San Francisco will ring in the holiday season at the Civic Center Tree Lighting on Wednesday, December 1 from 4-7pm. Don’t miss a free, festive afternoon in the city to kick off the holidays!
Civic Center Plaza will be taken over by dozens of glorious food tents, crafts, DIY activities, and more. A full bar will be on hand serving up mulled wine, Irish coffee, and hot chocolate. You can also enjoy delicious seasonal baked goods, tacos from Taqueria Angelica’s, snacks from Annie’s Hot Dog Cart, and more amazing food via Off the Grid.
Don’t forget a massive toy giveaway for over 400 children in the community, courtesy of Another Planet Entertainment and the San Francisco Police Foundation. It will last from 4-5pm for the first 400+ children under 12.
As for crafts, SF Etsy has a lovely holiday market in store with DIY activities and candy canes.
Boxcar Theatre’s artistic director Nick A. Olivero will host a lively afternoon of music and entertainment. Performers include the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, The Great Dickens Fair Coventry Carolers, The Topman All Stars, the a cappella group Business Casual, America Scores, and more. Don’t forget special visits from the Grinch, and of course Santa Claus himself!
The event of the hour, of course, is the holiday tree lighting at 5:15pm. Mayor London Breed will officiate the tree lighting, which will illuminate the 50-foot tree in front of City Hall with thousands of glittering lights!
Mark your calendar for the Civic Center Tree Lighting in San Francisco, happening from 4-7pm on December 1 at Civic Center Plaza.
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