Balboa Park December Nights

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By the Way

Lots of park improvements are in process, so some traditional activities have changed for this year’s event: 

Museum of Man

The Museum of Man will not be open due to the seismic retro-fit of the California Tower.

SWEA's Swedish Christmas Market

SWEA's traditional Swedish Christmas Market (across from the Museum of Man) will be closed, but don’t worry...

  • the traditional baked goods will be in a booth on El Prado near the San Diego Art Institute
  • the beloved Santa Lucia Procession will take place on the House of Pacific Relations International Stage
  • Glogg will be served in the International Beer and Spirits Garden

International Beer and Spirits Garden

The popular International Beer and Spirits Garden has expanded so more attendees can enjoy traditional beverages from more than 20 nations.  The Beer and Spirits Garden has moved to the Federal Lawn (next to the Comic-Con Museum) to accommodate the new size.

Keep our streets moving!

Remember... ridesharing on Sixth Avenue, paid and free parking on Park Boulevard. More info on transportation and parking

Rain or Shine

December Nights 2020 will run on schedule despite any rain, so bring an umbrella just in case!

Balboa Park Pavilion at December Nights
Christmas Story show at December Nights
Christmas ornaments at December Nights