Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting 2021 - | Kids Out and About San Francisco

Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting 2021 -

*The event has already taken place on this date: Wed, 12/01/2021
The Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting — a free, family-friendly event — returns Wednesday, December 1, 4-7pm! This festive event features holiday entertainment, “snow” flurries, festive bites and drinks, free holiday crafts from community organizations, and a toy giveaway for 400+ children! The night of festive entertainment includes performances by the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, The Great Dickens Fair Coventry Carolers, The Topman All Stars, the acapella group Business Casual, America Scores, and Christmas VIPs the Grinch, elves and the man-of-the-hour: Santa! The full night’s line up is all led by Boxcar Theatre‘s Artistic Director Nick A. Olivero with emcee Mz. K! Another Planet Entertainment with the San Francisco Police Foundation will lead a toy giveaway for the first 400 children under 12, and there will also be holiday-themed DIY activities and candy canes with SF Etsy in the Maker Village. Festive bites will be available for purchase from Taqueria Angelica’s of Off the Grid and Annie’s Hot Dog Cart, along with a full bar offering seasonal favorites like Irish coffee and mulled wine.

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The event will begin promptly at 4 p.m. The lighting of Civic Center Plaza’s 50-foot noble fir by Mayor London Breed will take place at 5:15 p.m. Also don’t miss the Love Letters to SF  installation from Shine On SF — featuring 3000 responses to the question “What makes San Francisco shine?” on giant, shimmering block letters — adjacent to the tree, a perfect backdrop for a photo!

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901 Market Street Suite 490
San Francisco, CA, 94103
United States


(415) 658-7979
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
4:00 - 7:00 pm PST