San Francisco is a great tourist destination that never fails to mesmerize the people with its hypnotic charm. Moreover, locals too love the spot since there is a dazzling array of options of spending quality time in SF. This is the reason why people are willing to leave the warmth of their home and travel outside frequently. Here are some of the ways a person really enjoys the holiday spirit of San Francisco.
Watching Holiday Performances
There are a number of holiday performances that are performed by well-trained artists. These performances help a person get an essence of the festivals, etc. Actually, one gets a peep into the culture and customs of people of San Francisco by attending these holiday performances. For instance, one could always have the best Christmas by visiting ‘The Nutcracker,’ which is a ballet, basically, which present a broken nutcracker made of wood, and a number of other toy soldiers who are seen battling a ‘Mouse King.’ Then, there is a ‘Land of Sweets’ as well which is ruled by Sugar Plum Fairy. The whole ballet is too interesting and exciting to miss.
Then, one could visit Golden Gate Theatre as well in order to see Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Other dramas that are being performed include Handle’s Messiah, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and A Christmas Carol, to name a few. So, all these performances provide a chance to the tourists and the locals to understand the things in a true manner by participating in such events.
Visit Places Displaying Scintillating Holiday Lights
Well, there are a number of ways of expressing one’s delight during the festive season; however, people in SF are enchanted by the holiday lights, and there are a number of spots displaying lights in a perfectly gorgeous and attractive manner. These sites include, ‘The Path of Gold Lights,’ which could be seen adorning the Market Street, ‘The Tom and Jerry House, ‘Union Square,’ San Francisco Zoo,’ and ‘Christmas Tree Lane’ in Alameda, to name a few of the spots.
Well, there may be dearth of frozen ponds in SF during the festive season; still, one could always enjoy the snow in ice skating rinks. There are two such rinks that attract people from all walks of life, who love to listen to the great holiday music, while gliding enthusiastically along the ice. The whole atmosphere is vibrant and pulsating with energy. For instance, there is the huge Christmas Tree at ‘The Union Square Ice Rink’, and similar is the situation at ‘Holiday Ice Rink’ which is situated at Embarcadero Center.
Visit Two Storied Gingerbread House
The famed two-storied Gingerbread house is owned by Fairmont Hotel, and presents a perfectly buoyant atmosphere. There is the gingerbread house that is around 22ft tall, and is made from a whopping 8000 pieces of attractive gingerbread, which contains 650 lbs of great candy, and 1200 lbs of attractive icing. Walking through the house amidst excited travellers is really fun. So, a lot of people chose to visit this place. Moreover, the gingerbread house is regularly replaced by the authorities as well, since some naughty people devour the gingerbread most of the times.