Balboa Park December Nights


December 6, 2019
3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

December 6, 2019
3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

December 7, 2019
Noon to 11 p.m.

December 7, 2019
Noon to 11 p.m.


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The City of San Diego and Cox have teamed up to bring free Wi-Fi access to December Nights!

Hotspot Name: Cox WiFi

Welcome to December Nights!

The wait is over, December Nights is here! Join us for the City of San Diego's largest free holiday festival, Dec. 6 and 7 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.

View the Livestream!

A December Nights show featuring ballerinas on a stage


Enjoy the performers

The front facade of the Museum of Art building


Check out the free museums

Beautifully decorated gingerbread houses

Eat & Drink

Bring your appetite

December Nights attendees browsing holiday candles that are sold by a vendor


Check off your Christmas list

View of the Plaza de Panama walkway with the Museum of Man tower in the background

Know Before You Go

Rules and guidelines

December Nights attendees sitting down and watching a show at the Organ Pavilion

By the Way

Updates and alerts

Santa's sleigh fixture at December Nights

Getting There

Transportation and parking

Graphical map of December Nights


View a graphical map of Balboa Park

View the Photo Gallery

December Nights Tree Lighting 2017

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Interested in participating in December Nights 2019?


December Nights vendor booths and entertainer time slots are sold out.
Vendor and entertainer pre-applications will be placed on a waiting list.
2020 vendor and entertainer applications will go live on December 9, 2019.

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