You don’t want to miss this! The Holiday Food Truck Festival at Balboa Park


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, the annual Holiday Food Truck Festival serves up gourmet food from over a dozen 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 PM. There will also be a rotating selection of games/activities on the Plaza, including giant checkers, hula hoops, bowling, corn-hole, and giant tumbling blocks.

  • Holiday Food Truck Festival
  • December 26 to 30, 2018
  • Noon –7 PM
  • Balboa Park
  • Free live entertainment and activities start at 2 PM

The Holiday Food Truck Festival is a great time to visit Balboa Park’s many cultural attractions. The adjacent San Diego Museum of Art will keep its doors open until 7 PM on December 26, 27, 29, and 30, and until 8pm on December 28, offering special $5 admission 5 PM –8 PM (Friday only). And the Fleet Science Center hours are 10 AM to 7 PM during the festival. Beer and wine will be served at the Fleet’s Craveology Café during those hours.

The Holiday Food Truck Festival is a program of the Balboa Park. For complete food truck rosters and an entertainment and activity schedule, visit


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