Union Street ~ Gough to Steiner
San Francisco, California

Fantasy of Lights Event

On December 4, Union Street kicks off its annual Fantasy of Lights Holiday celebration, where young and old alike can enjoy festivities to kick off the holiday season. Thousands of holiday lights set off the Victorians, transforming Union Street into a magical backdrop for Santa, Mrs. Claus, and a huge team of elves to celebrate along with jugglers, live ponies dressed as reindeer, a monkey, and balloon artists. Merchants will host open houses with specialties in their stores. This is truly a holiday tradition that should not be missed.

Program Schedule

Saturday, December 4 Events

Festivities including: jugglers , holiday characters and more, will take place on Union Street between Van Ness Avenue & Steiner Street. All ages; Free.

•3:00 – 6:00 PM - Cupcake Decorating - That Takes the Cake hosts cupcake decorating in front of the Cudworth Mansion, located at: 2040 Union Street.

•4:30 PM - Snow Queen Children’s Parade

•5:30 – 7:00 PM - Santa arrives at the Cudworth Mansion. Children are invited to visit with Santa and have their picture taken for free.

Ongoing Events

•Firefighters Toy Program - Donate toys for needy children through the SF Firefighters Toy Program. Collection barrels will be available on Union Street throughout the holiday.

•Open House/Evening Hours – Merchants will stay open until 9:00 PM Fridays and Saturdays in November and December.

•Metro Mural - Local artists will create a mural on the Metro building located at 2055 Union Street. Painting will take place between November 20 and 25. Everyone is invited to watch the mural take shape and enjoy the finished product throughout the holidays.

•Holiday dollars - Santa and his elves distribute “Holiday Dollars” to spend in participating stores on Union Street, for great holiday deals.

•Gift Wrapping - Participating Union Street merchants will provide free gift wrapping throughout the season.

•Validated Parking - Participating merchants will offer validated parking. Parking facilities are located at 2001 Union Plaza Garage, 1910 Union Street Garage (Wells Fargo) and the Lombard Street Garage (enter on Moulton Alley at Webster). Subject to availability.

Official Website: http://www.sresproductions.com

Added by mark restivo on January 20, 2010