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December Nights


  • WHEN Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009 at noon
  • WHERE Balboa Park, (Visitors Center) 1549 El Prado , San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

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.

Maps and Schedules

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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