"December Nights" has been a holiday tradition in San Diego for many years. On the first weekend in December, the largest community festival takes place in the historic Balboa Park.
Seen from the other end of the Promenade, the California Tower and other exquisite Spanish-Renaissance-style buildings, together with lush tropical plants and trees, all look silhouetted against the setting sun. That's when the lights start glowing in warm colors and the big party begins.
Like tens of thousands of people in San Diego, I look forward to this event to join in the communal holiday celebration.
San Diego 100 (#87) - December Nights (Balboa Park)
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Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 8.25 x 11.5 in. (on 9 x 12 in. paper)