Santa even goes to sea!!!
Saturday, December 10, 2011, at Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. Information: 415-447-5000
Bring the family down to Hyde Street Pier for an old fashioned holiday. Music, refreshments, ornament-making, and a visit from Santa (by boat) will be part of the fun from 3 pm to 4:45 pm.
From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's costumed Living History players will present its annual Old Time Maritime Christmas, bringing maritime history to life in this unique holiday program. The program is free, and reservations are required. Information and reservations: 415-447-5000.
Turn the clock back to Christmas in the year 1901, where you will meet and talk with captains, wives, and crews aboard the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier. Lamplit guided tours leave every 20 minutes from the entrance to Hyde Street Pier until 8:00pm. With the lights of San Francisco twinkling in the background, the historic ships and characters offer a memorable holiday experience.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman's Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, Aquatic Park Historic District, and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/safr.
Click here to read a story by Captain Fred K. Klebingat, "Christmas in the Fo'c'sle."