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Let’s Glow SF 2023

Dates & Times

Dec 1 - First Night 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dec 2-10, 2023 from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Let’s Glow SF 2023 kicked off on December 1, 2023 at 6 PM, at the foot of Market Street facing the Ferry Building, with a Countdown To Glow that was FREE and open to the public. The Downtown SF Partnership was joined by joined by Mayor London Breed, the City of San FranciscoA3 Visual, Presenting Sponsor, Amazon, Let’s Glow SF artists and more to countdown the start of the holiday season. Starting at 6 PM, complimentary hot chocolate, ube hot chocolate, s’mores, ube s’mores, and gluten-free chocolate cupcakes from Marley's Treats and FREE Let's Glow SF swag were available to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. The press conference began at 6:30 PM with the projections officially being switched on at 7 PM. Entertainment featured Winter Stilt Walkers with Catalyst Arts.

Let’s Glow SF, the country’s largest holiday projection event, returned to downtown San Francisco for the holiday season, from December 1st through 10th, 2023. The FREE outdoor holiday event used high-tech Panasonic projectors and lasers to project large-scale art concepts across the facade of five iconic SF buildings from 5-10 PM nightly, including the Ferry Building for the first time ever. The Salesforce Tower showcased Let’s Glow SF artwork on the LED panel atop the building, visible throughout the Bay Area. On December 1st, 2023, the first night of Let's Glow SF, the shows ran from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at all 6 locations. From December 2nd-10th, 2023, the shows ran from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM at all 6 locations.

To support Let's Glow SF 2024, donations would be kindly appreciated.

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Let’s Glow SF was hosted by The Downtown SF Partnership (DSFP), the community benefit district that oversees 43 blocks across San Francisco’s Financial District and Jackson Square Historic District, and was organized by A3 Visual. The signature event was part of citywide efforts to activate downtown’s public realm and increase programming as a form of placemaking across the city, and was partially funded through an economic recovery grant from the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Office of Mayor London N. Breed.

Local participating retailers and businesses offered themed drinks and bites for Let’s Glow SF attendees throughout the entire 10-night event. During Let's Glow SF, attendees showed the Glow Badge to servers at participating restaurants to receive special discounts and deals.

We thank attendees for coming to Let's Glow SF!

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The Engage ARt app is your official digital wayfinding guide to the Let’s Glow SF experience. Just download the app, select the Let’s Glow SF Outing, and get started on your adventure.

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Restaurants with a Discount Badge

Flash this badge at participating businesses to receive your special 2023 Let's Glow SF Promotions!

B44 Catalan Bistro: Let's Glow Cocktail

Blanco Tequila, Campari, Grapefruit Juice, Lime Juice and Simple Syrup

Barcha: Winter Revival Cocktail

Gin, Cranberry & Ginger Reduction, Fresh Lemon

BIX: G.L.O.W. Great Liquors of the Old World
Scotch, Cognac, Alessio, and Gilka

Boulevard: Let's Glow Egg Nog Cocktail

Cafe Bastille: Let's Glow Cocktail

Blanco Tequila, Campari, Grapefruit Juice, Lime Juice and Simple Syrup

Café Tiramisu: Discount

10% Off Food and Beverage

Cenote: MarGLOWrita Cocktail and Discount

$8 MarGLOWritas / $15 MarGLOWrita

+ 3 Street Tacos / $5 Chicken Nachos / $3 Veggie Nachos

Credo: Spiced Egg Nog

Spiced Rum, Amaretto, Homemade Egg Nog, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cloves

Estiatorio Ornos: The Grinch's Heart

Weller 107 Bourbon, Orange Spice Tea Syrup, Honey, Lemon Juice, St. Elizabeth Allspice, Rosemary, Sage Leaf and Cinnamon Stick / Available warm or cold

Fish & Farm: Negroni

Heartwood: Hot Buttered Cider

This buttery cider is like a freshly baked apple pie in a mug enjoyed on a chilly winter’s evening. A non-alcoholic version of the drink is available!

Hed Verythai: Holiday Menu

Offering a Holiday Christmas Set Menu with 7 items including appetizer, main, homemade pudding and a surprise Christmas Gift to take home start from $35 per set. Beer, wines, and other non-alcoholic drinks also available.

Incantations by Voodoo Love: Toy Soldier Coffee and Crushed Velvet

Toy Soldier Coffee: Coffee with equal parts Baileys, Kahlua and Frangelico / Crushed Velvet: Vodka, Cointreau, Sweet & Sour, Chambord

Irish Times: Glow Irish Coffee and Glow Irish Mule

Leleka: Discount

50% off beer and 25% off wine - good on one order / Show discount badge

One Market Restaurant: Discount

10% Off Food and Beverage (excluding Happy Hour items) / Note that the restaurant is closed on Sundays as well as on Friday, December 8 for a private event.

Ozumo: Bring an unwrapped toy to benefit the SFFD Toy Drive for a specialty cocktail

Bring in an unwrapped toy to benefit the SFFD Toy Drive and receive a complimentary specialty cocktail.

Pagan Idol: Coco Glow

Chai rum, orange, coconut, creme de cacao

Palio: Bring an unwrapped toy to benefit the SFFD Toy Drive for a $15 gift card

During Let's Glow SF, bring in an unwrapped toy to benefit the SFFD Toy Drive and receive a $15 gift card good on either that visit or a future visit.

Perbacco: Saturn's Moon Glow

$16 Saturn's Moon Glow

Mezcologo Mezcal, Lemon, Orgeat, Passion Fruit, Velvet Falernum

Sam's Grill: SF Glow Manhattan and Discount

$10 SF Glow Manhattan and 10% Off Dinner

Schroeder's: "Effervescent" Cocktail

The "Effervescent" is a play on the champagne cocktail, but with those rich holiday season notes that brandy, black cherries, and oranges tend to invoke. The word “effervescent” has long been used to describe a fizzy drink made with cheap wine, fruits, and carbon dioxide. Our upgraded version both represents the upbeat SF vibe while paying homage to the simplistic beauty of artistic interpretation as well as the vivacious enthusiasm of the artistic mind!

STK Steakhouse: $3, $6, $9 Happy Hour

All items off of the A La Carte Menu for only $3, $6 & $9! 

Happy Hour:

Monday – Friday: 3pm – 6:30pm
Sunday – Thursday LATE NIGHT: 10pm – close
Saturday & Sunday: 3pm – 5:30pm

The Third Floor at The Jay Hotel: Time Served

Bourbon, Sloe Gin, Lemon Juice, Blackberry, Sage

The Treasury: Coquito

The Vault Garden: Winter Wonderland at The Vault Garden

$3.00 Off Specialty Cocktails / Give server or bartender the secret code phrase "Let's Glow"

The Vault Garden: Let's Get Jolly Cocktail

Vodka, Pomegranate-Rosemary Syrup, Lime, Winter Sorbet Snowball

Toy Soldier: Toy Soldier Coffee and Crushed Velvet

Toy Soldier Coffee: Coffee with equal parts Baileys, Kahlua and Frangelico / Crushed Velvet: Vodka, Cointreau, Sweet & Sour, Chambord

Wayfare Tavern: Wayfare Espresso Martini

Vodka, St George Nola Coffee Liqueur, Equator Espresso


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Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Amazon for making Let’s Glow SF 2023 the biggest yet!

Thank you to Panasonic Connect, our official projection technology partner, for lighting up our city with incredible 4K lumen projectors!

Produced & Funded in partnership with Downtown SF Partnership & A3 Visual

Thank you to our Downtown Champion Sponsor, SF Office of Economic & Workforce Development

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