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Let’s Glow SF: USA’s Largest Holiday Light Arts Fest (Dec. 2-11)

Friday, December 2, 2022 - 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
multiple locations | Downtown San Francisco, Financial District

Event Details

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 – Sunday, December 11, 2022, the signature event, organized by the Downtown SF Partnership with A3 Visual, is the largest holiday projection arts festival in the United States.

Let’s Glow SF 2022 will kick off on December 2, 2022 at 6:30pm at 525 Market Street with a Countdown Kickoff Ceremony that is open to the public. Join Let’s Glow SF artists, the Downtown SF Partnership, A3 Visual, and other special guests for a kickoff event to countdown to the start of the holiday season. 15 x 30,000 lumen and two 50,000 lumen laser projectors, placed in custom-built outdoor enclosures and operated by Modulo Pi media servers, will project light shows that run every 10 minutes at four distinct locations.

Four buildings throughout Downtown San Francisco will each feature projections that light up the night. Each show will be five minutes long and run every 10 minutes at the following locations:
● One Bush Street
● Pacific Stock Exchange at 301 Pine Street
● Station J at 222 Leidesdorff Street
● Hobart building at 582 Market Street

Let’s Glow SF features works from 14 total artists: seven (7) local visual artists, two (2) local music producers, one (1) local animator, and four (4) world-class, award-winning international visual design companies. This year, more artists have been added to the lineup including local Bay Area artists that were chosen through a call for submissions of local Bay Area artists to participate in this year’s event. This year’s visual artist lineup includes:

Amandalynn – a muralist and fine artist that developed her distinct street art style in the graffiti community of SF
Duncan Rogoff – a self-taught animator that works with some of the world’s biggest brands
Ian Ross – a Bay Area native and prolific muralist, ceramicist, installation artist, and sculptor
Kalani Ware – a multidisciplinary artist from Oakland whose public artworks have been featured in multiple Bay Area communities
Ryan Uzilevsky – Founder of world-renowned multi-media collective, Light Harvest studio
Sean Capone – an artist working in moving-image based public art, his works have been commissioned and presented at various museums around the world
Yiying Lu – an award-winning artist named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business”

This year’s international visual design company lineup includes:

Limelight – a group of artists that have helped shape the projection mapping industry, they also teach and mentor young artists through their Limelight Academy Program
Maxin10sity – a world-renowned projection mapping company that is known for not only projection mapping buildings, but also automobiles
Mindscape Studio – an award-winning projection mapping company that has been awarded for works at international light art festivals and events
Spectre Lab – a creative studio specializing in immersive video and interactive experiences based in Paris, FR

Let’s Glow SF 2021 from Downtown SF on Vimeo.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, In Person, Kids & Families, Outdoors, Tree + Holiday Lightings
Venue: multiple locations
Address: Downtown San Francisco, Financial District

Friday, December 2, 2022

8:00 am   Balboa St Cleanup + Free Coffee for Volunteers (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/513212/
10:00 am   Le Marché Pop Up: Holiday Warehouse Sale (Berkeley)  FREE*
*No RSVP Necessary
10:00 am   Winter Festival Marketplace: Holiday Gifts + Vintage Treasures (Palo Alto)  $5*
*$5 per person, free for children ages 12 and under
All Day   History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)  FREE
10:00 am   2022 “IlluminOdyssey” Dazzling Winter Lights (Nov. 4-Jan. 16)  $25.95*
*Child - $21.95, Adult - $25.95. Admission includes IlluminOdyssey
11:00 am   Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)  FREE
11:00 am   “Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)  FREE*
*Every Friday pay anywhere from $0 up to $10. When a customer pays the full price of $10, TATO will give a free meal to someone in need in The City. Please note promotion might end at any time
11:00 am   Oakland’s Gifty 2022: Annual Craft Show & Open House (Dec 2-4)  FREE
12:00 pm   Moody Goose Vintage First Anniversary Party (SF)  FREE*
*RSVP required for Dec 2 Party only
1:00 pm   Santa Clara’s “Winter Nights” Holiday Festivities (Dec 3-4)  FREE
2:00 pm   Hidden SF Walking Tour (SoMa)  FREE*
*Free, but can be canceled due to rain
3:30 pm   Clement Street Happy Hour Cleanup w/ Free Round on the House (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/437706/
4:00 pm   Hayes Valley’s 32nd Holiday Stroll 2022 (SF)  FREE
4:00 pm   32nd Annual “Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll” (SF)  FREE
4:00 pm   “Patina Modern” Author Talk + Book Release (SF)  FREE
4:30 pm   Golden Gate Park Free Outdoor Jazz Concert  FREE
5:00 pm   North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)  FREE
5:00 pm   South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)  FREE
5:00 pm   “Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival  FREE
5:00 pm   $1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)  FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
5:00 pm   “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)  FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. Ages 12 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:00 pm   Concord’s Holiday “Sip N’ Stroll” (2022)  $20*
*Purchase your tickets for $20 for treats and drinks! FREE Brenden Theater ticket with purchase while supplies last.
5:00 pm   2022 Presidio Holiday Tree Lighting (SF)  FREE
6:00 pm   “Lounge Ligands” Art Installation w/ Free Gin & Tonics (SF)  FREE*
*Please RSVP on Eventbrite
6:00 pm   Benicia’s Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting (2022)  FREE
7:00 pm   SF’s Winterfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2022 (Speakeasy Brewery)  FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST. Normally $5-15.
7:00 pm   Live At Fame  FREE*
*Free before 9 PM
7:15 pm   Win Tix: “Let’s Glow SF” Epic Winter Lights VIP Reception (2022)  FREE*
7:30 pm   Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)  FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
7:30 pm   “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” Concert Ensemble (Moraga)  $15*
*Please purchase online. Limited tickets are available at the door via cash or check only.
8:00 pm   San Francisco Bike Party (First Fridays)  FREE
8:00 pm   San Francisco is a Joke : A Stand Up Comedy Show (SF)  FREE
8:00 pm   SF Gay Men’s Chorus: Holiday Spectacular 2022  $25
9:00 pm   SF’s Mod ’80s Disco at Radio Bar (Oakland)  FREE
9:00 pm   “And Ya Don’t Stop Fridays” Party Music DJ Night (Delirium)  FREE*
*Free all night.
10:00 pm   “Twenty Twos” Stand-Up Comedy Competition (SF)  $22*
*$22 presale on Eventbrite, $28 at the door
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