S.F. Bay Area — California
San Francisco Attractions
Ghirardelli Square Tree
Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony
November (day after Thanksgiving)
and locals alike flock to Ghirardelli
Square during the festival Holiday Season to see the
annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
festivities include free live musical entertainment for the entire
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.
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
Square Tree Lighting Ceremony
FUN Tree Lighting Ceremonies in the San Francisco Bay Area