Explore four activities sure to please your family and holiday guests.

San Francisco is a magical place. This winter, be sure to explore the many holiday and seasonal events taking place in the Bay area. Here are four events that always make my list of wintertime traditions—plus, they’re sure to keep your holiday guests excited and occupied. Check them out:

1. San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker

The San Francisco Ballet is putting on a spectacular Nutcracker performance. Now and all throughout the holiday season, you and your loved ones can sit back and enjoy a truly stunning performance in the cozy War Memorial Opera House. The first Nutcracker show performed by the San Francisco Ballet took place in 1944. Since then, the event has become a wintertime staple.

Be sure to get your tickets for the 2018 Nutcracker presentation, and for extra special occasions, book a VIP Box Experience or Passport Performance. For more information on showtimes and ticket prices, click here.

2. A Christmas Carol 

The American Conservatory Theater presents the 2018 showing of A Christmas Carol. Here, the classic Charles Dickens story comes to life for a holiday celebration everyone will remember. Whether you have holiday guests in town or you’re searching for a family-friendly wintertime activity, A Christmas Carol is a show to see.

The show is full of dancing, singing, detailed costumes, and unbelievable stage presence. Tickets sell out fast, so be sure to get more information on purchasing and pricing here.

3. Chinese New Year

The San Francisco community is celebrating the Chinese New Year in a special way. The big event that many look forward to—The Grand Parade—will take place on February 23, 2019. Plus, additional entertainment like the open-air market, community street fair, and Miss Chinatown coronation ball will take place.

There’s plenty of entertainment, food, and fun at this cultural event. If you’re looking forward to ringing in the Year of the Pig with your family and friends, be sure to find event details here

4. Fireworks Over the Bay

Celebrate the start of 2019 by watching the gorgeous display of Fireworks Over the Bay. On New Year’s Eve, fireworks light up the night sky near the Ferry Building and the San Francisco Bay Bridge. In fact, the display is one of the most-attended in the world.

You won’t want to miss this spectacular waterfront firework show, so be sure to mark the event details in your calendar. And, if you’re hosting guests this New Year’s Eve, consider hopping on a fireworks dinner cruise for pre-show meals and drinks to celebrate.

Spending time with friends and family to celebrate the holidays is always a special occasion. If you’re hoping to host your guests in a brand new abode next year, reach out. We’ll work together to find the luxury home of which you’ve been dreaming.