Thrive City’s 2022 Winter Wonderland presented by Fanatics is almost here! It all begins November 30 with a lighting ceremony for the largest holiday tree in the Bay Area, clocking in at 90 feet tall.
Other attractions include a North Pole mailbox to send letters to Santa, nightly “snowfall,” and a series of special events on select days in December. Read on for a summary of what to put on your calendar, and be sure to RSVP to claim your free spot ahead of time for each event.
Nov. 30: Lighting Ceremony
A two-hour showcase from 6-8pm with special performances, food, and festivities leading up to the highly-anticipated holiday tree lighting. Performers include Neal Schon (original member and founder of Journey) with special guest Teddy Sims; as well as the SF Philharmonic. Free with RSVP.
Dec. 16-18: Holiday Spectacular
Friday, December 16 (3-6pm): Enjoy festive arts and crafts, take pics with Santa, and eat seasonal treats. Free with RSVP.
Saturday, December 17 (1-4pm): Same activities as Friday. Free with RSVP.
Sunday, December 18 (1-6pm): Same as Friday and Saturday, but with a special Hanukkah celebration from 4:30-6pm featuring the menorah lighting, rabbi reading, and Hanukkah treats. Free with RSVP.
Dec. 31: Kwanzaa & Noon Year’s Eve
Ring in 2023 and celebrate the culture of Kwanzaa with a midday ball drop and countdown, arts and crafts, treats, and music by Fela Kuti from The Rock and Roll Playhouse. Free with RSVP.
Thrive City’s 2022 Winter Wonderland is an absolute must this season, so be sure to check out the special events or stop by to see the giant holiday tree throughout the season. The experience is ideal for kids and families, but adults can also enjoy their day at Thrive City with an extra stop at Harmonic Brewing, Miller & Lux, or Cupcakin’ Bake Shop.
Find Thrive City at 1725 3rd St in San Francisco, just outside of Chase Center.