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Embarcadero Ice Rink in San Francisco

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1. Illuminique under the Dome with the San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker Snowflakes

Westfield’s iconic dome will come to life each night starting Nov 15, 2012 with Illuminique Under the Dome, a one-of-a-kind animated 3D show. Open to the public and free of charge, the Nov 15 event will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Level 4 with a demonstration of dance steps for children by San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker Snowflakes. In addition, the San Francisco Ballet will make two additional guest appearances for holiday shoppers on Nov 17 and Dec 5, from 5 – 6 p.m. For more information, visit

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2. Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center, presented by Hawaiian Airlines

Glide on ice under the California sun and in the shadow of the Ferry Building. Hear the ringing of bells, the scent of the Bay and the lights of the Embarcadero for a true “Only in San Francisco” experience. Nov 6th to Jan 5th,

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3. Hyatt Regency San Francisco's "Home for the Holidays"

Take in the rare sight of snow in San Francisco. The Hyatt Regency’s dramatic, “Guinness Book of World Records’ Largest Atrium Lobby in the World” will see snow fall three times a day, around a grand 45-foot tree. Nov 19th to Dec 31st, 415-788-1234

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4. Whale Watching Adventures with SF Bay Whale Watching

Marvel at these mammals on an all-day expedition taking you across the Bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and 27 miles offshore to the fascinating and beautiful Farallon Islands. 300 Napa St, Slip 26, 415-331-6267,

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5. Holiday Hornblower Cruises

Cruise our gorgeous Bay while enjoying time-honored traditions like visits from Santa, traditional dishes, mistletoe and eggnog. Departing from Hornblower Landing, Pier 3, The Embarcadero. 888-467-6256,

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6. Antenna Theater’s Magic Bus

Take a ‘trip’ on the Magic Bus, a multimedia mobile time machine taking you back to the 60s. ‘Trance-port’ yourself on a 90 min transcendental trip to the Summer of Love while cruising Golden Gate Park, North Beach and the Haight, all set to a groovy soundtrack. Departs from Union Square, 800-838-3600,

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7. Safeway Holiday Ice Rink

Celebrate the season and skate under the sparkling lights and among the bustle of holiday shoppers in Union Square. It’s a destination for San Franciscans and visitors alike, and one of the most treasured locales in the country. Nov 6th to Jan 20th, 415-781-2688,

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