The concierge at the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco
says there is "a kind of magic that makes the holidays in San Francisco very special.
Part of that spell comes from the many cultural programs that are offered during this time." There's the SF Ballet's Nutcracker (set in 1915 San Francisco), the Symphony's holiday concerts, and Beach Blanket Babylon's holiday show with social and political satire. "For those who are missing snow and cold, the city has two skating rinks to enjoy. There is a new one in Union Square in the heart of many wonderful stores and boutiques - be sure to stroll past all of their creative window displays. The other rink is in Justin Hermann Plaza located near the Ferry Building where you can skate under the stars near the waterfront." While you're enjoying a stay in the City by the Bay, don't miss the happening culinary scene. Order Cracked Dungeness Crab which is in season. Book the "Luxury and Style with Barneys" Package at the Mandarin Oriental
and you'll enjoy a shopping spree in addition to all the city's seasonal entertainment. Priced at $460, the package includes deluxe overnight accommodations, a $100 gift card for use at Barneys San Francisco, an appointment with a Barneys personal shopper, and complimentary champagne in MO Bar upon your return to the hotel. Valid until December 30, 2009.