Spend the Holidays With San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

Celebrate the holiday season with the San Francisco Symphony. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun, an adult-themed variety show, or a classic celebration of holiday music, San Francisco Symphony has something for you. Check out all their holiday offerings below.

Cool Yule Christmas

Travel back in time to a bygone era as the San Francisco Symphony lights up the stage with songs made legendary by history’s most unforgettable crooners: Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring the show-stopping talents of Broadway vocalist Capathia Jenkins, acclaimed jazz singer and pianist Tony DeSare, hear these artists lend their rich voices to a timeless selection of classic holiday hits and jazz standards.

December 13

Holiday Gaiety

’Tis the season to be merry and gay! Co-emceed by conductor Edwin Outwater and drag sensation Peaches Christ, this adult-themed holiday variety show guarantees an evening of festive fun and fabulous flair. Hear holiday hits played by the SF Symphony, and be regaled by a star-studded lineup of iconic guests, delectable vocalists, and drag queens galore!

December 15

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Join us at Davies Symphony Hall for a magical movie experience and family-friendly holiday treat: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Directed by Ron Howard with music by James Horner, this vibrant 2000 adaptation brings Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s tale to life, with plenty of laughs for audiences of all ages. 

December 16–17

San Francisco Symphony's brass section all sit together holding their instruments
Holiday Brass

Feel the power and precision of the SF Symphony brass section as they fill Davies Symphony Hall with a festive mix of classical and popular holiday favorites.

December 20

Elf in Concert

This holiday season relive this heartwarming holiday classic on a giant screen as every note of John Debney’s wonderful score is played live to picture in: Elf™ in Concert! Rated: PG

December 21–22

a mariachi band stands playing their instruments in white coats
A Merry-Achi Christmas

Led by the incomparable José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de Mexico® returns to Davies Symphony Hall for a festive musical tribute to Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Experience a multicultural celebration as the ensemble sings and plays holiday favorites from both Mexico and America in a vibrant performance you won’t want to miss.

December 23

Harry Connick, Jr. and His Band

A familiar face on stage and screen and one of the most beloved artists of our time, Harry Connick, Jr. has been thrilling audiences around the world for decades with his definitive take on Christmas classics, along with his own originals and fan favorites. This holiday season, join this Grammy-winning performer and his band for a festive Christmas Eve at Davies Symphony Hall.

December 24

New Year’s Eve With Seth MacFarlane

Before the clock strikes midnight, kick off your New Year’s Eve festivities with Seth MacFarlane and the San Francisco Symphony! The Academy Award and Grammy-nominated singer, actor, and director brings classic, crooning vocals and cool pizzazz to a “big band” era performance of jazz standards and holiday hits at Davies Symphony Hall.

December 31