Where to Park in San Francisco this Holiday Season

The holidays are almost here! It’s a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holiday season in San Francisco. Wherever you’re headed, we’ve got you covered. Here are your best bets for San Francisco holiday parking near some of the city’s most popular holiday events:

Pier 39 Tree Lighting

Dates: 11/21/23-1/7/24, 5-10 p.m.

Location: Pier 39, The Embarcadero & Beach Street

Price: Free!

Details: Get into the holiday spirit at Pier 39. With Holidays at Pier 39, their 60 foot tree will come to life daily every half hour from 5-10 p.m. Enjoy a light show synchronized to holiday music as the tree turns to a kaleidoscope of color.

Union Square Tree Lighting

Date: 11/19/23-1/1/24

Location: Union Square, 333 Post Street

Price: Free!

The beautiful and reusable tree is a gift from Macy’s to the city of San Francisco and will feature more than 33,000 twinkling LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments. While Macy’s will not hold an official tree lighting this year, the tree will still be on display throughout the holiday season for all to enjoy.

Lighted Boat Parade at Fisherman’s Wharf

Date: 12/16 6 p.m.

Location: Fisherman’s Wharf

Price: Free!

The Lighted Boat Parade has been a holiday tradition since 1994. The parade route will begin just off of PIER 39, proceeding west past Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Mason and the St. Francis Yacht Club, and will turn around off of Crissy Field to return along the waterfront. The Fisherman’s Wharf Fishing Fleet will remain lit throughout the holiday season.

San Francisco Ballet “The Nutcracker”

Date: 12/13-30

Location: War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue

Price: Varies, learn more and purchase here.

Details: On Christmas Eve 1944, The Nutcracker premiered in America at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House, and it has become an iconic holiday tradition. If you already have tickets, make the most of your night out by reserving parking in advance.

Airport Parking

If you’re catching a flight this holiday season, consider parking near the airport. It’s a smart way to save money on holiday travel without adding a ton of time to your trip. Parking facilities near the airport offer free shuttles to the terminal, too.

SFO Airport

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SJC Airport

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Happy parking to all, and to all a good night!