Balboa Park December Nights: Free

Start the San Diego holiday season right by sharing in the festivities at the 35th Annual Balboa Park December Nights. December Nights is the biggest free festival in San Diego, with more than 300,000 visitors expected over two days.

You can wander into participating Balboa Park museums during evening hours admission free, and enjoy a variety of exhibits and live entertainment, including the Christmas tree at the Timken Museum, and the Reuben H. Fleet’s interactive Kid City.

Entertainment, wonderful food and holiday cheer are all part of this classic and elaborate San Diego celebration. Long-standing traditions—including food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; the charming Santa Lucia Procession at the San Diego Museum of Man; 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, Del Cerro Baptist’s Christmas Story Tree and more—fill the heart of Balboa Park.

WHAT: Balboa Park December Nights is Free.

WHEN: OVER. Check back in December 2014. Hours are generally noon-11 pm. (Museums open 5 to 9 pm both evenings.)

WHERE: Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, California, 92101.


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