Building Lighting Ceremony & Carnival

November 16, 2018 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Free


Four iconic buildings lit with 17,000 holiday lights, fireworks bursting in the sky and a magical show presented by Disney on Ice.  The Building Lighting Ceremony at Embarcadero Center is a San Francisco tradition and the official start of the holiday season in the City.  The festivities begin at 4:00PM with a family fun Carnival followed by the Building Lighting Ceremony at 6:00PM.  Don’t miss the magic at Embarcadero Center!

Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang. Make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart skates into the 31st Annual Building Lighting Ceremony!




November 16


4:00 pm – 7:00 pm








One, Two, Three and Four Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

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Event Categories

Fairs & Festivals, Family, Holiday, Live Music, Performance

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