Union Square

Union Square, once the meeting place for rallies and protests, is the center for events, shopping, and holiday cheer. 

Winter Walk SF

Celebrate the season in the heart of San Francisco from November 25th to January 1st. Daily events of caroling, 3D holiday light shows, and holiday eats will be around the plaza for you to enjoy.

Safeway Holiday Ice Rink In Union Square

Complete your holiday experience and visit the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square any time from November 1st to January 15th. Make sure to check out their calendar for events like Drag Queens on Ice. Skate early (10 am) or skate late (11:30 am) while surrounding yourself with holiday cheer in the form of dazzling lights and festive music.

Macy's 28th Annual Great Tree Lighting

Don’t miss out on the traditional Annual Great Tree Lighting by Macy’s on their 28th consecutive year. Starting Friday, November 24th (and going thru January 1st), gather around in Union Square to experience the ceremony at 5:30 PM. Be prepared to be dazzled by lights, live music, and plenty of cheer.

A Christmas Carol

Returning to the American Conservatory Theater once again for the holidays, the classic tale of A Christmas Carol. A family-fun filled play sure to put the holiday spirit in many. Be sure to get tickets quickly, as performances are known to sell out fast. Performances start December 1st and go through December 24th.


San Francisco Symphony Holiday Concerts

Experience the sounds of the holidays with the San Francisco Symphony. Performances include holiday classics and soundtracks to movies such as ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’. holiday classics. Performances start November 30th and go through December 31st.

The Fairmont San Francisco Gingerbread House

Cherish the holidays with a soothing cup of Gingerbread Tea at the Lauren Court Restaurant & Bar after exploring the giant gingerbread house and railroad track. The hotel-baked gingerbread brick house is on ‘display’ November 25th through January 1st, 2018.