What's Happening in the all Area

2019 December Nights - all, Dec 6 & 7

Entertainment

Date/Time Name Location
Friday, Dec 6
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
San Diego Youth Ballet
Enjoy excerpts for the holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Theater
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 3:20 pm
Swapanthi Dance Academy
Swapanthi Dance Academy will be presenting a classical form of Indian dance called Bharatnatyam. Using complex rhythmic foot work and divine expressions, they tell ancient Indian folk stories in an entertaining fashion. They blend one the oldest forms of classical dance from South Asia and represent Indian culture.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 3:40 pm
145th Street
145th Street is an Outstanding Blues Band! Their music is driven by raw expressive vocals; exceptional harmonica; passionate, blazing guitar; and, outstanding keyboards. The rhythm section is spirited, dynamic and tight. 145th Street excels at keeping The Blues personal, current and vital. 145th Street puts on a high-energy, dynamic, and entertaining show getting the audience involved and on their feet. 145th Street is the quintessential Urban Blues Experience!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 3:40 pm
Singer Sofia Brook
Sofia Brook has performed popular classical songs at City and State events, especially those dedicated to honoring the service of our heroes -- veterans, first responders and military. She is also a performer and a volunteer for California Veterans Homes and Voices4Heroes project. Among other events, she was the voice of SD youth to honor the veterans at the Spirit of 45 event at Balboa Park and to honor the heroes at USS Midway 9/11 Remembrance celebration this year.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 3:40 pm
Sound Unlimited
Sound Unlimited is Bonita Vista High School's womens competitive show choir. Sound Unlimited has performed on the Organ Pavilion stage at December Nights nearly every year since the early 1990's! Like Bonita Vista's Co-Ed Group, Sound Unlimited has also competed nationally and internationally, winning hundreds of top awards. This diverse group of students are dedicated musicians, performers, and technicians who are working hard to continue the Heritage of Excellence of their group, and are honored to perform for you this evening.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater
Ticketed showing of "The Life and Times of Santa Claus"
VENUE: Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friends of Balboa Park
Experience the joy and fun of a ride on the Balboa Park Carousel. Choose a mount on the outer circle and reach for the brass ring-- if you grab it, you win a free ride!
VENUE: Carousel Area
AREA: Spanish Village
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Globe Guilders
The Whoville Christmas Tree will light up the Globe's Copley Plaza. Take photos with cut-out figures of The Grinch, Max the Dog and Cindy-Lou Who. We will also be selling fresh-made popcorn!
VENUE: The Old Globe
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:30 pm to 3:55 pm
Ballet Folklorico la Joya de Mexico
Ballet Folklorico la Joya de Mexico is a student-run recreational club at UC San Diego that focuses on the cultural preservation of traditional Mexican folk dances. Established in 1979, its dancers have shared the art of folkloric dance within the San Diego community. Dancers of all experience are welcome to join, for more information please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or email us directly!
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:30 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Join the San Diego Air and Space Museum for a special holiday activation in their atrium--Starry Night Lounge. Explore a plethora of bites, sip on adult beverages, take a ride on a motion simulator and of course, snag a picture with Santa.
VENUE: Pan American Plaza
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:50 pm to 4:15 pm
Oliver Galang
Oliver started studying opera at the age of 44. His interest began when he first heard the song "Time to Say Goodbye" by Andrea Bocelli. He looked online for "the best opera teachers in San Diego" and found Aleksandr Agamirzov, a famous Russian opera tenor who has sung all over the world and won many competitions. Oliver has performed throughout the region, including the La Jolla Symphony Chorus, and San Diego Spreckels Organ Society.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:50 pm to 4:30 pm
Kayros and Friends
A multi-generational choir, with about 200 performers that includes singing, spanish dances and sign language interpertation. Bringing the joy and hope of Christmas to December nights attendees.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
4:00 pm to 4:25 pm
AIM San Diego
AIM San Diego is a team of local youth ages 10-18 who use mime routines set to music to communicate the messages that mean the most to them. Aim SD is a nonprofit organization and has been performing around San Diego and across the US for 13 years. Their aim is to challenge teens to be more than society asks them to be, and to be bold in speaking up for their faith.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
4:00 pm to 4:25 pm
YAT on Tour
YAT on Tour is a group of young performers from Young Actors' Theatre in Spring Valley. YAT is a local non-profit that has been delighting audiences since 2002. These performers sing and dance to a variety of songs from the golden age of Broadway, to classic pop hits, to today.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
4:20 pm to 4:45 pm
Studio K Dance and Fitness
Studio K is San Diego's premier dance and fitness studio offering dance and fitness classes for men, women, teen and children of all ages. We specialize in Bollywood, Belly Dance, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, and Latin Dances such as Salsa, Bachata, Samba and more. Studio K's dancers range in age from 4 to 72! Khaarana Entertainment, Studio K's professional dance team, can be seen performing at events hosted by the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Sea World, and more.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
4:30 pm to 4:55 pm
Cosmic Pulse
A group of dancers inspired by the power of Kpop. They bring different colors and styles to express individuality, but together create a pulse in the world that is COSMIC!
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
4:35 pm to 5:05 pm
Sabrina Pineda
Sabrina Pineda is a 19 year old aspiring creative who hopes to inspire people through her music, photography, and dancing. She is passionate and dedicated in preaching self-love through her lyrics and visual arts and hopes to one day become a creative director to give aspiring creatives, especially minorities like herself, a platform to show their true colors and make a change in the world.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
4:50 pm to 5:15 pm
Classic Divas
The Classic Divas are sure to leave you with your feet tapping and face smiling. These fabulous entertainers perform a variety of musical styles, add a few favorite dance moves, and stir it all up with humor and fun! Many of our Classic Divas have performed, taught, and choreographed professionally and nationally.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
4:50 pm to 5:50 pm
Raúl Prieto Ramirez
With words such as “sizzling,” iconoclastic,” “impeccable,” and “transcendent” used to describe his performances, San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez is the first Spanish organist in recent times to establish himself among the elite of the international organ scene. "The powerful personality, passionate expressiveness, gift for communication, and outstanding technique of Spanish organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez make him shine in a wide range of repertoire and styles". (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 5:30 pm
House of Pacific Relations Queens Opening
Each year, the member Houses of the HPR elect Queens and Princesses to reign for one year. The HPR Queens Organization fosters a spirit of understanding, tolerance and goodwillbetween all races and nationalities, and prepares its members to be adult members of their Houses. The Queens act as "goodwillambassadors" of HPR and present the music and dance of various ethnic groups at events throughout San Diego County.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 5:40 pm
Z Girlz Zumba Dance Team
This group is made up of fun-loving ladies who love to dance and do Zumba. They love to perform, entertain and interact with a crowd even more! Performing at such events as Gator By The Bay and the San Diego Fair and even several past December Nights. Come enjoy a lively, energetic group who love to have fun!
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 5:50 pm
The Sea Monks
The Sea Monks play a good-time mix of rockabilly, honky tonk, and blues. Noah Kapchinske (age 17) fronts the band, and his younger brother Kai (age 14) rocks the drums. Dad Jason plays bass and “Uncle” Jeff Houck is a wizard on guitar. This young family band has already played venues such as San Diego’s Casbah and Austin’s Continental Club, and they’ve opened for national acts including Dale Watson and Rosie Flores. Put on your dancing shoes, whip out your can of jive sauce, and come party with The Sea Monks!
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Art
A long-running tradition continues at the San Diego Museum of Art with wonderful musical performances featuring instrumental and and accaoella groups throughout the evening to accompany your visit through the art galleries.
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
San Diego Natural History Museum
A December Nights staple is back for it's fourteenth year of entertainment. Enjoy holiday selections from the Pomerado Brass Quintet at the San Diego Natural History Musuem.
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts
Join the hunt at MOPA with their specialized December Nights photo scavenger hunt. Theme and prizes are based on their upcoming 14th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
VENUE: Casa de Balboa
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Casa de Balboa
Visit with Santa
VENUE: Casa de Balboa
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Automotive Museum
Enjoy all that the San Diego Automotive Museum has to offer with a special twist. Straight from the North Pole on his vintage International Harvest is Santa. Stop on by for your holiday picture with the jolly old elf.
VENUE: Pan American Plaza
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum isn't just for model trains this December Nights. Chug on over for holiday activities and visit with the North Pole's top conductor, Santa.
VENUE: Casa de Balboa
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Santa
Photos with Santa
VENUE: Spanish Village
AREA: Spanish Village
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Fleet Science Center
The Fleet Scinece Center is taking winter wonderland to a whole new level this year with a 21+ Black Hole escape, the ever so popular "Don't try This At Home" is back along with their newest addition to the holiday cheer--Winter Paradice, an ice skating ring inside the museum.
VENUE: The Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Zoo
Rock Radio DJs will be spinning holiday tunes and Zoolahoopers will challenge the young and young-at-heart to hula hooping contests throughout the night, every 30 minutes at the Zoo’s Holiday on Front Street.
VENUE: San Diego Zoo
AREA: Spanish Village
Friday, Dec 6
5:15 pm to 5:40 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Company
Continuing a December Nights tradition, the San Diego Civic Dance Company will perform the classic "We Need A Little Christmas" Rockette-style number along with other favorites in the patio of the Casa del Prado Building.  As in years past, the patio will be transformed into a holiday wonderland--coming alive with cookie decorating, photos with Santa and his elves and the aroma of our chili and piping hot loaded baked potatoes.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:20 pm to 5:50 pm
The Association of Professionals & Students Master Chorale
The Association of Professionals & Students is a non-profit organization in San Diego. The Master Chorale is composed of students and professionals from low-income areas in San Diego. They are given the opportunity to perform a variety of music including opera choruses, songs in Spanish and other languages, and other choral selections.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
5:20 pm to 5:50 pm
The Mad Hatters
The Mad Hatters are a teen pop/rock band from San Diego. They've officially been together for four years and most have known each other since kindergarten. They play multiple genres including covers of classic rock, modern pop, and some original material as well. Recent achievements include winning a Battle Of The Bands competition in June at Recreational Music Center in Liberty Station where they also take lessons. The band also earned a Junior Band slot at Point Loma's Summer Concert Series in July where they've qualified to play four years in a row!
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
5:35 pm to 6:35 pm
House of Chamorros
The Chamorro people are the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands. The people of the Mariana Islands are commonly believed to have come from Southeast Asia at around 2000 BCE and were expert seafarers and skilled craftspeople familiar with intricate weaving and detailed pottery-making. See traditional performances at December Nights.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
6:00 pm to 6:10 pm
Stage Announcements VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
6:00 pm to 6:20 pm
Diamond Dolls
The Diamond Dolls are made up of young girls from different backgrounds that built an unexplainable bond by expressing themselves through dance. They encourage young ladys to work hard to build their craft in dancing and giving up isn't an option. They teach the value of exceeding in school and giving back to our community. Our motto is dance and slay it's the Diamond Doll way.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
The Candy Cane Carolers
The Candy Cane Carolers is a group of young professional singers from San Diego County who have come together since 2012 to spread holiday cheer around southern California.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
6:00 pm to 6:40 pm
Kaibigan & eKletic Dance Company
Kaibigan & eKlectic Dance Company are comprised of working adults who have a passion for dance. The group trains in a variety of styles including Filipino Cultural Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin and much more. Performance highlights include San Diego County Fair, San Diego Safari Park, Once Upon a Holloween and of course, December Nights.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Junior Theatre
Rock around the Christmas Tree with our JT on Tour singers as they perform your favorite carols in the doo-wop and rock n' roll style every half hour.
VENUE: Village Place Lawn
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
6:05 pm to 6:15 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Join Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer as he kicks-off December Nights by flipping the candy cane switch to turn on the holiday lights in Balboa Park. All San Diegans are encouraged to experience the lights, the music and the incredible food throughout Balboa Park on December 6th and 7th at one of the largest free holiday festivals in the country.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
6:15 pm to 6:35 pm
Sun Harbor Chorus
The Sun Harbor Chorus, founded in 1946, is San Diego's original barbershop chorus. They rehearse weekly in the Casa Del Prado in Balboa Park. Dressed as Santa's elves, the Sun Harbor Chorus sings on the organ pavilion stage at December Nights every year.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
6:15 pm to 6:40 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Company
Continuing a December Nights tradition, the San Diego Civic Dance Company will perform the classic "We Need A Little Christmas" Rockette-style number along with other favorites in the patio of the Casa del Prado Building.  As in years past, the patio will be transformed into a holiday wonderland--coming alive with cookie decorating, photos with Santa and his elves and the aroma of our chili and piping hot loaded baked potatoes.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
6:20 pm to 7:20 pm
Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak
Versatile singer, songwriter Michele Lundeen is a soulful, mesmerizing vocalist who wears her heart on her sleeve while blending classic and contemporary Blues, Memphis soul, rock, jump swing, Texas boogie, rhythm & blues, New Orleans funk and more into a satisfying musical stew. While this 12 times San Diego Music Awards Nominee's energetic and infectious style is her own, she's been compared to artists like Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin.
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
6:30 pm to 6:55 pm
Tara Macri
An energetic and versatile performer, Tara can delight an audience with simply her voice and a guitar all the way up to her full band and backup singers and dancers. Tara's latest single, Meet me on Mars is climbing the charts and garnering attention on YouTube and social media. Tara has performed on Broadway and at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Nick Jonas & John Stamos. Her last single Prettiest Girl in the Room broke into the Billboard Top 100.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
6:45 pm to 7:20 pm
Party Fitness
We are a group that performs different dance and entertainment from Bachata, Belly Dance, Salsa, Merengue, Flamenco, Hip Hop and more.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
6:50 pm to 7:20 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego, Inc.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego, Inc. (MLKCCSD) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The purpose of the choir is to promote the artistic growth of children and youth in the metropolitan San Diego region; to serve as a cultural ambassador in regional, national and international concerts and seminars; to promote arts education through performances primarily of traditional and contemporary spirituals and gospel music and provide the historical context for this repertoire. Our music, which is inspirational and uplifting, celebrates the history of the Negro Spiritual.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
7:00 pm to 7:20 pm
Serra High School Music Department
Serra High School is a public school in the San Diego Unified School District. Onstage is a combination of band, orchestra, and choir students from Serra, aged 14 to 18 performing a variety of tunes evoking the spirit of the season - from classical, to modern, to world music.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
San Diego Youth Ballet
Enjoy excerpts for the holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Theater
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
7:00 pm to 7:40 pm
Lay Low
Lay Low is an all original alternative rock band from San Diego. They formed their band in 2013 (as the Millionaire Beach Bums) and have been rocking venues and events ever since. Their unique sound blends soulful vocals with their love of surf music along with reggae and blues influences.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Art
A long-running tradition continues at the San Diego Museum of Art with wonderful musical performances featuring instrumental and and accaoella groups throughout the evening to accompany your visit through the art galleries.
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
7:05 pm to 7:35 pm
House of Sweeden and SWEA
Enjoy the magic of the traditional Santa Lucia Procession as Swedish children clad in white full-length gowns wind their way through the International Cottages to the stage where they sing traditional Swedish Christmas songs.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
7:15 pm to 7:40 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Company
Continuing a December Nights tradition, the San Diego Civic Dance Company will perform the classic "We Need A Little Christmas" Rockette-style number along with other favorites in the patio of the Casa del Prado Building.  As in years past, the patio will be transformed into a holiday wonderland--coming alive with cookie decorating, photos with Santa and his elves and the aroma of our chili and piping hot loaded baked potatoes.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
7:30 pm to 7:55 pm
G-Moto
G-Moto combines the techniques of blowing air into the shinobue (Japanese bamboo flute) while beatboxing at the same time to produce “flute-boxing.” G-Moto performs covers and original music ranging from current and past-time favorites such as Super Smash Bros., My Hero Academia, League of Legends, the Legend of Zelda, Vocaloid, and the Persona series.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
7:30 pm to 8:10 pm
San Diego Gay Men's Chorus
The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is one of the largest choruses in the world with 250 singers and dancers. They have sung at the White House, Lincoln Center and the Super Bowl in addition to performing 40 outreach concerts each year throughout San Diego County. Next up is the Chorus' big holiday show Jingle from their home stage at the festive Balboa Theatre.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
7:35 pm to 7:55 pm
Kathryn Lillich
Kathryn Lillich is a renowned singer and folk harpist who has established herself as a highly sought-after and versatile musician. Classically trained in voice and piano, Kathryn discovered the Celtic harp when she was 17. She started performing just six months later and has since played at the Irish Fair, Southeastern Harp Festival, NAPA Music Festival, and more. As a singer, Kathryn has performed throughout the U.S., including Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
7:40 pm to 8:40 pm
Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters
Billy Lee brings his native bayou roots of Cajun & Zydeco and New Orleans Funk to the stage that is guaranteed to raise get folks moving to his infectious groove. Mostly original songs, Billy has been commissioned to write such things as a theme song for SIX FLAGS theme park, tours Europe each year. Billy Lee uses tight three part harmonies, and utilizes fiddle, accordion, tifir, and scrubboard that brings you back to his native bayou land.
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
7:40 pm to 8:40 pm
House of Columbia
The House of Columbia entertainment features dancers wearing colorful and beautiful native costumes while performing folklore dances of Colombia.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
8:00 pm to 8:20 pm
Let's Dance For Fun!!
Let's Dance for fun is a youth recreational dance team from the Santee, La Mesa and City Heights area, ranging from 6 to 17 years of age. Promoting Dancing for a fun and active lifestyle in youth. They travel around San Diego performing in various venues and parades. Let's Dance for fun believes in developing and instilling a great love of dance, while inspiring self-confidence in each of their students.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm
San Diego Youth Ballet
Enjoy excerpts for the holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Theater
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
8:00 pm to 8:40 pm
Flamenco Arana
Flamenco Arana is dedicated to introducing Spanish flamenco dance and flamenco music to a growing audience in the San Diego area. Flamenco Arana joins powerful flamenco dancers in authentic costumes, vibrant native singers, and the mellow notes of a guitar to bring the sights and sounds of Spain a heartbeat away. We have delighted audiences in San Diego for over ten years, through private parties and public dance festivals such as the Eveoke Dance Festival, Nations of SD International Dance Festival, ArtWalk ArtMoves, and many other fairs and public venues. Flamenco Arana links a historic past to an ever-changing, artistically dynamic future.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
8:00 pm to 8:40 pm
La Beat Cantina
La Beat Cantina is a Mexican rock band formed in the summer of 2016 in Tijuana, Mexico. Their infinity of musical influences range from rock n'roll, blues to bolero, creating a canteen atmosphere in which resonate great artists of various genres like Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Rocio Durcal, Camilo Sexto, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and Leonard Cohen among others played with the unique sound of the band.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
8:15 pm to 8:40 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Company
Continuing a December Nights tradition, the San Diego Civic Dance Company will perform the classic "We Need A Little Christmas" Rockette-style number along with other favorites in the patio of the Casa del Prado Building.  As in years past, the patio will be transformed into a holiday wonderland--coming alive with cookie decorating, photos with Santa and his elves and the aroma of our chili and piping hot loaded baked potatoes.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Southwestern College Singers
Southwestern College Singers have performed annually at December Nights for the past 20 years. The ensemble is an eclectic mix of young and mature singers who perform a variety of types and styles of traditional and contemporary music for all ages, with live rhythm section accompaniment and choreography.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Christmas Story Tree/Del Cerro Baptist Church
The Christmas Story Tree has been a 35+ year tradition at the Organ Pavilion, that tells the traditional Biblical story of Christmas through song and "still" dramatic scenes. The program includes a 33 foot Christmas tree that is both a lighting marvel and opens up as a stage to still scenes from the story of the Birth of Christ in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago. A choir, that is made up of members many local churches and community members, and an orchestra tell the story through familiar Christmas Hymns and Carols along with a narrator.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
8:40 pm to 9:00 pm
Line Dancing Lesson by Greg Benusa
Greg Benusa with LearnZydeco.com will be sharing some line and swing dances for your foot stomping pleasure!
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
9:00 pm to 9:45 pm
Barbwire
Barbwire is an award winning San Diego country music staple with over ten years playing venues and private events. With a musical mix that brings to mind dark whiskey and a crowded dance floor they bring the country music of yesterday and today to life.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
9:10 pm to 9:50 pm
Magic Montgomery Brothers
The Magic Montgomery Brothers are all alumni from Montgomery High School in San Diego. All are lifelong friends who have formed a brotherhood based on love of music, alma mater, and each other.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
9:10 pm to 10:00 pm
Sergio D Tala
Sergio D Tala is a guitar musician whose passion for music has no limits or boundaries. His genre can be classified as Latin Jazz, Latin Guitar or World Music. He strives to provide exceptional entertainment by doing what he loves to do best; play with heart and soul.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
9:10 pm to 10:30 pm
Bayou Brothers Zydeco & Blues
If there is a feature of Zydeco music that sets this hybrid of blues apart, it may be the relentlessly upbeat, lets party vibe that permeates so much of it. Whereas traditional blues may be about a lowdown woman doing a man wrong, a Zydeco song will more likely be about how she makes a good gumbo and is fun at barbecues. The BAYOU BROTHERS have established themselves locally and beyond as a fixture of the form since the late 90's.
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
9:15 pm to 9:40 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Company
Continuing a December Nights tradition, the San Diego Civic Dance Company will perform the classic "We Need A Little Christmas" Rockette-style number along with other favorites in the patio of the Casa del Prado Building.  As in years past, the patio will be transformed into a holiday wonderland--coming alive with cookie decorating, photos with Santa and his elves and the aroma of our chili and piping hot loaded baked potatoes.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
10:00 pm to 10:45 pm
Ruby Clouds
Ruby Clouds is a Rock & RnB sibling duo from San Ysidro. Their original music in English and Spanish partly reflects their experience growing up on both sides of the border, and also invites the listener to dream along. Recent performances include UCLA, the House of Blues Anaheim, and the Heartbeat of Mexico Festival. Their debut EP was released independently in October 2018 and has received airplay across the country.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
10:10 pm to 11:00 pm
Triton Eye
Formed at the University of California, San Diego, these dedicated musicians combine their powers to create Triton Eye a new and young band with a diverse and unique sound. From alternative rock to 80s pop and to Beatles classics, Triton Eye has something for any music fan to appreciate. Their original music also takes from these influences and blends it together for a modern feel.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum isn't just for model trains this December Nights. Chug on over for holiday activities and visit with the North Pole's top conductor, Santa.
VENUE: Casa de Balboa
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 12:25 pm
Prime Time Steppers
The Prime Time Steppers, an energetic group of seniors have been performing in and around San Diego since 1992. They continually perform in the San Diego County area at retirement homes, senior centers, recreation centers, various club meetings and the San Diego County Fair. They present colorful dance styles such as jazz, country and Charleston.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
92124
92124 is a group of young professional musicians that love to put on a show. Their performance is very upbeat, energetic, and very entertaining. 92124 has performed all over the San Diego area including the 2018 Del Mar Fair. They performed at the 2018 December Nights and they are looking forward to performing again this year.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
House of Pacific Relations Queens Opening
Each year, the member Houses of the HPR elect Queens and Princesses to reign for one year. The HPR Queens Organization fosters a spirit of understanding, tolerance and goodwillbetween all races and nationalities, and prepares its members to be adult members of their Houses. The Queens act as "goodwillambassadors" of HPR and present the music and dance of various ethnic groups at events throughout San Diego County.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 12:40 pm
Amanda Fagan
Amanda Fagan loves Christmas. The only thing she loves more than Christmas goodies is writing amazing songs, and playing them on her Ukulele. Some people call her the next Taylor Swift, while others refer to her as sounding like Billie Eilish. She performed this past summer at the El Dorado County Fair near Sacramento. She will play Christmas songs on her Ukulele at December Nights.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 12:40 pm
Samahan Filipino American Dance Company
The Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts and Education Center, Inc., helps the Filipino American youth acquire pride in their cultural heritage by providing them an opportunity to participate and experience Philippine dance and music as a social and recreational activity. Samahan has endeavored for four decades to advance the Filipinos’ beautiful culture, reaching out to a large number of youth and to the San Diego community. Samahan has continued to sustain a milieu for the San Diego community to appreciate Philippine cultural arts through dance, music and living traditions, all to enrich cultural diversity.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Arts Recreation Level Dancers
Founded in 1942, the Civic Dance Arts Program of the City of San Diego Parks & Recreation Department has introduced hundreds of thousands of citizens to the art form of dance. Classes are currently offered at 22 city recreation centers and Balboa Park facilities at affordable prices, with fees waived in some cases. This enables children and adults from all economic and cultural backgrounds to fully participate in the study of dance. Dancers from Recreation level classes citywide representing the SD City Parks & Rec Dance Arts Program will be performing at December Nights.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Line Dancing Lesson with Lori King
Lori King will be sharing some line dances from the south for your foot stomping pleasure!
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater
Free showing of "The Life and Times of Santa Claus"
VENUE: Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friends of Balboa Park
Experience the joy and fun of a ride on the Balboa Park Carousel. Choose a mount on the outer circle and reach for the brass ring -- if you grab it, you win a free ride!
VENUE: Carousel Area
AREA: Spanish Village
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Globe Guilders
The Whoville Christmas Tree will light up the Globe's Copley Plaza. Take photos with cut-out figures of The Grinch, Max the Dog and Cindy-Lou Who. We will also be selling fresh-made popcorn!
VENUE: The Old Globe
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Ballet Folklorico el Tapatio de San Dieguito
Ballet Folklorico El Tapatio is a dance ensemble that was created in 2000 and formally established in 2008 at Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista. Ballet Folklorico De San Dieguito was established in 2014 and is a non-profit program of Encinitas Friends of the Arts. Ballet Folklorico El Tapatio de San Dieguito (BFETdeSD) is comprised of dancers ages six to thirty-four years old from all around San Diego County. In addition to teaching the Mexican Folklorico dance, the program instills discipline, professionalism, and enthusiasm in the dancers while teaching self-esteem, leadership and life skills to empower them in their future endeavors.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:35 pm to 1:35 pm
House of Norway
The House of Norway entertainment is provided by musical performers and folk dance groups. The San Diego ”Mannskor” (mens choir) and ”Damskor” (womens choir) sing traditional and current Norwegian songs.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:45 pm to 1:10 pm
San Diego Gymnastics
San Diego Gymnastics is the perfect place for kids of all ages to have fun while learning gymnastics, parkour-Ninja, tumbling & more! It's a place where kids grow up and families feel welcome! Watch our teams perform at December Nights for our first time! Come cheer us on! We love a big fun crowd!
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
1:00 pm to 1:20 pm
The Facility Dance Studio
The Facility is a Hip Hop Dance Studio located in Pacific Beach. We offer classes for all ages and all levels including Hip Hop, Breaking, Urban Choreo, Jazz Funk, Contemporary, and more!
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
1:00 pm to 1:40 pm
San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts
Three groups from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts Music Department will perform at December Nights. The first group being their orchestra, followed by the band, then the choir. All performing classical music along with festive holiday music.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
1:10 pm to 1:40 pm
Imahen Taotao Tano
Imahen Taotao Tano continues the mission to preserve and perpetuate the Chamorro culture through various community services and events. Guma' Imahen Taotao Tano is a home for learning the Chamorro culture. By exhibiting a glimpse of their rich history and vibrant culture through songs, dance, and chants, you will awaken to a time period of their creation and existence.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
1:10 pm to 2:10 pm
Bonneville 7
Bonneville 7 is a high energy San Diego based band. They are a trio with a big sound playing Aternabilly music. Starting off with that sound is Bryan Kelly of the Hard Fall Harts. He is endorsed by Gretsch Guitars. Bryan has played all over the world with his blazin Gretsch guitar and vocals. Eddie Montoya slappin that upright bass and throwin it around like no other. He is certainly the showman. Becky Russell keeps everything together with a solid groove. Beck is endorsed by Pork Pie Percussion, T-cymbals, Cooper Groove Performance Drumsticks. This is a must see band who plays music from Johnny Cash to the Clash.
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
1:20 pm to 1:50 pm
Bethel Baptist Children's Choir
The Bethel Baptist Church Children's Choir consist of children ranging in ages between 3-12. The choir has been performing for approximately 30 years and they sing both religious and secular Christmas songs. They are always a crowd pleaser and the joy that can be seen on their faces let you know they enjoy what they do.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
1:35 pm to 2:00 pm
House of Peru
The House of Peru features traditional folk Peruvian cultural dancing and singing.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
1:35 pm to 2:20 pm
Millennial 88
In 2014, the band was originally formed as a Kids Band part of the church music ministry and then they became Kids Fusion Band and later on they changed their name to Millennial 88 Band. They have been performing on numerous community events, fundraising events, and concerts in the San Diego Area, LA and Las Vegas.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
1:50 pm to 2:20 pm
Moore Rhythm & Co.
Moore Rhythm & Co. is a youth tap dance company based in San Diego that was created to bring young tap dancers of Southern California and the west coast together. Our goal is to share this amazing art form with our local community and continue the traditions of tap dancing. We will be performing tap dances that have been passed down and also new works from well known tap artists in the community.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
1:50 pm to 2:30 pm
Peninsula Singers
Peninsula Singers is a Point Loma Community Choir that rehearses every week at the Point Loma Library. They have membership of 100 singers ranging in age from young adults to octogenarians. The choir was formed 15 years ago and they have sung in Carnegie Hall, and taken two European tours.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
2:00 pm to 2:25 pm
Christi's Advanced Dance Stars
Christi's Advanced Dance is a nonprofit dance troupe whose philosophy is we turn no artist away! Any child who wants to learn and dance is welcome! Our mission is to introduce the Art of Dance and music to all interested youth regardless of their socio-economic status. Their dance style and technique is as diverse as the young dancers, showcasing dance styles from around the globe.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Arts Recreation Level Dancers
Founded in 1942, the Civic Dance Arts Program of the City of San Diego Parks & Recreation Department has introduced hundreds of thousands of citizens to the art form of dance. Classes are currently offered at 22 city recreation centers and Balboa Park facilities at affordable prices, with fees waived in some cases. This enables children and adults from all economic and cultural backgrounds to fully participate in the study of dance. Dancers from Recreation level classes citywide representing the SD City Parks & Rec Dance Arts Program will be performing at December Nights.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
2:05 pm to 2:50 pm
House of Mexico
Enjoy the traiditional dances and music of Mexico.This year the House of Mexico will feature Mexican Folk Ballet and La Fiesta Danzantes.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
2:30 pm to 2:55 pm
Creative Dancers 78
Creative Dancers 78 is a dance troupe that welcomes beginners to advanced dancers ages 4- teens. Our dancers learn many techniques and elements while dancing to their favorite songs old and new. This is a dance course like no other. Focused on creativity, unity and most of all FUN. Classes consist of a mix of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Latin rhythms, Acro and much more, with amazing full dance productions choreographed just for this group. We are a non-competitive team opening our doors to all. Come take a free class and create magical moments with our dance family ... see you on the dance floor !!!
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
2:30 pm to 2:55 pm
San Diego Cloggers
Clogging is an energetic form of traditional American percussive dance, with the addition of contemporary music. It is a family oriented activity that is suitable for all ages. San Diego Cloggers have been entertaining audiences at December Nights for over 30 years, and have been offering weekly classes, open to all, in Balboa Park for over 40 years.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Chickenbone Slim and The Biscuits
Chickenbone Slim is an original blues artist from San Diego. His last album "The Big Beat" reached #16 on the Living Blues Album charts. Mixing Chicago, Texas and Swamp Blues and West Coast swing, Chickenbone entertains with a soulful, exciting show of originals and covers. His newest album "Sleeper" is due for release on February 7th, 2020.
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
2:40 pm to 3:10 pm
School of Rock
With more than a decade of successful experience teaching music, School of Rock is the national leader in music education for kids from age 7 to 18. Our House Band is an audition based performance group made up of some of our most dedicated students. They perform year round at a number of festivals and events around San Diego County.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
2:40 pm to 3:40 pm
Raúl Prieto Ramirez
With words such as “sizzling,” iconoclastic,” “impeccable,” and “transcendent” used to describe his performances, San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez is the first Spanish organist in recent times to establish himself among the elite of the international organ scene. "The powerful personality, passionate expressiveness, gift for communication, and outstanding technique of Spanish organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez make him shine in a wide range of repertoire and styles". (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
2:55 pm to 4:10 pm
House of Panama
The House of Panama’s dance group “Sonares de Mi Tierra” (Sounds of my Land) teaches folkloric dances from various regions of Panama. Costumes are all hand made and worn with gold accessories and pearl like headpieces; which compliment these authentic attires.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
3:00 pm to 3:25 pm
Annie Ross Dancers
The Annie Ross Dancers are a group of women age 40 (and better!). We love to dance and have been performing at community venues for ten years! Our dance style is "Street Jazz," jazz dance without leaps or spins. Each session we meet weekly at community recreation centers and learn one smokin super fun dance routine to the latest hits. Then, we perform at community venues such as December Nights and the SD Fair. We come in all shapes and sizes; we are not professional dancers, but work hard and practice to master our choreographed routines. Our enthusiasm and the love of dance brings us together and we're looking forward to our 10th anniversary performance at December Nights!
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
3:00 pm to 3:40 pm
Flamenco Sur
Flamenco Sur brings the passionate dance, song, and music from the region of Southern Spain. Flamenco has deep roots of Indian, Middle Eastern, Northern African, and Eastern European influence. With beautiful costumes, flamenco guitars, and singers Flamenco Sur will transport the audience on a journey to the caves of Granada or a night in Sevilla.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
3:30 pm to 3:50 pm
Line Dancing Lesson with Lori King
Lori King will be sharing some line dances from the south for your foot stomping pleasure!
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
3:30 pm to 3:50 pm
The Mayn Event
San Diego's Finest comes to the stage and bring nothing but good vibes and great music. Talented musicians all over San Diego collectively create The Mayn Event. You won't wanna stop dancing!!
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
3:30 pm to 3:55 pm
Flamenco With Roots Performing Arts
Flamenco With Roots Performing Arts has been deeply rooted in the communities of our beautiful city for over 30 years bring to all children a free low cost dance and history class of the Sephardic cultural heritage. Our organization has been partnering with educational institutions, and recreational faculties, government agencies, and corporations to bring the art of flamenco to all children and young people uniting and building communities.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Arts Recreation Level Dancers
Founded in 1942, the Civic Dance Arts Program of the City of San Diego Parks & Recreation Department has introduced hundreds of thousands of citizens to the art form of dance. Classes are currently offered at 22 city recreation centers and Balboa Park facilities at affordable prices, with fees waived in some cases. This enables children and adults from all economic and cultural backgrounds to fully participate in the study of dance. Dancers from Recreation level classes citywide representing the SD City Parks & Rec Dance Arts Program will be performing at December Nights.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
3:30 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Join the San Diego Air and Space Museum for a special holiday activation in their atrium--Starry Night Lounge. Explore a plethora of bites, sip on adult beverages, take a ride on a motion simulator and of course, snag a picture with Santa.
VENUE: Pan American Plaza
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
3:50 pm to 4:20 pm
Marissa Grace
Marissa and her band are a local hot pop/rock genre group and have been featured on Star 94.1, KGB 101.5, Fox 5, KUSI, and more. She and her band have performed at many venues like America's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, House of Blues, Petco Park, San Diego Waterfront, Balboa Park, the San Diego County Fair, ArtWalk and more. She and her talented young band bring life to any stage, and entertain with their own twist of pop/rock covers (old and new) as well as original music.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
3:50 pm to 5:10 pm
Len Rainey and the Midnight Players
Len Rainey and the Midnight Players are a group of serious musicians that have played around the world. A band that will make you want to get up and move your feet.
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
4:00 pm to 4:25 pm
Danza Azteca Centeotl
Danza Azteca Centeotl is group who practices ancestral danzas, They love and enjoy teaching the children because they believe children are the seeds of the future keeping culture alive. Danza Azteca Centeotl has performed in several places such as Linda Vista Multi-Cultural fair, churches from different communities, Balboa Park, World Beat Center and private events.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
4:00 pm to 4:25 pm
Robotix Dance Family
Robotix Dance Family is a Hip Hop organization dedicated to developing Artistic Expressions, Athletic Enhancement, and Academic Excellence in every generation that steps into our community. With their aim to build stronger dancers and people, they designed the structure of their training methodology to combine the natural growth of an artist with the kinds of lessons that feed one's own personal development. Robotix Dance Family consist of dancers from ages 3 to adults/parents.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines
SAN DIEGO CHORUS is a highly trained and talented a cappella show chorus of women singing 4-part harmony in the barbershop style. San Diego Chorus is committed to both local entertainment and international competition, and is dedicated to musical excellence and education. San Diego Chorus welcomes women of any age, race, nationality, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender expression to visit us for an open audition. December Nights attendees look forward to this annual San Diego Chorus tradition, and fill the seats at the Organ Pavilion for their performance.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
House of Spain
Watch traditional flamenco, a Moorish Sephardic influenced dance with Roman and Bizantine origins that for the past 200 years has also reflected the suffering and tragic lyrics of the gypsy people. Song, dance and guitar are blended into passionate rhythms. Flamenco can portray themes of love, misfortune, politics, history and humor.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
4:30 pm to 4:55 pm
La Fiesta Danzantes de San Diego
Mexican Folklorico group, La Fiesta Danzantes a a crowd favorite with its colorful attire energetic music and various dances from around Mexico.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
4:30 pm to 4:55 pm
Mariachi Victoria de San Diego
Mariachi Victoria is a unique blend of dedicated and talented musicians, ages 10 to adult. Directed by Mario Eguia, Mariachi Victoria rehearses on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
4:45 pm to 5:15 pm
Motu Nehenehe Polynesian Dancers
Motu Nehenehe Polynesian Dancers is a professional Polynesian dance group and dance studio that's been in existence for over 29 years. Motu Nehenehe means beautiful islands in Tahitian. We perform dances from the islands of Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand. For December Nights, we will perform a "Christmas on the Islands" show doing hulas such as Mele Kalikmaka, Holiday Hula, Hawaiian Santa, Christmas Luau, and more!
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
4:45 pm to 5:20 pm
SolidJAM
SolidJAM is a group of young, talented musicians from all over San Diego. All the members sing and play multiple musical instruments. The group has won several talent competitions as a group and individually in San Diego as well as in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. They are not just musically inclined but they also volunteer in several community programs and fundraisers all over San Diego.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 5:25 pm
Mochi Cafe
Mochi Cafe is an event based maid cafe in San Diego, California. Inspired by the maid cafes in Akihabara, Japan, Mochi Cafe entertains their guests at their events through games, dance, song, and cuisine. Colorful maids and butlers bring this unique brand of cultural entertainment to life. Serving guests with delicious treats while playing games and dancing for their guests on stage, Mochi Cafe is an eclectic blend of Japanese pop culture, cosplay, and the celebration of friendship and fun! Mochi Cafe strives to bring the delightfully unique experience of Japanese Maid cafes to the U.S. so it can be enjoyed by everyone.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Art
A long-running tradition continues at the San Diego Museum of Art with wonderful musical performances featuring instrumental and and accaoella groups throughout the evening to accompany your visit through the art galleries.
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts
Join the hunt at MOPA with their specialized December Nights photo scavenger hunt. Theme and prizes are based on their upcoming 14th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
VENUE: Casa de Balboa
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Casa de Balboa
Visit with Santa
VENUE: Casa de Balboa
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Automotive Museum
Enjoy all that the San Diego Automotive Museum has to offer with a special twist. Straight from the North Pole on his vintage International Harvest is Santa. Stop on by for your holiday picture with the jolly old elf.
VENUE: Pan American Plaza
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum isn't just for model trains this December Nights. Chug on over for holiday activities and visit with the North Pole's top conductor, Santa.
VENUE: Casa de Balboa
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Santa
Photos with Santa
VENUE: Spanish Village
AREA: Spanish Village
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Fleet Science Center
The Fleet Scinece Center is taking winter wonderland to a whole new level this year with a 21+ Black Hole escape, the ever so popular "Don't try This At Home" is back along with their newest addition to the holiday cheer--Winter Paradice, an ice skating ring inside the museum.
VENUE: The Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Zoo
Rock Radio DJs will be spinning holiday tunes and Zoolahoopers will challenge the young and young-at-heart to hula hooping contests throughout the night, every 30 minutes at the Zoo’s Holiday on Front Street.
VENUE: San Diego Zoo
AREA: Spanish Village
Saturday, Dec 7
5:05 pm to 5:45 pm
Ballet Institute of San Diego
Ballet Institute of San Diego is a high caliber Classical based ballet school. Ballet Institute was founded in 2016. The school's main goal is to teach classical ballet with special attention to quality by professional teachers and prepare dancers for the professional stage. Last year our students won over 10 international competitions in the US and Europe.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
5:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Line Dancing Lesson with Lori King
Lori King will be sharing some line dances from the south for your foot stomping pleasure!
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
5:15 pm to 5:35 pm
House of Scotland
The House of Scotland Pipe and Drum Band is a crowd favorite every year at December Nights. In addition to December Nights, the Pipe Band performs at various venues and competes at numerous piping and drumming events during the year.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
5:15 pm to 5:40 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Company
Continuing a December Nights tradition, the San Diego Civic Dance Company will perform the classic "We Need A Little Christmas" Rockette-style number along with other favorites in the patio of the Casa del Prado Building.  As in years past, the patio will be transformed into a holiday wonderland--coming alive with cookie decorating, photos with Santa and his elves and the aroma of our chili and piping hot loaded baked potatoes.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:30 pm to 5:50 pm
The Glitter Dance Company
The Academy Of Egyptian Dance is an award-winning school dedicated to dance excellence. We pay special attention to technique, culture, history, and beauty providing a fun workout worldwide. Our approach is to coach students to become the best dancers they can be and to help them reach their dance dreams whether to incorporate dance as part of their workout routine or because they seek to become masters of Egyptian dance themselves.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Naruwan Taiko
Naruwan TAiko practices "taiko," a style of drumming from Japan that was traditionally used in battlefields or festivals. Although the group practices a Japanese art form, the name Naruwan is actually a tribal Taiwanese Ami greeting which implies, "welcome," "home," and "family" and is something a person would say to someone close to them, like a family member. This name embodies the Naruwan's vision of the taiko as a tool for bringing together people of all backgrounds, ages, and experiences to produce a powerful united sound. Naruwan Taiko is currently teaching classes in San Diego and is in the process of building a full fledged school for the community!
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
5:30 pm to 6:10 pm
JCompany Youth Theatre - ON THE TOWN
ON THE TOWN is JCompany's traveling performance group, comprised of talented young artists from all over San Diego County, who will sing and dance their way into your heart! These young artists not only serve as ambassadors of JCompany Youth Theatre at public appearances, but they also reach out to give positive entertainment to charitable organizations, underprivileged youth, the elderly and others. This talented ensemble brings their artistry to the greater community while learning to work together with respect, integrity and professionalism, nurturing and encouraging each other personally as well as artistically.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:30 pm to 6:50 pm
Euphoria Brass Band
Euphoria Brass Band is an exciting and unique San Diego based musical collective that serves up a contemporary mix of old school New Orleans traditional brass band jazz, funky street beats and new school edginess with a West Coast feeling! Embracing the exciting spirit of improvisation with a hard funk edge, critically acclaimed Euphoria Brass Band has become known for their incendiary high energy shows. Euphoria Brass Band always leaves 'em wanting more!
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
5:40 pm to 6:00 pm
House of Chamorros
The Chamorro people are the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands. The people of the Mariana Islands are commonly believed to have come from Southeast Asia at around 2000 BCE and were expert seafarers and skilled craftspeople familiar with intricate weaving and detailed pottery-making. See traditional performances at December Nights.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
5:55 pm to 6:10 pm
Miss San Diego and Miss San Diego's Outstanding Teen from the Miss San Diego Organization
Miss San Diego, Marielle L'Heureux has been dancing since the age of 4 and has loved getting the chance to represent her city of San Diego. Miss San Diego's Outstanding Teen, Katie Chicca is a Level 8 competitive gymnast and dabbles in singing with her church. Both represented the City of San Diego at Miss California in Fresno this past June and can't wait to show their talents on the December Nights Stage.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
San Diego Youth Ballet
Enjoy excerpts for the holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Theater
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
6:00 pm to 6:40 pm
Willa Marj & The Cloud
Willa Marj & The Cloud is a Filipino-American band based in San Diego, CA. After coming together for jam sessions in one member's garage,the group was formed in the summer of 2014. The group mostly performs covers of many R&B and Pop songs from their different musical inspirations and puts their own spin on the well-known tunes. Overall, they're a group of musicians who love sharing their music with the world on the December Nights stage!
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Junior Theatre
Rock around the Christmas Tree with our JT on Tour singers as they perform your favorite carols in the doo-wop and rock n' roll style every half hour.
VENUE: Village Place Lawn
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
6:05 pm to 6:45 pm
House of Palestine
Palestine is rich in cultural folkloric dances and costumes. Watch traditional Palestinian folk dancers, a band of Arabic drum and oud dressed in traditional cultural clothing.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
6:10 pm to 6:30 pm
House of Scotland Pipe Band
We are a non-profit all volunteer community band of musicians. Balboa Park has been our home for over 50 years. We practice weekly in Balboa Park. We compete and perform both locally, and internationally.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
6:15 pm to 6:40 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Company
Continuing a December Nights tradition, the San Diego Civic Dance Company will perform the classic "We Need A Little Christmas" Rockette-style number along with other favorites in the patio of the Casa del Prado Building.  As in years past, the patio will be transformed into a holiday wonderland--coming alive with cookie decorating, photos with Santa and his elves and the aroma of our chili and piping hot loaded baked potatoes.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
6:20 pm to 6:35 pm
Shock Army
SHOCK ARMY is a multi-generational hip hop dance crew for ages 25 and up. We are dedicated to inspiring all ages, connecting diverse communities, and spreading JOY through music and dance.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
6:20 pm to 6:50 pm
Bradley Leighton - Fluteguy
A unique, innovative and accomplished flutist, Bradley Leighton has pushed the boundaries of flute playing in new and exciting ways. His playing exhibits a fire and flair not usually heard nor expected from the instrument - whether playing Mozart or Moby, Brahms or Beatles, Crusaders or Coldplay - his music always exudes energy, enthusiasm and artistry. Bradley primarily performs pop music from the 60's to present day with occasional pop jazz and classical selections.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
6:45 pm to 7:10 pm
Minus Silence
This band from Tijuana, Mexico, plays rock and British pop style, along with original songs.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
6:50 pm to 7:10 pm
Line Dancing Lesson with Lori King
Lori King will be sharing some line dances from the south for your foot stomping pleasure!
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
San Diego Youth Ballet
Enjoy excerpts for the holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Theater
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
7:00 pm to 7:40 pm
J.Alexander
J. Alexander is a San Diego based singer & songwriter who is a versatile artist and performer. Although mainly specializing in Pop music, J. Alexander is also well versed in Rock, R&B, Soul, amongst others. Whenever J. Alexander performs, his goal is to connect with his audience and provide an energetic experience the crowd won’t forget.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
7:00 pm to 7:40 pm
San Diego Youth in Action
San Diego Youth in Action is a group of teens and young adults who love to teach about the Gospel using dance, drama, and sign language. Come check us out and enjoy learning about God's love for us in a unique, engaging way!
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Art
A long-running tradition continues at the San Diego Museum of Art with wonderful musical performances featuring instrumental and and accaoella groups throughout the evening to accompany your visit through the art galleries.
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Village People
The Village People are performing as a gift to the people of San Diego and will introduce their new Christmas album “Magical Christmas” on the Organ Pavilion Stage. Don’t worry, in addition to holiday favorites, they will play all the Village People hits and, of course, we’ll all do the Y.M.C.A. dance.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
7:05 pm to 8:00 pm
House of Sweeden and SWEA
Enjoy the magic of the traditional Santa Lucia Procession as Swedish children clad in white full-length gowns wind their way through the International Cottages to the stage where they sing traditional Swedish Christmas songs. Following the Santa Lucia Procession, the stage will festure Swedish folk costumes from various regions of the country.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
7:10 pm to 8:40 pm
Back Pocket Whiskey Fellas
Mix one part New Riders Of The Purple Sage, one-part Chieftains, three parts Dropkick Murphy's, and a pinch of Mojo Nixon. Shake vigorously. Add a pitcher of the house Micro-brew, chased by a flask of Jameson Irish Whiskey, and stir. Voila! You have The Back Pocket Whiskey Fellas! If you throw in a tavern audience, the chemical reaction is magic. The Fellas are a crowd-pleasing band, taking requests, as they banter with their fans. They blend Irish Folk with Country-Rock to foot stomping perfection. Their blend of Guitars, Mandolin, Banjo, Tin Whistle, Fiddle, Accordion, Upright BBack, and Harmonica, supported by thumping percussion that keeps any place energized.
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
7:15 pm to 7:40 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Company
Continuing a December Nights tradition, the San Diego Civic Dance Company will perform the classic "We Need A Little Christmas" Rockette-style number along with other favorites in the patio of the Casa del Prado Building.  As in years past, the patio will be transformed into a holiday wonderland--coming alive with cookie decorating, photos with Santa and his elves and the aroma of our chili and piping hot loaded baked potatoes.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
7:25 pm to 7:55 pm
San Diego Street Symphony
Through live street-side performances in parks, on trolleys, and in public squares, the San Diego Street Symphony takes music out of stuffy halls and brings the musicians to the people. The group enjoys performing for crowds of all ages, and wants to show everyone in San Diego that classical music can be fun, engaging, and entertaining.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
7:25 pm to 7:55 pm
Southern Sea Kun Seng Keng Dragon and Lion Dance Association
The Southern Sea Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association was founded with the goal of preserving the tradition of lion and dragon dancing. Today, Southern Sea is one of the largest and most reputable groups in San Diego, whose performances can be seen at various events including weddings, parades, and multicultural festivals. As members of both the USA Dragon and Lion Dance Sports Association and Kun Seng Keng International Lion Dance Alliance, Southern Sea dedicates itself to the conservation of the art of lion dance.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
8:00 pm to 8:20 pm
Legendary Lion Dance Association
We are the Legendary Lion Dance Association. A non-profit youth organization that practices the traditional art of Chinese lion dance and martial arts. Our main goal is to preserve and carry on the tradition of Chinese culture and martial arts throughout Southern California. The Legendary Lion Dance Association has been around for almost 20 years. We are also the most diverse lion dance team as throughout the years we have had a wide range of members consisting of many ethnicities.
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm
San Diego Youth Ballet
Enjoy excerpts for the holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Theater
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
8:00 pm to 8:40 pm
Avenue Army
Avenue Army aims to please with catchy vocals, gritty guitars and hard hitting drums. A live show that will be sure to get you moving! Come join the army of fans who support the band and find out what the buzz is all about!
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
8:05 pm to 8:25 pm
North County Folk Dance
North County Folk Dance performs the folk dances across the regions of South Asia and Indian subcontinent. Their focus is to introduce the richness, variety and inner beauty of the people of mountain regions to desert land wearing traditional costumes like Sarees and flower or heavy metal jewelry. They start their performances with live Conch blowing and playing the bamboo flute to create the relevant positive vibe.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
8:05 pm to 9:05 pm
House of India
India, colourful and vibrant, is a land as diverse as its people. A mosaic of faiths, cultures, customs and languages that blend harmoniously to form a composite whole. In India, dance is an age-old tradition. This vast sub-continent has given birth to varied forms of dancing, each shaped by the influences of a particular period and environment. All Indian dances portray some expression of life and almost every dance posture has a specific meaning. Different states in India have different and colourful folk dances. Explore the beauty and splendor during December Nights.
VENUE: International Cottages Stage
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
8:15 pm to 8:40 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Company
Continuing a December Nights tradition, the San Diego Civic Dance Company will perform the classic "We Need A Little Christmas" Rockette-style number along with other favorites in the patio of the Casa del Prado Building.  As in years past, the patio will be transformed into a holiday wonderland--coming alive with cookie decorating, photos with Santa and his elves and the aroma of our chili and piping hot loaded baked potatoes.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Carjanae
Carjanae and her band Carjanae's Garden have been playing and performing separately all their lives. They came together last year around the holidays and performed at a Christmas concert hosted by Carjanae and her family. They have so much love for music and being able to share it with the world is truly a blessing!
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Christmas Story Tree/Del Cerro Baptist Church
The Christmas Story Tree has been a 35+ year tradition at the Organ Pavilion, that tells the traditional Biblical story of Christmas through song and "still" dramatic scenes. The program includes a 33 foot Christmas tree that is both a lighting marvel and opens up as a stage to still scenes from the story of the Birth of Christ in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago. A choir, that is made up of members many local churches and community members, and an orchestra tell the story through familiar Christmas Hymns and Carols along with a narrator.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
8:40 pm to 9:00 pm
Line Dancing Lesson with Lori King
Lori King will be sharing some line dances for your foot stomping pleasure!
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
8:40 pm to 9:20 pm
Higher Authority
Higher Authority is a band of four women whose friendship and ministry has spanned over a decade. They uphold a strong message of Love, truthfulness, and power, with the anointing of God to inspire and uplift the souls they minister to. It is Higher Authority's hope to address life situations, all while glorifying God through song. Their prayer is that you be blessed by the lyrics of their songs and allow the songs to become more then just words but also your confession.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
9:00 pm to 9:40 pm
Discount Art
Discount Art is an energetic rock and soul band with carefully crafted folk lyricism supported by screaming guitars, tight horns, and the best rhythm section in the world.
VENUE: The Palms at Recital Hall
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Theo and Zydeco Patrol
Listening and Dancin to Zydeco Patrol is like visiting Louisiana on Mardi Gras. The music is festive and they bring a Carnival SPIRIT TO THE Show. The band's frontman, Theo Bellow, who moves you through Louisiana on a Creole Musical Tour...Come pass a good time with Zydeco Patrol and see why they are one of the Best Zydeco Band outside Louisiana.
VENUE: Bon Temps Social Club Stage
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
9:15 pm to 9:40 pm
San Diego Civic Dance Company
Continuing a December Nights tradition, the San Diego Civic Dance Company will perform the classic "We Need A Little Christmas" Rockette-style number along with other favorites in the patio of the Casa del Prado Building.  As in years past, the patio will be transformed into a holiday wonderland--coming alive with cookie decorating, photos with Santa and his elves and the aroma of our chili and piping hot loaded baked potatoes.
VENUE: Casa del Prado Patio
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
9:15 pm to 10:00 pm
The Microphone Doctors
The Microphone Doctors provide high energy kids music for all ages. Music for big kids and littler kids too!
VENUE: Botanical Stage
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
9:35 pm to 10:20 pm
Brendan Prout Band
Brendan Prout and Quest Worship bring a high energy modern rock flavor to traditional holiday songs. They are excited to return once more to Balboa Park for December Nights.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace Stage
AREA: Cascades
Monday, Dec 9
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
San Diego Natural History Museum
A December Nights staple is back for it's fourteenth year of entertainment. Enjoy holiday selections from the Pomerado Brass Quintet at the San Diego Natural History Musuem.
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades

Museums

Date/Time Name Location
Friday, Dec 6
2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Comic-Con Museum
Comic-Con Museum's mission is to celebrate all that is pop culture in new and unexpected ways. While scheduled to open in late Spring 2021, the museum still plans on offering holiday cheer with a pop culture twist.
VENUE: Comic-Con Museum
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Centro Cultural de la Raza
Dedicated to creating, promoting and preserving Chicano, Mexican, Indigenous and Latino art and culture, Centro features rotating exhibits and performances with theater, dance, music, and film and video.
VENUE: Centro Cultural de la Raza
AREA: Park Boulevard South
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fleet Science Center
With more than 100 interactive exhibits and an IMAX dome theater, the Fleet Science Center offers a world of discovery and adventure for kids and adults alike.
VENUE: Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts
As one of only three museums in the U.S. devoted to photography, film and video, MOPA offers thought-provoking exhibits and is home to a collection of nearly 9,000 images from contemporary artists.
VENUE: Museum of Photographic Arts
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Filled with historic aircraft and spacecraft from around the world, the San Diego Air & Space Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is where imagination takes flight.
VENUE: San Diego Air & Space Museum
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Art Institute
Dedicated to advancing experimental, bi-national contemporary art, the San Diego Art Institute offers up cutting-edge exhibits for established and emerging local artists.
VENUE: San Diego Art Institute
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Automotive Museum
Explore the evolution of the automobile while taking in some of the world's most eye-catching cars at the San Diego Automotive Museum.
VENUE: Automotive Museum
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego History Center
Discover San Diego's rich history and learn about the region's emerging role in the 21st century at the San Diego History Center.
VENUE: San Diego History Center
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
The world's largest operating model railroad museum offers four enormous scale and model layouts along with a Toy Train Gallery with an interactive Lionel layout for children.
VENUE: San Diego Model Railroad Museum
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Art
From the art of East Asia to German Expressionism to 19th & 20th century American paintings to scultpures, the San Diego Museum of Art is home to more than 20,000 pieces of art.
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Man
Dedicated to the study of humankind, the museum offers a vast array of exhibits from beer to cannibalism to monsters as well as guided tours of the iconic California Tower. Due to construction, the museum and outdoor areas will be closed for the safety the safety of December Nights attendees. See you in 2020!
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Man
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Natural History Museum
Wander through revealing exhibits ranging from dinosaur fossils to rare gems to Southern California wildlife at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Spanish Village Art Center
The Spanish Village Art Center, long a destination for artists and artlovers alike, is a thriving community of 200 local artisans, including painters, sculptors, metalsmiths, jewelry designers, clay artists and more.
VENUE: Spanish Village Art Center
AREA: Spanish Village
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Old Globe
As one of the country's best regional theaters, The Old Globe will open its doors for theater tours, costume displays in the lobby, and its annual Whoville display. For over a decade, a crowd favorite is the holiday-themed Costume display in the Lobby, curated by Resident Design Associate Charlotte Devaux Shields from the vast Globe costume stocks!
VENUE: The Old Globe
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Timken Museum of Art
Home to a world-class collection of European and American masterpieces and Russian icons, the Timken is also known for its "Jewels of the Season," an annual display of colorful holiday ornaments.
VENUE: Timken Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
WorldBeat Center
Housed in a colorfully painted former water tower, WorldBeat Center works to promote African, African-American and other indigenous cultures of the world through art, music, dance, education and technology.
VENUE: WorldBeat Center
AREA: Park Boulevard South
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Japanese Friendship Garden
The Japanese Friendship Garden's 12 acres are a tranquil respite from the city, featuring bonsai, a moon-viewing deck, black pine trees, azaleas, ornamental plants and much more.
VENUE: Japanese Friendship Garden
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Comic-Con Museum
Comic-Con Museum's mission is to celebrate all that is pop culture in new and unexpected ways. While scheduled to open in late Spring 2021, the museum still plans on offering holiday cheer with a pop culture twist.
VENUE: Comic-Con Museum
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Centro Cultural de la Raza
Dedicated to creating, promoting and preserving Chicano, Mexican, Indigenous and Latino art and culture, Centro features rotating exhibits and performances with theater, dance, music, and film and video.
VENUE: Centro Cultural de la Raza
AREA: Park Boulevard South
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fleet Science Center
With more than 100 interactive exhibits and an IMAX dome theater, the Fleet Science Center offers a world of discovery and adventure for kids and adults alike.
VENUE: Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts
As one of only three museums in the U.S. devoted to photography, film and video, MOPA offers thought-provoking exhibits and is home to a collection of nearly 9,000 images from contemporary artists.
VENUE: Museum of Photographic Arts
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Air & Space Museum
Filled with historic aircraft and spacecraft from around the world, the San Diego Air & Space Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is where imagination takes flight.
VENUE: San Diego Air & Space Museum
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Art Institute
Dedicated to advancing experimental, bi-national contemporary art, the San Diego Art Institute offers up cutting-edge exhibits for established and emerging local artists.
VENUE: San Diego Art Institute
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Automotive Museum
Explore the evolution of the automobile while taking in some of the world's most eye-catching cars at the San Diego Automotive Museum.
VENUE: Automotive Museum
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Automotive Museum
Explore the evolution of the automobile while taking in some of the world's most eye-catching cars at the San Diego Automotive Museum.
VENUE: Automotive Museum
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego History Center
Discover San Diego's rich history and learn about the region's emerging role in the 21st century at the San Diego History Center.
VENUE: San Diego History Center
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
The world's largest operating model railroad museum offers four enormous scale and model layouts along with a Toy Train Gallery with an interactive Lionel layout for children.
VENUE: San Diego Model Railroad Museum
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Art
From the art of East Asia to German Expressionism to 19th & 20th century American paintings to scultpures, the San Diego Museum of Art is home to more than 20,000 pieces of art.
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Man
Dedicated to the study of humankind, the museum offers a vast array of exhibits from beer to cannibalism to monsters as well as guided tours of the iconic California Tower. Due to construction, the museum and outdoor areas will be closed for the safety the safety of December Nights attendees. See you in 2020!
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Man
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Natural History Museum
Wander through revealing exhibits ranging from dinosaur fossils to rare gems to Southern California wildlife at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Spanish Village Art Center
The Spanish Village Art Center, long a destination for artists and artlovers alike, is a thriving community of 200 local artisans, including painters, sculptors, metalsmiths, jewelry designers, clay artists and more.
VENUE: Spanish Village Art Center
AREA: Spanish Village
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Timken Museum of Art
Home to a world-class collection of European and American masterpieces and Russian icons, the Timken is also known for its "Jewels of the Season," an annual display of colorful holiday ornaments.
VENUE: Timken Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
WorldBeat Center
Housed in a colorfully painted former water tower, WorldBeat Center works to promote African, African-American and other indigenous cultures of the world through art, music, dance, education and technology.
VENUE: WorldBeat Center
AREA: Park Boulevard South
Saturday, Dec 7
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Old Globe
As one of the country's best regional theaters, The Old Globe will open its doors for theater tours, costume displays in the lobby, and its annual Whoville display. For over a decade, a crowd favorite is the holiday-themed Costume display in the Lobby, curated by Resident Design Associate Charlotte Devaux Shields from the vast Globe costume stocks!
VENUE: The Old Globe
AREA: Plaza de Panama

Eat & Drink

Date/Time Name Location
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
A & J Concessions
A & J Concessions provides Yummy funnel cake with powdered sugar, strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate sauce or all of them together! Or try our Ribbon Fries, fresh fried potato, similar to house made potato chips! Hot chocolate, with or without whipped cream!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
All Things Ube Desserts
All Things Ube Desserts is a San Diego based dessert company proudly owned by San Diego natives Daphne and Dennis Daung. All Things Ube specializes in Ube crafted desserts. From cheesecake bites to crinkles to ube butter mochi bars, ATU has your Ube cravings covered.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Awafee Gluten Free
Awafee Gluten Free strives to create full sensory baked goods that emphasize delicate, intricate flavors and most importantly, texture. On top of their creations being absolutely beautiful, their gluten free deserts will blow your mind with the perfect balance of flavors.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
B 'N' B Kettle Corn
We sell gourmet kettle corn in a variety of flavors like cheddar cheese and caramel, but the favorite is the old fashioned kettle corn. We also do fresh squeezed lemonade using real lemons and also strawberry lemonade. One of the other drinks we have is a real fresh coconut that is still in its shell.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
B 'N' B Kettle Corn
We sell gourmet kettle corn in a variety of flavors like cheddar cheese and caramel, but the favorite is the old fashioned kettle corn. We also do fresh squeezed lemonade using real lemons and also strawberry lemonade. One of the other drinks we have is a real fresh coconut that is still in its shell.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
B. Food International
Enjoy a wide variety of your favorites such as gyros, sausages, philly cheese steak, falafel, bacon cheese fries and more at B. Foods International.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Babys Burgers
Babys Burgers is a playfully unique and entertaining mobile burger concept that sells competitively priced, high quality gourmet burgers. Meals are served by a fun and friendly staff, giving our guests an absolutely delicious burger and fun experience.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Balboa Park Visitor's Center Store
Stop by for quick snack or cold beverage.
VENUE: House of Hospitality
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Bases Loaded SD
Gourmet Loaded Tator Tots! Load up your tots with steak, chicken, chili or bacon, one of 3 cheeses and any of the 10+ additional toppings. For dessert load up on some funfetti dipped, deep fried, oreo sundaes! (Made to share)
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Beach Cities Refreshment
We have had generations of experience providing an outstanding Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake. Taste the Difference! You can also add quality whole strawberries, French Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream & Chocolate or Caramel syrup. We also provide deep fried Oreo Cookies, Snickers, & Twinkies. In addition we provide top quality Shrimp, Calamari, Chicken Breast Strips and Slushee Lemonade.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Big Boyz Tacos
Big Boyz Tacos will make your tacos on the spot as if you were eating at a taco stand in TJ. We grill over mesquite charcoal briquettes. Our aguas frescas (flavored drinks) are made from scratch and we also make seasoned roasted potatoes for our vegan customers. We make homemade food and we enjoy making our customers happy with our delicious tasting food.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Big Joy Family Bakery
Big Joy Family Bakery has been family owned and specialized in a variety of baked goods such as; Cakes for all occasions, French Macaron, Cookies, Pastries which all are based on French Recipes using high quality ingredients.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Bittiebitez Mini Donuts
We make hot fresh mini donuts on site. Customers love the taste and the attraction of our lil' orbits mini factory machine. HEAVEN IN EVERY BITE.
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Bittiebitez Mini Donuts
We make hot fresh mini donuts on site, customer love the taste and the attraction of our lil' orbits mini factory machine. HEAVEN IN EVERY BITE.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Bosnian Grill
Bosnian Grill features lamb, beef and chickent gyros, and Cevapi Bosnian Sausages. A December Nights favorite you can visit the Bosnian Grill at Balboa Park Food Truck Friday events throughout the summers.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Boy Scouts of America Troop 295/SD County Dahlia Society
Boy Scout Troop 295 was founded in December 1970.  Over the years, Troop 295 has produced 60 Eagle Scouts. Troop members sells blinky goys, cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, bars and donuts to support their activities.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Bread and Cheese Catering
Bread and Cheese Catering offers the best grilled cheese sandwiches in San Diego! Using fresh baked bread from Bread and Cie Bakery, making their own sauces and using high quality ingredients this is a booth you don't want to miss! Pro-Tip: Get their Coconut Curry Tomato soup and dip your sandwiches in it! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Carolina Mike's
At Carolina Mike's we prepare & serve from our hearts. Our goal is simply to share our home town flavors and provide a wow experience. We're a traveling Pop-Up and Catering company, serving Southern Style comfort food with a California Twist! "Food for All Souls!"
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Chameleon Catering
We provide a unique delectable culinary adventure for all the foodies at heart! Our signature menu is served daily; If you want Mexican, WE GOT YOU! How about Italian, WE GOT YOU! Craving something healthy or vegetarian? WE GOT YOU!!! Food, it is why we exist. Our talented culinary team and experienced creative chefs at Chameleon Cuisine are dedicated and ready to create a gourmet experience for all.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Chineeise BBQ
In the mood for delicious Chinese food? We have it! Try our Chow Mein, Fried Rice, Big Egg Rolls, Fried Shrimp Tempura on a Stick, Chicken Teriyaki on a Stick, Beef Teriyaki on a Stick and Pad Thai.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Churriza
We specialize in churros and plantains! Our specialties are handmade vegan friendly churros and fried plantains. We fry everything on site. All the ingredients we use are specially curated to make sure we don't only offer a quality taste, but a vegan friendly option as well so everyone can enjoy them!
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cocina 35
Voted best Mexican restaurant in San Diego 2018, Cocina 35 specializes in Mexican homemade breakfast, from our delicious and crispy chilaquiles our savory churros and Mexican hot chocolate you will enjoy a little piece of Mexico in every single bite! Cocina 35 its dedicated to bringing to San Diego the aromas, flavors and essence of mexican breakfast.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cocina 35
Cocina 35 a mexican breakfast restaurant that specializes in Chilaquiles, located in the heart of San Diego, Cocina 35 its dedicated to bringing to San Diego the aromas, flavors and essence of mexican breakfast.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Community Christmas Center Committee
Boy Scout Troop 1203 is located in Mira Mesa and was founded in 1994. They have had 41 Scouts earn the rank of Eagle and countless other Boy Scouts go through their program. Buy light up necklaces, headbands, mistletoe and water so every Boy Scout can join in the troop activities.
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Corn Dog Lemonade Food Booth
We are a food booth featuring festival favorites including holiday themed funnels cakes, hand-dipped corn dogs, and lemonade.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cousins
Cousins Maine Lobster is a gourmet food truck serving Maine Lobster. They have been featured on Shark Tank and currently serve in over 20 cities in the USA and also in Taiwan.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Crabby's Crab Cakes and Seafood Delights
We are a food vending service specializing in seafood. Our staple products are our Fresh and Made to Order Crab Cakes accompanied by a variety of preparations ranging from Crab Cakes a la Carte to Crab Cake Quesadillas. We also specialize in Southern California and Northern Baja Style Seafood featuring Fish Tacos, Burritos as well as Shrimp, Lobster and more.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Crepes N Creme
Crepes n Creme is a family business that has collected recipes from all over France and found the best recipe to share with American taste buds. We sell at farmers markets and have many regular customers. All ingredients are fresh, and all sweet crepes are served with real whipped cream. Yum!! You will not regret trying Crepes N Creme this year at December Nights.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cruisin Juice
Always fresh and delicious. Made to order smoothies, shaved ice, lemonade, funnel cakes, spiral potatoes.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cruising Cones
Indulge in delicious, real dairy soft serve ice cream in velvety vanilla, rich chocolate and old fashioned swirl with yummy toppings like chocolate dip, oreos, mini M&M's, and rainbow sprinkles. Warm up with our fresh brewed coffee and creamy hot chocolate.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cruising Cones
Indulge in delicious, real dairy soft serve ice cream in velvety vanilla, rich chocolate and old fashioned swirl with yummy toppings like chocolate dip, oreos, mini M&M's, and rainbow sprinkles. Warm up with our fresh brewed coffee and creamy hot chocolate.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Currywurst Frankfurt
The Only and Original German Food Truck in San Diego! Featuring traditional German handmade sausages such as Bratwürste, Spicy Sausage, Kielbasa, Cheese Wurst and VeggieWurst
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Dang Brother Pizza
Dang Brother Pizza makes wood fired pizza out of the back of vintage, American La France fire trucks. They make a tasty Neapolitan style thin crust pizza that cooks in less than 2 minutes. The result is a thin bubbly crust that is slightly charred on the outside yet chewy on the inside. The dough is made from scratch daily and allowed to proof for 1-2 days before it ends up in the oven. The pizzas are a made-to-order pie that is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Daniel's Coffee Cart
Enjoy hot specialty coffee, tea and desserts.
VENUE: Spanish Village
AREA: Spanish Village
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Donut, Hello
We sell Hot and Fresh mini donuts and churros made on site, from a bike and made fresh as you order. We offer classic flavors such as sugar cinnamon and powdered sugar. We also have gourmet choices such as Smores and Nuttela. We at Donut, Hello make sure that we just don't offer yummy donuts. We have a food bike setup to go with our amazing looking donuts that will surely amaze in any event and is very social media friendly!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Dream Slate Events
Indulge in your favorite wizarding beverage come to life this holiday season with The Butterscotch Holiday Soda Booth. Delicious, chilly and frothy - this drink is designed to enchant your tastebuds!
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
E & DRINK
We sell authentic and healthy Taiwanese food & tea. Enjoy Taiwanese tea with milk & boba, Taiwanese popcorn chicken, Pork belly rice bowl, Egg waffles, Spam Wrap, Red Bean soup, and Takoyaki balls
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
El Gordito Feliz
Delicious Hispanic food with a spectacular display. Exquisite fresh fruit drinks with an amazing variety of flavors. Stopy by for free Pupusas, cup of corn, bacon wrapped hot dogs, huaraches, nachos, carne asada nachos, quesadillas, burritos, gorditas, and fresh fruit drinks
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
El Gordito Feliz
Delicious Hispanic food with a spectacular display that includes pupusas, huaraches, tortas, quesadillas, gorditas, nachos, corn, and bacon wrapped hot dogs. Thirst-quenching fresh fruit drinks with an amazing variety of flavors.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Famous Waffle Sandwich
Experience a Famous Waffle Sandwich like no other! These waffles are made to order and come out piping hot, light crisp on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside bursting with flavor. Guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds and leave you screaming for more!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Finest City Sweet Treats
Fresh popped onsite Kettlecorn. Sweet and Salty!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Fleet Science Center - Craveology
Right outside of the Fleet Science Center, Craveology offers a wide variety of items such as salads and sandwiches, wraps and flatbread pizzas. To celebrate the season, special menu items will be offered.
VENUE: Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Flight Path Grill
Take in the spectacular views of downtown San Diego while enjoying a variety of kid-friendly food options like hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza Special December Nights offerings.
VENUE: San Diego Air & Space Museum
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Flying Squirrel Café
Flying Squirrel Café offers brewed-to-order espresso drinks, fresh juices, wine, craft beer, and various grab-and-go items.
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
FruitFashions
FruitFashions by Barbara are juicy fresh fruits dressed in creamy chocolate, topped with unique, fun toppings and served on a stick. We pride ourselves on our made to order deliciousness! This fresh and juicy strawberry, pineapple and banana dessert is by the beautiful Balboa Park fountain. Enjoy this fabulous and portable dessert while checking out all the amazing craft vendors at December Nights. FruitFashions wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season and 2019!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Gabina's Cuisine
Gabina's Cuisine is a small family-owned business that is operated by two sisters, Amy & Emilie. After the passing of their mother Gabina, they've dedicated the concept of their restaurant to the idea of bringing out the traditional Filipino food from their mother's recipes to the tables of their markets. They offer delicious Filipino food at most farmers' markets all throughout San Diego. They also offer catering services for all types of occasions.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Glo Cones Cotton Candy
Glo Cones provide a unique novelty experience that adds a twist to the traditional cotton candy we are all used to! Recently named The Most Instagrammable Food Tha's Ever Existed by Delish.com, Glo Cones use LED technology to illuminate cotton candy with seven different flashing patterns, making them stand out in any crowd. They are FDA approved and come complete with replaceable batteries and a push button switch to control the different light functions.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Greek Snack
Enjoy authentic Greek food at December Nights like gyros, spinach pie, grape leaves, falafel and backlava.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Halal Gyros House
Halal Gyros House provides a variety of delicious halal meats, fresh salads, and extremely tasty fries.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Bao
Come try Authentic Chinese street food at Balboa Park December Night 2019. We specialize in dumplings, steamed buns, and boba milk tea.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Bao
Come try Authentic Chinese street food at Balboa Park December Night 2019. We specialize in dumplings, steamed buns, and boba milk tea.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of China
The House of China is open every Saturday & Sunday for 5 hours between 11:00 & 5:00 pm. Refreshments are served. Each guest receives their own name in Chinese characters as a souvenir. At December Nights you can enjoy dumplings, bao, egg rolls, milk tea and boha tea.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Columbia
It has been said you have really never been to a country until you have experienced the taste of their wine, the fruits of their soil and their hospitality. At the House of Colombia you will not be shortchanged. Try Colombian beef turnovers, carne asada, corn cakes, and boiled potatos with sauce.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Czech & Slovak Republics
The House of Szech & Slovak Republics Cottage was founded in Balboa Park in 1935 as part of the California Pacific International Exhibition. Learn more about our cultures and try some sausages, dill pickles, potato salad, and pastries.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Denmark
The House of Denmark cottage is open every Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. Come by and enjoy some Danish hospitality. At December Nights you can enjoy Denmark's famous Aebleskiver with strawberry jam and apple stew, plus hot cider, cocoa, and coffee.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of England
Learn about the history and traditions of England. At December Nights you can try traditional foods and drinks from England's culture past and present like Jam Tarts, Shortbread, Brownies, Lemon Cake, Cookies, Mince Pies.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Finland
Since 1940, the House of Finland’s membership has opened a window to Finland for our visitors. For December Nights we offer a spread that is sure to warm our visitors up: meatballs, salmon casserole, pea soup, beet salad, rice pudding, Finnish donuts, pulla, berry pie, prune tart, and cloudberry ginger bread dessert
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of France
The House of France, formerly called the French Cottage, opened its doors after the 1935 Exhibition. It moved to its present location in the 50s, where the space is shared with the House of the Philippines. Visit us during December Nights to taste cheese, madeleines, crêpes, onion soup as well as an assortment of French pastries (éclairs, mille-feuilles otherwise known in the US as Napoléon, fruit tarts, etc.)
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Germany
The House of Germany was founded in 1935 and its mission is to unite Germans, people of German descent and their families, and others interested in the German culture and heritage. Traditional applestrudel, cakes, coffee and hot chocolate will be at December Nights.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Hungary
The House of Hungary opened in Balboa Park on May 5, 1995 which coincided with Hungary’s anniversary marking 1100 years of statehood. Try authentic Hungarian specialties, like Hungarian sausages with cabbage and potato, freshly made crepes with jam and pudding filling, the famous goulash soup and a variety of  pastries at December Nights.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of India
The House of India showcases India's rich culture and cuisine by active participation in Lawn Programs, Ethnic Food Fair and December Nights at Balboa Park. Some of the featured foods include Samosas with Chutney, Naan, Rice, Chicken & Vegetable Curries, and Chai Latte.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Iran
In October of 2004, the House of Iran completed construction of their and donated it to the City of San Diego as a gift from the Iranian American Community in appreciation of the opportunities they have found in our great city. At December Nights you can try chicken kabob with rice, pita bread and salad, hot vegetarian herb noodle soup and desserts such as baklava and pastries served with hot tea and other drinks. 
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Ireland
Enjoy a cup of tea and soda bread by our hearth and be transported to the Emerald Isle. Relax and enjoy the traditional Irish dance music or sing along with your favorit Irish ballads. There may be Irish dancers about, feel free to join in if your feet get jumpy. During December Nights we also feature Irish Stew and Irish Coffee.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Israel
After completing its first renovation in its 63 years, the House of Israel celebrated its reopening in June 2011. The new design encourages visitors to learn about Israel, during its more than 2,500 years of history. At December Nights we feature many traditional foods like falafel, Latkes (Potato Pancakes), Chanuka Sufganiot (Holiday Donuts), Applesauce, Water, and Sodas.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Italy
The House of Italy plays a major role in maintaining the Italian Americans’ cultural identity.   It keeps our unique Italian American heritage alive by helping its members live and remember their heritage, pass it down to the next generation, and introduce it to non-Italians. Stop by for Italian cuisine favorites like sausage meatball sandwiches combined with Italian coffee and desserts.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Lebanon
The House of Lebanon San Diego provides a site where we can enjoy, promote, and share our Lebanese culture with the community at large. The House of Lebanon serves a wide selection of traditional Lebanese “Meza”. Enjoy traditional favorites at December Nights chicken and lamb shawarma, mosaka, fata potatos, and hummas.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Mexico
Each year the House of Mexico hosts a festival called “Arte, Color & Fiesta”. It is a major fund raiser with the focus on an exhibition of art work by artists from both the United States and Mexico. Visit us at December Nights for featured foods from tamales to carne asada to tostadas, and pozole (a pork and hominy stew), corn on the cob, plantains, and churros.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Norway
The House of Norway celebrates Noregian culture. At December Nights you can enjoy viking soup, waffles with sour creat & jam, and coffee.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Palestine
In September of 2003, the House of Palestine was officially accepted as one of the International Cottages. At December Nights you can try a variety of traditional foods ranging from falafel, hummus, lentils and rice, to schenring, arabic salad and baklava.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Peru
The House of Peru is the first Peruvian cultural house outside Peru. At December Nights we share delicious specialities such as arroz con pollo, soup, fried rice, rice soup, picarones, and hot coco.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Phillipines
The House of the Philippines is a place to learn about the history, culture and people of the Philippines.  Visit us at December Nights to try some typical foods like pancit (noodles with meat and vegetables), lumpia (beef or vegetable rolled in a flour wrap), adobo (pork or chicken prepared in vinegar and soy sauce) and leche flan (custard).
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Poland
At the House of Poland you can explore the many tribal customs, folklore, music, songs, dances and ways of life in different parts of the country that have been passed down through generations. During December Nights you will be able to try a range of traditional Polish dishes, including pierogi, stuffed cabbage, polish sausages and bigos (hunter’s stew) and a variety of pastries.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Puerto Rico
Since its opening on February 4, 2006, the House of Puerto Rico has hosted a museum designed to share elements of Puerto Rican culture and history with the San Diego community. Stop by our food booth where you will be able to enjoy delights such as rice with rice and beens, empnadas, relenos de papa (potato balls), alco purias (green banana fritters) and pasteles (plantain tamales).
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Scotland
House of Scotland membership is open to anyone of Scottish ancesty or with an interest in Scotland and Scottish culture. The House of Scotland offers haggis, bread pudding, chocolate cake, and their speciality, an amazing dessert called "Death by Chocolate”.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Spain
San Diego is home to approximately 2000 Spanish-Americans, and about 200 families are members of the House of Spain.During December Nights try some traditional "Paella” with chicken, seasoned rice, vegetables and seafood. The paella is cooked in a huge pan called paellera that are traditionally round, shallow and made of polished steel with two handles. Paellas were traditionally served in Valencia during outings in the countryside.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Sweden
In 1996 an ambitious “Viking Vision” campaign was initiated to fund the architectural and interior remodeling the House of Sweden.  The house is spacious, beautiful and charming, decorated in the Carl Larsson tradition of true Swedish design. Swedish meatballs with lingonberries, cucumbers, limpa, pastries,cookies and Swedish almond coffeecake are traditional favorites during December Nights.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Ukraine
The House of Ukraine presents exhibits about our culture, history and traditions. During December Nights you can sample a variety of traditional foods like varenyky (hot dumplings), kapusta (cabbage and sourkraut), hot borsch, and kovbasa sandwiches, plus Kozak Koffee.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
HPR Queens
Each year, the member Houses of the HPR elect Queens and Princesses to reign for one year. The HPR Queens Organization fosters a spirit of understanding, tolerance and goodwillbetween all races and nationalities, and prepares its members to be adult members of their Houses. The Queens act as "good will ambassadors" of HPR and present the music and dance of various ethnic groups at events throughout San Diego County.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Hunter Steakhouse
Serving great Santa Maria BBQ, we will be serving sandwiches of either tri tip or chicken breast, all cooked over our open pit using red oak to give a great smoky flavor that you can smell all the was down the street. Try try our delicious red skinned potato salad and ranch style pinquito beans. and those looking for something a little lighter we will have a caeser salad topped your choice of either tir tip or chicken breast. Don't forget to ask for our awesome tasting BBQ sauce.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
IBOS
We are serving famous Turkish street food -- TAN-TU-NI Tantuni and Rice pilaf are two of the most popular street foods in Turkey. Tantuni is one of the famous street foods, a speciality from Mersin (Mersin is a port city in southern Turkey on the Mediterranean coast, it’s the gateway to Tarsus) Tantuni is a Wrap containing either chopped beef, chicken or a vegan option with chickpeas. It’s stir fried on the grill and served in flat bread or a sub with chopped onions, parsley, tomato,pickles and sumac spice.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Island Noodle
Island Noodles is a unique food vendor for special events which specializes in “Hawaiian Style Wok-Fired Soba Noodles”. Island Noodles presents a healthy, entertaining and cost effective alternative dishes with a popular family recipe. Island Noodles utilizes freshly made Yaki-Soba noodles, made with hi-protein wheat, traditionally served in Hawaii. These noodles are stir-fried with fresh garlic, fresh ginger, a medley of 21 fresh vegetables, three of which are seasonal, in specially designed wok stove units. These ingredients are then simmered in a secret light island sauce. The outcome is a unique VEGAN dish with a high flavor profile using no dairy, nuts, or meat products.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Japanese Friendship Garden POP-UP
The Japanese Friendship Garden's Pop Up food booth returns serving delicious food and treats like chicken teriyaki, yakisoba noodles, and hot apple cider to stay warm during the chilly nights!
VENUE: Japanese Friendship Garden
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
JB's Famous BBQ
JB'S Famous BBQ is a well established food vendor with over seventeen years of experience. They currently specialize in everything fried. Their number one seller is the Buffalo Chicken Fries, also included in their menu is Asada Fries, Hot Cheeto Fries, BBQ Fries and Philly Steak Fries. Whatever you decide on from their menu, you are guaranteed full satisfaction or your money back.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Josie’s Kitchenette
Josie’s Kitchenette is a food vendor that serves a variety of popular Filipino dishes, such as rice and pancit. Chicken adobo, beef lumpia and vegetable lumpia are dishes served from the kitchenette as well, and not only limited to serving Filipino dishes but also teriyaki barbecue and short ribs cooked and marinated in the style of Filipino cuisine.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Kalei's Catering
Family owned and operated by Executive Chef Andy Mangiduyos, Kalei's Kitchenette specializes in Pacific Rim Cuisine. Their flagship product is the crispy chicken wings with guava BBQ sauce. On top of their weekly Farmers Market, Kalei's Kitchenette offers catering options for corporate or social events.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
King Benny's Fat Mac
King Benny's Fat Mac specializes in a smoked Macaroni and Cheese that they call the "Big Smokie." This popular Mac & Cheese dish can be paired with Smoked Chicken or Prime Rib for the heartier appetite. To wash down this delicious meal, they sell their very own "King Benny's Slush" that comes in a variety of flavors. For this year's December Nights, they are introducing their Cherry Limeade, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Please stop by King Benny's and watch Chef James in action as he whips up his special Mac & Cheese dishes or the ever-popular Steak Fries!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Lady Carolyn's Pub
The Old Globe's outdoor food and beverage pavilion offers hearty soups in a sourdough bread tureen, crisp salads, assorted desserts and beverages like cool Italian soda, rich cappuccinos, a robust Merlot and steaming Irish coffee.
VENUE: The Old Globe
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Leaf It B
Served out of an authentic banana leaf cone, our dishes include traditional meat, noodle, and rice choices inspired by the Islander/Asian cuisine. We are dedicated to providing a cultural experience through our food, for the guilt-free consumer. Only compostable/eco-friendly products are used to wrap, serve, and eat our food with- promoting consumer responsibility, and sustainability for our community. Choosing Leaf It B. means getting a taste of culture and tradition in every bite.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Ledesmas Foods
We use freshly made produce and 100% chicken breast and beef for our Amazing fries topped with buffalo chicken, steak, chorizo, etc.We also serve mexican style corn in a cup, churros, sodas, lemonade and freshly made coffee.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Liam's Lemonade & Roasted Corn
Inspired by their 3 year old son, Liam, Liam's Lemonade offers fresh squeezed lemonade alongside chef driven concessions and a colorful & creative twist on roasted corn. Their corn offerings include the "mexi-corn" which is a traditional street corn, along with fun flavors like "Furikake-corn", "flaming elote" & our famous "UNI-Corn" which is our RAINBOW elote!
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Liam's Lemonade & Roasted Corn
Inspired by their 3 year old son, Liam, Liam's Lemonade offers fresh squeezed lemonade alongside chef driven concessions and a colorful & creative twist on roasted corn. Their corn offerings include the "mexi-corn" which is a traditional street corn, along with fun flavors like "Furikake-corn", "flaming elote" & our famous "UNI-Corn" which is our RAINBOW elote!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Lolita’s Mexican
Lolita’s Mexican Food is family owned and operated and has been serving the greater San Diego community for 35 years. A once mom and pop taco shop turned fast casual dining, Lolita’s is delicious, authentic Mexican food. Everything is made fresh daily, with the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients, and made with the love and care you would expect when your family is making a meal....and now, we are bringing this experience directly to you as we introduce our new Lolita's Food Truck.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Marios Tacos
Marios Tacos, the best Mexican food in town! Enjoy Tacos, tortas, burritos, pupusas, quesadillas, bacon wrapped hotdogs and more.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Mariposa Ice Cream
Mariposa Ice Cream was founded with a spirit of joy and a genuine love to serve. Our ice cream is handcrafted in small batches, and has one-third the sugar compared to most store retail ice cream and has half the air. It does not contain eggs or gluten. A more flavorful, creamy ice cream is the result. Our goal is to provide an exceptionally delicious family valued treat with joy and gladness.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Masala Cottage
Indian cuisine specializing in North India dishes from our Chef Ranjit and creates authentic dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken, meat currie, vegetarian currie, vegan currie and samosas. We have over 50 varieties of samosas, the most you will ever find in the world. As well as our samosas. Come try our Mango Lassi, an Indian drink made with yogurt and mango pulp.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Matheny's Wagon Works
Matheny's Wagon Works serves Gourmet Sausages: Bratwurst, Polish, Italian, Kielbasa, Hot Links, Hot Dog, soda, and water.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Mia Sorella Chimney Cakes
Mia Sorella Chimney Cakes is the first original Mobile Hungarian Bakery in San Diego. Chimney cakes are traditional Hungarian pastries freshly baked on site, It is a yeast dough that is hand rolled and baked using a gas and electric rotisserie oven. Chimney cakes are very popular at the Christmas Markets in Eastern Europe, this unique pastry is crispy in the outside and fluffy on the inside they can be rolled in cinnamon sugar, walnuts or coconut they also can be stuffed with spreads like cranberry goat cheese, chocolate ganache, strawberries, ice cream or enjoyed with a cup of Belgian hot chocolate topped with home-made whipped cream! Remember Mia Sorella chimney cakes have sweet and savory vegan options as well! Enjoy!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
MIISTER POTATO
Miister Potato specializes in Bulgogi fusion and many other Korean specialities such as Korean BBQ, squid, spicy chicken wings, fried shrimp and the ever popular twisted potato.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Molten Waffles
San Diego's first sweet and savory waffle menu! Serving creative waffle and crepe creations and more.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Moonlight 101
Scoop Dogg is proud to bring homemade ice cream to Balboa Park December Nights. They make every ice cream, every flavor, every single day in their Encinitas location and they live by the motto "We don't skimp". With a high selection of available flavors that include dairy-free and vegan options, they have something for everyone.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Ninong's Pastries and Cafe
Ninong's Pastries & Cafe opened its doors in October of 2008 with one main goal in mind: to share Filipino culture and food with the world. Ninong's is a family owned and operated business. Ninong's is best known of their ube products, mainly their Ube Pancakes.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Stop by for some delicious tamales! We will be selling a variety of homemade tamales, as well as some heartwarming Champurrado
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Panama 66
Enjoy a refreshing craft beer or cocktail in the beautiful May S. Marcy Sculpture Court of Panama 66. Delicious bites are also available such as warm soup, decadent sandwiches and fresh salads.
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
PB Poke
PB Poke prides itself on providing traditional Hawaiian inspired Poke made from only the freshest Ahi (Yellowfin tuna). Our Ahi is pre-marinated with house made sauces to ensure the greatest amount of flavor ranging from our sweet Shoyu glaze to our spicy creamy Ahi and Spicy Garlic. Each bowl is served over a bed of seasoned rice and sides of crab and delicious seaweed salad.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Pierogi Truck
Polish cuisine, kuchnia polska, is a style of cooking and food preparation originating from Poland. Polish national cuisine shares some similarities with other Central European and Eastern European traditions as well as French and Italian similarities. It is rich in meat, especially pork, chicken and beef, depending on the region, and winter vegetables such as cabbage in the dish bigos and spices.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Pita Guys
Pita Guys is one of San Diego’s highly rated Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern food eateries. We serve only natural meats and fresh local produce. Pita Guys provides a unique customer experience choosing from many Mediterranean veggie toppings and our signature sauces on their bowl or pita sandwich.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Po's Cambodian Street Food
Po's Cambodian Street Food was founded on the basis of bringing Cambodian culture to America but has evolved into so much more. In the beginning, they were focused on bringing traditional Cambodian cuisine to the masses but now are instead fusing Cambodian cuisine with other cultures in America. The founders Sokly and Cinny are college students who are eager and hungry to make Cambodian dishes as popular as Mexican and Italian Food.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Por Vida Coffee
Por Vida Café is first of its kind in Southern California. From Historic Logan Heights, the heart of San Diego, this coffee shop brings authentic Mexican caffeinated flavors to your mouth. Inspired by a our tias and abuelitas cafésito, our drinks are made with home recipes from scratch. Our house favorite is the Por Vida Latte, with canela and brown sugar not overly sweet, iced or hot. Our Mazapan Latte should not ever go unnoticed, Caros (Ower) favorite! Inspired buy the famous mazapan candy, it’s seriously a treat.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Q Cute Buns
We have hot steamed cartoon buns! Our buns are handmade with love. No additives, preservatives or food coloring. Come taste our fun buns!
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Quick Stop Grill
Quick Stop Grill is Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food with a good variety of healthy fresh food to choose from including vegetarian and vegan options. We serve Steak and Chicken Shawarma, Gyro Pitas, Falafel and Eggplant Wraps, and much more sides, such as our popular Garlic Fries and Loaded Fries which come with any type of protein.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Rafikiz Foodz
Rafikiz Foodz serves traditional Kenyan food,brought to America by chef and owner Sylvester Owino. Sylvester comes from Kenya and if from the Luo Tribe. Many of his recipes use a variety of family recipes and spices along with a few that he has added himself. His signature dish are the black eyed peas, which are creamy and have a distinct flavor of their own. Rafikiz Foodz offers a wide range of vegan and non vegan options as well. For those customers that enjoy eating meat they offer a marvelous flavored beef and chicken stew which a very tender. Many of his dishes are vibrant in color but maintain the most amazing textures.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Road Trip Coffee
Road Trip Coffee truck serves handcrafted drinks using locally roasted coffee from The WestBean. With espresso & cold brew on tap, they can caffeinate anywhere in San Diego.
VENUE: Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Rosales Mexican Food
Rosales Mexican Food a place to come and enjoy a delicious mexican craving dish and a delicious hand made fruit drink that will be served in a fast manner so customers wont be bored by the wait and quickly enjoy a delicious complete meal.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
S&B Catering Services
We are a family owned Mexican Food Vendor that sells only the best Authentic Homemade Mexican Food.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Samba Brazilian BBQ
Samba Brazilian BBQ serves authentic Brazilian dishes. All the meats are skewered on metal spits, BBQ'd and served gaucho style with mouth watering chimichurri sauce. The must haves include Prime Grade Picanha Steak and Chimichurri all white meat Chicken. Also on the menu are the amazing Crab Chimichurri garlic fries, made with mouth watering white flaky Dungenous Crab meat.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines
Support the non-profit San Diego Chorus and enjoy delicious chili, jumbo hot dogs, cheesy nachos or decadent baked goods. The San Diego Chorus is an a cappella show chorus of women singing 4-part harmony in the barbershop style. They are committed to youth music education, local entertainment and international competition.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
Enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and snacks at the theater concession area to support the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet.
VENUE: Casa del Prado
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Junior Theatre
Support the oldest youth theatre program in the United States by enjoying their offerings of hot chocolate, hot apple cider, coffee, nachos and more.
VENUE: Village Place Lawn
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Seven Seas Roasting Co
A Veteran owned micro roasted artisan coffee company with rare and energizing coffee beans sourced from farm direct relationships. Come by and grab a hot cup of coffee!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Slider House Food Truck
The Slider House is a food truck located in San Diego specializing in tasty burgers and sliders made with lots of unique ingredients and flavors.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Smokin J's BBQ
The goal of Smokin J's BBQ is to make our customers feel like the luckiest people in San Diego when they are eating our food. We do this by smoking all our meats in our custom smokers for up to 18 hours, before serving them fresh out of those same smokers. We make everything in house, from our rubs, to our sauces, and we slice and pull our meat to order to keep it as juicy and delicious as possible.
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sophia's Concessions
Sophia's Concessions provides superb customer service with quality specialty Mexican and American Food. Top off your Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog and Curly Fries with a fun dessert - Deep Fried Oreos!
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
SR Thai BBQ/ Potato Swirl
SR Thai BBQ features Thai BBQ, boba drinks, funnel cake, and fried potato swirls.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
SWEA
Experience a bit of Sweden. Indulge authentic Swedish baked goods like saffron buns, apple cake, caramel almond cade, soft gingerbread and loves of fresh rye, fennel and raisin bread. All proceeds go to SWEA’s scholarship fund.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Taco Picasso
Artfully Crafted Tacos!
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tarantino Gourmet Sausage
The Tarantino Family has been making the finest Sausage for over five decades in San Diego. We honor the family tradition today by crafting our sausages fresh daily from the freshest and finest ingredients available. Tarantino Sausages can be found at Costco Wholesale Warehouse's in the Western United States, WholeFoods Markets and where ever fine foods are sold. Tarantino is also the Official Hot Dog & Sausage of the San Diego Padres.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tarantino Gourmet Sausage
The Tarantino Family has been making the finest Sausage for over five decades in San Diego. We honor the family tradition today by crafting our sausages fresh daily from the freshest and finest ingredients available. Tarantino Sausages can be found at Costco Wholesale Warehouse's in the Western United States, WholeFoods Markets and where ever fine foods are sold. Tarantino is also the Official Hot Dog & Sausage of the San Diego Padres.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tarantino Mexican
The Tarantino Family serves Mexican food too! Carne and pollo assada, tacos, fries and nachos.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tea Pavilion at the Japanese Friendship Garden
Enjoy traditional Japanese teas as well as sushi, Japanese noodles, rice bowls, miso soup, salads and snacks.
VENUE: Japanese Friendship Garden
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Thai & Thai BBQ
Our family has been serving Thai Food at special events in California, Arizona, and Nevada for the passed 20 years. Specialities include teriyaki chicken, beef, shrimp tempura, spring rolls, soft noodles, spicy chicken noodle bowl and more.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Thai Burger Company
Thai Burger Company offers a new modern twist on Thai Food with an American touch. Thai Burger Company is unique, different, and fun.Try our Thai American fusion food such as Thai rcie burgers and Thai fries with boba drinks and more.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Thai Burger Company
Thai Burger Company offers a new modern twist on Thai Food with an American touch. Thai Burger Company is unique, different, and fun. Try our Thai American fusion food such as Thai rcie burgers and Thai fries with boba drinks and more.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Copper Kettle
The Copper Kettle offers freshly made Kettle corn.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Copper Kettle
The Copper Kettle offers freshly made Kettle Corn.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Fry King
Fry King specializes in flavored fries, BBQ, Cheddar, Ranch, Sour Cream n' Onion, Buffalo Wing, and Garlic Parmesan flavored fries. A crowd favorite at street fairs and festivals.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Glazed Nut Hut
The Glazed Nut Hut provides cinnamon glazed almonds, pecans and cashews glazed fresh and onsite.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Pad Thai Stand
Enjoy Regional Pad Thai and cuisine offered from different regions of Thailand.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Prado at Balboa Park
Enjoy a diverse cuisine that includes an array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and imaginative entrees at this award-winning, full-service restaurant located in the House of Hospitality.
VENUE: House of Hospitality
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Spot
The Spot is a fresh, creative and high energy interactive food vendor specializing in large format festivals. They have decades of combined experience servicing some of the biggest festivals in the country such as McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Coachella, Kaaboo, EDC and Phoenix Lights to name a few. Good tasting food is their first priority and they take care in providing quality food. They don’t just make awesome food, they make it fun.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Spot
The Spot is a fresh, creative and high energy interactive food vendor specializing in large format festivals. They have decades of combined experience servicing some of the biggest festivals in the country such as McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Coachella, Kaaboo, EDC and Phoenix Lights to name a few.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tortally Tasty
Tortally Tasty is a food truck located in San Diego, specializing in gourmet tortas made to order. There's nothing we love more than seeing the deep satisfaction on a customer's face after biting into one of our tortas or burritos.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Vida's Wonderful World of Sausage
Vida's Wonderful World of Sausage is a family operated business that has been participating in community events since 1994.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
ZS BUDDIES SUSHI
Zs Buddies Sushi is a gourmet food truck serving San Diego area. We specializes in Japanese fusion dishes, such as Sushi Burritos, Poke, etc... They use only sushi grade fish and prepare their order at fresh, they are trying to keep their words to their customers. "A taste you will never forget!". Visit their website for more information and food gallery.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
ZS BUDDIES SUSHI
Zs Buddies Sushi is a gourmet food truck serving the San Diego area. We specializes in Japanese fusion sidhes, such as Sushi Burritos, Poke, etc. We cater for all occasions Book us for your next event! It?s a taste you will never forget!
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego History Center
Join the San Diego History Center for a holiday happy hour and respite away the hustle and bustle of December Nights. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available to enjoy.
VENUE: San Diego History Center
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Zoo
Enjoy both wild and tame beverages throughout the Zoo’s Main Street, including craft beer, wine, and seasonal drinks like Gimme S’more Hot Chocolate, Good Tidings, Irish coffee, mulled wine, and spiced apple cider. Holiday treats also available.
VENUE: San Diego Zoo
AREA: Spanish Village
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
A & J Concessions
A & J Concessions provides Yummy funnel cake with powdered sugar, strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate sauce or all of them together! Or try our Ribbon Fries, fresh fried potato, similar to house made potato chips! Hot chocolate, with or without whipped cream!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
All Things Ube Desserts
All Things Ube Desserts is a San Diego based dessert company proudly owned by San Diego natives Daphne and Dennis Daung. All Things Ube specializes in Ube crafted desserts. From cheesecake bites to crinkles to ube butter mochi bars, ATU has your Ube cravings covered.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Awafee Gluten Free
Awafee Gluten Free strives to create full sensory baked goods that emphasize delicate, intricate flavors and most importantly, texture. On top of their creations being absolutely beautiful, their gluten free deserts will blow your mind with the perfect balance of flavors.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
B 'N' B Kettle Corn
We sell gourmet kettle corn in a variety of flavors like cheddar cheese and caramel, but the favorite is the old fashioned kettle corn. We also do fresh squeezed lemonade using real lemons and also strawberry lemonade. One of the other drinks we have is a real fresh coconut that is still in its shell.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
B 'N' B Kettle Corn
We sell gourmet kettle corn in a variety of flavors like cheddar cheese and caramel, but the favorite is the old fashioned kettle corn. We also do fresh squeezed lemonade using real lemons and also strawberry lemonade. One of the other drinks we have is a real fresh coconut that is still in its shell.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
B. Food International
Enjoy a wide variety of your favorites such as gyros, sausages, philly cheese steak, falafel, bacon cheese fries and more at B. Foods International.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Babys Burgers
Babys Burgers is a playfully unique and entertaining mobile burger concept that sells competitively priced, high quality gourmet burgers. Meals are served by a fun and friendly staff, giving our guests an absolutely delicious burger and fun experience.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Balboa Park Visitor's Center Store
Stop by for quick snack or cold beverage.
VENUE: House of Hospitality
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Bases Loaded SD
Gourmet Loaded Tator Tots! Load up your tots with steak, chicken, chili or bacon, one of 3 cheeses and any of the 10+ additional toppings. For dessert load up on some funfetti dipped, deep fried, oreo sundaes! (Made to share)
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Beach Cities Refreshment
We have had generations of experience providing an outstanding Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake. Taste the Difference! You can also add quality whole strawberries, French Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream & Chocolate or Caramel syrup. We also provide deep fried Oreo Cookies, Snickers, & Twinkies. In addition we provide top quality Shrimp, Calamari, Chicken Breast Strips and Slushee Lemonade.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Big Boyz Tacos
Big Boyz Tacos will make your tacos on the spot as if you were eating at a taco stand in TJ. We grill over mesquite charcoal briquettes. Our aguas frescas (flavored drinks) are made from scratch and we also make seasoned roasted potatoes for our vegan customers. We make homemade food and we enjoy making our customers happy with our delicious tasting food.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Big Joy Family Bakery
Big Joy Family Bakery has been family owned and specialized in a variety of baked goods such as; Cakes for all occasions, French Macaron, Cookies, Pastries which all are based on French Recipes using high quality ingredients.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Bittiebitez Mini Donuts
We make hot fresh mini donuts on site. Customers love the taste and the attraction of our lil' orbits mini factory machine. HEAVEN IN EVERY BITE.
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Bittiebitez Mini Donuts
We make hot fresh mini donuts on site, customer love the taste and the attraction of our lil' orbits mini factory machine. HEAVEN IN EVERY BITE.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Bosnian Grill
Bosnian Grill features lamb, beef and chickent gyros, and Cevapi Bosnian Sausages. A December Nights favorite you can visit the Bosnian Grill at Balboa Park Food Truck Friday's events throughout the summers.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Boy Scouts of America Troop 295/SD County Dahlia Society
Boy Scout Troop 295 was founded in December 1970.  Over the years, Troop 295 has produced 60 Eagle Scouts. Troop members sells blinky goys, cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, bars and donuts to support their activities.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Bread and Cheese Catering
Bread and Cheese Catering offers the best grilled cheese sandwiches in San Diego! Using fresh baked bread from Bread and Cie Bakery, making their own sauces and using high quality ingredients this is a booth you don't want to miss! Pro-Tip: Get their Coconut Curry Tomato soup and dip your sandwiches in it! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Carolina Mike's
At Carolina Mike's we prepare & serve from our hearts. Our goal is simply to share our home town flavors and provide a wow experience. We're a traveling Pop-Up and Catering company, serving Southern Style comfort food with a California Twist! "Food for All Souls!"
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Chameleon Catering
We provide a unique delectable culinary adventure for all the foodies at heart! Our signature menu is served daily; If you want Mexican, WE GOT YOU! How about Italian, WE GOT YOU! Craving something healthy or vegetarian? WE GOT YOU!!! Food, it is why we exist. Our talented culinary team and experienced creative chefs at Chameleon Cuisine are dedicated and ready to create a gourmet experience for all.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Chineeise BBQ
In the mood for delicious Chinese food? We have it! Try our Chow Mein, Fried Rice, Big Egg Rolls, Fried Shrimp Tempura on a Stick, Chicken Teriyaki on a Stick, Beef Teriyaki on a Stick and Pad Thai.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Churriza
We specialize in churros and plantains. Specialty handmade vegan friendly churros and fried plantains. We fry everything on site. All the ingredients we use are specially curated to make sure we don't only offer a quality taste, but a vegan friendly option as well so everyone can enjoy them!
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cocina 35
Voted best Mexican restaurant in San Diego 2018, Cocina 35 specializes in Mexican homemade breakfast, from our delicious and crispy chilaquiles our savory churros and Mexican hot chocolate you will enjoy a little piece of Mexico in every single bite! Cocina 35 its dedicated to bringing to San Diego the aromas, flavors and essence of mexican breakfast.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cocina 35
Cocina 35 a mexican breakfast restaurant that specializes in Chilaquiles, located in the heart of San Diego, Cocina 35 its dedicated to bringing to San Diego the aromas, flavors and essence of mexican breakfast.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Community Christmas Center Committee
Please stop by the Gingerbread House where the Community Christmas Center will be selling hot cocoa, coffee, and cider that go really well with our delicious cookies - chocolate chip, snickerdoodle and Gingerbread men to name a few.
VENUE: Organ Pavilion
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Corn Dog Lemonade Food Booth
We are a food booth featuring festival favorites including holiday themed funnels cakes, hand-dipped corn dogs, and lemonade.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cousins
Cousins Maine Lobster is a gourmet food truck serving Maine Lobster. They have been featured on Shark Tank and currently serve in over 20 cities in the USA and also in Taiwan.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Crabby's Crab Cakes and Seafood Delights
We are a food vending service specializing in seafood. Our staple products are our Fresh and Made to Order Crab Cakes accompanied by a variety of preparations ranging from Crab Cakes a la Carte to Crab Cake Quesadillas. We also specialize in Southern California and Northern Baja Style Seafood featuring Fish Tacos, Burritos as well as Shrimp, Lobster and more.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Crepes N Creme
Crepes n Creme is a family business that has collected recipes from all over France and found the best recipe to share with American taste buds. We sell at farmers markets and have many regular customers. All ingredients are fresh, and all sweet crepes are served with real whipped cream. Yum!! You will not regret trying Crepes N Creme this year at December Nights.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cruisin Juice
Always fresh and delicious. Made to order smoothies, shaved ice, lemonade, funnel cakes, spiral potatoes.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cruising Cones
Indulge in delicious, real dairy soft serve ice cream in velvety vanilla, rich chocolate and old fashioned swirl with yummy toppings like chocolate dip, oreos, mini M&M's, and rainbow sprinkles. Warm up with our fresh brewed coffee and creamy hot chocolate.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Cruising Cones
Indulge in delicious, real dairy soft serve ice cream in velvety vanilla, rich chocolate and old fashioned swirl with yummy toppings like chocolate dip, oreos, mini M&M's, and rainbow sprinkles. Warm up with our fresh brewed coffee and creamy hot chocolate.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Currywurst Frankfurt
The Only and Original German Food Truck in San Diego! Featuring traditional German handmade sausages such as Bratwürste, Spicy Sausage, Kielbasa, Cheese Wurst and VeggieWurst
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Dang Brother Pizza
Dang Brother Pizza makes wood fired pizza out of the back of vintage, American La France fire trucks. They make a tasty Neapolitan style thin crust pizza that cooks in less than 2 minutes. The result is a thin bubbly crust that is slightly charred on the outside yet chewy on the inside. The dough is made from scratch daily and allowed to proof for 1-2 days before it ends up in the oven. The pizzas are a made-to-order pie that is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Daniel's Coffee Cart
Enjoy hot specialty coffee, tea and desserts.
VENUE: Spanish Village
AREA: Spanish Village
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Donut, Hello
We sell Hot and Fresh mini donuts and churros made on site, from a bike and made fresh as you order. We offer classic flavors such as sugar cinnamon and powdered sugar. We also have gourmet choices such as Smores and Nuttela. We at Donut, Hello make sure that we just don't offer yummy donuts. We have a food bike setup to go with our amazing looking donuts that will surely amaze in any event and is very social media friendly!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Dream Slate Events
Indulge in your favorite wizarding beverage come to life this holiday season with The Butterscotch Holiday Soda Booth. Delicious, chilly and frothy - this drink is designed to enchant your tastebuds!
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
E & DRINK
We sell authentic and healthy Taiwanese food & tea. Enjoy Taiwanese tea with milk & boba, Taiwanese popcorn chicken, Pork belly rice bowl, Egg waffles, Spam Wrap, Red Bean soup, and Takoyaki balls
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
El Gordito Feliz
Delicious Hispanic food with a spectacular display. Exquisite fresh fruit drinks with an amazing variety of flavors. Stopy by for free Pupusas, cup of corn, bacon wrapped hot dogs, huaraches, nachos, carne asada nachos, quesadillas, burritos, gorditas, and fresh fruit drinks
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
El Gordito Feliz
Delicious Hispanic food with a spectacular display that includes pupusas, huaraches, tortas, quesadillas, gorditas, nachos, corn, and bacon wrapped hot dogs. Thirst-quenching fresh fruit drinks with an amazing variety of flavors.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Famous Waffle Sandwich
Experience a Famous Waffle Sandwich like no other! These waffles are made to order and come out piping hot, light crisp on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside bursting with flavor. Guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds and leave you screaming for more!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Finest City Sweet Treats
Fresh popped onsite Kettlecorn. Sweet and Salty!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Fleet Science Center - Craveology
Right outside of the Fleet Science Center, Craveology offers a wide variety of items such as salads and sandwiches, wraps and flatbread pizzas. To celebrate the season, special menu items will be offered.
VENUE: Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Flight Path Grill
Take in the spectacular views of downtown San Diego while enjoying a variety of kid-friendly food options like hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza Special December Nights offerings.
VENUE: San Diego Air & Space Museum
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Flying Squirrel Café
Flying Squirrel Café offers brewed-to-order espresso drinks, fresh juices, wine, craft beer, and various grab-and-go items.
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
FruitFashions
FruitFashions by Barbara are juicy fresh fruits dressed in creamy chocolate, topped with unique, fun toppings and served on a stick. We pride ourselves on our made to order deliciousness! This fresh and juicy strawberry, pineapple and banana dessert is by the beautiful Balboa Park fountain. Enjoy this fabulous and portable dessert while checking out all the amazing craft vendors at December Nights. FruitFashions wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season and 2019!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Gabina's Cuisine
Gabina's Cuisine is a small family-owned business that is operated by two sisters, Amy & Emilie. After the passing of their mother Gabina, they've dedicated the concept of their restaurant to the idea of bringing out the traditional Filipino food from their mother's recipes to the tables of their markets. They offer delicious Filipino food at most farmers' markets all throughout San Diego. They also offer catering services for all types of occasions.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Glo Cones Cotton Candy
As seen at amusement parks worldwide and on Katy Perry's California Dreams Tour, Glo Cones provide a unique novelty experience that adds a twist to the traditional cotton candy we are all used to! Recently named The Most Instagrammable Food Tha's Ever Existed by Delish.com, Glo Cones use LED technology to illuminate cotton candy with seven different flashing patterns, making them stand out in any crowd. They are FDA approved and come complete with replaceable batteries and a push button switch to control the different light functions.
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Greek Snack
Enjoy authentic Greek food at December Nights like gyros, spinach pie, grape leaves, falafel and backlava.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Halal Gyros House
Halal Gyros House provides a variety of delicious halal meats, fresh salads, and extremely tasty fries.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Bao
Come try Authentic Chinese street food at Balboa Park December Night 2019. We specialize in dumplings, steamed buns, and boba milk tea.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Bao
Come try Authentic Chinese street food at Balboa Park December Night 2019. We specialize in dumplings, steamed buns, and boba milk tea.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of China
The House of China is open every Saturday & Sunday for 5 hours between 11:00 & 5:00 pm. Refreshments are served. Each guest receives their own name in Chinese characters as a souvenir. At December Nights you can enjoy dumplings, bao, egg rolls, milk tea and boha tea.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Columbia
It has been said you have really never been to a country until you have experienced the taste of their wine, the fruits of their soil and their hospitality. At the House of Colombia you will not be shortchanged. Try Colombian beef turnovers, carne asada, corn cakes, and boiled potatos with sauce.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Czech & Slovak Republics
The House of Szech & Slovak Republics Cottage was founded in Balboa Park in 1935 as part of the California Pacific International Exhibition. Learn more about our cultures and try some sausages, dill pickles, potato salad, and pastries.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Denmark
The House of Denmark cottage is open every Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM. Come by and enjoy some Danish hospitality. At December Nights you can enjoy Denmark's famous Aebleskiver with strawberry jam and apple stew, plus hot cider, cocoa, and coffee.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of England
Learn about the history and traditions of England. At December Nights you can try traditional foods and drinks from England's culture past and present like Jam Tarts, Shortbread, Brownies, Lemon Cake, Cookies, Mince Pies.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Finland
Since 1940, the House of Finland’s membership has opened a window to Finland for our visitors. For December Nights we offer a spread that is sure to warm our visitors up: meatballs, salmon casserole, pea soup, beet salad, rice pudding, Finnish donuts, pulla, berry pie, prune tart, and cloudberry ginger bread dessert
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of France
The House of France, formerly called the French Cottage, opened its doors after the 1935 Exhibition. It moved to its present location in the 50s, where the space is shared with the House of the Philippines. Visit us during December Nights to taste cheese, madeleines, crêpes, onion soup as well as an assortment of French pastries (éclairs, mille-feuilles otherwise known in the US as Napoléon, fruit tarts, etc.)
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Germany
The House of Germany was founded in 1935 and its mission is to unite Germans, people of German descent and their families, and others interested in the German culture and heritage. Traditional applestrudel, cakes, coffee and hot chocolate will be at December Nights.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Hungary
The House of Hungary opened in Balboa Park on May 5, 1995 which coincided with Hungary’s anniversary marking 1100 years of statehood. Try authentic Hungarian specialties, like Hungarian sausages with cabbage and potato, freshly made crepes with jam and pudding filling, the famous goulash soup and a variety of  pastries at December Nights.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of India
The House of India showcases India's rich culture and cuisine by active participation in Lawn Programs, Ethnic Food Fair and December Nights at Balboa Park. Some of the featured foods include Samosas with Chutney, Naan, Rice, Chicken & Vegetable Curries, and Chai Latte.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Iran
In October of 2004, the House of Iran completed construction of their and donated it to the City of San Diego as a gift from the Iranian American Community in appreciation of the opportunities they have found in our great city. At December Nights you can try chicken kabob with rice, pita bread and salad, hot vegetarian herb noodle soup and desserts such as baklava and pastries served with hot tea and other drinks. 
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Ireland
Enjoy a cup of tea and soda bread by our hearth and be transported to the Emerald Isle. Relax and enjoy the traditional Irish dance music or sing along with your favorit Irish ballads. There may be Irish dancers about, feel free to join in if your feet get jumpy. During December Nights we also feature Irish Stew, Pasteries, Soda Bread, Irish Coffee, Tea, Lemonade
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Israel
After completing its first renovation in its 63 years, the House of Israel celebrated its reopening in June 2011. The new design encourages visitors to learn about Israel, during its more than 2,500 years of history. At December Nights we feature many traditional foods like falafel, Latkes (Potato Pancakes), Chanuka Sufganiot (Holiday Donuts), Applesauce, Water, and Sodas.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Italy
The House of Italy plays a major role in maintaining the Italian Americans’ cultural identity.   It keeps our unique Italian American heritage alive by helping its members live and remember their heritage, pass it down to the next generation, and introduce it to non-Italians. Stop by for Italian cuisine favorites like sausage meatball sandwiches combined with Italian coffee and desserts.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Lebanon
The House of Lebanon San Diego provides a site where we can enjoy, promote, and share our Lebanese culture with the community at large. The House of Lebanon serves a wide selection of traditional Lebanese “Meza”. Enjoy traditional favorites at December Nights chicken and lamb shawarma, mosaka, fata potatos, and hummas.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Mexico
Each year the House of Mexico hosts a festival called “Arte, Color & Fiesta”. It is a major fund raiser with the focus on an exhibition of art work by artists from both the United States and Mexico. Visit us at December Nights for featured foods from tamales to carne asada to tostadas, and pozole (a pork and hominy stew), corn on the cob, plantains, and churros.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Norway
The House of Norway celebrates Noregian culture. At December Nights you can enjoy viking soup, waffles with sour creat & jam, and coffee.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Palestine
In September of 2003, the House of Palestine was officially accepted as one of the International Cottages. At December Nights you can try a variety of traditional foods ranging from falafel, hummus, lentils and rice, to schenring, arabic salad and baklava.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Peru
The House of Peru is the first Peruvian cultural house outside Peru. At December Nights we share delicious specialities such as arroz con pollo, soup, fried rice, rice soup, picarones, and hot coco.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Phillipines
The House of the Philippines is a place to learn about the history, culture and people of the Philippines.  Visit us at December Nights to try some typical foods like pancit (noodles with meat and vegetables), lumpia (beef or vegetable rolled in a flour wrap), adobo (pork or chicken prepared in vinegar and soy sauce) and leche flan (custard).
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Poland
At the House of Poland you can explore the many tribal customs, folklore, music, songs, dances and ways of life in different parts of the country that have been passed down through generations. During December Nights you will be able to try a range of traditional Polish dishes, including pierogi, stuffed cabbage, polish sausages and bigos (hunter’s stew) and a variety of pastries.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Puerto Rico
Since its opening on February 4, 2006, the House of Puerto Rico has hosted a museum designed to share elements of Puerto Rican culture and history with the San Diego community. Stop by our food booth where you will be able to enjoy delights such as rice with rice and beens, empnadas, relenos de papa (potato balls), alco purias (green banana fritters) and pasteles (plantain tamales).
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Scotland
House of Scotland membership is open to anyone of Scottish ancesty or with an interest in Scotland and Scottish culture. The House of Scotland offers haggis, bread pudding, chocolate cake, and their speciality, an amazing dessert called "Death by Chocolate”.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Spain
San Diego is home to approximately 2000 Spanish-Americans, and about 200 families are members of the House of Spain.During December Nights try some traditional "Paella” with chicken, seasoned rice, vegetables and seafood. The paella is cooked in a huge pan called paellera that are traditionally round, shallow and made of polished steel with two handles. Paellas were traditionally served in Valencia during outings in the countryside.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Sweden
In 1996 an ambitious “Viking Vision” campaign was initiated to fund the architectural and interior remodeling the House of Sweden.  The house is spacious, beautiful and charming, decorated in the Carl Larsson tradition of true Swedish design. Swedish meatballs with lingonberries, cucumbers, limpa, pastries,cookies and Swedish almond coffeecake are traditional favorites during December Nights.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
House of Ukraine
The House of Ukraine presents throughout the year exhibits about our culture, history and traditions. During December Nights you can sample a variety of traditional foods like varenyky (hot dumplings), kapusta (cabbage and sourkraut), hot borsch, and kovbasa sandwiches, plus Kozak Koffee.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
HPR Queens
Each year, the member Houses of the HPR elect Queens and Princesses to reign for one year. The HPR Queens Organization fosters a spirit of understanding, tolerance and goodwillbetween all races and nationalities, and prepares its members to be adult members of their Houses. The Queens act as "goodwillambassadors" of HPR and present the music and dance of various ethnic groups at events throughout San Diego County.
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Hunter Steakhouse
Serving great Santa Maria BBQ, we will be serving sandwiches of either tri tip or chicken breast, all cooked over our open pit using red oak to give a great smoky flavor that you can smell all the was down the street. Try try our delicious red skinned potato salad and ranch style pinquito beans. and those looking for something a little lighter we will have a caeser salad topped your choice of either tir tip or chicken breast. Don't forget to ask for our awesome tasting BBQ sauce.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
IBOS
We are serving famous Turkish street food -- TAN-TU-NI Tantuni and Rice pilaf are two of the most popular street foods in Turkey. Tantuni is one of the famous street foods, a speciality from Mersin (Mersin is a port city in southern Turkey on the Mediterranean coast, it’s the gateway to Tarsus) Tantuni is a Wrap containing either chopped beef, chicken or a vegan option with chickpeas. It’s stir fried on the grill and served in flat bread or a sub with chopped onions, parsley, tomato,pickles and sumac spice.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Island Noodle
Island Noodles is a unique food vendor for special events which specializes in “Hawaiian Style Wok-Fired Soba Noodles”. Island Noodles presents a healthy, entertaining and cost effective alternative dishes with a popular family recipe. Island Noodles utilizes freshly made Yaki-Soba noodles, made with hi-protein wheat, traditionally served in Hawaii. These noodles are stir-fried with fresh garlic, fresh ginger, a medley of 21 fresh vegetables, three of which are seasonal, in specially designed wok stove units. These ingredients are then simmered in a secret light island sauce. The outcome is a unique VEGAN dish with a high flavor profile using no dairy, nuts, or meat products.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
JB's Famous BBQ
JB'S Famous BBQ is a well established food vendor with over seventeen years of experience. They currently specialize in everything fried. Their number one seller is the Buffalo Chicken Fries, also included in their menu is Asada Fries, Hot Cheeto Fries, BBQ Fries and Philly Steak Fries. Whatever you decide on from their menu, you are guaranteed full satisfaction or your money back.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Josie’s Kitchenette
Josie’s Kitchenette is a food vendor that serves a variety of popular Filipino dishes, such as rice and pancit. Chicken adobo, beef lumpia and vegetable lumpia are dishes served from the kitchenette as well, and not only limited to serving Filipino dishes but also teriyaki barbecue and short ribs cooked and marinated in the style of Filipino cuisine.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Kalei's Catering
Family owned and operated by Executive Chef Andy Mangiduyos, Kalei's Kitchenette specializes in Pacific Rim Cuisine. Their flagship product is the crispy chicken wings with guava BBQ sauce. On top of their weekly Farmers Market, Kalei's Kitchenette offers catering options for corporate or social events.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
King Benny's Fat Mac
King Benny's Fat Mac specializes in a smoked Macaroni and Cheese that they call the "Big Smokie." This popular Mac & Cheese dish can be paired with Smoked Chicken or Prime Rib for the heartier appetite. To wash down this delicious meal, they sell their very own "King Benny's Slush" that comes in a variety of flavors. For this year's December Nights, they are introducing their Cherry Limeade, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Please stop by King Benny's and watch Chef James in action as he whips up his special Mac & Cheese dishes or the ever-popular Steak Fries!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Lady Carolyn's Pub
The Old Globe's outdoor food and beverage pavilion offers hearty soups in a sourdough bread tureen, crisp salads, assorted desserts and beverages like cool Italian soda, rich cappuccinos, a robust Merlot and steaming Irish coffee.
VENUE: The Old Globe
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Leaf It B
Served out of an authentic banana leaf cone, our dishes include traditional meat, noodle, and rice choices inspired by the Islander/Asian cuisine. We are dedicated to providing a cultural experience through our food, for the guilt-free consumer. Only compostable/eco-friendly products are used to wrap, serve, and eat our food with- promoting consumer responsibility, and sustainability for our community. Choosing Leaf It B. means getting a taste of culture and tradition in every bite.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Ledesmas Foods
We use freshly made produce and 100% chicken breast and beef for our Amazing fries topped with buffalo chicken, steak, chorizo, etc.We also serve mexican style corn in a cup, churros, sodas, lemonade and freshly made coffee.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Liam's Lemonade & Roasted Corn
Inspired by their 3 year old son, Liam, Liam's Lemonade offers fresh squeezed lemonade alongside chef driven concessions and a colorful & creative twist on roasted corn. Their corn offerings include the "mexi-corn" which is a traditional street corn, along with fun flavors like "Furikake-corn", "flaming elote" & our famous "UNI-Corn" which is our RAINBOW elote!
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Liam's Lemonade & Roasted Corn
Inspired by their 3 year old son, Liam, Liam's Lemonade offers fresh squeezed lemonade alongside chef driven concessions and a colorful & creative twist on roasted corn. Their corn offerings include the "mexi-corn" which is a traditional street corn, along with fun flavors like "Furikake-corn", "flaming elote" & our famous "UNI-Corn" which is our RAINBOW elote!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Lolita’s Mexican
Lolita’s Mexican Food is family owned and operated and has been serving the greater San Diego community for 35 years. A once mom and pop taco shop turned fast casual dining, Lolita’s is delicious, authentic Mexican food. Everything is made fresh daily, with the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients, and made with the love and care you would expect when your family is making a meal....and now, we are bringing this experience directly to you as we introduce our new Lolita's Food Truck.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Marios Tacos
Marios Tacos, the best Mexican food in town! Enjoy Tacos, tortas, burritos, pupusas, quesadillas, bacon wrapped hotdogs and more.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Mariposa Ice Cream
Mariposa Ice Cream was founded with a spirit of joy and a genuine love to serve. Our ice cream is handcrafted in small batches, and has one-third the sugar compared to most store retail ice cream and has half the air. It does not contain eggs or gluten. A more flavorful, creamy ice cream is the result. Our goal is to provide an exceptionally delicious family valued treat with joy and gladness.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Masala Cottage
Indian cuisine specializing in North India dishes from our Chef Ranjit and creates authentic dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken, meat currie, vegetarian currie, vegan currie and samosas. We have over 50 varieties of samosas, the most you will ever find in the world. As well as our samosas. Come try our Mango Lassi, an Indian drink made with yogurt and mango pulp.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Matheny's Wagon Works
Matheny's Wagon Works serves Gourmet Sausages: Bratwurst, Polish, Italian, Kielbasa, Hot Links, Hot Dog, soda, and water.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Mia Sorella Chimney Cakes
Mia Sorella Chimney Cakes is the first original Mobile Hungarian Bakery in San Diego. Chimney cakes are traditional Hungarian pastries freshly baked on site, It is a yeast dough that is hand rolled and baked using a gas and electric rotisserie oven. Chimney cakes are very popular at the Christmas Markets in Eastern Europe, this unique pastry is crispy in the outside and fluffy on the inside they can be rolled in cinnamon sugar, walnuts or coconut they also can be stuffed with spreads like cranberry goat cheese, chocolate ganache, strawberries, ice cream or enjoyed with a cup of Belgian hot chocolate topped with home-made whipped cream! Remember Mia Sorella chimney cakes have sweet and savory vegan options as well! Enjoy!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
MIISTER POTATO
Miister Potato specializes in Bulgogi fusion and many other Korean specialities such as Korean BBQ, squid, spicy chicken wings, fried shrimp and the ever popular twisted potato.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Molten Waffles
San Diego's first sweet and savory waffle menu! Serving creative waffle and crepe creations and more.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Moonlight 101
Scoop Dogg is proud to bring homemade ice cream to Balboa Park December Nights. They make every ice cream, every flavor, every single day in their Encinitas location and they live by the motto "We don't skimp". With a high selection of available flavors that include dairy-free and vegan options, they have something for everyone.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Ninong's Pastries and Cafe
Ninong's Pastries & Cafe opened its doors in October of 2008 with one main goal in mind: to share Filipino culture and food with the world. Ninong's is a family owned and operated business. Ninong's is best known of their ube products, mainly their Ube Pancakes.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Stop by for some delicious tamales! We will be selling a variety of homemade tamales, as well as some heartwarming Champurrado
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Panama 66
Enjoy a refreshing craft beer or cocktail in the beautiful May S. Marcy Sculpture Court of Panama 66. Delicious bites are also available such as warm soup, decadent sandwiches and fresh salads.
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
PB Poke
PB Poke Prides itself on providing traditional Hawaiian inspired Poke made from only the freshest Ahi (Yellowfin tuna). Our Ahi is pre-marinated with house made sauces to ensure the greatest amount of flavor ranging from our sweet Shoyu glaze to our spicy creamy Ahi and Spicy Garlic. Each bowl is served over a bed of seasoned rice and sides of crab and delicious seaweed salad.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Pierogi Truck
Polish cuisine (kuchnia polska) is a style of cooking and food preparation originating from Poland. Polish national cuisine shares some similarities with other Central European and Eastern European traditions as well as French and Italian similarities. It is rich in meat, especially pork, chicken and beef (depending on the region) and winter vegetables (cabbage in the dish bigos), and spices.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Pita Guys
Pita Guys is one of San Diego’s highly rated Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern food eateries. We serve only natural meats and fresh local produce. Pita Guys provides a unique customer experience choosing from many Mediterranean veggie toppings and our signature sauces on their bowl or pita sandwich.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Po's Cambodian Street Food
Po's Cambodian Street Food was founded on the basis of bringing Cambodian culture to America but has evolved into so much more. In the beginning, they were focused on bringing traditional Cambodian cuisine to the masses but now are instead fusing Cambodian cuisine with other cultures in America. The founders Sokly and Cinny are college students who are eager and hungry to make Cambodian dishes as popular as Mexican and Italian Food.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Por Vida Coffee
Por Vida Café is first of its kind in Southern California. From Historic Logan Heights, the heart of San Diego, this coffee shop brings authentic Mexican caffeinated flavors to your mouth. Inspired by a our tias and abuelitas cafésito, our drinks are made with home recipes from scratch. Our house favorite is the Por Vida Latte, with canela and brown sugar not overly sweet, iced or hot. Our Mazapan Latte should not ever go unnoticed, Caros (Ower) favorite! Inspired buy the famous mazapan candy, it’s seriously a treat.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Q Cute Buns
We have hot steamed cartoon buns! Our buns are handmade with love. No additives, preservatives or food coloring. Come taste our fun buns!
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Quick Stop Grill
Quick Stop Grill is Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food with a good variety of healthy fresh food to choose from including vegetarian and vegan options. We serve Steak and Chicken Shawarma, Gyro Pitas, Falafel and Eggplant Wraps, and much more sides, such as our popular Garlic Fries and Loaded Fries which come with any type of protein.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Rafikiz Foodz
Rafikiz Foodz serves traditional Kenyan food,brought to America by chef and owner Sylvester Owino. Sylvester comes from Kenya and if from the Luo Tribe. Many of his recipes use a variety of family recipes and spices along with a few that he has added himself. His signature dish are the black eyed peas, which are creamy and have a distinct flavor of their own. Rafikiz Foodz offers a wide range of vegan and non vegan options as well. For those customers that enjoy eating meat they offer a marvelous flavored beef and chicken stew which a very tender. Many of his dishes are vibrant in color but maintain the most amazing textures.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Road Trip Coffee
Road Trip Coffee truck serves handcrafted drinks using locally roasted coffee from The WestBean. With espresso & cold brew on tap, they can caffeinate anywhere in San Diego.
VENUE: Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Rosales Mexican Food
Rosales Mexican Food a place to come and enjoy a delicious mexican craving dish and a delicious hand made fruit drink that will be served in a fast manner so customers wont be bored by the wait and quickly enjoy a delicious complete meal.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
S&B Catering Services
We are a family owned Mexican Food Vendor that sells only the best Authentic Homemade Mexican Food.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Samba Brazilian BBQ
Samba Brazilian BBQ serves authentic Brazilian dishes. All the meats are skewered on metal spits, BBQ'd and served gaucho style with mouth watering chimichurri sauce. The must haves include Prime Grade Picanha Steak, Chimichurri all white Chicken. Also on the menu are the amazing Crab Chimichurri garlic fries, served with mouth watering white flaky Dungenous Crab meat.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines
Support the non-profit San Diego Chorus and enjoy delicious chili, jumbo hot dogs, cheesy nachos or decadent baked goods. The San Diego Chorus is an a cappella show chorus of women singing 4-part harmony in the barbershop style. They are committed to youth music education, local entertainment and international competition.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
Enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and snacks at the theater concession area to support the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet.
VENUE: Casa del Prado
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Junior Theatre
Support the oldest youth theatre program in the United States by enjoying their offerings of hot chocolate, hot apple cider, coffee, nachos and more.
VENUE: Village Place Lawn
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Seven Seas Roasting Co
A Veteran owned micro roasted artisan coffee company with rare and energizing coffee beans sourced from farm direct relationships. Come by and grab a hot cup of coffee!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Slider House Food Truck
The Slider House is a food truck located in San Diego specializing in tasty burgers and sliders made with lots of unique ingredients and flavors.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Smokin J's BBQ
The goal of Smokin J's BBQ is to make our customers feel like the luckiest people in San Diego when they are eating our food. We do this by smoking all our meats in our custom smokers for up to 18 hours, before serving them fresh out of those same smokers. We make everything in house, from our rubs, to our sauces, and we slice and pull our meat to order to keep it as juicy and delicious as possible.
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sophia's Concessions
Sophia's Concessions provides superb customer service with quality specialty Mexican and American Food. Top off your Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog and Curly Fries with a fun dessert - Deep Fried Oreos!
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
SR Thai BBQ/ Potato Swirl
SR Thai BBQ features Thai BBQ, boba drinks, funnel cake, and fried potato swirls.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
SWEA
Experience a bit of Sweden. Indulge authentic Swedish baked goods like saffron buns, apple cake, caramel almond cade, soft gingerbread and loves of fresh rye, fennel and raisin bread. All proceeds go to SWEA’s scholarship fund.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Taco Picasso
Artfully Crafted Tacos!
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tarantino Gourmet Sausage
The Tarantino Family has been making the finest Sausage for over five decades in San Diego. We honor the family tradition today by crafting our sausages fresh daily from the freshest and finest ingredients available. Tarantino Sausages can be found at Costco Wholesale Warehouse's in the Western United States, WholeFoods Markets and where ever fine foods are sold. Tarantino is also the Official Hot Dog & Sausage of the San Diego Padres.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tarantino Gourmet Sausage
The Tarantino Family has been making the finest Sausage for over five decades in San Diego. We honor the family tradition today by crafting our sausages fresh daily from the freshest and finest ingredients available. Tarantino Sausages can be found at Costco Wholesale Warehouse's in the Western United States, WholeFoods Markets and where ever fine foods are sold. Tarantino is also the Official Hot Dog & Sausage of the San Diego Padres.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tarantino Mexican
The Tarantino Family serves Mexican food too! Carne and pollo assada, tacos, fries and nachos.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tea Pavilion at the Japanese Friendship Garden
Enjoy traditional Japanese teas as well as sushi, Japanese noodles, rice bowls, miso soup, salads and snacks.
VENUE: Japanese Friendship Garden
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Thai & Thai BBQ
Our family has been serving Thai Food at special events in California, Arizona, and Nevada for the passed 20 years. Specialities include teriyaki chicken, beef, shrimp tempura, spring rolls, soft noodles, spicy chicken noodle bowl and more.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Thai Burger Company
Thai Burger Company offers a new modern twist on Thai Food with an American touch. Thai Burger Company is unique, different, and fun.Try our Thai American fusion food such as Thai rcie burgers and Thai fries with boba drinks and more.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Thai Burger Company
Thai Burger Company offers a new modern twist on Thai Food with an American touch. Thai Burger Company is unique, different, and fun. Try our Thai American fusion food such as Thai rcie burgers and Thai fries with boba drinks and more.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Copper Kettle
The Copper Kettle offers freshly made Kettle corn.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Copper Kettle
The Copper Kettle offers freshly made Kettle Corn.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Fry King
Fry King specializes in flavored fries, BBQ, Cheddar, Ranch, Sour Cream n' Onion, Buffalo Wing, and Garlic Parmesan flavored fries. A crowd favorite at street fairs and festivals.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Glazed Nut Hut
The Glazed Nut Hut provides cinnamon glazed almonds, pecans and cashews glazed fresh and onsite.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Pad Thai Stand
Enjoy Regional Pad Thai and cuisine offered from different regions of Thailand.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Prado at Balboa Park
Enjoy a diverse cuisine that includes an array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and imaginative entrees at this award-winning, full-service restaurant located in the House of Hospitality.
VENUE: House of Hospitality
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Spot
The Spot is a fresh, creative and high energy interactive food vendor specializing in large format festivals. They have decades of combined experience servicing some of the biggest festivals in the country such as McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Coachella, Kaaboo, EDC and Phoenix Lights to name a few. Good tasting food is their first priority and they take care in providing quality food. They don’t just make awesome food, they make it fun.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Spot
The Spot is a fresh, creative and high energy interactive food vendor specializing in large format festivals. They have decades of combined experience servicing some of the biggest festivals in the country such as McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Coachella, Kaaboo, EDC and Phoenix Lights to name a few.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Tortally Tasty
Tortally Tasty is a food truck located in San Diego, specializing in gourmet tortas made to order. There's nothing we love more than seeing the deep satisfaction on a customer's face after biting into one of our tortas or burritos.
VENUE: Fig Tree Food Truck Alley
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Vida's Wonderful World of Sausage
Vida's Wonderful World of Sausage is a family operated business that has been participating in community events since 1994.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
ZS BUDDIES SUSHI
Zs Buddies Sushi is a gourmet food truck serving San Diego area. We specializes in Japanese fusion dishes, such as Sushi Burritos, Poke, etc... They use only sushi grade fish and prepare their order at fresh, they are trying to keep their words to their customers. "A taste you will never forget!". Visit their website for more information and food gallery.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
ZS BUDDIES SUSHI
Zs Buddies Sushi is a gourmet food truck serving the San Diego area. We specializes in Japanese fusion sidhes, such as Sushi Burritos, Poke, etc. We cater for all occasions Book us for your next event! It?s a taste you will never forget!
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Japanese Friendship Garden POP-UP
The Japanese Friendship Garden's Pop Up food booth returns serving delicious food and treats like chicken teriyaki, yakisoba noodles, and hot apple cider to stay warm during the chilly nights!
VENUE: Japanese Friendship Garden
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego History Center
Join the San Diego History Center for a holiday happy hour and respite away the hustle and bustle of December Nights. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available to enjoy.
VENUE: San Diego History Center
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Zoo
Enjoy both wild and tame beverages throughout the Zoo’s Main Street, including craft beer, wine, and seasonal drinks like Gimme S’more Hot Chocolate, Good Tidings, Irish coffee, mulled wine, and spiced apple cider. Holiday treats also available.
VENUE: San Diego Zoo
AREA: Spanish Village

Shop

Date/Time Name Location
Friday, Dec 6
10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Fleet Science Center North Star Science Store
For gifts that inspire a love of learning, look no further than the North Star Science store, which offers an array of toys, books, clothing and science kits designed to engage and educate – no matter the age.
VENUE: Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Helen Edison Gift Shop - The Old Globe
The Globe’s Helen Edison Gift Shop, with a wide array of theatrical gifts and the Grinch-iest Christmas presents in town! Plush toys, books, ornaments and more!
VENUE: The Old Globe
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Alpha
Lovely handmade 3D greeting cards are for every occasion. Give your loved one or friends an unexpected pleasure. Relax in the sun and show your feelings with our gorgeous sun hats. Lots of styles for men, women, and kids. Add flair to your everyday look! Find unique winter hats today here.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
An Angel Treasure - Memories of Yesteryear
An Angel Treasure creates one-of-a-kind, handmade Angels using antique & vintage lace, embroidered linens, hankies, snippets of ribbon, pearl buttons, and floral embellishments from days gone by. These unique angels are designed to be gifted for holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc.), to celebrate special occasions (wedding, christening), offer hope in the midst of medical illness, encouragement during life challenges, provide comfort during loss, and/or a reminder of faith, promise, and hope to those who receive them.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Balboa Park Visitor's Center Pop-up Store
Find the perfect gift at the Vistor's Center Pop-up Store! Balboa Park specialty items, holiday scarves, ornaments, light-up gadgets and more.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Blind Community Center of San Diego
The Blind Community Center of San Diego (BCCSD) offers social, recreational, and educational activities to promote independence and self-reliance for the blind and visually impaired. Located in Balboa Park since 1949, the BCCSD provides an environment for personal growth, social integration and interaction, and the development of individual skills and talents. At the BCCSD, participants make crafts, play games, go on field trips and have a free lunch every day.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Boy Scouts of America Troop 1203
Boy Scout Troop 1203 is located in Mira Mesa and was founded in 1994. They have had 41 Scouts earn the rank of Eagle and countless other Boy Scouts go through their program. Buy light up necklaces, headbands, mistletoe and water so every Boy Scout can join in the troop activities.
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Charm Square
Charm Square sells toys and trendy novelty items. Our toys can bring a lot of joy to kids and families. Our products are both fun and educational, they are excellent for Christmas gifts. Kids and parents will love them.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Fab Trailers
Fab Trailers Photo Booth is a one-of-a-kind photo booth that brings a retro trailer and the finest photo booth technology together for one fabulously fun experience. So gather your friends and step inside. We'll capture the laughs and leave you with an experience you won't soon forget.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Face Painting and Body Art by MC
Face Painting and Body art by MC provides fun and unique face painting for any occasion. As well as, henna tattoos, glitter tattoos and much more. Artist Maricarmen demostrates first class experience through her work and will help you turn your party into an event that everyone will remember!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Fairy Fly Entertainment
Fairy Fly Entertainment is a family of local authors and artists. Pick up copies of award-winning original books and get them signed! Or grab some playing cards, magnets, buttons, mouse pads, totes, and free bookmarks. Pose for selfies with The Dark Mister Snark. Great finds that make unique and creative gifts.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Flores Pet Supplies
Flores Pet Supplies is a small local family owned pet supply business that focuses on unique patterns in collars, leashes, and engraved ID Tags. I personally make the items I sell in my booth.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Getaround
Getaround is a peer-to-peer (neighbor to neighbor) carsharing platform that puts a wide variety of cars at the fingertips of renters, while empowering car owners to earn thousands in extra income. Share your car and earn hundreds or thousands. Or, rent and unlock cars nearby instantly with your phone by the hour or day. Book the car you need for a couple of hours or a few days, whether it’s a Prius to run to the grocery store, an F-150 to move across town, or a Tesla for a special occasion.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Gift Shop - United Nations International
Shop for holiday crafts and specialits from around the world at the United Nations International Gift Shop
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Imperfect Produce
20 billion pounds of produce are unsold each year because they do not meet the arbitrary cosmetic standards of grocery stores. Imperfect sources this surplus produce directly from farms and delivers it to your door. Pick your produce each week and easily skip your delivery when you are out of town. Imperfect Produce has recovered over 40 million pounds of produce since launching in 2015. Join us in saving more and wasting less!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Irish Charm
Handmade Celtic Design Jewelry.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Jennifer Bell
I hand crochet beanies, beanies with flowers, santa hats, hats with pom-poms, baby hats, messy bun hats, charachter and animal hats made from acrylic yarn. Prices are very afordable and range from $10 for a beanie to $20 for a fancy hat.
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
JJJZ Merchandise and Toys
A small family business from San Diego. Our main products are LED party wearables which can be used in holidays like Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve and other special Holidays. We also have hand fans with different designs that can be use for everyday use and also for special occasions. We also have different kinds of popular toys. Most of products are not available in box stores. Please visit and check out our booth.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Les Crème
Handcrafted San Diego Made, soaps, skincare and candles with a touch of luxury!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Liam's Lemonade & Roasted Corn
Inspired by their 3 year old son, Liam, Liam's Lemonade offers Light-Up balloons - fun for all ages!
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
LuLaRoe
LuLaRoe sells women's dresses, maxi skirts, pencil skirts, a-line skirts, sheath dresses, and they are all simply comfortable.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Multi Plus LA
This is the go-to place for all K-pop lovers! We feature a wide selection of groups. You can get posters, calendars, pins, key chains, clocks, albums, and even socks from your favorite group.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Nepal Naturals
Nepal Naturals sells a wide variety of colorful clothing, bags and accessories made to last a lifetime. All items are handmade in Nepal under fair trade agreements with all natural fibers and recycled leather. We also offer a variety of vegan bags and backpacks as well.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Purple Heart Originals
NEW! Pay Tribute to your Military Hero – active or veteran. Combat wounded veterans refurbish these authentic government issued military ammo cans turning them into one-of-a-kind meaningful personalized Honor and Treasure cans. PERFECT GIFT for Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Airforce, Coast Guard, National Guard. Also limited edition collectors cans for D-Day, Apollo 11, Pearl Harbor.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Rocket Rama
Rocket Rama flying toys are here again this year!! There will also be light up sun glasses, shoes and masks that light up by sound activation!! Also offered will be hand made shaving sets with old school soap brushes, and wood handled drop in single blade shavers. All wood is hand made here in San Diego!! These are special gift items hard to find quality and priced reasonably.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Rocking Pebbles
Rocking Pebbles provide beautifully crafted gemstone jewelry, handmade bracelets, crystals from Brazil and Madagascar, tumbled stones, standing points, crystal skulls, angels, dream catchers and more.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Automotive Museum Store
Car-lovers from the stroller-bound to the seasoned gear head can select from a range of automotive books, clothing, gifts and toys.
VENUE: Automotive Museum
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Falun Dafa Association
San Diego Falun Dafa Association is a non-profit organization. Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is an ancient Chinese cultivation practice of mind and body, which is practiced in over 100 countries by approximately 100 million people. Falun Gong consist of a set of gentle exercises and meditation and teachings for self-improvement. All activities are free of charge. We strive to share this health- and life-enriching program with our local community; everyone is welcome to learn and participate. All practitioners who teach the exercises are volunteers.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Union Tribune
Find out more about home delivery of the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Scentsy
We're completely in love with fragrance and how it makes life better. Share the Scentsy Love with inspiring fragrances and new ways to show off your style. Our products are sold all over the world by the best people ever: Scentsy Consultants. (You can be one, if you want.)
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sewberry Knit
Sewberryknit provides the classic vintage style fresh to order! Aprons, pin-up hair accessories, knit goods and more. All handmade, Sewberryknit has been creating custom orders to fit your taste since 2015.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Share International
Share International provides perspectives on human affairs and various phenomena and miracles indicating the return to the world of a group of historical teachers called the Masters of Wisdom headed by the teacher of the age, Maitreya.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Shupaca
Shupaca brings uniquely designed and handcrafted goods using one the world's finest natural materials: Alpaca. Shupaca works directly with networks of local artisans throughout South America to create contemporary clothing and accessories while staying true to ancient traditions. All of their products are hand woven on wood looms using the same methods that have been practiced for hundreds of years. Shupaca presents a full catalog including scarves, ponchos, blankets, hats and gloves, and other accessories. Because they are dedicated to upholding eco-friendly and fair trade practices, you'll look (and feel) good about wearing Shupaca!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Siberia Spirit
Siberia Spirit, a small family owned business, is introducing artisanal-style 90% Merino sheep and goat wool socks from Russia for men and women. These soft, cozy socks come in many colors, styles, and designs and can be worn indoors and outdoors. Siberia Spirit socks are a unique gift for any occasion, as well as a great addition to anyone's personal wardrobe.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Son of Man
Son of Man is an independently owned Christian based clothing company located in San Diego. Our main goal is to spread the word of God through our apparel and through that process 50% of all purchases will be donated to select ministries and missionaries worldwide each month. All of our designs are strategically thought out to appeal to believers as well as non believers. We feel that our apparel will definitely be a conversation piece and can be used as a tool to introduce the word of GOD to non believers.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Stitches By Moonlight
Stitches By Moonlight provides items for all ages. From handmade crochet plushies and hats to shadow boxes for loved ones. There’s always something for everyone. SBM offers hand embroidery pillows, sewn blankets, crochet works, tumblers, custom shirts in vinyl and screen printing.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Studio Smalls
Studio Smalls is a design shop focused on advancing good ideas with beautiful and responsible design. The Rooting Box is our innovative line of products aimed at personally empowering individuality as well as inspiring unity, spreading joy and positive messages through wearable art.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sun Fox
Sun Fox features a wide selection of beautiful sterling silver, bronze and pewter jewelry, hand-forged Thor's hammers, drinking horns and mugs. You’ll find everything from dragons and fairies, Viking and Pagan, to historically accurate reproduction pieces from around the world. Our goal is to bring our family's love and enthusiasm for what we do to everyone who shops with is.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Treasures by Sandra
Treasures by Sandra is an endeavor to show people that going green doesn't have to be a sacrifice. Many green products are not as effective as their commercial counterparts. I create luxury-quality, yet effective items that are environmentally sustainable.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Yu Nic Imports
Inspired by the vividness of texture, color and material, Yu-Nic Imports was established in 1995. A former family owned and operated business, decided to take stained glass to a new personal level. With a strong family background in the sales of Tiffany Lamps, and over four decades of designing and selling stained glass windows, owner Felix Silva began a gift novelty of custom designs.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Balboa Park Visitor's Center Store
Commemorate your visit with a souvenir from the Balboa Park Visitors Center Gift Shop. Find hats, shirts, key chains, and mugs that show off your love of the park.
VENUE: House of Hospitality
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts Gift Shop
Whether you're a professional photographer or an Instagram enthusiast, the Museum of Photographic Arts Store boasts an assortment of picture perfect gifts, including specialty cameras, books and jewelry.
VENUE: Museum of Photographic Arts
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego - Air & Space Museum Gift Shop
Navigate your way to the Air & Space gift shop where you will find hundreds of gifts from airplane models to apparel to robotics kits to space food and more.
VENUE: San Diego Air & Space Museum
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Art Institute
Looking for gifts with an edgy contemporary art vibe? Then you'll want to head over to Space 1949 for rare finds that include apparel, home goods, accesories and more.
VENUE: San Diego Art Institute
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
The Nutcracker Ballet Boutique supports the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet and features festive, holiday and Nutcracker-themed gift items.
VENUE: Casa del Prado
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego History Center Gift Shop
If you are looking for that only-in-San Diego gift, then make sure to stop by the San Diego History Center Museum Store, which has wide selection of locally focused books, jewelry and other handmade gifts.
VENUE: San Diego History Center
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Junior Theater
Support the oldest youth theatre program in the United States by persuing and purchasing their assortment of holiday wares.
VENUE: Village Place Lawn
AREA: Fig Tree
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Model Railroad Museum Gift Shop
Train your sights on all things trains at the San Diego Model Train Museum Gift Shop. From games to books to apparel, you are sure to find a train-themed treasure to delight the train fanatic in your life.
VENUE: San Diego Model Railroad Museum
AREA: El Prado
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Art Gift Shop
For gifts that are a work of art, head over to the Museum Store where you'll find everything from Frida Kahlo rag dolls to Lumio fabric book lights to an inflatable version of the Scream.
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Man Gift Shop
The San Diego Museum of Man Gift Store has a selection as diverse as humans themselves with everything from Egyptian jewelry to Dia de los Muertos merchandise to limited edition Christmas ornaments. Due to construction, the musuem and outdoor areas will be closed for the safety the safety of December Nights attendees. See you in 2020!
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Man
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Natural History Museum Store
The Nat’s gift shop is filled with gifts that celebrate the natural world from stuffed dinosaurs to jewelry to books on hiking trails as well as holiday items like tree ornaments.
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Spanish Village
Spanish Village Art Center is a thriving community of more than 200 local artisans that create and sell unique creations in a variety of mediums from pottery to painting to blown glass to jewelry.
VENUE: Spanish Village
AREA: Spanish Village
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Timken Museum of Art Gift Shop
Inspired by its permanent collection and mid-century architecture, the Timken Museum’s shop has a unique selection including books, stationery, scarves and elegant jewelry.
VENUE: Timken Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Zoo
Are you looking for the perfect holiday light up necklace, a snazzy sweatshirt or maybe just a soft plush to cuddle? The San Diego Zoo can meet all of your shopping needs!
VENUE: San Diego Zoo
AREA: Spanish Village
Saturday, Dec 7
10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Fleet Science Center North Star Science Store
For gifts that inspire a love of learning, look no further than the North Star Science store, which offers an array of toys, books, clothing and science kits designed to engage and educate – no matter the age.
VENUE: Fleet Science Center
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Helen Edison Gift Shop - The Old Globe
The Globe’s Helen Edison Gift Shop, with a wide array of theatrical gifts and the Grinch-iest Christmas presents in town! Plush toys, books, ornaments and more!
VENUE: The Old Globe
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Alpha
Lovely handmade 3D greeting cards are for every occasion. Give your loved one or friends an unexpected pleasure. Relax in the sun and show your feelings with our gorgeous sun hats. Lots of styles for men, women, and kids. Add flair to your everyday look! Find unique winter hats today here.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
An Angel Treasure - Memories of Yesteryear
An Angel Treasure creates one-of-a-kind, handmade Angels using antique & vintage lace, embroidered linens, hankies, snippets of ribbon, pearl buttons, and floral embellishments from days gone by. These unique angels are designed to be gifted for holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc.), to celebrate special occasions (wedding, christening), offer hope in the midst of medical illness, encouragement during life challenges, provide comfort during loss, and/or a reminder of faith, promise, and hope to those who receive them.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Balboa Park Visitor's Center Pop-up Store
Find the perfect gift at the Vistor's Center Pop-up Store! Balboa Park specialty items, holiday scarves, ornaments, light-up gadgets and more.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Blind Community Center of San Diego
The Blind Community Center of San Diego (BCCSD) offers social, recreational, and educational activities to promote independence and self-reliance for the blind and visually impaired. Located in Balboa Park since 1949, the BCCSD provides an environment for personal growth, social integration and interaction, and the development of individual skills and talents. At the BCCSD, participants make crafts, play games, go on field trips and have a free lunch every day.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Boy Scouts of America Troop 1203
Boy Scout Troop 1203 is located in the Mira Mesa and was founded in 1994. They have had 41 Scouts earn the rank of Eagle and countless other Boy Scouts go through their program. They are a very active troop. This booth is a Fundraiser to allow every Boy Scout to join in their activities. Some highlights in the next year is White River Rafting down the Kern River, Backpacking the Sierra Mountains and a week at Camp Emerald Bay this summer on Catalina.
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Charm Square
Charm Square sells toys and trendy novelty items. Our toys can bring a lot of joy to kids and families. Our products are both fun and educational, they are excellent for Christmas gifts. Kids and parents will love them.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Fab Trailers
Fab Trailers Photo Booth is a one-of-a-kind photo booth that brings a retro trailer and the finest photo booth technology together for one fabulously fun experience. So gather your friends and step inside. We'll capture the laughs and leave you with an experience you won't soon forget.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Face Painting and Body Art by MC
Face Painting and Body art by MC provides fun and unique face painting for any occasion. As well as, henna tattoos, glitter tattoos and much more. Artist Maricarmen demostrates first class experience through her work and will help you turn your party into an event that everyone will remember!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Fairy Fly Entertainment
Fairy Fly Entertainment is a family of local authors and artists. Pick up copies of award-winning original books and get them signed! Or grab some playing cards, magnets, buttons, mouse pads, totes, and free bookmarks. Pose for selfies with The Dark Mister Snark. Great finds that make unique and creative gifts.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Flores Pet Supplies
Flores Pet Supplies is a small local family owned pet supply business that focuses on unique patterns in collars, leashes, and engraved ID Tags. I personally make the items I sell in my booth.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Getaround
Getaround is a peer-to-peer (neighbor to neighbor) carsharing platform that puts a wide variety of cars at the fingertips of renters, while empowering car owners to earn thousands in extra income. Share your car and earn hundreds or thousands. Or, rent and unlock cars nearby instantly with your phone by the hour or day. Book the car you need for a couple of hours or a few days, whether it’s a Prius to run to the grocery store, an F-150 to move across town, or a Tesla for a special occasion.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Gift Shop - United Nations International
Shop for holiday crafts and specialits from around the world at the United Nations International Gift Shop
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Imperfect Produce
20 billion pounds of produce are unsold each year because they do not meet the arbitrary cosmetic standards of grocery stores. Imperfect sources this surplus produce directly from farms and delivers it to your door. Pick your produce each week and easily skip your delivery when you are out of town. Imperfect Produce has recovered over 40 million pounds of produce since launching in 2015. Join us in saving more and wasting less!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Irish Charm
Handmade Celtic Design Jewelry.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Jennifer Bell
I hand crochet beanies, beanies with flowers, santa hats, hats with pom-poms, baby hats, messy bun hats, charachter and animal hats made from acrylic yarn. Prices are very afordable and range from $10 for a beanie to $20 for a fancy hat.
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
JJJZ Merchandise and Toys
A small family business from San Diego. Our main products are LED party wearables which can be used in holidays like Halloween, Christmas and New Year's Eve and other special Holidays. We also have hand fans with different designs that can be use for everyday use and also for special occasions. We also have different kinds of popular toys. Most of products are not available in box stores. Please visit and check out our booth.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Les Crème
Handcrafted San Diego Made, soaps, skincare and candles with a touch of luxury!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Liam's Lemonade & Roasted Corn
Inspired by their 3 year old son, Liam, Liam's Lemonade offers Light-Up balloons - fun for all ages!
VENUE: Palm Tree Plaza
AREA: Organ Pavilion
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
LuLaRoe
LuLaRoe sells women's dresses, maxi skirts, pencil skirts, a-line skirts, sheath dresses, and they are all simply comfortable.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Multi Plus LA
This is the go-to place for all K-pop lovers! We feature a wide selection of groups. You can get posters, calendars, pins, key chains, clocks, albums, and even socks from your favorite group.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Nepal Naturals
Nepal Naturals sells a wide variety of colorful clothing, bags and accessories made to last a lifetime. All items are handmade in Nepal under fair trade agreements with all natural fibers and recycled leather. We also offer a variety of vegan bags and backpacks as well.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Purple Heart Originals
NEW! Pay Tribute to your Military Hero – active or veteran. Combat wounded veterans refurbish these authentic government issued military ammo cans turning them into one-of-a-kind meaningful personalized Honor and Treasure cans. PERFECT GIFT for Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Airforce, Coast Guard, National Guard. Also limited edition collectors cans for D-Day, Apollo 11, Pearl Harbor.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Rocket Rama
Rocket Rama flying toys are here again this year!! There will also be light up sun glasses, shoes and masks that light up by sound activation!! Also offered will be hand made shaving sets with old school soap brushes, and wood handled drop in single blade shavers. All wood is hand made here in San Diego!! These are special gift items hard to find quality and priced reasonably.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Rocking Pebbles
Rocking Pebbles provide beautifully crafted gemstone jewelry, handmade bracelets, crystals from Brazil and Madagascar, tumbled stones, standing points, crystal skulls, angels, dream catchers and more.
VENUE: Botanical
AREA: Botanical
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Falun Dafa Association
San Diego Falun Dafa Association is a non-profit organization. Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is an ancient Chinese cultivation practice of mind and body, which is practiced in over 100 countries by approximately 100 million people. Falun Gong consist of a set of gentle exercises and meditation and teachings for self-improvement. All activities are free of charge. We strive to share this health- and life-enriching program with our local community; everyone is welcome to learn and participate. All practitioners who teach the exercises are volunteers.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Union Tribune
Find out more about home delivery of the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Scentsy
We're completely in love with fragrance and how it makes life better. Share the Scentsy Love with inspiring fragrances and new ways to show off your style. Our products are sold all over the world by the best people ever: Scentsy Consultants. (You can be one, if you want.)
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sewberry Knit
Sewberryknit provides the classic vintage style fresh to order! Aprons, pin-up hair accessories, knit goods and more. All handmade, Sewberryknit has been creating custom orders to fit your taste since 2015.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Share International
Share International provides perspectives on human affairs and various phenomena and miracles indicating the return to the world of a group of historical teachers called the Masters of Wisdom headed by the teacher of the age, Maitreya.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Shupaca
Shupaca brings uniquely designed and handcrafted goods using one the world's finest natural materials: Alpaca. Shupaca works directly with networks of local artisans throughout South America to create contemporary clothing and accessories while staying true to ancient traditions. All of their products are hand woven on wood looms using the same methods that have been practiced for hundreds of years. Shupaca presents a full catalog including scarves, ponchos, blankets, hats and gloves, and other accessories. Because they are dedicated to upholding eco-friendly and fair trade practices, you'll look (and feel) good about wearing Shupaca!
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Siberia Spirit
Siberia Spirit, a small family owned business, is introducing artisanal-style 90% Merino sheep and goat wool socks from Russia for men and women. These soft, cozy socks come in many colors, styles, and designs and can be worn indoors and outdoors. Siberia Spirit socks are a unique gift for any occasion, as well as a great addition to anyone's personal wardrobe.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Son of Man
Son of Man is an independently owned Christian based clothing company located in San Diego. Our main goal is to spread the word of God through our apparel and through that process 50% of all purchases will be donated to select ministries and missionaries worldwide each month. All of our designs are strategically thought out to appeal to believers as well as non believers. We feel that our apparel will definitely be a conversation piece and can be used as a tool to introduce the word of GOD to non believers.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Stitches By Moonlight
Stitches By Moonlight provides items for all ages. From handmade crochet plushies and hats to shadow boxes for loved ones. There’s always something for everyone. SBM offers hand embroidery pillows, sewn blankets, crochet works, tumblers, custom shirts in vinyl and screen printing.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Studio Smalls
Studio Smalls is a design shop focused on advancing good ideas with beautiful and responsible design. The Rooting Box is our innovative line of products aimed at personally empowering individuality as well as inspiring unity, spreading joy and positive messages through wearable art.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sun Fox
Sun Fox features a wide selection of beautiful sterling silver, bronze and pewter jewelry, hand-forged Thor's hammers, drinking horns and mugs. You’ll find everything from dragons and fairies, Viking and Pagan, to historically accurate reproduction pieces from around the world. Our goal is to bring our family's love and enthusiasm for what we do to everyone who shops with is.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Treasures by Sandra
Treasures by Sandra is an endeavor to show people that going green doesn't have to be a sacrifice. Many green products are not as effective as their commercial counterparts. I create luxury-quality, yet effective items that are environmentally sustainable.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Yu Nic Imports
Inspired by the vividness of texture, color and material, Yu-Nic Imports was established in 1995. A former family owned and operated business, decided to take stained glass to a new personal level. With a strong family background in the sales of Tiffany Lamps, and over four decades of designing and selling stained glass windows, owner Felix Silva began a gift novelty of custom designs.
VENUE: Cascades Marketplace
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Balboa Park Visitor's Center Store
Commemorate your visit with a souvenir from the Balboa Park Visitors Center Gift Shop. Find hats, shirts, key chains, and mugs that show off your love of the park.
VENUE: House of Hospitality
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Museum of Photographic Arts Gift Shop
Whether you're a professional photographer or an Instagram enthusiast, the Museum of Photographic Arts Store boasts an assortment of picture perfect gifts, including specialty cameras, books and jewelry.
VENUE: Museum of Photographic Arts
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego - Air & Space Museum Gift Shop
Navigate your way to the Air & Space gift shop where you will find hundreds of gifts from airplane models to apparel to robotics kits to space food and more.
VENUE: San Diego Air & Space Museum
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Art Institute
Looking for gifts with an edgy contemporary art vibe? Then you'll want to head over to Space 1949 for rare finds that include apparel, home goods, accesories and more.
VENUE: San Diego Art Institute
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
The Nutcracker Ballet Boutique supports the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet and features festive, holiday and Nutcracker-themed gift items.
VENUE: Casa del Prado
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego History Center Gift Shop
If you are looking for that only-in-San Diego gift, then make sure to stop by the San Diego History Center Museum Store, which has wide selection of locally focused books, jewelry and other handmade gifts.
VENUE: San Diego History Center
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Junior Theater
Support the oldest youth theatre program in the United States by persuing and purchasing their assortment of holiday wares.
VENUE: Village Place Lawn
AREA: Fig Tree
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Model Railroad Museum Gift Shop
Train your sights on all things trains at the San Diego Model Train Museum Gift Shop. From games to books to apparel, you are sure to find a train-themed treasure to delight the train fanatic in your life.
VENUE: San Diego Model Railroad Museum
AREA: El Prado
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Art Gift Shop
For gifts that are a work of art, head over to the Museum Store where you'll find everything from Frida Kahlo rag dolls to Lumio fabric book lights to an inflatable version of the Scream.
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Museum of Man Gift Shop
The San Diego Museum of Man Gift Store has a selection as diverse as humans themselves with everything from Egyptian jewelry to Dia de los Muertos merchandise to limited edition Christmas ornaments. Due to construction, the musuem and outdoor areas will be closed for the safety the safety of December Nights attendees. See you in 2020!
VENUE: San Diego Museum of Man
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Natural History Museum Store
The Nat’s gift shop is filled with gifts that celebrate the natural world from stuffed dinosaurs to jewelry to books on hiking trails as well as holiday items like tree ornaments.
VENUE: San Diego Natural History Museum
AREA: Cascades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Spanish Village
Spanish Village Art Center is a thriving community of more than 200 local artisans that create and sell unique creations in a variety of mediums from pottery to painting to blown glass to jewelry.
VENUE: Spanish Village
AREA: Spanish Village
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Timken Museum of Art Gift Shop
Inspired by its permanent collection and mid-century architecture, the Timken Museum’s shop has a unique selection including books, stationery, scarves and elegant jewelry.
VENUE: Timken Museum of Art
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Zoo
Are you looking for the perfect holiday light up necklace, a snazzy sweatshirt or maybe just a soft plush to cuddle? The San Diego Zoo can meet all of your shopping needs!
VENUE: San Diego Zoo
AREA: Spanish Village

Activities

Date/Time Name Location
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Christiansen Amusements Carnival Rides & Games
Carnival Rides and Games are our passion. Christiansen Amusements has classic midway games, playful kiddie rides, and breath-stealing spectacular carnival rides. There is nothing like that first thrill as you step onto carnival rides or step up to the counter for a game. That is a memory that lingers for your entire life. You can ride a thousand carnival rides, and every time is like the first one when you were a kid. Returning this year, Saturday from noon until 5 pm all you can ride wristband for $25.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
IHeart Radio Festive Photo Station
The perfect place to take your holiday greeting card photos! From a giant gingerbread house to a surfing Santa, you’ll find a variety of fun and festive holiday settings to snap the perfect holiday greeting! Hosted by Star 94.1, JAM’N 95.7, 101.5 KGB, Rock 105.3, XTRA 1360, AM 600 KOGO and Channel 933.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Imperfect Produce
20 billion pounds of produce are unsold each year because they do not meet the arbitrary cosmetic standards of grocery stores. Imperfect sources this surplus produce directly from farms and delivers it to your door. Pick your produce each week and easily skip your delivery when you are out of town. Imperfect Produce has recovered over 40 million pounds of produce since launching in 2015. Join us in saving more and wasting less!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Police Department
It's always best to be safe! The San Diego Police Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol Program offers a free child fingerprinting identification service for all children attending December Nights. With the parent’s consent the child's fingerprints are taken by a trained RSVP member. The print card is then given to the parent for safekeeping. In the event the child becomes lost or missing the parent will give their child's fingerprint card to the investigating law enforcement agency to assist with locating the child.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Think Blue
Think Blue is the City of San Diego's storm water pollution prevention campaign. Launched in 2001, Think Blue helps educate residents, businesses and industry leaders about the effects of storm water pollution and about ways to prevent that pollution from harming our environment. Stop by the Think Blue Booth to learn more about how you can help prevent pollution in our waterways.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Soapy Joe's
Soapy Joe’s Car Wash is a family owned and operated business in San Diego County. They are dedicated to providing quality service, customer satisfaction and eco-friendly technology, all at a great value. With multiple locations offering convenient hours, lightning fast express service and premium upgrades, they make it easy for everyone to enjoy their ride. Soapy Joe's uses the most modern, up-to-date water reclamation system in the industry as part of its overall sustainability initiatives. In addition, all products are biodegradable. Soapy Joe's prides themselves not just on their contribution to the environment but the community as well.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Friday, Dec 6
3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Televisa/Energy Communications
XEWTV 12 Televisa Californias, the leading Hispanic Television Broadcasting Station in the region, will be present with its famous prize-wheel, giving away family four-pack of tickets to Southern California's best theme parks, as well as other prizes. Some of its anchors and on-screen talent, along with its famous mouse, Tebeo, will be in attendance as well, ready to take a selfie and/or greet you in Canal 12's Holiday photo op space.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Miniature Railroad
Enjoy a three minute ride through four acres of Balboa Park.
VENUE: Carousel Area
AREA: Spanish Village
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Zoo
During December Nights the main concourse leading to the Skyfari aerial tram is open.The world-famous San Diego Zoo, a world leader in species conservation, is home to more than 3,700 animals from some 650 species and subspecies and its botanical collection has more than 700,000 exotic plants.
VENUE: San Diego Zoo
AREA: Spanish Village
Friday, Dec 6
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Zoo
The Zoo’s Holiday on Front Street will be in full swing. It will be the spot to relax, hang out, and wind down with holiday treats, craft beer, wine, and seasonal drinks like Gimme S’more Hot Chocolate, Good Tidings, Irish coffee, mulled wine, and spiced apple cider. Have a seat and listen to music served up by a DJ, enjoy the lights, join in the Zoolahoop contest, or take a ride on the Zoo’s Skyfari aerial tram. Don’t forget holiday shopping—our gift shops will be open. Admission to the Zoo’s Holiday on Front Street is complimentary and the Skyfari is available for a nominal fee.
VENUE: San Diego Zoo
AREA: Spanish Village
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Christiansen Amusements Carnival Rides & Games
Carnival Rides and Games are our passion. Christiansen Amusements has classic midway games, playful kiddie rides, and breath-stealing spectacular carnival rides. There is nothing like that first thrill as you step onto carnival rides or step up to the counter for a game. That is a memory that lingers for your entire life. You can ride a thousand carnival rides, and every time is like the first one when you were a kid. Returning this year, Saturday from noon until 5 pm all you can ride wristband for $25.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
IHeart Radio Festive Photo Station
The perfect place to take your holiday greeting card photos! From a giant gingerbread house to a surfing Santa, you’ll find a variety of fun and festive holiday settings to snap the perfect holiday greeting! Hosted by Star 94.1, JAM’N 95.7, 101.5 KGB, Rock 105.3, XTRA 1360, AM 600 KOGO and Channel 933.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Imperfect Produce
20 billion pounds of produce are unsold each year because they do not meet the arbitrary cosmetic standards of grocery stores. Imperfect sources this surplus produce directly from farms and delivers it to your door. Pick your produce each week and easily skip your delivery when you are out of town. Imperfect Produce has recovered over 40 million pounds of produce since launching in 2015. Join us in saving more and wasting less!
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Police Department
It's always best to be safe! The San Diego Police Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol Program offers a free child fingerprinting identification service for all children attending December Nights. With the parent’s consent the child's fingerprints are taken by a trained RSVP member. The print card is then given to the parent for safekeeping. In the event the child becomes lost or missing the parent will give their child's fingerprint card to the investigating law enforcement agency to assist with locating the child.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
San Diego Think Blue
Think Blue is the City of San Diego's storm water pollution prevention campaign. Launched in 2001, Think Blue helps educate residents, businesses and industry leaders about the effects of storm water pollution and about ways to prevent that pollution from harming our environment. Stop by the Think Blue Booth to learn more about how you can help prevent pollution in our waterways.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Soapy Joe's
Soapy Joe’s Car Wash is a family owned and operated business in San Diego County. They are dedicated to providing quality service, customer satisfaction and eco-friendly technology, all at a great value. With multiple locations offering convenient hours, lightning fast express service and premium upgrades, they make it easy for everyone to enjoy their ride. Soapy Joe's uses the most modern, up-to-date water reclamation system in the industry as part of its overall sustainability initiatives. In addition, all products are biodegradable. Soapy Joe's prides themselves not just on their contribution to the environment but the community as well.
VENUE: Plaza de Panama
AREA: Plaza de Panama
Saturday, Dec 7
12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Televisa/Energy Communications
XEWTV 12 Televisa Californias, the leading Hispanic Television Broadcasting Station in the region, will be present with its famous prize-wheel, giving away family four-pack of tickets to Southern California's best theme parks, as well as other prizes. Some of its anchors and on-screen talent, along with its famous mouse, Tebeo, will be in attendance as well, ready to take a selfie and/or greet you in Canal 12's Holiday photo op space.
VENUE: Palisades Midway
AREA: Palisades
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Miniature Railroad
Enjoy a three minute ride through four acres of Balboa Park.
VENUE: Carousel Area
AREA: Spanish Village
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
San Diego Zoo
During December Nights the main concourse leading to the Skyfari aerial tram is open.The world-famous San Diego Zoo, a world leader in species conservation, is home to more than 3,700 animals from some 650 species and subspecies and its botanical collection has more than 700,000 exotic plants.
VENUE: San Diego Zoo
AREA: Spanish Village
Saturday, Dec 7
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
San Diego Zoo
The Zoo’s Holiday on Front Street will be in full swing. It will be the spot to relax, hang out, and wind down with holiday treats, craft beer, wine, and seasonal drinks like Gimme S’more Hot Chocolate, Good Tidings, Irish coffee, mulled wine, and spiced apple cider. Have a seat and listen to music served up by a DJ, enjoy the lights, join in the Zoolahoop contest, or take a ride on the Zoo’s Skyfari aerial tram. Don’t forget holiday shopping—our gift shops will be open. Admission to the Zoo’s Holiday on Front Street is complimentary and the Skyfari is available for a nominal fee.
VENUE: San Diego Zoo
AREA: Spanish Village
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