Experience the 36th consecutive year of Balboa Park December Nights, one of the nation’s premier holiday festivals. Learn more about the cultural history of San Diego and Balboa Park while you and your family kick off the “most wonderful time of the year.”
Participating Balboa Park museums provide free admission from 5 to 9 p.m. both evenings for more than the expected 350,000 visitors to San Diego’s largest free community festival.
Enjoy top-notch musical and dance performances, enjoy delicious and diverse food choices, and help spread a heavy dose of holiday cheer, all in a truly multicultural experience. Some of the more well-known traditions include food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; unique gift shopping at the museum stores and with the artisans of Spanish Village; the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California; and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Del Cerro Baptist Church’s Christmas Story Tree, and more.
Friday, Dec. 5, 3-11 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6, noon-11 p.m.