San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

National Funding Holiday Bowl 2016


SUNDAY DECEMBER 27, 2016 - 4:00 PM
@ Qualcomm Stadium


Conveniently located just three blocks from the trolley that runs to Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter is the preferred hotel for attendees of the National Funding Holiday Bowl. Be part of the action this year and cheer on your favorite team before retreating back to the comfort of your spacious hotel room in the heart of the Gaslamp District. Guests are a short walk from the Port of San Diego, home of the Holiday Bowl Parade and just 2 blocks from all the activities in the Gaslamp District.


Experience ALTITUDE Sky Lounge, San Diego's sleekest option among rooftop bars in San Diego.

When not partaking in the many Holiday Bowl festivities, explore the streets of the Gaslamp District. And there’s no better place to be during the Holiday Bowl then the multi-award-winning ALTITUDE Sky Lounge, an upscale San Diego rooftop bar experience perched 22 stories above the glittering city skyline.  ALTITUDE is a highlight among area bars and nightclubs, offering cocktails, wine, beer, bottle service and fine fare in a stunning setting. Join us for an elevated experience at what Buzzfeed deems one of the "13 Things You Only See in Gaslamp Quarter" as you enjoy cocktails at our rooftop bar with a view.


Bumble Bee Seafoods 5K
: December 27, 2016
Where: Corner of Harbor Drive and Ash Street
The 21st annual Bumble Bee Seafoods 5K Run will take place on the corner of Harbor Drive and Ash St. and finishes near Tuna Harbor Park. Athletes will run past 100,000 spectators along the parade route.

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade
When: December 27, 2016
Where: Harbor Drive, Downtown San Diego
America’s Largest Balloon Parade features giant helium balloons, floats, marching bands, drill teams and specialty units. Parade route is along San Diego’s scenic downtown bay front.

Official Holiday Bowl Tailgate Party
When: December 27, 2016
Where: Qualcomm Stadium – Parking Lot F-1
Guests will enjoy unlimited food, beer and wine as well as private performances by the college bands and cheerleaders.