Balboa Park December Nights

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Getting There

Transportation

There’s no holiday stress here. You’ll get to December Nights in good cheer using one of these methods:

Shuttles

All aboard, our free shuttles run:

Friday, Dec. 7

Saturday, Dec. 8

Public Transit

It's always in season and always a good idea. You can reach Balboa Park from most San Diego neighborhoods—as well as cities in East County, North County and South Bay—by bus, trolley or train. Plan your trip at the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) website.

Rideshare

Get your ride on. Rideshare services located on 6th avenue near Laurel street.

Bike/Dockless Vehicles

Have fun getting to your destination, but remember, no dockless vehicles are allowed within the event perimeter. Designated parking available on the east and west ends of the park.

Walk

Walk from City College, Hillcrest, North Park, Little Italy, East Village and other downtown neighborhoods as well as the Smart Corner transit station. Please remember to be a good citizen and respect the residents of the neighborhoods as you pass by.

Parking

Parking in Balboa Park during December Nights is available. There is limited free parking, free ADA parking and paid vehicle parking. All other areas require a permit.

Free Parking

The San Diego Zoo parking lot is the only free, non-permitted lot at the Park. It fills very quickly. Arrive early to park there.

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Free Disabled Parking

There are two lots available for persons with a valid ADA placard or license plate:


Fleet Science Center lot
156 spaces


Federal lot
33 spaces

Paid Parking

Optional preferred parking are available at the following parking lots. These are the closest lots to the park.

Cash and/or credit cards are accepted.


Natural History Museum lot
$25/space


South Carousel lot
$25/space


Inspiration Point parking lot
$20/space


1450 6th Avenue parking lot
$5/space


1451 3rd Avenue parking lot
$5/space


110 West Ash Street parking lot
$5/space


6th & A Parkade
$5/space

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