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Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: Saturday | 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Bay Area |

Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World’s Largest Toy Train | 2016

Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train is the world’s largest toy train. It will make its annual whistle-stop tour of San Francisco, Peninsula and the South Bay on Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, 2016.

The Caltrain Holiday Train will visit nine Caltrain stations between San Francisco and Santa Clara over two nights in December, providing holiday entertainment and collecting donations of toys for local children who otherwise might not receive a gift during the holidays. The Caltrain Holiday Train has generated more than 50,000 toys for local children in its 13-year history.

2016 Caltrain Holiday Train Tour
Saturday-Sunday, December 3-4, 2016

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, KFOG, Kids & Families, Live Music, Peninsula, San Francisco, South Bay, Theater & Performance, Tree Lightings & Holiday Festivities

Saturday, December 3, 2016

2:00 am   Twirl Holiday Artisan Fair: Nibbles & Santa | Alameda  FREE*
*Donations are strongly encouraged.
7:30 am   Breakfast With Santa | Menlo Park  $7*
*Registration is required.
9:00 am   2016 Holiday Cable Car Races & The Santa Triathlon | SF  FREE*
*Free to watch, or $25 donation to participate in plunge or walk; $150 for team to participate in cable car pull
9:00 am   First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
9:00 am   Garden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
9:00 am   Make Your Own Snow Globe: Kids Edition | North Beach  FREE*
*Children 3 - 12 years old
10:00 am   2016 San Francisco Center for Book Holiday Fair | Potrero Hill  FREE
All Day   2016 Tiburon Holiday Festival: Tree Lighting, Santa & Wagon Rides | Marin  FREE
All Day   Bazaar Stock 2016 Music Fest: 12 Hours & 36 Artists | SF  FREE
All Day   Free Parking Day | Oakland  FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
All Day   2016 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason  FREE
All Day   2016 Winter Spectacular: Snow Day, Light Show, Ice Sculptures & Parade | Redwood City  FREE
All Day   Bank of America Free Museum Weekend  FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 am   Super Holiday Boutique: Free Photos with Santa & Olaf | Pleasant Hill  FREE
10:00 am   “Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area  FREE
10:00 am   Holiday Arts Fair: Crafted Ornaments & Colorful Crafts | Muir Beach  FREE
10:00 am   Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park  FREE
All Day   Final Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours | Presidio  FREE*
*Reservations are required by phone to (415) 556-1693, online or in person during the lottery window only.
10:00 am   Cottage Industry’s Holiday Arts & Craft Fair | Oakland  FREE
10:00 am   Holiday Traditions: Children’s Craft, Photos with Santa & Holiday Tunes | Redwood City  FREE
10:00 am   Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar: Embroidery, Henna & Calligraphy | Berkeley  FREE
10:00 am   2016 Dogpatch Holiday Block Party: Deals & Free Treats | SF  FREE
10:00 am   2016 Russian Christmas Festival: Traditional Food & Live Russian Music | Menlo Park  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
10:00 am   December to Remember: Frozen, Santa Pictures & Puppet Show | Santa Clara  FREE
10:00 am   Fashion In Flight: Free Gallery Tour & Lecture | SF  FREE
10:00 am   29th Annual Holiday Craft Fair | Sunnyvale  FREE
10:00 am   Chinatown’s Maritime Stories: Walks & Tales | SF  FREE
10:30 am   Healthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
10:30 am   Basic Investing Workshop | SF Main Library  FREE
All Day   2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley  FREE
All Day   11th Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk: Saturday | Oakland  FREE
All Day   2016 Winter Open Studios: Saturday | Sausalito  FREE
All Day   2016 Home for the Holidays: Children’s Festival | East Bay  FREE
11:00 am   2016 Annual Christmas Parade | Los Gatos  FREE
All Day   2016 Free Family Holiday Portrait Day | Bayview  FREE
All Day   2016 Vagabond Indie Bazaar w/ 75+ Local Artists: Saturday | SF  FREE
11:00 am   2016 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale & Giveaways | SF  FREE
All Day   Holiday Hay Rides & Live Music | Noe Valley  FREE
All Day   Fort Mason Printmakers 2016 Holiday Exhibition & Print Sale | SF  FREE
11:00 am   Holiday Family Fun: Kid-Friendly Holiday Craft-Making | The Presidio  FREE
11:00 am   Hoover Middle Schoolyard Kick-Off Celebration | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:00 am   French Winter Fair: Fun For The Whole Family | Sausalito  FREE
11:00 am   Board Game Flea Market | Berkeley  FREE
11:00 am   Holiday Design Pop Up Opening | SF  FREE
11:00 am   Headlands Winter Yoga Hike | Marin  FREE*
*RSVP recommended. Event is free, but optional lunch costs $10 for adults or $5 for youth
11:30 am   Bay Area Scavenger Hunt | Oakland  FREE
All Day   11th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep | SF  FREE*
*Free to watch, participating requires buying $15-30 worth of groceries to be donated to charity.
All Day   2016 Mission Holiday Block Party & Cookie Crawl | SF  FREE*
*FREE, but there is a $10 suggested donation for cookie bag
12:00 pm   Magic Makers: Queer Art & Craft Fair | Oakland  FREE
12:00 pm   29th Annual Christmas Creche Exhibit | Palo Alto  FREE
12:00 pm   Annual Holiday Art Show & Celebration | Larkspur  FREE
12:00 pm   Holiday Romance Fun: Authors & Flash Readings | San Jose  FREE
12:00 pm   Autodesk Pier 9 Residency Showcase | SF  FREE
12:00 pm   26th Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party | SF  FREE*
*Bring money for any purchases.
12:30 pm   “Healthy Food, Healthy You” Healthy Eating Series | SSF Library  FREE
12:30 pm   Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands  FREE
1:00 pm   Glasses Showcase: Unique Style of Vessels & Open Bar | SF  FREE
1:00 pm   Holiday Gift Shop: Art Merch From Local Artists | SF  FREE
1:00 pm   Winter Cookbook Extravaganza: Bites & Holiday Punch | Larkspur  FREE
1:00 pm   Children Craft Workshop & Free Photos with Santa Claus | Japantown  FREE
1:00 pm   Light Up the Laurel & Santa Stroll | Oakland  FREE
1:00 pm   6th Annual SF Youth Arts Summit: Art Exhibit, Workshops & Live Performances | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
1:30 pm   Teen DIY Gift Making: Last Minute Gift Ideas | Hayward  FREE*
*For teens in grades 7-12. Registration required.
2:00 pm   “Growing Up Nisei – A Penguin Show” & Holiday Party | SF  FREE
2:00 pm   Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Walk Your Way to Fitness | The Presidio  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
2:00 pm   Aurora Mandolin Orchestra | SF Main Library  FREE
2:00 pm   The Mission & Bernal’s Free Art Scavenger Hunt | SF  FREE
3:00 pm   2016 Union Street Fantasy of Lights | SF  FREE
3:00 pm   The Incomplete, True, Authentic, & Wonderful History of Mayday | Berkeley  FREE
3:00 pm   “Taste & Technique” Book Launch | Omnivore Books  FREE
3:00 pm   Monster Project Exhibition: Bringing Kids’ Imagination to Reality | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
3:30 pm   2016 Hometown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting | Pleasanton  FREE
4:00 pm   2016 Lighting of the Snowmen: Live Music, Kiddy Craft & Wine Tasting | Sonoma  FREE*
*Due to overcrowding, Parking is $10.
4:00 pm   Caltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: Saturday | 2016  FREE
4:00 pm   Fitbit Local Workout: Festively Fit Holiday Bootcamp | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
4:30 pm   2016 Tree Lighting & The Mistletones’ Rockin’ Holiday Show | Alameda  FREE
5:00 pm   2016 Lower Haight Holiday Block Party & Art Walk | SF  FREE
5:00 pm   “Here” 2016 BAC Artists Annual Exhibition (Part I) | Berkeley  FREE
5:30 pm   City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio  FREE
6:00 pm   2016 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.  FREE
6:00 pm   2016 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Brass Concert | Civic Center  FREE
6:00 pm   MAPP: December Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.  FREE
6:00 pm   Festival of Trees: Celebrating Christmas, Community & Charity | Petaluma  FREE
7:00 pm   2016 Lighted Tractor Parade | Calistoga  FREE
7:00 pm   “Displacement: Art For A Just Cause” Group Art Exhibit | Alameda  FREE*
*Food will be provided for sliding scale donation. Mention Funcheap to one of the owners of Studio 23 for a free "Lord Zondar" button!.
7:00 pm   Stargazing Party | The Presidio  FREE
7:30 pm   IOCSF Presents: Full Heart, Choral Music of Love & Passion | Berkeley  FREE*
*Donations not required but gladly accepted.
8:00 pm   “Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland  $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
8:00 pm   Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF  FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pm   Parlor Tricks Industrial Ragtime Band Record Release Party | SF  FREE
8:00 pm   Marina Bar Gay Takeover by Gay Mafia | SF  FREE
8:00 pm   Nightlife on Mars: Stand-Up Comedy | SF  FREE*
*Free tickets with promo code 'cheapbastard'. Otherwise it's $5.
8:30 pm   Win Tix: Noise Pop: An Evening with Kristin Hersh | Swedish American Hall  WIN
9:00 pm   Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa  $5
9:00 pm   Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight  FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
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