For an alternative holiday celebration, book tickets for the elegant, eminently historic Haas-Lilienthal house in Pacific Heights where they are hosting a traditional Victorian tea on December 13-15 from 2-5 pm. While your tea is poured from silver pots, indulge yourself in tea sandwiches, warm scones and petits fours. Sign up for a docent-led tour of this magnificent home. Tickets are going fast. Period costumes encouraged.$60.