December Nights 2023 is here!
Welcome to the jolly ICF event at the House of Finland, 1.-2.12.2023.
The House of Finland's biggest fundraising event, the International Christmas Festival (ICF), is part of Balboa Park's December Nights holiday festival. You can sense the season's spirit at the House of Finland and try our delicious homemade food and pastries! We will also have our traditional wine tent, where you can find all the best Finnish beverages. See you soon!
December Nights is a traditional winter celebration hosted by the entire Balboa Park community. The event occurs every year on the first Friday and Saturday of December. You can walk through the beautiful park area decorated with seasonal festive decorations and learn more about different cultures and their ways of celebrating the season.
The House of Finland has always been happy to represent Finland as the home of Santa Claus and the true spirit of Christmas. And you might even have a chance to meet Santa at the house!
All the national houses offer goods from their cultures, and all the money gathered will fund the operational costs of the non-profit houses. The House of Finland is usually offering traditional homemade winter-season foods such as
- Vegan pea soup
- Meatballs with homemade gravy and mashed potatoes
- Vegan Finnish beet salad
- Rice porridge
- Smoked salmon spread with crackers.
And for the sweet tooths,
- Cinnamon rolls
- Gingerbread cake
Explore the park's seasonal glory, feel the holiday spirit, and enjoy learning from different cultures.
San Diego Balboa Park December Nights
The House of Finland (HOF) is a social and non-profit organization. HOF is one of the houses organized under House of Pacific Relations (HPR). HOF promotes and cultivates Finnish culture and traditions. It promotes social activities among its members and provides a meeting possibilities for Finnish people and friends of Finland.
The House of Finland is a Chapter of Finlandia Foundation National.
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