WHEN: Saturday December 17 5PM – 8PM
WHERE: Visitacion Valley Greenway,
Leland Ave & Peabody St. to Campbell Ave & Rutland St., San Francisco
The Visitacion Valley Holiday Light Festival seeks artists of all skill levels to light up the Greenway. Bring your stunning interactive light art, install your illuminated sculpture, or adopt an area to festoon with sparkling holiday lights.
Visitacion Valley, a San Francisco neighborhood home to working-class families from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, was historically neglected by government officials. The Visitacion Valley Holiday Light Festival is part of a larger effort to activate the community and promote local business on the Leland Avenue commercial corridor.
The Visitacion Valley Greenway is a series of six adjacent public parks allowing visitors to meander through the heart of Vis Valley amidst greenery and public art. VVHLF will illuminate the four southern parks in a free, family-friendly public event:
- Hans Schiller Plaza: Gateway to the Greenway from Leland Avenue, next to popular café Mission Blue and other local businesses. Lawns for picnics and a performance stage with seating.
- Community Garden: greenhouses and gardening plots for local residents and youth programs, alongside a lushly canopied walking path
- Herb Garden: Patio areas, terraced herb garden, beautiful lookout with views of San Bruno Mountain
- Children’s Play Garden: Popular local playground, lawn area for dog walks and picnics, forested area
This is a lightning-fast one-day event: setup starts Saturday morning and breakdown is Saturday night after the show. Special accommodations may be made for large projects.