Magical tried and true stops

Magical tried and true stops

  • Adelaida Mejia
  • 01/25/22


If you’re Hindu, Sikh or Jain, this is the winter festival of lights that you look forward to all year. Time to celebrate with the most delectable Indian laddu, or sweetmeats, made with honey and cardamom, and perhaps even with a flicker of gold leaf on top. Here are some of the best Indian restaurants in the city to find them, for the five days starting Nov. 4. Read more.

Holiday Jam at Glide Memorial Church

The amazing, elastic voice of Bobby McFerrin will be there to start this year’s Holiday Jam: Still We Rise. A benefit that helps to fund the many services the church provides to the less fortunate in San Francisco, this concert is a tribute to Jan Mirikitani, one of its founders, who died earlier this year. Read more.

The Palace Hotel High Tea

We hosted an unforgettable party for my daughter here: What could be more elegant and proper than an English high tea, with the stacked trays of little triangle sandwiches and petits fours? Read more.

Singing at the Symphony

To get really into the spirit of Christmas, you need music. The San Francisco Symphony’s Deck the Hall concert of carols rings in the season on Dec. 5. Then you can start humming for the rest of the month. Read more.

The Nutcracker at the San Francisco Ballet

There’s nothing more inspiring than watching the young dancers from the greatest local ballet schools twirling around the Sugar Plum Fairy onstage. And since we so rarely have our own snow, watch for the blizzards in the snow scene. Read more.

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