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Golden Gate Park's "Winter Lights" Glowing Forest is HereGolden Gate Park’s “Winter Lights” Glowing Forest is Here
By - posted 12/2/2021
Brand New, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Join us for a new tradition this holiday season! Explore Golden Gate Park from sundown to 10 p.m. each night to experience an illuminated journey to delight the whole family. Make your way from “Uncle John’s Tree” at McLaren Lodge to Entwined in Peacock Meadow, then from the glowing Conservatory of more...

SF's Brand New Huge Downtown Holiday Light Show (2021)SF’s Brand New Huge Downtown Holiday Light Show (2021)
By - posted 12/2/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Holiday Lights, Only in San Francisco, Wow

Downtown SF, the community benefit district which serves the Financial District and Jackson Square announced today the inaugural holiday projection mapping event, Let’s Glow SF, running December 3-12, 2021 in downtown San Francisco to generate economic recovery. Let’s Glow SF Dates: December 3-12, 2021 Time: 5:30 PM -10:00 PM nightly Location: Downtown San Francisco FREE Let’s 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...

Stunning New Immersive Light Art Show Coming to SF's JapantownStunning New Immersive Light Art Show Coming to SF’s Japantown
By - posted 11/29/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Holiday Lights, Holidays, San Francisco, Uplifting, Wow

A brand new immersive light art experience is coming to San Francisco’s Japantown for an 8 week limited run this winter. The Japantown Community Benefit District in partnership with Ryotaro Muramatsu and NAKED, Inc. is excited to present the U.S. premier of the Dandelion Project to San Francisco’s Japantown. Follow @japantowncbd and more...

Check Out 20+ SF Fire Stations Decked Out for the HolidaysCheck Out 20+ SF Fire Stations Decked Out for the Holidays
By - posted 11/29/2021
Holiday Lights, San Francisco

San Francisco Fire announces the 2nd annual Fire Station Community Holiday Decorations Competition. During the 1940s, stations would compete for the best decorations and best-decorated stations for the Holiday seasons. This tradition was lost in the 1950s, and last year we brought it back. Firefighters and their respective stations are encouraged 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...

Caltrain's World's Largest Toy Train Returns for 2021 (Dec. 4-5)Caltrain’s World’s Largest Toy Train Returns for 2021 (Dec. 4-5)
By - posted 11/11/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Holiday Lights

After cancelling the festive Holiday Train in 2020, Caltrain has announced its bringing back its World’s Largest Toy Train on December 4-5, 2021. Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train will fire up its engine this December to delight Bay Area families with holiday giving. Station entertainment and onboard entertainment will more...

2020 Winter Lights Around The Bay2020 Winter Lights Around The Bay
By - posted 12/28/2020
Holiday Lights, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, Uplifting

Winter is coming. The holidays are just around the corner and we all could use a little extra holiday cheer to lift our spirits and start looking forward to the new year (and the end of 2020). While big tree lighting events and holiday festivals are mostly cancelled for this year more...

SF's 1886 Victorian Lights Up for the Holidays (Dec. 22-23)SF’s 1886 Victorian Lights Up for the Holidays (Dec. 22-23)
By - posted 12/23/2020
Brand New, Holiday Lights

San Francisco Heritage’s home at the landmark 1886 Victorian Haas-Lilienthal House will be illuminated with a vibrant holiday-themed light display. Tribal Existance will create a unique light art installation on the house’s exterior, including fun moving and still imagery of candy canes and gingerbread men. This festive event is being generously more...

14 Hours of The Bay Lights (Longest Night of 2020)14 Hours of The Bay Lights (Longest Night of 2020)
By - posted 12/21/2020
City Discoveries, Holiday Lights

Many people view the winter solstice grimly as the shortest day of the year, but The Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED light sculpture, offers us a brighter outlook. We can now relish winter solstice as the longest night of the year because The Bay Lights will shimmer for more than 14 more...

SF's Over-The-Top Xmas House w/ 65 Ft Tree ReturnsSF’s Over-The-Top Xmas House w/ 65 Ft Tree Returns
By - posted 12/20/2020
Holiday Lights, Only in San Francisco

Tom and Jerry’s Christmas Tree has delighted San Franciscans for over 30 years. The massive 65 foot tall Norfolk Island Pine is a live Christmas tree that was originally purchased by Tom Taylor and Jerome Goldstein in 1973 as a house plant. The tree stands proudly outside of their home at 3650 more...

Illuminate SF: Festival of Light: 45+ Light SculpturesIlluminate SF: Festival of Light: 45+ Light Sculptures
By - posted 12/16/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Holiday Lights, Only in San Francisco, Things to Do, Wow

Illuminate SF: Festival of Light is making The City a little brighter, Thanksgiving 2020 through January 23, 2021 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during the longest nights of the year. In past years, the city has hosted nighttime neighborhood walks, more...

Magical Holiday Lights at Filoli GardensMagical Holiday Lights at Filoli Gardens
By - posted 12/15/2020
Holiday Lights, Things to Do

The holidays are magical time to visit Filoli when its beautiful gardens are beautifully lit up and the house is decked with festive decorations. Follow the one-way route to stroll and enjoy the beauty of the winter garden adorned with lights and colorful decor. Cozy up to a fire pit under twinkling more...

The Bay Bridge is Dressed Up for the HolidaysThe Bay Bridge is Dressed Up for the Holidays
By - posted 12/14/2020
Holiday Lights

The Bay Bridge is feeling festive this year. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s tunnel is once again jolly with its annual holiday wreath. The tradition began 80 years ago, and despite it disappearing for a few decades during that time, 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t take the bridge’s wreath away. Check out more...

More Dazzling Winter Holiday Light DisplaysMore Dazzling Winter Holiday Light Displays
By - posted 12/9/2020
Holiday Lights, Outdoorsy, Things to Do

With the rising Covid-19 cases and current stay-at-home orders, we all could use a little extra holiday cheer to lift our spirits. Thankfully, the lights are still shining. We’ve rounded up even more holiday lighting displays for you to check out. Read our full list of Winter Holiday Lights Around The Bay. 5 More Bay more...