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Each month, San Francisco hosts a variety of events and festivals you don’t want to miss. From Restaurant Week and Carnaval San Francisco to the Chinatown Music Festival, guests of all ages will appreciate Fog City’s vibrant atmosphere.

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Illuminating Lantern Festival - Oakland Zoo Presents Glowfari

Oakland Zoo 9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, California

Plan a visit to the Illuminating Lantern Festival at Oakland Zoo's Glowfari from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the holiday season for a mile-long adventure illuminated with giant, glowing animal lanterns. Keep your eye out for some of your favorites, like elephants, giraffes, and pandas! Illuminating Lantern Festival - Oakland Zoo Glowfari Hours November 12 – 30, except November […]

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Holiday Lights at Fourth Street Berkeley

Fourth Street CA

Kick off the beginning of the holiday season on Fourth Street, which boasts three full blocks of dazzling decorations to stroll. Bask in the beauty as you grab a complimentary hot beverage and tap your toes to live music. Participating shops will be open later so you can check those out, too. Don’t worry if you miss the kickoff -- […]

Holiday Teddy Bear Tea - The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton 600 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA

The kiddos will be adding this event to their Christmas list this year! Set in the fully decked-out Terrace Room of The Ritz-Carlton hotel, this event features a menu of hot chocolate and assorted sandwiches and sweets for the kids while they are entertained by a show starring an elf and gingerbread fairy. Dates - Holiday Teddy Bear Tea at […]

Nutcracker at the San Francisco Ballet

War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA

It’s a Bay Area tradition to watch the San Francisco Ballet perform the famed Nutcracker Ballet each winter.

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Cow Palace 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA

Guests can get a firsthand experience of what Christmas was like during Victorian times with English foods, vibrant characters roaming around, and authentic street vendors. Related Post: San Francisco Christmas: How to Spend a Holiday by the Bay   What to Expect at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair Be on the lookout for all of Dickens' classic Christmas characters during […]

The Menagerie Holiday Oddities Market

1435 Webster St 1435 Webster Street, Alameda, California

Like a scene from a fantasy storybook, The Menagerie Holiday Oddities Market stationed in the West End Arts District of San Francisco is sure to be unlike any festival you've ever traversed before. You're bound to run across the perfect gifts for the people on your list who already have everything. So stir your curiosity with this treasure trove of […]

Illuminate SF Festival of Lights

San Francisco San Francisco, CA

The bustling art scene in San Francisco means there's creativity on every corner of the city, from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to the independent artists. The holiday art scene presents another reason for art lovers to visit. During the Illuminate SF Festival of Lights, over 30 artists and 40 light art installations are showcased throughout the city. […]

6th Annual Taylor Swiftmas: Out of Exile

Valencia Room 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, California

Leave a blank space on your calendar for a night of non-stop dancing to celebrate Christmas Swiftie-style. There are so many references to parties in Taylor Swift's repertoire that it's almost impossible to choose just a few, but a party this big means you'll be dancing like you're made of starlight all night long! Special Note Full vaccination status for […]

Parol Lantern Festival and Parade

San Francisco’s Filipino Cultural Heritage District San Francisco, CA

To experience a whole other culture during your visit to San Francisco, head to the Parol Lantern Festival and Parade. The event, put on each year by the Bayanihan Community Center, is open to the entire city. Snack on Filipino treats shop Filipino-owned businesses, and sing along to Filipino music before the finale of the night: the parol lighting ceremony. […]

Golden Gate Kennel Dog Show

Cow Palace 2600 Geneva Ave, Daly City, CA

If you can’t get enough of cute puppies and dogs, there’s no denying it—you’re going to the Golden Gate Kennel Dog Show.

ZAP Wine Festival

One Market, Palace Hotel, and Pier 27 at the Embarcadero San Francisco, CA

Fans of Zinfandel wines will love the ZAP Wine Festival in San Francisco featuring wine tastings, auctions, and a gala at One Market, Palace Hotel, and Pier 27 at the Embarcadero.

Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition

Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park 1199 9th St., San Francisco, CA

Each year the San Francisco Orchid Society hosts a grand flower festival at the Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park.

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