Holiday Market in San Francisco
October 25, 2019
| By
Maria Mancuso

San Francisco Things to Do: San Francisco Events - December

During December the Holiday Spirit is in full swing in San Francisco. The city is alive with residents and visitors, there are bright lights and colorful decorations light the city and there are countless San Francisco Events taking place. This latest San Francisco Travel article, ‘San Francisco Things to do: Top San Francisco Events - December’ highlights some great events for you to consider.

The Holiday Season makes every city come alive with the enthusiasm for the spirit of the Holidays. The weather is cooler, people are happier to see you and to meet and be with others. The city is alive with the beautiful decorations, festive music and more things seem possible.  San Francisco is no different. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, you will have a great time in San Francisco during the Holiday Season and December.   

Hotel Union Square is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square and close to some of the best December Events in the city!  This latest San Francisco Travel article; 'San Francisco Things to Do San Francisco Events - December' – introduces you to some of the best December Events for you to consider during your time in the city during the Holidays.

 

Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
Get ready to be scared during the popular 16th Annual 'Another Hole in the Head' Film Festival.

16th Annual Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
Dates: December 1 - 15, 2019 
Where: New People Cinema,1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Website: Visit Event Website
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 1.4 Miles

A film festival for those who love to scare and love to be scared! Horror film genre lovers will enjoy this film festival that includes shorts and full-length features including horror, sci-fi, dark fantasy, and exploitation films at New People Cinema in Japantown.  Visit the Event Website link above for more details, ticket information and schedule information.

 

Holiday Market in San Francisco
The Christmas Fair features a variety of holiday shops, 7 stages of Holiday entertainment, Carolers, Tearooms and even Pubs.

Great Dickens Christmas Fair
Dates: December 1 - 22, 2019 
Where: Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA 94014
Website: Visit Event Website  
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 7 Miles

This is one of the great Holiday Markets around the San Francisco area.  Whether you’re a resident or a visitor who loves to do a little shopping, this is a great Christmas Fair to attend.  The fair spans an incredible 120,00 square-feet of theme decorated space. The Christmas Fair features a variety of holiday shops, 7 stages of Holiday entertainment, Carolers, Tearooms and even Pubs built and decorated to have a quaint ‘look and feel’ of old England. There are a variety of shops offering Holiday and Christmas themed items. Visit the Event Website link above for more details, ticket information and schedule information.


43rd Annual - A Christmas Carol
Dates: December 1 - 29, 2019 
Where: Geary Theater, 415 Geary St, San Francisco, California 94102
Website: Visit Event Website  
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 6 Miles

What a great way to celebrate that Holiday Season! A Christmas Carol is an amazing play that is presented by a cast of dozens of talented actors and amazing costumes to tell the famous story of a Christmas Carol.  This presentation has become a San Francisco Holiday tradition for residents and visitors alike. Visit the Event Website link above for more details, ticket information and schedule information.


San Francisco 49ers – Pro Football
Dates: December 15 & December 29, 2019
Where: Levi’s Stadium - 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Website: Visit Event Website  
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 48 Miles

Let’s watch some professional football! The 49ers will be playing Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams at the Levi’s Stadium. Watch some of the best in the league try to make it into the post season. Visit the Event Website link above for more details, ticket information and schedule information for this ‘Sports Lovers’ San Francisco Event.


Oakland Raiders – Pro Football
Dates: December 15 & December 29, 1029.
Where: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621
Website: Visit Event Website  
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 16 Miles

Let’s watch some more professional football! The Raiders will be at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum  playing two of their top rivals, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Raiders will be playing hard to make it into the post-season this year! Visit the Event Website link above for more details, ticket information and schedule information.

 

South Bay Holiday Lights
The South Bay Holiday Lights is a 1.5-mile drive past 50+ colorful holiday displays of lights, decorations and holiday music.

South Bay Holiday Lights
Dates: December 7, 2019 – January 4, 2020
Where: Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos
Website: Visit Event Website
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 51 Miles

If you’re up for a nice drive from the heart of San Francisco to Los Gatos, you will love this presentation of beautiful holiday lights and amazing seasonal decorations.  The South Bay Holiday Lights is a 1.5-mile drive past 50+ colorful holiday displays of lights, decorations and holiday music that plays on your cars radio. Visit the Event Website link above for more details, information and schedules.

 

Nutcracker by San Francisco Ballet
Guests experience all the wonderful actors, costumes, dancers and music that make the Nutcracker such an amazing holiday show not to be missed.

Nutcracker
When: December 11 – 29, 2019
Where: War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Website: Visit Event Website
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 1.4 Miles

This incredibly popular performance by the San Francisco Ballet tells the timeless story of a young girl’s Christmas fantasy. Guests will experience all the wonderful actors, costumes, dancers and music that make the Nutcracker such an amazing holiday show not to be missed. Visit the Website link above for more details, information and schedules for this amazing San Francisco Event.

 

Outdoor Ice Skating in San Francisco
Ice Skating in the cold winter months is a fantastic holiday activity that is fun for everyone in the family.

Ice Skating!
When: Various dates
Where: Various locations
Website: Visit Event Website
Distance from Hotel Union Square: Various locations

Ice skating in the cold winter months is a fantastic holiday activity that is fun for everyone in the family.  There are several great indoor and outdoor locations to enjoy a day or night of skating and some locations offer a more luxury experience with VIP seating areas, fire pits and some offer cocktails and complete ingredients to make ‘Smores….yes, ‘Smores. See the various locations below and see the Event Website above for more details and information.

  • Winter Park at Civic Center: 355 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Union Square Ice Rink: 333 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Holiday Ice Rink: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94105


This latest San Francisco Travel article, ‘San Francisco Things to Do: San Francisco Events - December’ presents just a few of the best San Francisco Events taking place in San Francisco in November.  

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