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Join us in Pine Valley as San Diego County’s premier campground transforms into a winter wonderland! Enjoy the fresh, crisp mountain air as you view thousands of computerized lights strung on trees and a spectacular water show, both synchronized to holiday music! We also have hayrides, bounce houses, laser tag, tree climbing, and many other games and attractions for all ages. There are also several tasty food options, including our brand new all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar at the Alpine Peak Buffet. Come share the Christmas season with us. Experience family fun for all!! 

November 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Hours: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Dogs and other pets are not allowed at Camp Christmas due to insurance and safety reasons. Service dogs
are permitted as long as licensed verification is provided.

“Lights and Sounds of the Season” contains a sequence of flashing, blinking lights synchronized to louder music throughout Main Street. It runs for approximately 10 minutes at the top of each hour.

Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome, though may not be as easy to maneuver on dirt and gravel grounds.

The altitude at Camp Christmas is 4,000 feet, and the evenings can be a bit chilly. Be sure to bundle up and bring your winter jackets, snow hats, scarves, and gloves.


All ticket sales are final. 

We will contact you if we need to close due to unsafe weather conditions.  Please contact us at the email above if you would like to exchange your ticket for another day.  We will notify you by email and on our website if we need to close due to rain or severe wind conditions.


The following attractions are included with each ticket purchase.

Lights & Sounds
of the Season

The trees of Pine Valley will come to life as hundreds of thousands of lights dance to the beat of your favorite Christmas songs at the top of every hour. Grab some hot cocoa and enjoy this festive light show that will mesmerize all ages. Four different programmed shows each night at the top of the hour. 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and a stirring closing finale at 8:55 pm featuring Handel's Majestic “Hallelujah Chorus!”

H20 on the Glow -
Dancing Water Show!

You will be amazed by the visual effects of our dancing waters, complete with computerized lighting all programmed to your musical Holiday favorites. Four different performances each night, three on the half-hour at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, culminating in a 8:55 pm spectacular grand finale. Our dancing waters and magical light display are both beautifully synchronized to Handel's Majestic  “Hallelujah Chorus!"

Bow & Arrow Arcade - FREE!

Test your archery skills by playing at the brand-new Bow and Arrow Arcade. Five chances per turn to shoot your arrows through the target holes. Get a bullseye and win “Camp Christmas Cash.” ($1 value) Camp Christmas Cash can be used towards purchases at the Summit Grill Snack Bar, Altitude Coffee Shop, and Rick's Bar-B-Q.  (Limit two coupons per person.)

Bounce Houses - FREE!

Bring the kiddos over to Candy Cane Corner where you will find multiple bounce houses, and all kinds of fun for ages 12 and under.

Game Room - FREE!

While at Camp Christmas, stop by our Game Room and enjoy your favorite indoor games like Ping Pong, Pool, Air Hockey, and Foosball.

Sappy, The Talking Christmas Tree

Bring the kids by to meet "Sappy", the only talking Christmas Tree in San Diego County! Your child will get an ear full from our Camp Christmas official host.

Holiday Theater -
Live Entertainment

(Inside Snowflake Village)  

Come and join us for two different show times at 6:15 and 8:15 for fun Holiday entertainment designed for the entire family. Don’t miss it!

Holiday Photobooth - FREE!

Seal your holiday memories for all time by stopping by our festive photo booth with room for your whole group. You will also find four other photo-op spots located throughout the campground where you can collect your Holiday memories with your phone’s camera!

The Nativity

As your Holiday evening comes to a close and you exit the campground, journey back to the very first Christmas with our portrayal of the story that forever changed the world. See Joseph, Mary, and the Holy Child, along with the Shepherds and Wise Men displayed in this dramatic oversized presentation. The angel said, “Thou shall call His name Jesus”.

Winter Wonderland Hayrides - FREE!

This year's hayrides take you on a completely brand-new scenic trail with lots of surprises along the way.  Rides are 20 minutes long and are free, but you must have a ticket to secure your seat and timeslot.  Get your tickets early. First come, first served.

Pine Valley Train Depot - FREE!

Have the kids catch a ride on one of our self-powered Camp Christmas Train "Speeders." All aboard!

The following offerings are for a nominal fee.

Laser Tag

Our Laser Tag schedule is every 30 minutes beginning at 6 and continuing at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 pm. There is a $10 charge for 15 minutes of play for up to 30 “Taggers” per game. Sign up early to secure your time slot.

Tree Top Climbing Wall -
$5 per climb

Test your climbing skills and reach for the highest peak, just like rock climbing.  Fun for the entire family! 

Face Painting

Children of all ages can choose their favorite design from our Christmas collection.

Small designs FREE

Large designs $5

Elevation Gift Shop

Be sure and visit our gift shop featuring unique gifts, perfect for the holiday season!

Alpine Peak Buffet

Enjoy your favorite hot soups, chili, and salad bar, along with fresh cornbread and garlic toast at the all-you-can-eat Alpine Peak Buffet Dining Hall. Children 4 and under free, 5 to 15 are $11.00, 16 and older are $14.00, drinks included. Additional drinks are $3.00. Doors are open from 6:00 to 7:45 pm.

The buffet line will close at 8:15 pm 

Click here to see Alpine Peak Buffet Menu

Rick's Bar-B-Q

(Inside Snowflake Village)

Choose between a delicious hot shredded Bar-B-Q pork or chicken sandwich on a colossal Kings Hawaiian Roll. $12 Combo includes mac and cheese, chips, and a cold drink. Two Hawaiian Roll “slider” combo for $10. 

Summit Grill Snack Bar

Be sure to visit our Snack Bar and enjoy delicious 1/4 and 1/2-pound burgers with all the fix-ins! Also on the menu, find Chicken Strips, Fried Shrimp, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, French Fries, Onion Rings, Funnel Cake, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Fountain Sodas, and more. We guarantee you won’t leave hungry!

Click here to see Summit Grill Snack Bar


Altitude Cafe Coffee Shop

Our Coffee Shop is stocked with your favorite hot drinks, made-to-order, as well as iced coffees, Italian sodas, ice-blended mochas, and more.

Sugar Shack

Sweet treats are the only thing on the menu at the Camp Christmas Sugar Shack. Freshly spun cotton candy, hot popcorn, barrels of old-fashioned candies and much, much more! 

S’mores Galore!

The fire is blazing and all you need to do is grab a S'more's kit and toast that marshmallow to your heart's content.

2 pack $4.00 - 4-pack $7.00