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Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting
(near Fisherman's Wharf)

 

Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony

November (day after Thanksgiving)
5:30pm

Tourists and locals alike flock to Ghirardelli Square during the festival Holiday Season to see the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Holiday festivities include free live musical entertainment for the entire family throughout the day, including performing Christmas Carolers. Bring the kids along to see Santa Claus at the Tree Lighting Ceremony.



Arrive early for a good spot because it gets VERY crowded. Over the last few years, the square has been packed with spectators.

Tree Lighting
The actual Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at 5:30pm in the West Plaza of Ghirardelli Square. The Square's spectacular 35-ft Holiday tree is trimmed with ribbons, ornaments and over 2,500 sparkling lights.



If you time it right (after seeing Ghirardelli's Tree Lighting), you can get across town in time to see the Macy's Union Square Tree Lighting Ceremony — be prepared for VERY large crowds!

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Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony

415-775-5500


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Live musical performances at Ghirardelli Square during the Holiday Season - prior to Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony, San Francisco, CA

Live musical performances at Ghirardelli Square during the Holiday Season - prior to Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony, San Francisco, CA

 

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Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony - Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, CA

Christmas Carolers performing at Ghirardelli Square prior to Tree Lighting Ceremony, San Francisco, CA

Festive holiday party-goers at Ghirardelli Square during the Holiday Season, San Francisco, CA

Childrens entertainment at Ghirardelli Square during the Holiday Season, San Francisco, CA

Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony - Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, CA

Ghirardelli Square Holiday Tree - during the day, prior to Tree Lighting Ceremony, San Francisco, CA

Spectators getting a good spot in front of the Ghirardelli Square Tree prior to the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, San Francisco, CA

Spectators getting a good spot in front of the Ghirardelli Square Tree prior to the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, San Francisco, CA

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