Holiday Activities in San Francisco
November 16, 2019
| By
Karen Fields

San Francisco Things to Do: Top San Francisco Holiday Activities

During the Holiday Season in San Francisco, there are many festive activities to enjoy! This latest San Francisco Travel article, ‘San Francisco Things to do: Top San Francisco Holiday Activities’ introduces you to a few of the best options for you to make the most of your visit to San Francisco.

Beautifully decorated homes, buildings and store windows. Festive Holiday music plays throughout the city. This means the Holiday Season is in full swing in San Francisco. This also means there is a very long list of Holiday activities to enjoy for the adults and the entire family.

Hotel Union Square is in the heart of San Francisco’s popular Union Square and close to some of the best holiday activities in the city!  

Our latest San Francisco Travel article; 'San Francisco Things to Do: Top San Francisco Holiday Activities' – introduces you to some of the best Holiday activities for you to enjoy during your upcoming visit to the city during the Holidays.

Here’s your list – Top San Francisco Holiday Activities:
 

See the Holiday Lights throughout Neighborhoods
Dates: Month of December
Where: Throughout San Francisco
Website: Visit Event Website
Distance from Hotel Union Square: Various locations

The beautiful neighborhoods of San Francisco will be alighted with beautiful, colorful Christmas lights!  See the ‘Event Website’ link above for a list of the best neighborhoods you can drive through this Holiday Season to enjoy the very best, most popular decorated homes. There is also a section that lists routes for walking tours of the best, beautifully lit neighborhoods.  In addition to the neighborhoods you can also enjoy the boats along Fishermen’s Wharf that are beautifully decorated with Holiday lights and ornaments along Jefferson Street between Taylor and Jones streets.


Attend the Charles Dickens Holiday Fair
Dates: November 23 – December 22, 2019
Where: Cow Palace Convention Hall - 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, CA 94014
Website: Visit Event Website
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 7.3 Miles

This is a very different kind of Holiday Market! The Dickens Holiday Fair brings together vendors selling hand crafted items, food items, jewelry, clothing, Holiday decorations and more, along with a huge cast of characters from jolly old England! This Holiday Market is decorated to resemble the streets of old time, Victorian London. The hall is filled with Holiday music, guests browsing the many handcrafted goods and actors playing the roles of characters from old England. 

See the Event Schedule link above for all the event details and schedule.

 

Union Square Christmas Tree
If you cannot make it to the tree lighting ceremonies be sure to stop by to enjoy these meticulously decorated Christmas Trees throughout the Holiday Season

Visit Beautifully Decorated Christmas Trees!
Dates: Dates in November to December
Where: Various Locations
Distance from Hotel Union Square: Various locations

There are 3 main Christmas Tree displays to enjoy throughout San Francisco. If you cannot make it to the tree lighting ceremonies be sure to stop by to enjoy these meticulously decorated Christmas Trees throughout the Holiday Season:

  • Pier 39: This display includes an amazing 60-foot tree at the center of Fisherman’s Wharf.  The tree is on display from November through December. There are many festive activities taking place on Pier 39 throughout the holidays as well.
  • Union Square: This Christmas tree towers 80 feet high in the center of Union Square near the Ice-Skating Rink and surrounded by the many shops, bars and restaurants in Union Square.
  • Ghirardelli Square: This beautiful 50-foot tree is placed in the middle of the Marina area of Ghirardelli Square. 

 

Holiday Shopping in Union Square
Come spend some time enjoying the activities, Holiday music, food & drink, take a photo with Santa and glide across the Ice-Skating Rink.

Visit Union Square for Shopping, Ice Skating & more!
Dates: Dates in November to December – see Event Website for details
Where: Union Square
Website: Visit Event Website
Distance from Hotel Union Square: 2 Blocks

Ahhh, Union Square during the Holidays…it’s magical! There so much to do, see and experience in Union Square.  The beautifully decorated Union Square Christmas Tree, the Ice-Skating Rink, shops in San Francisco City Centre and the shops and restaurants around Union Square…all await you during your visit.  Come spend some time enjoying the activities, Holiday music, food & drink, take a photo with Santa and glide across the Ice-Skating Rink.


Enjoy a performance of ‘The 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

Watching ‘The Nutcracker’ is a great holiday tradition for many people.  This performance by the San Francisco Ballet tells the timeless story of a 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.


This latest San Francisco Travel article, ‘San Francisco Things to Do: Top San Francisco Holiday Activities’ presents just a few of the best activities taking place in San Francisco this Holiday Season.  

Visit our San Francisco Visitor’s Guide for more recommendations for all there is to do, see and experience when visiting San Francisco.

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