San Francisco concerts in December 2018 include a special holiday show with Elvis Costello and Thievery Corporation at the Nob Hill Masonic Center, and Vanessa Williams at Davies Symphony Hall.
My calendar also includes top shows in Berkeley, Oakland, and San Jose.
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Click these links for a list of San Francisco concerts in December for each venue listed below.
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.
Most businesses including music venues are closed for business on Christmas Day. However, you will find several great performances on Christmas Eve.
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.
Address: 99 Grove Street near City Hall
Public Transit: BART to Civic Center, Muni to Van Ness, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21, 47, 49
Address: 1111 California Street
Public Transit: California Cable Car, Bus #1
Address: 982 Market Street
Public Transit: BART to Powell Street, Muni to Powell Street, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21
Address: 1805 Geary Boulevard
Public Transit: Buses 22 & 38
Address: 628 Divisadero
Capacity: ~400, standing room only
Public Transit: Buses 5, 21, and 24
Address: 333 11th Street
Public Transit: Buses: 9, 12, 47; BART to Civic Center (about 1/2 mile from this stop to Slim's)
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.