Balboa Park December Nights: Dec. 6 & 7, 2013San Diego Floral Association - Festival of Trees - Casa del Prado
Balboa Park December Nights, the city’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 35th consecutive year on Friday, Dec. 6, 3-11pm, and Saturday, Dec. 7, noon-11pm. As always, the event brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy, learn more about the cultural value of Balboa Park and kick-off the “most wonderful time of the year.”
Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 pm both evenings and more than 350,000 visitors are expected to experience the joy of San Diego’s largest free community festival. Those who attend will participate in a truly multicultural experience, enjoying food, music and entertainment from around the world.
Revelers can watch top-notch musical and dance performances, enjoy delicious and diverse food choices and help spread a heavy dose of holiday cheer. Some of the more well-known traditions include food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California; unique gift shopping at the museum stores and with the artisans of Spanish Village; and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theater, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet and more.
Public parking is limited to the Zoo lot (free) and Village Place and Inspiration Point lots ($20 per vehicle). Free parking for persons with disabilities is available in the Federal and Space Theater lots. Free shuttle service is provided from PETCO Park ($5 per vehicle) and City College (free). Shuttles run on Friday from 3:00-midnight and on Saturday from 11:30AM-midnight. All shuttles pick up and drop off at 6th Avenue and Laurel Street.
The Water Conservation Garden's Annual
Gift Shop Holiday Open House!
Saturday, December 7th
9am to 4pm
Their Gift Shop is the place to find unique, garden-inspired gifts.
- Hand-crafted artwork, jewelry and purses by local artists
- Holiday and everyday candles to accent your home
- Beautiful scarves for every outfit
- Handmade and "build-your-own" birdhouses
- Garden sculptures
- And much more!
Everything 10% off
Garden Members receive a 10% discount
in addition to their current member discount rate.
And new this year...
Water-Wise Plant Blowout Sale
BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE!
(Select plants, while supplies last.)
Visit The Water Conservation Garden at our Gift Shop Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7th and enjoy cookies and cider while you find fabulous holiday décor and gifts!