December Nights
Balboa Park’s holiday event, December Nights. Photo credit:

The Metropolitan Transit System is advising passengers traveling in the vicinity of Balboa Park on Friday and Saturday to plan ahead and prepare for delays due to December Nights in Balboa Park.

MTS will not operate bus service on Park Boulevard through Balboa Park during December Nights, which runs from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, and noon – 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Bus stops on Park Boulevard from University Avenue to C Street will be closed on Friday from approximately 4-11 p.m., and on Saturday from 1-11 p.m. Closed stops will impact Routes 1 and 10. Rapid 215 and Route 7 will be detoured to SR 163. All routes will operate on a regular schedule; traffic may cause delays in service.

To take public transportation to December Nights, passengers are advised to use the free event shuttles from downtown. MTS Routes 3 and 120 serve the west side of Balboa Park at Laurel and 4thor 5th Avenues.

For more information on impacted routes and stops, visit the MTS December Nights in Balboa Park webpage. Passengers can also call MTS Information & Trip Planning at (619) 233-3004 or 511 for more information.