San Diego – December Nights

November 30, 2023

    Hi Mooviters,

    December Nights is back! The City of San Diego’s annual free holiday festival will kick off the holiday season this December 1 (from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.) and December 2, 2023 (from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.).  The event sprawls across Balboa Park and features tons of holiday lights and decorations, many different multicultural food options, live music, vendors, and much more.

    MTS is offering FREE rides from downtown San Diego from City College Transit Center during December Nights on both Friday and Saturday on Routes 7, 215, and the Park BLVD Shuttle.

    To arrive on the east side of Balboa Park (Route 7, 215, or Park Blvd. Shuttle):

    • Regular northbound service for Park Blvd. on Route 7 and Rapid 215.

    • Southbound Route 7 and Rapid 215 will not service between University Ave. and City College during December Nights.

    • There will be an additional Park Blvd. shuttle running from City College Transit Center to Park Blvd. & Morley Field Drive. 

    • When leaving the park to head southbound back to City College, catch the Park Blvd. shuttle on the northbound side (east side of Park Blvd.) at any bus stop between President’s Way and Upas.

    • Coming from Mid-City? You can take the detoured Route 7 or Rapid 215 to City College and then ride on the northbound Route 7, Rapid 215, or Park Blvd. shuttle.

    To arrive on the west side of Balboa Park (Route 3 or 120):

    MTS will provide nearby service to December Nights via Trolley to the Fifth Avenue Trolley Station, then transfer to Route 3 or 120.

    • From the Fifth Avenue Trolley Station, walk to Fifth Avenue & C Street and take northbound Route 3 or 120 to Fifth and Laurel, then walk approximately two blocks east to the west side of Balboa Park. 

    • Return service to the Trolley is available at Fourth and Laurel until approximately 11:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 

    You Ride, We Guide,

    The USA Moovit Team