San Francisco Festivals and Events in December
2017 Pac-12 Football Championship Game
Levi’s Stadium, 408-579-4449
A must-attend event for all college football fans.
Union Street Fantasy of Lights
Union Street between Van Ness and Steiner, 800-310-6563
Costumed characters, Santa, merchant open houses and activities for children launch the holiday season along this famous street in San Francisco.
Noe Valley Holiday Wine Walk
24th Street from Diamond to Chattanooga, 800-310-6563
Merchants offer wine samples, finger foods and special treats; attendees who wish to sample purchase tasting wristband prior to event and receive wine glass and map with all tasting locations.
Parol Lantern Festival and Parade
Jessie Square/St. Patrick’s Church/Yerba Buena Gardens, 415-348-8042
www.kularts.org or www.bayanihancc.org
Grand pageantry of more than 1,000 glowing lanterns; annual Parol celebration has become a must-see holiday event. Bay Area Filipino community gathers for the annual celebration of holiday spirit, hope, unity, and pride. It’s a family fun-filled evening of dancing lights, music, games, and prizes.
The Great Santa Run San Francisco
You’ll want to were your best Santa gear for the Great Santa 5K run or the Rudolph one-miler along the city’s picturesque waterfront.
San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., 415-865-2000 (tickets)
“Nutcracker” performed by America’s oldest ballet company presents Tchaikovsky’s beloved family classic every year.
Foster Farms Bowl
Levi’s Stadium, 415-972-2209 or 800-225-2277
Enjoy the color and excitement of high impact college football as two of the country's top teams clash at the Foster Farms Bowl.