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Co-produced by The City of San Diego and the Balboa Park Conservancy

Come together with family and friends to kick-off the holiday season in Balboa Park!  December Nights is the perfect destination for celebration!

Live music, dancing, live demonstrations, and performances happen on all throughout Balboa Park.  Take a look at the line up so you don't miss your favorites!

Walking, biking, public transportation, offsite parking with FREE shuttles...Find the best and easiest way to get to the event! 

From cultural delicacies, to seasonal treats, Balboa Park Organizations offer up delicious options to quench your thirst or indulge any sweet or savory craving.

December Nights 2016

Friday, Dec. 2 & Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 39th consecutive year on Friday, December 2 from 3-11pm and Saturday, December, 3 from noon-11pm. Friends, families and the community are invited to come together for festive fun, food and attractions throughout the park, including complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums from 5-9pm. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 350,000 visitors to the park over two days to revel and enjoy the season.

As in years past, the event will offer seasonal entertainment for the whole family as well as festive holiday lighting throughout the Park – from the Plaza de Panama canopy – to the Botanical Building – to the landmark Moreton Bay Fig Tree. Delicious cuisine and holiday cheer are also all part of the long-standing San Diego celebration.

Other time-honored traditions will include:

  • Food: Food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of  Pacific Relations Cottages;

  • Shopping: Unique gift shopping at the museum stores, Spanish Village and the Balboa Park Visitors Center;
  • Entertainment: Musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Del Cerro Baptist’s Christmas Story Tree and more; and

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Thank You to Our Lighting Sponsors