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Holiday Greetings friends and supporters!


Kick off the holiday season with SOHO! Our calendar starts on December 7th and continues through the 17th with a variety of fun and festive events held at our historic sites, and we have worked out all the details for you to make your holiday shopping a lot easier!


The Marston and Whaley House museums, and the Santa Ysabel Store have been fully stocked with a myriad of choices for holiday shopping that also helps to support and fund the work you care so much about: protecting and preserving San Diego's 244-year-old heritage.


Where to begin? With so much to choose from at the Santa Ysabel Store from specialty foods, replica toys, and great books to antiques and vintage items, 'tis truly the best way to start off your holiday shopping.


Saturday, December 7


Santa Ysabel Store & Backcountry Visitor Center

Holiday Open House

We guarantee you will find great gifts for the entire family here, from fine foods, toys from past eras, notions and stocking stuffers galore, plus complimentary gift-wrapping is available! There will be music, refreshments, and SOHO members (bring your membership card) get an additional 10% off! Gift certificates are available in any amount. Your contribution and participation will help make this important new venture a success. Even non-members will get a 10% discount on this day, so bring a friend!

Saturday, December 14


Marston House Christmas Tours &

Museum Shop Open House


Share the holidays with family and friends at the Marston House Museum Shop. Enjoy live music and refreshments while we do the gift wrapping, complimentary of course, to make your holiday gift buying a happy and warm occasion.


Check out our gift-giving guide and enjoy 10% off everything in the store. By showing your current membership card or becoming a member, enjoy your regular savings and the open house discount to equal 20%. New members or gift memberships will receive a gift as an added thank you.
More information and gift giving guide HERE.



Sunday, December 14


SOHO's Members Holiday Party

Invitation will be sent - Save the Date!


Not a SOHO Member yet? Has your membership expired? It's not too late to join or renew so that you can attend the Holiday Party or take advantage of your membership discount when shopping at our Museum Shops. Join or renew now online today.


Already a member? Introduce a friend to SOHO! Holiday gift certificates for memberships and shopping are available now. A SOHO membership makes the perfect holiday gift for that person in your life who loves San Diego's history and historic architecture as much as you do! Gift memberships HERE.


We hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Remember SOHO works year round to protect, preserve, and celebrate San Diego's Heritage because our historic neighborhoods and places matters to you!

Monday, December 16 &

Tuesday, December 17

5 performances nightly

A Christmas Carol at the Whaley House


Join the Whaley House Museum staff as they perform Charles Dickens' timeless holiday ghost story, A Christmas Carol, set in the historic Whaley House. The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-To-Come, will unfold as you move from room to room in the historic 1857 brick mansion known as "America's Most Haunted."  

Baked goods and warm apple cider will be served between shows, and the Whaley House Museum Shop will be open where you might put a dent in that Holiday gift shopping list while you are out enjoying the season! 
For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
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