The holidays are a gorgeous time of the year in cities all over the world and the San Francisco Bay Area is no exception. How do you plan on enjoying the most wonderful time of the year? We’re sharing a few of the Bay Area holiday events that we’re most looking forward to this year.

Ice Rinks in the Bay

With the cold finally coming on, we’re excited to throw on a pair of ice skates and hit the rinks! Union Square is always a fun ice rink to visit because you can feel the hustle and bustle of the city while you glide across the ice. This year San Francisco’s city hall will also be hosting an ice rink as part of their Winter Park. If you’re looking for an East Bay rink, Alameda’s Little Ice Rink is a quaint rink to spin on and is perfect for families!

Zoo Lights in Oakland

This December make sure to visit the Oakland Zoo to see it sparkling with lights! The zoo gets transformed into a winter wonderland with sparkling lights hung around the park, fun light shows, and you’ll even see Santa’s workshop! It’s a fantastic way to celebrate the holidays and make sweet memories with the whole family.

Hanukkah Lighting

If your family is Jewish, join the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco for their annual Hanukkah lighting! From December 2 through December 10, you can take part in the beautiful tradition of lighting the menorah during the darkest days of the year. On December 25th, you can also enjoy a free day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum!

San Jose Christmas in the Park

This is a classic Bay Area holiday event. Walk through a dazzling display of winter lights, animated displays, and more at San Jose’s Christmas in the Park. In the heart of San Jose’s downtown, the two-acre Plaza de Cesar Chavez is transformed into a magical fair of lights, musical exhibits, and a 60-foot Giving Tree! Your kids (and even your dog!) can get a picture with Santa.

SF Nutcracker

No matter how many times you see The Nutcracker Ballet, it’s beautiful every single time. Get tickets to see the incredible holiday tradition starting December 12th at War Memorial Opera House. Be sure to grab a “Passport Performance” ticket for access to a special event before the shows start that include treats, photo opps, and a passport for the kids to record their favorite memories.

Find your home for the holidays!

With the city abuzz with holiday spirit, it’s hard to have to leave it. Find your home right on time to enjoy the holidays in the city with San Francisco’s leading real estate agent, Danielle Lazier + Associates. Contact her team today.

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