San Francisco Holiday Lights Tour by Cable Car

San Francisco Holiday Lights Tour by Cable Car information and booking

70 minutes
Departs from
Fisherman's Wharf
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Frequent departures every 30 minutes; call to confirmSunday-Thursday, 5pm-8pmFriday and Saturday, 5pm-9pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Celebrate the holidays in San Francisco on a holiday lights tour by refurbished cable car! Aboard one of San Francisco’s famous cable cars, which have been motorized to drive down any street, you’ll make your way through the city, passing the beautiful sights and the dazzling lights of San Francisco lit up for the season. Perfect for families, friends and couples, this tour will bring you holiday cheer as you ride past top San Francisco attractions that are tastefully draped in lights.

Don your complimentary Santa hat, sing along to holiday-themed songs and enjoy an early evening or nighttime ride through San Francisco on one of its famous cable cars! Your iconic cable car is part of a fleet of authentic cars from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that has been motorized so you can travel on any street.

Start at Fisherman’s Wharf, with its festive lights and decorations that exude holiday cheer. From there, make your way through the city, getting a first-hand look at how San Francisco celebrates the holidays. Delight in Union Square's sparkling tree and ice rink, breathe in the sweet smell of chocolate as you pass Ghirardelli Square, and stare wide-eyed at the twinkling boats floating on the Fisherman's Wharf waterfront. The colorful ride is perfect for all ages!

What's included

  • Holiday tour by motorized cable car
  • Professional guide
  • Santa hat

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off