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Port of San Diego to Host 2021 South Bay Holiday Event

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Port of San Diego to Host 2021 South Bay Holiday Event
The Port of San Diego's Aquatic Center will be the location of a December 8 holiday celebration. The Center is also available for the public to rent for gatherings, meetings or special events.

The Port of San Diego is opening the doors to its Aquatic Center from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, for a free, family-friendly holiday celebration for the community. The Port’s Aquatic Center is located in the heart of Pepper Park at 3299 Tidelands Avenue, National City. (Click the following links to view/download the event flyer in EnglishSpanish, and Tagalog.)

Guests can enjoy complimentary holiday treats, refreshments, giveaways, activities, and have their photo taken with Santa, who will be on center stage ready to share some holiday cheer!

For those looking to shop for unique holiday gifts, several local, artisan craft vendors will be on site with one-of-a-kind offerings available for purchase.

“The Port of San Diego is excited to welcome the community to this special holiday event in the South Bay,” said Commissioner Sandy Naranjo, National City’s representative on the Board of Port Commissioners. “It will be wonderful to see everyone enjoy the holidays in person and for them to have an opportunity to experience the Port’s Aquatic Center.”

At the event, attendees can explore the Port’s Aquatic Center, a beautiful waterfront event space perfect for family parties, intimate weddings, corporate events, and community meetings, and learn about the Port of San Diego.

No RSVP is required to attend, and parking at the venue is free and plentiful. For more information or if you have any questions, contact

This event is part of the Port’s Parks & Recreation annual holiday programming, which focuses on creating a vibrant waterfront destination with activation events for the public, innovative artworks, unique cultural programming, and diverse recreational opportunities that enhance the visitor experience and cultural richness on San Diego Bay.

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

About Port of San Diego Experiences

Port of San Diego Experiences welcomes businesses, residents and visitors from across the globe to enjoy and prosper from our dynamic waterfront.

As a treasured destination, the Port provides unique opportunities to captivate visitors and ensure everyone is welcomed, connected and inspired by our beautiful waterfront.