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Merry and Bright Holiday Happenings

November 04, 2019

The Bay Area hosts an abundant array of events and activities year-round, but the holiday season in San Francisco always brings a truly special selection. Here are a few of our favorites.

Illuminate SF Festival of Light

This incredible light extravaganza will feature 43 brilliant installations by 32 notable and distinguished artists. Ongoing from Thanksgiving Day, 2019 through New Year’s Day, 2020, this dazzling festival never fails to amaze and delight.

Macy’s Holiday Windows with SPCA

Come out and see these cuties cuddled up for the season in Macy’s Union Square holiday windows. You’ll find these adorable animals hard to resist, and both Macy’s and the SPCA are proud to report that over 8,000 animals have been adopted since this holiday tradition was initiated during the 1980s.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Don’t miss this magnificent production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday ballet. Featuring stunning sets, creative costumes, puppets, birds, and more, these performances are scheduled from November 5 – December 23 at a variety of venues.