San Francisco Concerts in December 2019

Top Live Shows All Around the SF Bay Area

NOTE: On December 6, San Francisco (and a few surrounding counties) will once again be on a stay-at-home order. This will last indefinitely. Click here for more information.

San Francisco concerts in December 2019 include Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin at the Palace of Fine Arts, Ariana Grande at the Chase Center, and Deadmau5 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

My calendar also includes top shows in Berkeley, Oakland, and San Jose.

San Francisco Concerts in December

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Top San Francisco Concerts in December

  • 12/2: Snoop Dogg at the Fillmore

  • 12/5: The Pixies at August Hall

  • 12/13, 12/14, & 12/15: Illenium, two shows at the Bill Graham and one at the Chase Center

  • 12/14: Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin at the Palace of Fine Arts

  • 12/17: Ariana Grande at the Chase Center

  • 12/30 & 12/31: Deadmau5 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

>> More SF events this month

More Shows at Top SF Venues

Click these links for a list of San Francisco concerts in December for each venue listed below.

Bill Graham | Masonic Auditorium | Chase Center

Warfield | Fillmore Auditorium | The Independent | Slim's

Top Bay Area Concerts in December

  • 12/12: Jonas Brothers at the Oracle Arena in Oakland

  • 12/20: Bone Thug & Harmony at the Cornerstone in Berkeley

  • 12/27 & 12/28: Charlie Musselwhite at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley

>> More fun things to do around the Bay Area in December

SF Bay Area Concerts by City

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.

Berkeley | Oakland | San Jose

Concerts for Christmas & NYE


Most businesses including music venues are closed for business on Christmas Day. However, you will find a few great performances on Christmas Eve.

>> Christmas in SF

New Year's Eve

>> More things to do on New Year's Eve

>> 21+ parties on New Year's Eve

Where to Find Tickets to San Francisco Concerts in December


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.

>> Find tickets to upcoming concerts on Ticketmaster


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.

>> Find tickets to December concerts on TicketLiquidator

San Francisco Concerts in December by Venue

Chase Center

Address: Mission Bay Blocks 29-32
Capacity: ~18,000
Public Transit: KT (Mission Rock or UCSF/Mission Bay stops)

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Address: 99 Grove Street near City Hall
Capacity: ~7,000
Public Transit: BART to Civic Center, Muni to Van Ness, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21, 47, 49
>> More about the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and their upcoming shows

Masonic Auditorium at Nob Hill Masonic Center

Address: 1111 California Street
Capacity: 3,165
Public Transit: California Cable Car, Bus #1
>> More details on seeing a show at the Masonic


Address: 982 Market Street
Capacity: 2,300
Public Transit: BART to Powell Street, Muni to Powell Street, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21
>> Find out more about the Warfield and what you can expect at your show


Address: 1805 Geary Boulevard
Capacity: 1,150
Public Transit: Buses 22 & 38
>> More about the famous Fillmore and details to see a show

The Independent

Address: 628 Divisadero
Capacity: ~400, standing room only
Public Transit: Buses 5, 21, and 24


Address: 333 11th Street
Capacity: ~500
Public Transit: Buses: 9, 12, 47; BART to Civic Center (about 1/2 mile from this stop to Slim's)

More Concerts & Live Music in SF

SF Opera

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.

>> This month's calendar of SF Opera performances

SF Jazz Center

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.

>> Visit their site for this month's calendar

SF Symphony

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.

>> Find this month's calendar


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.

>> See this month's calendar of musicals

San Francisco Concert Calendars by Month

January | February | March | April | May | June

July | August | September | October | November | December

Bay Area Concerts by City

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.



San Jose

Other Fun Things to Do in December in San Francisco

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.

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