Here are the 7 Best things to do in San Francisco this Weekend

The holiday season in San Francisco could easily be called the best and the most wonderful time of the year. The neighborhoods of San Francisco are bright with decorations and lively with events and activities. Some of these events in San Francisco are traditional while others are far from it.

Checkout the 7 best things to do in San Francisco this weekend:

  1. Fairmont Holiday Brunch

Date: Dec 25th

Delight in a splendid brunch buffet featuring many favorites like parsley, lavender mustard rib-eye roast, rosemary and thyme rubbed roast turkey, gourmet omelets, traditional Cantonese dim sum, cooked beef short rib eggs, and much more! This perfect brunch will be accompanied by holiday games for children and live piano music for adults.

  1. Fountain Holiday Buffet

Date: Dec 25th

The buffet at Fountain Restaurant is also a great option. This weekend’s menu includes a number of favorites such as chestnut and sage stuffing, roast turkey, porcini risotto, mustard rib-eye roast, candied yams and honey baked ham, and much more.

  1. Brunch at the Palace Hotel

Date: Dec 25th

Every year, the Palace Hotel transforms into a freshly renovated holiday wonderland, offering quality tea with Santa each Saturday in December. On this Christmas Day, you have a chance to indulge yourself at a brunch seating, in either the magnificent 19th century Garden Court or the Grand Ballroom. As opposed to a standard meal, a luxury buffet befits both the surroundings and the occasion better.

  1. The Fairmont San Francisco Holiday Gingerbread Tea

Date: Till Dec. 30th

This fabulous hotel on Nob Hill boasts a grand gingerbread house made with numerous ginger bricks, adorned with candy and icing exhibited in the Fairmont’s wonderful mail lobby. On any day of this Christmas weekend, you can enjoy quality tea at the Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar while marveling at the work of the hotel chefs.

  1. The Nutcracker Presented by the San Francisco Ballet

Date: Till Dec 31st

Mark this as the top priority in the list of things to do in San Francisco this weekend. First premiered on Christmas Eve, 1944 at the San Francisco Ballet, Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” has been an annual hit ever since. The talented dancers introduce young minds to the grace and athleticism of ballet. It is one of the most famous Christmas events in San Francisco.

  1. Illuminate SF

Date: Till Jan 1st

Embrace the power of light any night of the Christmas week and enjoy exploring various neighborhoods of the city with glowing public artworks by some of the most notable light artists of the world including Jim Campbell, James Turrell, Ned Kahn, and Leo Villareal. Best yet, you can access these amazing light art installations by public transport without paying a penny.

  1. San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

Date: Till Jan 1st

The Reindeer at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens don’t take the day off and run from Nov. 19th to Jan 1st. Since the zoo is across the street from the Pacific Ocean, it presents a great opportunity for a bonus trip to the beach during Christmas week, particularly with a hot cup of chocolate offered by the Lemur Café.

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