Saturday, November 24-January 1
You should stop by the Fairmont during the holidays no matter what to see the enormous two-story Gingerbread House, but while you’re there why not also experience the Gingerbread Holiday Tea service? Seatings are on the weekends through December 12 and then Thursday through Sunday until January 1.
Cost: $119 for adults; $89 for children under 12
Thursday, November 29-Sunday, December 23
This drag send-up to The Golden Girls has “traveled down the road and back again” only to become one of SF’s best holiday traditions.
Cost: $25 to $50
Now-Sunday, January 6
The Winter Park at Civic Center is a brand new ice skating rink that also includes a 400-foot track modeled after the internationally-famed Wiener-Eistraum ice rink located in the City Hall Square of Vienna.
Cost: $20 for adults and $15 for children (includes rentals)
Now-Saturday, December 1
The San Francisco Symphony will accompany this Tim Burton film about the misadventures of Jack Skellington’s time in Christmastown. It’s a whole new way to watch this cult stop-motion hit.
Cost: $55 to $185
Sunday, December 2
Caroling is fun, but you don’t have an entire orchestra backing you up like you will at this “Deck the Hall” matinee performance that includes guest artists and special performances from members of Beach Blanket Babylon and more.
Cost: $46 to $66
Tuesday, December 4
Every year, the Wender Weis Foundation for Children takes over AT&T for “Holiday Heroes,” a party where 1,500+ attendees, including 400 underserved children, can experience a night they’ll never forget. This year guests can meet their sports heroes, like Hunter Pence, do arts and crafts, face painting, cookie decorating and more, access the batting tunnels and dugout, run the bases, and partake in a silent auction. It’s their biggest fundraiser of the year with proceeds benefiting Family House, No Kid Hungry, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and more.
Cost: Tickets for adults start at $200