SF Holiday Events


sf-holiday-eventsAre you ready for the Holidays?  They are here! We wanted to share some our of favorite Holiday Events in SF.  Find something you love, go with your family, and enjoy the season!

Christmas Events

Westfield San Francisco Centre

Visit Santa

Now- December 24th


Stonestown Galleria

Visit Santa

Now until December 24th


Embarcadero Center Ice Rink

Now – January 8th


Union Square Ice Rink

Now- January 16th


Union Square Christmas Tree Lighting

November 25th, 6pm

The best spot is at the Cheesecake Factory’s outdoor seating!  

Entertainment begins at 6pm, and the tree will be lit at 6:40pm


Ghirardelli Square Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

November 25th, 4pm

There will be wine, hot chocolate, and music.

Tree will be lit at 7pm


Macy’s Santaland, Union Square Macy’s Seventh Floor

Visit Santa

November 25th- December 24th


Union Square Macy’s Believe Mailbox, Seventh Floor

Each letter mailed to Santa, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish Foundation!


American Conservatory Theatre

A Christmas Carol

November 25th- December 24th



The Fairmont’s Gingerbread Open House

November 26th


Cookies, Cocoa, Champagne and Santa!


Presidio Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Main Post, by the Presidio Y

December 2nd, 5:30pm

There will be crafts for the kids, light refreshments, caroling, and a guided walk through the forest at 6:15pm (bring a flashlight!)


Union Street Fantasy of Lights

December 3rd, 3pm-7pm

There will be live entertainment, ponies, face painting, and more!santa-claus-1827265_960_720

Santa arrives around 5:30pm


SFMB Santa Play Date

Come join us at My Gym SF, December 4th, 5pm

Play in this amazing space and have a special visit with Santa, picture keepsake included.



Union Street Elf Hunt

December 6th-13th

Merchants will hide a toy elf in their stores and if found you will be entered to win at $500 Visa gift card!


Rainbow World Tree of Hope Lighting at City Hall

December 7th, 5:30pm

SF Boys Choir performance

Tree lighting at 7pm


SF Ballet, The Nutcracker

December 10th-29th



Nutcracker Sweets

Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason

A 50 minute Nutcracker for kids of all ages

December 10th-20th



Zoo Lights at the SF Zoo

December 16th-30th, no lights on December 24th and 25th

Enjoy holiday lights, snow, and visit Santa’s reindeers


Union Street Caroling

December 20th, 1pm

Begins at The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin


San Francisco Symphony

Charlie Brown Christmas- LIVE, A Family Concert

December 21st-24th



Tom and Jerry’s Christmas lights

Best Christmas Light Display in SF

3650 21st Street, San Francisco


dreidels-20347_960_720Hanukkah Events:

Saturdays Unplugged at The JCCSF

December 10th, 3pm

Dreidel games, family yoga, treats, and more

4:30pm Live entertainment, 5:15pm Closing Experience


Chanukah Bill Graham Menorah Project

December 24th- January 1st

Union Square

First Candle Lighting Ceremony, December 24th, 7:30pm




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