He's making a list and checking it twice! Yes, it's Santa Claus and he is coming to San Francisco!
Every year, Santa is a busy man and is all over SF. You can have breakfast with him at the Westin St. Francis, get pictures taken with him at Ghirardelli Square, and say hello to him at Macy's in Union Square.
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Address: 3251 20th Ave
Dates: 11/17 - 12/24
Other Details: Get your picture taken with Santa at the Stonestown Galleria Mall. Reservations are encouraged. He will be there all day during normal Stonestown Galleria hours.
Each spot is for 15 minutes and several families will be scheduled during each time slot
Address: 600 Stockton Street
Date & Time: 11/30 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Other Details: Join the Ritz Carlton for their annual tree lighting ceremony and visit from Santa Claus. Santa and his helpers will light the tree and then stick around for photos with the kids. The Ritz will also offer cider, hot chocolate, and cookies.
Address: 335 Powell Street
Date & Time: December 9 and 10 from 9 am to 11:30 am
Santa will be on hand this December at the Westin St. Francis. During breakfast, you will overlook the gorgeous SF skyline, take some photos with Santa, and enjoy a fantastic breakfast buffet (which will include mimosas for the adults).
You will also get the chance to celebrate by making a holiday-themed craft.
The breakfast starts at $95 for adults and $70 for children (plus a service fee).
Address: 160 Jefferson Street
Dates and Times: Saturday and Sunday through December 24th from 11 am to 5 pm, Santa will also make a special stop on Friday, December 22nd
Other Details: Visit Santa this holiday season at the Boudin Bakery in Fisherman's Wharf. Spend some time with him and then warm up with some tasty Boudin Bakery bread or hot drinks.
Address: 170 O'Farrell Street
Dates & Times: 11/24 - 12/24
Other Details: Where else will you find Santa Claus in San Francisco? Well, of course, Union Square! He will be making stops daily at the Macy's in Union Square. Head up to the 6th floor to visit Santaland and tell Santa what you want this Christmas! Photo opportunities are also available.
Address: 900 North Point Street in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf
Date & Time: Friday, November 24 from 4:30 pm to 8 pm
Other Details: Enjoy a few hours with Santa at "Santa Lights the Square." This annual Ghirardelli Square event takes place the day after Thanksgiving from 4:30 pm to 8 pm.
The Boys Chorus will perform starting at 4:30 pm. You can then welcome Santa starting at 5:30 pm as he lights the Square. Photos will Santa start at 5:40 pm.
Address: Pier 3 with Hornblower Cruises
Dates & Times: 12/2, 12/3, 12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/15, 12/16, 12/17
Other Details: Head out on the water for this year's Santa Bruch Cruise. This event runs for two hours and includes a brunch buffet.
You will get the chance to take photos with Santa on board and enjoy live music throughout your cruise.
For the adults, you will also find unlimited mimosas and free-flowing champagne.
The cruise leaves several times in December from Pier 3.
Dress code is casual attire.
Address: Disney Museum in the Presidio at 104 Montgomery Street
Date: Friday, December 15 at 4 pm
Other Details: Santa J Claus will be at the Disney Museum in the Presidio this Friday, December 15 starting at 4 pm. He will be reading "T'was the Night Before Christmas" and sharing other Disney memories he cherishes.
The cost is $5 for members, $10 for adults general admission, $10 for seniors and students, $5 for youths, and free for children 5 and under (registration is required).
San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker: One of the biggest events of the season is the SF Ballet's Nutcracker. This company was the first to perform this international classic in the US. It's a holiday tradition here and one you do not want to miss. Click here for details.
SantaCon SF: The adults version of celebrating the season is to dress up as Santa for a holiday bar crawl. Join thousands of others in red and white as you head all around the city enjoying drink specials and making new friends. Click here for this year's event details.
All December Events: Are you looking for other fun things to do this month? In addition to holiday events and activities, you will also find some great theater and SF Symphony performances. Other top events this month include the Charles Dickens Festival, 49ers games, and more. Click here for the entire December calendar.