As the air cools over Mission Valley, Vegan in San Diego has gathered vendors to share seasonal cheer at the new Seasoned Greetings Market. Mingle among booths offering veganized holiday gifts, beverages, and food—much of which can be taken home and shared with friends and family. The open air pop-up market will be hosted in the generous outdoor space at the Art Institute of CaliforniaSan Diego.

Expect seasonal items—available only this time of year—and an array of independent gift vendors curated to accommodate a breath of prices. Admission to the market is FREE, and there’s plenty of free parking on site! Please help us spread the joy of the giving season and the bounty of veganism with a donation of non-perishable vegan food items for the Art Institute’s student food bank. Every item donated entitles you to one raffle ticket for a $75 gift card to Donna Jean–a 100% vegan restaurant in Bankers Hill who cares deeply that all people are fed and fed well (drawing on Sunday, Dec. 17).

At The Art Institute of California – San Diego, the Food Pantry provides food to any students in need—no questions asked. The current stock is about to expire and needs to be refilled. Please help us ensure that the Food Pantry offers vegan options so that no student goes hungry throughout the year. With your donations of non-perishable vegan foods—such as rice, pasta/noodles, non-refrigerated plant-based milk, canned goods, beans, dehydrated fruit, nuts, vegan jerky, chips, pretzels, soup, protein bars, crackers, or peanut butter—we can restock the pantry for the next quarter. We’d also like to thank local furniture dealer, bkm OfficeWorks for contributing a brand new storage cabinet to house the food donations.

Date and Time: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Art Institute of California – San Diego — 7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108

Admission: FREE

Parking: FREE, carpooling is highly encouraged


  • El Veganito
  • The Vegan Tamale Company
  • Snopel’s Bakeshop
  • Kombucha Culture
  • Palomar Mountain Premium Spring Water
  • Kelly’s Croutons
  • Maya’s Cookies
  • What’s Baking
  • Nibble Chocolate
  • Lick It Lollipops
  • Vegan in San Diego
  • Creaturious
  • Good2bGreen
  • Stacy Michelson
  • MUSIC by DJ Dash Eye
  • PLUS a crafts table for decorating your own wrapping paper!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ticket price?
Seriously, it’s totally FREE to park and attend.

What should I bring?

  • Your reusable bag, holiday cheer, and donations of non-perishable vegan food items for the Art Institute’s student food bank.
  • Feel free to bring art supplies for decorating your own wrapping paper!
  • Please don’t bring: any food from animals; alcohol; cigarettes, vapers, cigars; coolers; instruments, knives/weapons, fireworks/explosives, and drugs.

Is the venue handicap accessible?
We strive to make this venue accessible to all to guests! Please email us at for specific questions about accessibility.

Are pets allowed?
We love animals, but sadly they are NOT allowed at the event. Trained service dogs are always welcomed.

What if it rains?
This event is rain or shine. If the weather really really sucks we reserve the right to cancel.

Will there be alcohol?
No. But you can expect unique holiday beverages.

Will there be gluten-free options?
Yes, many of our vendors have a gluten-free option. Please check with each for availability.