San Francisco concerts in December 2023 include shows at the Bill Graham Auditorium, the Chase Center, The Masonic, and others.
My calendar also includes top shows in Berkeley, Oakland, and San Jose.
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12/8: San Francisco Opera Chorus at the Taube Atrium Theater,
12/8 & 12/9: San Francisco Symphony: Jonathan Cohen - Handel's Messiah at Davies Symphony Hall
12/8 & 12/9: SF Gay Men's Chorus: Holiday Spectacular at the Sydney Goldstein Theater
12/9: Deorro at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
12/12: Tommy Emmanuel at the Palace of Fine Arts
12/13 & 12/14: SF Symphony: Esa-Pekka Salonen - The Colors of Christmas at Davies Symphony Hall
12/15: Stevie Nicks at the Chase Center
12/15: SF Symphony: Edwin Outwater - Holiday Gaiety
12/20 - 12/23: SF Symphony: Lawrence Loh - A Charlie Brown Christmas at Davies Symphony Hall
12/21: The Irish Tenors at the Herbst Theatre
12/24: San Francisco Men's Gay Chorus, Home for the Holidays (3 shows)
12/29: Galantis at the Palace of Fine Arts
Click these links for a list of San Francisco concerts in December for each venue listed below.
12/9: Marca Registrada at the SAP Center in San Jose
12/17: San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus: Holiday Spectacular at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley
You will also find many great concert venues all around the SF Bay Area. Click the links below to find a list of top SF Bay Area concerts.
In addition to the San Francisco concerts in October, you will also find great live music venues all around the SF Bay Area. Here are just a few of the top locations. Click the links for a schedule of top shows in each city.
12/29 - 12/31: String Cheese Incident at the Fox Theater in Oakland
12/30 - 1/1: Fresh Start Festival at the Midway
12/31: Monsieur Perine at the SFJAZZ Center (2 performances)
12/31: Odesza at 1015 Folsom Nightclub
12/31: Dancing Queen - The Ultimate ABBA Glitter Disco at The Great Northern
12/31: LCD Soundsystem at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
12/31: Tainted Love at Bimbos 365 Club
If you are looking for tickets to San Francisco concerts in December, the first place to look it on Ticketmaster. They offer first run tickets to many of the top shows each month.
If you are looking for tickets to sold out shows, then I recommend checking out the selection of tickets on TicketLiquidator. They offer tickets from 3rd parties and have a huge selection. It's also a great place to look if you don't like the seats available on Ticketmaster.
The Chase Center is a large events venue that holds up to 18,000 for concerts. It's located in the Mission Bay Area with easy access to the venue on public transportation using Muni's T light rail train.
You will also find plenty of food and drink vendors both around the arena and inside.
The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is a concert and events venue that holds around 8,000 people. It's situated right next to City Hall in San Francisco's Civic Center District. You will find both general admission and reserved seating at this venue.
If it's general admission, then you will find standing room only on the main floor with first come, first served seating in the balcony.
It's easy to access this venue via public transportation on BART (using the Civic Center stop), F streetcar, or on the 6, 7, 9, or 21 buses.
The Masonic is a multi-use venue at the top of San Francisco's Nob Hill district. They feature several concerts, comedians and other performers throughout the year. Performances here are either general admission or assigned seating.
You will find plenty of high-end restaurants nearby. It holds around 3,100 people and is easily accessible using the California Cable Car or the #1 Bus.
The Warfield is a popular, historic venue along San Francisco's Market Street. Concerts here are either general admission or reserved seating.
The venue has the capacity for around 2,300 people and I love this venue for live music.
To get here, you can take BART to Powell Street, Muni to Powell Street or use buses 6, 7, 9.
The Fillmore is a famous venue in the Western Addition district. It offers both general admission and assigned seating shows.
You will find several live music performances each week here. It holds around 1,100 people and is easy to access using the 22 or 38 buses.
Another small, but wonderful concert venue in San Francisco is The Independent. It's a standing room only venue that fits around 400 people for each show.
It's along the popular Divisadero corridor with more than a dozen local shops, restaurants, and bars. You can access this venue using the 5, 21 or 24 buses.
This December, you can also catch a show with the SF Opera. Each December, they perform more than a dozen shows such as Madame Butterfly, Rigoletto, and The Barber of Seville.
Head over to the SF Jazz Center for a night of live music and fun. This newly build, modern facility is located near the Civic Center performing arts area. You can see a show here most nights of the week.
Another place to hear San Francisco concerts in December is at Davies Symphony Hall. This is where the SF Symphony perform several times each month. They perform fun movie scores as well as classics.
If you love Broadway shows, then don't miss out on your chance to see one during your stay in San Francisco. Our SF musicals calendar offers one to two Broadway shows each month as well as dozens of other musicals.
The calendar of San Francisco concerts in December is full of great shows. You will also find additional, larger acts in venues all around the SF Bay. Here are more options this month.
In addition to these San Francisco concerts in December, you will find many other fun things to do this month in SF and the Bay Area. Here are just a few to get you started with your planning.
SF Ballet Nutcracker: The SF Ballet Company was the first to perform the Nutcracker in the US. Today, their show is a must see each December. Find a full schedule and ticketing information here.
Christmas & Holiday Lights: Each year, San Francisco lights up with beautiful Christmas and holiday decor. This month, you get the chance to see lights all around SF. Top picks include Union Square, Pier 39, City Hall, and a few local houses that go all out. Find a list of my favorites here.
More Fun Things to Do in December: Not only will you find plenty of San Francisco concerts in December, but you will find dozens of other fun things to do too. They include cruises, holiday lights tours, food tours, day trips, and so much more. Find 50+ ideas for your time in SF this December.