December 2, 2021
501 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Join us for a new tradition this holiday season! Explore Golden Gate Park from sundown to 10 p.m. each night to experience an illuminated journey to delight the whole family. Make your way from “Uncle John’s Tree” at McLaren Lodge to Entwined in Peacock Meadow, then from the glowing Conservatory of Flowers to more illuminations at the 8th Avenue gateway to the Music Concourse. As you move toward the SkyStar Wheel, you will enter the Alterverse, a celebration of poetry and light where you can catch free performances at the Golden Gate Bandshell on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the holiday season.
Tree Lighting on December 1
Celebrate the lighting of Uncle John’s Tree in Golden Gate Park from 4-8 p.m. (lighting of the tree at 6 p.m.)! This free family-friendly event will feature activities, food trucks, carnival rides, a tobogganing hill, the San Francisco Public Library’s Book Mobile, a craft table from the de Young Museum, performances and more. After the event, stroll down car-free JFK to visit Entwined by Charles Gadeken at Peacock Meadow, see the light show at the Conservatory of Flowers, view more dazzling illuminations at 6th and JFK by designer Joshua Hubert, grab tickets to ride the SkyStar Wheel in the Music Concourse, and listen to the George Washington High School Choir. The event will feature a free bike valet courtesy of the SF Bike Coalition, and the Golden Gate Park shuttle will run a loop between McLaren Lodge and the Music Concourse.