In November, Union Street kicks off its highly anticipated Holiday Celebration, bringing a wealth of holiday-related entertainment to Cow Hollow, one of San Francisco's most beautiful historic neighborhoods.
Throughout November and December, the stores lining Union Street will add festive holiday lights to their buildings and trees, and meters will be transformed into giant candy canes, setting the stage for a magical season. The month-long celebration on Union Street also includes validated parking, store open houses, complete with refreshments and evening shopping, and holiday lights. Merchants will stay open until 9:00 PM Fridays and Saturdays in November and December.
On December 5, Union Street kicks off its annual Fantasy of Lights Holiday celebration, where young and old alike can enjoy festivities to begin the holiday season. Thousands of holiday lights set off the Victorians, transforming Union Street into a magical backdrop for Santa and a team of elves to celebrate along with jugglers, live ponies dressed as reindeer, face painters, balloon artists, costumed characters, singers and live entertainment.
See Union Street, holiday style, and hop on the FREE Union Street Holiday Horse Drawn Carriage Ride from 3-5:30, fun for the whole family!
Come decorate a cupcake from 3:00-5:30 PM in front of the Cudworth Mansion, 2040 Union Street!
Santa will arrive at the Cudworth Mansion, 2040 Union Street, at 5:30 where he will sit available for pictures until 7:00 PM.
Donate toys for needy children through the SF Firefighters Toy Program. Collection barrels will be available on Union Street at the event and throughout the holiday.
This is truly a holiday tradition that should not be missed.
For one week, from December 5th through the 12th, participating merchants will be hiding a toy elf in their stores for people to find. If found, participants can write that store’s Elf name on a card and be entered to win a $500 Visa gift card! Download the Elf Hunt Map here.
On Saturday December 19, the public is invited to meet in the courtyard of The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 2325 Union Street (at Steiner Street), at 1 pm to join in the Caroling Stroll up and down Union Street and returning to the church later for refreshments.
For all your public transportation options, visit www.511.org.
To request accommodations for persons with disabilities or if you have communication needs such as large print, braille or sign language interpreters, please call 1-800-310-6563 or fax us at 415-456-6436 at least three weeks prior to the event.