San Francisco Holiday Lights & Sites Tour in San Francisco, CA

421 Post StSan Francisco, CA 94108
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Tuk Tuk's offer a quick and comfy way to explore San Francisco's spectacular holiday displays! You will get to see Civic Center's iconic holiday tree, Embarcadero Center's 17,000 lights, Fairmont Hotel's two-story gingerbread house, and much more! Along the way, sip on hot cocoa, snuggle under a warm blanket, and sing holiday favorites; Karaoke-style. This tour is a great way to spend time with friends and family!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Family-friendly.
  • Tour duration: 2 hours.
  • Holiday Karaoke on board.
  • Live commentary included.
  • Warm blankets and heated seats.
  • Hot cocoa and candy canes included.
  • Tips are encouraged for a great service.
  • No children or infants under age 3 on any tour or charter.
  • Families with children ages 3-4 are kindly requested to buy out the tour or book a private tour to ensure everyone’s enjoyment and safety.


from San Francisco Holiday Lights and Sites Tour
Your Holiday tour adventure starts in Fisherman's Wharf. Public tours are limited to five riders per Tuk Tuk (6 guests ok with a group that includes children ages 5-11 and adults).

Holiday Lights and Sights Tour highlights include:
  • Start in Fisherman's Wharf and see the boats lit up in the harbor
  • Stop at Ghirardelli Square to enjoy the Christmas Tree and holiday lights
  • Cruise by Marina houses and sailboats lit up for the holidays
  • Stop and enjoy the Glittering Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay from the edge of Crissy Field
  • Stop at the Majestic Palace of Fine Arts
  • Cruise through the Union Street Fantasy of Lights displays
  • Marvel at City Hall's colorful lighting for the holidays and Civic Center's holiday tree, Winter Park, and ice rink.
  • Stop near Union Square's iconic tree, ice skating rink plus take in Macy's famous decorations
  • Cruise under the Dragon Gate and through Chinatown
  • Climb California Street alongside decorated cable cars to Nob Hill
  • Stop at the Fairmont Hotel and check out the two-story gingerbread house and decorated lobby
  • Stop at the Ferry Building to watch The Bay Lights show on the Bay Bridge and view the Embarcadero Center's four buildings outlined in 17,000 lights
  • Take in the Embarcadero's Exploratorium Light sculpture, with views of Coit Tower lit up for the holidays
  • Cruise through North Beach (San Francisco's Little Italy) and Washington Square Park
  • Quick stop at the Christmas Tree at Pier 39 that comes to life with hourly tree lightings synchronized to holiday music and a kaleidoscope of swirling color.
  • Evening ends in Fisherman's Wharf to see the famous crab wheel sign decorated for the holidays.

Please Note:
Routes and stops may change without notice.

  • 2-hour guided tour lead by entertaining, storytelling guides.
  • Yummy hot cocoa and candy canes.
  • Fuzzy Santa hats and plenty of sing-along holiday karaoke tunes on board.
  • Heated seats and warm blankets for those chilly nights.
  • Five riders per Tuk Tuk (6 guests ok with a group that includes children ages 5-11 and adults.
  • Nightly departures.
  • Lots of "Instagram worthy" stops.

  • We travel past but do not enter museums and attractions.
  • Driver gratuity is optional.
  • Meals and beverages are not included.
  • No service animals, please.

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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Holiday Lights and Sites Tour

What are the hours of operation? 
Available nightly at 7:30 PM from November 29th – December 30th.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?
No, however, the vehicles do have a high step, so tour participants must be able to step in and out of the vehicles. Our tour guides have foldaway steps to aid guests who might need a leg up.

What should I bring?
Dress accordingly in layers as the weather in San Francisco is generally chilly and windy. Please leave bulky backpacks at home. All personal items must be stored in your lap.

Where is it located?
Fisherman’s Wharf (Jefferson St. and Taylor St, near Fisherman’s Wharf sign). Wait at the passenger zone on Taylor St. in front of Applebee’s. Union Square (Post St. and Powell St.) Wait in passenger zone on Post St. at the side entrance to Westin St. Francis Hotel across from Mortons Steak House. Please do not go to the main Westin hotel entrance on Powell St.

Is the tour appropriate for children?
Lucky Tuk Tuk strives to be a family-friendly operation! Guides are trained to ensure that everyone is safe, as well as having a great time! Children ages 5-11 are Ok on our public tours. Families with children ages 3-4 are kindly requested to buy out the tour or book a private tour to ensure everyone’s enjoyment and safety. Please remember to bring the required car seat(s) for any young children. No Children or Infants under age three on any tour or charter. No children seated in laps.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately this tour can not accommodate wheelchairs. The vehicles have a high step to get in and out of them.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, lots of photo opportunities!

How long is the tour? 
Approximately 2 hours long.

Can I bring my food/beverages? 
No food or alcohol is permitted to be consumed onboard the Tuk Tuk. Non-alcoholic drinks in screw-top bottles are permitted.

How many people can fit in a Tuk Tuk?
A Tuk Tuk seats five people comfortably but is built to seat six people total.

What happens if it rains or Karl the Fog makes an appearance during the tour? 
All vehicles have heated seats and blankets aboard! Ponchos for light rain or drizzle are available. Their top priority is passenger safety, so in the event of a huge rainstorm, they will cancel the tour and provide you with a full refund or reschedule.

Is there an opportunity to get out of the vehicle along the tour?
Yes, the Ultimate City Tour has multiple opportunities to get out, take pictures, or walk around some of the attractions and sites.

What is included in our tour? 
The San Francisco Holiday Lights outings include.