San Francisco is open and the holidays are at our doorstep! Sway to the sounds of smooth jazz, catch a classic, or start a new tradition and let San Francisco inspire you. Some of our city’s top cultural institutions are minutes away from NEMA. Start planning your visits today.

Kick off the holiday season on November 27-28 with Merry Christmas From José James at SF Jazz, 0.3 miles from NEMA. Have yourself a soulful little Christmas with smooth-as-silk crooner José James, the crown prince of new-jack jazz.

Catch A Christmas Carol at the Golden Gate Theatre, 0.2 miles from NEMA. Two visionary Tony Award winners — playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), director Matthew Warchus (Matilda) — offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ timeless story. November 26-December 26.

Experience SF Ballet’s Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House, 0.2 miles from NEMA. Helgi Tomasson’s dazzling San Francisco-inspired production is accompanied by a brilliant live orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Share unforgettable moments and everlasting memories with loved ones during this very special holiday time and tradition. December 10–30.

Head to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and join the Soma Pilipinas holiday celebration of hope, light, & community at the Parol Lantern Festival, December 11. See specialty parols and sing along with local Filipino musicians and artists during the holiday market. This year’s festival will culminate with Kularts’ Lakbai Diwa ritual dance performance and parol lighting ceremony after sundown.

Toast to the new year at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 0.2 miles from NEMA. Six-time Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer Kaskade will perform a special New Year’s Eve show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for the third year in a row. December 31.

Ring in the New Year during the New Year's Eve Funk Party w/ Maceo Parker at SF Jazz, 0.3 miles from NEMA. Join the king of the funky saxophone and one of the primary architects of modern R&B as he honors the legacy of soul great Ray Charles with a super-tight big band including former members of the Ray Charles Orchestra along with Charles’ legendary backup singers, the Raelettes.

Ring in the holidays at Davies Symphony Hall, 0.2 miles from NEMA. Make the San Francisco Symphony your new holiday tradition with a festive variety of concerts that are sure to make your season merry and bright. Here are a few highlights:

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s joins the SF Symphony for an exuberant performance of soul, jazz, and Christmas classics in Holiday Soul on December 8.

Led by the incomparable José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de Mexico returns to Davies Symphony Hall for a festive musical tribute to Mexico’s Christmas traditions in Merry-Achi Christmas on December 12.

Hear holiday hits played by the SF Symphony, and be regaled by a star-studded lineup of iconic guests, delectable vocalists, and drag queens galore during Holiday Gaiety on December 17.

Have a Cool Yule and travel back in time to a bygone era as the SF Symphony lights up the stage with songs made legendary by history’s most unforgettable crooners: Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald on December 22.

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