Everyone everywhere is feeling the holiday spirit. This is the time of year that families love to jump into fun activities and celebrate. Whether you live in the Bay area or you are visiting, there are a lot of fun holiday happenings. You can experience family activities, celebrations, performances, and much more!
The San Francisco Ballet puts on The Nutcracker every year. The San Francisco Ballet is the oldest ballet company in the US and they have been putting on The Nutcracker since Christmas Eve 1944.
A Christmas Carol
The American Conservatory Theater puts on A Christmas Carol every year. This is a favorite during the Holiday season. If you are unfamiliar with the play, check out the synopsis before purchasing tickets because some parts of the play can be scary for little ones.
Union Square Ice Rink
This is the Safeway holiday ice rink that is presented by Kaiser Permanente. It is open all season long and it is best to purchase tickets ahead of time for your time slot. It is $20 for general admission and children 8 and under are $15. This includes your skate rental.
West End Nursery
The West End Nursery puts on a Christmas house with gorgeous holiday decor that is a delight to walk through and the perfect picture opportunity.
Holiday Sugar Castle
The incredible design of a Holiday Sugar Castle is unveiled on November 23rd at 11 am at the Westin St. Francis.
The Great Christmas Fair
This fair is a Victorian Holiday party that takes place at Cow Palace. This event has a multitude of things to enjoy. There are shops, music to enjoy, theater, pubs, and dancing for all of your festivity needs. This is a Bay area favorite and has been happening annualy since 1970.
Oakland Zoo Glowfari
The Oakland Zoo puts on an annual “Glorfari“ event that features large animal lanterns that light the night through the season. This event also features visits from Santa.
Enjoy a holiday tea at the Fairmont Hotel. Here you will experience a traditional holiday tea. Make sure to dress for the occasion.
Pier 39 Holiday Tree Lighting
Pier 39 has a gorgeous tree that they light every evening. The tree lighting happens from 5-10 pm every night and features a light show that is set to music. The tree is always a live tree and this year is 60 feet tall! You don’t want to miss this!
You could be new to the Bay area or familiar but there is bound to be a holiday event that is a new experience for you and your family to enjoy this year.
While you are enjoying all of the fun, you might just fall in love with the Bay a little more. If you find that you are interested in the Bay area and would like to buy or sell a home, contact us, we would love to help you with all of your real estate needs.