As San Francisco’s “Official Kick Off to the Holiday Season,” as declared by Mayoral Proclamation in 2002, Embarcadero Center is brightening the holidays this year on Friday, November 16th, with the Building Lighting Ceremony that we are so famous for. The Ceremony takes place at the Holiday Ice Rink in Embarcadero Center Presented by Hawaiian Airlines and will begin at 6:00 P.M. In addition to the ultimate mega mix of skating, dancing and the songs you love from Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream, the event will include special pre-show performances and a spectacular pyrotechnic show finale which will dazzle the City’s skyline. All this exhilarating entertainment has been designed to complement the highlight of the evening, the initial lighting of Embarcadero Center’s office towers, with a dramatic illumination of San Francisco’s skyline, featuring 17,000 lights throughout the holiday season.
Preceding the Ice Show and Building Lighting Ceremony, is the Winter Carnival; a perfect event to share with the family. It will feature a host of fun activities for the kids, such as cookie decorating, interactive arts and crafts booths, balloon twisters, caricature artists, musical performances and more! This year, there may even be a special visit by Santa Claus himself! So bring your kids, you cameras, and your holiday spirit, because Winter Carnival 2012 is the must attend festival of the holiday season!