91st Golden Gate Park Tree Lighting w/ Carnival Rides + Snow (2021)
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McLaren Lodge | 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Join us in front of McLaren Lodge on December 2 as we kick-off the holiday season with the annual tree lighting ceremony.
The event runs from 4-8pm. The annual lighting of Uncle John’s tree, with Mayor Breed, will be held in front of McLaren Lodge at 6 p.m, followed by performances and a light show at the Golden Gate Bandshell at 6:30 p.m., and culminating with Entwined’s first lighting of the year at 7 p.m. The evening will also include carnival rides, food trucks and snow. See more details
This event marks the first of many holiday features and festivities in Golden Gate Park, including the return of Entwined in Peacock Meadow.
More Lights in Golden Gate Park for 2021
There’s also many other events and lights to see in Golden Gate Park nearby
Beginning Dec. 2, visitors will enjoy illuminated festivities each night of the holiday season from sundown to 10 p.m. After admiring the lights of Uncle John’s tree at McLaren Lodge, visitors can stroll to Entwined, a returning art installation by Charles Gadeken. The popular exhibit will again transform Peacock meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light that allows visitors to explore twisting paths, sit under colorful trees, and admire nature-inspired sculptures that flower with light. This year, Entwined will return bigger and more interactive, allowing viewers to manipulate the sequences of changing lights and peer through portals.
After exploring Entwined, a light show beckons on the iconic Victorian facade of the Conservatory of Flowers. Visitors will find more dazzling illuminations at the 8th Avenue gateway to the Music Concourse. At the Music Concourse, enjoy the lights on the towering SkyStar observation wheel and catch free performances at the Golden Gate Bandshell on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays throughout the holiday season. See the full schedule at GoldenGateBandshell.org.
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.