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“Winter Walk SF” Union Square’s Pop-Up Holiday Plaza | 2019

Union Square’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming Union Square for the holidays.

2019 Winter Walk SF
November 29 – December 31, 2019
Grant Ave. between Geary and Post Street and Maiden Lane, SF
FREE (most special activities are free, but some have a nominal charge)

Winter Walk SF offers 5 weeks of community performances and entertainment, family friendly activities, food trucks, beer and wine gardens, craft holiday cocktails, and an abundance of Instagram-able moments.

2019 Winter Walk Schedule TBA

Please note that we’ve confirmed the 2019 dates, but the event details are still not available as 11/26/19. For an idea of what to expect, here’s what happened in 2018. Schedule listed is from 2018.

Highlights from 2018

Please note that as of 12/5/18 the times for some events still had not been announced. Check winterwalksf.com for updates.

  • Monday, November 26 | Opening Day
  • December 6: Dickens Fair Choir from 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • December 6: “Mean Girls” themed drag performance by local drag queen Tye and friends at 6:30 pm, 7 pm & 7:30 pm
  • December 7: Performance by the Salvation Army Children’s Choir
  • December 9: Urban Flowers – Wreath & Centerpiece Demos from 11 am-2 pm
  • December 13 and 21: Pop-up appearances by the Bay Area’s beloved Dickens Fair
  • December 13: Silent Disco presented by HUSHconcerts from 5-9 pm – $10 tickets
  • December 14-16 – Mary Poppins Takeover – Special Photo Wall for you to pose in front of as well as giveaways including tickets to an advance screening of the film on Monday, December 17 in San Francisco.
  • December 15: Core Power Yoga from 11-11:30 am
  • December 16: Urban Flowers – Wreath & Centerpiece Demos from 11 am-2 pm
  • December 21: Special Winter Solstice performance by Luminescent Grand (the world’s first synesthesia piano)
  • December 23: Museum of Craft & Holiday Craft Station from 11 am-2 pm

Happening Everyday

  • Curated Off the Grid food trucks, beer, wine, and holiday craft cocktails
  • Mobile holiday photo stations
  • Community performances & entertainment, various times
  • Instagrammable moment: Life-sized letters of “Winter Walk SF” presented by Columbus Craft Meats on the corner of Stockton and Ellis
  • Interactive cloud art installation on Stockton between Ellis and O’Farrell, presented by Lufthansa. Enter to win trip tickets on site

Weekly Themes

Sunday – Wednesday: Traveling Home for the Holidays

  • Wreath and centerpiece making demos from Home Sweet Flowers
  • Multicultural and traditional holiday performances

Thursday: Under the Mistletoe

  • Personalized holiday love poems from the Haiku Guys + Gals
  • Couples’ photobooth and candlelit beer garden

Friday: NorCal Winter

  • Lunchtime yoga classes from Corepower Yoga on select Friday
  • Holiday tunes from Bay Area favorite Ukelenny

Saturday: Bad Santa

  • Holiday-themed beat making / DJ station and canvas tote spray-painting workshops
  • Holiday “turn up in the streets” dance party tunes

It appears that all events are free and open to the public, but please note there may be a nominal charge for some activities.


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