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2020 Winter Lights Around The Bay
Posted By kcubas on November 27, 2020
Lift your spirits with dazzling lights as The Bay Area shines for the holidays!
Winter is coming. The holidays are just around the corner and we all could use a little extra holiday cheer to lift our spirits and start looking forward to the new year (and the end of 2020).
While big tree lighting events and holiday festivals are mostly cancelled for this year or have gone virtual, you can still find plenty of twinkling holiday lights around The Bay to help you get into the holiday spirit.
Westfield Centre’s Upside Down 50-ft Crystal Tree
Nov. 18 – Dec. 31, 2020
Westfield Centre, 865 Market St., Level 4 Under the Dome, SF
San Francisco’s famous Inverted Christmas Tree, the 50-foot chandelier-like tree, covered in crystals, is back for the holidays under the iconic Emporium Dome.
Ghirardelli Square’s Winter Wonderland & Christmas Tree Stroll
Winter Wonderland Holiday Market: Friday, November 27, 2020 | 12 – 6 pm
Christmas Tree Stroll: November 27 through the holiday season
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
New for 2020 – Pickup some gifts at the festive holiday market, and then take a self-guided Christmas Tree Stroll to see beautiful trees decorated by the talented students at the Academy of Art, up throughout the holiday season. *Please note, we haven’t confirmed if they’ll be lit, but what kind of Christmas tree doesn’t have lights? The square will also be decked out in holiday lights, starting on 11/27.
Ghirardelli Square’s Iconic Sign Lights Up
New for 2020 – The iconic 19-foot-tall, 152-foot-wide “Ghirardelli Square” sign recently returned to the square after a refresh with newly installed LED lighting that will allow for special colors whenever needed for the holidays or for special events or honors. We hope this means the sign will illuminate red and green for Christmas, and blue and white for Hanukkah.
Golden Gate Park’s “Entwined” Lighted Forest
December 10, 2020 to February 28, 2021 | Sundown to 10pm
Possible extension to June 1, 2021
Peacock Meadow (between McLaren Lodge & Conservatory of Flowers)
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
New for 2020 – A whimsical wonderland of 20-foot tall lighted trees will shine to honor the park’s 150th anniversary. It’s an immersive light experience where visitors can explore paths and sit under a grove of entwined sculptural trees while practicing social distancing.
San Francisco’s Brand New 20-Ft. “Star” Light Sculpture
Week of December 6-12, 2020 – January 31, 2021
The Exchange on Sixteenth (SoMA)
1800 Owens St., San Francisco, CA
New for 2020 – The Kilroy Star’s 30,000 sparkling LED lights will illuminate the SF skyline and can be seen from miles away. The dazzling lights will configured to oscillate in various rhythms and patterns.