Holiday Travel Guide San Francisco

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL GUIDE: SAN FRANCISCO

Visiting San Francisco this season? With festivities in full swing, there's plenty of activities to enjoy with loved ones. Discover our travel guide for a round-up of the most exciting events happening across town to make your holiday a memorable one.
 

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HOLIDAY ICE RINK

From families to friends, and couples to colleagues, everyone can enjoy ice skating in San Francisco’s iconic plaza surrounded by festive lights and sounds of the season. Whether you're a novice or a natural - lace up your skates and get gliding!

DATES & TIMES
November 6, 2019 to January 20, 2020

LOCATION
Union Square

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and deliciously spooky ghosts, this version of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff, stays true to the heart of Dickens’s timeless story of redemption and brings a playful sensibility to his rich language. Now in its 43rd year, A Christmas Carol has become a holiday tradition for families around the Bay Area.

DATES & TIMES
November 29 to December 24, 2019

LOCATION
A.C.T.'s Geary Theatre

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THE NUTCRACKER

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of 'The Nutcracker'. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national holiday tradition. This holiday season, join us as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in a Nutcracker that is as unique as it is magical.

DATES & TIMES
11AM to 7PM | December 11 to 29, 2019

LOCATION
War Memorial Opera House

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ILLUMINATE SAN FRANCISCO

Experience The Festival of Light, San Francisco's extraordinary light art scene that takes place from Thanksgiving through to New Year's Day. Featuring 40 installations by 30 artists across over 15 neighbourhoods, the festival introduces sculptures that glow with dynamic energy - making for a great photo opportunity once spotted!

DATES & TIMES

LOCATION
Various points across the city

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GREAT DICKENS CHRISTMAS FAIR

 Enter the winding lanes of Victorian London and discover holiday revelry in this lamp-lit city brimming with over 800 lively and colorful characters from the imagination of Charles Dickens, the pages of history, and the sometimes saucy world of the Victorian stage.

DATES & TIMES
November 23 to December 22, 2019

LOCATION
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls

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YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Don't forget to complete your trip with a visit to DFS for some last minute gifting ideas! Discover a curation of luxury gifts and travel-friendly items across fashion, beauty, jewelry & more.

DATES & TIMES
November to December 2019

LOCATION
DFS, San Francisco International Airport