What would Balboa Park’s December Nights be without all the beautiful lights that create the holiday magic for the annual San Diego tradition?
This year, SDG&E and the City of San Diego have been working hard to upgrade Balboa Park’s lighting in time for December Nights 2014 and the centennial year. Anyone attending December Nights or the year-long Centennial Celebrations in 2015 will see thousands of new lights in the Park!
Oct. 22, 2014, San Diego—Balboa Park December Nights,San Diego’s favorite kick-off to the holiday season, will take place for the 37th year on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, 2014. 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.
The new Rapid 215 is now providing fast, limited-stop service to Balboa Park from downtown and all the neighborhoods along El Cajon Boulevard between University Heights and San Diego State University (SDSU). Rapid 215 is convenient to visitors arriving on Amtrak and COASTER. It also connects with the new Rapid 235; the Blue, Green, and Orange trolley lines; and many other MTS Express and local bus routes.
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Visitors to Balboa Park will have a new, faster way to travel to the Park from almost anywhere in Southern California! With the launch of new Rapid service on October 12, there will be fast, frequent service all day long right to the Park and the San Diego Zoo.
Balboa Park is a San Diego must-see, just minutes from downtown, and ranked as one of the Best Parks in the World. The Park is home to 15 major museums, several performing arts venues, lovely gardens and many other cultural and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo. With a variety of cultural institutions laid out among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres, Balboa Park is the nation’s largest urban cultural park.
Anyone who works or volunteers in Balboa Park knows the enormous contribution volunteers make by providing thousands of hours in support of the Park’s institutions, gardens, and museums.
Employee volunteerism is part of the culture at SDG&E. SDG&E employees recognize their personal and collective obligation to help their local environment and economy through service.
SDG&E is offering free ecobee programmable thermostats that can be controlled remotely from your smart devices. On Reduce Your Use days, you can earn an even higher credit by allowing your air conditioner to cycle or be raised 4 degrees. That’s cool! Act now because this thermostat offer is available in limited numbers.
To see if your home qualifies for this offer, visit sdge.com/thermoenroll. Use promo code “Balboa”.
Shutterbugs and Instagramers can show the rest of the world how much more beautiful photos of Balboa Park look with their dog posed in them by participating in the Balboa Park Top Dog Photo Contest. The pooch-friendliest photo contest in San Diego will accept entries beginning July 14 to determine this year’s leader of the pack. An online public vote decides the three prizewinners, including the grandest prize: an exclusive “Furry Kids Eat Free”overnightpackage from Loews Coronado Bay Resort.