Embarcadero Lighting Ceremony & Carnival

Bring the family to Embarcadero Center's 29th Annual Building Lighting & Carnival.


Embarcadero Lighting Celebration & Ice Rink

Four iconic buildings lit with 17,000-holiday lights, fireworks bursting in the sky and a magical show presented by Disney on Ice. The Building Lighting Ceremony at Embarcadero Center is a San Francisco tradition and the official start of the holiday season in the City. The festivities begin at 4:00 pm. with a family fun Carnival followed by the Building Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 pm. Don’t miss the magic at Embarcadero Center!

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Don't wait too long to book our conveniently located, historic hotel, just a 10 minute drive to this magical event.  Book today and save on your stay! 



Pickwick Hotel is a stone's throw from the Moscone Convention Center and in walking distance to major Union Square, San Francisco attractions. Choose from dozens of restaurants, or activities that surround the hotel. Not sure what do do? Our team would be happy to help you plan! 

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Pickwick Hotel San Francisco
85 5th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

The Historical Landmark Pickwick Hotel near San Francisco’s Union Square, offers affordable stylish and sophisticated accommodations dedicated to providing sincere personal service to each of our cherished guests. Enjoy a martini at our intimate SOMA Restaurant & Bar, treat yourself in one of our three restaurants, or ask our concierge for a special recommendation that will become a new tradition for your returning visits. We are The Pickwick Hotel, San Francisco and we are at your service.


The Pickwick is an ADA compliant hotel.

Our ADA rooms come with a king or two double beds on various floors of the hotel including deluxe and executive levels. See our room types here.  Due to the limited number of rooms, please contact the hotel directly at 415-267-3940.