December 7, 2018, 3-11 p.m.
December 8, 2018 12 Noon-11 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony December 7, 2018, 6 p.m. sharp at Organ Pavilion. Join Mayor Faulconer as he welcomes San Diegans to Balboa Park December Nights and flips the candy cane switch to turn on the beautiful tree that adorns the Organ Pavilion Stage.
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA
Free admission, fees for food, shopping, etc.
Balboa Park December Nights, is a two-day holiday celebration of food, entertainment and fun. One of the most festive, free events in California each December combines traditional holiday choirs and musicians with a sampling of cultural offerings from many countries represented in one place. Though not organized specifically as such, the diversity of entertainers who apply to participate in the annual event offer an incredible array of dances, songs and sounds from around the globe.
The numerous museums and cultural institutions in Balboa Park, the nation's largest urban cultural park, open their doors free of charge. Festivities in the park include carolers, live music, holiday light displays, theater and dance performances and delicious foods from around the world.
Traditional Santa Lucia Procession both nights at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Enjoy a 9pm live performance of traditional Christmas music, and on Saturday at 5:30pm see a parade of Swedish costumes. Swedish market place includes Swedish meatballs, pea soup, home baked Swedish cookies, bread and Christmas cakes. Also served will be the traditional Swedish Christmas drink, Glögg
Events and details are subject to change. Please confirm before going.