Things To Do in San Francisco in December

Leilani Salgado
Sf Winter

Top Events Happening in San Francisco in December

1. Hanukkah Party at Ghiradelli Square

Ghirardelli Square In San Francisco (1)

Dec 5th

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

Ice Skating 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

Tree Lighting At Pier 39

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.

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

Dec 3

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.

I am a content creator from Chicago with a passion for writing + lifestyle & travel photography. When I'm not creating content you can find me listening to podcasts on Spotify, reading, or exploring a new place. Join me on Instagram @leilani.jeanette to follow along with my adventures and read my blog!

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