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Holidays at the Presidio
Spend your holidays in the Presidio! If your plans don’t call for going over the river and through the woods, there are plenty of reasons to visit the park for fun and family-friendly holiday fare.
Community Events
Holiday Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: Friday, December 6, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: Meet at the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Funston Avenue on the Presidio's Main Post
What: A decades-old Presidio tradition continues on Friday, December 6, with Holiday Lights, the park’s annual tree-lighting ceremony. The festivities begin along the Presidio’s oldest streetscape—historic Funston Avenue—at 5:30 pm and conclude with a special lantern walk through the historic forest. More Information >>
Presidio "Field and Forest" Wreath and Garland Workshop
When: Saturday, December 14, Noon - 5 pm
Where: Pershing Square, Main Post
What: Join us for this all-ages event and learn how to make a unique "field and forest" wreath made entirely from natural materials collected from around the Presidio. All supplies will be provided for this free workshop, however, we encourage participants to bring along their own embellishments such as ribbons, old cards, fabric scraps, and small mementos to make your wreath a one-of-a-kind piece of art! More Information >>
Christmas Eve Mass at Presidio Chapel
When: Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24th, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Presidio Chapel, 130 Fisher Loop
What: The Interfaith Center at the Presidio and the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict invite you and your family to observe Christmas Eve at the Presidio Chapel. Carols and meditation begin at 7 p.m., followed by mass at 7:30 and a dessert potluck at 8:15. Utensils and hot drinks will be provided; please RSVP to More Information >>
Walt Disney Family Museum Animate Your Night: Jolly Holiday Party
When: Friday, December 13, 7 pm to 10 pm
Where: The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St.
What: Make merry at our special holiday edition of Animate Your Night and celebrate Walt’s favorite time of year. Send your loved ones an animated video holiday card and try your hand at crafting ornaments. More Information >>
Walt Disney Family Museum Film Screening: Christmas with Walt
When: December 1 - 31, 4 pm (except Tuesdays) 
Where: The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St.
What: Take a peek into Walt’s life during the holidays—with his family, at the studio, and at Disneyland. This Don Hahn-produced film is exclusive to the museum and includes rare Disney family footage, film clips, scenes from television specials, and vintage commercials. More Information >>
Presidio Y Turkey Ride and Run
When: Thursday, November 28, 8:15 am - 10:30 am
Where: Presidio Y, 63 Funston Ave
What: The Presidio YMCA invites our members and the community to our Thanksgiving cycling class and group run. Raise money for our YMCA youth programming while you work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner. Bring your friends and don’t forget your turkey feathers! More Information >>
Arion Press Open House
When: Saturday, December 7, 11 am to 5 pm 
Where: Arion Press; 1802 Hays Street
What: Don’t miss this rare weekend opportunity to experience the historic bookmaking and letterpress workshop of Arion Press and M&H Type, designated an “irreplaceable cultural treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Free tours of the typefoundry, composing & press room, and hand book bindery at noon and 3 pm. More Information >>
Presidio Dance Theatre Winter Wonderland and Holiday Tea Party
When: Saturday, December 14, 4 pm and Sunday, December 15, 2 pm
Where: Presidio Performing Arts Center, 386 Moraga Ave
What: Come enjoy a magical performance of your Nutcracker favorites mixed with the holiday dances many cultures. This is a wonderful family event for all ages. A catered holiday tea party will follow the performance. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Education, Performance, and Scholarship Funds of Presidio Performing Arts Center. More Information >>
Presidio Social Club
Come enjoy delicious food at the Presidio Social Club this season. The restaurant is offering a special family-style Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 28, from 12 pm to 5:30 pm. Additionally, they are hosting special events for Christmas Eve lunch, New Year's Eve dinner, and New Year's Day Recovery brunch. More Information >>
Shopping Promotions
House of Air
Catch some air this season by stopping by House of Air during November 29 to December 2 to take advantage of their Black Friday deals! More Information >>
Warming Hut
Head over to the Warming Hut from December 7 to 8 to to receive 20% off your entire purchase. Also, on Thursday, November 5, Parks Conservancy members are invited to a discount holiday shopping party with free hot cider and cookies. More Information >>
Come sip, shop, and be merry at SenSpa's annual Happy Christmahanakwanzika Holiday Shopping Extravaganza from December 7 to 8, 9 am to 8 pm. Enjoy complimentary snacks and bubbly while perusing their unique retail items and enter to win one of their many exciting giveaways. More Information >>
Presidio Y Holiday Shop and Drop
Every Saturday in December you can drop the kids off at Ykids from 11 am to 3 pm and head out for an afternoon of holiday shopping, house cleaning, lunch date, or just an afternoon to yourself!
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Presidio Fitness
Ward off holiday pounds with the most effective and challenging workout in the Bay Area. Get started before the first of the year and you can bring a friend for free! ($50 savings). Utilizing body weight exercises, medicine balls, ropes, kettle bells, slideboards and more, Presidio Fitness will help keep your workouts fresh and motivating. More Information >>
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