By Tim Paulson, Executive Director San Francisco Labor Council and Cherri Senders, Founder and President Labor 411
As 2017 draws to a close, it’s important to take some time to celebrate the season and enjoy the true magic of the Bay Area. We have handpicked some union-staffed holiday events that will keep your family and friends smiling and in the joyous spirit of the season. Best of all, your patronage of these events is helping to support good jobs. We hope you will enjoy these events which provide bring people together from all over the Bay Area to celebrate the holidays and the splendor of our region.
American Conservatory Theater — A Christmas Carol at the Geary Theatre
When: Now-Dec. 24
Where: 415 Geary Street, San Francisco
What: Featuring a lively cast of dozens, gorgeous costumes, and spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns with a sparkling, music-infused production of the Charles Dickens classic.
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ZooLights and Reindeer Romp at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens
When: ZooLights: Dec. 15-30, Reindeer Romp: Now-Jan 1
Where: Sloat Boulevard at Great Highway
What: See the Zoo in a whole new light! ZooLights 2017 takes you on a magical trip with Santa Claus, reindeer and seasonal delights. Santa is sending his favorite reindeer Belle, Holly and Peppermint to spread holiday cheer. Learn what they eat and see what they look like up close and on the ground.
Union: UNITE HERE, IBT
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Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
When: Now-Jan. 7
Where: 1001 Fairgrounds Drive SW, Vallejo
What: Enjoy a breathtaking winter wonderland featuring a variety of delightful and interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit.
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San Francisco Symphony Holiday Performances at Davies Symphony Hall
When: Now – Dec. 31
Where: 201 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco
What: Multiple holiday performances including Cirque de la Symphonie, A Merry-Achi Christmas, Handel’s Messiah, Home Alone with Live Orchestra
Union: UNITE HERE, IATSE
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San Francisco Ballet presents The Nutcracker at War Memorial Opera House
When: Dec. 13 – 30
Where: 301 Van Ness Avenue (in the Civic Center), San Francisco
What: The music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and a little girl dreams about a whole new world in a Nutcracker that is as unique as it is magical.
Unions: IATSE, UNITE HERE
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