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Mayor Flips Switch on Canopy of Lights in Balboa Park

Mayor Jerry Sanders and Councilmember Todd Gloria will switch on the Canopy of Lights over the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park tonight to kick off the holiday season in Balboa Park.

The festive lighting display is made up of thousands of energy-saving LEDs donated by San Diego Gas & Electric, a longtime sponsor of the annual December Nights celebration.

December Nights, an annual two day event taking place this coming weekend, is in it's 32nd year and is expected to attract 300,000 visitors over two days. It features sparkling lights, color and music with traditional celebrations, and holiday-themed entertainment areas throughout the park.

The Canopy of Lights kick-off event takes place tonight, December 1, at 5:30 p.m.