Union Square Alliance
December 2023 Events in Union Square
Winter Wander-land in Union Square
San Francisco’s Union Square leans into old-world meets new-world traditions this holiday season with Winter Wander-land in Union Square, presented by The Union Square Alliance. Winter Wander-land encompasses all holiday activations in the Union Square District, making it clear that there’s no place like Union Square for the holidays. The activations include Gump’s Holiday Shop, The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Kaiser Permanente, Macy’s Great Tree, Macy’s SFSPCA Holiday Windows, Bill Graham Menorah, Winter Walk, The Westin St. Francis Sugar Castle, Larger-Than-Life Ornament Trail, and Miracle at PCH.
Winter Walk
Jingle, shop, and mingle at Union Square’s 10-day Winter Walk presented by Amazon, a modern arctic adventure featuring giant glaciers, a family of penguins, and a polar bear (oh my). Along the 2-block pedestrian-only street party, discover a larger-than-life Ornament Trail, an indoor holiday marketplace curated by Sunset Mercantile, two bar gardens featuring festive specialty cocktails and beverages, diverse Off the Grid food trucks with themed days such as Noodle Night and Breakfast All Day, Animal Assisted Therapy Dogs, Santa, live music including a salsa band and carolers, and more!
This event is free to the public.
Friday, December 15th – Sunday, December 24th
M-W 12 – 7:00 pm, Thurs – Sun 10 am – 9 pm
Union Square Ice Rink
Beginning November 1st, the Union Square Ice Rink will return for the holiday season!
Skate through the holidays at The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Kaiser Permanente! San Francisco’s favorite outdoor rink is back with daily ice skating for all ages and special events.
General admission is $20, and children 8 and under are $15, including skate rental. Purchase tickets in advance and online. We’ll see you on the ice!