Balboa Park December Nights
We're the largest free event in San Diego.
attendees in 2014
attendees in 2016
expected attendees in 2017
We're nationally ranked!
in USA Today Reader's Poll of Best Holiday Festivals in the U.S.
We're celebrating our
year of cheer
By the Numbers
minutes of scheduled entertainment
musical and holiday performances
participating institutions and Balboa Park community groups
International cottages participating with holiday programs
City, County and State departments and agencies participate in and promote the event
months of planning and execution
days of on-site construction and rehearsal for the Living Christmas Tree performances
huge Christmas Trees
amazing holiday memory for our attendees
We're very family-friendly. Kid-pleasers include:
- Balboa Park Puppet Theater's production of A Christmas Carol
- Santa's Express (San Diego Zoo)
- San Diego Youth Ballet's enchanting excerpts from The Nutcracker
- Many more!