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San Francisco Events in November 2013

Top Things to Do in SF in November

November is a great time to visit San Francisco. This month you will find several fun activities from new theater performances to SF 49ers home games. Other top activities in November 2013 include several fun events for Thanksgiving weekend and some interesting traveling museum exhibits.

Half-Priced Event & Tour Tickets

Every month, Goldstar offers half-priced tickets to almost 200 events. Here are some of the top discounts already available for November 2013.

Red & White Fleet's California Sunset Cruise on the SF Bay

  • Two-hour tour on the SF Bay
  • Enjoy the sunset views as you listen to live guitar music
  • Sample hearty appetizers from the buffet such as sandwiches, salads, fruit and dessert
  • View the city skyline as well as top attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and Alcatraz
  • One drink is included and more drinks are available for purchase onboard
  • Cruise leaves each night at 6pm
  • Full Price: $58.00 | Goldstar Price: $29.00*

Full Day Wine Country Tour

  • Small group tour where you help decided the wineries you will visit
  • Stop at 4 to 6 wineries in Napa and/or Sonoma (tasting fees not included)
  • Ride in a modern luxury van with captain seats
  • Learn about each region and winery from your expert guide
  • Full Price: $135.00 to $139.00 | Goldstar Price: $67.50 to $69.50*

SF Vintners Market at Fort Mason

  • Farmers market style sampling and buying experience
  • Taste wines from up to 200 producers from Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Paso Robles and more
  • Sample other wines from around the world
  • Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 from 12pm to 4pm both days
  • Full Price: $80.00 to $150.00 | Goldstar Price: $34.00 to $78.00*

*Additional fees may apply

Thanksgiving Day & Weekend Events

Thanksgiving is a busy time in SF as there is a lot to see and do. Many attractions are closed on Thanksgiving Day, but open again for the rest of the weekend. Here you will find some of the best activities, restaurant recommendations and a list of attractions that are open on Thanksgiving Day.

Learn More: 2013 Thanksgiving Day & Weekend Events

Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Starting on November 22, San Francisco and the Bay Area offer several holiday tree lighting celebrations. Many of them are free and typically include live music, kids activities and a visit from Santa. In addition to tree lighting ceremonies, you will also find several places featuring Menorah Lighting celebrations and other holiday festivals.

Learn More: 2013 SF Holiday Festivals and Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Theater & Broadway Shows

Head over to the theater district for two highly anticipated performances in November. The Gershwins Porgy and Bess runs from November 10 - December 8 at the Golden Gate Theater. At the Curran, you can catch a performance of Peter and the Starcatcher between November 5 and December 1. The Book of Mormon starts November 27.

Learn More: Full November 2013 Theater Calendar

49ers Home Games

The 49ers football team has just one home game this November at Candlestick Park. The game is on Sunday, November 10 at 1:05pm against the Carolina Panthers. Tickets are already on sale.

Date & Time: Sunday, November 10 at 1:05pm

Find Tickets: 49ers vs Panthers at Candlestick

More: Full 2013 Schedule & Tips to Attend a Game

Charles Schwab Cup Championship

TPC Harding Park in San Francisco is once again the setting for this year's Charles Schwab Cup Championship. This year's event features the Top 30 Players in the Champions Tour as they compete for the title in the 2013 final event of the year!

Dates: Thursday, October 31 - Sunday, November 3

Find Tickets: 2013 Charles Schwab Cup Championship

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Top SF Symphony Performances in November

The SF Symphony season is in full swing in November 2013. This month they have a number of performances scheduled including dramatic music from two classic films: Vertigo and Hitchcock!. Other performances include Strauss's Alpine Symphony and War Requiem.

Learn More: Full November 2013 Symphony Calendar

Museum Exhibits for November 2013

One of the best museum exhibits showing this month is at the Asian Art Museum. Throughout November 2013, you can stop by to see Celebrations in Korean Art During the Joseon Dynasty. While you are here, make sure you spend some time on their fantastic permanent exhibits including a beautiful jade collection in their China area and some of their most ornate artifacts in their Southeast Asian rooms.

Full Calendar: List of All Exhibits for November 2013

Learn More: Find Out What It's Like To Visit the SF Asian Art Museum

Opera in November

In November, you will find two highly anticipated opera performances at the War Memorial Opera House. The Flying Dutchman, the story of a ship's captain cursed to endlessly travel the seas, is from November 1 - 15. You can then catch a performance of The Barber of Seville, a charming classic about a strong woman who outwits a horrible old man with the help of a resourceful barber, from November 13 - December 1.

Learn More: SF Opera Calendar & Ticketing Information

Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration

Head over to Pier 39 on Sunday, November 24 for Pier 39's Annual Tree Lighting Celebration. This year's 60' tree includes a variety of beautiful ornaments, bows and twinkling lights. The celebration is free and takes place in the evening at the main entrance plaza.

Learn More: Tips to Get to & Visit Pier 39

Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna

This year's Cirque du Soleil performance in San Francisco is Amaluna. It's a colorful story about a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and the cycles of the moon. As the queen's daughter comes to age, a storm breaks out causing a group of young men to land on the island. The queen's daughter and one of the suitors fall in love. Their love is tested, but eventually leads to a relationship of trust, faith and harmony.

Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes (including a 30-minute intermission)

Dates: November 16 - December 31

Location: Under the Big Top at AT&T Park

Tickets: On Sale Now

Learn More: Tips to Attend a Performance

Concerts & Live Music Shows in November

During November, you can also catch one of almost a hundred live shows in SF. Highlights include Janelle Monae at the Warfield, The Reverend Horton Heat at The Chapel, Natalie Cole at the Davies Symphony Hall and Above & Beyond at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

Learn More: Other Top SF Concerts in November

Free Museum Days in November

This November, you can visit many of the top SF museums for free. Below are details for each museum's free admission days.

Date Museums with Free Admission
Sunday, November 3
Tuesday, November 5
Wednesday, November 6
Thursday, November 7
Tuesday, November 12

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