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Thousands of San Diegans will gather at Balboa Park this weekend for the annual tradition - December Nights.
Once known as Christmas on the Prado, the large community festival offers everything from live musical performances to carousel rides to festive outdoor caroling.
Sure, everyone knows the museums offer free admission to the December Nights crowds from 5 to 9 p.m. both evenings. But that's not all there is to do. Here's just a sampling of what's offered at the free festival.
Among the different snacks available are the Swedish meatballs and the traditional Swedish beverage Glögg at the California Quadrangle. Of course, you can't go wrong looking for food in the International Cottages. France will have crepes, India will serve samosas and Austria will be cooking up bratwurst with sauerkraut. You may want to swing by the Philippines for lumpia or Panama for tamales.
American fare will be offered at a number of other spots including the hamburgers and hot dogs served up at the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum.
If you're looking for free parking, it's limited to the San Diego Zoo parking lot. There will also be parking offered at $20 per vehicle at the Village Place and Inspiration Point lots.
Free parking for people with disabilities is available in the Federal and Space Theater lots.
You're best bet may be to park at City College for free or PETCO Park for $5 per vehicle and hop on the free shuttle
Shuttles run on Friday from 4:30 to 11:00 p.m.and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
All shuttles pick up and drop off at 6th Avenue and Laurel Street.
December Nights is such a favorite among San Diegans. Here's what people are saying on social media: