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SF’s Most Magical Tree Lightings & Holiday Events

All the biggest lighting ceremonies and the Bay’s most special xmas & holiday events
By - posted 11/12/2017

The holidays are just around the corner and you are invited to get into the spirit at tree lightings and holiday festivals all over the Bay Area.

Grab your friends and family and marvel at magical fireworks and twinkling lights, hear carolers sing all your seasonal favorites, as the little ones tell Santa their Christmas wishes.


Friday, November 17

2017 “Merry Christmice” Holiday Window Displays | Shreve & Co.
Friday, November 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shreve & Co. (SF)
2017

Shreve & Co. has installed their annual magical holiday windows in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto.
This year Shreve and Co. will be featuring two exterior windows and 3 lobby interior windows depicting handmade mice from women artists in Peru. The installation will be …

2017 Winter Fireworks & Free “Disney on Ice” Show | SF
Friday, November 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
2017 Winter Fireworks & Free

Kickstart the holiday season with awesome winter fireworks and enjoy a special free Disney on Ice performance on the outdoor ice rink in Justin Herman Plaza.
After the performance, be sure to stick around for Embarcadero Center’s 31st Annual Building Lighting Ceremony when more than 17,000 lights illuminate the …

2017 Macy’s Holiday Windows Unveiling | Union Square
Friday, November 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
2017 Macy's Holiday Windows Unveiling | Union Square

Join in for one of San Francisco’s most beloved holiday traditions: the magical San Francisco SPCA Holiday Windows at Macy’s Union Square. Macy’s will unveil their holiday windows featuring adorable, adoptable pups and kittens of the SF SPCA
Join Macy’s and special guest host Top Chef: …

2017 Opera House Tree Lighting & Holiday Market | Bayview
Friday, November 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, and an RSVP is appreciated.
| Bayview Opera House
2017 Opera House Tree Lighting & Holiday Market | Bayview

Come out to Bayview Opera House’s annual Community Tree Lighting event featuring music, holiday cheer, arts and crafts activities, s’mores roasting, local food and craft vendors, and the ceremonial lighting of the Bayview community tree.
Free, and an RSVP is appreciated.
They will be showcasing local performers …

2017 Holidays on Fourth Street: Twinkling Lights, Jazz & Free Cocoa | Berkeley
Friday, November 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
2017 Holidays on Fourth Street: Twinkling Lights, Jazz & Free Cocoa  | Berkeley

To celebrate the official start of the season, stroll down Berkeley’s 4th Street shopping district at dusk on Friday, November 17, 2017 and enjoy free hot cocoa, tea, coffee or cider at Artis Coffee, Teance and Peet’s.
Plus, enjoy live jazz from PJay Smik Smak & the …

32-ft. Tree Lighting Ceremony: Holly Jolly Holiday Countdown & Free Jingle Bells | San Mateo
Friday, November 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
32-ft. Tree Lighting Ceremony: Holly Jolly Holiday Countdown & Free Jingle Bells | San Mateo

Come celebrate the season with your family at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo where children are invited to see the arrival of Santa with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 17th at 5:30 pm.
This year’s festivities will include a live “Holly Jolly Holiday Countdown” …

Saturday, November 18

2017 Holiday Bazaar: Handcrafted Goods, Raffle & Live Entertainment | Mountain View
Saturday, November 18 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Senior Center
2017 Holiday Bazaar: Handcrafted Goods, Raffle & Live Entertainment | Mountain View

The Mountain View Senior Center is hosting its annual holiday bazaar, featuring handcrafted items by local seniors, raffle, and live entertainment. and more.
2017 Mountain View Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 9:30 am to 3 pm
Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave, Mountain View
FREE

45th Annual Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa
Saturday, November 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley Expo
45th Annual Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa

Come be part of a longstanding Napa holiday tradition at the 45th Annual ‘Gifts ‘n Tyme’ Holiday Faire featuring 85 local and regional artists of fine crafts, artwork, holiday pieces, and gourmet foods to sample. 2017 Gifts n Tyme Holiday Craft Fair November 17-19, 2017 – Fri-Sat: ...

Volunteer at 2017 Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square
Saturday, November 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Volunteer at 2017 Macy's Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square

Volunteer with the SPCA to help spread the holiday cheer at Macy’s Holiday Windows by greeting the public, collecting donations, and directing visitors to the SF SPCA pop-up adoption center inside Macy’s.
Sign up online to volunteer at Holiday Windows. Please note that many shifts are already …

Sunday, November 19

45th Annual Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa
Sunday, November 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley Expo
45th Annual Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa

Come be part of a longstanding Napa holiday tradition at the 45th Annual ‘Gifts ‘n Tyme’ Holiday Faire featuring 85 local and regional artists of fine crafts, artwork, holiday pieces, and gourmet foods to sample. 2017 Gifts n Tyme Holiday Craft Fair November 17-19, 2017 – Fri-Sat: ...

Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration | 2017
Sunday, November 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration | 2017

Experience the holiday magic at Pier 39 – sing songs, send letters to Santa and welcome the season with holly-jolly magic and merriment for the whole family including live musical performances. The fun culminates at 6 pm as Pier 39′s majestic 60-foot tree, adorned with glistening ornaments, ...

Monday, November 20

2017 “Snowflakes on Market” Lighting Ceremony | SF
Monday, November 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cable Car Turnaround (Market/Powell)
2017

The 10th Annual Market Street Snowflake Lighting ceremony will feature live performances as city officials will count down to the illumination of over 290 5×5 LED illuminated snowflakes on Market Street’s signature “Path of Gold” light poles in front of the cable car turn-around at Powell and Market streets.
2017 Snowflakes on Market …

Thursday, November 23

12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Holiday Display, Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis
Thursday, November 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Holiday Display, Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis

The Westin St. Francis will be transformed into a festive oasis, embellished with spectacular holiday decorations from Joe Vincent Designs starting from November 23, 2017. This  event is open to the public and will feature complimentary coffee and tray-passed cookies. In past years the castle has ...

Friday, November 24

2017 Plaid Friday | Oakland
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
2017 Plaid Friday | Oakland

Plaid Friday is the fun, indie alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” designed to promote local and independently owned businesses during the holiday shopping season.
2017 Plaid Friday
Friday, November 24, 2017
All Over Oakland
FREE, but bring money for food, drinks and shopping
> 2017 Events & Specials
Look for …

San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland | 2017
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*donations accepted
| Downtown San Rafael
San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland | 2017

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 38th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay …

Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Friday, November 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on Friday, 11/24/17 from 3-6 pm only.
| Downtown San Jose
Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose

Take a break from shopping on Black Friday and ride some free rides at San Jose’s Winter Wonderland from 3-6 pm on November 24, 2017. Unlimited wristbands are usually $20 for the day, or $3.50 per ride.
Winter Wonderland is a good old-fashioned carnival set up each winter in San …

Ghirardelli Square 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2017
Friday, November 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2017

In celebration of its 53rd Annual Tree Lighting, Ghirardelli Square is creating a winter wonderland. The event will include live music, visits with Santa, snow, free activities for kids and more.
53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 24, 2017 | 4-9 pm
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
FREE

2017 Holiday Tree Lighting: Caroling & Free Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Friday, November 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Village
2017 Holiday Tree Lighting: Caroling & Free Carriage Rides | Saratoga

Strutting horse-drawn carriages, crafts people displaying their wares for sale, Father Christmas and more are highlights of the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Wine Stroll in Historic Downtown Saratoga Village on Big Basin Way.
2017 Holiday Tree Lighting
November 24, 2017 | 5-8 pm
– tree lighting at 5:30 pm
Big Basin …

2017 Lighting of the Old Oak Tree | Danville
Friday, November 24 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Old Oak Tree
2017 Lighting of the Old Oak Tree | Danville

Come to enjoy street-corner musicians, strolling along the tree-lined sidewalks, stopping in for dinner or a cocktail at a local eatery, browsing shops and enjoying holiday merriment and goodies such as hot cocoa, cider, and tea provided by Danville’s merchants, to celebrate the lighting of …

2017 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting w/ Us the Duo and Carmen Cusack | Union Square
Friday, November 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Macy's Great Tree Lighting w/ Us the Duo and Carmen Cusack | Union Square

Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, probably San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree standing 83-feet tall and decorated with more than 43,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 700 shining ornaments will be officially lit on Friday, November 24, 2017.
28th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting
Friday, November 24, …

2017 Christmas in the Park Opening: 60-Foot Tree Lighting & Live Music | San Jose
Friday, November 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2017 Christmas in the Park Opening: 60-Foot Tree Lighting & Live Music | San Jose

After a day of feasting with family and friends, come to downtown San Jose to enjoy the opening of Christmas in the Park. and the lighting of the 60-foot Community Giving Tree.
2017 Christmas in the Park Opening
Friday, November 24, 2017 | 6 pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, …

2017 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60+ Floats & Santa Claus | Niles
Friday, November 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles
2017 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60+ Floats & Santa Claus | Niles

The Niles Festival of Lights and Parade, which for many Fremont residents signals the start of the holiday season, will take place from 6-8 pm on November 24, 2017.
2017 Niles Festival of Lights and Parade
Friday, November 24, 2017 | 6-8 pm
– Tree lighting at 6 …

Saturday, November 25

The Fairmont’s 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
The Fairmont's 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF

The Fairmont San Francisco’s annual Gingerbread Holiday Open House kicks off with an official opening of the giant gingerbread house.
Gingerbread Open House
Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 10:30 am to 4 pm
The Fairmont, 950 Mason St., SF
FREE
Please note, although the Fairmont San Francisco Gingerbread House will be open to …

Winter Walk SF Opening & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF Opening & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Free Carousel Rides & Winter Lighting Ceremony | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, November 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Children's Creativity Museum
Free Carousel Rides & Winter Lighting Ceremony | Yerba Buena Gardens

Put a “spin” on a classic holiday tradition this winter as the Children’s Creativity Museum lights up the Bay Area’s oldest and most beloved carousel in Yerba Buena Gardens.
This historic carousel was constructed in 1906 and lived at Playland-at-the-Beach from 1913 to 1972 and moved …

Monday, November 27

2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men’s Chorus | SF
Monday, November 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bank of America Castro Branch
2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men's Chorus | SF

The 2016 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of American at Castro and 18th Streets with a 28-foot tree.
2017 Castro Tree Lighting
Monday, November 27, 2017 | 6 pm
Bank of America Castro Branch | 501 Castro St, SF
FREE
The 28-foot lighted, decorated community Holiday Tree …

Tuesday, November 28

Free Skating with Cool Effect at the Holiday Ice Rink | SF
Tuesday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is encouraged but not required.
| Four Embarcadero Center
Free Skating with Cool Effect at the Holiday Ice Rink | SF

Cool Effect is taking over the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center and invites you to join them for a complimentary skate session on #GivingTuesday. In addition to free ice skating, there will also be a ‘Bosco Lite’ photo booth, complimentary snacks, and beverages courtesy …

Wednesday, November 29

555 California Tree Lighting & All Star Culinary Kickoff | SF
Wednesday, November 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 555 California
555 California Tree Lighting & All Star Culinary Kickoff | SF

The 555 California Street Tree Lighting is one of San Francisco’s premier events for the holidays with a tree typically over 80 feet tall, one of SF’s tallest.
Celebrating the 11th Anniversary in 2017, they are kicking off the holiday season with All Star talent teamed with tasting …

Thursday, November 30

2017 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Thursday, November 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ritz Carlton Hotel
2017 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF

A favorite among the Bay Area community, the Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco ignites the holiday season at sundown, when the 40-foot holiday tree outside the hotel is illuminated by Santa Claus and his little helper from the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area.
The …

2017 Holiday Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, November 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Montclair Village
2017 Holiday Stroll | Oakland

The Montclair Village Association invites you to the 15th Annual Holiday Stroll on Thursday evening, November 30, 2017, from 5:30-8 pm.
The Stroll is an invitation to celebrate community, to share in the spirit of the season, and support local businesses, schools, and non-profits that bring …

2017 Holiday Parade of Lights, Open House & Tree Lighting | Walnut Creek
Thursday, November 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway Plaza
2017 Holiday Parade of Lights, Open House & Tree Lighting | Walnut Creek

Music and festivity will fill the shopping center at Broadway Plaza’s annual Open House and Community Tree Lighting, from 6-9 pm on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
The tree lighting will be at approximately 7 pm.
Event Activities: 

6PM – Retailer Open House, Olaf Hide and Hug Treasure Hunt …

Friday, December 1

2017 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland
Friday, December 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2017 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland

Jack London Square is set to ring in the holiday season with an annual tree lighting ceremony on the Oakland waterfront – plus there’s the crazy fun Tap-Dancing Christmas Trees.
Oakland’s favorite annual holiday tradition promises to deliver holiday magic to the Oakland waterfront with the …

2017 “It’s A Wonderful Night” Annual Holiday & Tree Lighting Celebration | San Leandro
Friday, December 1 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Estudillo Plaza
2017 “It’s A Wonderful Night

Downtown San Leandro welcomes all to its Holiday Tree Lighting and “It’s A Wonderful Night” Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The SLIA invites the community to kick-off the evening at 5:30 p.m. for the Holiday Tree Lighting in Estudillo …

Saturday, December 2

Hometown Holidays & Annual City Hall Tree Lighting | Redwood City
Saturday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Hometown Holidays & Annual City Hall Tree Lighting | Redwood City

Get in the holiday spirit and join the festivities as Redwood City’s Downtown Business Group throws Hometown Holidays, a party to celebrate the holiday season, rain or shine. Guests can enjoy a parade, live entertainment, carnival rides, snow, Santa Claus photos and more. This free …

2017 Union Street Fantasy of Lights | SF
Saturday, December 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Street (at Van Ness Ave)
2017 Union Street Fantasy of Lights | SF

Union Street kicks off its annual Fantasy of Lights holiday celebration, where young and old alike can enjoy festivities to begin the holiday season.
Thousands of holiday lights set off the Victorians, transforming Union Street into a magical backdrop for Santa and a team of elves to …

2017 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.
Saturday, December 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2017 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.

Head to Encinal Yacht Club (or the Wind River Park in Alameda) and nab a perfect viewing spot for the 41st Annual Oakland/Alameda Estuary Lighted Yacht Parade, starting about 5:30pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
In 2017, the parade will follow a longer route passing by Fortman …

Holiday Tree Lighting & Live Digital Art | Menlo Park
Saturday, December 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Holiday Tree Lighting & Live Digital Art | Menlo Park

Visit Fremont Park for their annual Holiday Tree Lighting with Mayor Kirsten Keith, presented by the City of Menlo Park and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce.
This holiday favorite event brings the Menlo Park community together to ring in the holiday season. Come enjoy live …

Sunday, December 3

2017 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley
Sunday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gourmet Ghetto (North Berkeley)
2017 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley

Bring your boots and mittens to play in the snow that is predicted to gently fall on the frontage road between Rose and Vine on Shattuck Ave at the annual Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto.
2017 Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 10 …

Monday, December 4

San Francisco City Hall “World Tree of Hope” Lighting Ceremony | 2017
Monday, December 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall

Come celebrate Christmas in San Francisco City Hall with Mayor Ed Lee and the Annual World Tree of Hope Celebration.
The Rainbow World Fund’s World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall decorated with thousands of origami cranes, each …

Thursday, December 7

2017 Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park: New Illuminated Artwork | SF
Thursday, December 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
2017 Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park: New Illuminated Artwork | SF

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is hosting a free special event, “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” that will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park
Thursday, December 7, 2017
– 4pm at Winter Fest & Tree Lighting at McLaren Lodge …

Friday, December 8

Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop Up Plaza | Union Square
Friday, December 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop Up Plaza | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

2017 Holiday Lights: Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Forest Walk | Presidio
Friday, December 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
2017 Holiday Lights: Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Forest Walk | Presidio

The Presidio invites you to partake in the annual, magical tree-lighting ceremony, a decades-old tradition for the neighborhood – plus a lantern-lit evening forest walk.
2017 Holiday Lights Tree Lighting
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 5pm
Presidio Main Post, San Francisco
FREE, but reservations are appreciated
Gather at the tree …

Saturday, December 9

SantaCon 2017: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2017: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF

“SantaCon” or “Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 9, 2017.
This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks drinking at bars, and causing general mayhem.
And just so …

Unsilent Night 2017: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday, December 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2017: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park

“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through smartphones and boomboxes where the audience becomes the performer.
“Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” The public ensemble will …

Tuesday, December 12

2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 1st Night | Union Square
Tuesday, December 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 1st Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Saturday, December 16

SF’s Menorah Parade & Chanukah Lighting | Union Square
Saturday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SF's Menorah Parade & Chanukah Lighting | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Sunday, December 17

Bill Graham Menorah Day 2017: SF’s Chanukah Festival | Union Square
Sunday, December 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Bill Graham Menorah Day 2017: SF's Chanukah Festival | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Monday, December 18

2017 Chanukah Under the Dome & Homemade Latkes | Westfield Centre
Monday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
2017 Chanukah Under the Dome & Homemade Latkes | Westfield Centre

On the same night as the lighting of the 7th candle of the 25 foot Bill Graham Menorah at 5 pm in Union Square, make your way over to the Westfield SF Centre for a Chanukah Celebration with Live Music, Sufganiyot, Festivities for All Ages
Join Westfield San Francisco Centre …

Friday, December 22

Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop Up Plaza | Union Square
Friday, December 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop Up Plaza | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Friday, December 29

Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop-Up Plaza | Union Square
Friday, December 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop-Up Plaza | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Monday, January 1

Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions: Final Day | Union Square
Monday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions: Final Day | Union Square

It’s your last chance to see Macy’s decorated Holiday Windows and perhaps start the new year with a new furry friend from 11 am to 7 pm on January 1, 2018.

Winter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square
Monday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Tuesday, January 2

12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Holiday Display, Coffee & Cookies | Final Day
Tuesday, January 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Holiday Display, Coffee & Cookies | Final Day

The Westin St. Francis will be transformed into a festive oasis, embellished with spectacular holiday decorations from Joe Vincent Designs starting from November 23, 2017. This  event is open to the public and will feature complimentary coffee and tray-passed cookies. In past years the castle has ...

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