|San Francisco Tree Lighting and Winter Fun|
|With Thanksgiving now behind us, it’s time to kick into gear for the upcoming winter holidays. Get into the spirit of the season at one of these festive events around the City: |
- The 9th Annual Tree Lighting at 555 California Street, Tuesday, December 1, starting at 5pm, with musical performances from Andy Grammer, the Pacific Boychoir and the Dick Bright Orchestra. Lighting is set for 6:30pm.
- The Rainbow World Tree of Hope moves back to City Hall, and lighting will take place on Wednesday, December 2. The SF Boys Choir will perform at 5:30pm; Veronica Klaus and Tammy Hall at 7pm.
- The Ritz Carlton tree lighting, Thursday, December 3, from 5:30-7:30pm. Carolers in Dickens-era costume and Santa are the special guests.
- Presidio’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Friday, December 4, beginning at 5:30pm; includes caroling from the Golden Gate Carolers.
- Union Street Fantasy of Lights Holiday celebration is on Saturday, December 5, from 3-7pm.
- The Bill Graham Menorah Project is on Sunday, December 6, at 5pm, for the first lighting. Final lighting is Monday, December 14.
- Zoo Lights at the SF Zoo, December 12-14 and 19-30 with snow and reindeer at Playfield Lawn.
- Light the Menorah at Ghirardelli Square. Wednesday, December 16, at 5pm with live music. Lighting at 6pm by Rabbi Peretz followed by dancing.
And in case you missed the opening night for these other notable events, never fear, there’s still plenty of time to check them out:
Nutcracker Under the Dome at Westfield Shopping Center, nightly 3-D light show began Thursday, November 19, and continues through December 31, nightly at 5pm.
Pier 39’s annual tree lighting was on Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22, and lights up nightly at 6pm.
Macy’s 24th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Union Square was Friday, November 27, and is on display nightly.
The 50th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Ghirardelli Square was Friday, November 27, and is on display nightly.
Westin St. Francis Sugar Tree will be on display through January 4, 2016.