The Civic Center Community Benefit District (CBD) is bringing holiday cheer, once again, to the neighborhood by presenting its musical event, “Holiday Fanfare,” starting December 2, 2016. In our fourth season, we are presenting a Tree Lighting Ceremony, 22 Concerts, and Parking Specials.

Free Holiday Concerts

Spearheaded by the External Affairs Concert Committee of the Civic Center CBD, “Holiday Fanfare” is a series of performances meant to activate neighborhood streets and bring holiday cheer to the residents and the thousands of visitors and arts patrons that enjoy San Francisco’s home of history, culture and government. The performers will come from these groups:

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Nontraditional in format, the concerts are outside the referenced venue or on the corner near that venue. In case of rain, all outdoor concerts will move to under the marquee at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St. The following is a schedule of performances including locations and performer:

Tree Lighting Ceremony

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December 2, 2016, 5:00 to 6:00pm
Civic Center Plaza

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  • Welcome Remarks from City and Community Representatives
  • Performances by the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco
  • Toy Drive in conjunction with Another Planet Entertainment and the SF Police Department
  • Children's sing-along to “Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer.”

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The tree lighting is sponsored by the Civic Center CBD, San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks, Another Planet Entertainment, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and MJM Management.

After the Tree is lit, head over to the Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party, from 6:00 to 9:00pm.