The month-long celebration of the holidays on Union Street reaches its peak on Saturday with the Fantasy of Lights, located between Van Ness and Steiner and along Fillmore Street from Union to Lombard in San Francisco. This wealth of holiday-related entertainment centers in Cow Hollow, one of San Francisco’s lovely historic neighborhoods.
Merchants are participating in this exciting event, opening the doors with great holiday sales and gifts for everyone. Stores stay open till 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays throughout December, and many provide validated parking. The food trucks will also be out, while the annual Elf Hunt will be held during the week of December 5th to 13th.
The Fantasy of Lights kicked off on December 5th with street performances including jugglers, live ponies, face painters, balloon artists and characters and singers in costume roaming the streets and providing excitement for everyone. There was a free Union Street Holiday Horse-Drawn Carriage ride, holiday ornament decoration at the Cudworth Mansion at 2040 Union Street, and even a special appearance by Santa Claus!
Throughout the holiday season, those who are interested can donate toys through the SF Firefighters Toy Program. Collection barrels will be placed in locations up and down Union Street.
The Elf Hunt involves participating merchants who will hide toy elves in their stores for shoppers to find. Shoppers find the elves, write their names on a card and win a chance to be entered into drawings for great prizes!
On Saturday, December 19, everyone is invited to the courtyard of The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin at 2325 Union Street at Steiner at 1:00 p.m. to join in caroling. The singers will stroll up and down Union Street and return to the church for refreshments afterward.
Please call (800) 310-6563 for information on accessibility options to all events. Come join us for these exciting holiday events!
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