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Bring on the Lights

Sure, New York has a tree at Rockefeller Center but we prefer the all-out illumination of Embarcadero Center’s four soaring towers, which usher in the holiday season on November22. A beloved San Francisco tradition, this 27th annual celebration kicks off at 4 pm with a fun-for-the-family Winter Carnival featuring children’s activities, entertainment and the requisite visit with St. Nick. Mickey Mouse will be on hand as buildings One, Two, Three and Four are lit, in quick succession, followed by over-the-top fireworks overhead. Afterwards, duck into Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Café to savor our favorite San Francisco staple – Boudin’s iconic San Francisco sourdough French bread, a culinary tradition since 1949.

Address: Between the Financial and Waterfront Districts, running from Battery Street to the Embarcadero, between Sacramento Street and Clay Street