One of San Francisco’s most exciting holiday events this year is Jingle All the Way on JFK, happening from 3-8pm on Thursday, December 1st. This exciting afternoon is the ultimate kick-off for December and the holiday season, as Golden Gate Park will be decked out with endless festive activities.
Families can enjoy a snow play area, kids’ activities, carnival games, live music and performances, and Santa visits. The annual lighting of Uncle John’s Tree will take place at McLaren Lodge, and guests can also explore the fan-favorite Entwined LED light installation in Peacock Meadow. All activities are free and there will be plenty of food and drink for sale from local food trucks.
It’s a great time to explore the new activities along car-free JFK Promenade including public pianos, lounge areas, Doggie Diner head sculptures, giant ground murals, ping pong, and corn hole.
A decent amount of foot and vehicle traffic is expected in and around the park during the event, so consider reading through SF Rec & Park’s guide to accessible and general parking before you go.