Botanical Lawn & Children's Interactive Area, El Prado, Moreton Bay Fig Tree
The long-standing traditions this beloved holiday event—including free museums admission from 5:00-9:00pm; unique gift shopping at the museum stores and with the artisans of Spanish Village; and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, San Diego Civic Dance, and more—fill the heart of Balboa Park. The historic Moreton Bay Fig Tree and the Botanical Building will be awash with merry and colorful lights, and will join the Spreckels Organ Pavilion and the California Tower as Balboa Park December Night’s holiday icons.
"December Flights" Zipline! Take a two hundred foot zipline ride past the historic and beautifully lit Moreton Bay Fig Tree! $10 per person. Some height/weight restictions apply. Open event hours: Friday 3-11pm; Saturday noon-11pm
New this year: The Children’s Interactive Area features entertainment and family-fun activities including hat-making with the Rad Hatter, vinyl record spin-art, and painting a giant Balboa Park-themed mural which will be on display throughout the holiday season. (Small fee for some activities). Family-friendly entertainment, including music and dance performances, will be on the adjacent Botanical Garden Stage.
Boy Scouts of America Troup 295 booth on the Prado: Donuts, cinnamon rolls, canned soda, water in bottles and popcorn. Also Glow Necklaces can be purchased.