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Bay Area's "Cut Your Own" Christmas Tree FarmsBay Area’s “Cut Your Own” Christmas Tree Farms
By - posted 12/3/2021
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 12/2/21 2021 Bay Area Christmas Tree Farms Patchen California Christmas Tree Farms Los 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...