Above: Del Cerro Baptist Church Christmas Story Tree - 2008
San Diego's favorite kick-off to the holiday season, will take place for the 32nd consecutive year on Friday, December 4, 5:00-10:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 5, noon-10:00 p.m.
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 largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 300,000 visitors over two days.
Entertainment and holiday cheer are all part of this classic San Diego celebration-including 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; international choirs, musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet and others.