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Light the Way in your neighborhood

There are so many ways to light the way for children in the hospital this holiday season. Join us in your community for our annual “Lights Across San Diego” social media events or spread holiday cheer at the 2022 Mission Bay Parade of Lights.

Lights Across San Diego

Simply take your annual holiday decorations and give them new meaning! Try one or both of the decoration activations below and snap a photo, tagging @radychildrens and #LighttheWay, so our patients and families in the hospital can feel the support of our community as you light the way. Be sure to include your personal Light the Way fundraising page, or direct to, to let people know how they can support your efforts.

  • Shine Your Light: You’re likely already decorating, so make it for a great cause. Put up your holiday lights and spread the word that they’re shining for the kids at Rady Children’s.
  • Snowflake Showers: Show how you light the way for kids at Rady Children’s this holiday season by printing our supporter sign and placing it on your window, door, mailbox or car. Supporter Sign » (coming soon)

Join Us:

Opening day for Rady Children’s Ice Rink
Thursday, Nov. 17
5:30 p.m.

Seals Night at Rady Children’s Ice Rink
Monday, Dec. 5
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join our San Diego Seals for a fun night at Rady Children’s Ice Rink!

Gulls Night at Rady Children’s Ice Rink
Tuesday, Dec. 6
6-8 p.m.
Join our San Diego Gulls for a fun night at Rady Children’s Ice Rink!

Mission Bay Parade of Lights
Saturday, Dec. 10
5:30 p.m.
Join the fun at the festive, family-friendly 2022 Mission Bay Parade of Lights on Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The boat parade, which is free for all spectators to enjoy, will begin with SeaWorld fireworks and will last approximately two hours. Spectators of the parade can expect elaborate, decorated boats from favorite local organizations such as Rady Children’s, San Diego Loyal, and SeaWorld. Festive experiences are planned at five spectator viewing areas across Mission Bay (see map below and click link for details), and will include offerings such as special holiday food & beverage menus, family-friendly activities, such as bonfires and s’mores, holiday music, holiday games, an appearance from Santa Claus himself, and more. What’s more? Each viewing area will have a Rady Children’s table with free giveaways and signature parade beanies for donations over $30! All parade spectators are invited to vote on their favorite decorated boat, with special prizes awarded to the winner and runner-up boats. Learn more and register now.

Light the Way Celebration at Rady Children’s Ice Rink
Saturday, Dec. 17
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us at the ice rink as we celebrate our fundraising efforts, skate with friends, enjoy arts and crafts, live entertainment, hot chocolate, and collect your fundraising incentives. More details to come!