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This beautiful tradition reenact the biblical story of Mary and Joseph’s search for a birthplace for Jesus. Everyone is invited to join the candle light procession starting at 5:00 pm and sing-along traditional holiday songs in both Spanish and English as the players go from inn to inn, symbolically asking for lodging. The procession culminates with a live nativity tableau in front of Casa de Estudillo along with a choir performance. Sponsored by Wells Fargo History Museum and State Park merchants.

12:00pm to 9:00 pm • FREE
For more information, call 619-297-3100.

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Cygnet Theatre reprises its holiday celebration of “a Victorian Christmas with original music and puppetry,” adapted by Sean Murray with an original score by Billy Thompson. Murray directs.

Various times
Price: $38-$57

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All of the State Park stores, restaurants and museums will be festively decorated for the holidays. There will be a tree lighting ceremony and bonfires each night from dusk to 9:00 pm sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes.

12:00 am to 9:00 pm • FREE
For more information, call 619-291-3100

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Engage Aloud with Voyagers Toastmasters @ Café Coyote– 7am to 2pm – FREE

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Calhoun Entry

San Diego is really lucky to be a manageable city where it’s not unusual to see our Mayor, Council Member, State or Federal politician walking down the sidewalk to a local restaurant or event, or spending time with friends and family in one our cherished local parks.

Old Town and District 3 are really lucky to be represented by Council Member Todd Gloria who makes it a practice to hold Community Coffee events each month in various locations throughout our District.

This month’s Community Coffee Event takes place in the Courtyard of the Old Town Market. Coffee and Pan Dulces provided by Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego and Old Town Market with participation from Santos Coffee Roasters and Panchita’s Bakery. Join Us! Bring your questions and concerns! Participate in local government with an Old Town Flair!

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Marbles have been played for centuries all over the world!

And who hasn’t experienced the delight of finding a marble in the soil of a garden or in a planting bed near the sidewalk? Never found a marble? Never played a game of marbles? Here’s your chance!

Join us at the Old Town Market to play games of Marbles: Ringer, Tic-Tac-Toe, Boxies and Lagging–we’ll play a new game every hour and-Marbles available to purchase!

Try your hand at one of the oldest games in the world at the Old Town Market, and then take a walk through Old Town San Diego’s Historic State Park for more Games and Amusements.

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Turn our Sidewalk into a Flag!
June 14th is Flag Day, a day to celebrate the “Birthday” of our flag.

Originating in 1885, this day is a chance to review our many different flags throughout history, and take some time to revel in the red, white, blue, and other colors and images of our flag from history.

Have some fun, get your hands chalky and draw your favorite flag from the past, or create a new flag for the future!

Pick up your Chalk and Flag sample in the Courtyard from 12pm-4pm.

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Hummingbirds Aztec Dancers

Join us in the Courtyard of the Old Town Market and the historic Casa de Aguirre as we welcome the Hummingbirds Aztec Dancers.

They dance to promote peace and understanding between cultures. Their dances are passed down from their ancestors who inhabited Mexico before the Spanish came to the beautiful Old/New World. Don’t miss this great event!

Saturday, June 6, from 5-7pm

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Join us on Saturday, May 17, as we celebrate Asia-Pacific Islander Month!
Enjoy non-stop dancing and lei-making in the courtyard.

Saturday, May 17th from 10am – 1pm

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Cinco de Mayo brings out the celebratory and the rebellious in all of us! Old Town and Old Town Market San Diego celebrate with a fiesta that includes Mariachi bands, a Low-Rider car show, Ballet Folklorico dancing, and a petting zoo for kids!

San Diego’s historic Old Town welcomes thousands of guests who want to join in on the festivities. We dress up for the dances or we dress down like the peasants who defeated the French Army in 1862.

The reason Cinco de Mayo brings out our happy, rebellious spirit?

Six thousand French soldiers and cavalry descended on Puebla, just 100 miles from Mexico City. This army was the greatest in the world at the time.

Four thousand Mexican “rebels” defended the countryside armed with farm implements, antique rifles, and sheer guerilla force. The guerillas were simple country people – farmers and craftsmen who followed “General” Ignacio Zaragosa and won!

Join us as Old Town Market presents the Fiesta Cinco de Mayo by featuring the vibrant colors, products, and flavors of Mexico. ¡Orale!

Official Cinco de Mayo Festivities Schedule

Saturday, May 3 : 11am – 10pm
Sunday, May 4 : Noon – 8pm
Monday, May 5 : 10am – 9pm

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Old Town starts the Cinco de Mayo celebrations early!

Join us on Friday, May 2, for Dos De Mayo, as Santos Coffee offers a $2 Mexican Hot Chocolate to all who come and celebrate the holiday.
(Click here and print email to receive offer.)

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Sing and Dance to your favorite Latin sounds! Join Wayras at the Market!

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Join our State Park Neighbors re-enacting the centuries-old reenactment of the Celebration of Mary and Joseph’s Journey to Bethlehem.
Holiday Cumbia with Tamara y Maria in the Courtyard 12p-8p

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WebBanners_MonumentSign[1]Gingerbread houses, Holiday crafts, Caroling and Music. Hayrides, and a Sunset Bonfire.
Latin Holiday Rhythms in the Courtyard with Wayras, 12p-8p.

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Join us for a day of celebration of the Feast of the Americas. Pre-Holiday Shopping & Fun!
Join the Mariachi Divinas in the Courtyard, 3p-6p.

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Celebrate the Colors & Culture of Mexico!

Columbus Day & Day of Discovery of the Americas.

Join us & The Hummingbirds, Aztec Dancers, 6pm

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Join Us for International Art, Music, Food, & Fun!


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Join the Artists of Old Town to Celebrate a Weekend of Arts!

Colors of Art, International Food & Music!

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