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Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park

December 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Winter Lights

Join us for “Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park” on Thursday, December 7, from 4 to 8 p.m., featuring the 88th annual lighting of the city’s official holiday tree at McLaren Lodge (501 Stanyan Street and Fell) at 6 p.m., followed by a stunning new light art installation at the Conservatory of Flowers (100 JFK Drive) at 7 p.m.

From McLaren Lodge to Conservatory Valley, this free, family-friendly event will include carnival rides, a cookie factory, arts and crafts for kids, visits with Santa, music and live entertainment.

The Conservatory of Flowers light show will celebrate the natural wonders of the seasons with “Photosynthesis: Love for All Seasons,” a new series of artistic illuminations on the building’s iconic façade that will appear nightly through Spring 2018. For more information, click here.


Please note the traffic advisory for our Winter Lights event scheduled for Thursday, December 7th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Road Closures begins on Thursday, December 7th:


  • JFK Drive between Kezar Drive and Conservatory Drive West
  • Arguello Entrance to Golden Gate Park
  • Nancy Pelosi and Bowling Green Drive at JFK Drive


  • JFK Drive between 8th Avenue and Kezar Drive

Parking in Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park Parking Garage will be open to the general public, and the entrance to the garage is located at 10th Ave and Fulton Street.  Standard fees apply.

Rideshare Location

Nancy Pelosi and Bowling Green at JFK Drive


Want to volunteer for this event? Email our volunteer staff at recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org


Thank you to our partners who made this event possible!

Hensley (002)
Winter Lights Logo
Parks Alliance
Recology SSGG Logo CMYK
Sports Basement


December 7, 2017
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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SF Rec & Park
(415) 831-2700


McLaren Lodge
501 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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(415) 831-2701
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