San Francisco has all the holiday destinations to visit with kids and without kids. You can enjoy ice skating, Victorian-era villages, Candy decorations, Nut cracker trees and many others. Union Square is a public plaza and the best place for holiday fun. The plaza includes theaters, hotels, central shopping at different buildings. The plaza and surrounding blocks contain a large number of departmental stores, gift shops, art galleries, salons which make Union Square and important tourist destinations. To know about other holiday spots in San Francisco, you can check the website www.ifonly.com. Some of the sights and places that you never miss in Union Square are listed below.
Menorah is an eye-catching twenty-five-foot mahogany constructed by the late Bill Graham who is a famous Bay Area concert promoter. During the eight-day Jewish festival, a candle is lit on every day. You can also find readings, activities, songs, children’s arts and crafts are also present during the occasion.
The Macy’s Christmas tree and the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink is also an important element of the Square. It is situated at the center of the square. Safeway Holiday Ice Rink is the best combination of holiday magic and winter fun. The Christmas tree is around 83-foot tall and the Ice rink is at the base of the tree. During the Christmas season, the Ice Rink is open from 10.00 am to 11.30 pm daily.
You can adopt pets from the Macy’s store windows. The adoption center provides pets and other casts for the families who love pet animals. This system helps to provide homes for 8000 animals and generate revenue for San Francisco SPCA. You must walk through the colorful window stores and never prevent your temptation to take one of the cut animals to your home.
In the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, you can experience the food, shopping, entertainment with the spirit of Victoria period. You can also know about Victorian Christmas traditions in the Nutcracker. You can enjoy the Ballets of San Francisco casting the characters from the traditional kingdom of the 1944 period. After that, you can taste the hot cocoa with gingerbread. From the opening of Fairmont hotel in 190 to till now, it has the practice of serving tea in the afternoon time. If you are taking your kids then you can choose the kid package which consists of nutcracker trinket and decorating with a gingerbread cookie.
During the holiday times in San Francisco, you can experience the holiday lights and aboard in the San Francisco cable cars. You can wear a warm outfit and enjoy the seventy minutes ride on the famous city landscapes. You can book your tickets in advance and get the complimentary Santa hat and enjoy the seasonal music in the car. You can also visit the San Francisco Zoo where there will be special events at holiday times. Lit up with the Holiday magical lights on the special dates during the holidays and also special beverages and seasonal entertainment will be there to make the visitors enjoy.