86th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Winter Carnival | Golden Gate Park
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McLaren Lodge | 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA
Enjoy an evening of holiday cheer in Golden Gate Park for the 86th annual Holiday Tree Lighting with carnival rides, a cookie factory, arts and crafts for kids, a visit from Santa, and live entertainment.
86th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 4-8 pm
McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan Street (and Fell)
FREE – Happening rain or shine
This festive event is for the whole family with visits from Santa Claus, live entertainment, sledding, a snow play area, rides, games, caroling, and more.
In past years, you could bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Operation Dream and SFPD’s Toy Drive. We hope they continue that tradition this year.
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.