With thousands of lights, an entire village for Santa Claus, and tons of garlands, it’s no surprise that the Sebastiani Theater’s bountiful decorations take nine full days to install.

It’s a sight to see, which is why the Sebatiani Theater welcomes visitors with a series of open days. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a casual screening where guests can get closer to the sparkling delay. But the main event is scheduled for Sunday, December 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the ‘Big Open Day’, guests can enjoy free hot chocolate, apple cider and goodies, accompanied by music from singer / songwriter Sean Carscadden.

“The Sebastiani Theater has once again turned into a magical winter paradise, which we would like to share with the community,” promises former director Roger Rhoten. “The theater is illuminated with lights and decorations, topped by a multi-level Santa Claus village, which is sure to immerse you in the holiday spirit, a must-see spectacle that will captivate everyone, regardless of age. ”

Bellach has been bringing Christmas beauty to the Sebastiani for over a decade, bringing together dozens of items to fill the space with seasonal fun. In addition to its main “elf” Armando Malina Pureco, it takes seven other people to decorate the hall of the historic theater under the eye of designer Bellach.

“Susan Bellach comes from a family of artistic talents. A gifted artist herself, she has a strange sense of design, ”said Rhoten. “In the Pacific Heights of San Francisco, her grandfather owned and operated several florist businesses and decorated many of the city’s prominent families and businesses, including the Spreckels, Zellerbachs, and Hellmans, as well as downtown Macy’s. ”

The Sebastiani Theater is located at 476 First St. E.