my daughter is coming to San Francisco the weekend before Christmas with only a 2 day layover. She will be staying at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City, and my family will be visiting her there. Since it won't be a long stay and she will be flying in from Dubai we would like to do something that isn't too exhausting but very Christmas oriented. It would be nice to experience some beautiful Christmas decorations or events in San Francisco or even close to the hotel. Anything within not too distant proximity would be great. As long as it's christmasy, because my daughter hasn't been back in California for the holidays in the past 2 years. We don't mind driving maybe 30 minutes from the hotel, but we prefer to leave all the traffic jams behind.
If you have any suggestions for a nice restaurant that's decked out for the season and serves a good meal I would be happy to hear about that, too.
Thank you so much!