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Fri, Dec 06


Balboa Park

Balboa Park December Nights [City of San Diego]

Join us on Dec. 6 and 7 for the City of San Diego's largest free holiday festival in beautiful Balboa Park. The family friendly event brings San Diegans together to enjoy the lights, the sounds, the attractions and of course, the amazing food.

Balboa Park December Nights [City of San Diego]
Balboa Park December Nights [City of San Diego]

Time & Location

Dec 06, 2024, 3:00 PM – Dec 07, 2024, 11:00 PM

Balboa Park, San Diego Fwy, San Diego, CA, USA

About the event

December Nights is San Diego’s premier kick-off to the holiday season and this year will celebrate over 4 decades years of lights, music, dance, cultural experiences and food.   

Held the first Friday and Saturday each December, the event was originally founded when ten Balboa Park cultural organizations hosted the first celebration. That year, 3,000 San Diegans gathered to be a part of the occasion, and it has been a treasured event ever since.   

Today, December Nights is San Diego’s largest free festival with more than 300,000 attendees. Guests enjoy entertaining performances, feast on tasty international culinary treats and experience Balboa Park museums.  

December Nights will continue to monitor ongoing health and safety regulations to ensure a great event for all participants.

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