San Francisco Seasonal & holiday activities

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San Francisco: Santas on Segways Holiday Segway Tour

1. San Francisco: Santas on Segways Holiday Segway Tour

Suit up as Santa and jump on a Segway this holiday season in San Francisco. On the Santas on Segways tour, see the city’s glittering holiday spectacles while you enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and festive karaoke music. Delight onlookers (and confuse a few children) as you and your fellow Santas explore the waterfront and Fisherman’s Wharf, where the boats are lit up in celebration. See the 60-foot, white fir Christmas tree at PIER 39. Tour also covers North Beach and the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center. See the Bay Lights Show, the Ferry Building, and the Transamerica Pyramid, all festooned for the season. Take in the breathtaking nighttime views of the historic ships at Hyde Street Pier, decorated cable cars, and the Alcatraz Island lighthouse. Santa suit and beard are provided, along with a specially decorated safety helmet.

San Francisco: Holiday Lights Private Group Jeep Tour

2. San Francisco: Holiday Lights Private Group Jeep Tour

Get into the holiday spirit as you see the creative light displays from Fisherman's Wharf to the massive Christmas tree at Pier 39 with this San Francisco tour. Begin at Fisherman’s Wharf and travel along the waterfront to the edge of the Presidio. Take in breathtaking views of the glittering Golden Gate Bridge. Head to the Palace of Fine Arts, and then onto festive Union Street. Drive to Union Square, the center of San Francisco’s festivities, and witness Macy's spectacular window decorations. Continue to Nob Hill, with a stop at the Fairmont Hotel to check out their winter wonderland lobby. Marvel at an edible house-sized two-story gingerbread house. Admire the Bay Bridge Light show at Embarcadero and see the Embarcadero Center outlined in twinkling lights like giant presents. Check out the massive Christmas tree at Pier 39 before returning to Fisherman’s Wharf.

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