Bay Area Holiday Events

 
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Get into the holiday spirit with these wonderful winter events, from Christmas tree lightings, outdoor ice skating, dazzling light displays, whimsical parades, holiday markets, and more! Here are your Bay Area holiday happenings you won’t want to miss!

Which ones will you choose as your new holiday traditions?


BURLINGAME

Holiday Parade, Tree-Lighting & Santa 2018
Dec. 7
5 - 9 pm
Downtown Burlingame

LOS GATOS

Fantasy of Lights  
DeC. 1-30
6 - 10 pm
Vasona Lake County Park

MOUNTAIN VIEW

German Holiday Market
Dec. 8
11 am - 9 pm
Mountain View City Hall

OAKLAND

ZooLights
Dec. 7-Jan. 6
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Oakland Zoo

Old Oakland Holiday Ice Rink
Dec. 14-Jan. 6
Hours vary
806 Washington St.

PLEASANTON

Lantern Light Festival
Nov. 30-Jan. 20
Alameda County Fairgrounds, corner of Bernal and Valley Ave.

December People – A Christmas A Classic Rock Christmas!
Dec. 7-8
8 pm
Firehouse Arts Center

SAN FRANCISCO

Lighted Boat Parade
Dec. 14
6 - 8 pm
Pier 39

The Great Dickens Christmas Faire  
Nov. 17-Dec. 23
10 am - 7 pm
Cow Palace

‘Tis the Season for Science at Cal Academy
Nov. 16-Jan. 6
Golden Gate Park

California Academy of Sciences Ice Rink  
Through Jan 6
Golden Gate Park

Fairmont Life-Size Holiday Gingerbread House
Through Jan. 1
950 Mason St.

Night Bloom
Dec. 2-Jan. 6
5 - 11 pm
Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park

A Christmas Carol
Dec. 6-29
Hours vary
A.C.T’s Geary Theater

A Very She & Him Christmas Party
Dec. 8
8 pm
The Masonic

San Francisco Love Tours Holiday Lights Tour
Through Dec. 30
5 and 7:30 p.m.
2899 Hyde St.

Beach Blanket Babylon Holiday Extravaganza
Through Dec. 31
Hours vary
Club Fugazi

Happier Holidays at Pier 39
Through Jan. 1
Beach Street and The Embarcadero

Winter Park
Through Jan. 6
Noon-10 pm
Civic Center Plaza

‘Tis the Season for Science
Through Jan. 6
California Academy of Sciences

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” Christmas Show
Through Jan. 6
Children’s Creativity Museum Theater

Holiday Ice Rink
Through Jan. 21
Union Square

SAN JOSE

Christmas at Winchester Mystery House  
Dec. 9-25
Winchester Mystery House

Christmas in the Park  
Through Jan. 1
Downtown San Jose

San Jose Brew Bike Willow Glen Holiday Light Tours
Dec. 7-23
132 Park Ave.

Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice
Through Jan. 27
120 S. Market St.

SAN LEANDRO

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration and “It’s a Wonderful Night”
Dec. 7
5:30 - 9  pm
Estudillo Plaza

SAN RAFAEL

Marin on Ice  
Through January 6
The Northgate Mall

SAN MATEO

San Mateo on Ice
Through Jan. 13
Central Park

SANTA CLARA

WinterFest
Through Dec. 31
Great America

Santa Clara Ice at Central Park
Through Jan. 21
969 Kiely Blvd.

WALNUT CREEK

Walnut Creek On Ice
Through Jan. 21
Civic Park

WOODSIDE

Santa Saturdays at Filoli
December 8, 15, 22
11 am - 2 pm
Filoli