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Family-friendly Holiday Concerts from the San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall

Introduce your children to classical music and the century-old tradition of the San Francisco Symphony with the Symphony's acclaimed Music for Families concerts, special holiday concerts, and other family-friendly events. Family concerts are recommended for children ages 5 and older.

This holiday season's family-friendly offerings from the San Francisco Symphony include:

It's A Wonderful Life—Film with the SF Symphony

Tuesday, December 3–Friday, December 6

Its a Wonderful Life comes to life with Dimitri Tiomkin’s timeless score performed by a live symphony orchestra while the full film is shown on the big screen. Get tickets.

Deck the Hall

Sunday, December 8, 11 am & 3 pm

Deck the Hall is the perfect way to make your family’s holiday season merry and bright. Enjoy a concert of festive favorites and sing-alongs with members of the SF Symphony, guest artists, and special appearances by beloved holiday characters. Tickets include post-concert festivities with entertainment, arts and crafts, and refreshments. Get tickets

Music for Families: Holidays Around the World

Wednesday, December 14, 2 pm

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser leads the SFS and vocalist Tiffany Austin in a Music for Families program titled Holidays Around the World, performing holiday music from Europe to the Caribbean, South Africa, China, and more, preceded by an array of fun lobby activities including a conductor photobooth and an instrument petting zoo. Get tickets.

Peter and the Wolf with special guest narrator Dulcé Sloan

Sunday, December 15, 2 pm

Prokofiev’s timeless tale of a boy and his animal friends’ bravery is brought to life! Presented by a special guest narrator, watch and listen as the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra puts their talent on display in this classic musical fable along with other seasonal favorites. Get tickets.

’Twas the Night—A Festival of Carols

Thursday & Friday, December 19–20

Join us for a cozy holiday concert at Davies Symphony Hall, which will be beautifully decorated for the season. With timeless holiday carols and sing-alongs performed by the symphony’s brass section and chorus—all accompanied by the majestic Ruffatti organ—you and your loved ones will enjoy a merry evening and memories to last a lifetime. Get tickets.

A Charlie Brown Christmas — LIVE!

Saturday, December 21–Monday, December 23

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang are back at Davies Symphony Hall! With singers, dancers, and actors performing in front of an animated background and Vince Guaraldi’s timeless music performed live by the Symphony, this beloved holiday classic is sure to bring festive cheer to everyone in the family. Come early and enjoy a family-friendly reception featuring a wide variety of activities. Be sure to bring your camera for a holiday photo op! Get tickets.

All concerts take place at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall at 201 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco's Civic Center. Davies Hall is located between Van Ness and Franklin, Hayes, and Grove Streets.

For a complete schedule of 2019 and 2020 family-friendly concerts, program descriptions, and tickets, visit You can also order tickets by phone at (415) 864-6000.

Photos courtesy San Francisco Symphony

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