5 Things to Do in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Weekend

SanFrancisco_Header from Go Card San Francisco created this top 5 list of things to do in San Francisco during Thanksgiving. To see the original blog post visit their site: GO CARD SF

Looking for some things to do on Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving weekend in San Francisco? We’ve got a few great San Francisco attraction tips that will keep you sane and keep the family busy.


“The Nightmare Before Christmas”
The San Francisco Symphony
November 25 – 28, 2015

“The Nightmare Before Christmas,” featuring music by the renowned Danny Elfman, is a fun and festive event that everyone can enjoy. Remember to get tickets in advance; they’ll sell out quickly! LINK


Unthanksgiving Day Cruise
Alcatraz Island
November 26, 2015

Investigate Unthanksgiving, or the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering, at Alcatraz this holiday season. It’s an event designed to commemorate the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the “Indians of All Tribes” and to honor the tradition of indigenous peoples in the area. LINK


San Francisco Tree Lighting
Union Square
November 27, 2015

After Thanksgiving, it’s officially time to start getting excited about the holiday season. Why not all enjoy a few festive attractions that are sure to get the whole family into the holiday spirit? Check out the annual tree lighting in Union Square, scheduled this year for 6:00 pm on the Friday after Thanksgiving. LINK


Black Friday Shopping
Union Square & Westfield Shopping Center
November 27, 2015

While many of us probably eschew holiday shopping on Thanksgiving itself, it’s hard to resist the bargains of Black Friday events. The best places in San Francisco to get a little purchasing done in advance of the winter holidays are Union Square and the nearby Westfield Shopping Center.Union Square will have a number of department stores (featuring Macy’s) and smaller independent shops as well – not to mention some great food. Westfield is more of a conventional mall, featuring dozens of stores with great deals.


San Francisco 49ers
Levi’s Stadium
November 29, 2015

What’s more autumnal than American football? After all, Thanksgiving football is practically a tradition. Take the whole family to the 49ers’ new home in Santa Clara for an event they’ll never forget.

Don’t forget to bundle up! While San Francisco doesn’t get as frigid as some of our other favorite cities, it’s pretty reliably cold this time of year. Also for affordable hotel deals in San Francisco during the holidays be sure to check out the rates of Encore Express Hotel. (RATES)

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