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Although there is no snow, San Francisco can be a beautiful place to celebrate the holiday season. From tree lightings to Christmas shows, there is so much to so in this wonderful city.

Holiday Events 2023

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San Francisco Ballet - Nutcracker December 13th - 30th
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A Christmas Carol at American Conservatory Theater December 6 - December 24
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San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall There are multiple shows this season, check out Handel's Messiah, A Merry-achi Christmas, The Colors of Christmas, Home Alone with live orchestra, Love Actually with live orchestra, Holiday Gaiety, Charlie Brown Christmas, Holiday Brass, and more!
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Palo Alto Apres Ski Pop up Apres Ski Village and ice rink at the Four Seasons Palo Alto.
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West Coast Craft Market December 2 & 16 at Fort Mason
West Coat Craft Fair Fort Mason
Davies Christmas Concert SF

Must-See Christmas Trees

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Union Square There won't be an official lighting ceremony this year because of COVID-19, but the Macy's Tree in Union Square will be lit from November 19, 2021 - January 1, 2022
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Civic Center Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec 6th, 4-7 pm
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HapPier Holidays PIER39 is all decorated with a dazzling tree from Nov 23 to Jan 9.
Union square christmas tree
union square christmas san francisco

Holiday Activities

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Ice Skating There are a few ice rinks you can check out in the city. The most popular is the Holiday Ice Rink at Union Square. Admission is $19 including rentals, open from 11/3, 2021 - 1/17, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM. There is also a public rink at Yerba Buena Gardens.
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Gingerbread House at the Fairmont Ribbon cutting on Saturday, November 27 at 11:00 am then open the entire holiday season.
fairmont Christmas san francisco
Fairmont Giant Gingerbread House San Francisco
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Miracle at PCH Check out this Christmas pop-up bar at Pacific Cocktail Haven
Miracle at PCH san francisco christmas pop up bar
Miracle at PCH san francisco christmas pop up bar

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