Best Hotels Near WinterFest San Francisco

Treat yourself to a getaway at The Jay, Autograph Collectionthis December, and take in one of the City by the Bay’s great celebrations marking the holiday season: WinterFest!

Our boutique hotel, nestled within downtown’s Embarcadero adjacent to the Jacskon Square neighborhood, provides the perfect springboard for taking in this holiday tradition, which goes down at California’s Great America in Santa Clara and is a particularly appealing choice for Jay guests of ours with young children.

WinterFest at California’s Great America

Already well underway, WinterFest continues on select dates through to the very tail end of the year, the final day of all the fun being New Year’s Eve.

And that fun certainly encompasses a lot. WinterFest presents a full lineup of live holiday entertainment, for one thing, including concerts by The MistleTones, the Kris Kringles, and Cool Yule Christmas as well as the It’s Christmas, Snoopy! ice show and A Peanuts Guide to Christmas.

WinterFest dazzles the eye and the spirit, too, with its charming holiday-scape. The specially decked-out environs include Candy Cane Lane and Snow Flake Lake, which hosts ice skating against the remarkable backdrop of the double-decker Carousel Columbia. (That’s the tallest carousel on the globe, mind you, and one of the iconic centerpieces of California’s Great America.)

There are also plenty of seasonally appropriate activities to be enjoyed at WinterFest: Kids can write letters to Santa Claus (and nab photos with the big red-suited guy himself) and roll up their sleeves for a some good old-fashioned cookie-decorating with Mrs. Claus.

From holiday eats and drinks (including hot chocolate and hot cider) to shopping in Artisan Alley, there’s much else to enjoy at WinterFest—and that’s not even speaking of the California’s Great America rides, from Berserker, RailBlazer, and Gold Strike to the Pumpkin Patch and Lucy’s Crabbie Cabbies, that are spinning, plunging, and twirling away during the festivities.

Book Your Boutique Accommodations at The Jay Hotel in San Francisco’s Financial District for WinterFest 2023

Take in the many joys of WinterFest at California’s Great America in San Jose, and meanwhile enjoy the holiday-season ambience and luxury hospitality here at The Jay, Autograph Collection, downtown’s Embarcadero adjacent to the Jacskon Square neighborhood at Battery and Clay.

When you’re not enjoying the WinterFest merriment, you’ll be luxuriating in your spacious Jay guest room or suite, relishing on-site dining of the finest kind at our Third Floor and Third Floor Terrace establishments, and taking advantage of amazing proximity to such top San Francisco attractions as Chinatown, Union Square, the Ferry Building, and Fisherman’s Wharf.

We hope you’ll join us this December at The Jay, and work WinterFest into your holiday-season itinerary!