Holiday Events for the Entire Family in the Bay Area

At Cypress Lawn, our dedicated staff members love spending the holiday season out and about in San Francisco. There are so many festive events to enjoy in our area at this time of year, from musical performances to outdoor skating to gift exchanges. Whatever activity you choose, take the time to enjoy the holiday season with loved ones.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. at Pleasanton Youth Theater Company 

From December 8-17, enjoy a 60-minute musical adaptation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™, the celebrated television special, put on by Pleasanton Youth Theater Company. See all your favorite characters on stage like Santa and Mrs. Claus, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, and of course Rudolph! Tickets cost $10 each. Click here to purchase.


Holiday Ice Skating at Union Square

The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square is one of the best ways to experience holiday skating in San Francisco. Bring the whole family to skate around this beautiful public plaza in downtown San Francisco. General admission is $20, and children eight and under can skate for $15 (Note: Admission price includes skate rental.). The rink is open from now through January 15, 2024. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


Menorah Lighting at Union Square

The giant menorah lighting at Union Square is another of our favorite downtown San Francisco holiday events! Admire the 24-foot-tall Menorah crafted from beautiful mahogany. Throughout the month of December, there will be live music, lighting ceremonies, and more taking place around the Menorah. To see the full event schedule, click here.


Gingerbread House at Fairmont on Nob Hill

This holiday season, stop by the luxurious Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill to witness the stunning Gingerbread House. This two-story, life-sized structure is on display each year from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day and crafted from real gingerbread! While you’re here, explore the gorgeous holiday lights on display throughout the hotel.


Christmas in Oakland

Bay Area Urban Network sponsors this free, family-friendly celebration and gift exchange at Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland. Gifts are first-come, first-serve, so be sure to pre-register for this event as soon as possible. Enjoy gifts, stockings, food, a Nativity showcase, and more! Gifts are reserved for children aged 12 and under. To save your spot for this event, click here.


We want to wish families across the Bay Area a Happy Holidays!