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Winter Solstice “Luminescent Grand” Concert at Winter Walk | Union Square

Friday, December 21, 2018 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*It appears that all events are free and open to the public, but please note there may be a nominal charge for some activities.

Stockton & Ellis | 120 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA


“Winter Walk SF” Union Square’s Pop-Up Holiday Plaza | 2018

Union Square’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming Stockton Street between Geary and Ellis, which is adjacent to Union Square Park, into 17,000 sq ft of open green space and a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza.

2018 Winter Walk SF
November 26 – December 31, 2018 | 9am to 9pm
Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco
FREE (most special activities are free, but some have a nominal charge)

Back again for its fifth year, this year’s Winter Walk will be open for 5 weeks from November 26 through December 31, 2018 with two open-air beer and wine gardens, food trucks, live performances, carolers, holiday-themed photo opportunities, lots of family-friendly activities, and other wintery surprises.

Last year, Winter Walk was attended by over 750,000 locals and visitors and many more are anticipated to enjoy the festivities this year.

2018 Winter Walk Schedule

Highlights

Please note that as of 12/5/18 the times for some events still had not been announced. Check winterwalksf.com for updates.

  • Monday, November 26 | Opening Day
  • December 6: Dickens Fair Choir from 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • December 6: “Mean Girls” themed drag performance by local drag queen Tye and friends at 6:30 pm, 7 pm & 7:30 pm
  • December 7: Performance by the Salvation Army Children’s Choir
  • December 9: Urban Flowers – Wreath & Centerpiece Demos from 11 am-2 pm
  • December 13 and 21: Pop-up appearances by the Bay Area’s beloved Dickens Fair
  • December 13: Silent Disco presented by HUSHconcerts from 5-9 pm – $10 tickets
  • December 14-16 – Mary Poppins Takeover – Special Photo Wall for you to pose in front of as well as giveaways including tickets to an advance screening of the film on Monday, December 17 in San Francisco.
  • December 15: Core Power Yoga from 11-11:30 am
  • December 16: Urban Flowers – Wreath & Centerpiece Demos from 11 am-2 pm
  • December 21: Special Winter Solstice performance by Luminescent Grand (the world’s first synesthesia piano)
  • December 23: Museum of Craft & Holiday Craft Station from 11 am-2 pm

Happening Everyday

  • Curated Off the Grid food trucks, beer, wine, and holiday craft cocktails
  • Mobile holiday photo stations
  • Community performances & entertainment, various times
  • Instagrammable moment: Life-sized letters of “Winter Walk SF” presented by Columbus Craft Meats on the corner of Stockton and Ellis
  • Interactive cloud art installation on Stockton between Ellis and O’Farrell, presented by Lufthansa. Enter to win trip tickets on site

Weekly Themes

Sunday – Wednesday: Traveling Home for the Holidays

  • Wreath and centerpiece making demos from Home Sweet Flowers
  • Multicultural and traditional holiday performances

Thursday: Under the Mistletoe

  • Personalized holiday love poems from the Haiku Guys + Gals
  • Couples’ photobooth and candlelit beer garden

Friday: NorCal Winter

  • Lunchtime yoga classes from Corepower Yoga on select Friday
  • Holiday tunes from Bay Area favorite Ukelenny

Saturday: Bad Santa

  • Holiday-themed beat making / DJ station and canvas tote spray-painting workshops
  • Holiday “turn up in the streets” dance party tunes

It appears that all events are free and open to the public, but please note there may be a nominal charge for some activities.


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*It appears that all events are free and open to the public, but please note there may be a nominal charge for some activities.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Eating & Drinking, Holidays, San Francisco, Tree Lightings & Holiday Festivities
Address: 120 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA

Friday, December 21, 2018

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*It appears that all events are free and open to the public, but please note there may be a nominal charge for some activities.
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