Balboa Park December Nights
If you want to feel the holiday spirit with the largest number of San Diegans possible, December Nights is the best bet. Taking place at Balboa Park, the two-day festival will feature holiday displays, musical performances, dances, rides, and, of course, lots of food. The biggest lines will be for standard holiday items like bratwurst and pea soup, but the Japanese Garden also has a big line for teriyaki anything. Free admission at all the museums is a big perk, but so is the nativity scene located at the Organ Pavilion.