Balboa Park December Nights (Dec. 7-8)

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As the weather cools down in San Diego, the fun heats up at Balboa Park with the 35th annual December Nights celebration!

Starting Dec. 7, Balboa Park will transform into a winter wonderland as the streets fill up with one-of-a-kind vendors, entertainment and over 30,000 guests throughout the two-night festival. Activities include live entertainment from the San Diego Junior Theatre and San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, international eats from the House of Pacific Relations Cottages, a variety of vendors for gift shopping, carousel rides, an original puppet theater adaptation of Charles Dickins’ A Christmas Carol, a children’s holiday movie theatre, and more!

In addition, participating Balboa Park museums will open their doors, free of charge, each night from 5-9pm. Museums include the Timken Museum of Art, San Diego Air & Space Museum, Museum of Art, Natural History Museum, Museum of Man, Model Railroad Museum, Hall of Champions Sports Museum, and Automotive Museum.

Just a short drive from Balboa Park sits Ocean Park Inn, your perfect beach getaway for this Christmas season. Take a break from your hectic holiday schedule and relax to the soothing sounds of the ocean from your room. Whether you’re visiting with your hubby, or the entire family, let Ocean Park Inn accommodate you this holiday season.

The festivities will commence Friday, Dec. 7, 5-10pm, and Saturday, Dec. 8, 12-10pm.

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