Celebrate the 2020 Holidays at Home with a Visit to Golden Gate Park 

Golden Gate Park will transform into an illuminated wonderland this winter to close its 150th birthday year, bringing people outdoors for magical, celebratory and socially distant holiday joy.

Journey down car-free roads and enjoy your holidays at Home with delightful moments of light and beauty.

At the entrance to the park and along John F. Kennedy Drive, find three festive installations: San Francisco’s “official” holiday tree in front of McLaren Lodge, lit for the 90th year; “Entwined,” an otherworldly art installation in Peacock Meadow; and the kinetic light show on the Conservatory of Flowers’s iconic visage. From there, stroll to the Music Concourse to view the twinkling lights of the 150-foot-high Observation Wheel and the illuminated Spreckels Temple of Music and Bandshell.

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Holiday Tree at McLaren Lodge

Holiday Tree at McLaren Lodge

Alvord Lake

Alvord Lake

Entwined at Peacock Meadow

Entwined at Peacock Meadow

Welcome Center and Shop

Welcome Center and Shop

Conservatory of Flowers

Conservatory of Flowers

AIDS Memorial Grove

AIDS Memorial Grove

SkyStar Observation Wheel

SkyStar Observation Wheel

Spreckels Temple of Music Bandshell

Spreckels Temple of Music Bandshell

SF Botanical Garden

SF Botanical Garden

Japanese Tea Garden

Japanese Tea Garden

Cal Academy of Science

Cal Academy of Science

de Young Museum

de Young Museum

While San Francisco is currently under a regional stay at home order, parks and open spaces are essential to the public and will remain open for use. This means you can still go to the park, but only with members of your own household. Everyone must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing. City and County of San Francisco's current health order discourages any non-essential travel of any kind and within any distance, including from one location to another within the Bay Area.

What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe

    • Ambassadors will be at Entwined during peak weekend and holiday hours to ensure social distancing

    • Entwined may periodically go dark for short periods to prevent crowding

    • Lights will turn off at 8:30 p.m. through January 4

Entwined is outdoors and spread out over an acre of open space. However, please consider employing one of these strategies while San Francisco remains in the purple tier:

    • Delay your visit: Entwined will be in Golden Gate Park at least through February and will remain free. Consider visiting when the Covid-19 surge has subsided.

    • If it’s crowded, come back later: Entwined is just one stop in an illuminated journey along JFK Drive. Visit San Francisco’s official holiday tree a short stroll away or take a picture in front of the lit up façade of the Conservatory of Flowers. Travel a little further to the Music Concourse to find a wonderland of festive lights on the Observation Wheel and Spreckels Temple of Music.