Taste of December Nights


Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Inspiration Point Way at Balboa Park


Home Eat & Drink Know Before You Go Giveaways   

Free Cox logo Wi-Fi!

The City of San Diego and Cox have teamed up to bring free Wi-Fi access to December Nights!

Hotspot Name: Cox WiFi

Season's Greetings

For more than 40 years, the San Diego community has welcomed in the holiday season by celebrating the annual December Nights at Balboa Park. Due to the current pandemic conditions, we are saddened that our beloved gift to the region cannot occur as we know it. Instead, the City of San Diego is offering a "Taste of December Nights."

The program will have some of your favorite food vendors and food trucks from past December Nights in a drive-thru setting in the Inspiration Point parking lot near Balboa Park.

The three-day event will be Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 6 with over 20 food truck/food vendors offering their most popular menu items. Please check back soon for more information on menus.

All safety protocols by the county will be strictly enforced. Customers must remain in their cars. Bikes, scooters or walk-ups will not be allowed. And of course, everyone must wear a mask.

We hope you’ll join us; come hungry!

A Christmas meal

Eat & Drink

Bring your appetite

Cup of hot cocoa or chocolate with marshmallow holiday decorations and notebook

Know Before You Go

Rules and guidelines

Christmas presents

Commemorative Tote Bags

First 500 cars and Lucky Winners

Taste of December Nights map

PDF icon Map and Menus

Map of food locations and menu prices

Santa's stopping by!

Wave and say hello from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

First 500 cars will receive a commemorative Santa card

Santa waving hello


Thank you to our partners that helped make Taste of December Nights a reality!

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SDG&E's commitment to environmental education and stewardship, to the safety of local communities, and to inspiring the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math is part of SDG&E's mission to build the cleanest, safest and most reliable energy company in America.

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Think Blue ​San Diego ​is committed​ to ​protecting the quality of life of all San Diegans by providing clean waterways and flood safe communities across San Diego. ​Happy Holidays, and may you enjoy the Gifts of Think Blue year round!

Supporting Sponsors

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San Diego Police Historical Association logo Printivity logo Local Media San Diego

Listen to your favorite holiday music while you drive through Taste of December Nights or anytime during the holidays. Just open the iHeartRadio App on your mobile device and choose from: Christmas Classics, R&B Christmas, Christmas Rock, Country Christmas, and iHeartChristmas!  They are free and available 7/24 on the iHeartRadio App!

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