We’re Dreamin’ of a Green Christmas…
San Diego Gas & Electric®, a Sempra Energy utility, covers the center of the Plaza de Panama with a dazzling and energy-efficient canopy of LED holiday lights that will illuminate the Park for the entire holiday season. SDG&E will also sponsor a LED flashlight giveaway and will have LED light kits available for sale (5 LED light bulbs) at a heavily discounted price.
Take Public Transportation
Balboa Park is accessible from most San Diego neighborhoods—as well as cities in East County, North County, and South Bay— by bus, trolley, or train. By taking the bus or trolley you not only avoid traffic, but you help the environment, and it’s economical.
To create your personal trip plan:
Visit www.sdmts.com or call 511 to speak to one of the Transit Information Operators.
MTS TROLLEY & BUS
From the South or East, take the trolley to the City College Station in downtown San Diego and walk to the FREE SHUTTLE at City College – OR transfer to the MTS Route 7 (on 11th Avenue) to Park Boulevard. .
From Hillcrest, Uptown, Mid-City, Normal Heights, City Heights, and North
Park communities take any bus to University Avenue and Park Blvd and transfer to a special Route 7 shuttle heading to Park Blvd.
Or try the new "limited stop" Route 120 to make your travel faster. Route 120 operates between downtown and Kearny Mesa and stops at Laurel Street (just west of Balboa Park) on 4th and 5th Avenues.
(For all MTS Trolley and Bus schedules and route maps visit www.sdmts.com).
Printed paper maps will not be available at the event. Please check the website to plan your trip in advance, or visit one of the many information booths throughout the Park.