December San Diego Events Recap

San Diego Holiday Events

DS Action Follow Your Dreams

Digital Expressions by Becki

Happy Holidays to all of our readers! The end of November into the beginning of December has found San Diego the central location for a ton of amazing events, such as the DS Action Follow Your Dreams, the Bells of Freedom, and Bravo's Aprés Ski Debut Party. Check out our event recaps down below, and don't forget to peruse our amazing event galleries for even more photos!


DS Action Follow Your Dreams

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DS Action (Down Syndrome Action), a San Diego–based non–profit organization, celebrated their 6th Annual Comedy Ball in mid–November with their most successful event to date, raising over $40,000. This year, the theme was based on The Wizard of Oz and titled “Follow Your Dreams.” Volunteers and DS Action members played the part by dressing in character costumes of all our Oz favorites. Contributions went to support the Down Syndrome Center at Rady Children’s Hospital, which DS Action established in 2008. Four talented comedians entertained the guests, including headliner Kevin Johnson, one of the world’s top ten ventriloquists.

Bells of Freedom

Photos Courtesy of Jimmie Fletes; Story by Media Magic 

Bells of Freedom; Camp Pendleton

The 14th Annual Bells of Freedom motorcycle ride to Camp Pendleton was a great success! The event is put on by the non–profit organization Dance Hearts, founded by Louis and Tanya McKay of North County Dance Arts studio. Volunteer families from Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar and La Jolla collected gifts and donations for the military families. Almost 100 gift baskets filled with food, clothing, toys and treats were put together and delivered to the base. The caravan consisted of over 60 volunteers, some who rode Harley motorcycles and others in personal vehicles. UPS donated two semi trucks for the delivery of the goods. You can find more information at


Bravo’s Après Ski Debut Party

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Bravo's Apres Ski

Sonya Berg, Founder at, celebrated her birthday in style on December 7th at Searsucker Del Mar with a viewing party of her debut on the Bravo reality TV series, Après Ski. Guests came dressed in their favorite winter ski cocktail attire including boots, scarves, fur and some even wore their ski gear, while they enjoyed après ski cocktails and hot toddy drink specials.