Tree Lighting at Civic Center Plaza

SF Civic Center Tree Lighting

Bundle up, and bring your family and friends to eat cookies, drink hot chocolate, listen to music, and kick-off the holiday season with the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza Tree Lighting!

Host Honey Mahogany will emcee the night of entertainment, which includes performances by vocalist and X-Factor finalist Jason Brock, a cappella glee club Scales of the City, the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, and members of Boxcar Theatre’s Speakeasy, such as Nick A. Olivero, who will lead a Christmas parade of children to the event. Christmas VIPs such as the Great Dickens Fair’s Scrooge and Ghost of Christmas Present, and the man-of-the-hour — Santa himself — will also be in attendance.

As in years past, the SFPD will lead a toy giveaway for kids 12 years old and younger, and offer free popcorn and candy canes. Noe Valley’s Homestead Cookies and hot beverages, including Irish Coffee and hot chocolate, will be available for purchase.

The event is sponsored by the Civic Center Community Benefit District, San Francisco Police Department (SFPD)’s Northern Station, San Francisco Public Works, San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks, Another Planet Entertainment and Civic Center Commons.