Will you be visiting for the holidays? Explore San Francisco’s sweetest holiday events and sweet treats! Beginning in November and lasting into the New Year, you’ll be pleased to learn that San Francisco offers a plethora of holiday goodies for you and your friends or family to enjoy.
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
Visit London without leaving California. Be whisked away to Victorian London at the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls – filled with enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts, music, dance parties, pubs, charming holiday shops, and more! Join the dance, mingle with over 800 lively performers, and revel in hearty food and drink for five weekends, Nov. 17 – Dec. 23, 2018, at San Francisco’s historic Cow Palace.
Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted guests with holiday festivities and exuberant ambiance for years. Don’t miss this event as Fairmont’s elves have been working overtime to bring you a two-story, life-sized Gingerbread House in the hotel’s grand lobby. You may also enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. The Fairmont’s annual Gingerbread Holiday Tea is served Nov. 23, 2018, through Jan. 1, 2019, in the Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar just off the lobby.
A Holly Jolly Holiday at Feinstein’s
A two-time Emmy Award and five-time Grammy Award nominee, Michael Feinstein returns to San Francisco, with A Holly Jolly Holiday, Dec. 6-9. In this all-new show celebrating the magic of the season, Feinstein will perform holiday favorites as well as classic standards from the Great American Songbook at the intimate venue that bears his name, Feinstein’s at the Nikko.
Museum of Ice Cream
A museum of ice cream? Yes, you’ve heard us correctly! Museum of Ice Cream is an immersive tasting experience the whole family can enjoy. From unicorns to cookie carousels, you can expect to be inspired and your taste buds will be delighted. We recommend getting tickets asap as they sell out quickly.
The Santa Skivvies Run
Staying fit and healthy for the holidays but also looking for a way to celebrate and/or sweat off a few indulgences? Grab your best elf ensemble and sign up for the Santa Skivvies Run. Runners will spread the spirit of holiday giving by racing through the Castro, Dec. 9th,
Burn off calories while you eat them while enjoying the holiday lights — on Gourmet Walks Holiday Lights and Chocolate Tours. The downtown walk, which has seven stops, runs during the month of December. See the lights of Union Square, Embarcadero Center, the Palace Hotel and Westfield San Francisco Centre while sipping hot chocolate and nibbling tasty chocolate goodness.
For more things to do in San Francisco check out our blog Top Things to do Near Pickwick Hotel in San Francisco.