Holiday Food Truck Festival

December 26–30, 2019
Noon –7:00PM

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. There will also be a rotating selection of games/activities on the Plaza, including giant checkers, hula hoops, bowling, cornhole, and giant tumbling blocks.


Transportation and Parking

Visitors arriving by car should park in the Inspiration Point parking lot at the corner of Park Blvd. and President’s Way and ride the free tram, which runs 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., into the park.

Families can also choose public transit as a great way to get to Balboa Park! Rapid 215 provides a direct connection between downtown San Diego and the park. Purchase unlimited rides all day on buses and Trolleys for only $5 on the Compass Cloud app at any time prior to boarding.


Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free Options

Many of our food truck vendors offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Some veggie and gluten-free items are listed on the respective truck’s menu, and some regular items can be altered on request. Check this special Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free Options Menu to learn more.

Please see our event photo and video disclaimer.


The Holiday Food Truck Festival is a program of the Balboa Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department.