December Nights will cover the park in holiday cheer on Dec. 6, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Dec. 7, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. The park will be filled with light displays, bands and performances, attractions, shopping, and delicious foods from the park‘s International Cottages to Spanish Village.
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Free and paid parking is available but limited. Shuttles are available to visitors, picking up at Ash St., between 5th and 6th Avenues from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Ride is available through the event’s official partner, Lyft. Riders can use the code “DECNIGHTS” for a 20 percent discount on two rides to the event. Rides will drop off at Sixth Avenue near the Laurel Street bridge.
Dockless bicycles and scooters will not be allowed inside the event.
Shows to see
Over on the Botanical Stage at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Ballet Folklorico la Joya de Mexico students will perform traditional dances for the holidays.
At the Organ Pavilion, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus will perform the sounds of the holidays beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Afterward, the pavilion will be featured in the Christmas Story Tree scenes and hymns.
In the Cascades Marketplace at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, the San Diego Street Symphony turns orchestra performances into electric, live street shows for guests.