Nights like last night make me so thankful for moving to San Diego. I’ve had a hard time getting in my normal holiday spirits because of the lack of frost in the air, homes with excessive lights, and holiday shopping. However, last night really put me in the holiday mood. My friends and I went to December Nights at Balboa Park. It’s an annual event where the park strings lights everywhere and carolers sing throughout the park. Some scenes from The Nutcracker are performed for free. All the museums at the park are open for free for about six hours. A lot of local artists have booths with their artwork for sale. The international houses at the park open up with their Christmas traditions. They also have about fifty food stands, most of which focus on traditional food in various countries. I had Lebanese and Palestinian food, which was absolutely delicious. And the best part, besides the cost of food, it was absolutely free!