Ice Skating by the Bay at Embarcadero Center

Embarcadero Center transforms into a magical winter wonderland every holiday season with the addition of a seasonal outdoor ice rink. Skaters of all ages and abilities are welcome to lace up their skates and take a spin on the ice with San Francisco’s stunning cityscape as a backdrop. After you work up an appetite zooming around the rink, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa or mulled wine from the nearby cafe. Then step inside the adjoining shopping center to browse holiday pop-up shops selling homemade crafts, festive foods, and unique gifts made by local artisans. Getting to the Embarcadero Center by party bus means you can travel as a group and won’t have to worry about fighting for parking or splitting up Uber rides. Plus, our buses come equipped with warm, plush seats and cozy interiors so you can stay toasty between activities. Embarcadero Center Ice Rink One Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 974-4082

See the Magical Holiday Displays at Union Square

Union Square sparkles even brighter during the holiday season thanks to dazzling light displays and Christmas decorations throughout the plaza. The centerpiece is a massive 90-foot conical tree adorned with thousands of twinkling lights. Surrounding the tree are illuminated stars and arches that make Union Square glow. In addition to the lights, you can do some holiday shopping among the high-end boutiques and department stores bordering Union Square. Or, bundle up with some hot cocoa and watch street performers like Carolers, magicians, and jugglers entertain the crowds. Staying together on a party bus means you can experience all the holiday magic at Union Square without splitting up or trying to reconvene at a new location. Just hop back on the bus when you’re ready to head to your next activity! Union Square 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Visit Santa at Pier 39

Capture the Christmas spirit by visiting Santa at his Pier 39 workshop, where kids of all ages are welcome! Make reservations online ahead of time to ensure your spot and reduce wait times. Families will receive digital professional photos with Santa as part of their reservation. After you’ve told Santa everything on your wish list, explore Pier 39 and marvel at the towering 40-foot Christmas tree near the Bay. Let the kids burn off some energy in the 7D Experience ride or by building sandcastles along the shoreline. And be sure to watch the famous Pier 39 sea lions enjoying massive floating docks decorated just for the holidays. A party bus provides plenty of room for the whole family to travel together to Pier 39. Plus, our holiday decorations and music will get everyone excited for a festive day by the Bay! Santa at Pier 39 Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 705-5500

Stroll through a Winter Wonderland at Pier 39

In addition to Santa’s arrival, Pier 39 undergoes a complete holiday transformation into a magical Winter Wonderland. The boardwalk is lined with sparkling lights, Christmas trees, and wintry decorations to delight visitors. Kids will love riding the merry-go-round, interacting with wandering performers dressed as elves, and gazing at the floating menorahs during Hanukkah. Don’t forget to sample festive treats like hot chocolate, gingerbread men, and other freshly baked desserts from Pier 39’s restaurants and sweet shops. Or do some shopping among the variety of stores selling everything from Christmas ornaments to local souvenirs. The Winter Wonderland typically runs from late November through December. Pier 39 is already a popular tourist destination, so holiday crowds make parking especially tricky. But leaving the logistics to your party bus driver means you can focus on taking in all the sights, sounds, and smells of the Winter Wonderland! Pier 39 Winter Wonderland Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133

Watch “The Nutcracker” Ballet

Experience the magic of the holidays with a timeless performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet at the historic War Memorial Opera House. Marvel at the talent of the San Francisco Ballet company as they bring this Christmas tradition to life through exquisite choreography and Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score performed live by the San Francisco Symphony. Multiple productions run from late November through December, but tickets sell out quickly for this beloved event. Booking our party bus means you can relax and enjoy a fine night at the theater without worrying about driving and parking downtown. Plus, our buses come equipped with special lighting and music to keep the seasonal celebration going before and after the show! San Francisco Ballet War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 865-2000

Browse the Christmas Market at Ferry Building

The annual Christmas Market at the Ferry Building brings Old World holiday charm to San Francisco. Wander past vendor stalls filling the building and stretch of Bay front outside to shop for unique handmade gifts and gourmet edible treats. Find everything from beekeeper’s honey and freshly baked pastries to knit winter accessories and lavender & lemon soap. You can also sip on mulled wine or hot toddies as you browse and listen to festive tunes from street performers. A party bus lets your group arrive together and provides quick access to the event without dealing with traffic. After stocking up on goodies at the market, you can easily head to your next holiday activity! San Francisco Christmas Market Ferry Building Marketplace #1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111

Drive through Candy Cane Lane in Residential Neighborhoods

Several San Francisco neighborhoods like Woodland Heights go all-out decorating their homes for Candy Cane Lane, a tradition since 1949. Cruising these residential streets after dark when the displays are fully lit up is like driving through a twinkling winter wonderland. Kids and adults alike will delight at the inflatable Santas, massive light-up candy canes, elaborate roof displays, and technicolor holiday lights blanketing the houses. Attempting to drive your own caravan around these dense neighborhoods would quickly turn chaotic. But booking our holiday party bus lets your whole group take in the dazzling lights together. Plus, our onboard multi-color lighting and festive decorations add to the seasonal fun! Candy Cane Lane Woodland Ave. between Fell & 34th St.

Toast with Holiday Cheer at Pop-up Bars

‘Tis the season for Christmas-themed pop-up bars and restaurants in San Francisco! These holiday hutches serve festive cocktails, cookie decorating, ugly sweater parties, holiday karaoke, and more. Popular spots like Miracle on 16th Street and Santa’s Christmas Boneyard are wildly popular, so make reservations ahead of time. With a party bus, your entire friend group or colleagues from the office can bar hop together without a designated driver. Our onboard sound systems and lighting helps keep the party going as you cruise between pop-up bars! Miracle on 16th Street 3216 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 863-8008

Rent a Party Bus for All Your Holiday Adventures

This holiday season, skip the headaches of traffic and parking by renting a party bus from Party Bus Company SF. Our experienced drivers know the ins and outs of San Francisco so your group can relax and enjoy the bustling holiday scene. With our buses, you’ll travel together in comfort and ease between the city’s best holiday activities and events. Call Party Bus Company at 415-796-8302 to book your party bus and make festive memories this holiday season in San Francisco!