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Thanks to all who made 2016 Balboa Park December Nights so memorable!

 

The City of San Diego and the Balboa Park Conservancy, co-producers of this classic San Diego celebration, would like to thank our generous sponsors. We could not have welcomed 360,000 visitors to the Park over the two-day event without the support of these wonderful organizations.

We would also like to thank the entertainment groups, the Park museums and cultural organizations and the many Balboa Park and community volunteers who made this festival so special.

We’re hoping to spend the first Friday and Saturday of December (December 1 and 2, 2017) with you next year to celebration the 40th anniversary of San Diego’s premiere holiday event.

 

Take a look at some of the entertainment highlights from Balboa Park December Nights 2016!


 


Balboa Park December Nights Entertainment:

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December 2

 
Event Venue Timesort icon
Balboa Park December Nights Balboa Park 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Flamenco with Roots Botanical Garden Stage 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Oak Park Elementary Palisades Stage 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Resonate Vocal Group Organ Pavilion Stage 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Scott Williams: Hammered Dulcimer Spanish Village Art Center 3:00 pm - 10:50 pm
Southwestern College Chamber Singers Botanical Garden Stage 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm
Sounds Divine Palisades Stage 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Spreckels Organ Concert Organ Pavilion Stage 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm
NEIN Palisades Stage 4:30 pm - 5:10 pm
Fanny and the Attaboys Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pomerado Brass Quintet theNAT: San Diego Natural History Museum 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
La Jolla Renaissance Singers The San Diego Museum of Art 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rockin' Cranberries San Diego Air & Space Museum 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Music Machine and Sound Unlimited Organ Pavilion Stage 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm
HPR Queens International Cottage Christmas Festival 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talking Trees Botanical Garden Stage 5:10 pm - 5:50 pm
San Diego Harmony Ringers San Diego Automotive Museum 5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 5:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Once Upon a Time Ice Princess Musical Palisades Stage 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
House of Ireland International Cottage Christmas Festival 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Santa Lucia Procession California Quadrangle 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Excerpts of The Nutcracker Ballet San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
JT On Tour San Diego Junior Theatre 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pacific Motion Dance Botanical Garden Stage 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Opening Ceremony Organ Pavilion Stage 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
House of Norway International Cottage Christmas Festival 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Diego Jr Glee Club Palisades Stage 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
Swing Dance Show Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 6:20 pm - 6:40 pm
Swing Dance Lessons Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Swedish Singer Ylva Elias California Quadrangle 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
San Diego Harmony Ringers San Diego Automotive Museum 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Center Stage Botanical Garden Stage 6:40 pm - 7:40 pm
TubaFours theNAT: San Diego Natural History Museum 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Bayview Mass Choir Organ Pavilion Stage 6:50 pm - 7:30 pm
Excerpts of The Nutcracker Ballet San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 7:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Gen X Palisades Stage 7:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In aChord The San Diego Museum of Art 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
House of Spain International Cottage Christmas Festival 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grupo Folklorico Tlatoani Botanical Garden Stage 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Organ Pavilion Stage 7:40 pm - 8:20 pm
San Diego Harmony Ringers San Diego Automotive Museum 7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Muirlands Middle School Glee Palisades Stage 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City Guard Band International Cottage Christmas Festival 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Excerpts of The Nutcracker Ballet San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 8:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Santa Lucia Procession California Quadrangle 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Leather Tramp Botanical Garden Stage 8:10 pm - 9:00 pm
Line Dance Lesson Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 8:25 pm - 8:50 pm
Del Cerro Baptist Church Christmas Story Tree Organ Pavilion Stage 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mochi Cafe Palisades Stage 8:40 pm - 9:10 pm
Theo and the Zydeco Patrol Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 8:50 pm - 10:30 pm
Studio K Botanical Garden Stage 9:10 pm - 9:40 pm
YMCA Zumba Performance Crew Palisades Stage 9:20 pm - 9:50 pm
Party Fitness Botanical Garden Stage 9:50 pm - 10:30 pm
Ben Allen Palisades Stage 10:10 pm - 10:50 pm

December 3

 
Event Venue Timesort icon
Ballet Folklorico Nanahuatzin Palisades Stage 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
HPR Queens International Cottage Christmas Festival 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Balboa Park December Nights Balboa Park 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Naked I Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Ginger Cowgirl Botanical Garden Stage 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
Guma Imahen Taotao Tano Organ Pavilion Stage 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
House of Chamorros International Cottage Christmas Festival 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Classic Divas Palisades Stage 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
Colegio Ingles Organ Pavilion Stage 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
Bethel Baptist Children's Choir Botanical Garden Stage 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
House of Turkey International Cottage Christmas Festival 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Diego Cajun Playboys Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Peninsula Singers Organ Pavilion Stage 1:20 pm - 2:00 pm
Dance & Company Palisades Stage 1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
La Fiesta Danzantes Botanical Garden Stage 1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
House of Chamorros International Cottage Christmas Festival 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Diego Park & Recreation Dance Program Civic Dance Arts 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kirby Ai Palisades Stage 2:10 pm - 2:50 pm
San Diego Cloggers Organ Pavilion Stage 2:10 pm - 2:50 pm
Flamenco Arana Botanical Garden Stage 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Three Chord Justice Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
TFM Music and Dance Entertainment Botanical Garden Stage 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
House of Colombia International Cottage Christmas Festival 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun Harbor Chorus Organ Pavilion Stage 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
T.R.U.T.H. Gospel Mime Palisades Stage 3:10 pm - 3:40 pm
Dance lessons: Urban, soul & Zydeco Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
San Diego Park & Recreation Dance Program Civic Dance Arts 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines Organ Pavilion Stage 3:50 pm - 4:40 pm
Manny Cepeda Orchestra Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 3:50 pm - 5:10 pm
Marissa Grace Music Botanical Garden Stage 3:50 pm - 4:30 pm
Academy of Egyptian Dance Palisades Stage 3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
House of Spain International Cottage Christmas Festival 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Helix High School Tap Dance Palisades Stage 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
House of Scotland Pipe Band Organ Pavilion Stage 4:40 pm - 5:20 pm
Golden Oasis & The Dancing Gems Botanical Garden Stage 4:50 pm - 5:20 pm
Courtly Noyse The San Diego Museum of Art 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rockin' Cranberries San Diego Air & Space Museum 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pomerado Brass Quintet theNAT: San Diego Natural History Museum 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
House of Korea International Cottage Christmas Festival 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dance lessons: Urban, soul & Zydeco Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 5:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 5:15 pm - 9:15 pm
La Jolla High School Music Department Palisades Stage 5:20 pm - 6:00 pm
Annie Ross Dancers Botanical Garden Stage 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Motu Nehenhe Polynesian Dancers Organ Pavilion Stage 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Euphoria Brass Band Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 5:30 pm - 6:50 pm
House of Palestine International Cottage Christmas Festival 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Lucia Procession California Quadrangle 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kumeyaay Birdsongs San Diego Museum of Man 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Excerpts of The Nutcracker Ballet San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 6:00 pm - 6:40 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
JT On Tour San Diego Junior Theatre 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Legendary Lion Dance Association Organ Pavilion Stage 6:10 pm - 6:40 pm
Millionaire Beach Bums Botanical Garden Stage 6:20 pm - 7:00 pm
Elevation Palisades Stage 6:20 pm - 6:50 pm
House of India International Cottage Christmas Festival 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parade of Costumes California Quadrangle 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
TubaFours theNAT: San Diego Natural History Museum 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
San Diego Women's Chorus Organ Pavilion Stage 6:50 pm - 7:20 pm
Line Dance Lesson Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 6:50 pm - 7:10 pm
Kumeyaay Birdsongs San Diego Museum of Man 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Excerpts of The Nutcracker Ballet San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 7:00 pm - 7:40 pm
San Diego Youth in Action Palisades Stage 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Schola Pacifica The San Diego Museum of Art 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 7:10 pm - 8:40 pm
LGA Dance Team Botanical Garden Stage 7:20 pm - 7:50 pm
Encore Vocal Ensemble Organ Pavilion Stage 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Karyn Overstreet Vocal Studios Palisades Stage 7:40 pm - 8:10 pm
Santa Lucia Procession California Quadrangle 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kumeyaay Birdsongs San Diego Museum of Man 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Excerpts of The Nutcracker Ballet San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 8:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Barrie Dempsey Botanical Garden Stage 8:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
House of Israel International Cottage Christmas Festival 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Messengers from the Mount Palisades Stage 8:20 pm - 8:50 pm
Del Cerro Baptist Church Christmas Story Tree Organ Pavilion Stage 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Line Dance Lesson Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 8:40 pm - 9:00 pm
YMCA Zumba Team Botanical Garden Stage 8:50 pm - 9:30 pm
Bayou Brothers Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Leather Tramp Palisades Stage 9:10 pm - 9:50 pm
Triton Eye Botanical Garden Stage 9:50 pm - 10:30 pm
Prince Habib Palisades Stage 10:10 pm - 10:50 pm