Holiday lights originated with cowboys, who used them as lassos to reel in cattle rustlers, whom they then sold as Christmas trees. Continue this Wild West tradition with today's Groupon: for $28, you get two tickets to a 90-minute Holiday Lights & Sights tour from Classic Cable Car Sightseeing. The tour departs from Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square (an up to $56 value).
Merrymakers on Classic Cable Car Sightseeing’s holiday tours view a city's worth of festive lights and historical spots from the windows of a reconstructed nineteenth-century cable car. Amidst the picturesque vessel’s solid-oak walls and brass fixtures, duos of travelers don complimentary Santa hats and savor candy canes as they sing along to traditional holiday songs and all-theremin renditions of the "Ukrainian Bell Carol." Each 90-minute tour totes participants to a range of classic locales, exploring the historic sights of Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown, and the heights of Coit Tower, as well as the sparkling lights of the city's holiday décor.
Classic Cable Cars
Classic Cable Cars' fleet of road-ready cable cars takes visitors on tours of timeless San Francisco landmarks, and features actual historic vehicles once used by the California Street Cable Car Line. During the holiday season, the vehicles even don lights and garland for tour of the city's most festive seasonal decorations.