Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. Celebrating 160 years logo.Special Events

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is proud to celebrate 160 years of premium chocolate.

Manufactured in California since 1852, Ghirardelli Chocolate is America's longest continuously operating chocolate manufacturer. Join us in celebration at one of the following special events!

April 21 - July 31, 2014

minis San Francisco Getaway Sweepstakes: Win a trip for two to San Francisco!

Enter for your chance to win a trip for two to San Francisco. One Grand Prize winner and a guest will win airfare, luxury hotel accommodations, and tickets to the 19th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival. Winning getaway weekend will be September 12th-14th, 2014. For more information, and to enter for your chance to WIN, please visit:

Entry period April 21st-July 31st, 2014.

September 13 - September 14, 2014

San Francisco, CA

19th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

Indulge for a cause at the 19th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival held in Ghirardelli Square on September 13th & 14th, 2014! Come enjoy gourmet chocolate tastings, premium chef demonstrations, ice cream eating contests, and the Chocolate & Wine Pavilion. Profits from the event are donated to Project Open Hand, a San Francisco nonprofit that provides meals to those in need.

Tickets on sale NOW!


Monterey, CA

Monterey Bay Aquarium Member Events

Ghirardelli rewards Monterey Bay Aquarium members throughout the year by participating at a number of events such as the Halloween Dance Party, Holiday Event and Sale, and New Years' Eve Party and Sleepover. Don't miss the opportunity to treat yourself to premium Ghirardelli Chocolate and ice cream while learning about the delicate ecosystem within our oceans. Click here for more information.


San Francisco, CA

$5.00 OFF Sightseeing Bus Tours for Ghirardelli Chocolate Lovers!

Planning a trip to San Francisco? Join Tower Tours – San Francisco’s Sightseeing Specialist on an assortment of half day and full day sightseeing bus tours throughout San Francisco, and beyond! Chocolate and wine go so well together! — Combine your Ghirardelli Chocolate splurge and indulge on a full day trip to the Napa and Sonoma Wine Valley’s on our Wine Country Day Tour. Other sightseeing excursions include visiting the towering canopy of California coastal redwoods on our Muir Woods Tour, or join us on a scenic ride down California’s historic Coastal Highway 1 on the Monterey & Carmel Tour. (For more tour information, please visit:

Receive $5.00 per person on all sightseeing bus tours; Deal cannot be combined with other discount offers; Valid on bookings made directly with Tower Tours at:, (Mention Ghirardelli Chocolate in the NOTES/DISCOUNTS section) or by calling the Tower Tours reservations line at: 415.345.TOUR (8687); Hours of Operation: 7am – 10pm Daily

Planning a trip to a Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop or one of our Outlets? Look for special promotions and offers at one of our following partners:

Personality Hotels

Hotel guests will receive 10% off any chocolate purchase at all San Francisco Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop locations. Simply flash your room key to redeem in stores. Exclusive Offer: Click here for special Ghirardelli Chocolate packages available only at Personality Hotels.

Shedd Aquarium

Pick up an exclusive coupon during your next visit to Shedd Aquarium and visit our Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop in Chicago to receive $1 off any sundae or 10% off any chocolate purchase.