The Civic Center Community Benefit District (CBD) brought holiday cheer to the neighborhood by presenting its inaugural musical event, “Holiday Lights and Fanfare,” starting December 6, 2013.

Spearheaded by the External Affairs Committee of the Civic Center CBD, “Holiday Lights and Fanfare” was 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.

Each performance featured the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Brass Quintet at various locations and times on the weekends in December. Each performance was meant to highlight cultural assets in the neighborhood, from the historic War Memorial Opera House, to the new SFJazz Center.

All events were held in front of the named location and were free and open to the public.

Special Thanks:

The Civic Center CBD would like to thank External Affairs Committee Co-Chairs Nan Keeton and Sam Smith, the committee members, and the staffs of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and the Nourse Auditorium.

About the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music educates exceptionally talented musicians from around the world to become artists of the highest caliber, as well as musical citizens prepared for the challenges of the twenty-first century. Situated in one of the most dynamic and eclectic cities in the world, the San Francisco Conservatory is poised to nurture a new generation of gifted musicians who will help advance and shape the musical culture of our century. More info:

About the Civic Center Community Benefit District

The goal of the Civic Center CBD is to improve coordination and communication around the management, image, safety, beautification and cleanliness of the greater Civic Center area for the benefit of patrons, residents, employees, merchants, property owners and other visitors within the district.

For more information about the Civic Center CBD, please visit our website For general inquiries, please contact the Administrative Office at 415.626.1819. To request services, please call the CCCBD Dispatch number at 415.781.4700 or send email to