Building Lighting Ceremony & Carnival

UPDATE!! Given the current air quality, we have decided to cancel today’s Building Lighting Ceremony. We are so sorry to cancel but our first priority is the health and safety of our friends and neighbors in San Francisco. The Carnival will still take place from 4pm-6pm at Embarcadero Center.

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!





November 16


4:00 pm – 7:00 pm








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

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

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