It’s the season to count our blessings and be grateful for the friends and family in our lives. Celebrate with your loved ones this Thanksgiving at any one of these special events around San Francisco.

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Thanksgiving dinner cruise


Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner on the Bay. Dine onboard a luxury vessel as you tour San Francisco’s waterways. The cruise is 3 hours, and you can choose between a buffet or a seated dinner. Take in spectacular views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge while you listen to live music and entertainment.

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Cirque du Soleil


Sit back, relax, and watch in awe while Cirque du Soleil performs their 2 hour Volta show.  We guarantee the spectacular costumes and acrobatics will not disappoint. Their special Thanksgiving performance takes place at AT&T Park in the south of the Market district.  The show starts at 8:00 pm. Order your tickets online before they sell out for Thanksgiving weekend.

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Turkey Trot Races


Be proactive this Thanksgiving and prepare for your feast by burning a few calories.  A variety of Turkey Trots are available around San Francisco to get you in shape before and after you indulge in seconds (or thirds). Many races help local charities and ask participants to donate money or canned goods for their cause. Get into the spirit of sharing this holiday season and give back to your community while you do something good for yourself… and your waistline.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony


Attend the biggest Tree Lighting Ceremony in San Francisco with the lighting of the tree at Union Square.  After a hectic day of Black Friday shopping, take a moment to relax from 6:00 pm to 6:50 pm. This year, Macy’s will once again provide a tree to the city to celebrate its 29th Annual Tree Lighting. The tree is reusable and is decorated with over 43,000 environmentally friendly LED lights.

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