Our Top 10 Holiday Light Displays of 2020

It wouldn’t be the holidays without lots of bright twinkling lights blanketing the city. Thanks to Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF, the SFPUC is powering many of your favorite holiday light displays across San Francisco with clean energy. As you celebrate the holidays with friends and family, be sure to check out a few of our favorite displays (safely and wearing your mask, of course). And share with us your favorite displays, too! 

Market Street Snowflake Lights 

If you are in downtown San Francisco, head over to Market Street and take a walk in a winter wonderland. Through the holiday season, snowflake lights are illuminating Market Street between Spear Street and Eighth Street. All you have to do is look up!

Golden Gate Park Art Installation

Starting December 10th, Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park will be transformed into an enchanted forest with a special light installation this winter. Take a socially distanced wander through the park and feel mesmerized by the display of LED lights powered by Hetch Hetchy Power!

Photo courtesy of Recreation and Parks Department

Leland Avenue Snowflake Lights

If you are near Visitacion Valley, grab a hot chocolate and put a little holiday pep in your step with the snowflake lights up and down Leland Avenue between Bayshore Avenue and Rutland Street. 

City Hall Lights

From December 11th to December 31st, City Hall will be lit up in celebration of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s. Bonus: check out the holiday tree outside of City Hall which is decorated with festive lights! 

Photo courtesy of SF Department of Environment

Union Square Christmas Tree

It’s hard to miss the 83-foot-tall tree at the center of Union Square. In the evening, enjoy the magic of the tree lit up with 33,000 energy efficient LED light bulbs. 

Third Street Bells

Bell lights are energizing the Bayview with holiday spirit! On Third Street, between Evans and Jamestown Avenues, you can experience this special annual installation, also powered by Hetch Hetchy Power!

Salesforce Tower

Salesforce Tower is hard to miss in the San Francisco skyline. Luckily, you can relax and enjoy the light installation at the top of the tower from many spots in the city, and also feel good knowing that tower of light is SuperGreen — powered by 100% renewable energy thanks to CleanPowerSF. 

CleanPowerSF powered homes throughout San Francisco

San Francisco homes know how to put on a holiday display! Take a stroll through your neighborhood, or explore a new one, and see how our community decks the halls.

Moscone Center Pedestrian Bridge

Twinkling above Howard street is Point Cloud, an art installation of over 28,000 LED lightbulbs.  The pedestrian bridge connecting two sides of the Moscone Center, which is powered by Hetch Hetchy Power, and is best seen from the corner of Howard and 3rd Streets in the evening.

Image via IlluminateSF

Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf

Down at Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf, experience the wonder of a 60-foot-tall Christmas tree, Hanukkah menorah light display, and holiday lights adorning the world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf sign. If you are lucky, you might spy a sea lion too!

If you check out some of these light displays, don’t forget your mask, a bottle of Hetch Hetchy tap water, and your favorite ugly holiday sweater to keep you warm! We wish you and yours a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season.