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2021 Christmas Weekend: 21 Free Guided Walking Tours in SF2021 Christmas Weekend: 21 Free Guided Walking Tours in SF
By - posted 12/23/2021
Christmas, City Discoveries, San Francisco

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have friends and relatives in town with nothing to do? Gather up the folks and show off the magnificent more...

SF City Hall Lights Up for ChristmasSF City Hall Lights Up for Christmas
By - posted 12/22/2021
Christmas, Holidays, San Francisco

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 holidays. City Hall will be lit more...

Polk Street's Brand New 2021 Holiday FestivalPolk Street’s Brand New 2021 Holiday Festival
By - posted 12/17/2021
Christmas, Community, Eat & Drink, Fairs & Festivals, Holidays, Local Highlight, Only in San Francisco, Partner, San Francisco, Sponsored

Enjoy a free holiday festival for the neighborhood thanks to the “Discover Polk” nonprofit community benefit district Saturday, December 18th enjoy a free family festival at Helen Wills Park (11a-3p) w/ Santa coming at 11:30a, free bouncy house & party in the park. At night, enjoy carolers from 5:30-7:30p up and down Polk St. btwn California and more...

Thrive City Outdoor "Winter Wonderland" 2021 at Chase CenterThrive City Outdoor “Winter Wonderland” 2021 at Chase Center
By - posted 12/17/2021
Christmas, Fairs & Festivals, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Thrive City Winter Wonderland, presented by Chase, is bringing a new family fun activity to experience. Take photos in front of the largest holiday tree in the Bay Area, submit your wish list in our North Pole mailbox and sing along to your favorite carols under a nightly snowfall. The holiday more...

Some A**hole Set Oakland's 52-Foot Xmas Tree on FireSome A**hole Set Oakland’s 52-Foot Xmas Tree on Fire
By - posted 12/6/2021
Christmas, Crime, East Bay, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Jerk Alert, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News A holiday tree-lighting ceremony may still be on for this weekend in Oakland’s Jack London Square despite a fire early Monday morning that scorched about 10 percent of the tree, a fire department spokesman said. Quick work by firefighters at about 1:20 a.m. kept the fire more...

Bay Area's "Cut Your Own" Christmas Tree Farms 2021Bay Area’s “Cut Your Own” Christmas Tree Farms 2021
By - posted 12/5/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, Holidays, Outdoorsy

Love the smell of pine and got a hankering for a real Christmas tree? Ditch the paved asphalt lot for a real Christmas tree farm with plenty of charm and festive activities to really get you into the holiday spirit. Updated 12/5/21 2021 Bay Area Christmas Tree Farms Confirmed for 2021 Patchen California Christmas more...

SF's Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Is BackSF’s Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Is Back
By - posted 12/1/2021
Christmas, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Wow

Westfield Centre is bringing back their famous 50-foot upside down Christmas tree for 2021 The famous Inverted Christmas Tree is back for the holidays on Level 4 Under The Dome.  It is the perfect picture opportunity in the shopping center while you shop. See it shine from December 1-31, 2021. Holiday Tree more...

SF's Glorious Nob Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns for 2021 (11/29)SF’s Glorious Nob Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns for 2021 (11/29)
By - posted 11/28/2021
Celebrations, Christmas, San Francisco

The Nob Hill Association will host its 50th consecutive Tree Lighting Ceremony in its traditional format this year, in person at Huntington Park. The French American Jazz Quartet will play live music, and refreshments are provided by the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, Fairmont San Francisco, and The Ritz-Carlton. Nob Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony Monday, more...

This Epic "World Hope Tree" in SF Has 17,000 Origami CranesThis Epic “World Hope Tree” in SF Has 17,000 Origami Cranes
By - posted 11/28/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, Only in San Francisco

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 and inscribed with wishes for the more...

2021 Tree Lightings & Holiday Lights (San Francisco + Bay Area)2021 Tree Lightings & Holiday Lights (San Francisco + Bay Area)
By - posted 11/27/2021
Christmas, Fairs & Festivals, Holidays

SF + Bay Area Christmas Markets & Holiday Fairs (2021)SF + Bay Area Christmas Markets & Holiday Fairs (2021)
By - posted 11/26/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Christmas, Fairs & Festivals, Holidays, San Francisco

19 Bay Area Festive Concerts & Performances for the Holidays 202119 Bay Area Festive Concerts & Performances for the Holidays 2021
By - posted 11/22/2021
Celebrations, Christmas, Get Out: Events

By Sue Gilmore, Bay City News Foundation It’s shaping up to be a happy hybrid holiday this year, given that quite a few of the celebratory events in the music, dance and theater worlds that were strictly digital in 2020 now will be offering both in-person and online options. And the lineup more...

See Golden Gate Park's Dazzling Lights all December 2021See Golden Gate Park’s Dazzling Lights all December 2021
By - posted 11/21/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Starting in December, visitors to Golden Gate Park will journey through an immersive wonderland of light, nature and art as illuminated paths, interactive exhibits, and live performances brighten nearly a mile of car-free JFK Drive and the park’s Music Concourse, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San more...

SF's 22-Foot Tall Gingerbread House is Back for 2021 (Fairmont)SF’s 22-Foot Tall Gingerbread House is Back for 2021 (Fairmont)
By - posted 11/21/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, Holidays, Reopening, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

What is 22 feet high, 23 feet wide and full of thousands of bricks, a ton of royal icing and candy décor? It’s the Fairmont’s famed and much beloved two-story-high Victorian Gingerbread House which will be back this year in our lobby. Debuting Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:00 am at more...

Union Square's Christmas Tree Lighting in SF Held a Week EarlyUnion Square’s Christmas Tree Lighting in SF Held a Week Early
By - posted 11/20/2021
Christmas, Holidays, Reopening, San Francisco

Thanks to KTVU for letting us know that Macy’s “Great Tree” lighting in San Francisco’s Union Square was lit up a week early than normal, on November 19, 2021. KTVU reports that the lighting was held early in order “to promote sales in the slumping retail corridor.” You can view the tree more...