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December Nights In Balboa Park


  • WHEN Friday, December 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at noon
  • WHERE Balboa Park, (Visitors Center) 1549 El Prado , San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Start a tradition of your own. Join us for our 41st year!

December Nights is the heart of the holidays for San Diego families and friends.

Featuring dazzling lights, dancers, choirs, bands, incredible food, amazing attractions and free admission! December Nights is a treasured tradition that kicks off the holiday season for young and old alike.

Enjoy free admission to Balboa Park's many museums!

There's a reason 350,000 people start their holidays with December Nights. From ballet and banjos to parades and puppetry, the holiday entertainment is top-notch and non-stop.

Dates and Times:
- Friday, Dec. 7 from 3 to 11 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 8 from noon to 11 p.m.

- Parking in Balboa Park during December Nights is available, but highly limited.
- The San Diego Zoo parking lot is the only free, non-permitted lot at the Park. It fills very quickly. Arrive early to park there.
- There are 189 spaces available for those with a valid ADA placard or license plate. These lots are the Fleet Science Center and Federal lots.
- Visit our website for available paid lots and their pricing.

Alternative Transportation:
- Free shuttles
- Public Transit
- Ridesharing
- Bikes and Dockless Transportation
- Walking

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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