The annual Civic Center Plaza Tree Lighting event returns December 7, 4-7pm! Add this fun, free, family-friendly event to your holiday calendar! Featuring festive holiday performances, food, music, a toy giveaway for children, and Makers Village DIY activities for kids and adults, you won’t want to miss it!
The event takes place across from an illuminated City Hall in Civic Center Plaza, a wonderful backdrop for a photo; and the evening includes “snow” flurries, performances by the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees and acapella group Business Casual, and visits from Christmas VIPs such as elves, the Grinch, and the man-of-the-hour: Santa!
Another Planet Entertainment and the San Francisco Police Foundation, along with the Civic Center Community Benefit District, will lead a toy giveaway at the event for the first 400 children under 12. There will also be holiday-themed arts-and-craft activities (Card and gift tag making! A playful snow station! Ornament crafting! DIY wrapping paper!) with SF Etsy in the Makers Village, along with a book giveaway from the San Francisco Public Library.
Festive bites will be available for purchase, along with a full bar offering seasonal favorites!
The event will begin promptly at 4 p.m. The lighting of Civic Center Plaza’s 50-foot noble fir by Mayor London Breed will take place at 5:20 p.m.