Top Events Happening in San Francisco in December
1. Hanukkah Party at Ghiradelli Square
This is a free family-friendly event with a piano concert, fresh donuts, and candle lighting, check out all the details.
2. Ice Skate at Union Square
Until Jan 17th!
Iceskating is only $19 for the admission + skate rental, if you’re under 48″ you can even get a person to help you skate!
3. Tree Lighting Ceremony at Pier 39
Until January 9th
So this year Union Square won’t be lighting their Christmas tree for 2021 but don’t miss out on the jolly spirit, Pier 39’s got you, for more places that will be lighting trees this year in San Francisco check out San Francisco Tourism Trips.
4. Santa Segway Tour
Dress up in a Santa Claus suit and ride around the city on a segway and enjoy holiday karaoke.
5. Lifesize Gingerbread House at the Fairmont Hotel
Visit the famous two-story-high victorian gingerbread house, it’s 22 ft high and you can officially see it in person on Nov 27th.
6. Glowfari at Oak Land Zoo
December 1-23, 26-31, 2021
Glowfari is a mile-long exhibition full of glowing animal lanters; some other attractions include visiting Santa and riding the express train through winter wonderland! This is definitely an attraction you should consider if traveling as a family with kids to San Francisco.
7. Visit Dandelion Chocolate Factory
For all Chocolate fanatics out there, from chocolate bars, to chocolate pastries, to their famous hot cocoa, Dandelion Chocolate Factory has 3 locations in San Francisco that will definitely make your mouth water.
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8. Watch the Nutcracker Ballet
December 10–30, 2021
If you are a fan of live plays, orchestras, and live music then a holiday classic such as The Nutcracker is something you will enjoy!
9. Spend Your New Years Eve Overwatching Fireworks at the Ferry Building
Around 200,000 people attend annually to bring in the new year with stunning views of the Bay Area of San Francisco.
Weekly Local Events in San Francisco
Reggaeton and Afrobeats on Friday
If you’re looking for a fun Friday night out in San Fran and love to jam to reggaeton, Fyah Fridays at Neck of the Woods might just be what you’re looking for! The cover is free with RSVP before 11 pm.
Asian Art Museum on Sunday
Every first Sunday the Asian Art Museum has free admission to its main and permanent galleries.
Wellness Activities To Do in San Francisco in December
Yin Yoga with Hot Stones in North Beach
A guided yoga session to stretch out and unwind from the long week.
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.