Memorable Holiday Traditions at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco


San Francisco, California – Since 1875, the Palace Hotel has been home to unforgettable holiday celebrations. With memorable events that transcend generations, some favorites include afternoon tea, Sunday brunch or simply enjoying the chic holiday décor.

This year, the palace brought back the grand holiday tree to The Garden Court. Soaring 30 feet in the air and standing beneath a gilded glass ceiling and sparkling Austrian crystal chandeliers, the tree symbolizes years of tradition shared at the iconic hotel.

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In the true spirit of the holidays, the Mansion is giving back to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital with a special holiday package and fundraising program for Breakfast at The Garden Court.

Giving season

Christmas tree at the Palace Hotel

Have a festive holiday and give back to a very important cause. The Palace Season of Giving package includes a one-night stay. $50 food and beverage credit for Pied Piper; And free wifi in the room. With every package reserved for Season of Giving, $10 will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network local beneficiary UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitalgiving gifts to both the palace guests and the beautiful children of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

The package is available through December 30, 2022 and subject to availability. Blackout dates apply. For reservations, please visit Or call 415-512-1111 and ask for rate code HO9.

Fundraising program for breakfast

Garden Court has been a favorite meeting place for breakfast for locals and visitors from all over the world. When guests choose the popular breakfast buffet option, one dollar is donated to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The program runs throughout the year and provides ongoing support for this very important cause.

Timeless traditions

Special holiday tea
Celebrate the beloved tradition of the Palace Hotel with signature tea at The Garden Court. High tea is served December 2, 3, 10, 16, 17, 30, and 31, 2022 from 2-4 p.m., and is $100 per person and $70 for children (5-12). Reservations are required.

Santa Claus Tea
Santa’s visit while having afternoon tea at The Garden Court makes the holidays unforgettable for all ages. Santa Claus Tea, served December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, and 23, 2022 from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022, from noon to 4 p.m., at $130 per person for adults and $75 for kids (5-12). Reservations are required.

Santa swim
Have a great time in the beautiful indoor pool with festive music, floats and holiday treats. Exclusively for Palace guests, it is hosted every Saturday afternoon in December from 1-4pm

letters to santa
Guests of all ages can send letters to Santa that are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas. The Private Mansion Mailbox, located in the hotel lobby, is delivering direct to the North Pole through December 25, 2022. So make your list, double check it, and drop it in the Mansion Mailbox! Postage is not required.

Holiday City Brunch
No vacation would be complete without City Brunch at The Garden Court. Brunch is served every Sunday, December 4, 2022 through January 1, 2023 from 7-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch costs $120 per person for adults and $60 for children (5- 12). Reservations are required.

Piper cocktail and dinner
Enjoy holiday cheer at the historic Pied Piper. The warm welcoming atmosphere is the perfect place to gather with family, meet friends or treat yourself to a snack when taking a break from holiday shopping. The Pied Piper is open nightly for dinner from 4-10pm and for cocktails from 4-11:30pm.

Christmas and New Year

Christmas Eve dinner in the tubes
Pied Piper provides the perfect holiday backdrop for enjoying a festive dinner on Christmas Eve. The three-course fixed holiday menu is available Saturday, December 24, 2022 from 4-10 p.m. Dinner costs $80 per adult and $45 for children (5-12). Reservations are required.

Christmas Day Brunch in the Garden Square
Christmas Day Brunch at the Palace is a wonderful gift for all to enjoy. The brunch, which features live music and an elaborate selection of traditional savory and sweet food prepared by the esteemed culinary team of the Palace, is served on Sunday 25 December 2022 at 10am. 12:30pm or 3pm brunch is $170 per adult and $85 for children (5-12). Reservations are required.

New Years Eve dinner at the mains
Count down to 2023 with a festive New Year’s Eve dinner at the legendary Pied Piper. Guests will enjoy live music and party favors to accompany the chef’s festive three-course menu. It is offered on Saturday, December 31, 2022 from 4 to 9:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve dinner is $120 per person for adults and $55 for children (5-12). Reservations are required.

For restaurant reservations, please call 415-546-5089 or visit For overnight stays, please call 415-512-1111. Online reservations are available at


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