The holiday season means plenty of festive events, and some of SF’s beloved neighborhoods are joining in on the festivities this weekend. These neighborhood events are perfect for enjoying some of SF’s best areas, and you can support local businesses, enjoy the great atmosphere, and even get some holiday shopping done.
Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll: Dec 1, 5-9 pm
The Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll is a beloved neighborhood tradition returning for its 33rd year. The stroll is a lively, community-oriented event that includes live music, shopping, and family-friendly activities such as face painting. Live music includes performances from The Leafs, The Rock Project, SF Buskers, and Sonamo. Various local businesses will be participating in the event, including Aviator Nation, Brooklinen, Outdoor Voices, and more. Local businesses participating in the event will offer sales, sweet treats, and more.
Lower Haight Art Walk: Dec 2, 4-8 pm
The Lower Haight is hosting a neighborhood favorite for the holidays. The art walk features a German Christmas Market, a toy drive, and many live performances. The neighborhood’s vibrant businesses will be participating, including performances from the Pole Studio VRV3, an art show at the flower shop Her Urban Herbs, and an art market at WAVE Collective. Plus, a photo collective will take over Woods Lowside’s parklet, and many bars will have drink specials perfect for enjoying the event. Whether you want to do some holiday shopping or just enjoy the live performances, the event promises to encapsulate the Haight’s iconic spirit.
Inner Sunset Holiday Light Stroll Dec 2, 5-8 pm
The Inner Sunset will be hosting a festive stroll that features decorated storefronts and living window displays, a trolly ride, family-friendly activities, and more. Live musicians will serenade the guests as they stroll through the festive event, and people can participate in a scavenger hunt. Plus, raffles with prizes will be offered if you’re feeling lucky. The trolly ride will feature a 30-minute excursion on a decorated trolly, starting at the Sip Tea Room at 721 Lincoln Way.