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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...

Take a Swing on SF's Only Flying TrapezeTake a Swing on SF’s Only Flying Trapeze
By - posted 11/11/2021
Fun & Games, Reopening, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

One of the most fun Friday night experiences in San Francisco is back for the first time in almost 2 years! For just $5, you can run away and join the circus! $5 Friday is perfect for a unique date or night out with friends. Please note this event is for more...

Candlelight Tours Return to SF's Civil War Era Fort Starting Nov. 6Candlelight Tours Return to SF’s Civil War Era Fort Starting Nov. 6
By - posted 11/5/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Explore the historic Civil War-era Fort Point by candlelight and stars on this evening tour with a park ranger as your guide. Candlelight tours are available Saturday evenings (6:30 pm) during the months of November to February. Along the way, you’ll be transported to the momentous era of the 1800s, experiencing first-hand the tales 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...

Palisades Tahoe Ski Resort Opens Early (Oct. 29) After Big SnowfallPalisades Tahoe Ski Resort Opens Early (Oct. 29) After Big Snowfall
By - posted 10/28/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, Reopening, Tahoe

Thanks to an October snowstorm that delivered more than 3 feet to our upper mountains, Palisades Tahoe will be opening early Friday-Sunday, October 29-31. We can’t wait to welcome you back and make some turns this Halloween weekend. Costumes are highly encouraged. All operations are weather & conditions permitting. The season more...

BART to Reopen Station Restrooms in SF + Oakland After 20 YearsBART to Reopen Station Restrooms in SF + Oakland After 20 Years
By - posted 10/28/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Transportation

BART officials on Tuesday announced plans to reopen restrooms at two of the transit agency’s busiest train stations — 19th Street Oakland and Powell Street in downtown San Francisco. The station restrooms are set to reopen in February 2022 for the first time in more than 20 years after BART closed more...

Muni Adding 10% More Bus Service in Early 2022Muni Adding 10% More Bus Service in Early 2022
By - posted 10/20/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, San Francisco, Transportation

By Erin McMillan Over the past couple of months, SFMTA staff have been reaching out for feedback on three alternatives for adding 10% more bus service in early 2022. And we heard you! SFMTA needs to focus on restoring service to provide key connections for people with disabilities and seniors, and that’s what we more...

Union Square's Ice Rink is Back November 3Union Square’s Ice Rink is Back November 3
By - posted 10/18/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, Reopening, San Francisco

San Francisco’s favorite holiday tradition returns to the San Francisco Bay Area this holiday season. Since 2008, The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square has delighted children and adults with its holiday-themed ice park located in San Francisco’s Union Square. From families to friends, and couples to colleagues, everyone can more...

Alameda County Fair Returns Oct. 22-31Alameda County Fair Returns Oct. 22-31
By - posted 10/16/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Forget pumpkin spice lattes, this fall the smell of corn dogs is what’s filling the air as the Alameda County Fair returns to Pleasanton October 22 -31. The 2021 theme “Come Together” celebrates the revival of the Fair and the community reuniting safely after nearly a year and a half more...

Chabot Space & Science Center Reopens Nov. 12Chabot Space & Science Center Reopens Nov. 12
By - posted 10/14/2021
Brand New, Oakland, Reopening

Chabot Space & Science Center reopens November 12 with new renovations, experiences, and guidelines to ensure a fun and safe visit. From new artwork to new artifacts, there’s something new for everyone at the Center. Reopening Weekend Celebration November 12-14 We’re kicking off Chabot’s reopening with a three-day Center-wide celebration. This exciting weekend features more...

San Francisco Trolley Dances Return October 16-17San Francisco Trolley Dances Return October 16-17
By - posted 10/12/2021
Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, San Francisco, Transportation

Epiphany Dance Theater has announced the program for the 18th annual San Francisco Trolley Dances (SFTD), which will be offered both in-person as well as online over the weekend of October 16 – 17, 2021 This year’s route begins at Rikki Streicher Field in the Castro before heading to one of more...

SF Welcomes Back Cruise Ships Starting Oct. 11SF Welcomes Back Cruise Ships Starting Oct. 11
By - posted 10/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Travel

After taking a hiatus due to COVID-19 health mandates, cruise ships are once again returning to San Francisco, city leaders and San Francisco Port officials announced Friday. The first cruise ship, the Majestic Princess, is set to arrive on Monday, October 11, 2021. Upcoming 2021/2022 San Francisco Cruise Ship Schedule Cruise Schedule more...

Sunday Streets' "Phoenix Day" 30+ Block Parties Take Over SF (Oct. 17)Sunday Streets’ “Phoenix Day” 30+ Block Parties Take Over SF (Oct. 17)
By - posted 10/10/2021
Outdoorsy, Reopening

San Francisco’s Sunday Streets is back on October 17, and bigger than ever. They’re dubbing it “Phoenix Day” featuring 5 open streets destinations, 30+ neighborhood block parties, a 20+ mile community bike ride, and dozens of neighbor-hosted block parties. Get ready to celebrate community, health, resilience, and car-free fun in the streets more...

Litquake 2021: SF's Literature Festival (October 7-23)Litquake 2021: SF’s Literature Festival (October 7-23)
By - posted 10/7/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Get Out: Events, Reopening, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s literary festival with author events, poets, activists and performers – 300+ authors at 80+ online and in-person events, with many of the events being free. Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, more...