Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting

The free, family-friendly Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting on December 5, 5-7pm, emceed by Belle Bottoms, will feature performances by renowned vocalist Amy Lizardo, the SF Girls Chorus, the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, youth 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 will also feature 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. Expect delicious holiday bites and drinks, snow flurries, and — new this year — the adjacent Winter Park Ice Rink!