November 7 - January 21 in Union Square
A holiday tradition, ice skating in Union Square promises to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Plan your visit to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines – the coolest place to be this winter!
November 11, and December 31 at the Aquarium of the Bay
Come visit the river otters as they play in their snowy winter wonderland habitat at the Aquarium of the Bay.
Macy's 29th Annual Tree Lighting will take place in Union Square Park between Sutter & Geary streets and Powell & Stockton Streets. San Francisco's most recognized Christmas tree will be lit at the end of the ceremony, around 6:50 p.m.
November 24 at Noe Valley Ministry
Presented by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and The Puppet Company from Children’s Fairyland, this version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic depicts many of the characters from the familiar ballet, including Clara and the Mouse King in the famous climatic fight scene with the Nutcracker.
December 1 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
The Family Gala is a time for family and friends to celebrate as the museum transforms into a spectacular setting for dance performances, art-making, games, and fun! Proceeds from the Family Gala support the CJM.
December 1-2 at Mercy High School Theatre
Nominated for the Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, the SFYBT celebrates its 18th annual performance.
In addition to tickets, you can also purchase a Sugarplum VIP ticket which includes preshow photos with the main characters, premium seating, a special gift, and a treat!
December 5 at the SF Civic Center Plaza
Come by for the tree lighting ceremony, featuring musical performances, Santa, a toy giveaway, and check out the Winter Park Ice Rink!
December 9 at the San Francisco Symphony
Watch and listen as the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra brings this delightful fairy tale to life, illustrating each character with a particular instrument and melody.
December 13-23 (multiple shows) at the African American Art & Culture Complex
Gospel solo artist, Yvonne Cobbs, directs the legendary Lorraine Hansberry Gospel Choir with inspirational holiday music both old and new, sacred and secular. The show is guaranteed to be a roof-raising, hand-clapping, joyful good time for all ages.
December 19-21 at Davies Symphony Hall
See the beloved holiday hit Home Alone on the big screen like you never have before, with John Williams’ exuberant score performed live by the San Francisco Symphony and unforgettable carols sung live by three children’s choruses.
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