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SF's 25-Foot Tall Life-Size Victorian Gingerbread House Is Bigger Than EverSF’s 25-Foot Tall Life-Size Victorian Gingerbread House Is Bigger Than Ever
By - posted 12/26/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, Holidays, San Francisco, Wow

For more than a century, Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted guests with holiday festivities and exuberant ambiance. This season, Fairmont’s elves were back at it once again working overtime to create a dazzling, unparalleled winter display. On display from Thanksgiving through the New Year, the hotel transforms into one of the more...

12 Fun Things to Do Christmas Weekend (December 22-25) in San Francisco + Bay Area12 Fun Things to Do Christmas Weekend (December 22-25) in San Francisco + Bay Area
By - posted 12/24/2023
Christmas, Weekend Events Guide

12 Fun Things to Do in the SF Bay Area This Weekend: December 22-25, 2023 Your Weekend Plans: Visit the whimsical walk-thru Christmas in the Park, stroll the garden and enjoy free admission at the San Francisco Botanical Garden on Christmas day, and much more! See our full weekend events calendar (updated daily!) more...

Bay Area's "Cut Your Own" Christmas Tree Farms 2023Bay Area’s “Cut Your Own” Christmas Tree Farms 2023
By - posted 11/22/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, 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 11/21/23 2023 Bay Area Christmas Tree Farms Confirmed for 2023 Patchen California Christmas more...

Check Out SF's Tiniest Christmas HouseCheck Out SF’s Tiniest Christmas House
By - posted 12/21/2022
Adorable, Christmas

Tucked away in the San Francisco Main Library is The City’s tiniest Christmas House. You’ll find this itsy bitsy living room decked out for the holidays in the SF History Center’s reading room on the 6th Floor of the Main Library (100 Larkin St #6). It’ll be on display through January more...

Sneak Peek Inside SF's Famous Storybook Christmas HouseSneak Peek Inside SF’s Famous Storybook Christmas House
By - posted 12/19/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, San Francisco

You may have seen Caleb Simpson‘s famous house tour videos on Tik Tok and Instagram. He makes MTV Cribs-style videos for this generation. Normally, his videos feature apartments in New York from everyday people to designers to celebrities, but now the content creator has popped up in San Francisco. In this more...

Bay Area Holiday Tradition "Bethlehem A.D." Ending After 30 YearsBay Area Holiday Tradition “Bethlehem A.D.” Ending After 30 Years
By - posted 12/13/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Celebrations, Christmas

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that one of the USA’s largest living nativity scenes is hosting its final Bethlehem A.D.. a Bay Area tradition for the past 30 years. Sadly, the “Disneyland of Nativity scenes” is hosting its last event in 2022 because the land has been more...

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is Back for 2022The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is Back for 2022
By - posted 12/7/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco

After two years, The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is finally back in person. Now in its 38th season, this is your chance to visit old-timey London, at the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls. The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind immersive adventure into Victorian London ~ an elaborate holiday party with more...

SF's Festive Larger-Than-Life Ornament TrailSF’s Festive Larger-Than-Life Ornament Trail
By - posted 12/2/2022
Brand New, Christmas, San Francisco

Oh what fun it is to walk the #WinterWanderlandSF Ornament Trail. Looking for a holiday spirited outing for the whole family? Larger-than-life ornaments are popping up on Powell Street along the Cable Car route. Wander from Ellis to Geary Street to experience the Ornament Trail created by talented local artists. Find all more...

New "Winter Wanderland" Holiday Market Coming SF's BART PlazaNew “Winter Wanderland” Holiday Market Coming SF’s BART Plaza
By - posted 10/15/2022
Brand New, Christmas, Holiday Lights, San Francisco

Winter Wanderland in Union Square, the first holiday market for Union Square, turns Hallidie Plaza into a shining fairytale land. Local, handmade gifts, holiday tree decorations, sweets, and warming drinks await as well as live entertainment, Santa’s Workshop and DIY crafts for kids and adults alike. Come celebrate and gather more...

World’s Largest Holiday Light Maze & Village Coming to San JoseWorld’s Largest Holiday Light Maze & Village Coming to San Jose
By - posted 8/26/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Christmas, Holiday Lights

Escape to an incredible illuminated winter wonderland. The world’s largest holiday-themed light experience, Enchant, opens in San Jose’s PayPal Park on November 25, 2022. Experience a world of adventure featuring over 4 million sparkling lights creating an immersive walk-thru, story-themed maze. Discover the charming Village offering a breathtaking ice-skating trail, live more...

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...