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Christmas in San Francisco 2019

Discover Christmas events, holiday markets, ice skating rinks and more with our guide to Christmas in San Francisco

City Hall at Christmas
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Shawn CloverCity Hall at Christmas

While you won’t ever find Market Street covered in fresh snow, you can still experience some cozy, classic, festive fun right here in the city. From ice-skating to hot chocolate consuming, the city is filled with myriad things to do, see, experience and eat during the briskest of
seasons.

What day does Christmas land on?

Christmas is on Wednesday, December 25, 2019.

Christmas in San Francisco

The best Christmas events and holiday things to do in San Francisco
Things to do

The best Christmas events and holiday things to do in San Francisco

The most joyful time of the year is back! 

Where to see Christmas lights in the Bay Area
Things to do

Where to see Christmas lights in the Bay Area

San Francisco starts its transformation into a magical wonderland of Christmas lights and Christmas trees. 

Best ice skating rinks in the Bay Area
Things to do

Best ice skating rinks in the Bay Area

Take a break from the holiday shopping, and head to one of these seasonal rinks. 

Where to buy a Christmas tree in the Bay Area
Things to do

Where to buy a Christmas tree in the Bay Area

Even if you only have space for a tiny tabletop version, there are plenty of options when shopping Christmas tree farms in the Bay Area. 

The best shopping in San Francisco
Shopping

The best shopping in San Francisco

One thing San Francisco natives, residents and visitors can all agree on? Shopping in San Francisco is pretty damn cool. 

The Museum of Ice Cream is getting a Christmas-themed makeover
News

The Museum of Ice Cream is getting a Christmas-themed makeover

The Museum of Ice Cream is updating their delicious exhibits for Pinkmas. 

The 50 best Christmas movies
Movies

The 50 best Christmas movies

We thought we’d take the reindeer by the horns and sift out the best Christmas movies of all time, the ones that give you a lump in the throat

The 50 Christmas songs you really will love (we promise)
Music

The 50 Christmas songs you really will love (we promise)

If the idea of holiday music makes you think of the godawful song from Love Actually (“Christmas-is-all-around-us” anybody?), then let us soothe your pain with our list of yuletide hits—made up specifically of Christmas songs you really do love. Follow it up with a marathon viewing of the best Christmas movies. Then, once you’ve been properly inspired, head to these fantastic Christmas events around town. RECOMMENDED: Christmas in San Francisco guide