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2013 Holiday Craft Fairs & Tree Lightings

A huge list of 2013 holiday craft fairs and tree lightings
By - posted 12/6/2013 No Comment

Time to plan out all your Christmas shopping and holiday cheer in on go!

Here’s Funcheap’s list of upcoming tree lightings, holiday art walks and craft fairs, parades, secret santa swaps and anything else related to the holidays.


Monday, November 28

Castro Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony (SF)
Monday, November 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Street & 18th Street
Castro Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony (SF)
Join Castro Merchants and a star-studded lineup for the official lighting ceremony of the famous Castro Holiday Tree, Monday, November 28, 6:00 PM at Castro Street at 18th Street. We are pulling out all the stops with entertainment, sing alongs and rousing speeches. Scheduled to attend: ...
Castro Holiday Tree Lighting 2022 (SF)
Monday, November 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro & 18th
Castro Holiday Tree Lighting 2022 (SF)
It’s that time of year #inthecastro! Don’t forget to join us on Monday, November 28th, 6PM, at Castro and 18th Street for the official lighting of the Castro Holiday Tree! We’re pulling out all the stops with entertainment, sing alongs, and rousing speeches. Join Mayor London ...

Tuesday, November 29

The Ritz-Carlton SF’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony 2022 (SF)
Tuesday, November 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Complimentary to the public
| Ritz Carlton Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton SF's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony 2022 (SF)
To kick off the holiday season, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is hosting the hotel’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will be hosted by Liam Mayclem and Betty Yu of KPIX-TV CBS and one of the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area children. The complimentary-to-the-public event will feature ...

Wednesday, November 30

Thrive City “Winter Wonderland” 2022 Annual Lighting Ceremony (SF)
Wednesday, November 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Thrive City Plaza (at Chase Center)
Thrive City "Winter Wonderland" 2022 Annual Lighting Ceremony (SF)
The holidays are here! Winter Wonderland presented by Fanatics is tipping off the festive season with the annual Lighting Ceremony featuring the Bay Area’s largest tree standing at 90 feet tall! This 2-hour showcase features live music from original member and founder of Journey, Neal Schon ...
Ferry Building’s Holiday Open House 2022 (SF)
Wednesday, November 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free holiday open house
| San Francisco Ferry Building
Ferry Building's Holiday Open House 2022 (SF)
Celebrate the holidays and shop locally… the Ferry Building halls are decked out! Enjoy warm drinks, samples, music, family activities and photo ops from 5:00pm – 7:00pm inside the Ferry Building Marketplace. Visit our annual gingerbread house display and decorate cookies to take home (near Book ...

Thursday, December 1

Golden Gate Park’s JFK Drive Tree Lighting + Holiday Festival (2022)
Thursday, December 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | JFK Promenade
Golden Gate Park's JFK Drive Tree Lighting + Holiday Festival (2022)
Join us for our annual tree lighting event and a host of holiday activities and attractions, including a snow play area, carnival rides, kids activities, food trucks, live entertainment and a special appearance by Santa and his helpers. Enjoy public pianos, art installations and newly ...
Sausalito 2022 Tree Lighting Extravaganza (SF)
Thursday, December 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Viña del Mar Park
Sausalito 2022 Tree Lighting Extravaganza (SF)
Join us for the kick-off of Holiday by the Bay, a month long celebration in Sausalito! Sausalito 2022 Tree Lighting Extravaganza Performing Stars, ‘Til Dawn and Santa’s Arrival! Sausalito Equator Coffee & Treats Tree donated by The Inn Above Tide

Friday, December 2

2022 “IlluminOdyssey” Dazzling Winter Lights (Nov. 4-Jan. 16)
Friday, December 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: $25.95*
*Child - $21.95, Adult - $25.95. Admission includes IlluminOdyssey
| CuriOdyssey
2022 "IlluminOdyssey" Dazzling Winter Lights (Nov. 4-Jan. 16)

Electrify your child’s imagination at CuriOdyssey’s spectacular light exhibition. All facets of this family-friendly exhibition focus on the beauty and characteristics of light. CuriOdyssey’s approach to education awakens kids’ curiosity, builds critical thinking skills and inspires an interest in science and the natural world. The ...

Win Tix: “Let’s Glow SF” Epic Winter Lights VIP Reception (2022)
Friday, December 2 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*WIN
| One Bush Street
Let’s Glow SF returns to Downtown San Francisco for 2022! This free, outdoor holiday light arts festival is returning with more artists’ holiday-inspired works projected across some of downtown’s most notable buildings. See the largest holiday projection arts festival in the United States from 5-10pm nightly running ...
Winter Festival Marketplace: Holiday Gifts + Vintage Treasures (Palo Alto)
Friday, December 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
*$5 per person, free for children ages 12 and under
| Gamble Garden
Winter Festival Marketplace: Holiday Gifts + Vintage Treasures (Palo Alto)
Ring in the holidays at the Gamble Garden Winter Festival! Enjoy one-stop shopping for holiday gifts, greenery, and décor in the festive Gamble Garden atmosphere. Dates Friday, December 2, 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday, December 3, 11:00am – 4:00pm Tickets $5 per person, purchase online or at the gate. Kids 12 ...
Santa Clara’s “Winter Nights” Holiday Festivities (Dec 3-4)
Friday, December 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield Valley Fair
Santa Clara's "Winter Nights" Holiday Festivities (Dec 3-4)
Step into a winter wonderland! This year, we’re spreading the holiday cheer with Snowfall, Music, and whimsical Holiday Performances Friday, December 2 1pm-7pm: Ornament Engraving! Spend $300 at any retailer and stop by the booth set up in Center Court to get a custom engraved ornament *while ...
32nd Annual “Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll” (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayes Valley
32nd Annual "Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll" (SF)
The 32nd Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll Join us for an evening of Holiday Merriment – Friday, December 2, from 4 to 9 PM Kick off the holidays with a festive street party in Hayes Valley. Stroll around the neighborhood surrounded by carolers, holiday lights and decorated windows. ...
Concord’s Holiday “Sip N’ Stroll” (2022)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Purchase your tickets for $20 for treats and drinks! FREE Brenden Theater ticket with purchase while supplies last.
| Check in at the E.J. Phair Patio, Downtown Concord Businesses
Concord's Holiday "Sip N' Stroll" (2022)
Sip N’ Stroll through 11 Downtown Concord restaurants and establishments with treats and drinks! Enjoy singing Santa and his reindeer, horse & carriage rides, and other fun festivities. Participating Businesses Include: Visit Concord Hop Grenade Teaspoon Sidegate Brewery Luna Ristorante Falafel Flame Himalayan Cuisine Cinnaholic Vinnie’s Lettuce Inn Canasta Kitchen More Restaurants Listed Soon! OFFERINGS – While Supplies ...
2022 Presidio Holiday Tree Lighting (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
2022 Presidio Holiday Tree Lighting (SF)
Enjoy the Presidio’s historic holiday tree for the season! Since 1991, the now 55-foot-tall Norfolk Island pine has glowed with strings of lights at night beginning the first Friday in December, bringing the warmth of the season into the hearts of all. The tradition of tree ...
Let’s Glow SF: USA’s Largest Holiday Light Arts Fest (Dec. 2-11)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | multiple locations
Let's Glow SF: USA's Largest Holiday Light Arts Fest (Dec. 2-11)
Let’s Glow SF returns to Downtown San Francisco for the second year in a row. The free, outdoor holiday light arts festival is returning with more artists’ holiday-inspired works projected across some of downtown’s most notable buildings. From 5-10pm nightly running Friday, December 2, 2022 – ...
Benicia’s Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting (2022)
Friday, December 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
Benicia's Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting (2022)
Get into the holiday spirit with Benicia’s Annual Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting! One of the most popular events of the year, the celebration features family fun all along First Street, including live music & entertainment, costumed carolers to interact with the kids, and wine ...

Saturday, December 3

Pacifica’s 2022 Holiday Extravaganza (Dec 2-3)
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pacifica Community Center
Pacifica's 2022 Holiday Extravaganza (Dec 2-3)
We invite you & your loved ones to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with us! Come enjoy holiday cheer & hand made products from local craftspeople! Friday Dec 2 / 5:30-9 pm *Building Lighting (5:30 pm) * Caroling * Greetings from Santa * Elf Market (6-9 pm) Saturday Dec ...
Hayward’s Annual “Light Up The Season” Festivities (2022)
Saturday, December 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward City Hall
Hayward's Annual "Light Up The Season" Festivities (2022)
Light Up the Season, the annual downtown Hayward winter-time celebration and lighting ceremony, is returning to the City Hall rotunda and plaza the afternoon and evening of Saturday, Dec. 3, and local organizations, businesses, associations and school groups are welcome to participate. After two-years of virtual ...

Sunday, December 4

“It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” Holiday Celebration (2022)
Sunday, December 4 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Lafayette Plaza Park
"It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette" Holiday Celebration (2022)
“It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” holiday celebration is designed as a time to share holiday cheer as we celebrate this wonderful community we live in. Typically held on the first Sunday in December in Lafayette’s Plaza Park, this free, fun, family-friendly celebration includes Santa ...

Wednesday, December 7

SF’s Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting 2022
Wednesday, December 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
SF's Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting 2022
The Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting — a free, family-friendly event — returns Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 4-7pm! This festive event features holiday entertainment, “snow” flurries, festive bites and drinks, free holiday crafts from community organizations, and a toy giveaway for 400+ children! The night of festive entertainment ...

Friday, December 9

Salesforce Park’s Holiday Lighting Celebration 2022 w/ Free Hot Cocoa & Holiday Crafts (SF)
Friday, December 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all
| Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park's Holiday Lighting Celebration 2022 w/ Free Hot Cocoa & Holiday Crafts (SF)
TJPA’s Salesforce Park is lighting up for the holidays! Enjoy free holiday crafts, live music by Cosmo Alleycats, and complimentary hot cocoa from Philz Coffee as we celebrate the arrival of the holiday season. Afterward, explore the newly illuminated lights and decorations throughout the park. ...

Saturday, December 10

“Sing You a Merry Christmas” at Grace Cathedral (Dec. 10-22)
Saturday, December 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: $15
"Sing You a Merry Christmas" at Grace Cathedral (Dec. 10-22)
Sing along with your favorite holiday carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Festive for families! Since 1947, Christmas at Grace Cathedral has offered an ideal way to ring ...
Grace Cathedral’s “A Cathedral Christmas” (Dec. 10-23)
Saturday, December 10 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $17 | Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral's "A Cathedral Christmas" (Dec. 10-23)

Giving the warm glow and happy memories of a Christmas concert at Grace Cathedral is a gift that lasts forever and is always the right size. Join us for concerts and services that will fill you with joy this season. Celebrate the season with the ...

Sausalito’s 35th Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks 2022
Saturday, December 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gabrielson Park
Sausalito's 35th Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks 2022
December 10, 2022 | 6 -7:15pm Sausalito Waterfront – Gabrielson Park 5:00 pm Reserved Seating Opens 6:00 pm Lighted-Boat Parade begins 7:15 pm Fireworks

Sunday, December 11

2022 “IlluminOdyssey” Dazzling Winter Lights (Nov. 4-Jan. 16)
Sunday, December 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: $25.95*
*Child - $21.95, Adult - $25.95. Admission includes IlluminOdyssey
| CuriOdyssey
2022 "IlluminOdyssey" Dazzling Winter Lights (Nov. 4-Jan. 16)

Electrify your child’s imagination at CuriOdyssey’s spectacular light exhibition. All facets of this family-friendly exhibition focus on the beauty and characteristics of light. CuriOdyssey’s approach to education awakens kids’ curiosity, builds critical thinking skills and inspires an interest in science and the natural world. The ...

Grace Cathedral’s “A Cathedral Christmas” (Dec. 10-23)
Sunday, December 11 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $17 | Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral's "A Cathedral Christmas" (Dec. 10-23)

Giving the warm glow and happy memories of a Christmas concert at Grace Cathedral is a gift that lasts forever and is always the right size. Join us for concerts and services that will fill you with joy this season. Celebrate the season with the ...

Monday, December 12

“A Brass and Organ Christmas” at Grace Cathedral (2022)
Monday, December 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $17 | Grace Cathedral
"A Brass and Organ Christmas" at Grace Cathedral (2022)
Experience the perfect marriage of the Bay Area’s finest brass musicians, a beloved pipe organ, and unparalleled acoustics. A musical highlight of the year! Since 1947, Christmas at Grace Cathedral has offered an ideal way to ring in the season, with magnificent music, a majestic setting, ...

Saturday, December 17

Grace Cathedral’s “A Cathedral Christmas” (Dec. 10-23)
Saturday, December 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $17 | Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral's "A Cathedral Christmas" (Dec. 10-23)

Giving the warm glow and happy memories of a Christmas concert at Grace Cathedral is a gift that lasts forever and is always the right size. Join us for concerts and services that will fill you with joy this season. Celebrate the season with the ...

Sunday, December 18

Grace Cathedral’s “A Cathedral Christmas” (Dec. 10-23)
Sunday, December 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $17 | Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral's "A Cathedral Christmas" (Dec. 10-23)

Giving the warm glow and happy memories of a Christmas concert at Grace Cathedral is a gift that lasts forever and is always the right size. Join us for concerts and services that will fill you with joy this season. Celebrate the season with the ...

Monday, December 19

“Soulful Joy” Live Holidays Concert at Grace Cathedral (2022)
Monday, December 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $17 | Grace Cathedral
"Soulful Joy" Live Holidays Concert at Grace Cathedral (2022)
Experience a new sound for the holidays at Grace Cathedral! The feeling of jazz, a hint of storytelling – reflecting and reimagining the holiday spirit with music and sacred movement. Soulful Joy! The beginning of a beautiful new tradition at Grace Cathedral! Since 1947, Christmas at Grace Cathedral has offered an ideal way to ring in the season, with magnificent ...

Friday, December 23

Grace Cathedral’s “A Cathedral Christmas” (Dec. 10-23)
Friday, December 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $17 | Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral's "A Cathedral Christmas" (Dec. 10-23)

Giving the warm glow and happy memories of a Christmas concert at Grace Cathedral is a gift that lasts forever and is always the right size. Join us for concerts and services that will fill you with joy this season. Celebrate the season with the ...

Sunday, January 1

Final Day: Macy’s 36th Annual “Holiday Windows” w/ SF SPCA (Nov. 18 – Jan. 1)
Sunday, January 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Final Day: Macy's 36th Annual "Holiday Windows" w/ SF SPCA (Nov. 18 - Jan. 1)

The San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s Union Square welcome the return of live rescue animals to its 36th annual Holiday Windows, available for viewing from November 18 through January 1, 2023. For the first time since 2019, adorable cats and dogs–all available for adoption through ...

Monday, January 2

Final Day: SF’s 12 ft. Tall “Sugar Castle” at the Westin St. Francis (Jan. 2)
Monday, January 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
Final Day: SF's 12 ft. Tall “Sugar Castle” at the Westin St. Francis (Jan. 2)

The Westin St. Francis Executive Pastry Chef Jean-François Houdré will unveil his signature 12-feet rotating holiday sugar castle in the Landmark Lobby of The Westin St. Francis on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 11:00 am. This annual holiday tradition began in 2005 with the stunning ...

Friday, January 6

2022 “IlluminOdyssey” Dazzling Winter Lights (Nov. 4-Jan. 16)
Friday, January 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: $25.95*
*Child - $21.95, Adult - $25.95. Admission includes IlluminOdyssey
| CuriOdyssey
2022 "IlluminOdyssey" Dazzling Winter Lights (Nov. 4-Jan. 16)

Electrify your child’s imagination at CuriOdyssey’s spectacular light exhibition. All facets of this family-friendly exhibition focus on the beauty and characteristics of light. CuriOdyssey’s approach to education awakens kids’ curiosity, builds critical thinking skills and inspires an interest in science and the natural world. The ...