Tuesday, December 6, 2022

at Oracle Park

Holiday Heroes is full of surprises – prepare to be delighted!

Celebrate this season of giving with an event that brings the joy of the holidays to you, your family, and to hundreds of other Bay Area children and their families who need a little help to make this season magical.

Holiday Heroes is an inclusive environment where children and families from every background enjoy once-in-a-lifetime moments together. Our event seeks to inspire, motivate and delight.

1/3 of our event attendees are sponsored families. For some, this will be their only celebration this holiday season, and the gifts they receive at our event will be the only ones they enjoy.


ON THE FIELD | 4:30–6:00pm
S’mores · Dugout · Cocktails & Treats · Photo Ops · 49ers Prep · Earthquakes FUN!


PROMENADE LEVEL | 5:30–8:30pm
Celebrity Guests · Teen Dance Party · Holiday Crafts · Cookie Decorating · Snowglobes · Arcade Games

Inspiration Award Co-Recipients

Patrick Willis—San Francisco 49ers Legend
Jen Welter, PhD—First Female NFL Coach

Community Philanthropy Award Recipient

Shawn Estes—San Francisco Giants Alumnus and NBC Bay Area Broadcaster

Event Host

Amy Gutierrez

Scheduled appearances subject to change.

Holiday Heroes will be celebrated in three very special ways this year.

First, in order to prioritize the safety of our guests at our in-person event, we require all attendees ages 12+  to be vaccinated. Guests 5-11 can attend if they are vaccinated with at least one shot or provide a negative test, and guests under 5 can attend with proof of a negative test. For negative tests, we will accept PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event or antigen [rapid] test taken within 24 hours of the event.  View details here.

Holiday Heroes will be outdoors (weather permitting) at Oracle Park for a magical evening of in-person activities to raise spirits as we raise funds.

Holiday Heroes will be a masked event, regardless of vaccination status, with proof of vaccination required.

Next, for those who choose not to attend in person, we will be sending you Holiday Heroes Wonder Boxes filled with sleigh-full of goodies and treats. you can enjoy At Home with … Holiday Heroes presented by Kaiser Permanente.

Finally, our 2021 goal is to bring joy and to raise spirits for 300 underserved children either through delivery of Be-A-Hero boxes or attendance at Holiday Heroes.

When: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Where: Outside at Oracle Park for holiday cheer and merriment (health regulations permitting)*

Attire: Festive holiday attire

Who: Guests who are vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID test within 24 hours. View Holiday Heroes COVID-19 Protocol here.

Why: To make spirits bright while raising funds for at-risk children and their families. In addition to 1/3 of our event guests being sponsored families, with funds raised at Holiday Heroes, we will continue to create permanent play structures in the Bay Area as well as provide grants to local Bay Area organizations.

Ages 12 and over must be vaccinated*

Those attending from home can order a Wonder Box full of holiday fun!

Send a Be-A-Hero Box to an at-risk child

Did your Wonder Box arrive?

Please try to contain your excitement, and wait until our virtual event on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5pm* to open your box. We will be sending an email to you with a link to the event!

If you would like to share that feeling of joy, consider donating a Be-A-Hero Box which will deliver festive crafts and goodies to an underserved child PLUS the box includes essential items that will make the holiday season brighter for their entire family.

Highlights from our 2019 event.

Elizabeth Johnson and Ed Conlon

Ashley and Morgan Berman
Michelle Gilman Jasen and Rich Jasen
Emilie and Andrew Lynch

Holiday Heroes in-person festivities will include:

  • A sneak peek at Oracle Park’s hidden mysteries
  • Guaranteed visions of sugarplums with celebrity athletes
  • Team Mascots
  • Snowglobes and cookie decorating
  • Bear Stuffing and photo trading cards
  • VIP (Very Inspirational Person) experiences
  • *Many more seasonal surprises!
Cast from Aladdin

Get sponsorship level information with fun benefits


So how do you get in on the festive fun of Holiday Heroes?

You can experience the magic of Holiday Heroes in person at Oracle Park (vaccinated individuals or provide proof of a negative COVID test). Proof of vaccination or a negative antigen test is required.

You can also have the chance to sponsor an underserved child’s attendance at Holiday Heroes so they can share in the magic this holiday season.

Our 2022 goal is to bring joy and to raise spirits for 500 underserved children through their attendance at Holiday Heroes.


2020 Inspiration Award

Pablo Sandoval

Forever San Francisco Giants
Holiday Heroes 2018

2020 Community Philanthropy Award Recipient

Stephen Revetria

Giants Enterprises

Celebrity Heroes

Jennifer Azzi

Olympic Gold Medalist


Dennis Brown

SF 49ers Alumnus


Joe Cannon

San Jose Earthquakes Alumnus


Amy Gutierrez

NBC Sports Bay Area


Eric Heitmann

SF 49ers Alumnus


Kelechi Osemele

Oakland Raiders


Alexis Pence

YouTube personality

Hunter Pence

MLB Outfielder


Kristen Sze

ABC7-tv, San Francisco


Khari Stephenson

San Jose Earthquakes Alumnus


Solomon Thomas

San Francisco 49ers


Ricky Watters

San Francisco 49ers Alumnus


Ian Williams

San Francisco 49ers Alumnus, NBC Sports Bay Area


Chris Wondolowski

San Jose Earthquakes

Our Impact

1,500+ attendees enjoyed our live event at the ballpark—including prominent community members, families, business leaders and athletes. In addition, more than 500 underserved children and their families are able to enjoy this delightful holiday experience annually.

50,000+ Underserved children supported through our beneficiaries

50,000+ Underserved children attending Holiday Heroes

$5.1 million Donated to our beneficiaries, and into the community

600 Athletes & celebrities donating their time over the years


A Partial List of 2021 Beneficiaries

Edgewood Center for Families & Children
Family House
Junior Giants
Play Marin
Project Glimmer
Raphael House
There With Care

We believe all kids deserve a chance to just be kids. We encourage youth to laugh hard, grow tall, and dream big through access to sports, after school programs, health care services, and exceptional experiences.

Our goal is to send 300 BE·A·HERO BOXES to underserved children—and to raise spirits, while we raise funds!

Holiday Heroes is a long standing smile-filled and magical experience for children and adults.

This year, we’re bringing holiday joy in-person and at home to raise critically-needed funds for children and their families who are in crisis.

Musical Performances

Wonder Bread Five


Ricky Watters, Jr

Special holiday visitors

Clo the Cow, Clover Stornetta


Holiday Bear


Juggling Elf


Golden State Warriors Dance Team Members


Lou Seal, San Francisco Giants


Q, San Jose Earthquakes


San Francisco 49ers GoldRush Cheerleaders


Stomper, Oakland Athletics

Inspiration Award


Alexis & Hunter Pence

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Presented by Level Construction Supply with Tiffany & Co.

Inspiration Award


Alexis & Hunter Pence

Information on why we picked them and how excited we are. They are so amazing. Information on why we picked them and how excited we are. They are so amazing. Information on why we picked them and how excited we are. They are so amazing.

Presented by Level Construction Supply with Tiffany & Co.

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