With Christmas and New Year holidays just round the corner, San Diego is all set to celebrate this grand holiday season. In the spirit of the holidays, the renowned Balboa Park is preparing to hold the largest free community festival known as December Nights. This is one event that people wait for eagerly throughout the year. Not just the localities, even people from far away places come to San Diego to be a part of this celebration. The excitement for this grand celebration can be felt everywhere in the environment. Preparation for this grand event begin months before and hotel rooms are booked in advance to get rooms in good budget hotels in San Diego at the last moment. Balboa Park December Nights features sparkling lights and theatrical and musical performances. These events are scheduled to take place on the 4th and 5th of December this year and are expected to attract more than 400,000 visitors. During this festival, most of the Balboa Park museums can be explored free of any charges. Balboa Park brims with joy and holiday cheer during this event. There are major activities and various entertainment options for everyone. Food samples available from around the globe make this festival very special. The major highlights of December Nights this year are: Christmas on the Prado, International Cottage Christmas Festival, Cascades Holiday Marketplace, Palisades Midway – The Ultimate Family Zone, Museums & Cultural Organizations, My Ancestor’s Village, etc. Balboa Park December Nights would be incomplete without the lighting of the Plaza de Panama. Beautiful light displays make the gorgeous Spanish Revival architecture in the Plaza de Panama even more attractive. The Spirit Lounge located at Plaza de Panama will offer mouth watering food delicacies along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Shopping opportunities also abound at the Balboa Park December Nights for purchasing one-of-a-kind and specialty gift items. There are appropriate arrangements for dance and music. With the music and dance artisans of local as well as international fame performing here, the fun never ends here for the entire two days of celebrations. While taking part in the December Nights extravaganza, take some time out to visit the awesome Balboa Park sprawled across a massive 1,200 acres of land and dotted with museums, theaters, gardens, shops and restaurants. For those who are interested in architecture, Balboa Park will surely live up to your expectations. There are many beautifully designed museums and cultural attractions that are living examples of Spanish and Latin American architecture. For your convenience, stay at a hotel which is in close vicinity to the park. California Suites Hotel, one of the best amongst budget hotels in San Diego.