register: Call (619) 298-3576 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Holiday Afternoon Out Drop and Shop

Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights - Kensington

2:00 to 5:00pm | Ages 2-12

Your children can enjoy a fun time at the Y while you check some items off your list!

To Register: Call (619) 280-9622 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Gingerbread House Decorating

Rancho Family YMCA in Rancho Peñasquitos

3:00 to 5:00pm | All Ages

Join us for gingerbread house decorating!

To Register: Call (858) 484-8788 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Winter Wonderland

Eastlake YMCA in Chula Vista

10:00am to 12:00pm | All Ages

Celebrate the season in our Winter Wonderland at the Sports Complex! The events, free for members, includes arts and crafts, pictures with Santa, cookies and cocoa and a special dance performance by our youth dance program. Free to members.

RSVP: Call (619) 421-9622 | Visit Us In Person

 

Winter Wonderland

Toby Wells YMCA in Kearny Mesa

1:00 to 4:30pm | All Ages

Join us for a fun filled Winter Wonderland! Take pictures with Santa, decorate cookies, make holiday ornaments/crafts, enjoy fun games, bounce house, and best of all, play in the snow!

To Register: Call (858) 496-9622 | Visit Us in Person


Sunday, December 15

Milk and Cookies with Santa

McGrath Family YMCA in Rancho San Diego

3:00 to 5:00pm | All Ages

Join us for some sweet treats with Santa!

To Register: Call (619) 462-9622 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Drop and Shop

Mission Valley YMCA

3:00 to 6:00pm | Ages 3-12

Your children can enjoy a fun time at the Y while you check some items off your list!

To Register: Call (619) 298-3576 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Hot Cocoa and Canvas

Cameron Family YMCA in Santee

11:30am to 1:00pm | Ages 6-12

A fun family event!

To Register: Call (619) 449-9622 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Drop and Shop

Toby Wells YMCA in Kearny Mesa

1:00 to 4:30pm | Ages 3-12

Your children can enjoy a fun time at the Y while you check some items off your list!

To Register: Call (858) 496-9622 | Visit Us in Person


Tuesday, December 17

Santa at the Y

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas

10:00 to11:00am | All Ages

Bring the kids to see Santa. Join us for fun crafts, holiday spirit and snacks.

Information: Ann Conway: Call (760) 635-3050 | Visit Us in Person


 

Wednesday, December 18

Salt-Dough Ornament Workshop

Cameron Family YMCA in Santee

11:30am to 1:00pm | Ages 6-12

We're making ornaments!

To Register: Call (619) 449-9622 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Holiday Cookie Exchange

South Bay Family YMCA in Chula Vista

11:45am to 1:00pm | Ages 50+

Get in the spirit and join our YMCA Active Adults (YAA) for a fun holiday cookie Exchange. It’s free to participate, and cookies can be store-bought or home-baked. The most creative cookie gets a special prize! Contact Michelle Manly for information.

Contact Michelle Manly for information: Call (619) 421-9622 | Visit Us In Person


Saturday, December 21

Cookies with Santa

John A. Davis Family YMCA in La Mesa

11:00am to 1:00pm | All Ages

Have cookies with Santa!

To Register: Call (619) 464-9622 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Christmas with Character

Jackie Robinson Family YMCA in Mountain View

10:00am to 12:00pm | All Ages

Join us for our annual holiday celebration for families, including holiday music, themed-arts & crafts, treats, pictures with Santa, and more! For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, please contact our Araceli Lamb at our Welcome Center.

Information: Call (619) 264-0144 | Visit Us in Person

 

Parent Shopping Day

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas

6:00 to 8:30pm | Ages 4-12

Finish up your to-do list while the kids have fun at the Y!

To Register: Call (760) 635-3050 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online

 

Drop and Shop

Toby Wells YMCA in Kearny Mesa

1:00 to 4:30pm | Ages 3-12

Your children can enjoy a fun time at the Y while you check some items off your list!

To Register: Call (858) 496-9622 | Visit Us in Person


December 23

Drop and Shop

McGrath Family YMCA in Rancho San Diego

11:30am to 3:00pm | Ages 3-11

Need to get last minute shopping done, or have things to wrap? Need to clean house or grocery shop before family arrives? Drop the kids off with us for an afternoon of sports, pizza, fruit and lemonade and a movie.

To Register: Call (619) 462-9622 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online


December 31

Happy Noon Years

Dan McKinney Family YMCA in La Jolla

11:30am to 12:30pm | All Ages

Join us for this free event! We will play music, provide refreshments and have a countdown to noon! All ages are welcome.

Information: Sarah Hunter: (858) 453-3483 | Visit Us in Person


December 20 to January 20

School Break Camps and Activities

Various Locations

When school is out, your child can count on a fun time at the Y!

Register Online