Golden Gate Park Lights Up For the Winter - And It's Free! - 510 Families

Golden Gate Park Lights Up For the Winter – And It’s Free!

With lighted trees ranging from 12 to 20 feet tall, Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow will host Entwined, a special exhibit of lights from Dec. 10 through Feb. 29 with a possible extension through May.

Rendering of Golden Gate Park lighted exhibit
Rendering of Entwined courtesy San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department

The installation, “Entwined,” is designed by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, and it will honor Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary (just like the temporary ferris wheel, Skystar).

This exhibition will be open to the public, at no charge, for socially distanced visits throughout the winter.

Perfect for strollers and scooters, a winding path will guide visitors through sculptures comprised of thousands of LED lights. Visitors can approach the sculptures, making it a fun outing for young children.

Entwined rendering courtesy San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department

The variety of lighting effects include


  • raindrops on the pavement
  • lighting and thunderstorms
  • wind blowing tall grass and flowers
  • ripples on a pond

As we wonder what to do with these shorter and darker days, San Francisco Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg hopes that “a twilight stroll through the park will be truly magical this winter.”

Plan your visit to the Entwined light installation in San Francisco

Admission to this art installation is free. Peacock Meadow is on the east end of the park, near the Conservatory of Flowers. The Music Concourse Garage, which may be accessed from the Fulton Street and 10th Avenue entrance, is a 10-minute walk.

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