Tree Lighting Ceremony / November 27

Start the holiday season off right with Ghirardelli Square’s Tree Lighting Ceremony! This free event features live music, entertainment and lighting a 60′ festive Christmas Tree. See you there!

Light the Menorah / December 6th, 5-6:30pm

Ghirardelli Square hosts the Annual Light the Menorah Celebration where visitors can join Rabbi Peretz Mochkin in lighting the 1st candle of the Menorah – a celebration for the entire family.



Additional information and details coming soon.

Toddler Time at Ghirardelli Square / Thursdays, 11am–1pm

Toddler Time has been cancelled until Summer. Please check our Facebook page for updates.

Calling children of all ages to join us in the West Plaza every Thursday from 11am–1pm for free children’s entertainment. New performers or activities will be available each week. Come on over for face painting, story time, bubbles and more!

Independence Day / July 4

Ghirardelli Square is center stage to San Francisco’s July 4 celebration. The city sets off fireworks from the end of the Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39. Best places to watch (from land): Aquatic Park (Jefferson and Hyde streets), the Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, other waterfront spots at Fisherman’s Wharf, and Coit Tower.

Additional information and details coming soon.

Chocolate Festival / September 12 & 13

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company hosts the annual Chocolate Festival benefiting Project Open Hand every September at Ghirardelli Square. This two-day celebration of chocolate will feature sampling by some of the finest local dessert companies and of course Ghirardelli Chocolate! Come enjoy live music, chef demonstrations, ice cream eating contests and more.

Additional information and details coming soon.