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2016 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Jessie Square | 736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94199

Celebrate in festive Filipino style at the annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade, held in Yerba Buena Gardens and Jessie Square, where you can watch traditional, star-shaped Filipino Christmas lanterns called parols march along Yerba Buena Lane, along with live music, art, games and performances.

14th Annual Parol Lantern Festival and Parade
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 5-9 pm
Jessie Square, Mission St. & Yerba Buena Ln., San Francisco

In San Francisco, on Saturday, December 10, 2016, the community will be holding the 14th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival – a must-see event during the holiday season. Celebrate a memorable evening of lights and laughter. The theme for 2016 is SoMa Pilipinas: Bring Our Culture to Light.

2016 Parade Schedule:

  • 5 pm: Entertainment & Parol Gallery in Jessie Square
  • 6:15 pm: Parade Starts at Yerba Buena Gardens
  • 6:30 – 8 pm*: Program & Tala Awards in Jessie Square
    * In case of rain, the parade will be cancelled and all program activities will take place inside St. Patrick’s church at 6:30 pm.

Each year, the SoMa community showcases the parol lantern – the quintessential Filipino symbol of hope, blessings, luck, peace, and light during the holiday season – and brightens Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Lane and Mission Street between 3rd and 4th Street.

The festival begins with a series of parol lantern-making workshops held at the Bayanihan Community Center. Parol workshops are open to the public.

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Live Music, San Francisco, San FranFREEsco, Tree Lightings & Holiday Festivities
Address: 736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94199

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