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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif – November 9, 2017The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco,  the world-class hotel located in the heart of Nob Hill, welcomes guests and locals alike to celebrate the spirit of the season with a variety of festive holiday offerings. From the spectacular annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to the beloved Teddy Bear Tea benefiting Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area, to an Instagram-worthy Winter Wonderland, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is the ultimate place to spend the holiday season and make lasting memories with loved ones.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, November 30, 2017
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

An annual tradition, the Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco brings guests and locals alike together to watch as a special Make-A-Wish Foundation Greater Bay Area family illuminates the magnificent 40-foot holiday tree. Festivities continue with the help of KRON Channel 4 anchor Vicki Liviaki, who hosts the special event, as Santa Claus poses for polaroids in the Terrace Courtyard.

Teddy Bear Tea
In true holiday fashion, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is hosting Teddy Bear Tea to bring families together for holiday entertainment, while giving back to a great cause, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. During the afternoon tea, children will be treated to a holiday show, starring an entertaining elf, his animated sidekick, and a giant teddy bear. While the kids enjoy hot chocolate, teddy bear cut-out cookies, and assorted sandwiches, adults can feel the warmth of the holidays with specialty cocktails available for purchase. Each child will also take home a teddy bear and photo. $2 per ticket sold will benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area.

2017 Dates:
November 25- 26, December 21 –  1 p.m.
December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 22-23 – 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Room
Transformed into a Winter Wonderland, the lobby’s Ritz Kids Room will make everyone believe in holiday magic. Covered in faux snow, Santa’s sleigh will be the centerpiece of the cheerful set, complete with holiday decor and sparking lights. A holiday-themed Instagram backdrop will provide the picture-perfect setting for a family photo, so guests can cherish the memories for years to come. Additionally, guests can indulge in complimentary holiday libations.