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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...

The Best of Winter in the Bay Area 2023/2024: What to Do and SeeThe Best of Winter in the Bay Area 2023/2024: What to Do and See
By - posted 12/11/2023

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, and indulging in seasonal produce. Bring on the winter charm and visit a Christmas tree farm, sniff the magnificent magnolias in bloom, and more...

San Francisco "How to Volunteer" for the Holidays 2023 GuideSan Francisco “How to Volunteer” for the Holidays 2023 Guide
By - posted 12/6/2023
Causes, Holidays

December is in full swing, so why not spread some holiday cheer? Give back to San Francisco with one of these great volunteer opportunities. Spend your Christmas with the elderly, prepare meals to feed to homeless, choose children’s toys, and more. It’s the best gift you can give – no stressful more...

Bay Area 2023 Holiday MarketsBay Area 2023 Holiday Markets
By - posted 12/6/2023
Fairs & Festivals, Holidays

Feeling festive? Get into the spirit at a local holiday market from pop-up shops to holiday strolls, night markets, and even traditional Christmas Markets like the German Christmas Market.

Embarcadero Center Hosts First-Ever "Holiday Market" (November 29)Embarcadero Center Hosts First-Ever “Holiday Market” (November 29)
By - posted 11/29/2023
Holidays, San Francisco, Sponsored

Join us for Embarcadero Center’s first Holiday Market on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 2-5p at Three Embarcadero Center on the Urban Patio! Enjoy specialty holiday cocktails & beverages, photos with Santa (3pm – 4pm) and knock out your holiday shopping with our Embarcadero Center retailers! Holiday Market Wednesday, November 29, 2023 | more...

2023 Tree Lightings & Holiday Lights (San Francisco + Bay Area)2023 Tree Lightings & Holiday Lights (San Francisco + Bay Area)
By - posted 11/26/2023
Fairs & Festivals, Holidays

Bay Area shines bright for 2023! Get ready to be swept away by the magical glow of 2023’s tree lightings and holiday displays in San Francisco and the Bay Area! From the iconic Union Square tree to charming neighborhood illuminations, this year promises a season of dazzling festivities. Explore a wonderland of more...

2023 Holiday Festivities (San Francisco + Bay Area)2023 Holiday Festivities (San Francisco + Bay Area)
By - posted 11/26/2023
Fairs & Festivals, Holidays

Embracing the holiday spirit in the Bay for 2023! Bay Area comes alive with vibrant holiday cheer as the season approaches. From dazzling lights to festive markets, the region offers an array of delightful festivities for locals and visitors alike. > Please note that we’ll be continuing to update our Holiday Festivities more...

Huge End-of-2022 Craft Market at Hangar 1’s Alameda DistilleryHuge End-of-2022 Craft Market at Hangar 1’s Alameda Distillery
By - posted 12/15/2022
Holidays, Sponsored

On the third Sunday of each month from 11a-5p, enjoy browsing through Head West Marketplace’s 100+ local craft and plant merchants at Hangar 1 Vodka’s Alameda distillery, which is a converted WWII-era airplane hangar. This Sunday (December 18th) it’s your prefect chance to pick up last minute gifts from local more...

14+ Hours of Sunshine: First Full Day of Summer (June 21)14+ Hours of Sunshine: First Full Day of Summer (June 21)
By - posted 6/19/2022

June 21, 2022 is the longest day of the year and officially the first day of Summer. Technically summer begins this morning at 2:13am. With the sunrise at 5:48 am and sunset not until 8:35 pm in San Francisco that gives us a full 14 hours, 46 minutes and 54 seconds of daylight to more...

Mount Diablo Beacon Lights at Sunset for Memorial DayMount Diablo Beacon Lights at Sunset for Memorial Day
By - posted 5/30/2022
Bay Area Updates, Holidays, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

A joint proclamation was signed on February 25, 2022, at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville, to light the Beacon on Mount Diablo to honor veterans on Pearl Harbor Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day from sunset to sunrise, beginning in 2022 and every year thereafter. The lighting of the Beacon 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...

Check Out BART's New Local "Holiday Shopping" MapCheck Out BART’s New Local “Holiday Shopping” Map
By - posted 12/17/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Holidays, Transportation

By Sophia Markoulakis, BARTable Thanks to BARTtable for sharing the best places to shop along the BART line. Shopping locally has never been more important. Many merchants have been hit hard by the pandemic and they need our support to get through these tough times. Add a personal touch to the gift-giving more...

3 Blocks of Haight St. Light Up for First Time Ever3 Blocks of Haight St. Light Up for First Time Ever
By - posted 12/11/2021
Brand New, Holiday Lights, Holidays, San Francisco

The Lower Haight Merchants & Neighbors Association are happy to announce that the Holiday Art Walk is back After two long years, we’d like to officially invite you back to the neighborhood to shop local and indulge yourself this holiday season. Show up for our local businesses who support the area more...