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The San Diego International Auto Show Is Scheduled For Four Days Of Car Themed Events December 29 – January 1, 2024

December 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - January 1, 2024 @ 9:00 pm

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Inside the san diego international auto show

The San Diego International Auto Show will feature four days of car themed events at the San Diego Convention Center from December 29th, 2023, to January 1st, 2024.

The car show will feature over 400 vehicles, from future 2025 concept cars to exotics, supercars, classics, antiques, and custom built vehicles.

Also, the show will showcase a large assortment of Hollywood-themed cars such as the Bat Mobile, the Scooby Doo Mobile, and more.

Orange McLaren at the car show

The San Diego International Auto Show offers a variety of new cars, vintage cars, custom cars, concept cars, and supercars. Supercars on display include McLaren, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, and Lamborghini, just to name a few.

This year’s event is expected to entertain over 50,000 car enthusiasts and host over 500 car and car accessory exhibits.

Additionally, the convention center will offer plenty of fun-filled activities for kids, such as fake tattoos, face painting, games, experiences, and racing car simulators.

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racing car simulator

Everyone will be able to experience the thrill and excitement of racing around a track in an amazing racing car simulator.

Many auto manufacturers, including Jeep and Ford Bronco, will provide test drives in an indoor simulated off-road driving exhibit that mimics an off-road experience.

“It is very cool,” said John Macelli, after a ride up Jeep’s simulated mountain in a Jeep Gladiator. “It was impressive.” “For a minute, I thought we’d fall back but it didn’t,” said Mike Palasino, who was sitting in the Gladiator’s rear seat.

In the electric vehicle (EV) section, vehicle manufacturers will offer free EV vehicle tours, educational seminars, EV test drives, and an introduction to their vision for the future of the EV market.

The Ener-G Station’s Clean Transportation Team will offer information and the benefits of new emerging technologies within the electric vehicle industry. The SDG&E’s exhibit will also offer interactive games, activities, social forums, and prizes!

The San Diego Car Show website states: “Don’t miss Electric Vehicle (EV) Day, hosted by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), on Friday, December 30. With more options, lower prices, and improved technology, fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are a growing trend. The latest and greatest models on the market will be on display.” (Suource: SDG&E’s)

The California Center for Sustainable Energy exhibit will offer trained educators to answer EV questions and provide information regarding all aspects of EV ownership including plug-in charging station availability, EV maintenance, cost per mile, and virtually everything you need to know to own an electric vehicle.

The Interior of a Rolls-Royce

This year’s San Diego International Auto Show will feature our Exotic Brands, such as Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and more.

EXOTIC SUPERCARS 
For exotic supercar lovers, the show will feature a special exhibit called “The Exotics Vault” that will offer a boatload of new, vintage, and classic exotic supercars from such manufacturers as Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, and Automobili.

Additional jaw-dropping exotic supercars and luxury displays will be available for viewing from Pininfarina, Ferrari, Bentley, McLaren, Bugatti, Maserati, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Rimac, and Rolls-Royce. The Beverly Hills-themed cars will be provided by O’Gara Coach of San Diego.

MORE CARS: Beyond the luxury and exotic cars, this year’s automakers at the 2023 San Diego Auto Show will include: Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, RAM, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

ELECTRIC: The automaker Volvo will host an exhibit in the Electric Avenue Themed Area. Test drives will be available for such famous brands as Chevrolet, Ford, and Volkswagen, as well as the Camp Jeep off-road experience.


 

HOW MUCH DO SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL CAR SHOW TICKETS COST?
Tickets and Admission The cost of admission to the San Diego International Auto Show is $18 for adults, $12 for children, $15.00 for seniors, and $15 for military personnel. Tickets can be purchased at www.SDautoshow.com (Buy Tickets Here).

WHAT TIME DOES THE SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL CAR SHOW START?
The  San Diego International Car Show starts every day at 10 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. The four-day show dates are scheduled for Friday, December 29, 2023, – Monday, January 1, 2024.

WHERE TO PARK?
Parking: There is plenty of parking in the downtown Gaslamp Quarter area and limited parking underneath the convention center. Parking directions for the convention center can be found on the Parking Google Maps is available here.

MTS Trolley: There is convenient access to the Downtown San Diego International Auto Show via the MTS Trolley Map with multiple stops near the convention center.


The San Diego Convention Center

The San Diego Convention Center is located on the waterfront in downtown San Diego and encompasses over 2,600,000 total square feet and 615,700 square feet of exhibit space. The center is located directly on the waterfront and includes a Sails Pavilion with a custom roof made of distinctive Teflon-coated fiberglass “sails” that reflect San Diego’s maritime history.


CAR SHOW SCHEDULE & DETAILS

TICKETS AND ADMISSION

CAR SHOW LOCATION
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
(Map to the San Diego Convention Center)


SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL CAR SHOW SCHEDULE

📆 CAR SHOW DATES & TIMES
Friday, December 29, 2023: 10am – 9pm
Saturday, December 30, 2023: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, December 31, 2023: 10am – 9pm
Monday, January 1, 2024: 10am – 6pm


🎫 TICKET PRICES AND ADMISSION

  • Adult $18.00  Ages 13-61
  • Child $12.00 Ages 7 to 12
  • Senior (62+) $15.00  Ages 62 and older
  • Active Military $15.00 ID required for all active duty military personnel.

VIDEO: Electric Vehicles at the 2020 San Diego International Auto Show


MORE ON HOW TO PURCHASE A TICKET

Tickets for the 2023 San Diego International Auto Show (SDIAS) are available online  (Buy tickets here).

A general admission ticket will grant you access to hundreds of new vehicles, custom cars, indoor test drives, events for kids, food court, and much, much more… General Admission tickets can be used any day of the four-day show. They are not specific to any given day and can only be used once.

Please note: All children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult who is purchasing a ticket to Family Day on Sunday, January 1, 2023, and they do not need an E-Ticket to get in. Every day of the show, children under the age of six are admitted free.

Link to the San Diego International Auto Show
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About The New Car Dealers Association
“The show is owned, produced, and presented by the New Car Dealers Association, the San Diego International Auto Show has grown to become the second-largest auto show in California and the highest-attended consumer event at the San Diego Convention Center. Chosen as a global destination for manufacturers to showcase their products, the San Diego International Auto Show – Where the Cars are the Stars ® – is one of the primary means of stimulating automobile sales throughout the county.” (Source: https://www.sdautoshow.com/show-info/)

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Details

Start:
December 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am
End:
January 1 @ 9:00 pm
Cost:
$18
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.sdautoshow.com/

Organizer

Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego
Phone
(619) 228-9490
Email
info@SanDiegoEV.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, 92101 United States
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Phone
858-550-0080
View Venue Website