3rd Annual Polar Bear Skate
Thursday, January 1, 2015 | 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 2015.
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 ie rink to take the plunge!
wear your bathing suit to compete in the best ensemble contest for a chance to win the Ultimate San Francisco Staycation:
- 2 Tickets to Kurios by Cirque de Soleil - January 6, 2015 performance
- One Night Stay at
- $200 Gift Certificate to the brand new 398 Restaurant & Bar in Union Square
- Tickets to come back and skate at Union Square Ice Rink
5th Annual Glitz & Glamour - Drag Queens on Ice
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 9:30pm
Union Square Park Ice Rink
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Bank of the West is thrilled to announce the return of Drag Queens On Ice: Glitz and Glamour, San Francisco's most fabulous holiday tradition presented by Alaska Airlines!
Drag queens will don their most gay apparel for special holiday performances by Mutha Chuka, Holotta Tymes, Kylie-Pop, Kim Chi Chi, BeBe Sweetbriar, and Mahlae Balenciaga with Donna Sachet serving as Mistress of Ceremonies with special guests Queen Dilly Dally and Sister Roma of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence.
Don your most gay apparel for a night of laughs, lip syncing and lipstick!Parking Garages | Map | Directions | Parking Rate Comparison Chart
SantaCon is Coming to Town
Saturday, December 13, 2014 | Noon
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!Parking Garages | Map | Directions | Parking Rate Comparison Chart
Ice Skating 2014/2015 Season at Union Square
November 5, 2014 to January 19, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
90 Minute Sessions - sessions start on even hours Admission
General Admission $11
Children (Eight and Under) $7
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Santa's Coming to Town!
Who’s been naughty or nice?
Come meet St. Nick and make the holidays special with Santa-and-me photos.
Westfield San Francisco City Centre
November 20 to December 25 | See Schedule of Dates & Times
It's Santa Time, Under the Dome!
Who’s been naughty or nice? Come meet St. Nick and make the holidays special with Santa-and-me photos.
Located on Level 4 under the historic Dome.
Shoppers will discover a festive selection of holiday decorations, fabulous gift ideas for everyone on their list and have holiday memories captured by taking a photo with Santa.
Macy's Santaland ®
November 28 through December 24, 2014 | See Schedule of Dates & Times
Old St. Nick will listen to holiday wishes and be available for portraits in Macy's Santaland®, on the 7th floor, starting Friday, November 28 through December 24.
San Francisco Ballet - Meet & Greet Appearances
December 6, 2014 | 5pm to 6pm
Westfield San Francisco Centre | Under the Dome, Level 4
Join the San Francisco Ballet for two special meet-and-greet appearances. Meet the dancers, take photos, and collect autographs
3D Light Spectacular Inspired by SF Ballet's Nutcracker
This holiday season, visitors to Westfield San Francisco Centre’s historic Dome will see it transformed each evening into a state-of-the-art surround theater, with a free, six-minute animated 3D light spectacular, inspired by SF Ballet’s production of Nutcracker.
Gingerbread House Decorating
December 6, 2014 | 10am
Celebrate the magic of the season by creating your very own gingerbread house, complete with festive trimmings and delectable decorations. They'll Assemble the house and you can decorate it as you please.
Then take home your work of art, which will impress your family and friends! Suitable for all ages.
Class fee: $30 | includes the gingerbread house, decorations and the best part - they do all the clean up!
San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker
December 13 through December 29, 2014 | 2pm or 7pm Performances (except Christmas Day)
War Memorial Opera House | 301 Van Ness Avenue in the Civic Center
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.
San Francisco Ballet’s sparkling production of Nutcracker, set here in our own “City by the Bay,” has introduced audiences of all ages to the magnificent world of ballet. This holiday season, experience the beauty and athleticism of SF Ballet’s international cast of world-class dancers in Nutcracker, a San Francisco tradition since 1944.
Macy's 25th Annual 2014 Union Square Tree Lighting
November 28, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Between Post & Geary & Sutter & Stockton Streets
Macy's gift to the City - Macy's 25th 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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MACY'S 28th ANNUAL HOLIDAY WINDOW UNVEILING for the SPCA
Friday November 21, 2014 - 5pm
6pm Macy's Level 1 | First 150 people will meet & be Photographed with Grumpy Cat
Macy's - Corner of O'Farrell and Stockton Streets, San Francisco
Grumpy Cat & Holiday Carols
This year the Windows will be unveiled by Internet star Grumpy Cat, who will be available for photo opportunities! Join the unveiling celebration on Friday, November 21st, at 5 p.m. on the corner of Stockton and O'Farrell Streets. Before the windows are unveiled, children from the De Marillac Academy choir will perform classic holiday songs.
If you can't make it to the windows, you can still watch the animals online! All of the windows are equipped with video cameras that stream to sfspca.org/holiday, beginning November 21, 2014.