Balboa Park will be celebrating its Centennial next year. But did you know that Balboa Park is actually three years older than Daylight Saving Time? During Daylight Saving Time, longer days with sunlight mean potential energy savings for you!
Daylight Saving Time Tips
Let the sunshine in. Take advantage of natural daylight to reduce lighting. Dim or turn off lights during the day.
A world of discovery awaits children of all ages at the next Balboa Park Family Day on Sunday, March 16, when nearly two dozen cultural organizations present a wide range of activities that put the fun into STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Activities take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are free with paid museum admission. Participating museums are also offering free admission to children 12 and under with a paying adult.
Did you know that in 2013, SDG&E supported more than 570 nonprofit organizations that are directly benefitting the local community?
Thanks to your energy-conservation efforts, the average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has declined to levels last seen more than a decade ago. According to a recent San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press article, home electricity use has declined because of more energy-efficient housing, appliances and gadgets.
Did you know that Balboa Park was an early adopter of light-emitting diodes (LEDs)? In 2008, SDG&E and Balboa Park partnered to retrofit the lighting for the Cabrillo Bridge and El Prado. At the time, it was quite a task to locate and install 4,000 LED lamps that resembled the previous incandescent bulbs.
With more than 350,000 people attending December Nights and limited parking at Balboa Park, we encourage visitors to use the FREE off-site shuttles or take public transportation.
San Diego’s iconic Cabrillo Bridge is getting a much needed upgrade. The bridge, linking Laurel Street to Balboa Park, is receiving improvements that will help protect against earthquake damage. Drivers tend to slow down next to the concrete barrier on the project, so back-ups are expected along SR-163.
Make Your Season Brighter with SDG&E's 8th-Annual LED Holiday Light Exchange during Balboa Park December Nights
The holidays are right around the corner and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) wants to help San Diegans become more energy efficient this holiday season. For the 8th year, SDG&E will be offering complimentary light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) to their customers during the Balboa Park December Nights celebration, scheduled for December 6–7, 2013!
Balboa Park December Nights,San Diego’s favorite kick-off to the holiday season, will take place for the 36th year on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2013. The beloved holiday event, co-produced by the City of San Diego and the Balboa Park Conservancy, features sparkling lights; multi-cultural music and dance performances; carolers, bell-ringers, choirs and bands; and food throughout the Park. In the spirit of the holidays, participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. both evenings.
FACT: Saving energy saves SDG&E customers money.
EVEN BETTER FACT: Saving energy on Reduce Your Use Days will earn customers credits on their SDG&E bills!
Balboa Park Conservancy Named New Host Organization of San Diego’s Annual Balboa Park December Nights Event
San Diego, CA—The City of San Diego has selected the Balboa Park Conservancy to host this year’s Balboa Park December Nights celebration, the region’s largest free annual public event. Marking its 36th consecutive year, the traditional kick off to San Diego’s holiday season will take place on December 6 and 7 and feature increased Wi-Fi access and extended hours.