Holiday Tree Lighting

Thank you to the attendees, partners, and sponsors for making the 2018 Tree Lighting a wonderful event!

The free, family-friendly Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting on December 5, 5-7pm was emceed by Belle Bottoms, and featured performances by renowned vocalist Amy Lizardo, the SF Girls Chorus, the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, Business Casualyouth poets from the America Scores literacy program, and Boxcar Theatre holiday characters including the Grinch and Santa, led by Artistic Director Nick A. Olivero.

This festive event featured a toy giveaway for 400 kids from the San Francisco Police Department’s Northern Station and Another Planet Entertainment, activities such as DIY ornaments with SF Etsy, festive button making with the Asian Art Museum, building a LEGO winter wonderland with Play-Well and the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, and free books from the San Francisco Public Library.  Delicious holiday bites and drinks were curated by Off the Gird, snow flurries rained down on the crowd, and — new this year — patrons could ice skate at the adjacent Winter Park Ice Rink!


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