Current weather

San Diego, CA
Clear sky
71.6 °F

Entertainment

2014 Entertainment Applications will be available soon! Please check back in September!

 

Thanks to all who made 2013 Balboa Park December Nights so memorable!

 The co-producers and co-hosts of this classic San Diego celebration would like to thank our generous sponsors. We could not have welcomed 275,000 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 5 and 6, 2014) with you next year!


Take a look at Balboa Park December Nights 2013!

Click to sort by: Group name (Event), Venue, or Time.

December 6

 
Event Venue Timesort icon
Steven Ybarra Palisades Stage 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Peninsula Singers Organ Pavilion Stage 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Anglea & Hannah Botanical Garden Stage 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Voices 4 Christ Palisades Stage 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Revolution! Botanical Garden Stage 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Colegio Ingles Organ Pavilion Stage 3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
Brendan Prout Band Palisades Stage 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
Shyla Day Botanical Garden Stage 4:20 pm - 5:10 pm
Carol Williams, Civic Organist Organ Pavilion Stage 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
One Voice Choir Palisades Stage 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
La Jolla Renaissance Singers The San Diego Museum of Art 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pomerado Brass Quintet theNAT: San Diego Natural History Museum 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Len Rainey and the Midnight Players Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
GLEEClub Straightedge Organ Pavilion Stage 5:10 pm - 5:50 pm
City Guard Band International Cottage Christmas Festival 5:10 pm - 5:40 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
San Diego Creative Art Project Botanical Garden Stage 5:20 pm - 5:50 pm
Rockin Cranberries San Diego Air & Space Museum 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Glee of St. Rose Palisades Stage 5:40 pm - 6:10 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet Excerpts San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
San Diego Sun Harbor Chorus Organ Pavilion Stage 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
House of Israel International Cottage Christmas Festival 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
La Fiesta Danzantes Botanical Garden Stage 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Lucia Procession California Quadrangle 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Opening Ceremonies: Welcome to Balboa Park December Nights Organ Pavilion Stage 6:15 pm - 6:30 pm
PGK Dance Project Palisades Stage 6:20 pm - 6:50 pm
San Diego Harmony Ringers San Diego History Center 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
House of China International Cottage Christmas Festival 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Dance Lesson: Pat Muller Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 6:30 pm - 6:50 pm
JT on Tour San Diego Junior Theatre 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jeans Dance Studio Botanical Garden Stage 6:40 pm - 7:10 pm
Tuba4s theNAT: San Diego Natural History Museum 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
The Mercedes Moore Blues Band Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 6:50 pm - 8:20 pm
Divisional Band of the Salvation Army Palisades Stage 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet Excerpts San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Southwestern College Organ Pavilion Stage 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pacific Camerata The San Diego Museum of Art 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm
San Diego Youth in Action Botanical Garden Stage 7:20 pm - 8:00 pm
House of Ireland International Cottage Christmas Festival 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
AIM San Diego Palisades Stage 7:40 pm - 8:10 pm
San Diego Harmony Ringers San Diego History Center 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet Excerpts San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Del Cerro Baptist Church Christmas Story Tree Organ Pavilion Stage 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
House of Norway International Cottage Christmas Festival 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Lucia Procession California Quadrangle 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sounds Divine Botanical Garden Stage 8:10 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Dance Lesson: Greg Benusa Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 8:20 pm - 8:40 pm
Karyn Overstreet Palisades Stage 8:20 pm - 8:50 pm
Theo & Zydeco Patrol Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 8:40 pm - 9:50 pm
House of China International Cottage Christmas Festival 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Libelula Palisades Stage 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Zip Zap Banc Botanical Garden Stage 9:10 pm - 9:40 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 9:15 pm - 10:00 pm
San Diego Cloggers Palisades Stage 9:40 pm - 10:00 pm
GLEEClub Straightedge Botanical Garden Stage 9:50 pm - 10:30 pm

December 7

 
Event Venue Timesort icon
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Old Globe 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Young Marines Color Guard International Cottage Christmas Festival 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
HPR Queens International Cottage Christmas Festival 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir Organ Pavilion Stage 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Balboa Park December Nights 2013 Balboa Park 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MJ Rocks Palisades Stage 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Bethel Baptist Children's Choir Botanical Garden Stage 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Balboa Park December Nights 2013 Balboa Park 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Michele Lundeen Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Civic Dance Arts Recreation Level Dancers Casa del Prado Stage 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
House of Puerto Rico International Cottage Christmas Festival 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Worship Christ Palisades Stage 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm
Karissa Lee Botanical Garden Stage 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm
Lighthouse Baptist Church Organ Pavilion Stage 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Dance Lesson: Greg Benusa Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
House of Colombia International Cottage Christmas Festival 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
GLEEClub Juniors Botanical Garden Stage 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm
Fusion Beat Palisades Stage 1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
Tiffany Jane & The Kicks Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 1:20 pm - 2:10 pm
House of Turkey International Cottage Christmas Festival 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Encore Vocal Ensemble Botanical Garden Stage 1:45 pm - 2:20 pm
Civic Dance Arts Recreation Level Dancers Casa del Prado Stage 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Galaxy Palisades Stage 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Oak Park Elementary Organ Pavilion Stage 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Dance Lesson: Carole Osborne & Peter Oliver Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm
House of Panama International Cottage Christmas Festival 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
San Diego Cajun Playboys Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Center Stage School of Dance Botanical Garden Stage 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Maranatha Christian School Carolers Palisades Stage 2:40 pm - 3:10 pm
Civic Dance Arts Recreation Level Dancers Casa del Prado Stage 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
House of Palestine International Cottage Christmas Festival 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pacific Coast Harmony Organ Pavilion Stage 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Flamenco Arana Botanical Garden Stage 3:10 pm - 3:50 pm
Dance Lesson: Tamara Tattman Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 3:20 pm - 3:50 pm
Academy of Egyptian Dance Palisades Stage 3:20 pm - 3:50 pm
Three Chord Justice Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
House of USA International Cottage Christmas Festival 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
San Diego Choraleers Palisades Stage 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Expressions Dance and Movement Botanical Garden Stage 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
San Diego Chorus of the Sweet Adelines International Organ Pavilion Stage 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Silver Girls Palisades Stage 4:40 pm - 5:10 pm
Sadie BD Botanical Garden Stage 4:40 pm - 5:10 pm
Schola Pacifica The San Diego Museum of Art 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pomerado Brass Quintet theNAT: San Diego Natural History Museum 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
House of Lebanon International Cottage Christmas Festival 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dance Lesson: Lori King Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 5:00 pm - 5:20 pm
House of Scotland Pipe Band Organ Pavilion Stage 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Billy Lee and the Swampcritters Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 5:20 pm - 6:40 pm
Mayan Event Palisades Stage 5:20 pm - 5:50 pm
Restoration One Botanical Garden Stage 5:20 pm - 5:50 pm
Rockin Cranberries San Diego Air & Space Museum 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
House of India International Cottage Christmas Festival 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Westview Choir Organ Pavilion Stage 5:40 pm - 6:10 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet Excerpts San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dunyana and Y Zumba Team Palisades Stage 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
C3 Performing Arts Center Botanical Garden Stage 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Santa Lucia Procession California Quadrangle 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
San Diego Junior Glee Club Organ Pavilion Stage 6:20 pm - 6:50 pm
JT on Tour San Diego Junior Theatre 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
House of China International Cottage Christmas Festival 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Mark's Carillon Hand-bell Choir San Diego History Center 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Ramona Alliance for Music Education Palisades Stage 6:40 pm - 7:10 pm
Flamenco with Roots Botanical Garden Stage 6:40 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuba4s theNAT: San Diego Natural History Museum 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet Excerpts San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bill Magee Blues Band Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In aChord The San Diego Museum of Art 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonita Vista High School Organ Pavilion Stage 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 7:15 pm - 7:45 pm
San Diego Multicultural Community Gospel Choir Palisades Stage 7:20 pm - 7:50 pm
House of Ireland International Cottage Christmas Festival 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Annie Ross Dancers Botanical Garden Stage 7:40 pm - 8:20 pm
St. Mark's Carillon Hand-bell Choir San Diego History Center 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Puppet Show: A Christmas Carol Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Rollers Palisades Stage 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mochi Cafe Organ Pavilion Stage 8:00 pm - 8:40 pm
House of Mexico International Cottage Christmas Festival 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Lucia Procession California Quadrangle 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Nutcracker Ballet Excerpts San Diego Civic Youth Ballet 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Sharp Turn Ahead Botanical Garden Stage 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bayou Brothers Bon Temps Social Club/Gator by the Bay Stage 8:40 pm - 9:50 pm
Messengers from the Mount Palisades Stage 8:40 pm - 9:20 pm
Del Cerro Baptist Church Christmas Story Tree Organ Pavilion Stage 8:50 pm - 10:50 pm
City Guard Band International Cottage Christmas Festival 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Legendary Lion Dance Botanical Garden Stage 9:10 pm - 9:50 pm
Civic Dance Company Civic Dance Arts 9:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Prince Habib Palisades Stage 9:30 pm - 10:20 pm
Bluefrog Band Botanical Garden Stage 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm