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84th Annual Golden Gate Park Tree Lighting

A night of live entertainment, carnival rides and our main man Santa
By - posted 12/4/2013 No Comment

An evening of holiday cheer in Golden Gate Park, the 84th annual Holiday Tree Lighting, featuring live entertainment, carnival rides and a visit from Santa.

Festivities on December 5, 2013 will begin at 4 pm, with the tree lighting ceremony to begin shortly after dusk.

The event is free. Activities may vary year to year, but this usually includes the train rides, photo with Santa, refreshments and activities.

84th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 4 pm
McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan Street (and Fell)

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.