Holiday Schedules for SF's Top Attractions 2023

Jill on a windy day at the Golden Gate Bridge

by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: October 31, 2023

Many of San Francisco's attractions remain open throughout the year. The Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, and the Painted Ladies of Alamo Square are three major attractions that stay open every day. 

Alcatraz Island, the California Academy of Sciences, and several other SF museums close on major holidays. 

If you plan on visiting during the holidays, use this helpful guide to determine which attractions you can see each day.

Fireworks and red and green City Hall

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Thanksgiving Day 2023 Schedules

Many attractions close on Thanksgiving Day. You will also find a few of them closing early the night before. All attractions return to their normal schedule the day after Thanksgiving.

Use this information below to help you plan out your stay during Thanksgiving.

Wednesday Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day (Thursday)

More Things to Do on Thanksgiving Day & Weekend

If you are planning on staying all weekend, use my helpful Thanksgiving Day guide for additional ideas on the top things to do.

More Top SF Holidays

Christmas Eve & Day 2023 Schedules

The majority of the big attractions close on Christmas Day. A few also close early on Christmas Eve. 

However, you will find a few fun things to do on Christmas Day such as shopping at Pier 39, seeing the plants and flowers at the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park, and strolling around the Mission District to see its famous murals.

Check out the information below to help you easily plan out your trip to SF during the Christmas season.

Christmas Eve 2023 (Sunday)

Christmas Day 2023 (Monday)

While there are only a handful of activities on Christmas Day, there are plenty of places open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. You will also find a few special activities planned on Christmas Eve. Use my Christmas Eve and Christmas Day guide to learn more

New Year's Eve & Day Schedules 2023 - 2024

Many attractions run a standard schedule on New Year's Eve and just a few close early. You will also find several attractions closed on New Year's Day. Use the information below to help you plan out your visit during this popular holiday.

New Year's Eve 2023 (Sunday)

New Year's Day 2024 (Monday)

Are you interested in finding additional activities for New Year's? If so, then visit my New Year's Eve and Day guide. It includes several top activities planned throughout the holiday season.

Fourth of July 2023

Many attractions are open on Fourth of July. Check out the chart below for more details.

>> Click here for a complete list of all activities and events on Fourth of July.

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