Holiday Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremonies in San Francisco

Festooned with Holiday  lights, San Francisco always looks amazing during this time of year. From light displays on buildings along the Embarcadero  and trees lining many streets, to decorations in Union Square or at Pier 39--there's no shortage of beautiful sights for locals and visitors alike! 

If you're looking for a way to enjoy the season, look no further! There are plenty of festivals and events happening in San Francisco right now. From displays of beautiful lights on the Holiday tree at Union Square, Pier 39, the Civic Center or the east end of Golden Gate Park; there's always something new waiting around every corner of San Francisco when it comes time for Holiday and Christmas celebrations this holiday season.

Here are some suggestions to help narrow down your options for enjoying the Holidays in San Francisco.

Civic Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

San Francisco's centrally-located Civic Center hold their annual tree lighting event on December 1. Kid-friendly, there will be a visit from Santa!.

The official tree lighting is at 5:15 pm. 

You're in for a treat this evening! The event will be full of fun with music, drinks and snacks available. Don't miss out on some hot Irish Coffee or mulled wine while you enjoy the "wintery weather" outdoors. Annie's Hot Dog Cart has got something just right for everyone who wants a warm bite!