What to do in San Fransisco in December

Ally Leomporra
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Top Events Happening in San Francisco in December

San Fransisco is a great place to be, especially in December. Here are some of our top recommendations to enjoy yourselves as well as get in the holiday spirit.

1. See Chris Hardwick at Punch Line San Fransisco

Dec. 1-3, 2022

Hardwick is one of today’s top comedians, perhaps best known for his work on the two-time Emmy Award-Winning Comedy Central show, “@mightnight.” Get your tickets to see him here!

2. Ice Skate at Union Square

Until Jan. 16

Ice Skating At Union Square

Iceskating is only $20 for admission + skate rental, and $15 for children 8 and under.

3. Tree Lighting Ceremony at Union Square

Nov. 25, 2022 – Jan 1, 2023

Tree Lighting At Pier 39

Macy’s 33rd annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in Union Square. The ceremony will begin with live entertainment at 6 p.m. and the tree is expected to be lit at 6:50. The reusable Christmas tree is decorated with 43,000 LEDs and over 700 ornaments!

4. Santacon Pub Crawl

December 10, 2022

Going bar hopping has never been this much fun, as everyone is decked out in their Santa outfits. Enjoy free admission to the best bars, drink specials and amazing Christmas spirit! Participants must be at least 21 years old to participate.

5. Visit Dandelion Chocolate Factory

Dandelion Chocolate Factory is the perfect way for chocolate fanatics to celebrate the holidays. All three locations in San Fransisco will surely make your mouth water. From chocolate bars, to chocolate pastries, to their famous hot cocoa, their delicious treats and warm ambience will not disappoint!

6. Watch the Nutcracker Ballet

December 10-27, 2022

What would the holiday season be without seeing the classic Nutcracker performance? If you are a fan of plays, orchestras and live music, then come watch an unforgettable performance at War Memorial Opera House!

7. Visit Anchor Steam Brewery

Take a look into the brewery’s rich history with a tour followed by a tasting session. Every year, locals anticipate the brewery’s “holiday brew,” featuring secret ingredients. It is a staple for many in San Fransisco in December. Attendees say it is some of the best beer and best service they have ever received!

8. Spend Your New Year’s Eve Watching Fireworks at the Ferry Building

December 31, 2022

Join 200,000 people in commencing the New Year at the Ferry building. Enjoy fireworks with the stunning views of the Bay Area in the background!

9. Celebrate your New Year’s Eve with ALESSO

December 31, 2022

Come watch this talented EDM artist perform his midnight countdown set at the Fort Mason Center. Tickets are open to anyone 21 and older!

Wellness Activities to do in San Francisco in December

Chakra Alignment Meditation

The event starts at 11:11 am and is held every Wednesday. Clear your chakra energy centers while you ground and connect to divine source. Check out all available dates by Glow Yoga.

360 Core Workout Saturdays

If you’re a fan of pilates and resistance training you’ll enjoy this class aimed at helping you with chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain.

For the best wellness destinations to get away from it all, click here.

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