Ice Skating 2015/2016 Season at Union Square

Union Square

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 to January 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30pm

Icebreaker Opening Ceremony - November 4, 2015 - 10:00am
OPEN DAILY

10:00 am - 11:30 pm

90 Minute Sessions - sessions start on even hours
Admission

General Admission $11
Children (Eight and Under) $7

Skate Rental

$6.00

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Photos with Santa - Westfield San Francisco Center

November 22 to December 24, 2015 | Santa's Hours
Westfield San Francisco Center | Level 4, Under the Dome

Santa arrives for all the kids and families - give Santa your list and get your photo taken with him.

Take the shortcut to Santa! Seeing St. Nick just got quicker with the Fast Pass. Just pre-order your photo package online, make your reservation and ho-ho-go to the Fast Pass line on the day of your visit.


Santa's Fast Pass

Santa's Schedule


Photos with Santa - Macy's

December 4 to December 24, 2015 | Santa's Hours
Macy's | Level 7

Old St. Nick is returning to Macy's! Stop by and tell him everything that's on your holiday wish list. he's only here for a limited time so catch him while you can!


Santa's Schedule


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SantaCon is Coming to Town

Saturday, December 12, 2015 | Noon
Union Square Park

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!

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Saint Francis Enchanted Castle

November 25, 2015 to January 2, 2016
Westin St. Francis Hotel

On November 25 at 11 a.m., Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdré and his team will unveil the new “St. Francis Enchanted Castle” in the Landmark Lobby.

Created by Executive Pastry Chef Jean-François Houdré and his team, this one-of-a-kind rotating 12-feet-tall winter wonderland features brilliantly colored ornaments, elaborate gift boxes, candies and Christmas trees. Elves can be spotted climbing all the way up to a towering all-white sugar castle. Each item is intricately handcrafted using the practiced techniques of sugar art including pulling, blowing, shaping and molding, each taking years to perfect.

This exciting event is open to the public and will feature music and complimentary coffee and cookies.


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4th Annual Polar Bear Skate

Thursday, January 1, 2016 | 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Union Square Park Ice Rink

You don't want to miss the 3rd Annual Polar Bear Skate, a San Francisco spin on an old tradition this New Year's Day 2016.

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


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Storytime & Movement Workshop with Miss Kristi

Saturdays, November 28 & December 12, 2015 | 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Westfield San Francisco Center | Level 4, Under the Dome

Interact with Nutcracker in a whole new way with San Francisco Ballet School. Together, experience the story of Nutcracker through Nutcracker Interactive Storybook Tablet App, and then participate in a short movement workshop based on characters in the app. Nutcracker Story Time and Movement Workshops are free and open to the public.

*This activity is not a performance and space is limited. Participation will be on a first come, first served basis.


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Macy's 26th Annual 2015 Union Square Tree Lighting

Union Square

November 27, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Between Post & Geary & Sutter & Stockton Streets

Macy's gift to the City - Macy's 26th Annual Tree Lighting will take place in Union Square Park between Sutter & Post and Geary & Stockton Streets, across from Macy's.

Great Day for Shopping!

It's a great day for Christmas shopping as many sales are geared to this special day.

For Best Viewing

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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SF Ballet's Nutcracker Under the Dome

Thursdeay, November 19, 2015 | 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Westfield San Francisco Center | Level 4, Under the Dome

SF Ballet and Westfield San Francisco Centre kick off the holiday season by unveiling the 3-D holiday light spectacular, Nutcracker Under the Dome. Join us for a family festival featuring photo opportunities with SF Ballet Nutcracker characters, an appearance by Santa, crafts and activities, and this season’s first viewing of Nutcracker Under the Dome at 5pm. Children ages 8 and under can enjoy a special movement workshop with SF Ballet School and the first 150 children to arrive will receive commemorative tutus.

*Line for tutus forms early.


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SPCA Window Unveling at Macy's

Thursdeay, November 20, 2015 | 5pm
Macy's | Union Square

Join Macy's 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 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!


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Photo Op with San Francisco Ballet

Saturdays, November 21 & December 5, 2015 | 5pm to 6pm
Westfield San Francisco Center | Level 4, Under the Dome

On two Saturdays during the holiday season, guests will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with the SF Ballet dancers Under the Dome.


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Single in the City - A Skating Event for Singles in San Francisco

Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Union Square Park Ice Rink

The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West is celebrating being single in the city for an ice skating event for all singles to enjoy. Grab your single friends and head down to the ice rink for a single’s night mixer!  #singleinthecitySF

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Santa Paws

Thursday, December 3, 2015 | 6pm to 7pm
Westfield San Francisco Center | Level 4, Under the Dome

Bring your furry friend for a photo with Santa during our special Santa Paws hours.


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5th Annual Glitz & Glamour - Drag Queens on Ice

Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Union Square Park Ice Rink

The fierce and “fa-la-la-la-abulous” drag queens of the Bay Area are returning to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West 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 #dragqueensonice

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