Happy New Year's 2022 Weekend Happening in San Diego!
By: Rose Beasley
New Year's is here! Is it just us or did we blink and miss 2021? We can hardly believe that the time has come to wish 2021 goodbye and welcome in the year 2022. Although it did seem to pass by in a flash, this year has not been without its difficulties as the world tried to adjust to the new conditions of every day living. The description new normal has forever buried itself into our minds.
Call it whatever you like, but the truth of the matter is that we had to adapt to a lot to changes very quickly and that caused a lot of stress to people all over the world. However, we are adapting. It is wonderful to see people coming together again in parks, malls, stadiums, churches, etc. This weekend is a great celebration of our triumphs over the past two years. So go out and have fun with your friends and families. Below is a list of activities to enjoy this weekend.
New Year's Weekend Activities!
FNGRS CRSSD: Opening Day
Where: Petco Park; Cost: $75 - $85
Start 2022 off with a day full of DJs and electronic music. Groove to dynamic live acts like Kaskade (Redux), Artbat, Cristoph, Eli & Fur, Franky Wah, Lauren Mia, Rivka M, and more. Masks are required at the eight-hour festival.
New Year's Day Brunch Cruise
Where: Broadway Pier; Cost: $38 - $68
Spend New Year's Day aboard a yacht enjoying all your breakfast and brunch favorites. Guest will also enjoy scenic sights, music in the fresh air on the Flagship's New Year's Brunch Cruise.
New Year, New Laughs
Where: Gaslamp; Cost: $20
Celebrate the start of 2022 at the Laugh Factory San Diego, which will host a comedy show featuring performers Jerry Garcia, Rene Vaca, Chinedu Unaka, Dante Chang, Kelly Catey and Matt Barker.
Nature’s Abundance Art Show
Where: Mission Trails Regional Park; Cost: Free
The exhibition highlights five local award-winning artists: Ray Khalife, Wendy Kwasny, Ken Roberts, Amy Schindler and Tara Sood. There will be an opening reception with the artists from 2 to 4 p.m. and their work will be on display through Feb. 11.
Meteor Shower: The Quadrantid
Where: Outdoors; Cost: Free
Stargazers around the world will be looking to the skies this weekend, as the first meteor shower of the year: The Quadrantids. At its peak, you might see between 50-100 meteors per hour, with the average around 80 per hour. Get into a dark area, away from the city lights, give your eyes about 20 minutes to adjust, and then scan the sky for trails.
San Diego Sockers
Where: Pechanga Arena; Cost: $25 - $40
Families can go cheer on the San Diego Sockers during a home game against Ontario Fury.
City Closures & Schedule Changes for New Year's Weekend.
*NOTE* San Diego Police and San Diego Fire-Rescue emergency crews are not affected by holiday closures.
City of San Diego administrative offices will be closed Friday for the New Year’s Day holiday, officials announced Thursday.
Trash Pickup and Disposal: There will be no delay in curbside trash, recyclables and organic waste pickup for customers served by the city’s Environmental Services Department. Residents not serviced by the city can check with their waste hauler for holiday service schedules.
The Miramar Landfill, Greenery and Recycling Center will be open on Friday and closed on Saturday. The refuse and recycling container sales office at 8353 Miramar Place will be closed both days.
Permits and Inspections: The city’s Development Services Department’s virtual counter appointments and inspection services will be closed on Friday but all other online services will be available at sandiego.gov/DSD.
Recreational Activities: Torrey Pines, Mission Bay and Balboa Park golf courses will be open until dusk on Friday and Saturday. Holiday rates will apply. City recreation centers will be closed both days.
All public buildings in Balboa Park will be closed, including the Balboa Park Activity Center, Botanical Building, Casa del Prado, Municipal Gym and War Memorial Building. Check with individual museums and attractions for their holiday schedules.
Parking Enforcement : Parking meters, time restrictions for parking on streets, yellow zones and posted street sweeping routes will not be enforced in San Diego Friday and Saturday, but other parking violations will be enforced. Parking rules on Port of San Diego property and in other cities may vary.
Additional closures in the city on Friday and Saturday:
- All libraries and book pickup service.
- City swimming pools.
- Open Space and Maintenance Assessment District offices.
- The Testing, Employment Information Center and Background/Fingerprinting offices within the Personnel Department.
- The Family Justice Center. Individuals needing help related to domestic violence should call 9-1-1 and the Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-888-385-4657.