Lights Out Pier 70
Celebrations
Lights Out Pier 70
It's one last renegade farewell to the historic Pier 70 before the condos come to replace it.
San Francisco Holiday Lights Boat Parade
Holidays
San Francisco Holiday Lights Boat Parade
A holiday tradition since 1994, a Friday night lighted boat parade on SF's northern waterfront
SF's New Filipino Night Market's Holiday Pop-Up
City Discoveries
SF's New Filipino Night Market's Holiday Pop-Up
An epic December holiday pop-up celebration inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia

Saturday, December 16

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Please note that the tickets for 12/16 are already sold out.

4th Annual Napa Christmas Bird Count for Kids | Napa
Saturday, December 16 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Napa County Library
4th Annual Napa Christmas Bird Count for Kids | Napa

Connolly Ranch, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, and Napa County Library have teamed up to host the 4th annual Napa County Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) age 7-18.
Every year for over a century, tens of thousands of citizen scientists take part in the National Audubon Society’s …

Glide’s 2017 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 18+ only.
| Glide
Glide's 2017 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF

Glide’s annual Toy Sort and Giveaway is here, so hurry up and sign up for a Toy Sort shift throughout the week culminating in the Saturday Giveaway Day. Volunteers will distribute toys to kids of the Tenderloin and surrounding neighborhoods. Financial contributions, gift cards and unwrapped new toys ...

Timbuk2’s 4th Annual Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Timbuk2 Shotwell Factory Store
Timbuk2's 4th Annual Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off  | SF

On Saturday, December 16th, the Timbuk2 Shotwell Warehouse will be hosting a one-day-only sample sale from 9 am to 6 pm. Prepare to love thy neighbor, as every year the good tidings (and by tidings, they mean discounts) bring everyone out to brave the cold en …

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 16-17, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle, home, arts and crafts, art ...

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day | Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free parking at meters and parking kiosks to encourage holiday shoppers ...

Holiday House by Brit + Co: One Stop Holiday Shopping Destination | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Holiday House by Brit + Co
Holiday House by Brit + Co: One Stop Holiday Shopping Destination | SF

Get merry with Brit + Co at the Holiday House, a one-stop holiday destination in San Francisco. Come hang with them at 2124 Union Street at their open house; there’s free entry, no tickets are required. Expect Instagrammable holiday-themed art installations, festive DIY projects, maker-customized gifts, and ...

Winter Crafts Fair | Berkeley
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market
Winter Crafts Fair | Berkeley

Care about responsibly sourced goods and supporting your local economy? Shop local this year at the Ecology Center’s 26th Annual Winter Craft Fair and find sustainably made hand-crafted, and beautiful gifts from over 30 Bay Area artisans. Winter Crafts Fair | Berkeley Saturdays, December 16 ...

Native Co. Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 16 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Native Co. Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
This demo will highlight a farmer-chef relationship forged and sustained at the farmers market, featuring Star Route Farms.
All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in …

$7.50 Tix: “Sing You a Merry Christmas” Sing Along | Grace Cathedral
Saturday, December 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: $7.50*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for 50% off tickets
| Grace Cathedral
$7.50 Tix:

Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Festive for families in one of SF’s most gorgeous spaces.
Sing You A Merry Christmas
A …

Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | DNA Lounge
Saturday, December 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | DNA Lounge
Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | DNA Lounge

Need unique gifts? This is the place to look. With over 25 independent artists, this event focuses on gifts and things you can give others with some fun stuff for yourself as well.
They will be having raffles every hour (on the half hour) throughout the whole …

Free Holiday Fun: Slacklining & Bocce Ball Games | Embarcadero
Saturday, December 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
* All free activities are available at first-come-first-serve basis.
| Justin Herman Plaza
Free Holiday Fun: Slacklining & Bocce Ball Games | Embarcadero

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the launch of a series of free holiday sports at Embarcadero Plaza. The Plaza already features the Holiday Ice Rink, located at heart of the Embarcadero Plaza. Now the Department is adding free, fun, drop-in, sports ...

Escape From Alcatraz: Secrets of the Outer Sunset | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Playland at 43rd Avenue
Escape From Alcatraz: Secrets of the Outer Sunset | SF

Join Playland at 43rd Avenue Artist-in-Residence Tom Ryan for a special program honoring the 80th anniversary of the 1937 Cole and Roe Escape from Alcatraz. Did they make it? Find out the fate of Ralph Roe and Ted Cole, Alcatraz inmates whose escape has never …

Cabin Pop-Up at Equator Fort Mason: Free Coffee & Trip Giveaway | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Equator Coffees & Teas
Cabin Pop-Up at Equator Fort Mason: Free Coffee & Trip Giveaway | SF

Tour. Sip. Win. Cabin is a cozy new “moving hotel” that allows you to travel while you sleep. You can now fall asleep in San Francisco and wake up in Los Angeles (and vice versa) starting at $85 each way.
They’re teaming up with Equator Coffees & Teas …

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Daniela Gerson | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Daniela Gerson | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
 This demo will highlight a farmer-chef relationship forged and sustained at the farmers market, featuring Balakian Farms.  At Balakian Farms, employees are considered the most important asset in their …

SF’s Filipino Night Market Holiday Pop-Up | December 2017
SF's Filipino Night Market Holiday Pop-Up | December 2017

Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered SF is a free monthly Music+Art+Food Festival and curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the SOMA Pilipinas district, located in the heart of San Francisco’s innovative South Of …

March for Sanctuary Cities | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square
March for Sanctuary Cities | SF

The far-right is having a “March Against Sanctuary Cities” in San Francisco on the afternoon of December 16th. This is to organize a counter-protest with a march.
Together We Stand with Justice for Josiah, Resistance SF, Michael Chapman Foundation, Women’s March San Francisco and Harvery Milk LGBT …

Holiday Cheer Hike: Golden Gate Park & Beer | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free hike, but bring cash for beer at the end
| Haight & Stanyan
Holiday Cheer Hike: Golden Gate Park & Beer | SF

Throw a little exercise into your holiday cheer and join a festive group hike through Golden Gate to Ocean Beach, followed by a celebratory beer at Beach Chalet Brewery.
Holiday Cheer with a Park and Beer
Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 1-4 pm
Meet at Golden Gate Park Entrance at Haight/Stanyan
FREE but …

SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop | 2017
Saturday, December 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Makers WorkSpace
SF Etsy's Winter Pop Up Shop | 2017

Get ready for three whole weekends of crafty shopping awesomeness.  Come get all your holiday shopping done at this winter pop-up shop featuring goods from the SF Etsy Team and tenants of Makers Workspace. They’ll have jewelry, home goods, art prints, teeshirts, candles, bath and ...

Sweater Mittens: Free Craft Workshop | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Call (415)355-2848 to sign up.
| Visitacion Valley Branch Library
Sweater Mittens: Free Craft Workshop | SF

Do you have an old wool sweater or a sweater that has shrunk in the washer? Come join them and learn how to recycle an old sweater into a pair of warm mittens. You are welcome to bring your own preshrunk, clean sweater. Materials will …

Fitbit Local Monthly Workout: Holiday Yoga Flow | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Equinox Sports Club
Fitbit Local Monthly Workout: Holiday Yoga Flow | SF

Get your holiday flow and glow on with Fitbit Local San Francisco. Meet Fitbit ambassadors Buddy Machua and Caroline Jordan for a fun, all levels, seasonal yoga flow workout.
Get sweaty, get stretchy, and move your body to the tunes of DJ Phillip. A great way …

2017 Latkepalooza: Hanukkah Market, Sing-A-Long & Candle-Lighting | Foster City
Saturday, December 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peninsula Jewish Community Center
2017 Latkepalooza: Hanukkah Market, Sing-A-Long & Candle-Lighting | Foster City

Get creative at Latkepalooza, a DIY fair that celebrates Hanukkah with live music, crafts and games will be available for children and families.
Other activities include a Hanukkah gift shop and wine tasting. Cap off the afternoon with a community sing-a-long and get ready to start off the festival of Hanukkah …

Meow That’s What I Call Art Vol 2 & Holiday Art Fair | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sketchpad Gallery
Meow That's What I Call Art Vol 2 & Holiday Art Fair | SF

Merry Catmas. Due to popular demand, and just in time for the holiday season, they are back for Vol. 2 of Meow That’s What I Call Art. This Cat Art show will feature tons of great cat art and products, as well as a holiday …

Anti-Slavery March: Justice for Libya | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Anti-Slavery March: Justice for Libya | SF

40 million people are enslaved worldwide—cultivating billions of dollars for the human traffickers engaging in this abhorrent practice. However, we must remember that the monsters behind this fatal practice live within our own borders.
As recent imagery showed proof of a massive slave trade within the …

Doughbies Holiday Pop Up: Free Cookies & Coffee | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Doughbies Pop-Up
Doughbies Holiday Pop Up: Free Cookies & Coffee | SF

Santa is coming early this year, and he’s bringing free cookies and coffee. Come one, come all – friends, family, co-workers and Bumble dates. Join Doughbies for their first-ever Holiday pop up. Come enjoy the cookies you know and love and snuggle up with a ...

2017 “Krampus Krawl”: Scary Xmas Pub Crawl | SF
2017 “Krampus Krawl”: Scary Xmas Pub Crawl | SF

It’s time once again to bring the Xmas weird back to Union Square with the fourth annual Krampusnacht celebration.
Join in to channel your own personal versions of the traditional Christmas demon Krampus, a pal of St. Nick and scourge of naughty children everywhere.
This is more wandering guerilla …

SF’s Menorah Parade & Chanukah Lighting | Union Square
Saturday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SF's Menorah Parade & Chanukah Lighting | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Massive “Glow Sword” Light Saber Battle 2017 | SF
Massive

Join in for a massive glowing sword battle in San Francisco. Pick a side, good or evil, and use a glowing sword to fight in the ultimate nocturnal showdown on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
Lightsaber Battle SF
Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 8 pm-11 pm
SPARK Social SF, …

50% Off: A Very Merry Misfit Cabaret | Great Star Theater
Saturday, December 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $12.50*
*50% off with code FUNMERRYMC. Otherwise, it's $25
| Great Star Theater
50% Off: A Very Merry Misfit Cabaret | Great Star Theater

Celebrate the holidays with friends and loved ones at Kat Robichaud takes on every Christmas Special from your childhood. With a rotating cast of stunning performers including burlesque by the reigning queen Ms. Viva Las Vegas Frankie Fictitious, drag by the incomparable Carnie Asada, a ...