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Balboa Park December Nights 2015


  • WHEN Friday, December 4, 2015 at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at noon
  • WHERE Balboa Park, (Visitors Center) 1549 El Prado , San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

December Nights, San Diego’s favorite kick-off to the holiday season, returns for its 38th year on Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015.

The beloved event, co-produced by the City of San Diego and the Balboa Park Conservancy, features sparkling lights; multi-cultural music and dance performances; carolers, bell-ringers, choirs and bands; and food throughout Balboa Park.

In the spirit of the holidays, participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5 to 9 p.m. both evenings.

New this year: The Children’s Interactive Area will have entertainment and family-fun activities including: hat-making with the Rad Hatter, vinyl record spin-art and painting a giant Balboa Park-themed mural which will be on display throughout the holiday season. (Small fee for some activities). Family-friendly entertainment, including music and dance performances, will be on the adjacent Botanical Garden Stage.

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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