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88th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Snow Day & Winter Carnival | Golden Gate Park

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Most activities are typically free, but some may have a nominal cost.

McLaren Lodge | 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA



SF Rec & Park will kick-off the 2016 Holiday Season with the annual free winter family event, the 88th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting.

In a sense it’s a fun mini Winter Carnival with many free activities including a snow play area, carnival rides, a cookie factory, arts and crafts for kids, a visit from Santa, music, and live entertainment.

88th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 4-8 pm
McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan Street (and Fell)
FREE – Happening rain or shine

Santa will arrive shortly before the official Tree Lighting ceremony currently scheduled to begin at 6 pm.

In 1929, John McLaren, the grandfather of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco’s first park superintendent, began a holiday tradition of lighting trees along a mile-long stretch of Fell Street that ended in front of McLaren Lodge, his home at the time.

McLaren Lodge is located at 501 Stanyan Street (and Fell), in Golden Gate Park and is accessible by MUNI via the 5 Fulton, 21 Hayes, 33 Stanyan, 71 Noriega and N Judah lines.


Links: Event details

Cost: FREE*
*Most activities are typically free, but some may have a nominal cost.

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, San Francisco, Snow Days, Tree Lightings & Holiday Festivities
Address: 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA

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