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Balboa Park December Nights


  • WHEN Friday, December 3, 2010 at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2010 at noon
  • WHERE Balboa Park, (Visitors Center) 1549 El Prado , San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

On Dec. 3 & 4, 2010 hundreds of thousands of guests will come out during the 33rd annual holiday festival, Balboa Park December Nights.

During these two special nights visitors will have a chance to enjoy free evening hours at participating museums, unique gift shopping opportunities, food samples from across the globe at the House of Pacific Relations cottages, live music and dance performances, and more.

December Nights is expected to bring in over 300,00 visitors over the two days, making it the largest free community festival in San Diego. Entertainment, wonderful food and holiday cheer are all part of this classic and elaborate San Diego celebration.

In addition, the varied museums open for free from 5:00-9:00 p.m. both nights feature a wide variety of exhibitions and entertainment including:
- Timken Museum’s annual Christmas Tree displaying the exquisite Schlappi Collection of Hord and Schlappi Christmas ornaments
- The Reuben H. Fleet’s kid-friendly and interactive Kid City
- The San Diego Natural History Museum’s Fossil Mysteries set to holiday music in the atrium.
- Musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Del Cerro Baptist Church's program- Christmas Story Tree

With so many more activities and special features surrounding this community festival, we urge you to visit for more information!

Event times: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday

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Image of the Christmas Story Tree featured during Balboa Park December Nights. Photo by Richard Benton.

Above: Image of the Christmas Story Tree featured during Balboa Park December Nights. Photo by Richard Benton.


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