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Merry & Bright: Holiday Light Displays in the Bay you shouldn’t Miss

Christmas light displays certainly add up to the upbeat and festive mood of the holiday season. There’s no arguing that a simple light display can brighten up someone’s day or bring a smile on someone’s face. Local communities and shopping centers often sponsor light display events or tree lighting ceremonies. And these light display events normally signal the Christmas season. If you are on the lookout of the best Christmas light displays in the Bay Area, look no further coz we have a list of places where you can enjoy the glistening lights of the Christmas season. Whether they are a free light displays in the city or paid attractions or theme parks with light displays, they are always worth the visit. 
 
Union Square
 
Have you ever wondered how it feels like to celebrate the holiday season in the Christmas central in San Francisco? Union Square is famous for its giant Christmas tree that is placed at the center of the busiest shopping area of the city. Locals and tourists, adults and kids enjoy gallivanting and shopping around the area because they get to see the brightest, the biggest and the best Christmas tree in the city. Adding to the attraction in the Union Square is the ice skating rink and the grandiose Christmas decors adorning the Union Square. This year, the annual lighting of the giant Christmas tree happens on November 23, 2018 at 5:30pm.
 
Pier 39
 
Feel the magical and celebratory vibe of the Christmas season at Pier 39. Not only Pier 39 is famous for its spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, it is also known for its shops, restaurants and street performances. However, when the holiday season draws near, Pier 39 also illuminates because of its nightly Christmas displays. Not only the locals and tourists will enjoy shopping, dining and touring the famous attractions in the area, they will also feel the Christmas spirit when they watch the 60 foot tall tree light up Pier 39. Celebrate the first few days of the start of the holidays at Pier 39. Catch the nightly Christmas tree lighting every night starting November 21, 2018 from 5pm to 10pm. 
 
Fisherman’s Wharf Sign
 
I bet you were fascinated with the tons of restaurants, food stands and street performances when you first set foot in the Fisherman’s Wharf. Did you see that Fisherman’s Wharf sign when you last visited San Francisco? Well, let your friends and family back home know that you have visited the place by taking a photo of yourself with the Fisherman’s Wharf sign as your background. Try seeing the sign at night time as the sign is embellished with Christmas lights, just in time for the Christmas season. 
 
SF Zoo
 
It is very unlikely for a zoo to host a light show since most of us know that a zoo is the place where animals — endangered or not, can be given great care and at the same time entertainment for the zoo visitors. San Francisco Zoo currently houses over 2000 animals, covering a 1000 acre grounds. With its size, it is impossible to see all the animals in just an hour or two. Adding to the attraction of the zoo is the annual Zoo lights where in the entire zoo is lit with Christmas lights.  Completing the holiday vibe is the special appearance of Santa. This will surely be a hit only to the kids but also for adults. Experience the sights and sounds of the holiday only at SF Zoo and Gardens. 
 
Are you heading to the Bay Area to see the holiday light displays? Check out Pacifica Beach Hotel and experience your best holiday stay yet. Book best room rates through our website here or call (650) 355-9999.”

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