Plan the Perfect Holiday Celebration in San Francisco
Experience the joy of the holiday spirit in San Francisco. Revel in the grace of the SF Ballet's Nutcracker Performance, enjoy heartwarming melodies at the San Francisco Symphony Holiday Events, or explore unique treasures at the Renegade Craft Fair. The magic unfolds in bustling Union Square, where Macy's celebrations spark joy amidst the age-old tradition of the Hanukkah menorah lighting.
The holiday season in San Francisco, California, is bustling with exciting events and activities to celebrate the festivities. Here's a list of top things to do and experience this festive season.
SF Ballet's Nutcracker Performance
Experience the magic of holiday storytelling with the SF Ballet's Nutcracker Performance. This iconic ballet brings the classic tale to life through an evening of enchanting dance and music. Hosted at the War Memorial Opera House, this timeless tale elevates the holiday spirit with every pirouette.
When: December 13-30, 2023, at 7 pm
Theater and Music Shows
Discover the city's rich theatrical scene with various performances and shows happening in San Francisco. Whether it's classic holiday performances or events, SF promises an enthralling experience of storytelling and musical delight.
Guys and Dolls at San Francisco Playhouse - November 24, 2023 - January 13, 2024
The Lion King at Orpheum Theatre November 22 - December 30, 2023
A John Waters Christmas at Great American Music Hall - November 30, 2023
George Clinton at Fox Theatre Oakland - November 25 - 26, 2023
Trevor Noah at SF Masonic Auditorium - November 30 - December 14, 2023
Alan Carr at Cobbs Comedy Club - November 21, 2023
Christmas Pawty & Illuminations Dog Walk in Union Square
Put on your ugly Christmas sweater and bring your dog to our Christmas Party at Hotel Nikko! There will be photos with Santa, hot chocolate, cocktails, pastries, and lots of dog treats. RSVP here!
When: December 8, 2023 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hanukkah Menorah at Union Square
Celebrate Hanukkah at San Francisco's Union Square with the Bill Graham Menorah Events. Enjoy the festivities, starting with children's activities, nightly menorah lighting ceremonies, and live music encapsulating the holiday's vibrant tradition and community spirit.
When: December 18-25, 2023
San Francisco Symphony Holiday Events
Revel in the musical charm at the SF Symphony's holiday concerts. Enjoy joyful holiday concerts and mesmerizing performances that resonate with festive cheer. Discover events such as Handel's Messiah to Deck the Halls and The Night Before Christmas and book the tickets.
The Night Before Christmas - December 1, 2023
Deck the Halls - December 3, 2023
Cirque Nutcracker - December 5 & 6, 2023
Handel's Messiah - December 8 & 9, 2023
A Merry-Achi Christmas - December 10, 2023
The Colors of Christmas December - 13 & 14, 2023
A Charlie Brown Christmas – December 20 & 23, 2023
Renegade Craft Fair
Gaze upon the artisanal treasures at the Renegade Craft Fair, a premier event for handcrafted goods and indie designs. Unleash your creative spirit as you explore unique creations such as ceramics, bath and body products, home furnishings, and more. Enjoy hands-on workshops, indulge in local gourmet food, and groove to music.
When: November 4 & 5, 2023
Macy's Holiday Celebrations
Enjoy a festive and joyous experience at Macy's, where you can share a magical moment with jolly Old Saint Nick and whisper all your heart's desires into his ear. From the grand tree lighting ceremony to holiday shopping and window displays, it's a visual treat for everyone.
When: December 24, 2023
Plan A Memorable Holiday Getaway with Hotel Nikko SF
Hotel Nikko SF puts you within minutes of these exciting festive events. Make your holiday season memorable by planning your vacation with our holiday specials. Unwind and relax in our Japanese-inspired rooms and suites with thoughtful amenities near Union Square in San Francisco.