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Caltrain “Holiday Train” Arrives for 2018
By - posted 12/1/2018
Holidays

Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train will fire up its engine for the seventh year this December to delight Bay Area families with holiday giving. This festive tradition brings holiday treats, entertainment and characters including Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and Santa’s elves to nine stations between San Francisco and more...

Hanukkah 2018: 25-Foot Tall Menorah Lighting
By - posted 12/1/2018
Holidays

Celebrate Chanukah 2018 with the 44th 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 2-9, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm more...

SF’s 13th Annual “World Tree of Hope”
By - posted 12/1/2018
Celebrations

Rainbow World Fund invites you to the 13th Annual RWF, World Tree of Hope Official Tree Lighting Celebration. 13th Annual World Tree of Hope Celebration Monday, December 3, 2018 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco FREE The World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree decorated with thousands more...

SF’s “Winter Park” Ice Rink & Lighted Tree Forest
By - posted 11/29/2018
City Discoveries

The Winter Park at Civic Center will open with a special ceremony on Friday, November 30, 2018, to celebrate the inaugural season of skating and holiday festivities. Modeled after the internationally-famed Wiener Eistraum ice-skating rink in Vienna, Austria, The Winter Park is San Francisco’s first holiday ice rink and track—and the more...

SF’s Amazing Month-Long Light Festival “Illuminate”
By - posted 11/28/2018
Artsy Fartsy

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2018 through New Year’s Day 2019 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during the longest nights of the year, featuring free light art tours, nighttime neighborhood walks, artist talks and participatory experiences.

SFO Lights up for the Holidays
By - posted 11/26/2018
Holidays

Come witness the annual illumination of SFO on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, which has been a holiday tradition for over 10 years. Everyone is invited to celebrate to see one of the largest public displays in the entire Bay Area burst into light. A ceremony, open to media and the public, will more...

Holiday Artisan Market
By - posted 11/26/2018
Holidays

Get all of your holiday shopping done early at the Asian Art Museum’s 2nd Annual Holiday Artisan Market –  a free event featuring one-of-a-kind handmade goods by 30+ local makers. > Visit the market for a chance to win a $100 museum store gift certificate. Holiday Artisan Market Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | more...

The Castro Tree Lighting
By - posted 11/25/2018
Holidays

The 2018 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of America at Castro and 18th Streets with a 28-foot tree. 2018 Castro Tree Lighting Monday, November 26, 2018 | 6 pm Castro Merchants | 501 Castro St. corner 18th St., SF FREE The 28-foot lighted, decorated community Holiday Tree lighting will be emcee’d by more...

The Fairmont’s 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party
By - posted 11/23/2018
Holidays

For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted guests with its joyful holiday festivities and exuberant ambiance. Once again, The Fairmont elves are working overtime this season to create the iconic hotel’s unparalleled interior and exterior holiday décor. The Fairmont San Francisco’s famous annual gigantic gingerbread house opens more...

48 Free Guided Walking Tours of SF
By - posted 11/23/2018
City Discoveries

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and more...

2018 Black Friday Deals in San Francisco
By - posted 11/23/2018
Deals

Want to know what all the Black Friday deals are and when the stores open? We’ve got deals for Cirque du Soleil, San Francisco Opera, Goorin Bros. plus a list of all the major online retailers and big box stores like Macy’s and Costco. At the center of it all in more...

271 Bay Area Hiking Trails & Scenic Overlooks
By - posted 11/22/2018
Outdoorsy

Yea, it may be a marketing gimmick, but we can get behind the sentiment of REI closing its 149 stores on Black Friday on one of the most popular days of the year to encourage its 12,000 employees (and you) to enjoy a day outdoors). It’s called #OptOutside OptOutside Day / Black more...

Thanksgiving in San Francisco 2018
By - posted 11/21/2018
Get Out: Events

Macy’s Great Tree Lighting
By - posted 11/20/2018
Holidays

Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree stands more than 83-feet tall, decorated with more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments, will be officially lit on Friday, November 23, 2018. 29th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 23, 2018 | 6 pm Union Square Park | more...

$10 Giants Tix On Sale for 2019
By - posted 11/19/2018
Deals

Super cheap Giants tickets for the 2019 season are going on sale on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. You can buy tickets for the entire season with many midweek tickets starting at just $10 Beginning at 10am on November 20, 2018 you can purchase $10 tickets online or in person at all Giants Dugout Store locations. Cheap Tip: Head more...