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 7

 
Winter Wonderland

Palomar Family YMCA

4:00 - 7:00 PM | All Ages

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

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

 
Holiday Crafts

Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights - Kensington

6:00 to 7:00 PM | All Ages

Decorate cookies and ornaments at this holiday event for families.

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


Saturday, December 8

Holiday Treats Workshop

Cameron Family YMCA in Santee

12:15 to 1:00 PM | All Ages

Fun for the whole family at our holiday treats workshop.

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

 

Cocoa and Canvas

Toby Wells YMCA in Kearny Mesa

3:30 to 5:30 PM | Ages: All Ages

Treat your tiny Picasso to a fun-filled evening at the Y and create the perfect holiday gift! Participants will be supplied with paint, one canvas, hot cocoa and holiday cookies to decorate! Come to class dressed to get messy!

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

 

Kids Y Night Drop and Shop

John A. Davis Family YMCA in La Mesa

4:30 to 8:00 PM | 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) 464-9622 | Visit Us in Person | Register Online
 

Kids Y Night Drop and Shop

Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights - Kensington

2:30 to 5:30 PM | 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


Sunday, December 9

Winter Day

Copley-Price Family YMCA in City Heights - Kensington

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM | Ages 3-12

Snow much fun! Join us as we celebrate the holidays at the Y. Create festive crafts, build igloos with our imagination playground, enjoy some hot cocoa, treats and much more!

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

 

Kids Y Night Drop and Shop

Mission Valley YMCA

3:00 to 6:30 PM | 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


Friday, December 14

Winter Waterland

Toby Wells YMCA in Kearny Mesa

5:00 to 8:00 PM | Ages: All Ages

Who said there can’t be a pool party in December? Join us for a free fun-filled evening at the pool with holiday movies, arts and crafts table, hot chocolate and cookies.

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

 

Breakfast with Santa

Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA in Oceanside

9:00 to 11:00 AM | 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


Saturday, December 15

Gift of Giving

Border View Family YMCA

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM | All Ages

Ring in the holidays with our Y as we support families in partnership with Toys for Tots. Entertainment, photos, gifts for children up to age 12. Register at the Welcome Center by December 13 to receive a toy.

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

Winter Wonderland

Eastlake YMCA in Chula Vista

12:00 to 3:00 PM | All Ages

Celebrate the season in our Winter Wonderland! There will be 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 | Register Online

 

Sweet Time with Santa

Mission Valley YMCA

9:00 to 11:00 AM | Ages 3-12

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

 

Milk and Cookies with Santa

Dan McKinney Family YMCA in La Jolla

TBA | All Ages

Holiday crafts, music, cookie decorating and a visit from Santa! Bring a toy to donate. For information, contact Sarah Hunter.

Call (858) 453-3483 | Visit Us in Person

 

Sweet Creations

Rancho Family YMCA in Rancho Peñasquitos

1:00 to 3:00 PM | All Ages

Decorate a gingerbread house with your family. Supplies provided; registration required.

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

 

Breakfast with Santa

Peninsula Family YMCA in Point Loma

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM | All Ages

The jolly old elf is scheduled for a visit to the Peninsula Family YMCA! Families can take pictures, make crafts and and enjoy a light breakfast.

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

 

Cookies with Santa

Cameron Family YMCA in Santee

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM | All Ages

Santa will join us for cookies on the front lawn. Decorate cookies, write to Santa, make an ornament and more!

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

 

Milk and Cookies with Santa

McGrath Family YMCA in Rancho San Diego

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM | All Ages

Spend your morning with Santa!

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

 

Polar Plunge

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM | All Ages

Swim out 100, 300 or 500 yards from the shoreline, around the buoys and back to shore.

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


Sunday, December 16

Holiday Crafts

Cameron Family YMCA in Santee

12:30 to 2:00 PM | Ages 6-12

Create festive treats and keepsakes to be enjoyed by the entire family.

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

 

Drop and Shop

Cameron Family YMCA in Santee

10:30 to 2:30 PM | Ages 3-12

Crafts and holiday fun for the kids while you get some shopping done!

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

 


Wednesday, December 19

 
Holiday Cookie Exchange

South Bay Family YMCA in Chula Vista

12:00 to 1:00 PM | Ages 50+

Our Y Active Adults (YAA) group will exchange cookies. Contact Michelle Manly for information.

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


Friday, December 21

Visit with Santa

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas

2:30 to 3:30 PM | All Ages

Join us for crafts, holiday fun and a special visit from Santa!

To Register: Stop by the desk or call (760) 635-3050 | Visit Us in Person


Saturday, December 22

Christmas with Character

Jackie Robinson Family YMCA in Mountain View

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM | All Ages

Our annual event for families is free and open to the community. To register for a toy, donate or volunteer, please contact Anna Arancibia

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

 

Santa at the Y

John A. Davis Family YMCA in La Mesa

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM | All Ages

Crafts, holiday spirit, snacks and a visit from Santa.

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

Kids Y Night Drop and Shop

Mission Valley YMCA

3:00 to 6:30 PM | 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


December 17 to January 1

School Break Camps and Activities

Various Locations

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

Register Online