Gaslamp Holiday Market

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San Diego, CA - The historic Gaslamp Quarter in the heart of San Diego is proud to announce its multi-week jovial fete, the Gaslamp Holiday Market. This magical event promises to be the crown jewel of the upcoming holiday season, featuring unique artisans, handcrafted gifts, festive installations, live music, Santa, and more. It will take place on the first three Thursdays in December: December 7th, 14th, and 21st, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, transforming the Gaslamp Quarter into a cheerful wonderland for all to enjoy.


The Gaslamp Holiday Market offers an extraordinary opportunity for residents and visitors to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit while supporting local artisans and neighborhood merchants. This merry event will be held in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, which is renowned for its iconic Victorian architecture and vibrant atmosphere. Michael Trimble, Executive Director of the Gaslamp Quarter, expressed, "The Gaslamp Holiday Market is a much-anticipated event in our community, offering a unique holiday shopping experience in a vibrant and historic setting. We invite everyone to come and join us in celebrating the joy of the season while supporting local artisans.”


The market will showcase a curated selection of makers offering a wide array of handcrafted gifts, ranging from unique jewelry to one-of-a-kind home decor, and much more. This is an ideal opportunity for attendees to find distinctive and thoughtful holiday gifts locally. The Gaslamp Quarter will be adorned with charming holiday decorations, photo-ops, a special Santa meet & greet and more, creating the perfect backdrop for seasonal photos and creating cherished memories with family and friends. As visitors explore the market, they will be serenaded by live musical performances from holiday mariachi to joyful jazz, adding to the jolly ambiance and spreading holiday cheer. Guests can also indulge in delicious seasonal treats and beverages from local eateries, including hot chocolate, homemade baked goods and pies from Cali Ice Cream, and sumptuous crepes from Oh La La La Crepes, making it a complete holiday experience.


Event Details:


  • December 7th – George Farres Group (jazz/swing) + special Menorah Lighting at the Pendry San Diego
  • December 14th – holiday mariachi + special Menorah Lighting at the Pendry San Diego
  • December 21st – holiday yacht rock, special Menorah Lighting at the Pendry San Diego + Mini-Golf Competition

Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: 5th and Island, Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

Admission: Free and open to the public


About the Gaslamp Quarter: The Gaslamp Quarter is a historic neighborhood in downtown San Diego, known for its rich history, distinctive Victorian architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. It is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and entertainment venues, making it a hub for residents and visitors alike.


For more information about the Gaslamp Holiday Market and other events in the Gaslamp Quarter, please visit

Street Address

5th Ave & Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


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