Union Square Holiday Tree Lighting - In-Depth Guide

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November 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

‘Tis the season to swoon under the magnificent 83-foot Christmas tree adorned with thousands of lights and ornaments. San Fran’s Union Square Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will once again brighten the night sky, so bundle up!

There’s no better way to usher in the holiday season in San Francisco than with this annual tradition. Take a first look at the gigantic tree in all its shining glory with the entire family. Make sure to come early to reserve a good spot and watch live performances from several local artists.


The official dates and time for Union Square Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will be announced soon.

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The event takes place at Union Square Plaza. It is viewed in Union Square Park between Sutter & Geary streets and Powell & Stockton Streets, from the front of Macy's


The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Covid-19 Information

Attendees are no longer required to wear face coverings but are recommended due to the manner of the event.

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Experience Union Square Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nothing puts people in the holiday cheer quite like a glimmering tree. Jumpstart your Christmas festivities at Union Square Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony!

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Take the chance to embrace the cheerful atmosphere of the city and witness how the 80-foot tree gives the sky a warm glow with an exciting crowd. Also, you’ll get to cross off your list while in the heart of San Francisco’s premier shopping destination.

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November 29, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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Kick off the holiday season with the annual tree lighting ceremony in San Francisco’s iconic Union Square.