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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

2021 Tree Lightings & Holiday Lights (San Francisco + Bay Area)2021 Tree Lightings & Holiday Lights (San Francisco + Bay Area)
By - posted 11/26/2021
Christmas, Fairs & Festivals, Holidays

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...

"Miracle" Christmas-Themed Cocktail Bars Return for Winter 2021“Miracle” Christmas-Themed Cocktail Bars Return for Winter 2021
By - posted 11/4/2021
Eat & Drink, Holidays, Reopening

Miracle, the Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar, returns this winter to spread more holiday cheer. The Yuletide-themed bar serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting, with kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails, and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to. New for 2021, Miracle expands to four locations in the Bay more...

Meet Elixir: SF's 2nd Oldest Bar Dating Back to 1858Meet Elixir: SF’s 2nd Oldest Bar Dating Back to 1858
By - posted 5/30/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Holidays, Local Highlight

This is part of Funcheap’s new series to highlight neighborhood businesses and organizations to try to help them recover and thrive. Do you run a small business that you’d like us to highlight? Email johnny@funcheap.com and tell us what makes your local business unique and how we can help spread more...

SF City Hall Lights Up for MLK DaySF City Hall Lights Up for MLK Day
By - posted 1/17/2021
Holidays, Only in San Francisco

San Francisco’s City Hall celebrates Martin Luther King’s Day by illuminating its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures in red, green & black. It’s a great photo opportunity to capture San Francisco’s iconic dome lit up for the occasion. The schedule is always tentative for the holiday lighting and subject to change when there are special events and the building more...

Juneteenth is Now an Official Public Holiday in Santa Clara CountyJuneteenth is Now an Official Public Holiday in Santa Clara County
By - posted 9/25/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Holidays

Thank you ABC7 for letting us know that Santa Clara County is the first in the state to declare Juneteenth a paid public holiday. Juneteenth also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, or Emancipation Day is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the more...

SF City Hall Lights Up Red, White and Blue for Labor DaySF City Hall Lights Up Red, White and Blue for Labor Day
By - posted 9/2/2020
Holidays

San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in red, white and blue to celebrate Labor Day. It’s a great opportunity for photographers to capture the iconic building shining in red, white and blue. City Hall Lighting Schedule September 7, 2020 – Labor Day The schedule is always tentative for the holiday more...

Free Parking Meters on Christmas Day 2019Free Parking Meters on Christmas Day 2019
By - posted 12/24/2019
Holidays

For most San Francisco, parking (and meters) will be free on Christmas Day 2019! Just make sure to remember that hazards and illegally parking in handicapped spaces are always prohibited and that after midnight when the clock strikes 12/26 that late-night street sweeping might begin. Here’s the basics: Christmas Day: Wednesday, December more...

Christmas in San FranciscoChristmas in San Francisco
By - posted 12/24/2019
Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner and you are invited to get into the spirit at tree lightings and holiday festivals all over the Bay Area. Grab your friends and family and marvel twinkling lights, hear carolers sing all your seasonal favorites, as the little ones tell Santa their Christmas wishes.

The Best of Winter in the BayThe Best of Winter in the Bay
By - posted 12/23/2019
Holidays

Winter is coming. Get into the holiday spirit by embracing the best of winter by gazing at dazzling holiday lighting displays, twirling around a pop-up outdoor ice rink, indulging in seasonal produce, and playing in the snow. Bring on the winter charm and visit a Christmas tree farm, sniff the magnificent more...

SF's Brand New Rooftop "Winterfest" at Salesforce ParkSF’s Brand New Rooftop “Winterfest” at Salesforce Park
By - posted 12/15/2019
Holidays

Salesforce Park is hosting a brand new 3-day Winterfest, December 19-21, 2019. They’re bringing the festive fun with a Silent Disco, holiday carolers, live music, free printed photos with Santa, and a special circus troupe performance. All events are free. No RSVP is needed. We suggest you arrive early for the Silent more...

SF's Most Magical Tree Lightings & Holiday EventsSF’s Most Magical Tree Lightings & Holiday Events
By - posted 12/8/2019
Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner and you are invited to get into the spirit at tree lightings and holiday festivals all over the Bay Area. Grab your friends and family and marvel at magical fireworks and twinkling lights, hear carolers sing all your seasonal favorites, as the little ones tell more...