During the holiday season, community partners across San Diego offer programs that help make the holidays possible for individuals and families that would otherwise not be able to celebrate. We can help connect you to holiday assistance programs in your area. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, holiday programs will be limited this year. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.


Christmas Programs

Christmas Meals – Programs that provide a hot Christmas meal in a congregate setting for low-income and homeless individuals and families who might otherwise have no opportunity to celebrate the holidays.

Holiday Gifts/Toys – Programs, generally supported by donations from the community, that provide gifts such as clothing, toys and other items to help low-income individuals, families, and others celebrate any of the annual holidays. 

Holiday Adoption Programs – Adopt-A-Family programs during the holidays that match people who want to provide personalized holiday assistance with families in need. 

Christmas Festivals – Programs that sponsor special events during the Christmas season which may feature decorated trees, displays of decorated wreaths, gingerbread houses, stocking parlors, food, entertainment, holiday crafts shopping, live reindeer and appearances by Santa

Christmas Tree Recycling – Programs that recycle Christmas trees after the holiday season into compost and mulch.