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Saturday, November 18

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

Please note that the tickets for 11/18 are already sold out.

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

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

Please note that the tickets for 11/19 are already sold out.

Macy’s Kids Thanksgiving Parade | Union Square
Sunday, November 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Kids Thanksgiving Parade | Union Square

Join them for a family fun parade celebration. They are bringing the magic of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® to you. Kids will enjoy face painting and balloon twisting, cookie decorating with Salt & Honey Catering, activities and fun items to create their very own …

Say #NoThanks to Violence: DxE November Day of Action | BART Station
Sunday, November 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Powell Street Station
Say #NoThanks to Violence: DxE November Day of Action | BART Station

At Direct Action Everywhere, they have one — and only one — objective: to take nonviolent direct action until every animal gets the safety, happiness, and freedom they deserve.
Come and join a funeral protest in memory of the millions of turkeys killed for Thanksgiving.

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.
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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 Black Friday Deals in Union Square | SF
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Black Friday Deals in Union Square | SF

In Union Square, take advantage of the high-end version of Black Friday, where dozens of downtown stores typically provide nibbles and holiday drinks, extend their hours and offer deep discounts.
Black Friday Deals & Events | Union Square
Friday, November 24, 2017
Source: visitunionsquaresf.com
At the center of it all is …

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, …

Saturday, November 25

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month starting at 8:30 am. Lessons ...

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 ...

Saturday, December 2

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month starting at 8:30 am. Lessons ...

Thursday, December 7

Drag Queens on Ice 2017 | Union Square
Drag Queens on Ice 2017 | Union Square

The Bay Area’s most colorful drag personalities will be returning to the ice for an evening of laughs, lip syncing and lipstick during Drag Queens On Ice.
Drag Queens on Ice
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 8-9:30 pm
Union Square Park, SF
FREE to watch
The event is rain or shine
If you’d …

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 ...

Saturday, December 9

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month starting at 8:30 am. Lessons ...

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 …

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 ...

Wednesday, December 13

2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd Night | Union Square
Wednesday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd 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 ...

Thursday, December 14

2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 3rd Night | Union Square
Thursday, December 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 3rd 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 ...

Friday, December 15

2017 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square
Friday, December 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th 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

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month starting at 8:30 am. Lessons ...

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 Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square
Monday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th 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 ...

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 …