San Francisco Bay area becomes magical at Christmas time with different fun events. The Christmas trees are decorated with gorgeous lights, which brings extra warmth and joy in this festive season. This city offers lots of concerts, holiday festivals, and arts & crafts making sessions for free or with a small fee at this time of year. Each neighborhood decorates their home by displaying lights and Christmas trees. This Christmas, you can do some of the following fun things in San Francisco.
The Boat Parade and Holiday Lights
Light plus water is an always a delightful combo. You can view more than 60 boats decorated with thousands of lights along the San Francisco Bay, which starts from mid-December till the end of the month. You can also visit the Fisherman’s Wharf fishing at the Sport Fishing Harbor on Jefferson Street, where you get to see festive lights draping the fishing flee. You can also enjoy the lights from the northern point of the Embarcadero. And, to top that, this event is free so you can come along with your loved ones to enjoy your Christmas.
Union Street Annual Tree Lighting
Union Street, Macy’s host the annual tree lighting event in Union Square to welcome the Christmas season. The sky scraping Christmas tree is lit with Eco-friendly LED lights that illuminates Union Square throughout the holiday season. This is the San Francisco’s version of Rockefeller Center in New York. With lights on its Victorians and trees, the San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program collects toys for disadvantaged kids by using barrels. An ice-skating rink is also open for fun here.
‘The Snowman’ at Davies Symphony Hall
This festive season, you can bring your kids to watch ‘The Snowman’ at the Davies Symphony Hall. Along with that, you will get to see a live performance by the San Francisco Symphony, that will surely make you and your kids enjoy the whole ambiance. This kid-friendly film also features sing-along sessions and seasonal songs throughout the presentation. You can purchase your tickets in advance to avoid last minute drama. Have a wonderful Christmas with this movie this year.
Trolley Tour with Holiday Lights
You can board an open-top trolley with your loved ones to make your way from San Francisco to the Treasure Island for an amazing view of Christmas light displays and the sparkling city with twinkling scenery of Embarcadero Center, the Bay Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. The Highlights include Christmas decorations on Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Huntington Park on Nob Hill
While you’re on Nob Hill, take some time and step into the two-story-tall gingerbread house at The Fairmont San Francisco. This house is a modern version of Hansel and Gretel’s witch house and made of yummy gingerbread bricks, candy canes, Christmas tree peeps and other sweets. While some visitors have tried to sample parts of this edible house, but we are strongly against it.
If you are in San Francisco and new to this amazing city, you can visit these places and have good time with your loved ones. Limos are hardly ever rented on Christmas Eve because families are usually busy preparing the grand feast for the Christmas dinner. However, try hiring a San Francisco limo service for a change and enjoy your Christmas with a city tour and have a great time with your family and friends.