at Bazaar Del Mundo in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 2754 Calhoun St., Old Town, 619-296-3266. Throughout December
Throughout DecemberIf you can brave the crowds on Cinco De Mayo, you'll find this holiday tradition in Old Town a cinch. It's the free colorful and cultural holiday entertainment taking center stage at Old Town San Diego's Bazaar del Mundo, a relatively well-kept local secret of the holiday rush hours. With puppets, carolers and bands highlighting the sights and sounds of the season, Bazaar del Mundo visitors of all ages can find something to delight them in a unique and less-stressful-than-the-mall way. On Saturday, Dec. 21, it's Sounds of Christmas, Harp & Guitar Duo, Kaleidoscope Carolers and Tinku delighting crowds. On Sunday, Dec. 22, folks can enjoy the same performers, plus Rene's Marionette's and Santa Clause and Elves. But the perennial stars are usually the headliners from the Hispanic Mexican Folkloric Ballet (pictured), coming to the festival the following weekend.