December Nights

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Balboa Park

December Nights is back! The City of San Diego's annual free holiday festival will kick off the holiday season this December 2 (from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.) and December 3, 2022 (from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.).  The event sprawls across Balboa Park and features tons of holiday lights and decorations, many different multicultural food options, live music, vendors, and much more.

Held the first Friday and Saturday of 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.

How to get to December Nights:
MTS will provide nearby service to December Nights via Trolley to the Fifth Avenue Station, then transfer to Routes 3 or 120. From the Fifth Avenue Trolley Station, take Route 3 or 120 to Fifth and Laurel, then walk approximately two blocks east to the west side of Balboa Park. Return service to the Trolley is available at Fourth and Laurel until approximately 11:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Riders can also take Route 120 from the Fashion Valley Transit Center.

Please note: Routes 7 and 215 will bypass Park Blvd during the event, therefore, MTS will not provide direct bus service along Park Blvd from City College to Hillcrest. 

For more information:
City of San Diego's website

Address and Directions

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

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