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SF’s Most Magical Tree Lightings & Holiday Events

All the biggest lighting ceremonies and the Bay’s most special Xmas & holiday events
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The holidays are just around the corner and you are invited to get into the spirit at tree lightings and holiday festivals all over the Bay Area.

Grab your friends and family and marvel at magical fireworks and twinkling lights, hear carolers sing all your seasonal favorites, as the little ones tell Santa their Christmas wishes.

Bay Area’s Best 2019 Holiday Lighting Events


2019 Embarcadero Center’s Lighting Ceremony & Carnival

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 4-7pm
Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
FREE

Four iconic buildings will light up with 17,000 holiday lights, along with fireworks bursting in the sky and a magical ice skating show. The Building Lighting Ceremony at Embarcadero Center is a San Francisco tradition and the official start of the holiday season in the City.


 

Conservatory of Flowers’ Night Bloom

Periodic Nights: November 22, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Conservatory of Flowers: 101 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco
Free to watch the light show from outside

Night Bloom, a six-week light and sound exhibition, will transform the iconic San Francisco landmark.


2019 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting

Friday, November 29, 2019 | 6pm (Tree Lighting approx. at 6:50 pm)
Union Square Park | Geary and Powell, San Francisco
FREE to watch

San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree stands more than 83-feet tall, decorated with 43,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 700 shining ornaments. The Great Tree is lit annually on Black Friday.


 

Pier 39’s Nightly Tree Lighting Show

November 27, 2019 through January 5, 2020 | 5-10pm
PIER 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco
FREE
Synchronized to holiday music, Pier 39’s Christmas tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colorsnightly, every half hour from 5-10pm, November 27, 2019 through January 5, 2020.


 

2019 Illuminate SF Festival of Light

November 28, 2019 – January 1, 2020
All over San Francisco – Map
FREE

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2019 through New Year’s Day 2020 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene with 40+ different light sculptures (both permanent and temporary) in 17 neighborhoods by 30+ artists.


 

55th Annual Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, November 29, 2019 | 4–9pm
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
FREE

Ghirardelli Square’s massive Christmas tree lights up for the holidays with live music, crafts and a special appearance by Santa.


 

San Jose’s Christmas in the Park Opening

Friday, November 29, 2019 | 5-9pm
Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose
FREE

San Jose’s favorite holiday tradition, Christmas in the Park is a holiday fantasyland with over 60 musical and animated exhibits. The 40th year kicks off at 5pm on November 29 with the return of the Christmas in the Park Parade followed by the annual tree lighting. New for 2019, enjoy a special musical light show on their 55-foot live Christmas tree each night at 6:00pm with a special guest who will light the Community Giving Tree.


 

2019 Niles Festival of Lights and Parade

Friday, November 29, 2019 | 6pm
– Tree Lighting at 6pm
– Parade Kickoff at 6:30pm
Niles Boulevard
FREE

This wonderful holiday tradition features over 60 unique floats and other entries, marching bands, specialty service units, costumed characters and of course, an appearance by the man himself – Santa Claus.


 

Yerba Buena Gardens’ Carousel Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 4-7pm
221 4th St, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
FREE

Put a “spin” on a classic holiday tradition this winter as the Children’s Creativity Museum lights up the Bay Area’s oldest and most beloved carousel in Yerba Buena Gardens. Plus, take a spin ’round with free carousel rides.


 

2019 Castro Tree Lighting

Monday, December 2, 2019 | 6 pm
Castro Merchants | 501 Castro St., SF
FREE

Castro celebrates the holidays with the lighting of a 28-foot tree with holiday music, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and of course Santa with his elf.


 

Golden Gate Park’s 90th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 4-8pm
McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan Street (and Fell)
FREE

This free family-friendly event will feature toboggan rides, a snow play area, carnival rides, live entertainment, cookie decorating, visits with Santa and more.


 

San Francisco Civic Center Plaza Tree Lighting

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 4-7pm
Civic Center Community Benefit District, 901 Market Street, Suite 490, San Francisco, CA
FREE

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.


 

Westfield Centre’s Annual Upside Down Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6-8pm
Westfield Centre, 865 Market St. Level 4 Under the Dome, SF
FREE, but an RSVP is required

Join the San Francisco community in kicking off the holidays under the iconic Emporium Dome with a special lighting of the 50 foot Inverted Crystal Tree. Plus, visit Santa, dance to the DJ, sip hot cocoa, and so much more.


 

2019 Presidio’s Holiday Lights Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 5-7pm
Presidio Main Post, San Francisco
FREE, but reservations are appreciated

The Presidio’s iconic traditional tree-lighting ceremony is expands in 2019 with lantern walks, holiday music and song from the SF Girls Chorus, and free popcorn.


 

Grace Cathedral’s World Tree of Hope Celebration

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm
Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St, San Francisco
FREE

See the world’s most unique holiday tree light up along with live performances. The World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 feet tall and decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand folded and inscribed with wishes for the future of the world.


 

2019 Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 5-8 pm (Parade starts at 6 pm)
Sausalito Waterfront
FREE to watch the parade and fireworks.

Watch dozens of brightly lit and beautifully decorated boats parade along the shoreline by the Spinnaker, Sausalito Yacht Club & Ferry Landing.


Thursday, December 5

Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF
Thursday, December 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Grace Cathedral
Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF

See the world’s most unique holiday tree at Grace Cathedral. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 feet tall and decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand folded ...

29th Annual Festival of Trees | Vacaville
Thursday, December 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Vacaville Ice Sports
29th Annual Festival of Trees | Vacaville

You won’t want to miss this hometown tradition as we decorate the start of the holiday season with 100 sparkling trees big and small. Festival of Trees is celebrating its 29th year as their largest fundraiser. Festival of Trees offers a variety of live entertainment ...

SF City Hall Lights Up for Christmas
Thursday, December 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
SF City Hall Lights Up for Christmas

Every evening at sunset, over 220 state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures illuminate City Hall’s exterior. Normally, a soft white glow shows off the play of light and shadow on the full façade and dome. Frequently, special plaza façade lighting schemes honor or celebrate events, seasons, and ...

Ambiance Holiday Shopping Party: Treats & Raffles | Haight
Thursday, December 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover charge. But you should probably shop for something.
| Ambiance (Haight-Ashbury)
Ambiance Holiday Shopping Party: Treats & Raffles | Haight

Stop by Ambiance during their Annual Holiday Customer Appretiation Parties featuring delicious Holiday treats, prize raffles every 30 minutes, 15% off regular price and 25% additional off sale merchandise. Dec 5th 5 pm-9 pm – Haight-Ashbury and Marina locations Dec 12th 5 pm-9 pm – ...

Drag Queens on Ice 2019 | Union Square
Thursday, December 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Union Square Park
Drag Queens on Ice 2019 | Union Square
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square is never more fabulous than during one of the city’s most popular events of the holiday season—Drag Queens on Ice. Skate with or come watch some of San Francisco’s fiercest Bay Area drag queens lip-sync and skate ...

Friday, December 6

Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF
Friday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Grace Cathedral
Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF

See the world’s most unique holiday tree at Grace Cathedral. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 feet tall and decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand folded ...

“Frozen” Themed Gingerbread Town & Tree Lighting with Santa | Berkeley
Friday, December 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Claremont Club & Spa
"Frozen" Themed Gingerbread Town & Tree Lighting with Santa | Berkeley
Join Santa and Holiday Carolers for a “Frozen” themed Gingerbread Town unveiling and Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Claremont Club & Spa. Cookies, hot chocolate, and your favorite holiday cocktails will be available for purchase at our specially made Gingerbread Bar. Be sure to stick ...
40ft Tree Lighting Ceremony w/ Holiday Crafted Beer & Santa | Napa
Friday, December 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is complimentary but tickets are required.
| The Village (Napa)
40ft Tree Lighting Ceremony w/ Holiday Crafted Beer & Santa | Napa
Join for holiday cheer and light the spectacular 40-foot Christmas Tree, on December 6, 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Enjoy a festive evening complete with Christmas carolers, a holiday-inspired Artisan Market and photos with Santa. Visit one of the resort’s nine tasting rooms to ...
2019 Presidio Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Forest Walk | SF
Friday, December 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
2019 Presidio Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Forest Walk | SF
The Presidio’s iconic traditional tree-lighting ceremony is expanding for 2019. In addition to the tree lighting, the event will take place outside and include lantern walks, holiday music and song from the SF Girls Chorus, hot chocolate from Johnny Doughnuts, grilled cheese from The Grilledcheezeguy, drinks from ...
2019 Holiday Tree Lighting & Ornament Making | McCoppin Sq.
Friday, December 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square
2019 Holiday Tree Lighting & Ornament Making | McCoppin Sq.
Join the People of Parkside Sunset (POPS) and Supervisor Katy Tang’s Office in celebrating the holiday season with a holiday tree lighting at McCoppin Square Park (Taraval St. and 23rd Ave). The event is on Friday, December 6, 2019 and starts at 5 pm. Help decorate ...
2019 Holiday Tree Lighting, & Community Parade | Emeryville
Friday, December 6 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Emeryville City Hall
2019 Holiday Tree Lighting, & Community Parade | Emeryville
Mark your calendars for the Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. Grab a seat on the curb and enjoy the parade. After the parade head down to City Hall and enjoy, entertainment, Tree Lighting and Santa. Some of the ...
2019 “It’s A Wonderful Night” Tree Lighting Celebration w/ Santa | San Leandro
Friday, December 6 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Estudillo Plaza
2019 “It’s A Wonderful Night" Tree Lighting Celebration w/ Santa | San Leandro
On Friday, December 6th, Downtown San Leandro will transform into a winter wonderland with an evening full of holiday entertainment, games, cookie decorating, interactive arts and crafts for kids and horse-drawn carriage rides. Holiday movies will be playing on an outdoor screen and Santa Claus will ...
Holiday Tree Lighting & Storytelling w/ Santa | Menlo Park
Friday, December 6 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Holiday Tree Lighting & Storytelling w/ Santa | Menlo Park
Join for a treasured community event that brings family, friends, and neighbors together to begin the holiday season. This year’s event will feature holiday magic and surprises around every corner that everyone can enjoy. Watch live entertainment and sing along to winter classics with the musical ...
SF’s Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Lighting | Westfield Centre
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
| Westfield San Francisco Centre
SF's Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Lighting | Westfield Centre
Westfield Centre is bringing back their famous upside Christmas tree. Get ready for “Light The Night,” a community holiday celebration and Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6th. 4th Annual Tree Lighting Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6 pm to 8 pm Westfield Centre, 865 Market St. Level 4 Under ...
Holiday On The Plaza: Tree Lighting & DJ Santa Dance Party | Berkeley
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
Holiday On The Plaza: Tree Lighting & DJ Santa Dance Party | Berkeley
Celebrate the Season in Downtown Berkeley. After you visit the Berkeley Gift Fair, held this year at the David Brower Center, join us on the Plaza for a joyous celebration of music and dancing as we welcome the holiday season as a community. Come dance with ...
Annual Marina Holiday Tree Lighting Festival | Monterey
Friday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vince DiMaggio Park
Annual Marina Holiday Tree Lighting Festival | Monterey
Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Marina Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at Vince DiMaggio Park on Friday, December 6th. Annual Marina Holiday Tree Lighting Festival Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6 pm to 7:30 pm Vince DiMaggio Park, 3200 Del Monte Blvd, Marina FREE Please note this event is ...

Saturday, December 7

Breakfast With Santa | Menlo Park
Saturday, December 7 – 7:30 am | Cost: $10*
*Reservations are required. $8 Children 12 and under; $10 Adults
| Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
Breakfast With Santa | Menlo Park
Join on Saturday, December 7 at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center at 7:30-11:30 am for a pancake breakfast, children’s crafts, and see Santa Claus. Activities Include: Pancake breakfast and buffet Letter writing to Santa Holiday crafts Visiting and picture taking with Santa Photo booth with holiday props Registration is required for this ...
2019 Holiday Cable Car Races & The Santa Triathlon | SF
Saturday, December 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE for spectators. Fundraising/Donations required to participate in events
| Aquatic Park
2019 Holiday Cable Car Races & The Santa Triathlon | SF
At Brave the Bay, you might see an elf in striped tights jump into the Bay, or Santa Claus hauling a cable car instead of presents at the Santa Triathlon, co-presented with Make-a-Wish and the SF Police Department. Teams of six pull cable cars by rope in a head-to-head ...
Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Grace Cathedral
Decorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF

See the world’s most unique holiday tree at Grace Cathedral. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 feet tall and decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand folded ...

2019 Holiday Crafts Day | Randall Museum
2019 Holiday Crafts Day | Randall Museum
On December 7, 2019 at 10 am, Holiday Crafts Day is back. Get crafty and make presents and decorations for the winter holidays. Learn to roll your own beeswax candles, make handmade scented gift soaps, build a wooden train, create a candy house, and more.
2019 Winter Spectacular: Snow Day, Light Show & Parade | Redwood City
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. There is a charge for rides and food vendors.
| Downtown Redwood City
2019 Winter Spectacular: Snow Day, Light Show & Parade | Redwood City
The annual Children’s Festival and Light Show in downtown Redwood City features a parade, musical performances, entertainment, real snow to play in, carnival rides, Santa Claus and more. 2019 Winter Festival | Redwood City Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 10 am to 8 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE (There is a charge ...
Opening Day: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Opening Day: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary

The San Francisco Public Library Main Children’s Center invites you to celebrate the return of a beloved annual tradition, when the holiday model train exhibit comes chugging around the bend on the second floor mezzanine. The exhibit will be here for you to enjoy beginning ...

Winter Open House & Model Train Show 2019 | San Leandro
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission to the open house is always free, and donations are always incredibly appreciated.
| San Leandro Historical Railway Society
Winter Open House & Model Train Show 2019 | San Leandro

Visit  the historic 1898 San Leandro Freight Depot for a day of fun exploring the railroad museum, G&O Garden Railroad, and HO Scale Model Railroad. Winter Open House & Model Train Show 2019 Saturday & Sunday, December 7-8, 2019 | 10 am to 4 pm ...

Super Holiday Boutique: Free Photos w/ Santa & Olaf | Pleasant Hill
Super Holiday Boutique: Free Photos w/ Santa & Olaf | Pleasant Hill

The holiday season’s largest shopping extravaganza in Central Contra Costa is at the 10th annual Super Holiday Boutique on Dec. 7-8 in Pleasant Hill and Concord. Shoppers will find a potpourri of gift items and will be able to get free photos with Olaf and ...

2019 Home for the Holidays: Children’s Festival | East Bay
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Livermore
2019 Home for the Holidays: Children's Festival | East Bay
Kick off the holiday season at downtown Livermore’s Home for the Holidays festival and the Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade. A Celebration of the Traditions of the Holidays. Lizzie fountain will be transformed into a winter fun zone for children 5th Grade and under. 2019 Home for the ...
14th Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
14th Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk: Saturday | Oakland

Come find one of a kind gifts on the 14th Annual Winter Art Walk. Event includes open studios and gallery exhibits highlighting the work of outstanding artists who live and/or work in Jingletown. 2019 Jingletown Holiday Art Walk Saturday-Sunday, December 7-8, 2019 | 11 am ...

2019 Vagabond Indie Bazaar w/ 75+ Local Artists | Saturday
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Local Take
2019 Vagabond Indie Bazaar w/ 75+ Local Artists | Saturday

Wrap up your holiday shopping and have fun discovering new favorites at the Annual Vagabond Craft Fair. Find gifts for yourself and others with over 14 vendors to explore each day. Vagabond is an annual holiday market showcasing some of the amazing local talent of ...

2019 Rockridge Holiday Fair: Music, Santa & Dancing Xmas Trees | Oakland
Saturday, December 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rockridge BART
2019 Rockridge Holiday Fair: Music, Santa & Dancing Xmas Trees  | Oakland
On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Rockridge District Association kicks off the season with the Rockridge Market Hall holiday fair, plus a visit from Santa, live music and entertainment, and festivities up and down the Avenue. 2019 Activity Lineup Rockridge BART Station: Noon-4 pm: Visit from Santa 12:30 pm-1 pm: ...
SantaCon 2019: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2019: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
“SantaCon” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 7, 2019. 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 you know, ...
2019 Tiburon Holiday Festival: Tree Lighting, Santa & Carriage Rides | Marin
2019 Tiburon Holiday Festival: Tree Lighting, Santa & Carriage Rides | Marin
Join friends and neighbors and experience the ultimate holiday celebration as the town magically transform into a winter wonderland full of cheer and classic family fun. Enjoy hands-on holiday activities including Choral Performances, Santa, Train Rides, Carriage Rides and Band Performances. 2019 Tiburon Holiday Festival Saturday, December 7, ...
Santacon at the Beach 2019 | SF
Saturday, December 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Del Mar SF
Santacon at the Beach 2019 | SF
Join us Saturday, Dec 7th, 2019 at Del Mar for the Marina Santacon dance party starting at 2 pm. We will have 3 live DJs: DJ Audio1, Bryan Ramirez & D Murray spinning all day & night. All costumes are welcome. Please arrive early as the ...
Concord Tree-Lighting, Carriage Rides & Mayor’s Sing-Along | Todos Santos Plaza
Saturday, December 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Concord Tree-Lighting, Carriage Rides & Mayor’s Sing-Along | Todos Santos Plaza
Join the City of Concord in welcoming the holiday season on Saturday, December 7 in Todos Santos Plaza with a number of traditional festivities including an official tree-lighting, horse-drawn carriage rides, the Mayor’s sing-along and a special visit from Santa. Holiday booths open at 3 p.m. ...
2019 Hometown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting | Pleasanton
Saturday, December 7 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Street (Pleasanton)
2019 Hometown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting | Pleasanton
Pleasanton celebrates the season with the annual Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting with floats, marching bands, community groups and more as the hometown tradition marches down Main Street. After the parade, the mayor will light the tree, there will be musical entertainment and a special appearance by ...
2019 Tree Lighting & The Mistletones’ Rockin’ Holiday Show | Alameda
Saturday, December 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda City Hall
2019 Tree Lighting & The Mistletones’ Rockin’ Holiday Show | Alameda
Start the Holiday season right by attending the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Alameda City Hall. 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 4 pm to 6 pm (Tree Lighting Ceremony starts at 5:30 pm) Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda FREE Holiday Entertainment ...
2019 Lighting of the Snowmen: Live Music, Kiddy Craft & Wine Tasting | Sonoma
Saturday, December 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with $10 parking donation to charity.
| Cornerstone Sonoma
2019 Lighting of the Snowmen: Live Music, Kiddy Craft & Wine Tasting | Sonoma
Celebrate the coming of the holiday season at Cornerstone Sonoma’s annual Lighting of the Snowmen. 2019 Lighting of the Snowmen Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 4 pm – 8 pm Cornerstone Sonoma, 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA FREE The actual lighting is estimated to take place around 6 pm. Please plan ...
Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World’s Largest Toy Train | 2019
Saturday, December 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World's Largest Toy Train | 2019

Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train will fire up its engine for the eighth 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 ...

2019 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade | Petaluma
Saturday, December 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Petaluma River Turning Basin
2019 Holiday Lighted Boat Parade | Petaluma
A flotilla of decorated boats will illuminate the Petaluma River Turning Basin in historic downtown for the annual Petaluma Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm. Experience a serene parade of lighted kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes and all types of human-powered vessels as they ...
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Christmas Tree Lighting & Carolings | Noe Valley
Saturday, December 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Christmas Tree Lighting & Carolings | Noe Valley
On December 7, 2019 at 5 pm, join the Holiday Tree Lighting at the Noe Valley Town Square. Enjoy carolers, festive lights and holiday treats. Bring the whole family and friends.
2019 San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade | North Bay
Saturday, December 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Rafael Yacht Club
2019 San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade | North Bay
The San Rafael Lighted Boat Parade takes place annually along the entire length of the San Rafael Canal and it’s happening on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 5 pm. Please note that we’ve confirmed the 2019 date, but event details are still not available as of ...
2019 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.
Saturday, December 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2019 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.
Head to Encinal Yacht Club (or the Wind River Park in Alameda) and nab a perfect viewing spot for the 43rd Annual Oakland/Alameda Estuary Lighted Yacht Parade, starting about 5:30 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019. This year, the parade will include more awards and bigger prizes, ...
2019 Lighted Tractor Parade | Calistoga
Saturday, December 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Calistoga
2019 Lighted Tractor Parade | Calistoga
Join the Tree Lighting Street Faire, kick off your holiday shopping downtown, take a photo with Santa Claus and much more. Experience the ultimate small town, quirky holiday parade with vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks and construction equipment bedecked with dazzling lights on Saturday, December 7, 2019. This ...

Sunday, December 8

2019 Santa Skivvies Run | Castro
2019 Santa Skivvies Run | Castro
The Santa Skivvies Run is a festive romp through the Castro benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation when you can watch hundreds of bods drop trou, don Santa hats and reindeer antlers and help raise funds to support the free and local services of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. 2019 ...
2019 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley
Sunday, December 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gourmet Ghetto (North Berkeley)
2019 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley
Bring boots and mittens to play in the snow at the annual Snow Day in North Berkeley. Visit with the Snow Queen as she listens to all of your holiday wishes, ride the live ponies, make free DIY crafts for kids, and shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts ...
Winter Open House & Model Train Show 2019 | San Leandro
Sunday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Historical Railway Society
Winter Open House & Model Train Show 2019 | San Leandro

Visit  the historic 1898 San Leandro Freight Depot for a day of fun exploring the railroad museum, G&O Garden Railroad, and HO Scale Model Railroad. Winter Open House & Model Train Show 2019 Saturday & Sunday, December 7-8, 2019 | 10 am to 4 pm ...

2nd Annual Zero Waste & Eco-Friendly Gifts Free Holiday Market | Fort Mason
Sunday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free entrance. Bring cash for purchase.
| Fort Mason Center
2nd Annual Zero Waste & Eco-Friendly Gifts Free Holiday Market | Fort Mason
Everyone is invited to the Second Annual Plastic Free Holiday Market at Fort Mason, San Francisco, in the beautiful Firehouse. 2nd Annual Zero Waste & Eco-Friendly Free Holiday Market Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 10 am – 5 pm Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco FREE (Bring cash for ...
2019 Italian Christmas Market at Fort Mason | SF
Sunday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Museo Italo Americano
2019 Italian Christmas Market at Fort Mason | SF

Inspired by the famous Christmas markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe, the 7th Annual Italian Christmas Market (Mercato di Natale) will exude the warm atmosphere of Christmas in San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center Museo Italo Americano. The Mercatino will also feature Il ...

2019 Winterfest: Snow Slide, Live Music & Tree Lighting | Mill Valley
2019 Winterfest: Snow Slide, Live Music & Tree Lighting | Mill Valley
The downtown plaza in Mill Valley will be filled with live music, children playing and community togetherness when the community celebrates the holiday season with the Annual Winterfest celebration. 2019 Winterfest Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 11 am to 5 pm Downtown Plaza, Mill Valley FREE (Slide: Suggested donation ...
14th Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
14th Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk: Sunday | Oakland

Come find one of a kind gifts on the 14th Annual Winter Art Walk. Event includes open studios and gallery exhibits highlighting the work of outstanding artists who live and/or work in Jingletown. 2019 Jingletown Holiday Art Walk Saturday-Sunday, December 7-8, 2019 | 11 am ...

2019 Vagabond Indie Bazaar w/ 75+ Local Artists | Sunday
Sunday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Local Take
2019 Vagabond Indie Bazaar w/ 75+ Local Artists | Sunday

Wrap up your holiday shopping and have fun discovering new favorites at the Annual Vagabond Craft Fair. Find gifts for yourself and others with over 14 vendors to explore each day. Vagabond is an annual holiday market showcasing some of the amazing local talent of ...

Holiday Arts Festival: Local Arts & Crafts For Sale | Richmond
Sunday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Richmond Art Center
Holiday Arts Festival: Local Arts & Crafts For Sale | Richmond
The Holiday Arts Festival is an annual tradition at the Richmond Art Center. For 57 years, artists and craftspeople have shared their best work with the community. This annual event is the go-to place for local holiday gifts. Enjoy the expanded marketplace of local arts and ...
Super Holiday Boutique: Free Photos w/ Santa & Olaf | Concord
Super Holiday Boutique: Free Photos w/ Santa & Olaf | Concord

The holiday season’s largest shopping extravaganza in Central Contra Costa is at the 10th annual Super Holiday Boutique on Dec. 7-8 in Pleasant Hill and Concord. Shoppers will find a potpourri of gift items and will be able to get free photos with Olaf and ...

Hunters Point Holiday Party & Art Show w/ 60+ Artists | SF
Sunday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Shipyard
Hunters Point Holiday Party & Art Show w/ 60+ Artists | SF
Start your holiday shopping with an afternoon of art, treats, and festivities in Building 101 of Hunters Point Shipyard. Hunters Point Holiday Party & Art Show Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 11 am-5 pm Hunters Point Shipyard Artists, SF FREE Over 60 artists open their studios to you for this ...
2019 Art Explosion Holiday Art Show & Free Snacks | SF
Sunday, December 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
2019 Art Explosion Holiday Art Show & Free Snacks | SF
Deck the walls with paintings and drawings and other spectacular art at the Art Explosion Holiday Art Show on Sunday, December 8, 2019. Make the sugar plums jealous with the fabulous season start. The Holiday Show is the place to to be find grand gifts and ...
4th Annual Los Lagos Holiday Open House | San Jose
Sunday, December 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Los Lagos Golf Course
4th Annual Los Lagos Holiday Open House | San Jose
Join Los Lagos Golf Course on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from noon – 3 pm, for their 4th Annual Holiday Open House. Activities for the kids, the whole family, and many photo opportunities. Come over and celebrate the holidays with Los Lagos Golf Course. Activity Lineup: Horse Drawn ...
Final Day: Decorate “World Tree of Hope” at Grace Cathedral | SF
Sunday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Grace Cathedral
Final Day: Decorate "World Tree of Hope" at Grace Cathedral | SF

See the world’s most unique holiday tree at Grace Cathedral. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 feet tall and decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand folded ...

Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World’s Largest Toy Train | 2019
Sunday, December 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World's Largest Toy Train | 2019

Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train will fire up its engine for the eighth 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 ...

Emperor Norton’s 7th Annual Tannenbaum Toast | Union Square
Sunday, December 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for the cash bar.
| House of Shields
Emperor Norton's 7th Annual Tannenbaum Toast | Union Square
Ninety years ago, in 1929, the first great tree went up in Union Square, San Francisco, during the Yuletide season. The tree returned for the 1930 holiday — but not again until more than 50 years later, in 1983. There has been an unbroken line of ...
Tree Lighting Festival at Cavallo Point | Sausalito
Sunday, December 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cavallo Point Lodge
Tree Lighting Festival at Cavallo Point | Sausalito
Kick off the holiday season with complimentary fun for families and adults. Enjoy carriage rides, photos with Santa, holiday shopping with local artisans, live caroling from local students, and hot cocoa and sweet treats for the kids. The evening culminates with the ceremonial lighting of a ...
Festival of Lights: Tree Lighting & Santa Claus Visit | Brisbane
Sunday, December 8 – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Brisbane Community Park
Festival of Lights: Tree Lighting & Santa Claus Visit | Brisbane
The Festival of Lights is a holiday celebration on Sunday, December 8th focusing on the holidays as a season of giving and enjoying the company of each other as a community. The event begins at 5:45 pm with caroling from the top of Visitacion Avenue to ...

Monday, December 9

2019 Holiday Tree Lighting | Mountain View
Monday, December 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
2019 Holiday Tree Lighting | Mountain View
Celebrate the holidays with friends and family at the Mountain View Community Tree Lighting Celebration. Enjoy live holiday music, refreshments, lights and the arrival of Santa Claus. Children can visit and have their picture taken with Santa at this free event; please bring your own ...

Tuesday, December 10

World’s Largest Origami Tree: “Tree of Hope” Lighting | Grace Cathedral
Tuesday, December 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
World's Largest Origami Tree: "Tree of Hope" Lighting | Grace Cathedral
Celebrate the holidays and see the world’s largest origami tree light up for the season. Rainbow World Fund invites you to the 14th Annual RWF World Tree Lighting Celebration. 14th Annual World Tree of Hope Celebration Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Grace Cathedral, 1100 ...

Wednesday, December 11

Volunteer: GLIDE’s Grocery Bag Giveaway 2019 | Tenderloin
Wednesday, December 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required to volunteer. Spots fill up quickly.
| Glide
Volunteer: GLIDE’s Grocery Bag Giveaway 2019 | Tenderloin
GLIDE will give away thousands of bags full of groceries to individuals and families. Join hundreds of volunteers who have already committed to help fill the bags and distribute them to those in need. With financial and volunteer assistance from generous corporate partners, GLIDE will once again ...
“Escape the Holiday Madness” Scenic Aerobic Hike | Los Altos
Wednesday, December 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | St. Joseph Hill Preserve
"Escape the Holiday Madness" Scenic Aerobic Hike | Los Altos
Opt out of holiday crowds and last-minute mall madness and escape the holiday madness with a hike in beautiful St. Joseph’S Hill Preserve in Los Altos. Join docents Huey-Shin Yuan, Mary Brunkhorst, and Fran Keeler for a moderately-paced, exercise focused hike on trails with beautiful scenery. ...
Final Day: 32nd Annual Christmas Creche Exhibit | Palo Alto
Wednesday, December 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Final Day: 32nd Annual Christmas Creche Exhibit | Palo Alto

Celebrate the birth of Christ with a unique collection of over 250 nativities from more than 50 countries around the world and over 100 exhibitors of many faiths from December 7-11, 2019, noon to 9 pm. On display this year are many special collections: Art ...

Thursday, December 12

Ice Cream Cone Decorating at Hillsdale Shopping Center | San Mateo
Thursday, December 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Ice Cream Cone Decorating at Hillsdale Shopping Center | San Mateo
We’re bringing out ice cream cones and all the yummy fixings for this year’s holiday-themed cone decorating party, on Thursday, December 12th at 4pm. So, get ready to frost up a decorate-able, delectable and edible treat. Kids receive a free scoop of Haagen-Dazs ice cream, too! ...

Friday, December 13

Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland

‘Tis the season to bring your family to experience the multicultural magic of Fairy Winterland. Each December, deck the Fairyland halls with twinkly lights and festive decor, and bring in Black Santa to hear children’s wishes and to lead the nightly Festival of Lights parade. ...

Santa on Webster Street at the 2nd Friday Art Walk | Alameda
Friday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public
| Cafe Jolie
Santa on Webster Street at the 2nd Friday Art Walk | Alameda
Join us for free photos with Santa while strolling through boutiques, bakeries, and craft vendors along Webster St. Hot chocolate will be provided by Cafe Jolie and Alana Dill will be painting little one’s faces.
2019 “Night of Lights” Tree Lighting & Parade | Half Moon Bay
Friday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Half Moon Bay
2019 "Night of Lights" Tree Lighting & Parade | Half Moon Bay
Night of Lights is a free annual old fashioned holiday event hosted in downtown Half Moon Bay on the second Friday in December. 2019 “Night of Lights” Friday, December 13, 2019 | 6 pm-9 pm Mac Dutra Park, Kelly and Main Streets, Half Moon Bay FREE Visit downtown Half Moon ...
2019 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman’s Wharf
Friday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
2019 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman's Wharf
Come out and see the oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on the San Francisco Bay. Boats festooned with lights and holiday decorations will parade along the waterfront on December 13, 2019. A holiday tradition since 1994, the parade typically includes members of theSt. Francis Yacht ...
Live Nativity: A Stroll Through Bethlehem | Martinez
Friday, December 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morello Hills Christian Church
Live Nativity: A Stroll Through Bethlehem | Martinez

Shepherds, Roman soldiers, bakers and potters will all be here as the story of Christmas comes to life. On Friday Dec. 13th and Saturday Dec. 14th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, stroll through Bethlehem and enjoy this interactive fair, with dramatic presentations, live animals, ...

Saturday, December 14

2019 Annual Jingle Beer Run: Festive, Jingling Race | SF
2019 Annual Jingle Beer Run: Festive, Jingling Race | SF
Get a little exercise and a lot of holiday cheer as the Jingle Beer Run traverses the city from the Marina to Pier 23 on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The race is free to watch, but joining the run is just $10 and race entry fee ...
Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts & Food Faire | SF
Saturday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Not all vendors accept credit/debit cards, so please come prepared.
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts & Food Faire | SF
Save the date to attend this free one-day event featuring handcrafted arts & crafts made by 90+ talented Asian and Pacific Islander artisans, on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm at The Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral. View 2019 Vendors Shop early ...
2019 Downtown Christmas Parade & Holiday Market | Benicia
Saturday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
2019 Downtown Christmas Parade & Holiday Market | Benicia
In its 25th year, the Christmas Parade & Holiday Market takes over First Street with holiday cheer on December 14, 2019 at 10 am. The parade starts at First and D Streets and continues up First Street, ending at H Street. The parade features local marching ...
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland

‘Tis the season to bring your family to experience the multicultural magic of Fairy Winterland. Each December, deck the Fairyland halls with twinkly lights and festive decor, and bring in Black Santa to hear children’s wishes and to lead the nightly Festival of Lights parade. ...

2019 Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Lighted Boat Parade | Vallejo
Saturday, December 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Vallejo
2019 Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Lighted Boat Parade | Vallejo
Update: The event was moved to December 14, 2019 due to a possible storm on December 7. Celebrate the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 14, 2019 in the historic downtown of Vallejo. 10th Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival Saturday, December 14, 2019| ...
17th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
17th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
It’s the time of the year again, when the community starts making their parol lanterns and holiday decor to adorn their houses for the yuletide season. In San Francisco, on Saturday, December 14, 2019, the community will be holding the 17th Annual San Francisco Parol ...
2019 Lighted Boat Parade & Winter Fireworks | Sausalito
Saturday, December 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gabrielson Park
2019 Lighted Boat Parade & Winter Fireworks  | Sausalito
The Sausalito on the Waterfront Association hosts their annual Lighted Boat Parade along the waterfront. Watch dozens of brightly lit and beautifully decorated boats parade along the shoreline by the Spinnaker, Sausalito Yacht Club & Ferry Landing. 2019 Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade & Fireworks Saturday, December 14, 2019 ...
2019 SantaCon: Festive Bar Crawl | San Jose
Saturday, December 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
| Downtown San Jose
2019 SantaCon: Festive Bar Crawl | San Jose
SantaCon San Jose returns on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Holiday-themed outfit is not required for entry, but being 21+ is. There will be more clubs and dancing. Also, SantaCon is partnering with CREAM San Jose to provide specials to all you snacking Santas. 2019 SantaCon San Jose Saturday, ...
Live Nativity: A Stroll Through Bethlehem | Martinez
Saturday, December 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morello Hills Christian Church
Live Nativity: A Stroll Through Bethlehem | Martinez

Shepherds, Roman soldiers, bakers and potters will all be here as the story of Christmas comes to life. On Friday Dec. 13th and Saturday Dec. 14th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, stroll through Bethlehem and enjoy this interactive fair, with dramatic presentations, live animals, ...

Unsilent Night 2019: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday, December 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2019: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s is a participatory sound artwork, an ethereal, electronic soundscape played by the audience on boomboxes carried through city streets. “Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” ...

Sunday, December 15

2019 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 60+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for purchase.
| California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)
2019 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 60+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats | SF

A shopping extravaganza featuring holiday gift items, all made in San Francisco by over 60 different SFMade vendors. SFMade presents its 9th Annual Holiday Gift Fair, held at California College of the Arts’ San Francisco campus. The largest holiday gift fair where you walk in ...

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland

‘Tis the season to bring your family to experience the multicultural magic of Fairy Winterland. Each December, deck the Fairyland halls with twinkly lights and festive decor, and bring in Black Santa to hear children’s wishes and to lead the nightly Festival of Lights parade. ...

1876 Victorian Holiday Open House | Oakland
Sunday, December 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Camron-Stanford House
1876 Victorian Holiday Open House | Oakland
Celebrating the holidays at the annual open house on December 15, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm. The doors will be open to explore the festive period rooms and the current exhibit. House Holidays tours at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

Tuesday, December 17

2nd Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Tuesday, December 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
2nd Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
On Tuesday, December 17th, join the Tenderloin neighborhood in the lighting of the second-ever holiday tree. Live performances and special guests D6 Supervisor Matt Haney and Santa.

Friday, December 20

Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland

‘Tis the season to bring your family to experience the multicultural magic of Fairy Winterland. Each December, deck the Fairyland halls with twinkly lights and festive decor, and bring in Black Santa to hear children’s wishes and to lead the nightly Festival of Lights parade. ...

Saturday, December 21

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland

‘Tis the season to bring your family to experience the multicultural magic of Fairy Winterland. Each December, deck the Fairyland halls with twinkly lights and festive decor, and bring in Black Santa to hear children’s wishes and to lead the nightly Festival of Lights parade. ...

Sunday, December 22

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland

‘Tis the season to bring your family to experience the multicultural magic of Fairy Winterland. Each December, deck the Fairyland halls with twinkly lights and festive decor, and bring in Black Santa to hear children’s wishes and to lead the nightly Festival of Lights parade. ...

2019 “Light of Menorah” Pop-Up Glowing Hanukkah Party | Ghirardelli Square
Sunday, December 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Advance reservation requested.
| Ghirardelli Square
2019 "Light of Menorah" Pop-Up Glowing Hanukkah Party | Ghirardelli Square
Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah by dressing up in your favorite light-up, glittery and glowing clothes. Over eight days, the candlelight glows more and more each night. Come together on the first night to make that light even brighter and head into the darkest ...
2019 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 1st Night | Dec. 22-29
Sunday, December 22 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*2 pm Kids Activities, plus musical performance.
| Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 1st Night | Dec. 22-29

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th 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 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Monday, December 23

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Monday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary
Tuesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Christmas Eve: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary

The San Francisco Public Library Main Children’s Center invites you to celebrate the return of a beloved annual tradition, when the holiday model train exhibit comes chugging around the bend on the second floor mezzanine. The exhibit will be here for you to enjoy beginning ...

Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Tuesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley

Join this December to celebrate the 36th Annual Telegraph Holiday Street Fair. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, with unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair December ...

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Final Day | Noe Valley
Tuesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Final Day | Noe Valley

Join the 10th Annual 24 Holidays on 24th Street from December 1-24, 2019. An event which creates so much holiday retail buzz for Noe Valley merchants – is coming up. Each day between December 1st and 24th will highlight merchant events & specials along with ...

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 3rd Night | Union Square
Tuesday, December 24 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 3rd Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th 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 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Pier 39’s Christmas Eve Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF
Tuesday, December 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39's Christmas Eve Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s waterfront. Pier 39 is unwrapping their nightly tree lighting show for the holiday season. Synchronized to holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors every half hour from 5 pm -10 pm, November ...

Wednesday, December 25

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square
Wednesday, December 25 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th 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 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Pier 39’s Christmas Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF
Wednesday, December 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39's Christmas Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s waterfront. Pier 39 is unwrapping their nightly tree lighting show for the holiday season. Synchronized to holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors every half hour from 5 pm -10 pm, November ...

Thursday, December 26

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 5th Night | Union Square
Thursday, December 26 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 5th Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th 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 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Friday, December 27

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 6th Night | Union Squareuare
Friday, December 27 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 6th Night | Union Squareuare

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th 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 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Saturday, December 28

Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland

‘Tis the season to bring your family to experience the multicultural magic of Fairy Winterland. Each December, deck the Fairyland halls with twinkly lights and festive decor, and bring in Black Santa to hear children’s wishes and to lead the nightly Festival of Lights parade. ...

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square
Saturday, December 28 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th 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 22nd-29th, at approximately 4:30 ...

Monday, December 30

Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade Final Day | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade Final Day | Children's Fairyland

‘Tis the season to bring your family to experience the multicultural magic of Fairy Winterland. Each December, deck the Fairyland halls with twinkly lights and festive decor, and bring in Black Santa to hear children’s wishes and to lead the nightly Festival of Lights parade. ...

Tuesday, December 31

Pier 39’s Nightly Tree Lighting Show on New Year’s Eve | SF
Tuesday, December 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39's Nightly Tree Lighting Show on New Year's Eve | SF

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s waterfront. Pier 39 is unwrapping their nightly tree lighting show for the holiday season. Synchronized to holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors every half hour from 5 pm -10 pm, November ...

Wednesday, January 1

Final Day: 14th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights at the Cemetery | Oakland
Wednesday, January 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
Final Day: 14th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights at the Cemetery | Oakland

Enjoy a month-long holiday light exhibition featuring scenes from Santa’s workshop and other holiday-inspired themes starting December 1st until New Year’s Day, January 1, 2020. A giant Nutcracker soldier awaits your arrival, then the magical storyland of lights will continue to delight you. The whimsical ...

Macy’s Holiday Windows & Adorable Puppies & Kittens: Final Day | Union Square
Wednesday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Holiday Windows & Adorable Puppies & Kittens: Final Day | Union Square
It’s your last chance to see Macy’s decorated Holiday Windows and perhaps start the new year with a new furry friend on January 1, 2020.
Pier 39’s New Year’s Tree Lighting Show | SF
Wednesday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39's New Year's Tree Lighting Show | SF

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s waterfront. Pier 39 is unwrapping their nightly tree lighting show for the holiday season. Synchronized to holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors every half hour from 5 pm -10 pm, November ...

Sunday, January 5

SF’s Epic “Night Bloom” Light Show | Final Day
Sunday, January 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the building.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
SF's Epic "Night Bloom" Light Show | Final Day

Light up the season with Night Bloom, a six-week light and sound exhibition. Light and sound will transform the iconic San Francisco landmark into a glowing landscape of interactive experiences this holiday season. Although paid tickets are required for going inside the Conservatory of Flowers, ...

Pier 39’s Final Tree Lighting Show | SF
Sunday, January 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39's Final Tree Lighting Show | SF

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s waterfront. Pier 39 is unwrapping their nightly tree lighting show for the holiday season. Synchronized to holiday music, the tree transforms into a kaleidoscope of swirling colors every half hour from 5 pm -10 pm, November ...

Thursday, January 9

Final Day: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary
Thursday, January 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Final Day: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary

The San Francisco Public Library Main Children’s Center invites you to celebrate the return of a beloved annual tradition, when the holiday model train exhibit comes chugging around the bend on the second floor mezzanine. The exhibit will be here for you to enjoy beginning ...

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