San Francisco Festivals and Events in December
Union Street Fantasy of Lights
Union Street between Van Ness Ave. and Steiner St.
Costumed characters, merchant open houses, and activities for children launch the holiday season along this famous street in San Francisco.
Winter Wine Pour
Head to PIER 39 for an evening of wine, music and fun! Enjoy tastings, light bites, exclusive discounts, and live entertainemnt from 4-8 p.m. Tickets are $20 (online) and a portion of ticket sales will benefit the Aquarium of the Bay's free conservation education programs.
Parol Lantern Festival and Parade
Yerba Buena Gardens
www.kularts.org or www.bayanihancc.org
The 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 wear 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.)
America’s oldest ballet company presents Tchaikovsky’s beloved family classic, The Nutcracker, every year.
Foster Farms Bowl
Enjoy the passion and excitement of high impact college football as two of the country's top teams clash at the Foster Farms Bowl.