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Family-friendly Holiday Concerts from the 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:

Deck the Hall: Children's Holiday Concert and Party
Sunday, December 3, 11 am and 3 pm

Deck the Hall performances and lobby activities offer tons of fun for the entire family, but the really special thing about this event is that it raises money to present a Community Deck the Hall performance that hosts over 4,000 children from Bay Area schools and local charitable organizations who might otherwise not be able to attend a symphony event. Enjoy a concert of holiday favorites and sing-alongs with members of the San Francisco Symphony, guest artists, and costumed characters. Tickets include post-concert festivities with treats, arts and crafts, entertainment, and more. Get tickets.

Cirque de la Symphonie
Wednesday, December 6 & 7, 7:30 pm

This December, a talented team of entertainers and gymnasts descend upon Davies Symphony Hall for an awe-inspiring evening of great music and spectacular acrobatics. Hear the San Francisco Symphony perform a festive selection of holiday hits while watching performers fly, tumble, and dance the evening away. Get tickets.

Peter and the Wolf with special guest narrator Zachary Quinto
Saturday, December 10, 2 pm

Every year, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra—considered one of the best youth orchestrass in the nation—performs a concert of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with a special guest narrator; this year, it's actor Zachary Quinto. Stick around for a sing-along featuring your favorite holiday songs. Tickets for kids under 18 are half-price! Get tickets.

Home Alone

Home Alone with the San Francisco Symphony
Saturday, December 16, 7 pm & Sunday, December 17, 2pm

See the holiday hit Home Alone on the big screen like you never have before, with John Williams’ exuberant score performed live by the San Francisco Symphony and unforgettable carols sung live by three children’s choruses in a special guest appearancel. The highest-grossing holiday film of all time, and starring an adorable Macaulay Culkin, this hilarious and heartwarming comedy is holiday fun for the entire family. Get tickets.

A Charlie Brown Christmas — LIVE!
Thursday, December 21–Sunday, December 24

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.

A Charlie Brown Christmas -- LIVE!

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 2017 and 2018 family-friendly concerts, program descriptions, and tickets, visit You can also order tickets by phone at (415) 864-6000.

Photos courtesy San Francisco Symphony

Today's Events

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Marin Humane
(All day)
Little Farm
8:30 am
Mill Valley Community Center
9:00 am
Bay Area Discovery Museum
9:00 am
Fairfax Pavilion
9:30 am