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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.


HOURS: Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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


HOURS: Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.)


HOURS: Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.)


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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.


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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Gift Shop - United Nations International

Shop for holiday crafts and specialits from around the world at the United Nations International Gift Shop


HOURS: Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

Gift Shop - United Nations International

Shop for holiday crafts and specialits from around the world at the United Nations International Gift Shop


HOURS: Saturday, 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
VENUE: International Cottages
AREA: International Cottages

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