This is a special presentation of the neon lights of San Francisco’s Chinatown. SF Chinatown Neon Tour Part 1 will feature an introduction provided by the Chinese Historical Society of America with a focus on traditions for Chinese New Year in San Francisco. This intro will be followed by SF Neon’s popular Chinatown neon tour. There is a wealth of vintage neon signs and history in the streets and alleys of Chinatown. This tour features legacy neighborhood businesses with neon signs that have become neighborhood landmarks. Learn how you can support your local Chinatown.
This ninety-minute virtual tour features vintage neon signs and a rich collection of photographs, video clips, maps, and historic research compiled by hosts Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan, authors of Saving Neon and San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons.
Reserve your spot today! Choose between a free ticket or provide a donation to support the mission of the Chinese Historical Society of America. There is a suggested donation of $10.
We will be hosting Chinese New Year programs throughout February-get your ticket today!
This is the first tour of a two-part series. The second SF Neon Chinatown Tour will be on Wednesday, February 17th.
Photos by sfneon.org postcard collection and OpenSFHistory.org