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What's Going on in East County This Weekend?

Patch found family fun and action packed activities this weekend.

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are officially over, take a break from shopping and head out the door.

The first weekend of December will have action-packed activities for the entire family.

Help Stuff the Bus all over East County or stop by the Grossmont Center for live holiday music.

Here are five must-see and things to do in East County this weekend.

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CHRISTMAS TEA AT THE AUBREY ROSE TEA ROOM

  • What's up: Enjoy afternoon tea with a touch of holiday spirit. The Aubrey Rose Tea Room will create special menus centered around Christmas. 
  • When: From now until Jan. 5. Visit their website for detailed tea times. 
  • Where: The Aubrey Rose Tea Room, 8362 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa.
  • Price: Christmas menus range from $13.95 to $30.95. 

ARBOR DAY AT MISSIONS TRAILS

  • What's up: Help plant a tree, spread mulch and maintain Mission Trails' beauty. 
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. 
  • Where: Kumeyaay Lake Campground Day Use Parking Lot, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego. 
  • Price: Donations are accepted for the Tree and Habitat Maintenance Fund for the park or donations of $100 per tree.

STUFF THE BUS

  • What's up: The annual food drive hopes to stop hunger all over San Diego county. Buses will be located at 15 Albertsons including La Mesa, Santee, and Lemon Grove. Help fill the buses with non-perishiable food items and stop by one of the east county locations. 
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: La Mesa at 8920 Fletcher Parkway. In Santee at 9870 North Magnolia Avenue. Or in Lemon Grove at  7090 Broadway.

HOLIDAY EVENTS AT GROSSMONT CENTER

  • What's up: Holiday events include live holiday musical performances will be at the Christmas Tree, cookie decorating with Santa, prize giveaways, prize giveaways and more. 
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa.
  • Price: Free.

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

  • What's up: Drive over to the neighboring town of Lakeside for an afternoon of holiday spirit. The day will include bouncy toys, food, drink, activities for kids, performances, Santa, and more!
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: On Maine Avenue, Lakeside. 
  • Price: Free.

KIWANIS KID'S FISHING DAY

  • What's up: Free fishing permit for registered participants in grades 3 - 8. Normal parking/entrance/fishing fees apply. Participants will require their own rod, reel, hooks, and tackle. Bait will be provided on-site. Lots of prizes for the kids!
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 1 starting at 7 a.m.
  • Where: Santee Lakes
  • Price: Free.

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