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Holiday Bowl Announces Event Schedule for San Diego’s Biggest Holiday Party

San Diego’s Biggest Holiday Party features: festivities, football, and fireworks! It all starts Tuesday December 27th at the Snapdragon Bowl Bash (a FREE event in the Gaslamp) featuring a battle of the marching bands playing in the SDCCU Holiday Bowl. Then enjoy FREE street side viewing of the the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente at 10AM on Wednesday December 28th. That evening, Petco Park hosts two iconic San Diego events for one legendary game day lineup. The 2022 SDCCU Holiday Bowl kicks off at 5PM with a matchup between the Pac-12 and the ACC. When the game ends, the 101.5 KGN Sky Show will light up the San Diego skyline with its famous fireworks show. Join us for San Diego’s Biggest Holiday Party!

CLICK HERE to print the Schedule of Events.

Snapdragon Bowl Bash

  • Tuesday 12/27 from 5-8pm

A FREE party in the Gaslamp, featuring a battle of the Oregon and North Carolina university marching bands. San Diego’s Biggest Holiday Party starts with a BASH! The Snapdragon Bowl Bash is a FREE party in the Gaslamp Quarter on Tuesday, December 27th. The SDCCU Holiday Bowl hosts this opportunity for fans and locals to gather in the heart of San Diego for a night of FREE family fun, great food, live music, and more. Witness a one-of-a-kind performance as the marching bands from Oregon and North Carolina face off in a Battle of the Bands in the streets of downtown San Diego. Check out for details!

SDCCU Holiday Bowl 5K

  • Wednesday 12/28 starting at 9:45 AM

Looking for a fun and healthy way to kick off game day for this year’s SDCCU Holiday bowl? The annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl 5K Walk/Run takes place along San Diego’s beautiful bay front. The 5K starts on the corner of Harbor Drive and Park Boulevard, leads off the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente, and finishes at Ruocco Park. Join the post-race party for live music and snacks, and catch the colorful floats, bands, and balloons as the remainder of the parade passes by the 5K finish line. All participants receive a finisher medal! 

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente

  • Wednesday 12/28 starting at 10am

Did you know America’s biggest balloon parade happens right here in San Diego? The Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente kicks off game day of the 2022 SDCCU Holiday Bowl on Wednesday, December 28. Enjoy FREE street-side viewing of world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams and a procession of enormous balloons-more than any other parade! Visit for more information.

Tailgate Party at Venue 808

  • Wednesday 12/28 from 2-4pm

The Official Tailgate of the 2022 SDCCU Holiday Bowl, Venue 808. This exclusive event will take place at Venue 808 next to the ballpark, guests will enjoy food, beer and wine. A limited number of tickets are available to the public. All ages welcome! Limited tickets available for purchase at

SDCCU Holiday Bowl

  • Wednesday 12/28 starting at 5pm at San Diego's Petco Park.

The University of Oregon (9-3) from the Pac-12 Conference and University of North Carolina (9-4) from the ACC have accepted invitations to play in the 43rd annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl. Tickets are on sale at

101.5 KGB Sky Show

  • Wednesday 12/28

The legendary San Diego fireworks show returns. The 101.5 KGB Sky Show starts once the 2022 SDCCU Holiday Bowl concludes.

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