Holiday Tree Lighting Event 2019

Civic Center Plaza

Festive entertainment will be on offer from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., including musical performances, tap dancing Christmas trees, free craft activities and appearances by the Grinch and Santa.

Trick-or-Treat Trail

Get your little goblins and ghosts, and head out to the Hayes Valley trick-or-treat trail on Halloween afternoon, 3-5pm!

SF Symphony’s Dia De Los Muertos Concert

The San Francisco Symphony’s Day of the Dead celebration features traditional Latin American music and culture, guest artists, colorful festivities, and is fun-filled for the entire family.

A Christmas Carol

From BroadwaySF, a spin on the classic "A Christmas Carol" for audiences of all ages.

Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting 2021

This festive event in Civic Center Plaza features holiday entertainment, musical guests, a toy giveaway for 400+ children, festive bites, free craft making, “snow” flurries, and more!

Holiday Fanfare Concert Series

The Civic Center Community Benefit District's festive Holiday Fanfare pop-up concerts, featuring musicians from District arts and cultural organizations, return for December 2021!

Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll

A festive celebration, the Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll (previously known as the Hayes Valley Block Party) returns for its 31st year on December 3, 5-9pm!

Holiday Soul at the SF Symphony

Featuring "soul, jazz, and Christmas classics," this festive performance by Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir with the SF Symphony will deliver "vocal fireworks and inspirational energy." Also featuring vocalist Yolanda Adams, it'll be "a holiday concert that’s sure to lift your spirits." Tickets and more information on the SF Symphony site.

SF Ballet’s Nutcracker

Returning to the stage with a live audience in December, San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker will delight audiences as times before.

Holiday Gaiety at the SF Symphony

A holiday variety show featuring conductor Edwin Outwater and drag sensation Peaches Christ as co-emcees, the festive performances feature holiday hits played by the SF Symphony along with a stellar lineup of guests.

New Year’s Eve at the SF Symphony

Featuring vocalist Darren Criss (Glee, American Crime Story) alongside the SF Symphony, with Bruce Anthony Kiesling conducting, this New Year's Eve event will feature festive, fun music to welcome 2022. To learn more or get tickets for this concert that says goodbye to 2021, visit the SF Symphony site.