10:00 am - 11:30 pm
General Admission $12
Children (Eight and Under) $7
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Between Post & Geary & Sutter & Stockton Streets
Macy's gift to the City - Macy's 27th Annual Tree Lighting will take place in Union Square Park between Sutter & Post and Geary & Stockton Streets, across from Macy's.
It's a great day for Christmas shopping as many sales are geared to this special day.
For the best viewing location, stop by Union Square early to stake out your spot. One tip is to manage to get a spot at the Cheesecake Factory - top of Macy's which looks down over Union Square. They have outdoor dining with heat lamps and the view to the ice rink and skaters is spectacular.
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Join Macy’s and their host and San Francisco pastry chef, Yigit Pura, as they unveil their Holiday Windows, featuring adoptable kitties and puppies from the San Francisco SPCA. The excitement begins at 5pm with a special performance by the De Marillac Academy Choir before we open the curtains!
After you’ve seen the wonder of the windows, voted one of the “10 Best Places to Press Your Nose” by USA Today, stop in and visit their adoption experts at the SF SPCA center on Level 1 and find out how you can give an adorable pooch or kitty a forever home!
Santa arrives for all the kids and families - give Santa your list and get your photo taken with him.
Your furry friends are invited to visit with Santa and snap a holiday photo. View location and hours.
Take the shortcut to Santa! Seeing St. Nick just got quicker with the Fast Pass. View location and hours.
Everybody's favorite holiday tradition is back! Drop by and tell jolly Old Saint Nick what's on your wish list. Remember, he's only here for a limited time, so catch him while you can!
You don't want to miss the 5th Annual Polar Bear Skate, a San Francisco spin on an old tradition this New Year's Day 2017.
With California-style in mind, ice skaters are encouraged to come in their favorite bathing suit and beach apparel!
Get your shades, bathing suit and best polar bear attire and come to the ice rink to take the plunge! #polarbearskate
The fierce and “fa-la-la-la-abulous” drag queens of the Bay Area are returning to the Union Square Ice Rink for one of the City’s most popular holiday events. The wildly exciting drag performers are sure to shine in a night full of lip-syncing and lipstick that is guaranteed to make audiences of all ages laugh and dance with #dragqueensoniceParking Garages | Map | Directions | Parking Rate Comparison Chart
Hundreds to thousands of Santas will take over as the annual commotion that fills the streets and dive bars with booze laden Santas traversing Union Square and the rest of The City!
Buckle up your Santa Belt as by early evening it becomes a drunken mess as Santas spread out through The City!
On November 23 Executive Pastry Chef, Jean-Francois Houdré and his team, will unveil not one, but two one-of-a-kind castles in the Landmark Lobby! This life-like magical castle features grand circular towers, individual rooms, colorful illuminated windows, and is surrounded by holiday sugar cakes.
Note: Image is from Previous Year.
This holiday season, be entertained as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in a Nutcracker that is as unique as it is magical. And it's only at SF Ballet.
On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition.
A Traditional, Formal and Elegant Tea - Tea will be served with a selection of English tea sandwiches, freshly baked black currant scones and seasonal berries with Devonshire-blend cream, preserves and assorted petit fours.
Guests may also choose the Royal Tea that includes the complete tea service with a glass of Gloria Ferrer Brut sparkling wine.
$55 Adults Complete Tea; $57 with Red Blossom Tea; $65 Adults Royal Tea; $68 with Red Blossom Tea; $35 for children 12 and under for regular tea.
Reservations are required. Please be sure to book early. For reservations, call (415) 774-0264.