8 Sounds of the Holiday Season in San Francisco
The holidays are music to the ears of San Franciscans, figuratively and literally. You can enjoy all kinds of performances this time of year, from chorales to comedy. Treat yourself to any of these exciting holiday performances.
San Francisco Opera
A world-renowned company, San Francisco Opera is a must-see for all serious opera fans. Their current season features a new production to San Francisco Opera, "Hansel and Gretel", Nov. 15 - Dec. 7, 2019.
San Francisco Ballet
Beginning Dec. 11-Dec. 17, 2019, see San Francisco Ballet perform a holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. The world of ballet and Christmas cheer will come together for a festive production this holiday season.
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will perform "Holigays Are Here: Ring Them Bells," their latest holiday extravaganza full of seasonal classics. It's guaranteed to be uproarious and tongue-in-cheek, but also sweet and sentimental. Performances at the Sydney Goldstein Theater take place on Dec. 6 and 7.
A Christmas Carol
The holiday classic returns to A.C.T.'s Geary Theater, Nov. 29 - Dec. 24. The legendary Charles Dickens tale gets its own unique retelling here, as it has been adapted and directed by A.C.T.'s former long-time artistic director, Carey Perloff. Buy your tickets now, as this San Francisco favorite sells out fast!
One of San Francisco’s most beautiful landmarks, Grace Cathedral will be hosting a number of concerts this holiday season. There's "A Cathedral Christmas," happening Dec. 14, 15, 21 and 22, as well as "Sing You A Merry Christmas," on Dec. 14, 20, 21, and 23. Handel's "Messiah" will be performed, Dec. 11-13. And don't miss the one-night-only "A Brass and Organ Christmas" on Dec. 16.
San Francisco Symphony
Get into the Christmas spirit with the famous San Francisco Symphony and celebrate the 25th and final season of Michael Tilson Thomas as the Director of the San Francisco Symphony. The acclaimed orchestra is offering delightful holiday musical experiences. Highlights include "Holiday Soul," on Dec. 10 and 11, and "'Twas the Night," on Dec. 19 and 20.
Kung Pao Kosher Comedy
Looking for a laugh this holiday? Don’t miss “Kung Pao Kosher Comedy," happening Dec. 24-26 in Chinatown. Join the celebration, savor an authentic meal Chinese meal at New Asia Restaurant, and crack up while local and visiting Jewish comedians tell jokes and stories. This popular annual event is celebrating its 27th anniversary this year!
Winter Walk SF
Every year, Stockton Street between Geary and Ellis Streets is closed to traffic and transformed into a winter wonderland. And every year, this space is filled with musical performances, day and night. Take a break from your holiday shopping (or ice skating) in Union Square and walk over. You never know who might be singing.