The holiday season is almost here again, and once more it’s time to plan the perfect family party. Of course, if you’re the person who is always given this responsibility, you’ll know that it isn’t always the easiest thing to do.
When you’re getting the whole clan together, finding party ideas that keep people of all ages happy can be a real challenge. Activities which please the older generation can be a bore for the teenagers, while the youngsters have very different ideas about festive fun to their parents. It’s no wonder that it can be a planning headache.
But luckily, the San Diego area is full of great places to take your loved ones for a fun-filled celebration. Here are just a few of the best holiday party ideas to get the whole family in the festive spirit.
Take A Christmas Lights Tour
From the oldest member of the family to the youngest, everyone will be delighted by the magic of a Christmas lights tour. Uncover some of the city’s most stunningly decorated neighborhoods with homes that boast more than 10,000 lights!
Discover Jingle Bell Hill, Candy Cane Lane and Christmas Card Lane for an experience that would put even the Grinch into a holiday mood!
Jungle Bells at San Diego Zoo
When you’re looking for holiday party ideas to delight even the smallest kids, the Jungle Bells event at the San Diego Zoo is the perfect seasonal adventure. The world’s number one zoo transforms its Northern Frontier forest into a magical Holiday Forest with decorated trees and fairy lights as well as the caroling group Jingle Brass, who perform their own jazz-inspired Christmas music.
As well as festive animal talks and feeding opportunities, you’ll also be able to enjoy a performance of the classic “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.
LEGOLAND Holiday Village
What better way to celebrate the holidays than surrounded by favorite toys? LEGOLAND California is a top spot to take the whole family during the festive period with winter-themed festivities included in the price of park admission.
Old and young alike can pose for photographs with the life-size LEGO reindeer and Santa Claus and there’s lots of live entertainment to wow the crowds. And what better photo opportunity than getting all the family together around the latest LEGO Christmas tree in the world, adorned with over 11,000 sparkling LED lights and more than 400 LEGO ornaments.
December Nights at Balboa Park
Want a holiday party idea for the family that goes above and beyond the usual? Then why not make a day of it at Balboa Park? Take all your loved ones to the famous park and enjoy the annual December Nights celebration with its spectacular light displays, beautifully decorated tree and lots of other fun attractions.
Performances, locally-made gifts and crafts and the holiday-themed celebrations at the park’s resident San Diego Museum of Art will keep everyone happy and ready to celebrate at this most wonderful time of the year.
The Hotel Del Coronado’s Holiday Festival and Polar Bear Tea
Want to have a unique festive experience that you’ll never forget? The Hotel Del Coronado’s Holiday Festival is sure to put you all in the right frame of mind. The Polar Bear Tea at this historic hotel is charming and beautiful, especially for the little ones thanks to story readings with Mrs. Claus and other festive activities.
Meanwhile the yearly Holiday Festival features entertainment for everyone with professional demonstrations of ice skating and Santa’s Village with its prizes, games and photo opportunities. And let’s not forget the fireworks to round the evening off! There’s ice skating for the energetic family members while those who prefer to stay cozy and comfortable can snuggle around the fire pit and enjoy the action.
Transporting Your Family To Your Holiday Parties
Arranging the perfect holiday family party is just half of the battle. The next step is to arrange how you’re going to get to your chosen destination. After all, driving can be a real pain in this season’s notoriously inclement weather. Dealing with crowded roads and a lack of parking spaces can turn a happy festive experience into a stressful one. Then of course there’s always the argument about who’s going to be the designated driver and forgo the Christmas fizz! There’s a much better solution, however. Why not take a limo or party bus?
Epic Limo has a fantastic fleet of vehicles that are just perfect for your holiday celebration transportation needs. Small groups will love the Town Car Stretch Limo or the Cadillac Escalade Limo with cool fiber optic lights and music systems – the perfect and intimate way to get to your destination in complete comfort and style.
Or, if you’re traveling with a bigger family group, there’s always one of our limo buses which can accommodate up to 40 people. With features like strobe lighting, standup bars, mirrored ceilings and dance floors, it’s never been easier to start the holiday season the way you mean to go on!
Taking A Limo Bus Christmas Lights Tour
If you’re planning to take your family on a San Diego tour of Christmas lights, there’s no better way to do it than on one of Epic Limo’s fantastic limo buses. Every holiday light show vehicle is fully decorated with pretty festive lights and is fully stocked with popular holiday beverages.
We offer tours throughout December so you and your loved ones can make the most of the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the perfect solution for families large and small, especially if you’ve invited your relatives in from out of town. Simply get together some of your favorite carols and seasonal music and hop on board for a tour that’s sure to be a festive hit.
Find out more about how you can arrange the most fun festive family party for 2019 by calling our friendly team today We’re here to make sure you and your loved ones travel in style this holiday season!