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San Francisco Concerts in December 2021

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: November 30, 2021

San Francisco concerts in December 2021 include Excision at the Bill Graham Auditorium, 2 nights of Metallica at the Chase Center, Thievery Corporation at The Masonic, and others.

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

Disclaimer: I receive a small commission from some of the links on this page.

Top San Francisco Concerts in December

San Francisco Concerts in December

12/2: Pouya at the Fillmore

12/6: Sebastian Bach at the August Hall

12/10 and 12/11: Excision at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

12/13: TV Girl & Jordana at the Rickshaw Stop

12/17 and 12/19: Metallica at the Chase Center, find tickets

12/18: Thievery Corporation at The Masonic

12/28: The Go-Go's at The Masonic

>> 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.

Top Bay Area Concerts in December

12/2: Daughtry, Sevendust, Tremonti & Travis Bracht as the San Jose Civic Center

12/9: The Slackers at the Cornerstone in Berkeley

12/17, 12/18, and 12/19: Con Funk Shun at Yoshi's in Oakland

12/23: Dave Koz at the San Jose Civic Center

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.

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.

Concerts for NYE

12/31 - 1/2: Fresh Start Festival at The Midway 

12/31: Kaskade at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

12/31: Petty Gou at 1015 Folsom Nightclub

12/31: Duke Dumont at The Warfield

>> 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

Ticketmaster

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.

TicketLiquidator

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 shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 

Masonic Auditorium at Nob Hill Masonic Center

Address: 1111 California Street

Capacity: 3,165

Public Transit: California Cable Car, Bus #1

>> More about shows at the Masonic in Nob Hill 

Warfield

Address: 982 Market Street

Capacity: 2,300

Public Transit: BART to Powell Street, Muni to Powell Street, Buses 6, 7, 9, 21

>> Additional details to see a show at the Warfield 

Fillmore

Address: 1805 Geary Boulevard

Capacity: 1,150

Public Transit: Buses 22 & 38

>> Find details to see a show at the Fillmore 

The Independent

Address: 628 Divisadero

Capacity: ~400, standing room only

Public Transit: Buses 5, 21, and 24 

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

Musicals

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.

Berkeley

Oakland

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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