Thousands are expected to visit the area over the weekend to experience the lights, sounds, eats, and more. Needless to say, there's a ton of fun to check out around the park. Here's a look at the basics of where to go and park, and what to see.
Where to go:
The massive holiday celebration will cover the entirety of Balboa Park, offering unique events at sites like the international village, Botanical Garden, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, and other spots.
The City of San Diego also offers an interactive map online for visitors to check out.
Paid public parking could be found at:
Village Place ($25 per vehicle)
Inspiration Point ($20 per vehicle)
Limited free parking for persons with disabilities is available in the Federal and Space Theatre lots.
If you plan to rideshare - which could be way less of a stress getting to Balboa Park this weekend - Lyft is offering a 20 percent discount on two rides to or from December Nights with the code "BPDN2017." You can also find the offer here.
Free shuttle service will be available on Friday from 3 p.m. to midnight and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight. Shuttle locations are at:
City College - 16th and C Street
Downtown San Diego - Ash St. between 5th and 6th Avenues
All shuttles drop off at the event on 6th Ave. and Laurel St.
What to see:
-- Balboa Park's Spreckels Organ Pavilion tree lighting: Stick around for performances throughout the weekend, including acts from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, and Del Cerro Baptist Church's "Christmas Story Tree."
-- International Christmas Festival: Enjoy delicious cuisine and enjoy entertainment inspired by nations around the globe at the park's international houses.