One of the best parts of the holiday season is watching the city light up with festive decorations. Check out our favorite holiday light displays in San Francisco, filling everything from the boats on the wharf to the zoo.
The end of November marks the beginning of Illuminate SF, a series of light-focused art installations that transform San Francisco into a gallery of light at night. These installations will be up from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, with offers of free guided tours and illuminated bike rides to help you get the most out of them.
Every year, the Fairmont Hotel opens up a giant Gingerbread House inside its lobby for the holidays. Enjoy two stories of gingerbread bricks decorated with tons of icing, and will be open through New Year’s Eve. Visiting the gingerbread house is free, and there will be gingerbread holiday tea available as well.