Enjoy San Francisco Bay Area’s best holiday lights displays
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Entwined in Golden Gate Park
Charles Gadeken’s crowd-favorite glowing meadow is back in Golden Gate Park.
Spend a day at San Jose’s glittering winter wonderland or take a drive through Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday drive-through.
This gorgeous garden in Walnut Creek will be decked out with lights, lasers, and special effects.
Holidays at Filoli in Woodside
One of the Bay Area’s most beautiful and lesser-known light displays is at Filoli Estate & Gardens in Woodside.
Now through January – The 10th annual event celebrates 62 temporary and permanent glowing installations around SF.
SF’s Exploratorium has brought back its popular exhibition of light art.
Glowfari at the Oakland Zoo
Hundreds of gigantic hand-painted animal lanterns have been placed throughout the Oakland Zoo’s campus, making for a totally unique zoo tour by night.
Embarcadero Center in San Francisco
SF’s Embarcadero Center will be outlined with 17,000 bright lights for its characteristic look during the holidays. Festivities include the 36th annual building lighting ceremony and carnival.
Let’s Glow SF in San Francisco
Downtown SF is once again pulling out all the stops with Let’s Glow SF, the nation’s largest holiday projecting mapping event which transforms buildings around the Financial District. The displays are easily viewed via a self-guided walking tour. Let’s Glow SF was a total hit for its inaugural event last year, so we can’t wait to see how they’ll step it up this time around.
Union Square Menorah Lighting in San Francisco
The Bill Graham Menorah Project is back this year with nightly giant menorah lighting ceremonies every night of Hanukkah. See the famous 25-foot menorah alight over Union Square and be sure to check out the special events happening on December 18th, which include kids’ crafts and performances.