The holiday season is in full swing! December is full of exciting and festive events of all sorts. From holiday ice skating to festive live performances, you sure don’t want to miss out on all the winter fun. Make December a month to remember!
We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in San Francisco including museums, cultural events and food tours and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in San Francisco, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay. Take a peek below and join in on all the fun!
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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at The Cut Outdoor Cinema
Share a laugh with your family and enjoy a comedic holiday classic at The Cut Outdoor Cinema. The outdoor theater will be screening National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to start the season. Follow the Griswolds as they plan for a glorious family Christmas and then turn it upside down.
More info: thecutoutdoorcinema.com
SF Ballet Presents Nutcracker
Watch the truly spectacular holiday performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker on stage at SF Ballet. Enjoy the beauty, grace, and story of the Christmas classic with your family to ring in the holiday season.
More info: sfballet.org
A Christmas Carol
Now through December 24
The American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) annual production of Charles Dickens’s classic tale, A Christmas Carol, is a well-loved and celebrated tradition for San Franciscans. The musical features a lively cast, festive music, decked-out costumes, and spooky ghosts. It’s a great holiday addition for those looking to lift their spirits! All performances will be held at the Toni Rembe Theater — formerly the Geary Theater.
More info: acttheatre.org
BroadwaySF Presents Disney’s Frozen
From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, FROZEN, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America. The Disney musical is stopping in town — just in time for the winter season. Psst! It makes a great Christmas gift for your kiddos.
More info: broadwaysf.com
Union Square Ice Rink
Now through January 16
Looking for a cute date idea? How about a nice holiday skate in Union Square’s annual Holiday Ice Rink? Put on your pair (or rental pair) of skates and glide across the fresh ice with your date. After that, you two can warm up with some hot cocoa at Union Square Coffee, then explore the rest of the downtown area.
More info: unionsquareicerink.com