Celebrate the holidays with visiting family and friends under Balboa Park’s dazzling holiday light display. For five days and evenings between Christmas and New Year’s Day (December 26-30), the annual Holiday Food Truck Festival serves up gourmet food from 15 of San Diego’s top food trucks, along with free live entertainment and fun activities for families. Food trucks will be in the park beginning at 12 noon, with live entertainment and other activities starting at 2:00pm. For a listing of food trucks for each date, entertainment schedule, and other event details, visit https://balboaparkconservancy.org/holiday/.
All performances 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Dec. 26 — LP and Vinyl: The talented quartet of Leonard Patton, Danny Green, Justin Grinnell, and Julien Cantelm perform jazz-infused pop and R&B tunes.
Dec. 27 — Gator by the Bay/Bon Temps Social Club Presents the Bayou Brothers: A special dance floor will be rolled out for the Bayou Brothers’s special blend of foot-stomping Cajun, Zydeco, and Blues.
Dec. 28 — San Diego Children’s Choir: Young voices sing holiday-themed tunes at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Flavor Company Dance Entertainment gets everyone into the holiday spirit with their fun, interactive dances at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 29 — Carmen Murray Jazz Trio: Jazz drummer prodigy Carmen Murray returns to the Plaza stage with her talented young trio to perform jazz favorites and standards.
Dec. 30 — Theo and the Zydeco Patrol: Theo Bellow’s tasty musical gumbo of up-tempo deep southern tunes help ring in the new year.
*Performers subject to change. Inclement weather may force the cancellation of certain Holiday Food Truck Festival dates. For updates, check the website or call the Balboa Park Visitors Center at (619) 239-0512.
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