Embrace the joy of the holiday season with an array of events and activities happening in San Francisco. From charming holiday markets to enchanting theater performances and family-friendly events, the city offers something for everyone.
Scattered throughout the city, holiday markets offer a blend of one-of-a-kind gifts, artisanal crafts, and gourmet treats. Explore the German Holiday Market Weihnachtsmarkt, held at Mountain View City Hall Plaza on December 9th for a traditional taste of the season. The Pop-Ups On the Plaza, Black Holiday Market on December 9th at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market showcases a blend of local creativity and community spirit. For a botanical twist, the Gifts At The Garden event at the San Francisco Botanical Garden on December 16th combines the beauty of nature with festive shopping. Excited to attend every event but worried about the time you’ll need when you get there? With PayByPhone you can easily extend your parking session directly in the app from wherever you may be. So you can browse holiday markets to your heart's content, without the worry of a ticket or having to rush back to the parking meter.
San Francisco's theatre scene lights up the winter nights with multiple events for audiences of all ages. The iconic War Memorial Opera House hosts the San Francisco Ballet's performance of the timeless holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" from December 13th-30th. Over at the American Conservatory Theater, the stage is set for a heartwarming rendition of Dickens’ classic "A Christmas Carol" from December 6th-24th. The Davies Symphony Hall is hosting the San Francisco Symphony's presentation of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on December 22nd and 23rd, featuring beloved melodies from the iconic world of Peanuts. Meanwhile, the Orpheum Theatre hosts the Broadway sensation, "Disney’s The Lion King" until December 30th, offering a visually stunning journey for the whole family.
For those with young children, there are plenty of events for families to embrace the holiday spirit. Lace up your skates at the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square, where the joy of winter is celebrated daily until January 15th, 2024. The iconic Pier 39 Nightly Holiday Tree Lighting along The Embarcadero creates a magical atmosphere, enchanting all ages with twinkling lights until January 7th, 2024. For a unique experience, venture to the Oakland Zoo for Glowfari, an illuminated adventure through the animal kingdom, taking place on select evenings throughout December and January. Cap off the celebrations with a visit to the Fairmont for the Gingerbread House & Holiday Tea, offering a perfect blend of tradition and sweetness, open daily until January 1st, 2024.
As you embark on all the events in San Francisco during the holidays, take advantage of helpful capabilities within the PayByPhone app to ensure an effortless parking experience. Features like extending your parking from anywhere not only saves time, but also ensures a stress-free exploration of the city's holiday events without having to rush back to your vehicle. Immerse yourself in the magic of the season and enjoy the convenience of hassle-free parking with PayByPhone this holiday season in the heart of San Francisco.