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Holiday Happenings at The Westin St. Francis

by Katie Skrzek

Oct 7, 2022

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Head to The Westin St. Francis this holiday season for your family travel getaway. The San Francisco hotel offers family travelers an array of holiday programming.




© The Westin St. Francis


Sugar Castle

Created by executive pastry chef Jean-Francois Houdré, the massive rotating holiday display will be revealed in the hotel’s lobby Nov. 23. At 12 feet tall, the castle weighs more than 1,200 pounds and features more than 20 circular towers. The castle is on display through Jan. 2, 2023.


Sweet Boutique

Located in the lobby, the seasonal sweet shop will offer a selection of freshly baked decorative cookies, orange-scented shortbread, gingerbread men, holiday Parisian macarons and other treats. The shop will be open Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Nov. 26–Dec. 18.


POP! Lounge

POP! Lounge is a pop-up Champagne bar off the lobby. The menu features Champagne, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and small bites. Rotating DJs provide the music. The lounge is open 1–7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 12–6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26–Dec. 18.


Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy breakfast with St. Nick himself Dec. 10, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. The experience includes photos with Santa, a breakfast buffet with mimosas for the adults and a holiday-themed craft. The experience costs $90 for adults and $65 for children. Reserve your spot.


St. Francis Holiday Tea

Take part in special holiday afternoon tea service Dec. 10–11 and 17–18, 1:30–3:30 p.m. The service includes a selection of tea sandwiches, petit fours and freshly baked scones accompanied with seasonal berries, preserves and Devonshire-blend cream. Pricing starts at $85 per person.




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Dollie + Me Holiday Tea

Join Kit & Sis for an afternoon of tea, crafting and holiday fun Dec. 17–18, 12–2 p.m. Enjoy a doll-themed craft accompanied by assorted teas or glass of Champagne for adults, hot chocolate, tea sandwiches and sweet treats. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Pricing starts at $90 per person. Reserve your spot.


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