What's Open on Christmas? (2021) - 510 Families
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What’s Open on Christmas? (2021)

Our family tradition is to take a Christmas Day hike. If that’s not your scene, there’s a range of activities open over the holiday.

What’s Open on Christmas Eve

feed cows little farm
Bring a bag of celery for each guest at the Little Farm | Photo: Whitney Moss

What’s Open on Christmas Day

  • San Francisco Botanical Garden hosts a Free Admission Day from 7:30 am to 4 pm. Run through the lush lawns, hide in the trees, or visit the spectacular Children’s Garden. Don’t forget to visit the nearby Entwined light show at night.
  • The San Francisco Zoo is open 365 days each year including Christmas from 10 am to 4 pm. [More fun stuff to see and do for Christmas in San Francisco >]
  • The Hayward location of Round1 Bowling & Entertainment, with kid-friendly karaoke and arcade games, is open from noon to midnight.
  • The New Parkway Theatre has showings between 10:30 am and 3 pm, including Cereal Cinema and a viewing of the Warriors game.
  • Many of the ice skating rinks offer public skating sessions on Christmas Day. Rinks in Alameda, Walnut Creek, Concord, San Ramon, and San Francisco are open.
ice skating children in the evening
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink is open daily | Photo courtesy of Red Apple Photography

Outside Stuff that Doesn’t Close That’s Fun at Christmastime

Korematsu middle school basketball courts are vast
Korematsu middle school basketball courts often have space to test out your wheels | Photo: Kat Choi


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